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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Black Lives in the Womb Matter

As a teacher and a staunch observer of the political scene, one recent event particularly caught my attention. Educators at several schools in the Seattle Public School district held "Black Lives Matter at School" rallies. According to the Seattle Times,
About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education. 
Schools across the district held “Black Lives Matter at School” rallies before classes began for the day. Students, parents and teachers also wore stickers and buttons emblazoned with the “Black Lives Matter” slogan. 
The purpose of the day was to affirm that “black lives matter in the public schools,” according to organizers, who are members of Social Equality Educators, a group of educators within the Seattle teachers union.
This caused me to ponder, if such an event were organized at my school, how would I participate? Given that without a doubt, the most dangerous place on earth for a black American is in its mother's womb,

my attire would look something like this:

Given even the slightest notion of some institutionalized injustice perpetuated against what is all too often a foolish criminal thug, the ignorant fools who perpetuate the lies of Black Lives Matter are quick to cry "racism," but are seemingly blind to the greatest holocaust in the history of humanity.

The worldwide abortion machine is responsible for more human deaths than any other single event, institution, or army since the Great Flood. With Planned Parenthood leading the way, abortion is the leading cause of death among black Americans. Additionally, as Dr. Alveda King--MLK's niece--put it, "Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate." With nearly 18 million black babies killed by abortion since 1973 (the infamous Roe v. Wade decision), the number of black slaves in the womb far surpasses the number of American slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In spite of this, Black Lives Matter (BLM) officially formed an unholy alliance with the abortion industry. This is unsurprising given that BLM is led by those corrupted by liberalism. Of course, BLM is far from the only group that (supposedly) advocates for black Americans outside of the womb but ignores the most helpless and innocent black Americans.

In late 2014, the NAACP tweeted out a list of 76 "unarmed" black people killed by the police from 1999 to 2014. That amounts to about five deaths per year. Many on the list--such as Michael Brown--were guilty of crimes that led to their tragic encounter with police. Every year, over 360,000 unarmed black lives are killed in the womb by abortionists. The NAACP--what some now refer to as the "National Association for the Abortion of Colored People"--along with many other so-called "civil rights" organizations, has long advocated for the "right" to kill children in the womb.

Of course, these organizations are now little more than political arms of the Democrat Party. Modern democrats have never been more hostile to the most helpless and innocent Americans. Having abandoned the deceptive "safe, legal, and rare" argument in favor of abortion, democrats now want abortion legal at any moment during pregnancy, and free .(i.e., taxpayer funded)

At the final presidential debate, when asked by moderator Chris Wallace "how far the right to abortion goes," Hillary responded that late term, and the now illegal (and never necessary) partial-birth abortion, should be legal under any circumstances. In other words, Hillary is in favor of the gruesome practice of ripping fully developed second and third trimester babies to shreds. (See video here. Warning: it's well done but still traumatic.) What's more, she wants taxpayers to fund these heinous acts.

I've said this many times before, but it bears repeating: It is the height of hypocrisy for any politician to claim to stand up for the least of us, all the while ignoring the most innocent and helpless among us.

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Forget Tawdry Trump or Lyin’ Hillary; Vote for the Party Platform

It would bring me no sorrow to awaken tomorrow and find that Donald Trump has withdrawn as the GOP’s candidate in the race for President of the United States and has been replaced by Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Scott Walker or Bobby Jindal—even Mitt Romney—or nearly any other lukewarm body who has, in the last two decades, been at least as conservative as Keith Olbermann. (It seems Hillary’s team feared such a list.)

Of course, I’ve felt this way for well over a year now. As I wrote back in February warning GOP voters against nominating Trump:

Donald Trump is a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, casino magnate. He has been on every side of almost any political or moral issue you can imagine. Yeah, he's said some things that people like to hear, but what is there in his life that reveals that he will actually do what he says? He is “wise in his own eyes” and we should not be swayed by his cunning, craftiness, and deceitful scheming. Even the shallowest of political observers knows well that Washington, D.C. is one of the most difficult places in the world to remain a principled person. The temptations for corruption are rampant. What is there in Trump’s life that tells us that once he gets to D.C. he will act according to conservative principles? Nearly nothing. America should NOT gamble with Donald Trump.

In other words, I was not the least bit surprised to hear a decade-old recording of a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, presidential candidate do his best imitation of someone corrupted by liberalism. (One of the first things I said to my wife after hearing Trump’s vulgar comments: “He sounds like a liberal!”) However, unlike many conservatives—especially Christian conservatives—I never declared myself a “NeverTrumper.” And (like the highly regarded Dr. Michael Brown) I’m still not. However, I’ve also not committed to voting for Trump.

Nevertheless, I’m as certain as any human being can be that the next President of the United States is going to be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. If that is still the case when it comes time to cast my ballot, I almost certainly will vote for Mr. Trump. As Franklin Graham said after the Trump video was released:

The only hope for the United States is God. Our nation's many sins have permeated our society, leading us to where we are today. But as Christians we can't back down from our responsibility to remain engaged in the politics of our nation. On November 8th we will all have a choice to make. The two candidates have very different visions for the future of America. The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court. That impacts everything. There's no question, Trump and Clinton scandals might be news for the moment, but who they appoint to the Supreme Court will remake the fabric of our society for our children and our grandchildren, for generations to come.

One of the few things Mr. Trump has impressed me with are the two lists of potential Supreme Court nominees he’s released. How much Mr. Trump can be trusted actually to nominate a candidate from these lists is a matter worth weighing.

Another matter worth weighing: the platform of the Republican Party vs. that of the Democrat Party. Again, I’m not sure how much Donald Trump can be trusted to govern according to the soundly conservative platform of his (current) party—as another recently concluded, it’s likely Trump is merely renting out the Republican Party in pursuit of his ambitions—however, I know that I can trust Hillary to govern according the radically liberal platform of her party.

When it comes to which candidate to choose come election time, a considerable amount of attention should be paid to the platform of the political party the candidate represents. I long ago (in my twenties) abandoned the silly notion of “voting for the person” and not for the party.

The party matters because the platform of the party matters. Many a modern “Blue-Dog Democrat” has capitulated (remember Bart Stupak and Obamacare?) to the extreme liberalism of their party leaders (who determine the party platform). (Tellingly, Stupak voted with his party 96 percent of the time.) Older history provides a great lesson here.

As The Miracle and Magnificence of America reveals, in the middle of the nineteenth century, the anti-slavery platform of the newly formed Republican Party played no small role in the formation of the Confederate States of America. Every party platform since the creation of the Republican Party had forcefully denounced slavery. After the infamous Dred Scott ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857, the subsequent Republican platform strongly condemned the ruling and reaffirmed the right of Congress to ban slavery in the territories. Tellingly, the corresponding Democrat platform praised the Dred Scott ruling and condemned all efforts to end slavery in the U.S.

Throughout its secession document, South Carolina, the first state to secede from the U.S., repeatedly declared that they were leaving the U.S. in order to preserve the institution of slavery.

[A]n increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding [i.e., northern] states to the institution of slavery has led to a disregard of their obligations. . . . [T]hey have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery. . . . They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes [through the Underground Railroad]. . . . A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the states north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States [Abraham Lincoln] whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery.

“They” in the secession document refers to the Republican Party. The first GOP platform did not use the word “sin,” but instead declared polygamy and slavery “those twin relics of barbarism.” (Imagine that! An implied reference to marriage as the union of one man and one woman in the very first Republican platform!) Like every other state to secede, my home state of Georgia (the fifth state to leave the U.S.) also cited the election of Lincoln and the Republican Party:

A brief history of the rise, progress, and policy of anti-slavery and the political organization into whose hands the administration of the federal government has been committed [the republicans] will fully justify the pronounced verdict of the people of Georgia [who voted to secede]. The party of Lincoln, called the Republican Party under its present name and organization, is of recent origin. It is admitted to be an anti-slavery party…

In 1816, George Bourne, a renowned minister and abolitionist, published The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable, which “dealt at length with individual texts of Scripture, even as it leaned even harder on what Bourne obviously considered the humanitarian agreement of biblical and republican principles.” Bourne (rightly) considered slavery a sin and questioned whether those who owned slaves should be considered Christians.

Bourne wrote,

“Every man who holds Slaves and who pretends to be a Christian or a Republican, is either an incurable Idiot who cannot distinguish good from evil, or an obdurate sinner who resolutely defies every social, moral, and divine requisition…. Every ramification of the doctrine, that one rational creature can become the property of another, is totally repugnant to the rule of equity, the rights of nature, and the existence of civil society.”

The same argument that Bourne made regarding slavery can easily be made regarding abortion, homosexuality, and a perverse redefinition of marriage. For example, substitute “holds Slaves” with “supports abortion,” and then substitute “that one rational creature can become the property of another” with “that a child in the womb is a mere ‘choice.’” And like slavery, abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, and a perverse redefinition of marriage are “totally repugnant to the rule of equity, the rights of nature, and the existence of civil society.”

The 2016 Republican Party Platform has been hailed as “the most pro-life, pro-family ever.” On the contrary, as was the case with slavery, for decades now the platform of the modern Democrat Party has been dedicated to preserving the “right” to kill children in the womb. Add to that the commitment modern democrats have to undermining what God has revealed on sex, marriage, and the family, and it should be clear to any truth-loving American that the modern Democrat Party must be opposed at every turn. This will certainly be true come November 8.

(See a version of this column American Thinker.)

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tim Kaine's Abortion Distortions

No one should be surprised by this. It takes an immense amount of liberal-speak—double-talk, gibberish, propaganda, and outright lies—to attempt to justify the slaughter of children in the womb. Tuesday night, in his debate against Mike Pence, Tim Kaine, the Democrats’ nominee for Vice President, gave it his best effort.

Tim Kaine on the left, Mike Pence on the right.

During the debate, Kaine, a Catholic, reiterated his absurd and long-held position of, "I'm personally opposed to abortion, but I support a woman's right to choose." In order to make people feel okay about voting for a candidate who won't stand up for the defenseless, for decades now Democrats running for office have used the "personally opposed" argument when it comes to abortion.

Renowned Christian thinker, Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, satirically (and brilliantly) indicts the "personally opposed" position:

I am personally opposed to killing abortionists. However, inasmuch as my personal opposition to this practice is rooted in a sectarian (Catholic) religious belief in the sanctity of human life, I am unwilling to impose it on others who may, as a matter of conscience, take a different view. Of course, I am entirely in favor of policies aimed at removing the root causes of violence against abortionists. Indeed, I would go so far as to support mandatory one-week waiting periods, and even nonjudgmental counseling, for people who are contemplating the choice of killing an abortionist. I believe in policies that reduce the urgent need some people feel to kill abortionists while, at the same time, respecting the rights of conscience of my fellow citizens who believe that the killing of abortionists is sometimes a tragic necessity-not a good, but a lesser evil. In short, I am moderately pro-choice.

Do you suppose Senator Kaine "personally opposes" slavery? I wonder if his car is adorned with the bumper sticker, "Don't like slavery? Then don't own a slave." According to Mr. Kaine's logic, Jeffrey Dhamer’s cannibalism was just a "dietary choice;" Hitler and Stalin's genocide was merely a “demographics choice;” and as they execute apostates, members of ISIS are only exercising their "right" to religious liberty.

As National Review's Kevin Williamson points out, Tim Kaine's abortion argument (like countless others before him, and no-doubt—until we all stand face-to-face with the Eternal Truth—countless more after him) "is incoherent and indefensible; it is, in fact, illiterate." The word "incoherent" came to my mind when Senator Kaine declared, "That’s what we ought to be doing in public life: living our lives of faith or motivation with enthusiasm and excitement, convincing each other, dialoguing with each other about important moral issues of the day. But on fundamental issues of morality, we should let women make their own decisions."

When it comes to the morality of life, we as a society often stop people from "making their own decisions." What's more, we often "discriminate" when we do so. For over a year now, my family has wished that someone would have stopped the drug-impaired man who, "making his own decision," got behind the wheel of his truck and struck and killed my beloved father-in-law.

Senator Kaine also declared, "We really feel like you should live fully and with enthusiasm in the commands of your faith, but it is not the role of the public servant to mandate that for everybody else." Kaine seems perilously close to another "incoherent and indefensible" argument: the old tried and untrue, "We shouldn't legislate morality!" As I've noted more than once, all law is rooted in someone's idea of morality. And as I put it in 2013, "It is absurd and ignorant to lament conservative Christian efforts when it comes to abortion, marriage, and so on as some attempt to 'legislate morality.' The other side is attempting the very same thing!"

Mr. Kaine seems stunningly blind to the fact that, whether through the courts or through legislation, the left has long been "mandating for everyone else." Whether abortion, homosexuality, a perverse redefinition of marriage, transgenderism, and so on, for decades the "public servants" on the American left have used the power of the U.S. legal system—with the threat of fines, jail, and other similar punishments—to enact and enforce, in other words, to "mandate," the (im)moral agenda of modern liberalism.

Bakers, florists, photographers, wedding hosts, conservative U.S. States, and the like have suffered under our legal system due to their Christian views on marriage and homosexuality. In addition, those corrupted by liberalism in the corporate and entertainment industries (especially the sports entertainment industry) have joined their perverse pals in legislatures and the courts in punishing those who hold to what the Bible reveals on marriage, sex, gender, the family, and so on. So much for allowing those with whom we disagree to "live fully and with enthusiasm in the commands of [their] faith."

Mr. Kaine seems to have no problem allowing his faith to inform his decision-making as a professional when it comes to the death penalty. As the Daily Beast recently pointed out,

Over the course of his career, Kaine didn’t just oppose the death penalty; he worked to prevent executions by representing men facing death because they committed murders...Since his first days as a lawyer, Kaine has put in hundreds of hours, for free, to get murderers off death row. His first, formative case was [Richard Lee] Whitley's, who confessed to slashing the throat of a 63-year-old woman living in his Fairfax County neighborhood and then using two umbrellas to sexually assault her.

At first, Kaine said no to defending Whitley, but then his selective hypocrite radar went off.

"But then it kind of worked on me that I had said no because my feeling is, well, I say I’m against the death penalty," Kaine told the Virginian-Pilot for a 2005 profile. "If I say that’s my belief but I say, 'Nah, I’m not going to do it,' then I’m a hypocrite."

Kaine ended up putting in about 1,000 hours for Whitley, who would eventually—and justly—be executed. After Whitley's just sentence was carried out, Kaine declared, "Murder is wrong in the gulag, in Afghanistan, in Soweto, in the mountains of Guatemala, in Fairfax County... and even the Spring Street Penitentiary." Liberal logic at its finest: executing a throat-slashing rapist is "murder," but killing the most innocent and defenseless among us is a "choice."

"And he cited his faith," the Daily Beast adds, then quotes Kaine concluding: "I think it’s outrageous that there is the death penalty. It's not the biggest outrage in the world, but it's one of a number of outrageous [things] where people don’t appropriately value the sanctity of human life." Again, according to Kaine's twisted logic we should "value" the life of murderers (who themselves have shown a callous disregard for human life), but not the unborn. Amazing.

And notice what's absent from Kaine's personal "pro-life" activism? For a man who's "personally opposed" to abortion, other than not having an abortion himself (If liberals think men can have babies, can't they also have an abortion?), Mr. Kaine seems to have done almost nothing to help the plight of the unborn. In his mind, he’s a “hypocrite” for not standing up for murderers, but that doesn’t apply when it comes to the unborn. Again, amazing. Sadly, it seems Kaine has done a wonderful job of humanizing the worst among us and dehumanizing the least among us.

Lastly, Kaine's notion that, if Donald Trump has his way, women who have abortions will face legal consequences ignores the fact that, when abortion was illegal across the U.S., the law targeted abortionists, not pregnant women. State laws treated women as the second "victim" of abortion.

As Williamson concludes, when it comes to abortion, Tim Kaine is an intellectual mess and a moral coward, and as Matt Walsh puts it, a heretic as well. In other words, he's the perfect candidate to run alongside Hillary Clinton.

(See this column at American Thinker.)

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Sunday, October 2, 2016

If You Missed Church Today, Here You Are:

If you missed church today (as we did), watch the videos below in the order presented. If you do this, you'll feel better about life.

Hillsong's "Oceans" (~7.75 minutes):

Greg Laurie on "What the Bible Says About Sex and Marriage" (~52 minutes):

Chris Tomlin "Whom Shall I Fear" (~5.5 minutes):

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Powerful New Ad Highlights Democrat's Abortion Extremism

A new pro-life ad by March For Life Action is airing in Pennsylvania and Ohio. It features only women and very effectively reveals the abortion extremism of the Democrat Party. See it for yourself:

In spite of the clear and indisputable science of life in the womb, many Americans still support killing children in the womb. However, a large majority of Americans don't support the radical pro-abortion extremism of the modern Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton supports the "right" to kill children at any stage of their life in the womb. The video below (which is changing the minds of many who view it) illustrates well just exactly what Hillary supports:

Democrats not only support this barbarism, they believe that you--no matter your position on the matter--should pay for such "procedures." "Procedure"--that's a nice word isn't it? In spite of their rabid support for these executions, when national elections are on the line, Democrats can't even bring themselves to utter the word "abortion." They would rather say things like "right to choose" or "family planning." In other words, they would rather say almost anything than to say what they really support. Such deception is standard operating procedure for the political party that once defended the "right" of Americans to own slaves.

Kudos to March For Life Action for helping to spread truth.

Trevor Thomas

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On Marriage and Gender, Where’s the FCA?

A wise pastor, whose name I’ve forgotten, once said, “If you want to know what to preach about, find out what sin with which your congregation is struggling.” Or, as I noted after the infamous Obergefell ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legally redefined the oldest institution in the history of humanity, pastors, as they prepare their sermons, should always be asking, “Where is the enemy at work in attempting to deceive my congregation?”

Likewise, any organization devoted to the works of Jesus Christ—or seeking to “impact the world for Jesus Christ”—should be well prepared to confront the popular lies that seek to undermine the eternal truths of our Creator. I’m no longer directly active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and thus I’m not privy to what is happening at the local level of the FCA in my area. However, with the widespread efforts of athletic organizations across the U.S.—at the high school, collegiate, and professional level—in support of the homosexual agenda, I’m very disappointed not to hear national FCA leaders speak truth to a nation that desperately needs to hear it.

Whether same-sex “marriage,” the “right” for men to dress as women and use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, and the like, everyone from the NFL to the NBA, NCAA, ACC, ESPN—and virtually any other three-to-four letter combinations that represent organizations devoted to making money off of athletics—has recently and enthusiastically embraced positions that are diametrically opposed to what Christianity teaches on these grave matters.

Of course, this deception is not limited to the world of sports. Virtually every facet of the entertainment industry has set itself in opposition to the Word of God when it comes to marriage, family, sex, and sexuality. And as virtually any sentient American knows, the lies of the homosexual agenda have been embraced by the highest components of the U.S. government and are cemented into the platform of the Democrat Party.

Christians who know the truth but choose to remain silent need to recall the words of Mordecai to his cousin Esther (paraphrased):

Do not think that if you remain silent in this matter you will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from someone else. And who knows but that you have come to your influential position for such a time as this?

The North Carolina GOP hasn’t remained silent. After the NCAA’s recent ignorant and foolish decision to punish the state of North Carolina for its common sense legal response to the city of Charlotte’s perverse “bathroom bill,” NCGOP spokeswoman Kami Mueller declared,

This is so absurd it’s almost comical. I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men’s and women’s teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams. Under the NCAA’s logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms. This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women’s team? 
I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor. Perhaps the NCAA should stop with their political peacocking — and instead focus their energies on making sure our nation’s collegiate athletes are safe, both on and off the field.

Franklin Graham let his influential voice be heard as well. After the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Council of Presidents voted to move sports championships out of North Carolina, highlighting the glaring hypocrisy of the ACC and NCAA, Rev. Graham wrote:

As a lifelong resident of North Carolina and current CEO and president of two organizations employing nearly 1,500 North Carolinians, I am saddened—even outraged—by the vote of the ACC Council of Presidents to move conference championships from our state in protest of legislation requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender. 
While I recognize this legislation—and legislation like it in other states—is complicated by society’s continued blurring of the lines of gender and sexual identity, I also recognize the profound hypocrisy of the ACC, the NCAA and other companies and organizations who are making calculated business decisions disguised as moral outrage. 
For example, the football championship game your conference voted to move from Charlotte in December is called the “Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship.” Dr. Pepper and its parent company, Cadbury Schweppes and Carlyle Group, proudly sell their products in countries where homosexuality is illegal. Will the ACC drop its title sponsor? And why isn’t the LGBT community demanding you sever ties with such a “bigoted” corporate sponsor? 
Currently, LGBT relationships are illegal in more than 70 countries—including 10 where homosexuality is punishable by death. Dr. Pepper is often bottled under contract by Coca-Cola bottlers—yet Coca-Cola conducts business in virtually every nation on earth, including nearly every country where homosexuality is currently criminalized. Can your conference continue to tolerate that?

However, there’s nothing like this from the FCA, nor from prominent members of the FCA (you know who you are) whose words would hold powerful sway over a nation that is obsessed with celebrity.

The “Statement of Faith” of the FCA is biblically sound and strongly evangelical in its tone. The opening part of the statement declares, “We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.” The statement later declares, “We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.” The FCA Vision is “To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.”

If one believes the Bible is the “Word of God,” then one must conclude that—as the Bible clearly reveals—a person cannot “live a godly life” while unrepentantly engaging in homosexual activity. Likewise, if one believes the Bible is the “Word of God,” one cannot accept that a human being who mutilates his body in order to live the perverse fantasy that he is the opposite gender is living “a godly life.”

To “impact the world for Jesus Christ” is to tell the truth in these matters. As I’ve noted before, one of the greatest acts of love a Christian can perform—especially in our culture today—is telling the world unpopular truths. Right now, homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” and transgenderism are pretty popular. This is especially the case in the “Wide-Wide World of Sports.” The national leaders (official and unofficial) of the FCA should not need to take cues from Franklin Graham, the GOP, or anyone else, in how to battle the lies of the homosexual agenda.

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Does Omar Mateen Fit in Hillary's "Basket of Deplorables?"

I wonder if Hillary has room in her "basket of deplorables" for radical Islamist Omar Mateen. In case you've forgotten, Mateen was the Allah-praising, ISIS-pledging Islamist who shot up a homosexual night-club in Orlando killing 49 Americans.

Also recall that Mateen was a registered Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton for U.S. President. Also recall that Mateen's father was recently spotted at a Hillary rally where he showed off his own elaborate personally made pro-Hillary sign:

The elder Mateen is a supporter of the Taliban who ran for president of Afghanistan in 2015. It makes one wonder how many other Islamists are "in the basket" for Hillary Clinton.

Whatever is the case, it seems lost on Hillary that a significant portion (perhaps even a sizable majority) of Trump's supporters are voting for him, not because they are strongly behind his candidacy, but simply because they find her much more "deplorable" than they do him.

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Friday, September 9, 2016

Beware the Homosexual Enablers

This is what happens when a culture stops calling evil what it is. 

As Life Site News recently reported:
A homosexual elementary school teacher, who was "married" to another man, killed himself and his "husband" in an apparent murder-suicide after the two were allegedly caught having inappropriate contact with students, according to Dakota County court documents. 
Forty-year-old Aric Babbitt and 36-year-old Matthew Deyo were under investigation for regularly taking adolescent boys on overnight trips, specifically boys who identified as possibly gay, with parental approval, even though the men were openly homosexual.

According to court records, Babbitt assured parents that he was "mentoring" their children, and when questioned about inappropriate gifts he gave them, such as underwear and skimpy yoga shorts, Babbitt told the parents that they wouldn't understand because "It's a gay thing."
Babbitt's father, Dana Babbitt, was superintendent of the South St. Paul (MN) school district from 2003 to 2007. Aric Babbitt taught at Lincoln Center Elementary, a school in the South St. Paul district. According to the Duluth News Tribune, "Babbitt had been a teacher at the elementary school since 2002 and had taught grades 1, 2, 5 and 6. He was supposed to teach fourth grade this school year." 

After the death of his son and the other pederast, Dana Babbitt said, 
Our families want to express the sincere grief and sadness we are feeling for the innocent people affected by the actions of Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo. We are devastated by the pain and suffering they have caused, and we pray for the healing of those families involved.
The perverse "actions" by Babbitt and Deyo included taking nude pictures together with the (high school age) students, showing students pornography, giving them alcohol and marijuana, providing "massages" to students, taking them to gay pride events, buying porn subscriptions for them to post their own naked photos online, and telling them to communicate via social media without their parents' knowledge. Babbitt and Deyo also planted a hidden camera in their bathroom and encouraged visiting boys to masturbate there.

Given the length of his teaching career, there's no telling how many boys Babbitt molested, corrupted, or otherwise victimized. What's more, given the desire to push the acceptance of all things homosexual upon our culture, it seems very likely that Babbitt's school district was an enabler of his perversions. Any investigation of Babbitt and Mayo's "activities" must include a hard look at the role the South St. Paul school district played in Babbitt and Mayo's crimes.

This incident is not merely anecdotal. As Peter LaBarbera explains, "Pederasty --sex between men and boys-- has long been a part of male homosexuality. A new study by world renowned psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh and Johns Hopkins University scholar Lawrence Mayer finds that homosexuals are 'two to three times more likely to have experienced childhood sexual abuse.'" Government schools are fertile grounds for homosexual predators. This is especially the case given how this godless institution has embraced the homosexual agenda. Parents be warned.

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Donald Trump and Dwyane Wade Are Both Wrong—and Colin Kaepernick is Foolishly Ignorant

As I’ve noted before, the most dangerous places in America are the places where liberals reign supreme—large U.S. cities. The city of Chicago is infamously a significant part of this violence. Tellingly, 80 percent of the shootings in Chicago are classified as gang-related. And what is one of the most common traits among American gang members? Broken families—especially those involving fatherless homes.

Yet, in a foolish tweet that followed the tragic death of Nykea Aldridge (Dwyane Wade’s cousin) in Chicago—another victim of senseless gang violence—where Donald Trump brazenly (and in all likelihood wrongly) declared that “African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP,” he failed to make note of the breakdown of the family. It seems to me if one is going to politicize a violent death (something Obama and his minions have done often, including this incident) one should do so in an intelligent manner.

If Mr. Trump wants to endear himself to black Americans who have long suffered under the policies of Democrats, he should regularly and loudly point out how complicit is the party of liberalism in the destruction of the black family and how this destruction has led to the violence that is killing literally thousands of black Americans annually.

Likewise, after the death of his cousin, Dwyane Wade decided to have a “conversation” about the violence that plagues Chicago and other urban areas in America. Several of Wade’s cohorts from the elite world of professional athletics participated in the discussion, and ESPN hosted. There were many mentions of “gun violence” but not one mention of the breakdown of the family. There was also the mention of “mentoring.” I wonder how many of the athletes featured in this discussion actually “mentor” their own children—you know, by having a faithful marriage to the mother of their children.

And how many of these athletes are practicing what they preach by not fathering children out of wedlock? Surely such “men of conversation” are aware that children born out of wedlock are much more likely to embark on a life of thuggery and violence. Until the real problems that result in gangs and violence are addressed, these “conversations” are an embarrassing waste of time.

Speaking of athletes who waste their time, any athlete who expends any amount of time and energy perpetuating the lie that is the narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement may as well lose themselves on the interstate while driving to their stadium. Yes, Colin Kaepernick, that means you. If Mr. Kaepernick wants to sit in protest—even against the nation that has afforded him so much— fine, but at least find a worthy cause.

After being questioned about his decision to sit while the national anthem was being played prior to the start of the most recent San Francisco 49ers pre-season football game, Kaepernick stated, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

I think it’s fair to conclude that Mr. Kaepernick has completely swallowed the lies of Black Lives Matter. As has been frequently documented recently, the vast majority of the “bodies in the street” to which Mr. Kaepernick refers are the result of young black American males killing other young black American males. And again we come back to the breakdown of the family.

When are these athletes going to stand up for marriage and the family? Where’s the chorus of those who will join with the likes of the NFL’s Ben Watson and speak eternal truth to a nation that is desperate for it? And if one wants to protest a flag, why not protest the rainbow flag of the perverse homosexual agenda? (Do you think those in the media, or the NFL, who support Kaepernick’s right to protest the U.S. national anthem would be so accommodating if he stood against the homosexual agenda?) Where were the player protests when the NFL threatened the state of Georgia (a threat to which the governor of Georgia cowardly succumbed) when a tame religious liberty bill was being considered? Woe to those who stand up (or sit down) for lies but are silent when the truth is under assault!

Furthermore, as I note in my recently published book The Miracle and Magnificence of America, the United States of America has been one of the greatest instruments for good the world has ever known—a fact about which Mr. Kaepernick demonstrates stunning ignorance.

With our military might, we have been an unequaled force for freedom and liberty around the world. We have liberated millions and defended millions more. For every human being enslaved in America, hundreds-of-millions more have been freed due to the brave and selfless efforts of Americans.

America is the most generous nation the world has ever known. Americans account for nearly half of all the charitable giving in the world. The vast majority of these contributions are private, not government, funds. Whether wars or hurricanes, floods or famines, earthquakes or tsunamis, with our abundant human, natural, and technological resources, time and again Americans have come to the aid of their neighbors around the world.

In addition, according to Mark Tooley, “America accepts more immigrants, about a million legally every year, than any other nation and, by some measures, than all other nations combined. America permanently resettles more refugees than any other nation.” Most importantly, the U.S. sends out more Christian missionaries than any other nation, nearly tripling the second place nation, Brazil.

In other words, Mr. Kaepernick, the United States of America, the nation in which you (and countless others like you) became rich and famous, has given you little reason to protest—much less reason than any other nation in the history of the world.

(See this column at American Thinker.)

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the brand new book The Miracle and Magnificence of America

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Why Should Obama Care About the Babies Dying in Aleppo?

Yesterday, the notoriously left-wing rag The New Yorker published a piece entitled "THE BABIES ARE DYING IN ALEPPO". The piece includes the now famous photo of Omran Daqneesh, the five year-old Syrian boy who was videoed bloody, dusty, and apparently shell-shocked in the back of an ambulance after being rescued from a bombed-out building in Aleppo.

The New Yorker piece points out that Omran Daqneesh is far from the only child who's suffered as the result of the complicated civil war waged by various Islamists in Syria. It begins:
Last month, four newborns in incubators fought for their lives in a small hospital in Aleppo, the besieged Syrian city. Then a bomb hit the hospital and cut off power—and oxygen to the incubators. The babies suffocated. In a joint letter to President Obama this month, fifteen doctors described the infants’ deaths: “Gasping for air, their lives ended before they had really begun.” The doctors are among the last few in the eastern part of Aleppo, the historic former commercial center where a hundred thousand children are now trapped. 
“Young children are sometimes brought into our emergency rooms so badly injured that we have to prioritize those with better chances, or simply don’t have the equipment to help them,” the doctors wrote. Only a trickle of food is making it through a land blockade imposed by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “Whether we live or die seems to be dependent on the ebbs and flows of the battlefield,” the doctors said. “For five years, we have faced death from above”—bombs—“on a daily basis. But we now face death from all around.”
The letter from the Aleppo doctors was an attempt to get the U.S. to intervene on behalf of the Syrians. "We do not need tears or sympathy or even prayers," read the letter. "We need your action. Prove that you are the friend of Syrians." These Syrians don't know our president very well. Using children--even newborn children--who face a serious threat of death does little to move the steel-will of our uber-liberal Commander-in-Chief. As I noted years ago (before he was ever elected U.S. President), Barack Obama is so devoted to modern American liberalism that he refused to stand up for infants born alive after an attempted abortion.

In spite of the clear evidence of life in the womb that videos like this provide, Obama and those who share his worldview continue to ignore sound science and morality when it comes to the most innocent and vulnerable human beings. So, sorry Syria. When we have a U.S. President who cares about babies dying in the womb, maybe then you can appeal to America about babies dying in Aleppo.

Copyright 2016, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of The Miracle and Magnificence of America