Archive for June, 2018

As Attacks Mount POTUS Trump Still Delivers: Pray for Unity

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has encouraged people to go out and harass, resist and push back against the Trump administration in restaurants and wherever they are found. Meanwhile Press Secretary Huckabee was kicked out of a restaurant; yet she remains fair and focused while being attacked for doing her job.

On the heels of several recent incidents, Congressman Waters has taken the reins of an already out of control political “resistance movement” in an attempt to solidify in the minds of the American people that there is nothing more to stand on but anger at the success of the Trump administration.

Notably along with WHPS Sanders, White House advisor Stephen Miller was called a fascist at a Mexican restaurant as he dined on June 17.

Also protesters from the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America harassed Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she was having a work dinner at a DC Mexican restaurant. The harassment got so bad that she was forced to leave.

Then the owner of the Red Hen asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant because she works for POTUS.

So Maxine Waters tried to justify her “resistance” actions by reading a list of things that Trump has said.

The difference between Congressman Waters and President Trump is that, while Congressman Waters is calling for incendiary resistance and not offering any solutions, President Trump does have solutions and is keeping his promises and getting as many results as possible from his position as President of the United States.

Just as he promised, to name a few:

• POTUS has appointed a Constitutional conservative to the Supreme Court.
• He has jumpstarted our economy and as a result we now have the lowest unemployment rate in recent history.
• He has signed an executive order to keep Immigrant children and their parents together.
• He has supported pro-life legislation and is undoubtedly the most pro-life president in recent history.
• He has upheld the religious freedom of all Americans.

Two wrongs don’t ever make a right so hurling insults at each other is not the most effective way for humans to communicate. There is a more excellent way.

“But desire earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.”
1 Corinthians 12:31

So, what can we as Americans do to help President Trump continue to make America great? We can pray; we can elect government officials who will affirm us rather than kill, traffic, abort, euthanize and harm anyone; elect officials who get results for life and help with the pursuit of happiness.

In 2016 I came to an agreement with my family members; no fighting over politics. Over the holidays I wrote a cookbook and also we engaged in the 6 steps for non-violent conflict resolution which emerged in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. This process works for reconciliation.

As human beings, we can change the way we interact with each other if we want to steer the proverbial train away from the current course that is otherwise assuredly going to end in unprecedented violence.

Pray for America and the world.

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Father Pavone Hails SCOTUS Decision on Free Speech

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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Date: June 26, 2018

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TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the Supreme Court’s decision in NIFLA vs. Becerra, which found that a California law requiring pregnancy care centers to tell clients that free and low-cost abortion is available elsewhere likely violates the First Amendment.

“It’s a great day for free speech, religious liberty and the pro-life movement,” Father Pavone said. “Perhaps laws like the one at the center of this case will fall out of favor in the pro-abortion camp because of the Court’s stance today.

“We have been confident all along that we would have victory in this case. Forcing pregnancy centers — that exist to prevent abortions – to advertise for abortion is like requiring Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to advertise for the liquor store down the street. It’s an insidious effort to make sure choice is eliminated and abortion is the only option. The Supreme Court acted in the best interest of all Americans today.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Important Juneteenth Message -Stop Selective Outrage!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Immigrant Children versus American Children

180619 blog imageIt seems as if overnight the world has been consumed with a new movement calling for an end to the separation of immigrant children from their mothers at the border, but have we forgotten our own children?

Every year thousands of American women, U.S. citizens, born and raised on this land, have been forcefully separated from their children and sent off to various prisons throughout the nation while their children fall under the jurisdiction of government agencies like the Department of Family and Children Services. In some cases, the women are lucky enough to have family that will take care of their children until they complete their prison terms, but what about American women who don’t have families willing to assume this responsibility?

Sometimes, women serving long prison sentences have their children adopted out, and the records are sealed, leaving mothers, once released from prison, at the start of a long and often unsuccessful journey to find their own flesh and blood. Where is the outrage over these children being separated from their mothers?

You might say that those being sent to jail have committed crimes and should be sent to prison. And you would be right. But just as it would be wrong to discard the crimes being committed by American women simply to keep them with their children, it is equally misguided to advocate discarding the crimes of those breaking the law to come into this country illegally just so families can be kept together. Tossing the law aside is not the answer. The answer lies in reform; reform of the immigration system and reform of the prison system.

The situation causing the “children being torn from the parents’ arms” lament was created by laws proposed and passed by Democrats. So, too, were many of the laws causing our current criminal justice crisis, including laws more heavily enforced on black offenders; private prisons that prioritize profit over humanity, and harsher sentences for first offenders.

Case in point: Angela Stanton, a young woman I have been mentoring for the last twelve years, is a national bestselling author and television personality for BET-HER’s new reality show “From the Bottom Up.” Before she found her recent success she spent some time in and out of Georgia prisons, involved in a life of crime with defamed reality TV star Phaedra Parks of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

On her last stint in lockup, she found herself handcuffed to a bed while giving birth to her fifth child, all while a sheriff’s deputy stood nearby, watching in amazement. Twenty-four hours later Angela was separated from her newborn and sent back to a cold cement block cell. Hemorrhaging, and with only three pads a day she improvised by using her white t-shirts as sanitary napkins and cleaning them by washing them out in the jail toilet. The experience of being separated from her child at birth left Angela depressed and suicidal.

There are even more children whom those outraged over immigrant children have kept silent about for decades – those who are ripped from their mother’s wombs in abortion. Where is the outrage over these children?

Who’s to blame for snatching American babies from the arms and wombs of their parents? We all are.

Our children are our future and we, as a society, need to do all we can to ensure they have the best chance at a good life. That best chance begins with the family.

As everyone across the country and throughout our government is focused on mothers and children, this is the moment to advocate for all babies. Clearly we need immigration reform, and just as clearly, we need prison reform. But the first change I would like to see is a nation that welcomes children across the border of the womb, rather than demanding the right to deny that child the rights he or she is entitled to as a member of the human family.

Today is Juneteenth and a great opportunity to begin to fight for the freedom of all those enslaved by unjust laws. Let’s work together to save all children. Their lives matter. Pray for America’s children too!

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Remembering Our Fathers on Father’s Day!

Friday, June 15th, 2018

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Fathers’ Day is Sunday and I miss my Dad. Rev. AD King who taught me to love everyone. When my uncle Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, in error, I tried to blame white people. Daddy said “no. we are all one race/one blood human beings. White people didn’t kill your uncle, the Devil did.”

Daddy was such a great father and a great family leader. I only wish I had gotten to spend more time with him. But I rejoice in the faith that he is resting in peace with our Heavenly Father.

Fathers’ Day also causes me to reflect on Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and husband of Mary. When faced with a new spouse, who was unexpectedly pregnant, unlike many fathers of today, Joseph embraced his new role of fatherhood and stepped up to the plate to take care of his family. He did not walk away from his responsibility, or worse, try to kill Jesus in Mary’s womb; unlike occurrences in our society today.

I’m blessed to know some other remarkable men who as role models are working to share the knowledge of what they have learned with other men around the country and the world.

One such person is Bishop Harry Jackson of The Hope Connection. He works helping men who have been in prison to re-integrate into the family and society. He understands the importance of the family and the role a father plays to give them a better chance in life. He has mounted a Fathers’ Day campaign to do just that. Please pray and fast with him beginning on June 17.

Kevin Burke is also working to improve the lives of fathers through the healing after abortion ministry, Rachel’s Vineyard and the Silent No More’s The Shockwaves of Abortion campaign which focuses on a different group each month with June being focused on healing fathers.

On the heels of Fathers’ Day we celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. In celebration of Juneteenth we’re continuing to cry out for justice for all Americans, born and unborn. Towards that goal, we ask you to join the movement by signing on to an open letter to Congressional members encouraging them to support The Prison Reform and Redemption Act (H.R. 3356).

As we celebrate Fathers’ Day let’s remember the important role all fathers play in the family and pray that all fathers will take their responsibilities seriously and help make the world a better place for everyone.

For those who are like me and your fathers have passed away, be encouraged. Our Father God still cares. And let’s pray for all fathers everywhere from the White House, to the court house, to the battlefield, to the jail house, to God’s house.

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STOP COUNTERPRODUCTIVE CONSUMPTION OF GRATUITOUS VERBAL AND VISUAL DIARRHEA

Friday, June 1st, 2018

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Last night I made a huge mistake and broke a cardinal rule of mine. While I should have been sleeping, I read a post about a weird anti-woman diatribe against Ivanka Trump. My mind was still reeling over the Rosanne debacle. The grim reaper of social divisiveness was at work big time.

All of the media attention – television, film, radio and social media – to the emotional tirades and strife filled content (intentional and unintentional) is currently jamming frequencies of healing, reconciliation and unity.

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On our radio show Changing Your Community Broadcast, my friend and cohost Emmanuel Boose makes some good points. We should not fan the flames of anarchy. Also, selective judgment is fake justice. If you’re going to clean house, be thorough. Talk about draining the swamp…

Can we PLEASE take a step back from political enmity and emotional tirades; stop taking the stealthy anti-Christ bait of strife and division; and try to love each other, not as color blind but as One Race/One Blood human beings?

Yes. I broke my own rule and ignored my own advice against consuming inflammatory verbal and visual garbage when I should be sleeping or praying:

Philippians 4: 6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

My rule: In the ongoing effort to overcome evil with good, it’s wise to avoid intake of a dietary overabundance of vitriol and divisive media driven cerebral dishes at odd hours. In other words, flooding your senses with negative and inflammatory reports early in the morning or late at night is bad for your overall health.

We are facing sensory diarrhea. Are we becoming so anti-everything that we are disrupting all that is good about humanity? Yes, people are dying prematurely. Yes, people are suffering. Yes, we need help. But devouring each other in strife won’t solve our problems. We need a spiritual antacid.

We need a good dose of reconciliation. It won’t hurt to take a bit of time and smell the roses. Promises are being kept from the White House [which lest we forget was built with free labor by our African ancestors].

Across the nation job rates are up, lower tax rates boost families and the economy, lower regulations stimulate growth, no longer punishing business, babies in the womb are safer, [in]justice overhaul is in progress. Let’s continue to Pray for America.

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