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#BLOTUS at the UN (part II)

This snapshot of those listening to Trump’s speech at the UN is priceless. It really does capture the moment better than words. This is what happens when a “dotard” gets to play in public.

God so loved the WORLD

White nationalism is far more than just un-American. It is also un-Christian.

There is no room for race supremacy in the Christian faith. Any white nationalists claiming to be followers of Jesus Christ are liars and the truth is not in them.

Christians need to speak out against all racist values at every opportunity.  I think this also holds true for nationalism, as well. The gospel of John doesn’t say God so loved the United States so much …It says, “God so loved the world.”

cloaked in patriotism

This was written over 80 years ago. It was true then. It is true now. The only difference is that now it is here.

I am always amazed that we cannot tell the difference between patriotism and faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are not the same, and in fact, are polar opposite one another.

massively wrong

I again find myself in agreement with Senator Sanders. Such massive economic inequality cannot be good for our nation. It rips apart any sense of community, and promotes a financial elite that hearkens back to an feudal era where obscenely rich oligarchs lived off the backs of peasants and serfs

This isn’t the American dream. This is not the nation I want.  And I doubt it’s the nation we want to leave to our children and our grandchildren.

wasting food in a hungry world

Food waste is a matter of life and death.

Wasting food does not directly cause members of our family to die. But, make no mistake, it is a contributing factor.

We daily waste enough food to keep entire families alive. And the saddest part of that is we never even give it a thought.

Wasting food in a world of hunger is one more sign of our lack of community and our lack of caring for one another.

One step toward ending hunger in our lifetime is to be more mindful of our wasteful patterns of consumption. We all need to waste less food.

a better distribution of wealth

I am not sure about democratic socialism. The sound of that is enough to cause me pause. History has taught us that socialism is a term and political system we all must fear.

But, I have no problem agreeing with both Dr. King and the Honorable Mr. Sanders. They are absolutely correct in calling for a better distribution of wealth for all of God’s children.

Income inequality in our country continues to grow, and the ever-widening chasm between the obscenely rich and the desperately poor is the most dangerous divide our nation faces. This is a clear and present danger that is actually far more frightening than the term socialism.