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courageous leadership

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Is there anything we need more at this moment than courageous leaders? The upcoming election is our opportunity to choose the direction of our nation will go. My prayer continues to be that we choose courageous leadership over greed, lies, racism, hatred and evil.

a lie is always a lie…

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We have a pathological, lying pig in the White House who is unable to even spell truth, much less, practice it. His open attacks on our democratic principles and values never cease, and his greed and hubris knows absolutely no limits.

The danger is not that a majority believes or supports this racist whore monger. The danger is  the constant barrage of lies, the unrelenting attacks on the norms of decency, and the never-ending pressing of the legal limits of our society.

Over time we can become worn down and actually begin to accept all of this as “normal.” We do so, however, at our peril. This must never be allowed to happen. We have to remember that a lie is always a lie.

“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it is accepted by the majority.”

 

helping evil win

“THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE WHO COULD HAVE ACTED, THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST, THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH.”                                                                                                   – Haile Selassie

All of us have the awesome responsibility to exercise our rights as citizens. I have long heard that we have the government we deserve. And I have now come to see exactly what that means.

We all need to step up and make our voices heard. We need to stand up and make sure our vote is counted. We cannot allow the plague of fear, hatred, and ultra-right nationalism to continue to spread. It’s up to us to stop the spread of this insidious infection.

And if we don’t, if we are too busy, too indifferent, too callous and uncaring, well… we will live in a country that has the government we deserve.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.

passive acceptance is cooperation

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says '"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.'

It is not enough to silently disagree with the corruption and evil of the current president and his administration. That silence gives tacit approval to the overt racism being spewed. That silence is seen by the predator-in-chief as acquiescence to concentration camps and draconian immigration policies.

We cannot allow our silence to be seen as support. We cannot allow our silence to encourage this cancerous evil in the white house.

Stand up. Speak out. Take action. Resist the evil that you see. In the end it is a spiritual matter.

Texas tent cities = Concentration Camps

It’s a concentration camp!

Let’s get real. The Trump administration is bragging about the policy of separating children from their parents seeking asylum. They claim it’s the law.

The truth is that it’s racism. The truth is that it’s a totally immoral policy supported by a Republican party who is fully complicit in this evil being perpetrated by the Predator of the United States.

We are closer to a white nationalist state than anytime in our history. Those supporting the separation of children from their parents at the border need to remember the Jews rounded up by Hitler. It didn’t start with the gas chambers.

We need to stop this madness right now. This is not the nation I have fought to protect.