Category Archives: 1st Amendment

Media BiASSED:

Media Freak-Out: Trump EPA Pick an ‘Environmental Disaster,’ ‘Arsonist’

 

On Thursday morning, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning were in full panic mode over Donald Trump nominating Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, labeling him an “environmental disaster” and the equivalent of “putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”

CNN Frets ‘Hardliners,’ ‘Climate Change Denier,’ ‘Militarization’ in Trump Cabinet

 

On Thursday, CNN’s New Day began the show by immediately hitting the incoming Donald Trump transition from the left, seeing “more hardliners” and a “climate change denier” being appointed to the administration, and fretting over its “militarization” because of the selection of “another general.” The news network also forwarded fearmongering from an unnamed former Barack Obama aide who charged that Trump’s selection for EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, would be “an existential threat to the planet.”

Chris Cuomo Sneers: Climate Change Skepticism Like Opposing Interracial Marriage

 

New Day co-anchor Chris Cuomo on Thursday continued the media freak out over Donald Trump picking a climate change doubter to run the Environmental Protection Agency. He even outrageously compared those with similar beliefs to past opposition of interracial marriage.

Nets Fret Trump’s Labor Department Pick Is Part of ‘War on Labor’

 

Another day another leftist freak-out over an appointment by President-Elect Donald Trump from the Big Three networks. The liberal outrage Thursday was over Trump’s selection of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to head up the Labor Department. “Continuing on the workers’ front, Mr. Trump named as his new labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, a fast-food chain CEO and anti-regulation crusader who says raising the minimum wage is bad for business,” reported Dean Reynolds on CBS Evening News.

CNN’s Zakaria Suggests Terror Threat ‘Trivial’ in US

 

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday’s New Day to talk about his CNN special on President Barack Obama, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria dismissively suggested that the number of people killed by terrorism in the U.S. in the past decade is “trivial,” and recalled that President Obama has a history of pointing out that “more Americans drown in their bathtubs every year than are killed by international terrorists.”

WashPost Religion Columnist Attacks Evangelicals for ‘Dangerous’ Lack of Trust in the Mainstream Media

 

The escalation against conservatives continued on Thursday in an online Washington Post column by Sarah Pulliam Bailey that sought to connect the distrust in the mainstream media on the right to the rise of fake news that’s made for “dangerous” consequences like the false story that’s become known as Pizzagate.

The View Crew Brags They Don’t Share ‘Fake News:’ Really?

 

On Wednesday’s The View, the notoriously biased panel touted their trustworthy reputations, in a completely unironic segment. While discussing ‘fake news,’ the panel contrasted right-leaning media website Breitbart with the “news” they give on The View. The most radically left hosts, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg, gushed over their own credibility, touting that any facts they give are “fact-checked” by ABC News.

SIMPLY AWFUL:

 

Hollyweird has heated up their war on everyday Americans with the release of “Miss Sloane“.  Starring the Hillary Clinton foot-licker Jessica Chastain, the flick portrays her as a high-powered lobbyist battling the evil National Rifle Association on a bill to ban private gun sales nationwide.  The film, aside from its political polemic aspects attacking America’s oldest civil rights organization with over five million dues paying members, sucks.

Source: SIMPLY AWFUL: Anti-Gun Polemic “Miss Sloane” | GunsSaveLife.com

Trusting in Chariots

Trusting in Chariots

December 9

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD”(Isa 31:1).

It is human nature to want to use whatever means available to us to succeed. However, a conflict

arises when we place our total trust in ourselves instead of God. The idea of maintaining a proper balance between trust and obedience to God versus placing an over dependence upon our natural skill and resources has created problems since Genesis. We are prone to build strong defenses through our natural gifts to avoid failure and use all of our might to be successful in our endeavors. However, this can often be done at the expense of the supernatural in our lives. When it comes to receiving from God, it is important we don’t make the same mistake Moses made when God told him to speak to the rock in order to receive water for the people. Instead, He struck the rock and failed to enter the Promised Land. The people of Israel often fell back to trusting in their own abilities and God had to send a reproof into their lives.

How do we avoid the trap and maintain a proper balance between the natural and the spiritual? The rule of thumb is to submit every activity to God and use your skill as God directs you. Be sensitive to God’s leading in all your activities. Avoid trying to build resources for the sake of insulating yourself against calamity which is rooted in fear.

Finally, follow Solomon’s advice: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Prov 3:5-6).

 

The First and Last Word

December 9
The First and Last Word
Hosea 14
“… for in you the fatherless find compassion.” (v. 3)

Repentance is commonly thought of as simply an acknowledgment and confession of sin. But the repentance God desires of us is not only contrition for particular sins; it is a daily attitude, an ongoing perspective. Martin Luther started the Reformation when he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle church at Wittenburg, and the very first of his statements read thus: “When our Lord Jesus Christ said ‘repent’ He willed that the entire life of believers be one of repentance.” Note that — “the entire life of believers.” Repentance is not a one-time act, it is a process — the process by which we see ourselves day by day as we really are: sinful, needy, dependent people.
It is the process by which we see God as He is: awesome, majestic and holy. Repentance is the ultimate surrender of self. The call to repentance is one of the most consistent themes of the Bible. We must be aware that no matter how radical our repentance at conversion, sinful tendencies remain in varying degrees. Constantly we need to recognize that our carnal nature may surface at any time to disagree with God. We will never be able in move into a deep relationship with God unless we maintain an attitude of repentance. “Every bit of growth in the Christian life,” said one theologian, “is based on the re-enactment of the original redemptive occurrence.” By that he meant that the way we came into the Christian life is the way we continue in it — by repentance. Repentance is the first word of the gospel — and the last.
Thank You, Father, for spelling out for me the truth that repentance is not merely an act but an attitude. From now on and by Your grace may this forever be the attitude of my soul. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
For Further Study
1. What did Paul urge the Romans to do?
2. What was Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians?