Category Archives: 1st Amendment

Media BiASSed: Daily Dose of Crap…

1. Exploiting Vegas: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda 5 to 1

 

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks wasted little time in exploiting the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda. In just six days (October 2 through October 8) of coverage, the networks filled their evening and morning show programs with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of roughly 5 to 1.

2. CNN Media Panel: ‘Autocrat’ Trump Violating First Amendment and Should Be Removed

 

CNN’s un-Reliable Sources went off the rails Sunday as media preacher Brian Stelter dedicated part of his sermon to attacking President Trump for slamming NBC News. “These next words from President Trump, this tweet I’m about to show you, these are not the words of a western democratic leader, they’re the word of an autocrat,” he declared.

3. Van Jones: Trump ‘Willing’ to Have Americans Die ‘to Get His Way’

 

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that made it easier for small and medium-size businesses to band together in order to buy health insurance as a group and get a better rate. The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) found that idea abhorrent and smeared it as a threat to Obama’s legacy. The hyperbole continued during ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where CNN’s Van Jones claimed Trump had no regard for the well being of Americans.

4. ‘Hawkish’ Trump Rejects Nuclear Deal, Nets Side With ‘Moderate’ Iran

 

During special coverage of President Trump’s Friday speech announcing his decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, the broadcast networks all agreed that the American commander-in-chief was being “hawkish” and “fierce” against the “very moderate” Iranian regime, even declaring that the decision “has isolated the United States.”

5. Womp, Womp! CNN’s Amanpour Is Not Happy Trump Could Withdraw U.S. from Iran Nuclear Deal

 

On Friday afternoon, CNN didn’t take too well to President Trump’s speech decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but it was CNN International host Christiane Amanpour who was the hardest hit, bemoaning the President correctly asserting Iran as evil and arguing that all this will make Israel and the U.S. far less safe.

6. SNL Mocks ‘Kellywise’ Conway as Evil Clown from Horror Film ‘IT’

 

After taking a week to slam alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s Saturday Night Live poured great detail into a skit that mocked White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as a loon and for her makeup. In a skit resembling the hit movie remake of Stephen King’s “IT,” comedian Alex Moffat played CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was being lured into the sewer by Kate McKinnon, who played Kellyanne Conway.

7. Wash Post: Yeah, Weinstein Was a Monster, But Such Great Movies!

 

The Washington Post offered a double dose of creepy on Friday as film critic Ann Hornaday called out Harvey Weinstein as a monster, but one who made such “important” films. She also praised a film on the man who created Wonder Woman. It’s a great “love story” about a man, his wife, the other woman and the sex bondage they all loved!

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Work to Play, Work to Acquire

Work to Play, Work to Acquire

October 16

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:3-4).

A popular TV commercial comes on the screen raising the question of why the viewer works long hours while showing beautiful pictures of a luxurious car. The message was clear. We work in order to acquire.

Another TV commercial comes on showing beautiful aqua blue ocean waves and an attractive couple lounging on the white sandy beaches. “Come to Jamaica says the voice.” The message from this commercial is that a vacation to Jamaica is the ultimate reward for your work.

There are many motivations for work. Some might say it is simply to put food on the table. George Barna, the American researcher on religious habits, found disturbing results from his study on the motivations of many Christians in American society. “We are not a society that simply enjoys its time off. We are driven by our leisure appetites. It is increasingly common to hear of people turning down job offers because the hours or other responsibilities would interfere with their hobbies, fitness regimens and other free time activities. Even our spending habits show that playing has become a major priority. The average household spends more money on entertainment than it does clothing, health care, furniture or gasoline.”

His study also found that many people define success in surprisingly non-Christian terms: He found that 66% of Americans define success in life as the acquisition of sufficient money, education, material possessions or career prestige; only 7 percent related success to their faith condition and its influence upon their life. “The Christian Church has stagnated, largely due to its comfort with routines and rituals that are neither challenging nor relevant for millions of people,” said Barna.*

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why do I work?”

Jesus had a work to do that was given to Him by His Heavenly Father. You too have a work you are called to do. Ask God to give you a renewed sense of the work you are called to do today.

*George Barna, Boiling Point, Regal Books, Ventura, CA p. 223, 2001

What peace is not

October 16
What peace is not
2 Thessalonians 3
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way …” (v.16)

It will be easier to bring out the true character of peace if we seek to show how it differs from other states of mind with which it has a superficial resemblance.
Firstly, peace is not passivity. Some people are abnormally unreactive by temperament. Their natures are bovine — slow like an ox. They just seem to let the world wash by and take no resolute attitude to life at all. It is possible to look at someone with a temperament like this and conclude that they are manifesting the fruit of the Spirit. But passivity is as far removed from peace as chalk is from cheese. One is natural, the other supernatural.
Again, peace is not mental gymnastics. Today’s world is full of “mind-healers” who promise that if you attend their seminars or enroll in their courses, they will give you the poise and integration you always wanted. An advertisement says: “Let us show you how to achieve peace of mind.” The phrase “peace of mind” in itself reveals the shallowness of the approach. You cannot have peace of mind until you have something deeper than peace of mind. When you have peace at the depths of your spirit, then peace of mind is the result of that deeper peace. You cannot have peace of mind if there is conflict in the spirit. Peace, which is the fruit of the Spirit, includes peace of mind, but it goes deeper than the mind and reaches to the center of the spirit. When peace flows there, then and only then can a person experience peace of mind. To tinker with the mind and let the depths be untouched is just to tinker.
Prayer: O Father, breathe into my spirit right now the deep serenity and peace that characterize Your own nature, so that all who come close to me shall feel Your peace. Amen.
For Further Study
1. How are we kept in perfect peace?
2. Where does the Lord cause us to dwell?