Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
About 45 minutes earlier, deputies were called to a home at 12414 North 15th Street for a report of domestic violence at the Marbella Apartments. The caller, Jasmine Bedwell, said that she and McTear were fighting and that she and her 3-month-old son had been battered. Bedwell told the operator the man picked up the baby and threw him on the concrete. She said he then picked up the child and took off in a blue 4-door Chevrolet Impala. The baby was pronounced dead alongside the Interstate around 4:30 a.m. Investigators say he was the child taken from the Marbella Apartments. Source: ABC NewsA reporter from the local ABC News affiliate asked McTear how he could throw a baby out the window, he responded "It's a dirty game."I am against the death penalty but in this case it's needed... There are some real evil people in the world like Richard McTear.
I was reading this story over on NPR about a new movement among White Christian Conservatives called the ‘ Quiverfull Movement, named after Psalm 127...Now I understand that this movement has been thriving in the good old south since 1985...From my research and understanding this movement basic wants to populate the world with White Right Wing Fundamentalist Christians....WOW! Now I found it amazing at how this group is being portrayed as a fun-loving, family oriented, upstanding group of citizens that others might want to emulate..The Quiverfull Movement, for those of you who are unfamiliar with them, are basically a Christian Fundamental group whose only purpose is to keep the white race white...According to my research and reading that:
Quiverfull women accept as many children as God gives them as a demonstration of their radical faith and obedience as well as a means to advance his kingdom: winning the country for Christ by having more children than their adversaries. This self-proclaimed “patriarchy” movement, which likely numbers in the tens of thousands but which is growing exponentially, bases its arguments on Psalm 127: “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They shall not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.” Quiverfull women commonly give birth to families of eight, 10 and 12 children, or more.
Now Nancy Campbell, a leader of the Quiverfull movement and author of Be Fruitful and Multiply” joyfully explains that:
"The womb is such a powerful weapon; it's a weapon against the enemy….We look across the Islamic world and we see that they are outnumbering us in their family size, and they are in many places and many countries taking over those nations, without a jihad, just by multiplication…I think, help! Imagine if we had had more of these children!...My greatest impact is through my children. The more children I have, the more ability I have to impact the world for God." "If everyone starts having eight children or 12 children, imagine in three generations what we'll be able to do…We'll be able to take over both halls of Congress, we'll be able to reclaim sinful cities like San Francisco for the faithful, and we'll be able to wage very effective massive boycotts against companies that are going against God's will."
Now I wonder what would be the out come if African American couples came together with a similar idea for the future of Black America just how would America see it: Here's your answer!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Samantha Orobator “is facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking,” said Clare Algar, executive director of Reprieve, a London-based human rights group.
Orobator, 20, was arrested on August 5, said Khenthong Nuanthasing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.
She was alleged to have been carrying just over half a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin, Reprieve lawyer Anna Morris told CNN by phone from Vientiane, the Laotian capital. “For that amount of heroin the sentence is normally the death penalty,” she said.
Apparently Ms. Orobator has also become pregnant while in custody; one suspects that this is from being rape... If the charges are accurate, then Ms. Orobator’s foolishness in attempting such a thing will most likely cost her life...Al though good judgment at age 20 is exceedingly rare.. One has to imagine, though, given the circumstances, that there is probably much more to the story In any event, execution certainly is harsh...People need to know that a kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Even today people believe Christians have a specific political agenda, more specifically, a conservative Republican agenda...I have tired to demonstrate Christianity isn't a political party on this blog many of times but many have bought into the stereotype... When the term "religious right" is used, everyone knows it's really Christians--and not Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, or other religious practitioners--that are being referenced. Even "evangelical" is used to connote "conservative Republican.
How in the hell the word evangelical--from the root "evangel" meaning "good news," and referring to Jesus' Great Commission to share his teachings and promises with the world--become political terminology? There's a long, tedious answer to how this stereotype developed... But that's far less important than considering: Why are we Christians letting ourselves be defined as a political machine? I believe that's one reason Christ is a turn-off to the world and the lost is because of this group... A perceived political agenda is keeping people from seeking Christ...There are plenty of Christians who feel one must have certain political leanings in order to be a good Christian....What is a good Christian? There's none!
The idea one must be a Republican... one must be a conservative... one must be pro-life without reservation... one must oppose gay rights completely were did these views come from? Sometimes these views come direct from the pulpit.... let's consider what Jesus might have been interested in if He was walking among us today... He'd surely address poverty, calling for more social programs and international aid to feed the 15 million children worldwide that die from hunger each year... He'd reach out to prostitutes and drug addicts, and embrace people most of us are afraid to touch or even acknowledge... He'd give comfort to AIDS patients and to women who've had abortions... He would speak out against hate crimes... He'd support the preservation of his Father's creation (AKA the environment)
Some argue Jesus would be a liberal today, deeply concerned about righting social wrongs... Personally, I doubt Jesus would register with any political party... During His time on earth, His primary "agenda" wasn't feeding or healing--it was forgiveness... Above all else, He wanted everyone to know they could have a relationship with God... His last words to his disciples were to spread the good news. Our primary objective then, as Christians, is to share that love and forgiveness with everyone: welfare moms and A-list celebrities. Skid Row residents and billionaire tycoons... Our faith does influence our politics, just as it influences every aspect of our lives. Who Would Jesus Vote For?,
Can You Be A Person Of Morals Without Religion?
Saturday, May 2, 2009
"There is a very widespread misconception about young black men or black men in general,” said Valedictorian Jamaal Nicholas... “Their inability to be successful in the workplace or not taking care of their responsibilities at home, and I think to have the top six students at Jones, which is an African-American high school I think it's really significant and it stands out that no, not all black men are like that."
Right now, the girls have their work cut out for them for next year as well. Currently, the top five for the Class of 2010 are again all males. Congratulation Jones High School.