Vice President, Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, and lifelong Catholic Joe Biden was denied communionon Sunday by Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina.
Our topic was the rallies in Dallas, the Trump rally and the Beto O’Rourke Rally Against Fear.
Pastor Jeffress made a vociferous defense of Trump.
I pointed out how both Trump and Pastor Jeffress totally mischaracterized Beto’s proposal regarding tax-exempt religious institutions discrimination against LGBTQ. Further, I described it as a natural consequence of the Republicans tearing away at the 1954 Johnson Amendment which prohibited churches from getting involved in politics.
CORRECTION – I said the Johnson Amendment was removed. The Republicans attempted to remove it in 2017 and failed, but Trump signed an executive order telling the IRS not to enforce it. Essentially the same outcome as removing it.
Our topic was intended to be the latest impeachment happenings, but the Trump rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota was very tense so we joined the conversation regarding what was happening there and what Trump said in his speech.
I took umbrage with Trump’s singling out Somali refugees and his false attacks on Hunter Biden. Fact Check: “BHR was capitalized with approximately $4.2 million USD from various sources, not $1.5 billion.” Hunter bought his 10% in 2017. – https://www.factcheck.org/2019/10/tru…
I suggested conservatives stop giving cover to white supremacists. I also suggested Pastor Jeffress and I read from the same bible and should focus on grace, love, and acceptance. Because that’s what Jesus said.
Fox News ChannelFox News @ Night with Shannon Bream invited me back on Thursday, August 22, 2019 alongside California RNC and civil rights attorney, Harmeet Dhillon.
Our topic was San Francisco Board of Supervisors voting to change language around people who have served their time and released into society from convicted felon to justice involved persons, among others.
I argue that we need to do everything we can to reduce recidivism and reintegrate them into society. If language is a barrier, then let’s change the language, like the Ban the Box laws that limit employers on job applications.
The discussion went into morals, which I countered by citing Western Europes lower religiosity but far lower mass shootings, and then video games where I cited South Korea far outspending us on violent video games, but again orders of magnitude lower mass shootings.
The king is not saved by a great army, nor a warrior rescued by great might.
The horse is a false guarantee for victory; with all its great strength it offers no escape.
And Christians, Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.