In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot.
Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets.
As the name suggests, the Chick-fil-A chain specializes in chicken, not beef products.
It’s also the sponsor of the annual college football game played in Atlanta, formerly known as the Peach Bowl and now simply the “Chick-fil-A Bowl.”
The company is owned by the Cathy family. The Cathys are devout Baptists. One of the company’s hallmarks is that it closes on Sundays, almost unheard of for a fast food chain.
Many customers like the restaurant’s food, and Chick-fil-A has done well. But now it faces protests, criticism and a harsh challenge. Why?
What in the world has happened to America? How has it come to this? The America that we currently see is unrecognizable from the America many of us grew up in. The America that many oppressed people risked their lives to escape to now more resembles the oppressed nations that those people fled. (I’ve had scores of immigrants tell me that personally.) And make no mistake about it, the problem is much deeper than the shallow partisan mantra, “It’s the Democrats‘ (or Republicans’) fault.”
By Kelly OConnell Sunday, April 29, 2012
imageLong before America’s current absolute separation of church and state, colonial pastors regularly preached on politics. According to historians, 18th century sermons decisively encouraged future revolutionaries to resist King George. Moreover, in Western history, important and far-reaching political doctrines were typically deduced first by pastors, Christian professors, and believing philosophers, etc. In fact, without these eminent and brave men, there would be no modern free and prosperous West.
But today, American Believers languish in a ghetto assembled for anyone suggesting religion should influence public policy. Yet, as our currency reveals, previously such influences were assumed. If our forebears were under the same secularist strictures seen today, the early West would have never escaped mediocrity.
This essay argues the Bible contains unique standards regarding mankind which, when correctly applied, benefit and protect everyone. Further, ministers, many loathe to mention politics for fear of government reprisal, must preach these things without dread. The only way these men can truly serve their flocks is by preaching the whole Gospel, not avoiding some because of menacing government masters. Remember Acts, 5:27-29
The apostles were brought before the Sanhedrin (Jewish Council) for questioning by the high priest. “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!”
It is not generally known that John Birch (left), a Christian missionary in China from 1940-45, led Doolittle and many other survivors of the Tokyo raid back to safety after they had been forced to parachute from their bombers behind Japanese lines on the China mainland. See the 10-minute video, The Adventures of Captain John Birch (also posted at the bottom of this article) for a brief account of John Birch’s role in rescuing Doolittle’s Raiders.
IS HE THE FATHER OF “BARACK OBAMA?”
by Sharon Rondeau
Malcolm X traveled widely in Africa and made a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964, after which he changed his name to El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz. Malcolm X gave a speech in Cairo during his travels. Barack Hussein Obama II gave a speech there in 2009…..
- Is Barack Hussein Obama II another Chester A. Arthur? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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- Obama Blocked From Registering For Alabama State Primary Until Eligibility Is Validated By Court. (politicalvelcraft.org)
I like Mitt Romney and believe he could be a fine president under different circumstances. As a born-again Christian, I cannot vote for him. As Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of a large Baptist church in Dallas, said, Mormonism is not just another denomination; it is a cult.
Because of these heresies, Dr. Paul, who is hugely popular among the young and independents, is systematically ignored or scorned by establishment media, even during TV debates.
Jon Hunstsman’s Mormon faith is demeaned by many Protestants as a “cult.” Romney is also a Mormon, a Church Elder and former missionary. Both are unpopular with rightwing Christian Protestants. Cain is a Baptist minister.
As author Kevin Phillips has documented, Republicans have become a theological party of the Christian white far right in America’s heartland.These militant Bible Belt born-again fundamentalists are ardent Zionists and backers of America’s military-security establishment. One recalls the fateful prediction of Sinclair Lewis,
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”
Interestingly, today’s small town/rural/born-again Republicans closely resemble and hail from the same roots as America’s Prohibitionist anti-drinking movement of the 1920’s. Both today’s religious right and the Prohibitionists were determined, Taliban-style, to punish sinful city dwellers for having too much fun, as the devilish H.L. Mencken pointed out.
Of course, no one gets to be president by telling voters the hard facts they prefer not to hear. Synthetic, flag-waving patriotism still sells big in America’s heartland and rural south. More important, America’s political tradition, electoral system and political-media establishment will ensure that no candidate who strays from the party line is ever elected…..
Prison Planet.com » Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race
Aug 11, 2011
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Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of “flash mob”-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated — and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city’s latest attack, addressed black youths directly from the pulpit of his church on Sunday, reportedly saying, “You have damaged your own race.”
“If you want …anybody else to respect you and not be afraid when they see you walking down the street, then leave the innocent people who are walking down the street minding their own damn business. Leave them alone,” Nutter told a mostly black congregation at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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THE HARDEST DECISION OF MY LIFE By Chuck BaldwinSeptember 1, 2010NewsWithViews.comLast Sunday, August 29, 2010, was the hardest day of my life. Even when my father made me promise that I would preach his funeral which I did–twice: once in Indiana where he lived, and again in Florida where I live and where he is buried, that was not as difficult and gut wrenching as what I had to do last Sunday.
Last Sunday, I retired as the pastor of the church that my wife and I founded 35 years ago: the Crossroad Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida.Think of it: all of my adult life after college has been spent pastoring this wonderful congregation. And the people that I spoke to this past Sunday evening are, without a doubt, the finest group of people I have ever known. They are my friends. Many of them I had led to Christ, or were saved under my preaching. Some have stood with me for twenty years; some for over thirty years. My vocabulary is too limited to express the love and appreciation I have for these wonderful people! They stood by me through thick and thin. Even when God opened the door for me to run for President of the United States on the Constitution Party ticket, they stood by me. They stood by me when enemies attacked me; they stood by me when friends forsook me.And last Sunday evening, I had to tell them that, after 35 years as their shepherd, God had led me to leave them.
I can tell you, tears flowed like rivers; and I believe my family and I cried more than anyone.