I'm not into conspiracy theories but its hard to distance that China is trying to benefit from this virus one way or the other even if they didn't intentionally create it. Trump had just begun to humble them economically with the tariffs and the trade deals were just beginning to be implemented. And I understand as a communist nation that can bring down the hammer and lock down its citizens at any moment in a perceived crisis. Obviously, they are lying about the numbers of infected and deaths but it is hard to believe that the virus has been effectively shut down in a crowded and aging population of nearly 1.4 billion. Looks like Xi wants to make his move.
As far as our nation is concerned, this story is larger than the virus. Socialism is waiting to come rush in for the rescue if our financial system collapses. That is why China and Cuba are trying to play a role in "helping" democratic nations in distress to overcome the virus. The global political map will forever be changed and in the U.S. this new generation of socialism among these millennials (led by the Bernie Bros) is probably here to stay.
The virus is "politically motivated?" And "anointed handkerchiefs" for healing? I don't know where this pastor's heart is but it seems not to be on the safety of his flock. I don't know if someone who attends these gatherings can sue him if they contract the virus, but it might be worth it to teach this man to be a better shepherd.
Paul says "For this reason God gave them over to their own disgraceful and vile passions" (Romans 1:24, 1:26). Jesus says "Leave them alone! They are blind guides" (Matthew 15:14). Seems like, sadly, the LGBTQ activists are laying the seeds of their own destruction. And Harvard is asking for a court defeat.
"Representative Sonya Williams-Barnes of Gulfport was critical of HB 1295, voting against the bill when it was in a House committee earlier this month.
‚ÄúWomen should have a right to make a choice for themselves whether they want to have a child or not,‚ÄĚ stated Williams-Barnes, as reported by the Associated Press.
‚ÄúMy concern is, you make the woman have the child that has these deficiencies, but yet are you going to give her any medical aid or home care assistance for the child?‚ÄĚ
Mrs. William-Barnes is a Black woman (I am a Black man) and our race has been decimated by abortion mills, black on black murders, and drug addiction in our neighborhoods. She has the nerve to ask where "medical aid or home care assistance" for these children comes from. As a state representative, she has the power of the purse; add appropriate funding to the bill. Hypocritical Black women like her are numerous in our churches (especially African Methodist Episcopal).
And her comment "you make the woman have the child" sickens me. She acts like babies just pop up out of nowhere like an infection that women must get rid of. She sounds like the Pharisee who asked Jesus "Who is my neighbor?"
We (the Western consumers) buy our I-phones, Lenovo computers, Nike athletic gear, pharmaceuticals (some to fight the coronavirus), and a great amount of goods and produce found in Walmart and Amazon that were manufactured and processed in China using forced labor from both Muslims and Christians. We should manufacture our own goods. Yes, it will cost more but we will not be held hostage to a dystopian regime bent on world domination. China is merely a greater or more "prosperous" North Korea.
Hopefully "worshipers move online" is temporary and does not catch on after the crisis is over. The admonition in Hebrews 10:25 still applies:
This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning. (Heb 10:25)
When I first heard of this on Friday it sickened me that one of our most powerful politicians would use a health crisis to sanction government funded murder within a bill that should only be focused to save lives. And Pelosi considers herself a "good" Catholic; I guess she is.
"450 per month" is not even the tip of the iceberg. A large percentage of the graphic pedophilia that is sent and shared in cyberspace are by the children themselves taking and sending "selfies" on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. The youth that use social media in that way should be instantly locked out of all forms of independent and unmonitored/policed websites. And websites that allow the underage to use their platforms to share pornography (regardless of the intention) should suffer stiff penalties or closed. This include cyber-businesses that allow pedophiles to use their VPNs to help hide their dirty deeds.
The "predator" of sexual deviancy has been unleashed on our youth who naively believe that (to quote from a popular song of the 70's) "any kind of love is good love." And anything or anyone that suppresses "free" love is a bigot and a hater. However, it is not the government that has failed them, it is their parents.
Yep, more virulent. I noticed that, as of this morning, there were 13 confirmed cases in Neb.; in N.C. its 23. I understand that the University Medical Center at the Univ. of Nebraska is playing a key role in clinical trials. Great! Be safe, Jim.
Good morning Jim. Thank you for the link but I get my information from more than ABC News and its contributors. I suggest you do the same for balance so you can avoid innate biases. For instance, I listened to candidate Biden's full speech and took it for what it was, a candidate's opinion. I heard him repeat that we are not to be political in this time of crisis but still I heard words like "cover-up." The only cover-up concerning the disease I know about is what China did and what the media is doing for the "great one's" (i.e. Obama) response to H1N1. I know today's pathetic news media try to give him cover by saying that Obama declared an emergency on April 26th 2009. But some of us have a brain and a memory. What he declared then was a National Public Emergency. June 11th the WHO labels it a pandemic. On Oct 24th 2009 Obama declared a National Emergency. Now fast forward to Dec 31st 2019, China reported what they thought was a "pneumonia" outbreak in Wuhan which turned out to be the first cases of the coronavirus. The WHO declared it a pandemic on Mar 11th 2020. The President declared the National Emergency yesterday (Mar 13th 2020). It would be to morbid to compare the number of contacts and deaths, but it is safe to say that this virus is more virulent.
The Chinese sleight of hand at work: Watch us handle the coronavirus in our right hand but pay no attention to the dirty deeds of our left hand. Just like the DNC motto: "Don't let a good crisis go to waste."
Can anyone see the irony and hypocrisy in the comments of our government officials? They condemn us for mentally reinforcing to biological females that they are female homo sapiens and to biological males that they are male homo sapiens. While they reinforce what is clearly a mental confusion to biological males that they are female homo sapiens and to biological females that they are male homo sapiens. We can't miss the evidence and destruction that their logic is bringing to children and society. And they call this "science?" No, it is pseudo-science and a weapon for immoral predators who have an agenda for our children.
But wisdom is justified of all her children. (Luk 7:35)