Texas Governor says Jesus Christ will always be there for you
In a video interview on Saturday evening, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott encouraged Texans to put their faith in God, CBN News reports. Interviewed by Pastor Jack Graham during an online service at Prestonwood Baptist Church, the governor said: "We are all tested, we are all challenged. There is a solution that will support you and will always be there for you and that's Jesus Christ, it's God Almighty."
Discussing the state‚Äôs response to the coronavirus pandemic, Abbot said the spread of the virus was being slowed by people staying home and that this was placing Texas in a position to open again in a safe way. He added: "God's hand is working through the scientists across this great nation by coming up with fast innovative drugs that will lead to therapeutic remedies that people will be able to take and eventually immunizations that will get us beyond this episode in our lives."...
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I like honesty, Mike. something that is in very short supply on the right side of the spectrum.
The disinformation from the fringe right is merely a response to the ongoing disinformation from the fringe left. If you truly like honesty, you would be aware that we are dealing with the fallen nature and agendas of man at work. This requires discernment, not alignment with the greater and more experienced purveyors of disinformation.
Ben Collins wrote: .... Social networks have taken a variety of steps in recent weeks to thwart misinformation, such as providing dedicated portals for vetted information from public health officials and banning content related to conspiracy theories around 5G wireless technology. Despite the efforts, the distribution networks built up in recent years by fringe media personalities and activists on tech platforms and through websites have proven resilient. Whitney Phillips, a assistant professor of communications who studies the spread of disinformation at Syracuse University, said the coronavirus outbreak offers a look at how conspiracy thinking is now, in some ways, more organized....
excerpt from,"'What are we doing this for?': Doctors are fed up with conspiracies ravaging ERs"
I like honesty, Mike. something that is in very short supply on the right side of the spectrum.
Being involved with these isn't Christian, Mike‚ĚóūüĎé
Jason Wilson wrote: .... ...in Lansing, Michigan, a protest put together by two Republican-connected not-for-profits was explicitly devised to cause gridlock in the city, and for a time blocked the entrance to a local hospital. It was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, which Michigan state corporate filings show has also operated under the name of Michigan Trump Republicans. It was also heavily promoted by the Michigan Freedom Fund, a group linked to the Trump cabinet member Betsy DeVos. But the protest also attracted far-right protest groups who have been present at pro-Trump and gun rights rallies in Michigan throughout the Trump presidency.
Placards identified the Michigan Proud Boys as participants in the vehicle convoy. Near the state house, local radio interviewed a man who identified himself as ‚ÄúPhil Odinson‚ÄĚ. In fact the man is Phil Robinson, the prime mover in a group called the Michigan Liberty Militia, whose Facebook page features pictures of firearms, warnings of civil war, celebrations of Norse paganism and memes ultimately sourced from white nationalist groups like Patriot Front....
-"The rightwing groups behind wave of protests..." https://tinyurl.com/yc8pzym7
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, as I have often pointed out, voting is fine for Christians. messing around in politics isn't. https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6¬†(Christians and Politics, Part 3) Now here is a Republican governor who's taking some actual responsibility excerpt from,"Come after me‚Äô: Ohio‚Äôs GOP Gov. Mike DeWine calls out ‚Äėobnoxious‚Äô protesters who targeted health chief, news media"‚ĚóūüĎć ---
So are you saying you are not a Christian, or that you don't follow the don't get involved rules you say others should follow?
About the "buck stops here." This governor, like many other governors stop others from earning bucks, while they themselves continue to collect theirs. Any of them volunteer to freeze their income? Because of covid19 of course. We're all in this together, right Jim? Gag me with a spoon.
Mike, as I have often pointed out, voting is fine for Christians. messing around in politics isn't.
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6¬†(Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Now here is a Republican governor who's taking some actual responsibility
Meagan Flynn wrote: .... Later, roughly two dozen demonstrators showed up Saturday at the private family home of Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, holding signs that said, ‚ÄúDr. Amy Over-Re-Acton, Hairstylists Are Essential‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúLet Freedom Work,‚ÄĚ Cleveland.com reported.
On Monday, DeWine had a message for them: ‚ÄúThe buck stops with me‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ so target him instead, he said.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm the elected official. I‚Äôm the one who ran for office. I‚Äôm the one who makes the policy decisions. ‚Ä¶ So when you don‚Äôt like the policy, you can demonstrate against me,‚ÄĚ DeWine said....
excerpt from,"Come after me‚Äô: Ohio‚Äôs GOP Gov. Mike DeWine calls out ‚Äėobnoxious‚Äô protesters who targeted health chief, news media"‚ĚóūüĎć
A Republican governor who quotes President Harry Truman
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from, "Evangelicals Are Supporting Trump Out of Fear, Not Faith" https://tinyurl.com/y697rzd9 Something to think about, Mike
Sadly Jim, observation over the years has shown the only reason you want Christians to stay out of politics is, it generally turns out they are more conservative than you like, so they tend to vote against your baby killer Democrat friends. No, I don't support conservatives, or Trump out of fear, but out of hope, because sometimes they do something right. Also out of revulsion against the lunatic left, who never do anything right. If you don't want to be involved in politics, (because Christians shouldn't be, wink wink) stop posting your endless political propaganda. I have no problem calling evil evil, nor resisting the devil just because he comes disguised as a mere mortal "leader."
David French wrote: .... Talk to engaged evangelicals, and fear is all too often a dominant theme of their political life. The church is under siege from a hostile culture. Religious institutions are under legal attack from progressives. The left wants nuns to facilitate access to abortifacients and contraceptives, it wants Christian adoption agencies to compromise their conscience or close, and it even casts into doubt the tax exemptions of religious education institutions if they adhere to traditional Christian sexual ethics.
These issues are legally important, and there are reasons for evangelicals to be concerned. But there is no reason for evangelicals to abandon long-held principles to behave like any other political-interest group. Instead, the evangelical church is called to be a source of light in a darkening world. It is not given the luxury of fear-based decisionmaking. Indeed, of all the groups in American life who believe they have the least to fear from American politics, Christians should top the list. The faithful should reject fear....
excerpt from, "Evangelicals Are Supporting Trump Out of Fear, Not Faith"
Jim Lincoln wrote: https://tinyurl.com/ybxhskju ('Personification of hope and courage': Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for¬†president) Considering whom Joe would be replacing, it would be a huge Improvement, Mike ---
Only to left wing-nuts, Jim. It will be a while before the country is ready for them to turn us into Venezuela. Cheer up, though, with a little more help from the virus response, maybe it won't be so long.
I saw an editorial cartoons posted online earlier today that applies. There was a syringe and needle with the word "Politics" on it. The caption underneath said "...as dangerous as injecting disinfectant."
Madlin Mekelburg wrote: .... Turns out the critics of the Texas maternal mortality rate were just lying," Abbott said. "It‚Äôs less than half of what the critics said. It‚Äôs about 1/10 of 1%. Still, Texas has done more than ever to reduce that rate even more." "Facts matter," he added. Abbott is right about that last part, but less-so about the rest. The figures he included in the tweet reflect the new data, but it‚Äôs flat wrong to say that people who criticized the state‚Äôs maternal mortality rate were "just lying." The article Abbott shared in his tweet directly refutes his claim. Multiple reports, including one published by a state health agency, show that flawed state data suggested that the rate of maternal mortality in Texas was higher than the rest of the country. The error was not revealed until 2018. Abbott‚Äôs office did not return a request for comment....
excerpt from,"Did people lie about the maternal mortality rate in Texas, as Abbott said?"
Republican politicians should stay away from Twitter‚ĚóūüĎć
I'm glad you passed that gem along, lurker. I see Nancy endorsed Joe Biden just recently. Make America great again‚Ěó