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Did You Make a "Covenant with Death" When You Voted?
One pastor insists Biden voters just punished themselves.
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Pastor Robert Jeffress nearly took our breath away (in a good way this time) when he said:
It appears that former Vice President Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20, unless President Trump succeeds in legal challenges to the counting of votes in several states. For millions of Christians across our nation, this is a bitter pill to swallow.
… Here is our chance to show that Christians are not hypocrites.
… If President Biden succeeds, we all succeed. May God bless Joe Biden, and may God bless the United States of America.
… Except he immediately pulled the hypocrisy card and backtracked on his words after the MAGA cult shunned him for his diplomacy.
Let Monica break it down for you:
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson shot down a pastor’s lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards for issuing an order that limits the size of gatherings. Pastor Tony Spell, notorious COVID-denier, claims the order violated his First Amendment rights by not allowing him to pack his church.
Judge Jackson wasn’t having any of it, remarking that, if anything, religious organizations have had it easier than most.
Governor Edwards’s Proclamations have always treated comparable secular institutions similarly to comparable religious institutions. In the earliest days of the pandemic, the only businesses or individuals who were treated more leniently than religious organizations were essential workers and businesses, such as healthcare workers and grocery stores. With every restriction on places of worship, identical or more stringent restrictions have been placed on similarly situated secular businesses. Indeed, religious organizations have often been privileged over similar secular businesses.
The cherry on top: Spell’s case was dismissed “with prejudice,” putting an end to his ability to further pursue legal action on the matter.
The mother of a transgender 17-year-old has won a temporary court injunction to halt her child’s scheduled gender-affirming mastectomy and hormone treatment.
This is just good life advice:Never put an End Times person in charge of more than a six-week project.It was always a joke that Mike Pence was head of a coronavirus task force, anyway. He’s a creationist who literally wants to bring on Armageddon as predicted in the Bible. Going on vacation now is the most logical move he’s made in years.Brosephine Wires in Transition @JoParkerBear
You believers that voted against the righteousness of God, a day of reckoning is coming. You made a covenant with death. You not only said that “I do not condemn the babies that have been aborted, I do not condemn the babies that will be aborted.” You’ve made your covenant with death and God will not forget that.
Christian voters who voted for Biden did, however, condemn an administration that: puts kids in cages, dismisses 239,000 U.S. COVID deaths as “virtually nobody,” wants to repeal affordable healthcare for millions of Americans, is pro-death penalty and anti-death with dignity, denies comprehensive sex education and access to birth control, and pretends systemic racism doesn’t exist.
But okay, keep getting up there with your corny pots of Hobby Lobby sunflowers, looking like you just ended your shift at Trader Joe’s, and whine about those poor clusters of cells until everyone knows your morality is as abysmal as your sense of style.
Jehovah’s Witness elders forced a teen to listen to an audio recording of her own rape over and over during a 4-hour tribunal meeting in an attempt to get her to admit she had consensual sex outside of the bonds of matrimony.
The victim was 15 when she was raped repeatedly by a fellow congregant who recorded at least one of the encounters and shared it with the congregation’s leadership. Thirteen years later, the victim has filed a lawsuit against the church and four elders who subjected her to the tormenting recording alleging “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
The question in front of the (secular) courts now is whether a religious group can be punished for inflicting that kind of psychological trauma on a child.
You may not be aware: If your polling place is in a church, that place “should be free from religious imagery.” That’s pretty tricky considering churches are literal shrines of religious imagery. But unmistakably, it shouldn’t look like this:
Cropwell Baptist Church in Pell City in Alabama couldn’t pass up the opportunity to proselytize to their captive audience by offering up bibles while wearing shirts promoting Jesus.
Instead of trying to keep up with churches following constitutional regulations, how about we just stop using churches as polling places?
Former Edmonton Youth Development Centre chaplain Gordon William Dominey has been accused of sexual abuse by at least 10 men, who were between 14- and 17-years-old at the time of the crimes.
Nearly 30 years after the abuse, in 2017, a class action suit was filed by the victims. Despite Chaplain Dominey dying in 2019, his victims are still in search of justice in the open legal case. Learn more about their heartbreak and heroic pursuit for closure in the long form piece by CBC journalist Paige Parsons.
Finally, enjoy this commercial for a newspaper you never subscribed to:
That one customer had me at “my real passion is for Bible Prophecy.”