The Coronavirus Plague in the Church and the Divorce Plague in the Church — Meagan Good Says She Is “Grieving Her Divorce” and She Said It is “The Most Painful Thing I’ve Ever Experienced in My Life” and Cora Jakes-Coleman, T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Announces Her Divorce From Richard Brandon Coleman. Daniel Whyte III Says Folks Do Not Be Shocked at All of These Divorces. This Was Afoot Big Time Before the Coronavirus Plague Hit the Church as Rebuke and Chastisement From the Lord. The Plague Slowed It Down a Little, but Sad to Say More Divorces Among People Who Claim to Be Christians Are Coming Because Some Men Have Been Beat Down by Their Wives, the Pastor, and the Pastor’s Wife and They Don’t Have the Testicular Fortitude to Stand Up Against the Devil and How the Devil Is Using the Wife to Break Up the Family and Many So-called Christian Men Are Filled With Hubris and Think They Can Have Any Woman They Want, and Many Wives Are Filled With Disrespect, Bossiness, Lack of Submission to Their Husbands, Stubbornness, Rebelliousness, Witchcraft, Selfishness, and on Top of That They Have Made Up Their Minds to Do Whatever They Want to Do. So Sadly Many More Divorces and Destroyed Lives of Children Are on the Way if the Church Does Not Repent.

Meagan Good has opened up about her divorce from her husband DeVon Franklin. The couple was married for nine years. Continue reading “The Coronavirus Plague in the Church and the Divorce Plague in the Church — Meagan Good Says She Is “Grieving Her Divorce” and She Said It is “The Most Painful Thing I’ve Ever Experienced in My Life” and Cora Jakes-Coleman, T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Announces Her Divorce From Richard Brandon Coleman. Daniel Whyte III Says Folks Do Not Be Shocked at All of These Divorces. This Was Afoot Big Time Before the Coronavirus Plague Hit the Church as Rebuke and Chastisement From the Lord. The Plague Slowed It Down a Little, but Sad to Say More Divorces Among People Who Claim to Be Christians Are Coming Because Some Men Have Been Beat Down by Their Wives, the Pastor, and the Pastor’s Wife and They Don’t Have the Testicular Fortitude to Stand Up Against the Devil and How the Devil Is Using the Wife to Break Up the Family and Many So-called Christian Men Are Filled With Hubris and Think They Can Have Any Woman They Want, and Many Wives Are Filled With Disrespect, Bossiness, Lack of Submission to Their Husbands, Stubbornness, Rebelliousness, Witchcraft, Selfishness, and on Top of That They Have Made Up Their Minds to Do Whatever They Want to Do. So Sadly Many More Divorces and Destroyed Lives of Children Are on the Way if the Church Does Not Repent.”

When God Causes and Allows Things to UNRAVEL for a Disobedient, Rebellious, and Abominable People — Daniel Whyte III President of Gospel Light Society International Tells President Biden for the Fifth Time He Needs to Do Everything He Can to Avoid War of Any Kind for His Own Good and the Good of the Nation Because God Is Not With Him and God Is Not With America Due to the Abominations and Sins That the Protestant Church, the Evangelical Church, and the Catholic Church Have Committed in God’s Sight and Are Committing in God’s Sight and That America Is Committing, Even Though God Has Been Very Good to Us. Now He Tells President Biden There Is Something That God Does When a People Disobey Him and It’s Called UNRAVELING, and That Is When a Disobedient Nation That Seems Powerful and Can Seemingly Handle Things Starts Noticing a Sense of Being Overwhelmed Because Things Begin to UNRAVEL and Become Too Much and It Is Already Happening to You Mr. President and to the Country. As Soon as You Unwisely Committed to Ukraine With Troops, Here Are Six Things That Have Basically Happened Overnight: 1. Putin Forces President Biden to Send 8,500 Troops to Protect Ukraine. 2. North Korea Launches Fifth Missile Test. 3. Iran-backed Militia Attacks U.S. Base in the United Arab Emirates. 4. Beijing Torments Biden in the South China Sea. 5. Three of Biden’s Team Negotiating With Iran on Nuclear Deal Resign Because the United States Is Not Being Tough Enough – as Diplomats Warn Talks Are Entering a Critical Phase. 6. And Now You Have a Race to Beat China to Recover $100 Million US F-35 Stealth Fighter From the Bottom of the South China Sea After It Crash Landed on Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Amid Fears That Secret Technology From America’s Most Advanced Jet Could Fall Into Enemy Hands 7. And Today Mr. President, According to a Poll by the Liberal Harvard Caps/Harris Survey Your Approval Rating Hits a Dire 39% as a Majority of Americans Say He’s Not a Strong Leader and Don’t Think He Cares About Them. Mr. President You Do Not Want God to Cause and Allow Things to Unravel on Your Watch So Avoid War at All Costs, Tone Down the Rhetoric, and Be Humble, Because One False Move Against Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea Will Trigger World War III on Top of the Hell That We’re Already Going Through With the Coronavirus Plague and Other Things. Be Assured That I and Thousands of Other Christians That Know the Lord Are Praying for You.

Joe Biden is facing potential conflict of four fronts as he focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but is being tested by North Korea, China and Iran.

The embattled president is considering deploying up to 50,000 US troops to Eastern Europe to ward off Russian aggression.

But as the issue consumes his time, energy and soon military forces, America’s arch-foes appear to be testing him.

North Korea launched two cruise missiles tests on Tuesday, for the fifth time this month in a huge ramping up of their efforts.

Iran-backed rebels launched a rocket attack on an air base housing 2,000 US soldiers on Monday, forcing Patriot defense system to swing into action.

Two inbound missiles were knocked out of the sky.

And China is testing US resolve over Taiwan and free passage through the South China Straits to the extent that the US has deployed two aircraft carriers to the area to ensure that Beijing does not try to exploit the potential Ukraine invasion.

The USS Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln as well as a huge strike group are now on patrol in the South China Sea.

Embarrassingly, an F-35 stealth fighter crashed on landing on Monday and fell into the sea. The pilot ejected and seven sailors were injured.

Now there is a race to recover the state-of-the-art jet before Beijing gets to it.

Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating hit another grim record on Tuesday with a new poll placing him with just 39 percent of voters’ support.

A separate survey suggested the president has lost the faith of Americans who largely think he does not care about them and is a weak leader, both dire outcomes just a year after he took office.

The under pressure president was forced to apologize to a reporter last night after he was caught calling him a ‘son of a b***h’ on a hot mic.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Three of Biden’s Team Negotiating With Iran on Nuclear Deal Resign Because the Us Is Not Being Tough Enough – as Diplomats Warn Talks Are Entering a Critical Phase

A top member of the U.S. team negotiating with Iran has left the role after urging a tougher stance on nuclear talks.

A State Department official confirmed that Richard Nephew, known as the architect of sanctions on Tehran, had stepped down as U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Iran.

At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reported that two other negotiators had stepped aside because they wanted a harder negotiating position.

The team’s policy differences reportedly involved the enforcement of existing sanctions and even pulling out of the talks altogether.

Their departures, another blow to President Joe Biden’s foreign policy goals and a State Department grappling with Russian diplomats who appear poised for conflict in Ukraine, come at a critical time in talks that resumed two months ago.

Western diplomats say they hope for a breakthrough in the coming weeks – but critical differences remain between the two sides and Britain on Tuesday warned of a looming impasse.

Meanwhile the Biden administration has been grappling with bipartisan criticism at home that it’s taken too soft a stance against Iran as the Middle Eastern nation builds up its nuclear capabilities at breakneck speed.

A State Department official declined to comment on the specifics of internal policy discussions.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Race to beat China to recover $100m US F-35 stealth fighter from bottom of South China Sea after it crash landed on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson: Fears secret technology from America’s most advanced jet could fall into enemy hands

The U.S. faces a race to beat China in recovering an F-35 stealth fighter that plunged into the South China Sea on Monday after what the Navy termed a ‘landing mishap’ aboard the USS Carl Vinson.

The pilot was forced to eject and seven military personnel in total were injured.

The $100m warplane, customised for naval operations, plunged overboard, the US 7th Fleet said – making it the second time in three months that an F-35 has been lost overboard.

‘An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, embarked aboard USS (CVN 70) had a landing mishap and impacted the flight deck and subsequently fell to the water during routine flight operations,’ it said in a statement to US Naval Institute News.

‘Impact to the flight deck was superficial and all equipment for flight operations is operational.’

It added that the aircraft carrier had been able to resume normal flight operations shortly after.

But it leaves the Navy with a complex salvage operation if it is avoid its most sophisticated warplane, crammed with futuristic technology, falling into Chinese hands.

The US Navy did not respond to follow-up questions about whether it had launched a salvage operation.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Biden’s approval rating hits a dire 39% as a majority of Americans say he’s not a strong leader and don’t think he cares about them, new polls suggest

President Joe Biden’s approval rating hit another grim record on Tuesday with a new poll placing him with just 39 percent of voters’ support.

Meanwhile a separate survey suggests the president has lost the faith of Americans who largely think he does not care about them and is a weak leader, both dire outcomes just a year after he took office.

Biden’s job approval plummeted six points from November, according to a January Harvard CAPS/Harris survey obtained by The Hill. The 39 percentage points are the lowest he’s scored in Harvard’s poll since it first began collecting the data in March.

His disapproval rating has climbed to 53 percent, up two points from the previous poll.

Of those who approve of Biden’s job in office, less than half say they ‘strongly’ support the president while most only ‘somewhat’ back him.

‘This is a new low for President Biden as he struggles to solve a myriad of issues from the pandemic and the economy to immigration and crime that trouble the public,’ said pollster Mark Penn of the survey taken January 19 and 20.

As 40-year high inflation and the enduring coronavirus pandemic continue to wreak havoc at home, the world is also looking to Biden as an increasingly aggressive Russia threatens to shake up the world order and launch a likely deadly invasion into neighboring Ukraine.

It does not appear that many Americans have faith in Biden navigating those issues, according to a survey Gallup also released on Tuesday.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Pastors, This Is What You Never Want to Be Accused of Doing. Greg Locke, Who Is the Pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Who Is Known for Divorcing His Wife and Marrying a Member of His Church Thus Living in Adultery (By the Way People, There’s a Huge Difference Between Committing Adultery and Living in Adultery — Where Are You Sweet Evangelicals Who Used to Stand Against This Evil? Are You Supporting This Man Just Because He Stands With Trump? Just a Question), Has Been Accused of Allegedly Murdering Coburn Kennedy Through Disinformation Regarding the Coronavirus and Also Dividing a Family. As We Have Said Before, Your Church Member Who Gets Sick From You Inviting Her Back to the Church Building May Forgive You but Her Son Junebug Who Is Not Saved and Saw You as a False Prophet Charlatan After His Mother’s Money in the First Place Will Not Forgive You. Pastors, Be Careful What You Say or Do Regarding This Coronavirus Plague Because What You Say or Do Carries Weight With People. As a Pastor You Don’t Want to Be Accused of Murdering Your Church Members Over Your Pride, Ego, Money, or Your Own Neediness.

How Greg Locke Divided a Family and Allegedly Murdered Coburn Kennedy Through Disinformation About COVID-19

This is the story of Coburn Kennedy. Coburn Kennedy got involved in Global Vision Bible Church in Mt Juliet,  Tennessee and was influenced by Greg Locke. Greg Locke is a fundamentalist pastor known for being in denial about COVID. Locke allegedly threatened to assault a Dunkin Donut employee when asked to put on a face mask the next time he came into the store. Locke taught disinformation regularly including that taking the vaccine is to be injected with fetal tissue which is a lie. Coburn Kennedy turned down vaccination and then contracted COVID-19 and later died. This is the story of the alleged murder of Coburn Kennedy by Greg Locke through disinformation.

“Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it’s not change, it’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery, we need solutions.

Paul Ryan

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV

On Memorial Day weekend I saw something that made me sick to my stomach. Its yet another story about evangelicals and the COVID-19 pandemic. Except in this case the person who died could still be alive had they not followed Greg Locke. This is a post about how Greg Locke allegedly murdered a member of his congregation through disinformation. But before we start let’s look at Greg Lock first.

Who is Greg Locke?

Greg Locke was born on May 18, 1976 in Donelson, Tennessee. He became an evangelical in 1992. He was arrested six times and on probation five times. His father was in the Tennessee prison system. for ten years. Greg earned a Masters Degree in Revival History from the Baptist School of New England. In addition he has a graduate degree from Ambassador Bible College. In 2005 he founded Global Vision Baptist Church, and eventually that church changed its name of Global Vision Bible Church. He is also known for having an affair with his secretary. He divorced his wife to marry his secretary and also claimed that his wife was mentally ill as well.  He achieved notoriety when he attacked Target’s decision to have gender neutral bathrooms. He is known for his Christian nationalism and Trump regularly had him to the White House. He is known for being a bully, jackass and for screaming at people. Global Vision Bible Church has no elders, no congregational oversight and allegedly no financial transparency. In some of his sermons he screams his support and approval of Donald Trump. Just today he claims that Tom Hanks, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are running pedophile rungs and that they have constructed tunnels under the capitol to smuggle in children for sexual purposes.

https://twitter.com/pastorlocke/status/1383494151400935433?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Greg Locke and COVID-19 Pandemic

Greg Locke became on the of the most well known COVID denying pastors in the United States. He has claimed that there is no such thing as COVID-19 and that there is no pandemic. Locke has said that face masks are diapers and has threatened violence in the past over face masks. In August of 2020 he went into a Dunkin Donuts to get some coffee. When leaving the staff asked him to wear a face mask the next time he came in. Locke kicked the door almost breaking the glass and physically threatened to assault the Dunkin Donuts employee. In a video Greg Locke called the employee a “Nazi Skippy.” This is what Locke allegedly said, ‘I said, “If you call me a liar one more time I am going to take those work boots and use them to kick your teeth down your throat.” Locke compared the wearing of face masks to totalitarianism in North Korea or communist China. Due to his threat of violence the Dunkin Donut corporation which is based out of Canton, Massachusetts put out a statement in support of their employees being threatened with violence from customers. Dunkin Donuts required all customers to wear face masks in their stores. This is what Dunkin Donuts said, “From the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our priority has been on the safety of our guests, franchises and restaurant crew. To help bring consistency across Dunkin Donuts locations across the county, we will now all guests wear a face covering while inside our restaurants beginning Wednesday, August 5.

Over the pandemic Locke has frequently put out misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. For example he has said that the vaccine is not approved by the FDA and encourages people in his congregation to sue their employers if they are required to take it. That is not true as the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson have been approved by the FDA for emergency usage in the United States. He has also claimed that “political elites” fake vaccination and take sugar water instead.  Locke also operated his church in violation of COVID-19 health guidelines boasting that he would rather go to jail. In his Easter sermon he boasted that it would take the strength of the entire United States military to shut down his church. He has screamed at people in his congregation who show up wearing face masks or who put them on.

How Greg Locke Divided a Family and Allegedly Murdered Coburn Kennedy Through Disinformation

In Tennessee one of the families that got involved in Greg Locke’s church was the Kennedy family. Chip Davis and Billy had their uncle Coburn Kennedy who became involved in Greg’s church. Chip raised concerns about Greg Locke’s ministry and also Global Vision Bible Church.  Locke divided this family and created tension within. Greg Locke has falsely said over and over that there is fetal tissue from abortion in the vaccines. And under Greg Locke’s influence Coburn Kennedy refused to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine because he believed he was being injected with fetal tissue from abortion. The decision to not get vaccinated angered one side of the family. Coburn made the decision not to get vaccinated in February of 2021 when he had access to a vaccine. Two months later he contracted COVID-19 and his health plunged. In a medical crisis he refused to go to the hospital for two days and finally relented. However, valuable medical time that could have treated Coburn was lost and he died in the hospital of COVID-19 on April 13, 2021. You can read his obituary here.  When the memorial service was held at Global Vision Bible Church on April 23, 2021 one side of the family refused to go because the memorial service violated social distancing and health guidelines. And also there was concern and anger for Greg Locke’s behavior. Coburn Kennedy did not have to die, in reality he could be alive today if medical science and health guidelines were listened to instead of a malignant narcissistic preacher.

Click here to read more.
Source: David Bonner, Wandering Eagle Eagle

How a pastor’s spread of Covid misinformation divided one Tennessee family

Mt. Juliet, TN (CNN)Pastor Greg Locke has grown his congregation over the last year by preaching that Covid-19 is a “fake pandemic” and the vaccine is a scam.

Many people who were eager to get around pandemic restrictions drove from out of state to attend services at Locke’s Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

His following has grown since December when CNN interviewed him. He preaches under a circus tent twice the size of his old one. He’s got big, professional lighting rigs and a restroom trailer. He said he’s now even more opposed to the vaccine.

“I ain’t getting it. I ain’t promoting it,” he said during his Sunday service on May 23, which CNN attended. “And I discourage everybody under this tent to get it.”

But Locke’s preaching on Covid-19, and the vaccines designed to combat it, had already caused a rift in one family when a member died from the virus.

Coburn Kennedy, an attendee of Locke’s church, died from Covid-19 on April 13, his son, William, confirmed to CNN.

Since then, his family has mourned his death — but are divided on Locke’s views on the virus.

“I lost my relationship with my uncle over the church,” Chip Davis, Coburn Kennedy’s nephew, told CNN. “There can be no justice for my uncle. He’s gone. I think if Greg would find a modicum of humility, and just say ‘I was wrong.’ … Change is possible.”

In phone calls and interviews and family visits that spanned two weeks and included two bluegrass performances, a story unfolded of the Kennedy-Davis clan, and the way a mix of music and faith brought it from the coal mines of West Virginia to Nashville’s country music scene.

Davis and his brother Billy, who are singer-songwriters outside of Nashville, said they didn’t attend their uncle’s funeral.

“Because that would have meant being in the presence of Greg Locke, and a lot of people that I don’t think are thinking right right now,” Billy Davis said.

Chip Davis didn’t go either. He said Locke’s spreading of misinformation could be harmful.

“If you don’t want to take a vaccination that’s entirely up to you,” he said. “But to spread misinformation about it is dead wrong, in my, in my opinion. And it could potentially lead to more loss of life.”

Locke agreed to an in-person interview with CNN on May 24, but canceled 20 minutes before it was to start. He did not respond to CNN’s email with questions, including ones about Kennedy’s death.

However, in a statement on Facebook, Locke said when he pulled up to the interview he was supposed to have with CNN, he felt nauseous, and then God told him to cancel it.

A few hours later, he did a Facebook livestream, in which he called CNN’s crew of three women “diabolical jezebel spirits.”

“They’re trying to say we’re killing people,” he said. “They’re trying to say that we’ve had a Covid outbreak. … If you’re going to run me out of church with a whip, you better be a full-grown man, ladies and gentlemen, a full-grown man is what I’m telling you. And I’m sick of their nonsense.”

Click here to read more.
Source: CNN

In the Michigan State Spartans Sex Abuse Scandal, Did Larry Nassar Give an Interview Gloating About His Sins? In the Howard University Scandal Where Rats and Roaches Were Running Students Out Into the Street, Did the President Give an Interview Gloating About This Mess? In the University of Michigan Wolverines Sex Scandal, Did President Schlissel Give an Interview Gloating About His Sins? Then Why in the Name of Common Sense Is Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Wife, We Assume With His Permission, Giving an Interview Detailing Her Adultery With Another Man and How She Videotaped It With, in Her Words, “a Big Canon Camera” and How That She, a Grown Woman With Children, Let a 21-year-old Adulterer Pressure Her Into Sex in Her Daughter’s Bed? To Mr. And Mrs. Jerry Falwell Jr., Most Parents and Students Are Thankful to God for Dr. Jerry Falwell SENIOR For Having the Vision and Starting Liberty University to Train Champions for Christ for the Glory of God, and the Truth of the Matter Is Dr. Jerry Falwell SENIOR Did Not Have the Gifts and Abilities to Build Up Liberty University to Where It Is. However, God Blessed Him With a Son, Jerry Falwell Jr., With Those Gifts and Abilities and It Is a Great University and a Beautiful University Because of Your Efforts. There Are Many Past Students Who Still Love Liberty University for What She Has Stood for and Many Are Still Trying to Support It Because of the Great and Precious Memories and Because of Its Purpose Despite the Scandal. We Have Not Heard From You for a While and We All Agree That Is a Good Thing. We Are Shocked That You Are Doing an Interview in Vanity Fair and We Want to Lovingly Tell You, for God’s Sake, for Jesus Christ’s Sake, for the Gospel’s Sake, for the Sake of Liberty University and the Thousands Who Have Graduated From There and Who Are Attending, Please Shut Up Going Forward. You Are Taking Us Through the Hell You Took Us Through Last Year All Over Again.

Becki Falwell, the wife of disgraced former Liberty University leader Jerry Falwell Jr., revealed in a tell-all interview released Monday that she used to make sex tapes with her much younger pool boy ex-lover, Giancarlo Granda.

‘I had a big Canon camera. A couple of times I put it on the dresser and Giancarlo agreed to it,’ Becki, 54, told Vanity Fair, alleging her husband did not know she and Granda, 30, had filmed them.

Jerry’s time as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, came to an end last year after Granda’s revelations about the years-long affair emerged.

Granda claimed that Jerry enjoyed watching him have sex with Becki after they first met in Miami in 2012, when Granda was 21. He even claimed that they formed a ‘throuple’ – a polyamorous couple who invite a third person to join their relationship.

Jerry, 57, denied that – but did admit to Vanity Fair that he’d once walked in on Becki and Granda in bed, and claimed to have been ‘traumatized’ by the sight of another man having sex with his spouse.

Becki also claimed that in 2017 Granda, a former Miami pool boy, pressured her into having sex in her 25 year-old daughter’s Caroline’s bed long, after the relationship had ended.

‘He said he wanted to have sex and I said, “No, no, no.” I kept saying no. I didn’t want to do it,’ Becki said.

‘But I was scared to death of him too, because he was still holding everything over me, so we had sex. He left and I went into the room and just cried.’

She said it took her months to tell her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr., and two lawyers about the ‘traumatic experience,’ which she now believes could have been a form of assault.

‘I said no. Just because we had sex before does not mean he has a free ticket to my body,’ she told the magazine.

Granda declined Vanity Fair’s request for comment on the allegation, but issued a succinct statement denying Becki’s claims.

He said his version of events would become clear in an upcoming book and Hulu series about his time with the couple.

Granda however, allege that Jerry often enjoyed watching him have sex with his wife, an accusation the fallen televangelist denies. Although, Jerry did recently admit to having walked in on the pair.

‘It was traumatizing,’ he said, recalling how he caught them together in a Miami hotel room in autumn of 2013.

Granda also accused the Falwells of ‘grooming him’ and alleged the three of them were a ‘throuple’ – an assertion the married couple has denied. Furthermore, Granda insists that Jerry watched him and Becki the first time they had intercourse, which occurred in March 2012.

They entered into a business agreement which saw the Falwells support Granda’s hospitality venture. Asked by Vanity Fair why they’d continued to bankroll to the tune of $1.8 million it long after the personal relationship had allegedly soured, Jerry claimed it had been too good a business opportunity to miss.

Jerry, one of the most influential right-wing Christian leaders in the United States, went public about his wife’s infidelity in 2020.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail


The Tragic Rise and Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr. According to Vanity Fair

On the morning of August 18, 2021, Liberty University’s freshman class began arriving on campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, for the start of Welcome Week. The kickoff to the fall semester had the exuberance of a pregame pep rally. An outdoor sound system blasted Gary Glitter’s glam rock anthem “Rock and Roll Part II.” Student greeters in navy Liberty T-shirts whooped and cheered when a new arrival’s car pulled up to the dorms. Buildings all over the Jeffersonian-style campus were festooned with banners that read: “Liberty University: 50 Years of Training Champions for Christ.”

For 49 of those years, a member of the Falwell family had run Liberty, the country’s most influential evangelical university. But the day before orientation started, Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr. and the school’s president and chancellor from 2007 to 2020, was nowhere near campus. He was driving a white Jeep Wrangler along a dirt road on his 500-acre farm about 20 miles west of Lynchburg. “That’s the tallest mountain in Virginia,” he said, pointing at the Appalachian peaks rising in the distance. Ahead of us, black Angus cattle grazed in fenced pastures. At the edge of the property stood a 19th-century chapel no larger than a one-room schoolhouse. “Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant both worshipped in that church on different days,” Falwell said in his laconic drawl.

It was the first time I met Falwell in person. Behind the wheel, the 59-year-old looked like a prosperous country lawyer turned gentleman farmer. He was dressed in a lavender polo, dark jeans, and chestnut-brown leather sneakers. He had neatly parted silver hair and a trim silver beard on his round face. His wolflike ice-blue eyes were the only visible signs of the feral personality that had recently cost him his job and reputation.

On August 24, 2020, Falwell resigned from Liberty in the wake of a sensational tabloid scandal that could have been dreamed up in the writers’ room of The Righteous Gemstones. A former Miami pool boy named Giancarlo Granda claimed he had a nearly seven-year affair with Falwell’s wife, Becki—and that Falwell often liked to watch them have sex. Granda went on a national media tour—he gave interviews to ABC News, CNN, Reuters, Politico, and The Washington Post—and said the Falwells began “grooming” him when he was 20 and bought his silence with luxury vacations, rides on Liberty’s private jet, and an ownership stake managing a Miami Beach hostel. To bolster his claims, Granda released screenshots of Facetime calls and text conversations with Becki (“I’m not wearing any panties,” she allegedly wrote Granda in one message). Falwell released a statement that acknowledged Becki and Granda’s relationship, but he vehemently denied watching the trysts. Instead, Falwell said he was the real victim of a “Fatal Attraction–type” extortion plot after Granda demanded $2 million to keep the affair secret.

Viewed in hindsight, the scandal was the combustion of a self-immolating fire that Falwell had been stoking for months, if not years. Liberty had spent the better part of 2020 lurching from one PR crisis to the next brought on by Falwell’s boorish and reckless behavior, his race baiting, COVID-19 denials, and slavish devotion to Donald Trump. Two days after George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, Falwell tweeted a picture of a COVID mask that showed a man in blackface posing with a man in a KKK hood. In early August 2020, Falwell posted a photo on Instagram of himself aboard a yacht with his pants unzipped, a drink in one hand, and his other arm wrapped around a pregnant Liberty employee with her belly exposed. The controversies turned Falwell into an avatar of the rank hypocrisy, know-nothingism, and toxic masculinity that explained why 81 percent of white evangelical Christians voted in 2016 for Trump, a thrice-married reality TV star who literally boasted of grabbing women by the pussy.

The day Falwell resigned from Liberty, he gave an interview to his local NPR station and invoked the peroration of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty, I’m free at last!” Falwell said. He offered no other explanation for his spectacular meltdown. People inside and outside Liberty were left asking what had caused Falwell, a married father of three, to completely self-destruct in public. He was a University of Virginia–trained lawyer and successful real estate developer. He rescued Liberty from near bankruptcy and transformed the nonprofit university into a financial powerhouse with more than 100,000 students and a $1.7 billion endowment. Over the course of a few months, he blew it all up. Why? I had gone to the farm to find out.

After giving me the tour, Falwell parked in front of a handsome farmhouse. Becki was waiting at the front door in jeans, sandals, and a black T-shirt that matched her long raven hair. She apologized about the exercise bike sitting incongruously in the foyer.

“I tried riding it but it killed my butt because the seat is slanted,” she said as we entered.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do with it,” Falwell complained.

Becki told him to drag it to the garage and disappeared down the hall. I found her on the patio checking on their golden retriever Sandy, who was patiently nursing a litter of four-week-old puppies. The father, a shaggy eight-year-old named Chance, dozed on the floor. “He’s an old lazy man,” Becki said.

A short while later, the Falwells sat in the kitchen and began to talk about the tumultuous events of the past two years. The wide-ranging conversation was one of many we had over the past eight months. What emerged was an intimate look inside a very public marriage as well as a Shakespearean drama about fathers and sons and the burden of legacy. For the first time, Falwell opened up about his true spiritual beliefs and how they diverge from those of his infamous father, who cofounded the Moral Majority and waged a scorched-earth cultural war for four decades. When I told Falwell that many people thought he, consciously or not, wanted to destroy himself, he considered it for a moment.

“Subconsciously, yeah, I believe that’s true,” he said, nodding. “It’s almost like I didn’t have a choice.” He went on: “Because of my last name, people think I’m a religious person. But I’m not. My goal was to make them realize I was not my dad.”

Click here to read more.
Source: Vanity Fair

Here We Go, the Devil Is a Lie, and a Little Leaven Leaveneth the Whole Lump: Michigan School Superintendent Is Forced to Deny Rumors That LITTER BOXES Were Provided for Students Who Are “FURRIES” After Outraged Mother Claimed Children Are Being Encouraged to Identify as CATS and DOGS – Daniel Whyte III Says People, I Have Warned You of This Sort of Thing for Many Years by Preaching the Word nearly Every Day. Now Hopefully This Is Enough Evidence for You to Take Your Children Out of These Hellhole Schools and Turn Against the Abomination of Homosexuality and So-called LGBT+ and by the Way in Case You Didn’t Know the + Stands for CATS and DOGS and Anything Else. You Do Know There Are Homosexuals Who Walk Human Beings Around the Neighborhood Like Dogs, This Is Demonic People.

A Michigan school district is denying that litter boxes were provided to students who identify as ‘furries’ after a woman made the claim in a school board meeting last month.

Video of the woman, Lisa Hansen, has since gone viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views on conservative social media pages and even being shared by a state Republican Party official.

‘So yesterday, I heard that a least one of our schools has – in one of the unisex bathrooms – a litter box for the kids that identify as cats, and I am really disturbed by that. And I will do some more investigation on that,’ she told the the Midland Public Schools Board of Education during a meeting on December 20.

On Thursday, Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow said it was ‘unconscionable’ that he had to address the issue in an email to parents that was also posted on Facebook.

‘Let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools,’ Sharrow said.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Wow, What a Crowd: Thousands of Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters Descend on DC and Ignore City’s Outdoor Mask Rules to Play Songs by Anti-Mandate Singer Meat Loaf and Listen to Speech From Robert F. Kennedy

Thousands gathered in Washington D.C. – a city that mandates vaccines – to protest vaccine mandates, with protesters blaring ballads by Meatloaf, a musician who is feared to have succumbed to COVID-19 complications at 74 after vocal hesitation about the jab.

Robert F. Kennedy and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were among big names who addressed the rally Sunday morning. Around 20,000 people were expected to attend the demonstration.

‘Americans want democracy back, and this rally is a demand by Americans to get their democracy back,’ Kennedy said of the rally to WUSA9.

Many of those who did so were not masked, despite DC Mayor Muriel Bowser mandating masks outdoors for people who have not had their COVID shot when gathered in large groups outside.

Meat Loaf – who died of suspected COVID side effects last week aged 74 – could be heard blaring out over the demonstration.

The much loved star was vocally anti-vaccine mandate and mask. Rumors that he was killed by the virus itself would also make him one of its highest-profile victims. It is unknown if he’d had the vaccine prior to his death.

In videos posted to social media, the singer’s hit I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) could be heard blaring as protesters gathered around the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pool.

After the artist’s death on Thursday, some mocked his stances on vaccine and mask mandates on social media.

‘In the end, he finally let us know what that one thing was that he wouldn’t do for love: Get vaccinated,’ tweeted Gene Wu, a Democrat in the Texas state House of Representatives, referring to the lyrics to his song that protesters played on Sunday.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Daniel Whyte III Says Pastor Tavner Smith Should Resign From Venue Church Immediately So That Hopefully the Church Can Be Saved as Shocked Church Members Catch “Pastor” Tavner Smith in His Boxer Shorts With a Married Coworker (and Her Husband Happens to Be on Staff as Well) Wearing Nothing but a Towel and Then They Lie and Say to the Poor Church Members They Were “Cooking CHILI” for Hotdogs and the CHILI Had Splashed on Their Clothes. People, Do Not Laugh Too Hard About This Foolishness Because What Is So Sad About This Is That This Is the Tip of the Iceberg and This Kind of Demonic Foolishness Has Been Going on in the Church for Years Now and Now the Church is Being Rebuked and Chastised for it by Jesus Christ and That Is Why God Is Shutting Down Churches and Why You Can’t Comfortably Go to Your Church Building. And Mr. Tavner Smith, the Wife You Foolishly Left for This Other Man’s Wife Is One of the Most Beautiful Women in the World So We Don’t Know What Possessed You to Do This Foolishness.

A Tennessee megachurch pastor was discovered half-naked with a married co-worker by stunned worshippers – only to claim that they’d innocently been cooking chili, and had stripped down after accidentally spilling it.

Last November, volunteers at the Venue Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid a surprise visit to Pastor Tavner Smith at his house – but discovered the pastor wearing only his boxers, with a married church employee in a towel.

The unnamed woman was married to another worker at Venue Church. Video circulating online is said to show the blonde woman – seen only from the rear – looking cozy with Smith, who divorced his wife last year, at a local restaurant.

Speaking of the chili incident, an unnamed worshipper told the Daily Beast: ‘I don’t think none of us was that dumb. If she dropped chili on her clothes, why are you in your boxers? Was y’all like, throwing chili at each other?’

Rumors of the pastor’s alleged affair had been swirling for months. One former church member told the Daily beast she had given Smith the benefit of the doubt for quite awhile.

The pastor, who started Venue church in a former Sam’s Club warehouse in 2012, was well-respected and made a good name for himself and his family. Multiple people who spoke to the Daily Beast credited the church with turning their life around.

But he is said to have begun to spend more time with the co-worker in 2020, and surprised worshippers by getting a tattoo, and a piercing.

As the rumors began to circulate, some church members began asking questions. One church member said she spoke to the the pastor and the church employee who was allegedly having an affair with, and they both denied having an affair.

But something still felt off, she said. Then she received a video from another church member. It showed smith and the female employee sitting together for a bit when it appears they go in for a kiss.

‘At that point we were just kind of like, ‘OK that’s the physical evidence,’ the former attendee told the Daily Beast. ‘That was the moment that we were like, ‘That’s what we needed.

Locals say Smith began preaching about relationship issues around the same time his own is said to have fallen apart.

His church is said to be so cult-like – with locals repeatedly pestered to join – that people who avoided it would joke ‘Don’t drink the orange Kool-Aid,’ a reference to the color of its logo.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail

Chet Gladkowski on How Making Plans for Small Groups Are Now Like Making Plans for Earthquakes

If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that we don’t know what’s next. So, your plans for small groups and preparations need to be like buildings made for an earthquake. The 2009 L’Aquila earthquake in Italy was devastating. It damaged thousands of buildings, both new and ancient, leaving 65,000 people homeless. The main reason for the extent of damage was not the earthquake itself, but poor construction standards that did not allow the buildings to “move” with the earthquake. One official from Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said, “In California, an earthquake like this one would not have killed a single person.” When the earthquake hit, these “stiff” buildings could not move, so they snapped and collapsed.

While we have not gone through a physical earthquake, the ground beneath our feet certainly has shaken when it comes to small group gatherings. Just when we thought we’re getting our arms around what to do, what not to do, a new surge appears, a new set of instructions come out. Just when the trends were moving in the right direction, there is a spike, causing concern and raising levels of fear and anxiety.

We’ve gone through outright cancellations. Then the rush to Zoom. As worship reopened, face-to-face small groups reemerged. As we carefully got together, did we shake hands? Bump fists or elbows? Hug? And as the pandemic seemed to be passing, so did our alertness to precaution and prevention.

Click here to read more.
Source: Church Leaders

U.S. Food Supply Is Under Pressure, From Plants to Store Shelves: Weeks of Workers Calling in Sick Add to Continuing Supply and Transportation Disruptions, Making Store Shelves Harder to Fill

The U.S. food system is under renewed strain as Covid-19’s Omicron variant stretches workforces from processing plants to grocery stores, leaving gaps on supermarket shelves.

In Arizona, one in 10 processing plant and distribution workers at a major produce company were recently out sick. In Massachusetts, employee illnesses have slowed the flow of fish to supermarkets and restaurants. A grocery chain in the U.S. Southeast had to hire temporary workers after roughly one-third of employees at its distribution centers fell ill.

Click here to read more.
Source: WSJ

Regina King’s Son Ian Alexander Jr. Said These Last Words Before He Took His Own Life: ‘I Don’t Think Instagram Is Healthy for Me.’ These Are Haunting Last Words. In the Days Before He Took His Own Life on His 26th Birthday He Revealed He Was ‘Losing His ****’ and Felt His Brain Was on Fire. Daniel Whyte III Says In Light of the Great Regina King’s 26-year-old Son Committing Suicide on His Birthday and in Light of Other Famous People Losing Their Children to Suicide and Apparently Going Through Serious Problems You Need to Do What God’s Word Has Said for Your Own Good and Mental Health as Well as for Your Children’s Good and Mental Health and That Is Number 1. Matthew 7:7-8 Says, “Ask, and It Shall Be Given You; Seek, and Ye Shall Find; Knock, and It Shall Be Opened Unto You: for Every One That Asketh Receiveth; and He That Seeketh Findeth; and to Him That Knocketh It Shall Be Opened.” Number 2. Remember That In Luke 18:1 Jesus Christ “Spake a Parable Unto Them to This End (to This Purpose, to This Aim), That Men Ought Always to Pray, and Not to Faint.” Number 3. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Says, “Pray Without Ceasing.” Number 4. Luke 21:36 Says to “Pray Always.” Number 5. Romans 12:12 Says to Continue Instant in Prayer. The Devil Is Attacking Our Children’s Minds and Seeking to Destroy Them and if You Realize You Did Not Do Your Best in Raising Your Children You Need to Pray Even More. Stop Blaming Everything and Everybody Else and Pray. Make Sure That You Pray for Other Families Going Through This. Your Family May Be Next. And Pray This Prayer That God Gave Daniel Whyte III a Year or So Before the Coronavirus Plague: “God, Prepare Us for Good Days and Bad Days, Prepare Us for Celebrations and Tragedies, Prepare Us for Weddings and Funerals, Prepare Us for Life and Death. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Haunting last messages posted to Twitter in the days ahead of Ian Alexander Jr.’s death reveal Regina King’s only child felt he was ‘losing his s**t.’

‘You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s**t…..yea that one really hits home,’ Ian tweeted five days before his took his life.

The DJ – who performed under the stage name desduné – added, in a separate message: ‘I don’t think instagram is healthy for me.’

Ian’s last Instagram post, published three days ago, was more positive and promoted his upcoming show. He also predicted his career was about to ‘blow up.’

‘Its been a minute but now we back at the jump off. Don’t you want to say you supported desduné before the blowup??’ he wrote.

Ian died by suicide on Wednesday, January 19, which was also his 26th birthday. No further details have been released.

Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail