THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.

Celina Juarez, 29, is in custody in San Jose accused of murdering her eight-month-old daughter Melani. Melani and her twin sister Zari are shown along with their two-year-old brother. Celina’s husband Artemio is now fundraising for her legal defense

THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.

Whyte agrees that she is sick and needs help, but she also needs prison time for what she has done against God by not having natural affection for her child, and what she has done against her husband by murdering his precious child, and what she has done against the child’s siblings, and against society. And if you think Whyte is picking on this woman, who is a cold-blooded murderer, if the husband knew that this woman was fragile by seeing her not express natural affection for the children, or because she told him she was struggling, or because the toddler was complaining about things she was doing, or from his own God-given instincts as a man, a husband, and as a father, yet he left her alone with these children, he should go to prison as an accessory to murder. Somebody needs to investigate him as well and what was going on in that household.

Now, with that said, Whyte has a problem with the double standard that the church and society unfairly applies when it comes down to women and men; yet, the WOKE church and WOKE society support feminism and women being equal to men in every area except when it comes down to areas like this. For if the man got “frustrated” and “lost it” and slapped the child and the child died, we would not be hearing all of this talk about “he needs help–not jail.” He would be under the jail and on his way to prison for a long time regardless of what his wife would say in support of him. There would not be a “go-fund-me page” for his defense, and he would probably be told that he would never see his other children again. By the way, this woman should never see her children again, and especially not alone, without major supervision — and not just family, because it is Whyte’s opinion that she will kill the other children as well, for this is beyond just a woman getting frustrated; this is demonic activity.

Beyond this, Whyte is dealing with this because, unfortunately, this is an increasing problem across the United States — not so much in other countries — but in the United States where many people both women and men act like they cannot handle the normal pressures of life and who do not rise to the occasion because they have been lied to by the church and the media, and the little, cute half-hour to an hour shows on television and even movies that give people a false idea of what true life is. As he said in his best selling book Letters to Young Black Men, “there are far too many people living fiction lives in a non-fiction world.” He is calling on all husbands and fathers to take this matter very seriously, and if you see signs where your wife is fragile after a baby is born during the child-bearing years, or she does not express natural affection to the children, or she is not rising to the occasion as an adult should, you are going to have to step up and do some things differently like insisting on working at home, not to do her job, but so as to protect your children from being harmed by her, and to rebuke her for not rising to the occasion of acting like an adult when and if she acts like a child and does things to harm the children.

By the way, men, contrary to the sweet, evangelical church, this is love, too, and this is the kind of help your wife needs to grow in her job as a wife and mother and you insisting that she does her job so that you do not have to end up doing her job and your job, too. All of this talk about her being sick because she had a baby or she is experiencing so-called post-partum depression, in most cases, is hog-wash. In most cases, these women are mature enough to have and enjoy sex, but they are not mature enough to lovingly take care of the baby, and they resort to acting like a child and not a mature grown-up and throwing devastatingly, deadly temper tantrums harming or killing the child. As stated earlier, as a husband and a father, it is your job to be there in the house, not to do her job, but to protect your children and to rebuke her and teach her, yea, even train her to act like an adult, if you have to.

How do I know? That is what I had to do when I saw that my wife Meriqua Whyte was not prepared to be a mother and therefore not trusted to be left alone with the children. After preaching the Gospel and the Word of God for about ten years as a full-time evangelist across the country and around the globe, which I was going to continue after my wife and I got married, thinking that my wife would be like Billy Graham’s wife Ruth Bell Graham and be able to hold down the household and take care of the children, while I went out and did my job as a full-time evangelist, which was a ministry, however, God had blessed me to do well financially as long as I was preaching on the road, which would have continued to help  our ministry and family out financially. In between traveling and preaching at meetings, we visited a close friend’s house and stayed with them a couple of days. I briefly went to the kitchen to get our food leaving my wife Meriqua Whyte with my beautiful, cherubic baby daughter Daniella (Danni) Whyte, who was probably eight or nine months old at the time — She could not have been a year yet. When I went back into the room, my beautiful baby daughter had an iron burn where the point of the iron was at the tip of the bottom of her eye; you could see the shape of the iron coming down on one side of her cheek. To this day, I believe my wife did it on purpose because there is just no way that could have happened any other way. In addition to that, I had her to breast-feed our first child and then the other six children after they came two years apart, and oftentimes while I was leading her in prayer, I would suddenly hear a blood-curdling, gasping-for-air choking sound coming from my baby, who was turning red and could hardly breathe, and it happened not only with my first child repeatedly, but to the other children as well. I believe to this day that she intentionally choked the children on her breast because she did not love her children or to try to get back at me because she knew I loved the children, or to try to cause some kind of problem against the ministry, which she has shown a strange Judas hatred for for years. So I came off the road to protect my first child and later our other children. It hurt us financially, but God gave me something else to do in the ministry full-time that allowed me to stay home to protect my children and to, unfortunately, teach her to act like an adult and a mother who would love and care for her children.

It was not a matter that my wife Meriqua Whyte was sick, it was a matter that her parents did not raise her properly, in addition to them divorcing; it was a matter of immaturity, and a matter of her not recognizing her immaturity and then rising to the occasion which some people do by the grace of God, and ultimately I found out that my wife had never been saved; she was religious and interested in church but she was not a born-again saved person. Sad to say, this harming the children and choking the children was just the beginning. She never wanted to tell the children I love you and she never wanted to hug the children throughout their childhood. I had to tell her to tell the children I love you; I had to tell her to say good night, I love you to the children. It had gotten to the point where the children froze up whenever she tried to hug them because they knew it was not sincere. And so at a certain point I stopped telling her to do it because the children were old enough to know she was not sincere, and she never did it on her own.

All of Whyte’s children are grown now. He has raised them by himself without much help from his wife. He had his wife do the dirty work such as wash dishes and clean the house. He had his wife to home-school the children, which she hated. He was the principal. But as Shakespeare said “All’s well that ends well.” The children are all alive. They are all grown now. Five have graduated from college and two are on their way. Two of the children have multiple degrees. And by the grace of God, they are doing well, other than fighting off the devil and WOKE family members and WOKE church members and WOKE co-workers because the devil is mad at them because they have helped their father in the ministry down through the years and because they are still helping him in the ministry. On December 19th, 2022, he and his wife will be celebrating 35 years of marriage and this is their first and only marriage, and divorce is not an option for either one of them, and Whyte believes that the only reason the marriage and the family has survived and stayed together is because of God saving his soul December 19th, 1979, and, by God’s grace, the Lord led him to lead the family in praying without ceasing, and in reading Ephesians chapters 5 and 6 everyday with his wife and children, and because he took seriously the Word of God in Ephesians chapters 5 and 6 about the man being the head of the family and adopted what Joshua said in the Bible as his motto “as for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord,” and then went forth and led his wife and children with a loving, firm, steady, stabilizing hand to great victory and great success in the ministry and in life. Contrary to WOKEISM in the church and in society, Whyte believes that men should be head of households and lovingly and strongly lead their wives and their children according to the Word of God, and that includes loving rebuke and chastisement when it is necessary.

 

Continue reading “THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.”

THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.

Celina Juarez, 29, is in custody in San Jose accused of murdering her eight-month-old daughter Melani. Melani and her twin sister Zari are shown along with their two-year-old brother. Celina’s husband Artemio is now fundraising for her legal defense

THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.

Whyte agrees that she is sick and needs help, but she also needs prison time for what she has done against God by not having natural affection for her child, and what she has done against her husband by murdering his precious child, and what she has done against the child’s siblings, and against society. And if you think Whyte is picking on this woman, who is a cold-blooded murderer, if the husband knew that this woman was fragile by seeing her not express natural affection for the children, or because she told him she was struggling, or because the toddler was complaining about things she was doing, or from his own God-given instincts as a man, a husband, and as a father, yet he left her alone with these children, he should go to prison as an accessory to murder. Somebody needs to investigate him as well and what was going on in that household.

Now, with that said, Whyte has a problem with the double standard that the church and society unfairly applies when it comes down to women and men; yet, the WOKE church and WOKE society support feminism and women being equal to men in every area except when it comes down to areas like this. For if the man got “frustrated” and “lost it” and slapped the child and the child died, we would not be hearing all of this talk about “he needs help–not jail.” He would be under the jail and on his way to prison for a long time regardless of what his wife would say in support of him. There would not be a “go-fund-me page” for his defense, and he would probably be told that he would never see his other children again. By the way, this woman should never see her children again, and especially not alone, without major supervision — and not just family, because it is Whyte’s opinion that she will kill the other children as well, for this is beyond just a woman getting frustrated; this is demonic activity.

Beyond this, Whyte is dealing with this because, unfortunately, this is an increasing problem across the United States — not so much in other countries — but in the United States where many people both women and men act like they cannot handle the normal pressures of life and who do not rise to the occasion because they have been lied to by the church and the media, and the little, cute half-hour to an hour shows on television and even movies that give people a false idea of what true life is. As he said in his best selling book Letters to Young Black Men, “there are far too many people living fiction lives in a non-fiction world.” He is calling on all husbands and fathers to take this matter very seriously, and if you see signs where your wife is fragile after a baby is born during the child-bearing years, or she does not express natural affection to the children, or she is not rising to the occasion as an adult should, you are going to have to step up and do some things differently like insisting on working at home, not to do her job, but so as to protect your children from being harmed by her, and to rebuke her for not rising to the occasion of acting like an adult when and if she acts like a child and does things to harm the children.

By the way, men, contrary to the sweet, evangelical church, this is love, too, and this is the kind of help your wife needs to grow in her job as a wife and mother and you insisting that she does her job so that you do not have to end up doing her job and your job, too. All of this talk about her being sick because she had a baby or she is experiencing so-called post-partum depression, in most cases, is hog-wash. In most cases, these women are mature enough to have and enjoy sex, but they are not mature enough to lovingly take care of the baby, and they resort to acting like a child and not a mature grown-up and throwing devastatingly, deadly temper tantrums harming or killing the child. As stated earlier, as a husband and a father, it is your job to be there in the house, not to do her job, but to protect your children and to rebuke her and teach her, yea, even train her to act like an adult, if you have to.

How do I know? That is what I had to do when I saw that my wife Meriqua Whyte was not prepared to be a mother and therefore not trusted to be left alone with the children. After preaching the Gospel and the Word of God for about ten years as a full-time evangelist across the country and around the globe, which I was going to continue after my wife and I got married, thinking that my wife would be like Billy Graham’s wife Ruth Bell Graham and be able to hold down the household and take care of the children, while I went out and did my job as a full-time evangelist, which was a ministry; however, God had blessed me to do well financially as long as I was preaching on the road, which would have continued to help  our ministry and family out financially. In between traveling and preaching at meetings, we visited a close friend’s house and stayed with them a couple of days. I briefly went to the kitchen to get our food leaving my wife Meriqua Whyte with my beautiful, cherubic baby daughter Daniella (Danni) Whyte, who was probably eight or nine months old at the time — She could not have been a year yet. When I went back into the room, my beautiful baby daughter had an iron burn where the point of the iron was at the tip of the bottom of her eye; you could see the shape of the iron coming down on one side of her cheek. To this day, I believe my wife did it on purpose because there is just no way that could have happened any other way. In addition to that, I had her to breast-feed our first child and then the other six children after they came two years apart, and oftentimes while I was leading her in prayer, I would suddenly hear a blood-curdling, gasping-for-air choking sound coming from my baby, who was turning red and could hardly breathe, and it happened not only with my first child repeatedly, but to the other children as well. I believe to this day that she intentionally choked the children on her breast because she did not love her children or to try to get back at me because she knew I loved the children, or to try to cause some kind of problem against the ministry, which she has shown a strange Judas hatred for for years. So I came off the road to protect my first child and later our other children. It hurt us financially, but God gave me something else to do in the ministry full-time that allowed me to stay home to protect my children and to, unfortunately, teach her to act like an adult and a mother who would love and care for her children.

It was not a matter that my wife Meriqua Whyte was sick, it was a matter that her parents did not raise her properly, in addition to them divorcing; it was a matter of immaturity, and a matter of her not recognizing her immaturity and then rising to the occasion which some people do by the grace of God, and ultimately I found out that my wife had never been saved; she was religious and interested in church but she was not a born-again saved person. Sad to say, this harming the children and choking the children was just the beginning. She never wanted to tell the children I love you and she never wanted to hug the children throughout their childhood. I had to tell her to tell the children I love you; I had to tell her to say good night, I love you to the children. It had gotten to the point where the children froze up whenever she tried to hug them because they knew it was not sincere. And so at a certain point I stopped telling her to do it because the children were old enough to know she was not sincere, and she never did it on her own.

All of Whyte’s children are grown now. He has raised them by himself without much help from his wife. He had his wife do the dirty work such as wash dishes and clean the house. He had his wife to home-school the children, which she hated. He was the principal. But as Shakespeare said “All’s well that ends well.” The children are all alive. They are all grown now. Five have graduated from college and two are on their way. Two of the children have multiple degrees. And by the grace of God, they are doing well, other than fighting off the devil and WOKE family members and WOKE church members and WOKE co-workers because the devil is mad at them because they have helped their father in the ministry down through the years and because they are still helping him in the ministry. On December 19th, 2022, he and his wife will be celebrating 35 years of marriage and this is their first and only marriage, and divorce is not an option for either one of them, and Whyte believes that the only reason the marriage and the family has survived and stayed together is because of God saving his soul December 19th, 1979, and, by God’s grace, the Lord led him to lead the family in praying without ceasing, and in reading Ephesians chapters 5 and 6 everyday with his wife and children, and because he took seriously the Word of God in Ephesians chapters 5 and 6 about the man being the head of the family and adopted what Joshua said in the Bible as a family motto “as for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord,” and then went forth and led his wife and children with a loving, firm, steady, stabilizing hand to great victory and great success in the ministry and in life. Contrary to WOKEISM in the church and in society, Whyte believes that men should be head of households and lovingly and strongly lead their wives and their children according to the Word of God, and that includes loving rebuke and chastisement when it is necessary.

 

Continue reading “THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Some people, and amazingly including her husband Artemio Juarez, are rallying to the side of and raising money for the church-going woman Celina Juarez, who suffocated and murdered her 8-month-old little cherubic baby on her breast while feeding the baby, and who was getting ready to kill her other baby, saying, “She needs help, not jail.” Family and friends say she is a devoted parent who became overwhelmed when infant twins would not latch on to her breast. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, says, he will say this as kindly as he can knowing full well that this breaks the pro-women, feminist, evangelical, charismatic, Baptist, and WOKE rules: Even though this is a beautiful woman, she is a cold-blooded murderer of her own innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant, and could be easily charged with attempted murder of her other innocent, beautiful, cherubic infant that God blessed her with.”

BREAKING WORLD WAR III NEWS: 6 WRONG LESSONS FOR TAIWAN TO TAKE FROM THE WAR IN UKRAINE

A mural titled “Saint Javelin” dedicated to the British portable surface-to-air Javelin missile is unveiled on the side of an apartment block in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 25. CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY IMAGES

BREAKING WORLD WAR III NEWS: 6 WRONG LESSONS FOR TAIWAN TO TAKE FROM THE WAR IN UKRAINE

 

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Holly Fugate on United Methodists Should Support the Dobbs Vs. Jackson Decision

When the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling came on June 24, it was met with both jubilation and consternation. Some saw it as a victory for unborn children, others as a violation of a woman’s right to bodily autonomy. Still others simply saw it as federalism prevailing as the law of the land. Amid these various opinions and emotions, what should the response of the United Methodist be to Dobbs?

To answer, we must turn for guidance to the church’s Social Principles, found within the Book of Discipline. The Social Principles’ language on abortion is often heralded as middle-of-the-road and nuanced, leaving room for a variety of opinions. This belief may lead to the conclusion that our position on Dobbs can be varied and nuanced too. However, I believe the Social Principles’ stance on abortion is less nuanced than many think, and I believe it also requires Dobbs’ affirmation by United Methodists.

There are two profound statements we make as United Methodists regarding abortion. Paragraph 161.K in our Social Principles states, “Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion.” Then comes this: “But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother and the unborn child.”

From these two statements, we as United Methodists make clear that we believe the unborn is sacred human life and that we are bound to respect equally the mother and her unborn child. Abortion kills that sacred human life, which is why we are reluctant to approve abortion, just as we are reluctant to approve the killing of any human.

The paragraph goes on to say, “We cannot affirm abortion as an acceptable means of birth control.” That’s because doing so fails to respect the life and well-being of mother and child equally. In fact, the only situation in which we affirm abortion is “tragic conflicts of life with life” in which a mother might die because of a pregnancy (such as ectopic pregnancy).

Therefore, according to our Social Principles, abortion is the killing of a sacred human life – a life we are bound to treat with the same respect we give other humans. With that understanding in hand, we can turn to the Dobbs decision.

What did Dobbs do? It revoked a constitutional right to abortion, yes. But since we have a definition of abortion, we can plug that clarifying language in to better understand Dobbs.

The Dobbs decision revoked a constitutional right to kill sacred human life.

Put like that, the discussion does not seem so nuanced. In what other contexts would United Methodists affirm a right to kill sacred human life? Not many. So what should the United Methodist response to Dobbs be? Presumably the same response a United Methodist would have to any other ruling that removed the right of humans to kill other humans.

The conclusion seems obvious when stated like this, but real-life situations seldom feel that simple. Here’s a huge complicating factor that I readily admit: pregnancy is weird. I say that as someone who has had three babies, including a daughter who may one day be pregnant.

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Source: United Methodist News

Bonnie Kristian on Herschel Walker and the Platform of Cheap Grace: Christians Believe in Mercy Amidst Moral Failing, but How Then Should We Vote?

A recent campaign ad for Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, is titled “Grace.”

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is “a preacher who doesn’t tell the truth. He doesn’t even believe in redemption,” Walker says about his opponent in the clip. “I’m Herschel Walker, saved by grace, and I approve this message.”

The messaging, leaning on Christian language around forgiveness, is part of Walker’s campaign among Christian conservatives in Georgia. And it came two days after the former NFL and UGA football star dismissed a Daily Beast report that he urged a then-girlfriend to get an abortion after he impregnated her in 2009.

It’s a neat trick: I didn’t do it, Walker’s overall messaging says, but if I did it, you should forgive me if you believe in God’s redemption. You should give me grace.

He insists the receipt from the abortion clinic, the bank image of his signed personal check, and the signed “get well” card she presented as evidence “haven’t shown anything.” He brushes off the New York Times report in which the same woman alleged he pushed her to get a second abortion in 2011 and, after she refused, became a distant father, rarely present in the life of their now 10-year-old-son. He’s sworn to sue the Beast for defamation over its “flat-out lie.”

Maybe Walker is telling the truth, in which case I hope his suit succeeds (even though, full disclosure, I regularly write for The Daily Beast). To be falsely subjected to an accusation like this in the national press would be a great wrong.

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Source: Christianity Today

Mark Silk on the Herschel Walker Case Belies the Case for Religion in Politics

FILE - Herschel Walker, GOP candidate for the US Senate for Georgia, speaks at a primary watch party on May 23, 2022, at the Foundry restaurant in Athens, Ga. According to a new report published late Monday, Oct. 3, Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and threatened to sue. (AP Photo/Akili-Casundria Ramsess, File)
FILE – Herschel Walker, GOP candidate for the US Senate for Georgia, speaks at a primary watch party on May 23, 2022, at the Foundry restaurant in Athens, Ga. According to a new report published late Monday, Oct. 3, Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and threatened to sue. (AP Photo/Akili-Casundria Ramsess, File)

(RNS) — “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” declared George Washington in his 1796 Farewell Address (in a sentence drafted by Alexander Hamilton).

But had he been around for the Herschel Walker affair, the outgoing president might have amended the text.

Not that Washington would have been shocked at the disconnect between a politician’s moral claims and his personal behavior. Indeed, the following year Hamilton himself publicly ’fessed up to an adulterous affair.

As for Walker, he seems to be surviving on the strength of those most fervent upholders of religion and morality, the white evangelicals of Georgia, who are unwilling even to suggest they might have a problem voting for a man who is accused of persuading his girlfriend to get an abortion (and paying for it).

Did I mention that Walker is campaigning on an anti-abortion platform that does not allow exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother?

I know, I know, this allegedly supposedly happened a dozen years ago, and evangelicals believe deeply that past sins can be forgiven. As devoted Walker supporter Ralph Reed told NPR, “(T)he message of the gospel is that we can all find redemption through faith in Christ. Herschel’s story is one of redemption and hope.”

Only problem is, for forgiveness to happen you’ve got to, well, ’fess up (as Hamilton did). While Walker has acknowledged a number of past sins, he has yet to own up here, instead threatening to sue the Daily Beast, which broke the story.

If, in the face of substantial documentary evidence and his own son’s j’accuse to the contrary, you nevertheless believe Walker when he says he didn’t do it, doesn’t know the woman (who happens to be the mother of one of his other sons out of wedlock) and professes that it wouldn’t have been so bad if he did do it — well, I’ve got a mountain of granite with depictions of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee on horseback in DeKalb County, Georgia, I’d be happy to sell you.

What Walker’s case makes clear is that evangelical disapproval of immorality in politicians no longer has any bearing on their vote. Back in the last millennium, they roundly condemned Bill Clinton for his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky. As recently as 2011, 60% of them said they believed that a public official who “commits an immoral act in their personal life” cannot still “behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life.”

That number dropped to 20% after the emergence of the notorious “Access Hollywood” footage in which Donald Trump … well, you know.

If memory serves, it was back during the 2008 election cycle that some evangelical leaders began justifying a vote for a presidential candidate who wasn’t “one of us” by intoning, “We’re electing a president, not a pastor.” Then it was Mitt Romney, the Mormon, for whom a conscientious vote had to be justified.

The line was trotted out repeatedly for Trump in 2016, problematic morals having been substituted for a problematic religious identity. But no one even seems to be bothering in the case of Herschel Walker.

Once upon a time, white Southerners were called Yellow Dog Democrats because it was believed they’d vote for a yellow dog so long as it had a “D” next to its name. These days, white evangelicals might be called Moral Leper Republicans.

Four centuries ago, the pioneering American Baptist Roger Williams, anxious to ensure that religion did not get mixed up with secular concerns, claimed that in the Bible, when Jews or Christians “opened a gap in the hedge or wall of separation between the Garden of the church and the wilderness of the world, God broke down the wall itself, removed the candlestick, and made his garden a wilderness, as at this day.”

In 1980, white evangelical leaders opened a gap in the hedge when they made a bargain with the GOP to seize political power. And their garden has become a wilderness.

THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Bishop Lamar Whitehead is Caught on Tape Shoving a Woman Away From the Pulpit in His Church After Allegedly Having a Fight Over His $40 Million Lawsuit Against YouTubers DeMario Jives and Larry Reid

Video posted to YouTube shows the moment Bishop Lamar Whitehead apparently shoved a woman after she interrupted his sermon Sunday

THERE IS A DEVIL LOOSE: Bishop Lamar Whitehead is Caught on Tape Shoving a Woman Away From the Pulpit in His Church After Allegedly Having a Fight Over His $40 Million Lawsuit Against YouTubers DeMario Jives and Larry Reid

— Daniel Whyte III Says, This is a Crying Shame! We at BlackChristianNewsNetworkOne or BCNN1.com Intentionally Waited For Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral to be Completely Finished Before we Ran This Story. We Did Not Want to Run This Demonic Foolishness at the Same Time While This Great Woman, Who Personally Never Had a Scandal of Being Robbed in the Church and Being Accused of Making it All up and Who Never Had a Personal Scandal of Fighting in the Church, or Any Other Personal Scandal in Nearly 100 Years of Life Was Being Laid to Rest. We Did Not Want to Mix High Church Beauty With Low Church Foolishness. This is a Shame Before God How the WORSE LAODICEAN CHURCH in the History of the World, Not Only This Local Church and This Local Pastor, But Churches, in General, Across This Country Are Being Viewed in the News Today. I Want to Warn the Church Not to Make This Man the Scapegoat For All of the Sins of the Church. He is the RESULT of Over Forty to Fifty Years of False Preaching and Teaching Regarding the So-Called PROSPERITY GOSPEL, Yes, Even on TBN and Day Star and the False Preaching and Teaching That Because of Grace, Christians Can Live Committing All Kinds of Gross Sins and Abominations, Including Homosexuality, and Still be Blessed and Highly Favored of God. That is a Lie Out of Hell. And so we Have This Sort of Thing Happening Everyday, Now, That we Are Even Ashamed to Report.

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Russell Moore on What Church Splits Can Teach Us About a Dividing America

Image: Illustration by Rick Szuecs / Source Images: Envato Elements
Image: Illustration by Rick Szuecs / Source Images: Envato Elements

This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here.

An uncanny number of people are imagining the looming collapse of the United States.

Some speak openly of preparing for “civil war,” while others crow about the need for a “national divorce” between red and blue states. Most, though, whisper these thoughts. They look at a country seemingly at the breaking point and begin to wonder whether we may indeed be heading for a national conflict of some kind.

To answer such questions, perhaps even the most secular Americans should look to a religious phenomenon that has proven in years past to be a leading indicator of our nation’s future: church splits.

In the Baptist tradition, the year 1845 was key—we learned about it in church history alongside other momentous years like 325 (the Council of Nicaea) and 1517 (the start of the Protestant Reformation). In 1845, the denominational structure I grew up in—the Southern Baptist Convention—was formed.

We always spoke of our founding as having been spurred by a passion for world missions and evangelization. And yet most of us knew that 1845 wasn’t really a “founding” at all; it was a split. Yes, there was a dispute between northern and southern Baptists over the nature of missions—but the real debate was over whether to appoint slaveholders as missionaries.

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Source: Christianity Today

Peggy Noonan on Queen Elizabeth Always Accepted Her Responsibilities With Grace and Humility

‘For the British people, Victoria was more than an individual, more even than the queen,” Robert K. Massie wrote in “Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.” “She was—and had been as long as most of them could remember—a part of the fabric of their lives. She embodied history, tradition, government, and the structure and morality of their society. They trusted her to remain there, always to do her duty, always to give order to their lives. She did not disappoint them. In return, they gave her their allegiance, their devotion—and their esteem.”

We all knew it was coming yet it feels like a blow. A mighty presence has passed, one who meant more to us perhaps than we’d noticed.

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Source: Wall Street Journal

Canon J.John on the Passing of the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-1922(Photo: Pixabay/WikiImages)
Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-1922(Photo: Pixabay/WikiImages)

‘The Queen has died.’ We have always known that someday we would hear those words, but that certainty has not robbed them of either their sadness or their solemnity. In the sea of tributes now overwhelming us, how should we react?

Our first reaction should surely be appreciation. We need to reflect with gratitude on all that the Queen achieved for the nation and the Commonwealth. The reign of Queen Elizabeth II was certainly long, yet length of reign – like length of life – is no measure of greatness. The Queen’s accomplishment was not simply to reign for a long time, but to reign well.

It is an achievement made even greater because she ruled in difficult times. She has been compared to both the first Queen Elizabeth and to Queen Victoria yet, unlike them, it was not her lot to rule at a time of either national glory or imperial splendour.

Our Queen Elizabeth came to power in a Britain still recovering from war. Her reign witnessed the end of the British Empire and the emergence of a new, confused Britain, increasingly adrift from its traditional values. During her reign fashions in culture, art and manners came and went; kings, emperors, presidents and regimes flourished only to be swept away by time.

Yet if the winds of change blew strongly, the Queen seemed unaffected by them. Whatever happened to the nation – economic turmoil, terrorist atrocity or political uncertainty – the Queen was there and the nation found comfort in that. In an age of uncertainty and confusion she came to embody what Britain stood for. For that solidity and stability in turbulent times we are grateful.

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Source: Christian Today