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Upon hearing the news that Samaritan’s Purse — the relief organization run by Christian evangelist Franklin Graham — is coming to the aid of coronavirus victims in New York City by setting up a temporary hospital in Central Park, a couple of officials were none too pleased.

A temporary hospital is built in Central Park during the coronavirus pandemic on Monday in New York City. The facility is a partnership between Mount Sinai Hospital and Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, and equipped with 68 beds to treat COVID-19 patients.Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images

Who are the officials, and what did they say?

First up was New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who tweeted a statement berating the development: “Franklin Graham has a long history of spewing anti-LGBTQ hate speech, and I find it extremely troubling that he and his organization are involved in our relief efforts in any way. New York City is known around the world for its embrace of diversity, and Franklin Graham has spent his career standing against these values. I will be monitoring this situation closely and making sure that our city’s values are being represented at all times.”

Then there was New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who tweeted that “it’s a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots.”In a statement on his official Senate page, Hoylman called Graham a “notorious anti-LGBTQ pastor”and said he put Graham “on notice” that Samaritan’s Purse must “treat all COVID-19 patients equally at the new medical tents.”

Here’s Hoylman’s full statement:

COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, and neither should Franklin Graham. It’s unacceptable that a New Yorker infected with COVID-19 could be subjected to discriminatory treatment from an organization whose leader calls us “immoral” and “detestable.”

Today I’m calling on Franklin Graham to publicly assure LGBTQ New Yorkers that they will receive the same treatment as anyone else at the Central Park field hospital. The City of New York and the Mount Sinai hospital network must monitor conditions closely at Graham’s facility and ensure every single LGBTQ patient is treated fairly. We cannot abandon our moral compass in the middle of a pandemic.

Sadly, beggars can’t be choosers: New York needs every ventilator we can get. But homophobic pastor Franklin Graham and his field hospital operation in Central Park must guarantee all LGBTQ patients with COVID-19 are treated with dignity and respect.

We’ll be watching.

Another view of the temporary hospitals set up in Central Park by Samaritan’s PursePhoto by Noam Galai/Getty Images

What was the reaction?

While Johnson and Hoylman tickled a few itching ears with their decidedly virtue-signaling statements, quite a few others found their words rather, er, prejudiced:

  • “The vast majority of voters see this as a group of well intended people bringing hope and light into a dark place right now. Put the partisan politics aside for a season and be thankful for the people willing to serve NYC. This is not the time to score political points sir.”
  • “Now we can all really see where the actual hate comes from.”
  • “As a gay New Yorker, I’d like to sit down with them over a cup of coffee and thank them for putting themselves in harm’s way. That’s how change of heart happens. They are risking their lives. We should be grateful.”
  • “It’s a shame that idiots like you would rather people die than have someone you don’t agree with help them.”
  • “Christians build a free hospital to help New Yorkers survive this crisis and you complain? Despicable.”
  • “Whose the bigot? Christians believe what they believe. Get over it. They love people they disagree with. Even you!”
  • “Let it go. They are compassionate and want to help. Now who’s the bigot?”
  • “Virtue-signaling boob.”
  • “And spare us your woke outrage. Holding a sincerely held religious belief about marriage (I personally think his scripture read is wrong) is not the same as hate speech. Your religious intolerance in the name of wokeness is a bigger threat to our republic.”
  • “It’s pretty clear who’s there to help New Yorkers and who’s there to mouth off on twitter and do absolutely nothing.”

How did Graham respond?

“We do not make distinctions about an individual’s religion, race, sexual orientation, or economic status. We certainly do not discriminate, and we have a decades-long track record that confirms just that,” Graham told NBC News in a statement. “This is a time for all of us to unite and work together, regardless of our political views. Let’s support one another during this crisis, and we pray that God will bless the efforts of all those battling this vicious virus.”


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter Posted: Apr 01, 2020 4:15 PM

The Bill for Globalism Has Arrived

Source: Yan Yan/Xinhua via AP

When the after-action report on the current pandemic is being prepared, I’m going to ask the guy with the notepad to write down: “China” and “globalists.”

Those words won’t be on Trump’s list. He can’t stop gushing about how much he respects China and the American companies that have outsourced jobs there. Even as China withholds vital medical supplies, he refuses to end our suicidal dependence on them. His one slight annoyance with China is that it lied about the Wuhan virus, allowing the disease to explode across the globe.

I have a longer list of complaints, beginning with the fact that they eat bats. The resulting pandemic now raging through our country would be bad enough, but our new crisis is a shortage of medical equipment. Too bad we shipped all our manufacturing to China! Not to worry, surely China wouldn’t disrupt the sacred “global supply chain.”

Oops. China is stockpiling masks and ventilators.

And there’s more good news! China makes more than 90% of our antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen and hydrocortisone, 70% of acetaminophen, and 40% to 45% of heparin, according to The New York Times. The last American penicillin plant closed more than 15 years ago. In early March, the Chinese government ominously warned that if China stopped exporting drugs, “the United States would sink into the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic.”

For decades, people like Trump’s trade director Peter Navarro have warned us that something like this would happen someday. But we were condescendingly told, This is capital seeking the most efficient market! And, anyway, if China screws with us, we’ll just make it ourselves.

Really? With broken-down buildings, a dispossessed workforce and no machinery? Unfashionable working-class people in the industrial Midwest were discarded long ago. They may as well have had “obsolete” stamped on their foreheads. But I notice that you, Wall Street, made a lot of money off of globalization.

Oh, did I? I didn’t notice!

What happened to your vaunted concern for China’s human rights violations — the Uyghurs, the Falun Gong, Tibet, child labor?

You should see my place in the Hamptons!

Even before China gave us this latest viral disease — not to be confused with H1N1, Asian flu, SARS and bird flu, also from China — one of the most frequent questions about Amazon products was: “Is this made in China?”

Obviously, a lot of consumers would happily pay more to know that something is made in the USA — or at least not in China. We’d like to support our fellow Americans. We also prefer products that don’t kill the family pet, instantly fall apart or risk being embargoed during a viral pandemic.

How about that search refinement, Amazon? “Made in USA — including constituent parts” or “0% Chinese.” I’d wager these would be more popular than the hundreds of other search parameters, such as star ratings, price, manufacturer, “prime,” calories, gluten-free and so on.

Not a chance. The globalists are making a lot of money selling us crappy products, manufactured in a culturally backward, totalitarian regime with zero quality control and absolutely no interest in the well-being of our country. Why hasn’t Trump seized on this nightmare of the New World Order to fulfill a campaign promise and bring manufacturing home? Where are the massive tariffs on Chinese goods and the “Buy American” programs? How about telling Ivanka, No, you are not going to make it even more expensive for companies to hire Americans with this ridiculous Paid Family Medical Leave Act! In fact, we’re going to seek the repeal of all laws that create jobs only for trial lawyers.

Even a lot of the American companies we’re so proud of for stepping up to make masks in this crisis … are making them in China. (New York Times, March 13, 2020: “A General Motors joint venture in southwestern China built 20 of its own mask-making machines and began bulk production.”)

Trump’s reaction? Flatter China so they’ll keep buying our soybeans. Maybe they’ll throw Jared some business!

Nearly a month ago, The New York Times reported that Trump was “preparing an executive order, which could be released in the coming days,” requiring the federal government to buy American-made pharmaceuticals. It apparently went into the same file as that executive order on anchor babies. We’re still waiting.

Navarro had the executive order ready to go, but then dozens of pharmaceutical companies lobbied against it, arguing that “a diverse pharmaceutical supply chain is precisely what enables the industry to respond quickly and make adjustments in its supply chain sourcing during natural emergencies and global public health crises.”

China: If we cut you off, America, you’ll be in hell.

The Big Pharma lobbyists also noted that Trump’s (idle) threat for America to make its own drugs “could run afoul of commitments it made under the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement.”

NO! WE CAN’T VIOLATE THE WTO’S GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT AGREEMENT!

Trump is the president of the United States. Either he is responsible for a monstrous virus arriving on our shores and destroying our economy — or China is. I expected the media to say, “Trump!” I didn’t expect Trump to agree.


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Reported By Jim Hoft | Published April 1, 2020 at 9:22am

As we reported earlier — There were 83,780 flu-pneumonia deaths in America this season. The CDC estimated 24,000 to 62,000 flu deaths this year.

We also have Washington DC experts continually changing their “scientific models.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci changed his estimates from 1.7 million deaths to 200,000 possible deaths in a span of 14 days!

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This is the same doctor who proposed shutting down the US economy.

The experts continue to promote “models” and “theories” at their press briefings.
Why not facts?

Jordan Schachtel

@JordanSchachtel

Birx looks at worst case scenario in Italy and decides we are going to model our response after them. Complete insanity, free from any data-based approach. The cure is not only worse than the disease. The cure is itself a poison pill.

VaPhilla Ice@newmanifest

Ugh. This isn’t rocket surgery. Quarantine the most vulnerable and continue common-sense social distancing and good hygiene, but plan to move back toward a functioning society within weeks, not months, or the economy won’t recover.

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According to FOX News — 78% of COVID-19 Patients have At Least One Underlying Health Problem!

From this current CDC weekly report 74% had at least one underlying condition present (255/965 total).

When was the last time you heard this at a press conference?

And why do we not know the average age of the coronavirus patient in the US? In Italy the AVERAGE is 80-years-old. What about the US?


A 9 year old girl gets a miraculous signal from God to check the bushes by her house and what she found was nothing short of AMAZING.

This little girl, Elysia Laub, got a strong feeling that she needed to go into her backyard, just as she was about to turn around and go back inside she heard a strange sound. The sound came from the bushes in her yard, she then walked closer to see what it was.

The sound she heard was crying and she amazingly found a little newborn baby who was abandoned in her bushes. She couldn’t understand why anyone would ever put their baby in a bush so she assumed it was a battery operated doll or a pig. The baby’s legs were just kicking away, she couldn’t deny it any longer, this was a baby.

The caring little girl knew that she needed to do something and get help for this little baby. The little girl ran inside to get her mom, who didn’t believe her. I mean, who leaves a baby in the bushes?? But sadly, it was true. Elysia’s mom wrapped the baby up in a blanket and called 911.

From awm:

Not only was the newborn abandoned, she suffered sun burns and was covered with bugs. Plus, the baby’s umbilical cord was still attached. Police knew then that she had been dumped after delivery.

Sherriff John Buncich said, “[It’s] a miracle that Elysia was out there to find her.”

When asked about how she had found the baby, Elysia gave all the credit to God.

“If I wasn’t there and God didn’t tell my brain if my brain didn’t make me go over there, we would find a dead baby in the yard this afternoon,” Elysia said. “It would be much worse and much different.”

This is the perfect example of 1 Timothy 4:12. It says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” The conduct, love, faith and open heart of this pure little girl is inspiring.

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