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What The REAL Problem Is Behind Mass Shooting, Hint: It’s Not Gun Laws

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President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins appeared for an interview on Fox News to discuss the recent shooting in Texas.

Perkins said,

Well, I’m willing as a former police officer and an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m willing to sit down with the Left who say, “I don’t want to hear any more about your prayers.” Well, I agree. Praying alone is not enough. It’s time to act, and it’s not just about having a conversation about restricting those who should not have guns, criminals, but it’s also a discussion of the absence of a moral core in our culture today.
I mean, look, we’ve taught our kids that they come about by chance through primordial slime and then we’re surprised that they treat their fellow Americans like dirt.
It’s time we talk about the result of the Left’s systematic march through our institutions driving religious expression from the public square. I think we have to go back to the point where we instill in these children – at least give them the opportunity to know that they’re created in the image of God, therefore they have inherent value, and as the first president United States said, “Don’t think that we can have morality without religion.” We’ve driven religion from our public life, and we’re shocked that we no longer have morality and we no longer value human life.

Todd Piro then brought on Corey Brooks who is pastor of New Beginnings Church in Chicago, Illinois

Brooks elaborated further,

I agree a lot with with Tony just said. The fact that morality is at a … low in America right now, we have to do everything we can to make sure that we turn America back toward God. It’s unfortunate that in so many institutions, God has been forced out of the equation and as a result, you see individuals throughout America who have emptiness – whether you’re dealing with the kid in Texas or a kid on the block in Chicago – a lot of these young people have emptiness inside; they’re needing attention affirmation, and acceptance, and until we get that settled, and no matter how many laws we do, no matter how restrictive we make it – Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws, but yet we still have a high surge of violence – that is because we’re lacking in morality.


What Is Evil?

waving flagAuthored By: Meeke Addison | Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017

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[D]o we now believe that evil can only be connected to certain political views?

– Meeke Addison

“Profoundly immoral, malevolent, vile, dishonorable, corrupt, depraved” – A quick Internet search for the definition of “evil” returns these terms, all of which might be used to describe the actions of the four individuals in Chicago who abducted and tortured another human being for hours.

In the days following the account of how Brittany Covington, 18, Tanishia Covington, 24,  Jordan Hill, 18, and Tesfaye Cooper, 18, kidnapped and tortured a special needs teenager who believed them to be friends, speculations abounded. Why did they do this? Was it politically motivated? Racially motivated? A hate crime? Did these individuals have bad home training? Or was it just evil?

CNN’s Don Lemon corrected one of his guests when that guest described what these individuals did as evil: “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people, and I think they have bad home training.”Leftist Propagandist

What an outrageous statement! “Bad home training”? Maybe failing to say, “Thank you” or to hold a door for a stranger classifies as bad home training. And we might rightly wonder where the parents of a disrespectful toddler are. But to abuse, humiliate, and torture a human being while laughing and posting it live to Facebook? What is that?

A few days ago, the grandmother of Brittany and Tanishia Covington apologized to the victim of her granddaughters. Priscilla Covington told the, “I am so sorry. I am so sorry. I apologize on behalf of my family to his. That’s all I can say.” Priscilla, who raised Brittany from infancy, also said, “My girl was not raised like that.”

That may answer Don Lemon’s other questions: “Where is your parent? Where is your guardian?” Her name is Priscilla, Don, and she says she didn’t raise Brittany “like that.” So I guess that just leaves us with evil.

If Don Lemon would agree that what these four individuals did to a disabled person is immoral, vile, or dishonorable, then why would he hesitate to call it evil? Why was it easier for Don Lemon to blame home life than it was for him to acknowledge these individuals’ actions were evil? Do we believe certain groups of people can be evil and others cannot? Do we assume certain cultures are more prone to evil? And even more disturbingly, do we now believe that evil can only be connected to certain political views? What a scary thought!

I’d rather we not politicize evil. I’d rather see evil as the effect of sin that it truly is. Evil actions are characterized by the absence of God. Evil people demonstrate a lack of fear or reverence for the Creator and those made in His image. Most of us by reason of living have seen evil wrought upon innocent people. We recognize it immediately. Almost daily we see men driving vehicles over innocent people, bombing public places, or shooting indiscriminately at unsuspecting human beings. Evil people come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are citizens of this country, and some are not. Evil people are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Evil actions are committed by quiet, reserved people like Dylan Roof, and they are committed by loud, raucous people like Brittany and Tanishia Covington, Jordan Hill, and Tesfaye Cooper.

Don Lemon should not insult conventional wisdom by confusing bratty kids with evil individuals. And neither should we be misled by an obvious worldview masquerading as reporting. We know what evil is.

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10 Questions for Secretary of State John Kerry




By Steve Deace on September 18, 2014

kerryDuring a roundtable with the media this week, Secretary of State (say that without shuddering) John Kerry said the following:

“(The U.S.) has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what its doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region. And I think this is a wake-up call with respect to that because every Arab leader there today was talking about this, about real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go.”


FACES of Evil
FACES of Evil. The REAL WAR on women!

Instead of perpetuating this post-9/11, politically-correct charade that Islam is “a peaceful religion hijacked by a few extremists,” it’s good to see our chief diplomat has decided to pursue a conversation about “real Islam.” Since I’m almost not-at-all positive Secretary Kerry actually thoroughly vetted and researched this subject matter before spouting off about it, I have a few questions for our newest theologian.

  1. Is the jizyah, the infamous tax levied by Muslim conquerors upon unbelievers in exchange for tolerating (and not executing) them, considered “real Islam?”

  2. Is it “real Islam” in Saudi Arabia where women still aren’t allowed to drive?

  3. Is it “real Islam” every time Hamas breaks a cease-fire with Israel?

  4. Was it “real Islam” when Souflikar personally executed thousands of people by hand-held strangulation for the Ottoman Empire?

  5. Is the rampant female genital mutilation in Muslim cultures “real Islam?”

  6. Was it “real Islam” when the Q’uran said Allah turned the Jews into monkeys for their disobedience?

  7. Was it “real Islam” when Tamerlane’s conquering Muslim hordes killed 17 million people (5% of the total world population at the time)?

  8. Was it “real Islam” when Mohammed married a child bride?

  9. Was it “real Islam” when the Hadith quoted Mohammed as saying, “There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundredth higher, and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

  10. Is it “real Islam” when the Q’uran calls for going to war with unbelievers over 100 times?

Finally, Mr. Secretary, if those 10 questions prove too difficult for you, allow me to submit a bonus question:

Where in the world today are Muslims better off living in a culture under Sharia Law than they would be if they lived in the United States?

(Steve Deace is a nationally-syndicated talk show host and also the author of the new book “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” You can “like” him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.)   

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Muslims Demanding Their Own Sharia Patrols in Michigan

February 22, 2014

During the public comment time at the Dearborn city council meeting, a Muslim stood to demand that the city institute sharia patrols to keep young people out of parks and to prevent the sale of “offensive” magazines in stores.

The man named Hassan took his place in line during the public comments and when it was his turn to speak he prefaced his comments with loud chanting of Islamic prayers. He then went on to demand that the city begin patrols of the parks because people used them for “sexual activities.”

The Muslim would not tell the council where he lived claiming he feared for the safety of his family but said he lived near Westland.

As reported, “Hassan also stated that there were magazines and newspapers at the public libraries and civic center that can ’cause colossal damage to a child’s health,’ asking the city to review and monitor literature before they are distributed.”

So, Mr. Hassan wants sharia compliant patrols to prevent people from using parks and he wants the city to perpetrate sharia compliant censorship at libraries.

Fortunately, the city council shot down Hassan’s demands. This time.

But this is how we begin to lose our nation to invading Islam just as it has happened in Europe, Britain, and elsewhere. Muslims use our own system against us, using democracy to destroy democracy.

First they have a few people complain at a public meeting. Next they have a dozen. Then they shame the government to concede in a few demands. Next they demand more and government gives them, more. Then they are allowed their own enclaves where they have full power and can ignore the rule of law (this has happened in Britain). Then they branch out from their enclaves and begin to force other areas to observe their medieval rule.

Be ware of this, America. Sharia is coming if these Muslims have any say at all over it. Sharia is un-American, anti-democratic, anathema to freedom and liberty and it must be stopped.


Posted by on February 22, 2014.
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American Politics and Society: Virtue, Venality and Victory

By / 19 January 2014

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.“ 

James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution

The word “virtue” is practically meaningless in our culture.  This should not surprise since it is so rarely seen anywhere, especially in ruling elite.  We’ve become a nation of operators working angles across a landscape strewn with lies.  We’ve fallen so far, we see little kids shooting up schools, women dumping babies in trash cans, and men raping children.

And then, thankfully, we see virtuous men being raised up to speak out, men like Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, and Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL, and Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, and Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Virtue.  It once meant something honorable, admirable, praise worthy.  It’s come to mean success in gaming the system, getting away with crime, insisting on government handouts, or piling up wealth through corruption and licentiousness. Consequently, this experiment in liberty is failing.  The people are increasingly infected with things like political correctness and moral relativism, both hailed virtuous. In reality, they are the enemies of virtue.   The people, like stray sheep, are encouraged by their leaders in the ways of selfishness and indulgence.

The Pope tells us to stop focusing on the abortion holocaust and to downplay biblical admonitions to behave virtuously in our sexual lives, as if the two are disconnected.  He is hailed “man of the year” by a magazine committed to the destruction of virtue, no wonder.

Leaders in Protestant churches emphasize “personal growth”, the healing of infantile memories, and prosperity, ignoring the heart of the Gospel which is repentance leading to virtue by the power of the Spirit.  Consequently, we see one scandal after another, church splits, and general morass celebrating the ordination of professional sinners in the pulpit.

A complete misrepresentation of the 1st Amendment by hordes of media and political operators insist separation of church and state is salvation, when in truth, cultural salvation depends upon virtue, delivered by our Judeo-Christian traditions.  We have a President who actively works to destroy those traditions, claiming virtue the centerpiece of his administration, one marked by the greatest corruption and lawlessness ever seen.  The traitor in chief funds terrorists and denies they exist.  He then goes on to insult our men and women in uniform, sending them to fight in causes he does not support.  He is the enemy within, and yet, 40% of the people still worship the hollow man at his wax altar.

Politicians bought by powerful interests no longer blush, their lies becoming truth in their own eyes. Conscience is dead.

  • The President speaks about income disparity as his net worth quadruples in the last four years.  
  • He makes empty promises to help the middle class even as ObamaCare destroys the middle class.  
  • He whines about the privileged, then caters to them, accepting their praise and their campaign contributions.  
  • He beckons the poor, then makes their plight worse. 
  • He demands support from the black community, then ignores them, as they decline economically.
  • We have a majority leader in the Senate competing with Caligula.
  • The Speaker of the House appears a double-minded tear jockey.  
  • The Secretary of State, a Vietnam-era traitor, is found on his knees again in the face of the enemy while he insults allies.  
  • The Secretary of Defense can’t articulate a complete sentence. He specializes in gutting the military, and losing wars.  
  • The Attorney General breaks the law instead of enforcing it.
  • The Chief Justice of an incoherent Supreme Court rules without regard to the Constitution or the Lawgiver.
  • A woman with presidential ambitions responsible for decades of corruption and demoralization launches a speaking tour on the theme: “restoring good government”.
  • The high and mighty commit felonies without consequence, but let some commoner steal an apple and it’s prison time.  
  • WWII vets and grandmothers are beat to death in the streets, but the main topic of conversation among talking head liberals is a traffic jam in New Jersey, not the latest Hollywood or D.C. scandal.  
  • Four dead in Benghazi:  ignored. 
  • IRS targeting private citizens: ignored. 
  • The imperial presidency and illegal domestic surveillance: ignored.
  • The pulpits are silent.  
  • Politicians say nothing, loudly.
  • Soldiers, alive and dead, weep.  
  • Real heroes like Navy SEALS are denigrated:
  • real cowards and traitors like Obama and Kerry and Clinton and Reid are celebrated.  

Still, take heart.  Spiritual revival is coming, the counter revolution is growing, and the King of the Universe will have the final word.


 About the author: Allan Erickson

 Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Ten years ago he started his own training and recruitment company in the Pacific Northwest. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in California. He is also the author of “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email:

Know This. Your Sins Will Catch You

Numbers 32:23 “But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” (NIV)

No possible escape. It’s repentance or nothing. It’s the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus or you will die with your sins identifying you as one who refused the saving Grace of God.

There is no “excusing” with God. Over the last 60 years our society has been bombarded with excuses for people’s behavior. Remember the famous “Sneakers” defense? For those that are 30 years or younger, a defendant on trial for multiple murders came up with the defense that his mother ate too many Sneakers while pregnant, and some chemical in the candy bars affect him and that why he murdered all those people. That was the beginning of all the idiotic defenses attorneys conjure up to get their guilty clients off. It has become so common place, that excuses have become so much a part of our society as trends in fashion. Every one has an excuse; there is no personal responsibility any more.

Not with God. Sin is sin. Black and white. Society (and the 9th Circuit Court) will let you get away with your excuses, but not the Eternal God. Judgement is unavoidable without the cleansing, saving Grace of God through Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that only by genuine repentance. Any by the way, only HE can decide whether your repentance is genuine. There is no other escape.

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