Posts tagged ‘Trump supporters’
URL of the original posting site: http://www.1776coalition.com/other-news-1/she-made-it-up-nypd-arrests-muslim-girl-who-claimed-attack-by-trump-supporters/#ixzz4T2RecsPu
New York City college student Yasmin Seweid who claimed to be the victim of a hate crime by Trump supporters is under arrest and charged with filing a false report, a police source told The New York Daily News.
The 18-year-old Seweid caused quite the media stir with her sensationalized account of Trump supporters attacking her on the subway. She claimed three men attempted to pull off her hijab while calling her a terrorist and yelling Trump’s name. All this happened, she said, while New Yorkers sat idly by and watched her get assaulted.
The police source told The News that police gave Seweid numerous opportunities to recant her story but she kept sticking to it. Finally, on Wednesday, she admitted she made the whole thing up, citing “family problems.”
Police say there were many inconsistencies in her story initially, but at first they assumed that could be a typical sign of being traumatized. They also claim the investigation into the false hate crime required “a lot” of resources.
Written by Bethany Blankley, Mar 3, 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/what-is-wrong-with-evangelicals-in-america
Those who are labeling Trump supporters as “not real Christians,” who are “gullible” and succumb to “magical thinking,” who are mesmerized by a “televangelist”-type-Trump falling at the feet of a “golden calf,” who “will not vote for him” should be reminded who they voted for in previous elections. These same naysayers voted for Romney, Obama, McCain, Bush Sr. and Jr., Reagan, Carter and many others who also claimed to be Christians, who also are in many ways no different than Trump.
The division in the church over candidates is indeed an indictment of Christianity in America. Christians today seem to forget the meaning of “freedom of conscience”– which Christians emphasized when first shaping this nation, because of being persecuted for their opinions and beliefs.
Sadly, not much has changed since the 1630’s.
UPON ARRIVAL TO THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY IN THE 1630S, ENGLISH CLERGYMAN AND LAWYER ROGER WILLIAMS OPPOSED WINTHROP’S FORM OF GOVERNMENT. BUT THE COLONY’S RULERS DIDN’T ALLOW FOR FREE THOUGHT OR SPEECH. THEY REJECTED HIS NOTION OF “FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE.”
FIRST THE MAGISTRATES PLACED WILLIAMS UNDER HOUSE ARREST. HE WAS FORBIDDEN FROM DISCUSSING HIS IDEAS. BUT WHEN HE CONTINUED TO SPEAK HIS MIND– IN HIS OWN HOME– THE MAGISTRATES BANISHED HIM FROM THE COLONY. NEXT, THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND AND SOUGHT TO KILL HIM.
WINTHROP WARNED WILLIAMS, WHO FLED, LEAVING HIS FAMILY BEHIND. HIS SUFFERING WAS GREAT AND HE BARELY SURVIVED. BECAUSE OF THIS, HE WROTE ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TREATISES IN HISTORY, THE BLOUDY TENENT OF PERSECUTION. THOMAS JEFFERSON NOT ONLY READ WILLIAMS’S TREATISE, BUT ALSO JOHN LOCKE’S, TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT, IN WHICH LOCKE REFERENCED OVER 1,500 BIBLE VERSES.
WERE IT NOT FOR ROGER WILLIAMS’S INFLUENCE, IT’S UNLIKELY THOMAS JEFFERSON WOULD HAVE WRITTEN WHAT HE DID IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. IN IT, JEFFERSON REFERENCES GOD FOUR TIMES:
- “The laws of nature and nature’s God,”
- All men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,”
- “The Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions,” and
- “The protection of Divine Providence.”
Freedom of Conscience exists because of Christianity. No Christian, just like no American, or no person for that matter, agrees with anyone else on everything. How is labeling and name-calling contributing to the strength of the church, to building people’s faith, rather than destroying it?
Who is the best judge of morality and character? Does one commentator think he knows more than Trump or could lead better? Does another think he knows who is really a genuine Christian or not? Since when are Christians determining that they are the moral authority and high bearers of truth?
- How did 400 ‘evangelical,’ ‘Christian’ pastors end up on Ashley Madison?
- Why is the divorce rate among evangelicals as high as those who are not Christians?
- Why are 35-40 percent of pastors giving up after five years?
- Why are so few churches teaching the gospel?
None of these questions are answered by whoever is sitting legally, or illegally, in the White House.
Even a self-describing Christian was the Speaker of the House when I worked in the U.S. Senate, who pushed for the “Contract with America,” to restore “conservative, Christian values” who was sleeping with his staffer, for whom he divorced his second wife to marry for a third time.
Yet, another Speaker, also was a Christian, was prosecuted for “concealing sexual abuse with a former male student.” In fact the three men who orchestrated Impeaching Bill Clinton, again while I also worked in the U.S. Senate, were each having elicit affairs. Still today, “Christian” leaders are embroiled in open affairs. And they are still in office.
Evangelicals first need to clean their own house. Otherwise they will be nothing more than piles of bones in a white-washed tomb, used by others thrown against glass houses wondering why the glass isn’t shattering.