Trump And The Cult 45

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These people are not Republicans; they’re the party of Trump. And together with their leader, they are a cult whose religion basically amounts to worship of the American flag and the national anthem. Collectively, they are Cult 45, and they resemblenothing of the Republican party I once thought I knew. 

Also published on Medium.

If you voted for him, are you ready to back down and apologize yet? Can you, even just for a moment, let down your hackles and admit you were wrong – or at least misguided?

If you’re still with him, what more will it take? What is even left to push the outrage threshold any farther? If the leaked audio of crying babies and young children at the southern border, pleading desperately for their parents or relatives whom they were just torn away from didn’t sway you to sanity, what more will…

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An Apology To Dr. King by: James Mulholland

Incredibly well written. It distresses me to think that many of us, white or of any color, have been comfortable in believing that not being a racist is the same as being supportive and proactive in Dr. Kings’ dreams for civility and equality. I truly felt that we had made immense strides towards achieving that endeavor and in reality we have moved only inches. In reality we are still in 1968 in our approach and with time, the real message has been lost . I needed this aide-memoire and I didn’t even know it. – James Navarrette

Note To My White Self

My apologies to you, Dr. King.

Until this year, I did not fully recognize my offensive behavior. Like most white folk, I saw the celebration of your birth as a day off work rather than a moment of national reflection. I was unaware of how we’ve neutered the poignancy of your complaints, defanged the sharpness of your rhetoric and domesticated the wildness of your dream.  I did not realize that we celebrate your birth in order to avoid the circumstances of your death, that a white man silenced your voice with a bullet.  Until this year, I did not understand that this day – unlike Thanksgiving and Fourth of July – should not be a day of celebration, but a day of national mourning.

My apologies to you, Dr. King.

Until this year, I was oblivious to how I and so many other white people – conservative and liberal alike –…

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When the Locker Room is in the West Wing

I have been working on a story for my blog regarding the women and men that been victims of predatory men and the phenomenon of the #MeToo battle cry when I saw this particular post by one of my favorite writers.

The title caught my eye and like an effective headline is supposed to do – it drew me in and I am so much better and empowered for having read this.
I hope men in particular, be they heterosexual or of the homo persuasion or anywhere in between, will pause and talk to their sons and nephews about us men in a brutal honest light . I hope we all call out the ugly when we see it. We are nothing without women and the forces they possess .

Bill Crocker

“And we should get on to much more important things and much bigger things.” –Donald Trump, then GOP Nominee for President during the second Presidential Debate via New York Times transcript.

The 2016 election has long passed, and we are now almost a year into Donald Trumps Presidency that has been constantly marred by President Trumps tweets, outlandish statements and actions. No different were his days as a Presidential candidate though. The most bombshell statement came from President Trump during a 2005 Access Hollywood tape that everyone and their sister has heard by now, where Donald Trump is overheard making a comment about grabbing women by the “p****”. When this tape surfaced, Donald Trump, and unfortunately many other “men” defended these comments as “Locker room talk”.

When Donald Trump was asked about these comments during a Presidential Debate with CNN he claimed that he did not do these things (I…

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Roy Moore, Al Franken, Donald Trump, and Jesus

Eye opening read was my first choice as an introduction, but it’s more than that. It opened my brain. The authors’ brave reveal is to be comended.

Bill Crocker

“…Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16 ESV)

Definitely Author of Confusion series worthy

What is it with sex? Obviously, if you are doing it right, it should be pretty awesome. However, the obsession that our culture has with sex is ridiculous. As much as conservatives want to paint liberals with a broad brush of “Hollywood sexualization”, they are not, and have never been immune to this issue. Look no further this past week then Roy Moore, Alabama Christian conservative running for office. What makes this so hard to watch, is the inability of the Republican party to get a handle on this situation. The people have already spoken, with Sean Hannity as their spokesperson that it is the victim that should be demonized and accused, while Roy Moore should be able to keep on running for office. Why not, right? Across…

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The big deal of sexual sin is for believers by Billy Cocker

I was raised in a good home where we loved God and I can’t think of a time in my life I did not need him or at least speak to Him.
I can recall times that I needed Him so badly that it was the only Hope I had and the reason I am still here.
I am sure I am not alone in being at a place in my life where I question His existence.
I am not an atheist.
I figured I had to write that down immediately, should my mother read this. I don’t want she should have a heart attack.
I really admire this writer, not only in his skills as a proficient writer, I am bewildered by the very way he can verbally choreograph intricate and in-depth thoughts to a dance that I can understand and follow.
I recommend this blog to anyone who has ever breathed.
This post in particular made me stop and really think. It was one of the firsts that I had read from Mr. Crocker.

I was content with ministering my way which was showing others how my relationship with God affected my life by being grateful, helpful, courteous and vigilant when I saw injustice. I was happily reminded of that the day I read the following:

Bill Crocker

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Paul, A.D. 55, to the Church at Corinth (1 Co. 6:18-20, ESV)

The talk of traditional marriage has taken a back seat these days, apparently from the lack of political conversation on the matter after several legal reversals of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), and the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” military rule on homosexuality. In some ways this a welcome result. It has always been disappointing for me, at least, to see the vitriol with which “Christians” would defame those who were promoting homosexual marriage and…

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