What’s That Mr. Trump——Shithole Countries You Say?

President Donald J. Trump, widely known in Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical circles as God’s Anointed One, laid out his vile racism for all the world to see yesterday.  Perhaps he never heard or sang the song Jesus Loves the Little Children when he was growing up in the Queens Borough of New York City.

All the children in this song will grow up one day, and the Bible makes it crystal clear that Jesus loves all of them just as much when they become adults. Jesus loves them no matter what their native country might be.  If they are good enough for Jesus to love, I would surely think the arms of the Statue of Liberty would hug them and welcome them to this country.

In the space below, we present the song and the famous poem on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.  The song and poem are followed by a list of 13 immigrants who arrived in the United States as poor people.  Please read this list.

 

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Black and yellow, red and white
They’re all precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

Whether you’re rich or whether you’re poor
It matters not to Him
He remembers where you’re going
Not where you’ve been

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Black and yellow, red and white
They’re all precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

If your heart is troubled
Don’t worry, don’t you fret
He knows that you have heard His call
And he won’t forget

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Black and yellow, red and white
They’re all precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

All around the world tonight
His children rest assured
That He will watch and He will keep us
Safe and secure

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Black and yellow, red and white
They’re all precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

 

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

                            —-Emma Lazarus

 

Short List of Shithole Immigrants to the United States

Click on the following safe link.  When you get there, click on “View As: One Page”

13 People Who Immigrated to the United States with Nothing and Made a Fortune

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Bible Literacy Classes (Wink, Wink, Wink)

Old Bible

Public schools in a number of the 50 states that comprise the United States of America are allowed to teach Bible literacy classes. Such classes are required to be of a secular nature. The course work must be structured to teach the Bible objectively as an English teacher would treat any piece of secular literature. Most people have no objections to that—just so long as the course is presented to students in that way. After all, the Bible is an important piece of literature. It has enormous historical significance in the context of the development and evolution of western civilization. If the course is indeed taught in a secular way, which is legal under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that is good educational news.

Unfortunately, there is way too much bad news in too many of these Bible literacy classes. Efforts to promote Bible literacy classes to local school boards are often led by dishonest Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals. In too many instances, the Bible course materials used in classes have been developed by fundie organizations. Why? The fundies see such courses as a wide-open door for illegally side-stepping the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This open door allows them to cleverly sneak the teachings of Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism into the public school curriculum. Moreover, the course proponents and their outside allies work hard to make sure the person teaching the class is a local Christian fundamentalist or conservative evangelical.

If an official from the North Carolina Department of Education makes an announced visit to the class one day, it will appear that the Bible is being taught objectively as secular literature.  However, the truth may be something quite different. On all the other school days, little Miss Minnie is teaching the entire Bible literacy class as she would her Sunday school class down at the Possum Holler IFB Church. It is no accident that her 97-year-old dad just happens to be the pastor of that church, which explains why she knows so much about the Bible. Her real educational purpose is to indoctrinate the students in her high school classroom with the unique fundie perspective on the Bible.

Miss Minnie plans to use this course to lead all of her evil, apostate United Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian USA, Disciples of Christ, and Roman Catholic students to a classic personal salvation experience through Jesus Christ—the unique fundie way.  She plans to double-down even harder on the Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, and “none” students. When all her students have become “true” Christians, she hopes they will recognize the need to attend an exclusively Christian fundamentalist or conservative evangelical church. The students will then bring their evil parents to church with them so they too can get saved—-of course—the right and proper fundie way. Miss Minnie has high hopes. One day, in the twinkling of an eye, every member of her community will awaken as a “true” Christian. The entire population of the town will be raptured into Heaven on that wonderful day when Jesus comes back for them. The people in the next town down the road, the ones with no Bible literacy class in their high school, will look up into the blue sky. They will see thousands of people floating in the air with Jesus and cry out: “Oh woe is us!!!  We have been left behind!”

You get the overall picture here. You see what the fundies are really up to with many of these Bible literacy classes in your public schools. Here is an example of just one public school system in Kentucky that is alleged to have practiced a version of this educational dishonesty and treachery:

A School System in Trouble over Its Bible Literacy Classes

The Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog has no objection to all American school-age children being saved by Jesus Christ. After all, this is a Christian blog. Such salvation by Jesus Christ through his grace are classic tenets of the Christian faith. So, what are our objections to these Bible literacy classes?  We have the following four major objections:

(1)  Taking a Bible literacy class that is required by the state to be a secular and objective literature class—and then turning it into a Sunday school class targeted at indoctrination of students into Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism—is just plain wrong.  Doing so is the daily practicing of a bold-faced lie. The engineering, promotion, and practice of such raw deceptions are not Christian ways of doing things.  They are the stealthy ways of the Force of Evil in our universe. Christians have no business practicing such evil and devilish mimicry. It is just plain sinful for Christians to deal in such bold-faced lies.

(2) We Mainline Christians reject the Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical assumption that our Christian children are evil apostates who need to be saved through a Bible literacy class in our public schools. We know the gospel of Jesus Christ well already. Our children learn it well in the Sunday school classes at our churches and in our homes. We do not want or need any of their ridiculous fundie baggage concerning the Bible and the so-called “true” Christian faith being taught to our children on the sly at school.

Fundies. Listen up and listen up good! Leave our Mainline Christian children alone in our public school classrooms!  Capiche?

(3)   Teaching a Bible literacy class as a fundie Sunday school class is a blatant violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is illegal—plain and simple. The First Amendment protects parents and their highly impressionable school children from state indoctrination with religious beliefs that are different from those of their parents and their houses of worship. Historically, fundie Christians who live in Hawaii have had a great deal of difficulty with public school teachers trying to indoctrinate their children into Shintoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. The First Amendment protects these Christian parents and their children from that—and they appreciate it too. Despite this fact, the fundies insist that their beliefs should be exempt from the protective constitutional standard that applies to everyone else.  No way!

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the way it is applied by the U.S. Supreme Court are good. They protect the religious beliefs and practices of all Americans—as Thomas Jefferson hoped they would. The words of the Bible require all Christians to obey the criminal and civil laws in the nations where they reside. With regard to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the fundies are always trying to find novel ways to side-step the law or outright violate it. In so doing, they reject what the Bible requires them to do—obey the law.

(4)   Historically, and as a grand ideal, American culture and society in the United States have held high a system of even-handed fair play where everyone is expected to fight fair and do so on a level playing field—and may the best man, group, or team win. Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals reject this long-standing American ideal. In the realm of American religion, they firmly believe that they—and they alone—should possess special advantages and privileges over Mainline Christians, members of other religions, and people with no religion.  In so doing, the fundies reject this great American ideal of fair play. They want an American culture and society rigged corruptly and exclusively in their favor. You almost never see Mainline Christians (United Methodists, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, etc.) coming up with sly, illegal plans to indoctrinate children in our public schools. Attempts at such indoctrinations are pretty much an all-fundie enterprise.

Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals need to respect and play by the same idealized rules everyone else does in American religion, and do so on the same level playing field as everyone else.  They should have no special rights or privileges over everyone else.  If they want to convert school-age children to their fundie belief system, they should invite parents and children to their churches like everyone else does.  They should knock on doors like everyone else does. They should sponsor special religious events like everyone else does. They should use religious media like everyone else does. They should share their faith in private with friends, acquaintances, and new people they meet—-like everyone else does—rather than trying to create special rights, privileges, and advantages for themselves that no one else has. The American people do not like any person or organization that violates the long-standing American system of fair play.

Why do the fundies seek such special religious privileges and advantages—and why are they so desperate to invade our public schools? That one is easy to answer. Mainline Christians and other Americans see hardcore Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals for what they really are—religious extremist nutjobs. Many millions of Americans see right through their heavy-handed religious baggage and all the ridiculous garbage strewn through it. They see the absence of true Christian love. They see the hatred.  They see the lies.  They see the racism. They see the rejection of true facts as a matter of faith.  They see the craziness and insanity we talk about in the 200+ articles on this blog.

When the fundies carry their beliefs door-to-door, they often get doors slammed in their faces. Long ago, in my Southern Baptist days, doors were slammed in our faces on Wednesday night visitation. Were some of those people rejecting Jesus? Perhaps. However, I firmly believe that most rejections of this nature have little to do with fear of Jesus. I have seen too many atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and “nones” who honestly say that they admire Jesus Christ, his words, and his deeds. Instead, I believe the slammed doors are a thorough rejection of the ridiculous, rural backwoods, down-home- tent-revival subculture of Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism. To any halfway intelligent American, it looks just plain stupid. Take a look at this as just one example among many:

As well, ordinary people are rejecting all of the hateful, mean-spirted, untruthful, and politicized things that go on all the time within that unique fundie subculture. In the face of such public rejection, the fundies have become more desperate to get out their message. Therefore, they seek special exemptions, rights, and privileges no one else gets to help them overcome the negative fallout from the bad (but well-deserved) reputation they have garnered in the eyes of the American people since 1925—and especially since 1970.

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“God’s Anointed One” Will Attend the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta Tonight

Georgia vs. Alabama

Trump Pointing

You read that title correctly. President Donald J. Trump, better known to many American Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals as God’s Anointed One, will attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game. That game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, tonight. The University of Alabama Crimson Tide will face off against the University of Georgia Bulldogs at 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN App.

Earlier this evening, some of the major TV news outlets presented stories on the extraordinary levels of security being implemented to protect God’s Anointed One (and the football fans) from terrorists, assassins, and other villains. The video footage made the area around the stadium look like a heavily armed fortress where desperate fighting could break out at any minute—police in warfare gear, police snipers, military/police robots, and the whole nine yards. It was a truly bizarre-looking scene for an innocent college football game. In my opinion Trump should have stayed home at Camp David or the White House. This would have spared fun-loving Southeastern Conference (SEC) football fans from the huge security hassle they are bound to experience tonight just to get into the stadium and find their assigned seats.

But n-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!! God’s Anointed One has special personal needs that have a much higher priority than those of ordinary people. He has needs that relate to holy scripture. These two Bible verses are famous. They were spoken by Jesus himself while He was dressing down the fundie religious leaders of his own time—-the Scribes and Pharisees. You may read these verses here:

The greatest among you shall be your servant.  For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted (Matthew 23: 11-12).

Is President Donald J. Trump a huge fan of SEC college football? I follow SEC football pretty closely, and I have never heard that he is. Why is God’s Anointed One attending this football game?  If you have watched his behavior over the past two years, you should already know about his needs—and the answer to that question.

Trump is attending this football game to do what Jesus said a good and wise leader should not do—exalt himself in front of 71,000 football fans and an international television audience. This college football game should not be about Mr. Trump. It should be about the following:

(1)    The football players and coaches who have worked so hard all year

(2)    The families who love the players and coaches

(3)    The fans who love the coaches, players, and their teams

(4)    The team that gives their best effort to win the game

(5)    A fun and sporting time that is not polluted by crass political grandstanding.

But n-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!  Such clean simplicity is not enough for Trump. God’s Anointed One wants to be “where the action is,” so he can move the center of public attention away from the football game and toward himself—to exalt himself. He wants to escape from the truth about his many lies and unChrist-like behaviors, which are reported daily by the excellent journalists at CNN. He wants to bask in what he hopes will be a monsoon of wild adoration from all 71,000 football fans and the TV audience. He wants to be the center of attention, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium is certainly the place to do exactly that tonight—and Trump knows that. Most of the fans in the stadium seats will be citizens of Georgia and Alabama, two classic Trumpian red states known to have high populations of Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals.

What you have to understand—and what many folks in places like Minnesota or Massachusetts would never understand—is this. The SEC fan base is not made up mostly of university students, university alumni, university endowment donors, university employees, and their kids named Biff and Buffy. On any given game day, most SEC football fans are common, everyday working people with names like Billy, Earl, Buford, Homer, and Floyd. They have never had any formal relationship with the major universities in their states. As the SEC commercial says:

It “just means more” to the common working class man and woman, too. I am talking about farmers, factory workers, coal miners, construction workers, cashiers, truck drivers, carnival barkers, and the poor old granny who lives next door. Most of them are Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals. Give or take a few, they are the constituency that elected President Trump. They are the ones who would still vote for him—even if he brazenly killed an innocent man just for fun on a sidewalk in Times Square. Thanks to evangelical leader Dr. Lance Wallnau (Click here  and here.), the fundie faithful do indeed see Trump as God’s Anointed One, a unique and special vessel set aside by the Lord to save their ole-timey fundie religion and southern redneck subculture from the road to annihilation. Trump is their earthly savior—nearly as much as Jesus is their spiritual Savior.

Many, perhaps most, of the fans in Mercedes-Benz Stadium tonight will be Trump supporters—true believers in the holy names Jesus and Trump. A number of these working class fans may have saved pocket change all year just to buy the expensive tickets to this game. Trump knows all of this.  Living in a failing White House filled to the brim with chaos and lies, Trump flees to a college football game tonight. His purpose is to steal attention, exalt himself, and bask in a level of adulation worthy of God himself. He is sure this adulation will come from the “true” fundie Christians and rural rednecks who have driven into Atlanta from small towns and sylvan fields all over Georgia and Alabama.

The only advice I would give to Mr. Trump is this. The words of Jesus in the New Testament at Matthew 23:11-12 are not mocked by your behavior and your worldly lusts. If you continue down this path of bizarre behavior, chaos, lies, and self-exaltation, a time may soon come when you end up severely humbled. Try reading the words of Jesus in the New Testament—and take them seriously—rather than having your fundie pastor sycophants thump them for you.

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Happy New Year and Some Loving Advice

Drunk Driving

Hi everyone. This is a message to wish all of you a Happy New Year. So here comes the message:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

I pray and hope that the love, care, and protection of Jesus of Nazareth will abide with you throughout all of today, all day tomorrow, and throughout every day of the coming new year. Here is a big ((((HUG)))) for all of you.

My daughter got married just a few weeks ago.  She and her new hubby live happily in a small Tennessee town about 70 miles from us. Because she and her husband are off from work for the holidays, our teenage son went down to visit them for a few days. We took him down there about three days ago and picked him up yesterday morning.

Yesterday, as we were leaving her town on a two-lane highway, we were driving at or slightly below the posted speed limit. A driver in a white car in the oncoming lane decided to make a sudden, enormously reckless, high-speed left turn across our lane right in front of us. The loving hand of Jesus must have been protecting us all at that moment. After standing on our brakes, we barely missed a truly horrifying T-bone crash into this person’s car by only about 10 feet. His turn was that sudden and that reckless. If a crash had occurred, I am certain the people in both cars would have been seriously injured or killed. Although I cannot say for certain, the outlandishly reckless behavior of the driver in the white car was commensurate with already being sh*t-faced drunk on a Saturday morning.

In the famous movie Shooter, its star (Mark Wahlberg) refers to Tennessee as the “Patron State of Shooting Things.”  It is also the equally famous Buckle of the Bible Belt in the United States. Tennessee has the largest combined Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical population in the nation at 52 percent (Click here). Tennesseans have a long history of down-home moonshining, legal liquor making (witness Jack Daniels and George Dickel), and hard drinking. That includes many of the conservative Christians who are very careful to do their drinking on the sly away from the eyes of their fellow fundie church members and their pastors. Perhaps I am wrong about this, but it has always seemed to me that numerous Tennesseans (Christians and nonChristians) love to get their drinking started early when a holiday coincides with a weekend. So, if New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday night, like it does tonight, then the hard drinking begins on the preceding Friday night after work and continues off and on throughout the long holiday weekend—with the eventual goal of reaching a maximum and sustained sh*t-faced drunk condition on the actual holidays themselves—in this case New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Where is all of this leading?  It is leading to some friendly and loving advice. The Holy Bible is clear on the fact that drinking alcoholic beverages, in and of itself, is not sinful or totally forbidden. We know that Jesus turned water into wine for a wedding. We know He and his friends drank wine and probably made merry at that same wedding. We know that Jesus and his disciples drank wine at the Last Supper—and no—it was not grape juice from the Welch family. Historically, we know that drinking wine was widespread, commonplace, and normal among devout Jewish people in ancient Roman Judea—even as it still is today among modern Jewish people. Mogen David or Manishewitz anyone? No bold-faced Christian fundamentalist or conservative evangelical lies about drinking alcoholic beverages being totally forbidden by the Bible changes any of those simple Biblical and historical facts.

Jesus said to do unto others as you would have them do unto you—and you are to love your neighbor as you love yourself (Luke 6:31 and Matthew 22:39). Drinking alcoholic beverages in excess to the point of being able to harm yourself or harm your neighbor are not loving things to do. Drinking and driving are not loving things to do because you can injure or kill both yourself and your neighbor in a car wreck. If you have a friend who is an alcoholic, and they are desperately and truly trying to quit drinking, ordering a Jack Daniel’s and Diet Coke while eating with your friend at a restaurant is not a loving thing to do. It can severely tempt your beloved friend to fall off their 12-Step wagon (Romans 14).

Please folks—do enjoy your merrymaking tonight and tomorrow.  Jesus does want you to have a loving and good time with your friends this holiday weekend. He enjoyed life and making merry with his friends sometimes too–as the Bible records. However, please do it sensibly and wisely like Jesus did—and avoid excesses with alcohol or illicit substances (like prescription or illegal drugs) that would endanger your life or health—or that of another family member or your neighbor. Love yourself, love your family members, and love your neighbors in your partying—–and do unto others as you would have them do unto you in your partying. And if anyone tries really hard and fails to heed this wise advice—that anyone shall have a sober designated driver. Got it?  That anyone shall allow the bartender or a friend to call a taxi driver to take them home. Got it? Everyone loves Jesus. Everyone loves himself or herself. Everyone loves their family members and neighbors tonight and tomorrow. Everyone arrives home safe tonight and tomorrow. Got it?  Good Deal—and May God Bless You in the New Year.

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It Is Official: Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore

The Secretary of State in Alabama has just officially certified that Doug Jones has won the U.S. Senate race against Roy Moore.

The founding fathers of the United States have something to say on this matter:

The nonfundie Christian community in the United States and other sane Americans have something to say too:

And this is the whole crux of the matter:

 

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Merry Christmas

Hi to our American readers. A hearty hello to all of our readers in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other places across the great oceans God created far more than 600,000,000 years ago.  This is Christmas Eve Eve (no typo).  Needless to say, Jesus really is the reason for the season.

I would like to say something profound about Jesus at this moment, but others have done it so very much better than I ever could for the past 2,000 years. Therefore, at the already understood risk of being perceived as totally corny, at least by our American readers, I will now post the famous poetic narrative that is true with little doubt—at least from me—and the historian side of me. However, I want to say something very important after it, so when you are finished reading it, please scroll down and read my final thoughts. Here is the famous poetic narrative:

ONE SOLITARY LIFE

He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village,
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty.

Then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never had a family or owned a house.
He didn’t go to college.
He never visited a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles
From the place where he was born.
He did none of the things
One usually associates with greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.

He was only thirty-three
When the tide of public opinion turned against him.
His friends ran away.
He was turned over to his enemies.
And went through the mockery of a trial.

He was nailed to a cross
Between two thieves.
While he was dying,
His executioners gambled for his clothing,
The only property he had on Earth.
When he was dead,
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend.

Twenty centuries have come and gone,
And today he is the central figure
Of the human race,
And the leader of mankind’s progress.

All the armies that ever marched,
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that ever sat,
All the kings that ever reigned,
Put together, have not affected
The life of man on Earth
As much as that
One Solitary Life.

—From a Sermon by Dr. James Allan Francis (July 11, 1926)

Assorted people, including one Norway-rooted member of my extended family, have quite seriously told me various versions of the following across the years:

Jesus Christ was a terrible person. That is why I do not believe in him.  All you have to do is closely examine world history over the past 2,000 years. Just look at all of the terrible, horrifying things that have been done to people in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth: persecutions, torture, genocide, mass murder, burnings at the stake, the Crusades, the Salem witch trials, European colonialism.  The list of depredations and horrors done in the name of Jesus just goes on and on.  I do not see how any sensible person could look at the past 2,000 years of human history and fail to understand that Jesus Christ was one of the worst human beings who ever lived.

As we all sit here on Christmas Eve Eve, I hope we can understand that Jesus of Nazareth never ordered people to do any of those awful things over the past 2,000 years. All of those evil things were done by sinful people whose primary characteristic was a near total failure to holistically understand and heed the loving words and deeds of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. They were perverse human beings bent on doing evil that arose in their own hearts—and then pinned it on Jesus by saying:  “I do this in the name of the Lord.” These 2,000 years of depredations were not about Jesus—and they never were—even if the name of Jesus was invoked to give cover for them.  It was all about evil human hearts in depraved people who were willing to do terrible things—and then either blame them on Jesus or use Jesus as their lame excuse for doing them. It was all about people—not Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

For the past 2,000 years, every human generation has contained perverse, depraved people who claim faith in Jesus Christ, but they do terrible things in his name—things Jesus would never stamp with his approval. We still have those people today here in the United States and in other places around the world.  The evil things they do are not about Jesus Christ. Ultimately, they are all about human beings alone and the evil that arises within their own human hearts.

Some of you here at home and around the world today are the victims of just such human evil—done in the name of Jesus Christ. If you hate Jesus, I can certainly understand how you feel in light of the evil that fell upon you.  I just want you to know that it was not Jesus who hurt you.  It was a perverted human being on a mission of falsehood and evil that arose in their own heart.  Jesus is just as much the victim of their evil as you are.

On this long Christmas weekend, we celebrate the birth of the Holy One—Jesus Christ—the Son of the Living God—the Savior of the World, and the Prince of Peace.  He was and is the Pure Essence of Love Itself.  We know this because of his most famous words—words that are ignored by so many people who claim to follow him and do things in his name—words that do not allow for any man or woman to do evil in his name. Those words are:

Greatest Commandments

Do Unto Others

God Bless You—and may all of you have a truly peaceful, loving, and Merry Christmas!!!

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A Tennessee Pastor Demonstrates the Love of “Typical Fundie Jesus”

Pastor Greg Locke is the head Pastor at the Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, a major suburb of Nashville.  You may not have seen the video clip before, but it has gone viral on Facebook and You Tube. You may read some background information on Pastor Locke by clicking on the following safe link:

Tennessean Newspaper article on Pastor Greg Locke

In the Holy Bible, Philippians 2:5 says: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” I am not at all sure that Pastor Locke has the mind of the 32 A.D. Christ Jesus in his mind. However, in my honest opinion, he has the mind of 21st century Typical Fundie Jesus down pat in his mind. Pastor Locke will now provide you with a full-on demonstration of the love, patience, kindness, compassion, and mercy of 21st century Typical Fundie Jesus. Just click on the triangle to watch the video clip—and just feel the love:

 

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