There Are Six Things The Lord Hates…

Seven that are detestable to him. As a devout Catholic, I cannot come up with another plausible explanation. Before MS reared its head, I used to teach catechesis for RCIA all the time. I loved it. But it wasn’t enough. Being a servant of God in His house, is a sacred, gift. Therefore I always take to heart the power of scripture, and its meaning. Call it a sermon if you’d like, I just do not believe in coincidence. God is showing those who use His name to impose hate, that in the end, only He will judge.

(Courtesy of Betsey Stevenson Twitter)

(Courtesy of Betsey Stevenson Twitter)

Proverbs 6: 16-19 There are Six things the Lord hates…seven
that are detestable to him…

17 haughty eyes,
   a lying tongue,
   hands that shed innocent blood,
18a heart that devises wicked schemes,
   feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19a false witness who pours out lies
   and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

For the past four weeks, God has been at the center of political debate. Gay Marriage, guns, climate change, healthcare, hypocrisy, and finally racism. That firewall of the south, the Confederate flag finally, is coming down after 53 years. In Charleston, SC nine beautiful black souls were called home after being gunned down inside of their sanctuary, Mother Emanuel AME Church, by a young racist. Republicans and democrats came together to pay respect to the South Carolina State Senator Reverend Clementa Picnkney, age 41, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, Cynthia Hurd, 54, Twanza Sanders, 26 tried saving his aunt, Suzie Jackson, 87, Myra Thompson, 59, Ethel Lee Vance, 70, Reverend Daniel L Simmons, 70, and Reverend Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49. President Obama gave the eulogy and reminded the country, “God works in mysterious ways.”

Indeed HE does. God’s children were at bible study, then murdered inside of His House.

Well what did the Lord do?

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare in a 6-3 decision-opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. Republicans screamed, bitched moaned, instead of  the logical answer, let’s fix the law for those who still do not have healthcare and help those who’s premiums went up. Seems, simple, right? Gov Mike Huckabee of Ark, a man who claims to be Christian yet defends a self admitted pedophile, calls the U.S. Supreme Court “judicial tyranny,” and finally, opposes same sex marriage. Well yesterday on June 26, 2015 gay marriage became the law of the land. Huckabee refused to accept as LGBT Americans shared their joy on social media with the hashtag, #LoveWins.

In Matthew 7: 1-2 the Lord says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Divine Justice.

I love that phrase. (Plus it happens to be the title of my third book.)

Ever wondered what is media’s purpose recently? First class shit stirrer that enjoys riling up the left and right so people on social media tear each other apart with words shaped like swords, aimed at hearts. Consider a history lesson. Back in 2004, comedian Jon Stewart all but decimated Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson on CNN’s Crossfire, by simply telling the truth.

Jon Stewart was right then as he is now. The media IS Hurting America. After CNN canceled Crossfire, twenty-three new ‘crossfires’ took its place on cable. Let’s start with Fox. Huckabee, Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, The Kelly File, Red Eye, The Five, Lou Dobbs, the former Glenn Beck Show. From the left, The Ed Show, Hardball, All in with Chris Hayes, Politics Nation, Now With Alex Wagner, The Cycle, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Last Word, and Morning Joe. From CNN, Donn Lemon, The Lead with Jake Tapper, State of the Union, The Situation Room, Erin Burnett.

Count em. 23 shows dedicated to winning an argument that never ends.

I’m curious, GOP. Just who in the hell thought it was a good idea to embrace teaology? They scream things like,  ‘take back our country’, ‘Obama is a Muslim’ ‘Go back to Kenya’, and ‘where is his birth certificate’? Like I said before: God don’t do ugly. For years, Fox News Channel, right wing radio, and bloggers hammered a ‘controversial’ narrative against a black president by using one word that conservatives love to hate: Liberal.

For nine years I’ve been registered non partisan. I’m a lifelong centrist swing voter who leans right and always votes for the best moderate candidate-republican or democrat. Used to be a blue dog, but democrats love to be too politically correct, and tax everybody. I like paying less taxes, and I like less government interference. However, Ever since the tea party caucused with republicans, the party is now darker, meaner, condescending, and bitter. GOP now placates teaologists using them as their attack dogs while breaking covenant with centrists.

Politicians always remember: Politics will never trump humanity.

Swing vote has the most power than either party. Without us, you can’t win an election, period. As long as there’s gridlock, shutting down government, race baiting, and hateful discord, non partisans will continue to multiply. Open primaries is key. But I’ll save that discussion for another time.

Remember after Baltimore the word, ‘thugs’ was used? I never saw it as a slur, I thought it was an appropriate term for rowdy people that vandalize, and loot, like punks. But I was wrong, and so are politicians. The real definition of a thug: a violent person, especially a criminal. It is pretty harsh to characterize an entire political party as nothing more than violent criminals. But that tea party base like the hate rhetoric. In fact, to them, its like crack.

I never thought the Majority Leader would use the word to describe his colleagues. Sen.Mitch McConnell says to Manu Raju of Politico, “You know the drill. Expose these folks to public view, release the liberal thugs on them, and then hope the public pressure or the unwanted attention scares them from supporting similar causes down the road.”  At the time, I thought he was just playing politics because all politicians try to smear their ‘opponent’. But his scathing condemnation, just felt offensive. Politicians that throw red meat at a radical base is not smart politics. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72654.html

Michael Savage of  The Savage Show, describes “liberal thugs” (recall that word?) to his listeners and fearfully accuses the Obama Administration of trying to cause a “racial war”, “another civil war.” “We have the most dangerous fanatics trying to start a fire on the United States of America.”

Let me get this out of the way: I think the Tea Party’s radical ideology borders on a divisive analogy favored by David Duke: A white, prideful south that feels ignored, bitter, and left behind.

You can’t make this shit up. David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is a tea drinker. It is now fair to say that the last of the Archie Bunkers in America, loathe having a black president.

So where did the charge, “What about black on white crime, liberal media,” come from? Bill O’Reilly wants to know too. According to him, it didn’t come from Fox News.

Sean Hannity’s unyielding defense of George Zimmerman, who used Stand Your Ground Law in Florida, to justify killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin, set off a racial backlash. Martin had no weapon just a bag of skittles, and wearing a hoodie. But how can the right wing be accused of race baiting when some black Americans defended Zimmerman? Hannity’s narrative was simple. Zimmerman was the real victim, acting in self defense while Martin, was the aggressor. That gave radicals a new argument: What about ‘black on white crime’ liberal media? Even Judge Jeanie Piro pushed this with Ann Coulter.  (Someone should tell Bill O’Reilly because he is clueless as to where it came from.) Coulter eludes, ‘the liberal media is pushing “a race war” because of their love for “Obama”.

Those words may bite her white loving ass.

That drumbeat from radical fringe encouraged an ignorant drop out named Dylann Roof to Google ‘black on white crime’, and seek out white supremacist websites. The end result: Roof on June 17, entered the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and murdered nine beautiful Christian souls. God HATES…

hands that shed innocent blood…God HATES…

Feet that are quick to rush to evil…

At first, my rage targeted at media for not having ONE live anchor to report the devastating tragedy unfolding in Charleston. They all replayed their political shows. Hannity replayed his interview with Donald Trump. The world stopped and watched in horror. Was this really happening? After all the hate mongering, race baiting memes on social media, on television and AM radio, I came to a painful reality. All the racial tension in McKinney is real. All the racial tension in Ferguson is real The outrageous murder of Charleston’s Walter Scott was racially motivated. Trayvon Martin’s death was about racial profiling.

It’s 1963 all over again.

The disgusting, ugly truth, reared its head  by none other than Fox News the next morning. Now keep in mind, news producers screen their guests to reflect the narrative that they want to push. These are not just relative opinions, they know in advance what they are going to say. Nowhere do they discuss what Chief Gregory Mullen or Mayor Joe Riley said. “I believe this was a hate crime.”

Do you believe this shit? “Let’s not rush to judgment before we know the facts,” was the narrative. An Attack on Christians? That is just as offensive as Megyn Kelly’s dog whistle about an innocent, 14 year old black girl, thrown to the ground and terrorized by a brutal cop. She looked, “like a woman,” and “she was no saint either, she lingered.” Kelly went off the rafters blaming “liberal media” for taking her words out of context. Well, I am not a liberal, but I’ll let you be the judge.

Now I like Bill O’Reilly. I truly do despite his brazen attempts to defend the network that cashes his paycheck. However…he was wrong here.

God HATES…

A lying tongue.

Bill, Feel free to judge. There’s damaging evidence “black on white crime” came from Fox News. Because, Ann Coulter believes its only on Fox News.

The manifesto describing why Roof chose to start a race war is chilling. NPR has disturbing details along with photos explaining why he chose Charleston, and what motivated him to carry out this act of terror. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/20/416024920/photos-possible-manifesto-of-dylann-roof-surface-on-website

I simply ask, when will the FCC hold media, and propagandists accountable? Normally, I would expect networks have a clear cut moral responsibility with their choice of format. There’s no excuse to  deliberately use words of hate all for the sake of politics. While the far left pushes their ideas of extremism, it rarely gets tongues wagging unlike the Radical right. GOP have been riding high smearing the President on a daily basis, for years, and using Fox News’ narrative to strengthen attacks. But all that race baiting has consequences.

Large ones.

In Roof’s manifesto, he gives enormous credit to the ‘Counsel of Conservative Citizens, a white nationalist group with ties to politicians including, several running for the Oval Office. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, The CCC is a rebirth of the original White Counsel Citizens that emerged in the 1950’s-60’s. Their belief is, “God is the author of racism. God is the One who divided mankind into different types…Mixing the races is rebelliousness against God.”— Council of Conservative Citizens website, 2001.

It is difficult to understand WHY Fox News would employ someone who supports, and defends white rights. Unfortunately, not one centrist has the balls to report it. Many find Ann Coulter amusing, like the bat shit crazy aunt you see on holidays. But she sly, and influencing a new generation to hate. Why is that acceptable? Green footballs, a liberal blog, bought Coulter’s book and displayed her defense of the CCC, the inspiration for the Charleston Mass Shooting. Isn’t this the exact reason why Roof went to the CCC?  “Apart from some aggressive reporting on black-on-white crimes — the very crimes that are aggressively hidden by the establishment media — there is little on the CCC website suggesting” that the group is racist. Indeed, its main failing is “containing members who had belonged to a segregationist group thirty years earlier.” http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/32787_Ann_Coulter_and_the_Council_of_Conservative_Citizens  You can’t get much clearer than that. Maybe someone should ask Roof how he heard the phrase black on white crime?

Oh Ann. Sound the trumpets. You are a white supremacist and proud of it. God HATES…

A heart that devises wicked schemes.

Kyle Rogers who heads the CCC, posted this video of Roan Garcia Quintana discussing his pride for ‘European culture, and stopping “illegal aliens”, even though he is Cuban.

The blockbuster movie The Help, demonstrated the power of the White Citizens Counsel in Jackson Miss. to stop integration. Everyone recall Hilly marking her toilet paper and telling her maid Minny to use the outhouse? I think Ann Coulter could’ve play her.

Sadly, this type of extremism never died. In fact, many politicians are still trying to do away with Civil Rights, like Senator Ted Cruz, of TX. Cruz believes “We need 100 more Jesse Helms.”  Jesse Helms is, the former U.S. Senator of North Carolina. He was born in Monroe in 1921 only 20 miles from my ex husband’s hometown of Wadesboro. There is an actual sign in Monroe that says, “Home of our beloved Jesse Helms.” Senator Trent Lott reared Helms as “the conscience of the Republican Party.” Well that ‘beloved man’ like his colleague former, SC Senator Strom Thurmond, both worked tirelessly to keep the south segregated. That’s right. Segregated, separated, no blacks in the same schools as whites, no civil rights for Black Americans. In 2001, Washington Post’s brilliant writer, David Broder wrote on Helms’ retirement from the senate, like Thurmond’s in 2001.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/06/AR2008070602321.html Helms died in 2008. I

ronically, State Senator Paul Thurmond, youngest son of Strom Thurmond, stood in front of his colleagues, and reversed everything that his father ever stood for by passionately pleading to the assembly of SC, that the confederate flag must come down. Sins of the Father, are repented by son.

God is Good.

Thurmond and Helms both were democrats. But once the party started pushing for equal rights for blacks, both men left the party and became Republicans. Former President Richard Nixon, used the Southern Strategy designed by SC Lee Atwater, to win the White House by getting democrats in the south to vote for him. In 1980, Reagan used Atwater’s playbook along with Roan Garcia Quitana, who boasts freely about this accomplishment. After Reagan was elected the south has always been solid red.

In 2002, Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Reagan, wrote a scathing rebuke against former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott for his racial comments at Senator Strom Thurmond’s birthday, and his association with ‘The Counsel Of Conservative Citizens,’ Well the ever so eloquent Ms. Noonan, did not mix words in 2002. “In the same way there are blacks in America who fear, deep down, that the whites of America do not accept them truly, will never accept them fully,” she says. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122426637850545085

Well that was 2002, this is now 2015. There are still high profile conservatives tied to the CCC. Aside from Governor Mike Huckabee, who is said to have appeared by videotape in 1993 for their convention. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/us/politics/views-on-race-and-gop-ties-define-group-council-of-conservative-citizens.html?_r=0

Earl Holt, the president of the Mo. CCC, sent donations to Sen. Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum-PA, Sen. Rand Paul-Kty, Sen. Jeff Flake-AZ, Former rep. Todd Akin-IA, Rob Portman-OH, Thom Tillis-NC Sen.Tom Cotton-Ark. our Senator Dean Heller-NV, and former rep. Michele Bachmann-MN. All lawmakers, and presidential candidates when alerted refunded or donated the money. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/06/22/politicians-scramble-to-refund-donate-contributions-from-alleged-supremacist-leader/

The corrupted mind of Roof, for the GOP may be their best wake up call from destroying their party. In light of the tragedy in Charleston, an enlightenment was born. The call from citizens of SC to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol, not only united the state, but the country. And while the majority of the world wanted it taken down, there were some that proclaimed, it was ‘their heritage,’ to honor their dead soldiers. Radio shock jock Jack Hunter, aka the Southern Avenger, always wore the confederate flag over his face. He never imagined that for years, he was promoting hate.

The enlightenment continued…except for Fox. Leave it to them to push the way people should think.

As Bill O’Reilly likes to says “the spin stops right here.”

I call it Red vs blue racism. Attack Attack Attack. Fox is good at it, like a snake oil salesman. I can’t sugar coat it. Its ugly. The extreme far right sharpened their attacks. and more threats against the president. I recall seeing a photograph from Florida, of an effigy with a replica of President Obama with a noose around its neck. Pastor Terry Jones did this all because of gay marriage. Personally, I’m not sure that’s the only reason.

In Matthew 7:5 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. I would put Governor Mike Huckabee in that category. The Lord always exposes the hypocrites when his name is used to incite hate.

A man of God does not incite racism. Beware of ravenous wolves.

What about Ted Cruz, a Christian. Is this considered racist? http://www.notyourhomepage.com/ted-cruz-deletes-racist-obama-tweet-what-does-a-black-man-know-about-a-budget/

Let’s say this out loud, maybe media will ‘get it’ Cruz asked on twitter,”What does a black man know about a budget?”

God HATES…

haughty eyes.

Not racist according to media. In light of Roof’s manifesto, when is it considered racist? In light of this tragedy, don’t politicians and propagandists have a moral responsibility to end the race baiting now? Jack Hunter confirmed what I would read on social media. The far right tore apart a young black girl’s reputation just to defend a brutal cop who treated her like dog shit for NO reason. She “lingered” and was “no saint.”

But there is no racism. Of course, not.

“Liberal thugs” don’t matter. “Black on black crime” don’t matter. “Liberals are against cops.” “Liberals are creating a race war.” “Liberals are dividing the country.” “What about black on white crime, liberal media?’

Folks, All lives matter. Yes. even Liberals, despite what Fox News believes. They are so hateful about it, they don’t even see it. It divides, drives centrists away, and Liberals are not the fucking enemy. They are your colleagues, neighbors, friends, family…they are Americans. Debate politics but I agree with Jack Hunter, it is dog whistling. I urge James Murdoch who is the new CEO of Fox, to fire Roger Ailes and his hate machine. It’s ugly, cruel, and bad for America. Nine beautiful souls were gunned down by a racist, and Fox insinuated, it was an attack on Christians. God HATES…

A false witness who pours out lies.

It is a damn shame that it took God’s nine beautiful souls, with open hearts,  teaching Bible class in church, opened their doors to a racist, sent by Satan. Remarkably, their deaths will never be in vain. Mother Emanuel’s beautiful 9 brought real change, heal hearts, and quite possibly, opened eyes that were closed for decades. God Bless them. Based on a dark ideology, Roof wanted to start a race war. Instead, with the hand of God, their unconditional love triumphed over hate.

Arguably, President Obama has had the most profound week of his presidency, The trade bill passed, Marriage equality is law, Obamacare is law, Holy Father Francis declared, “Climate change is a moral responsibility.” universal background checks, are once again, being discussed, and Obama gave one of the most profound speeches on race ever of his presidency. I hope the Good people of Charleston change the name of ‘Calhoun Street.’ John C. Calhoun was a defender of slavery, and his name should’nt occupy Mother Emanuel AME Church. Consider renaming it ‘Mother Emanuel 9’ and replacing Calhoun’s statute with theirs. Obama said, “God works in mysterious ways.”

“Amazing Grace.”

Indeed. God HATES…

A person who stirs up conflict in a community.

I believe in God and everything happens for a reason. After the court ruled, two rainbows appeared above the White House. Genesis 9:12-13 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds,I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

Of “every kind.”

God blesses Americans of every kind. God blesses our President of every kind. God blesses everyone of every kind.

Hate won’t win.

Only Love Wins.

Amen, Lord. Amen.

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