Prayer changes things. A spontaneous prayer during a high school graduation goes viral.
Category Archives: Ebony Mom Politics
I read an article the other day about the cheap clothing sold by places like H & M and Forever 21. People flock to these places because of the prices, but the conditions that the workers endure are often deplorable, but does it matter to the average consumer? What about those Apple watches that are made in China, a country not known for coddling their workers people are proudly sporting the watches. We love the latest and the greatest. Do we really want to know the origins of the watch? Do we want to know the life stories of all the people who helped create that piece or art you proudly affix to your wrist? Do we read the articles and simply shake our heads or do we actually feel compelled to make a change? Share your thoughts.
Columnist Matt Walsh asked are the Duggars being punished for the acts of their son or is it because they are Christians?
Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
This morning on Twitter I looked a link to a Time magazine article. The headline said Robert Deniro gives the best commencement speech ever. I read the link and saw Deniro had told those in the creative sciences that they were
f—ed. Call me crazy but I fail to see the brilliance, and I question who are we choosing to deliver commencement addresses. The graduates have worked hard to receive their degrees and wouldn’t it be nice to give the graduates words of encouragement? No it does not have to be rosy nonsense but it certainly does not have to be you’re f—ed. Share your thoughts.
Mike Huckabee’s response to Josh Duggar’s confession:
Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility. Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims. Janet and I love Jim Bob and Michelle and their entire family. They are no more perfect a family than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of HIS perfection. It is precisely because we are all sinners that we need His grace and His forgiveness. We have been blessed to receive God’s love and we would do no less than to extend our love and support for our friends. In fact, it is such times as this, when real friends show up and stand up. Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our support.
The one word he did not use was “crime”. Josh Duggar committed a crime and he was not prosecuted for it. We often have heard the phrase”no one is above the law”, but the problem is the law is not applied the same way to everyone. This is not a case of a blood thirsty media. The Duggars over the years have cultivated a brand and that brand is purity, goodness and godliness. They have held themselves up as an example. So when you do something that contradicts that brand you are going to have to take the heat. The Duggars are not the victims in this scenario. They received special treatment. Josh Duggar did make a mistake but this mistake was a crime and I wonder would Huckabee extend this same level of forgiveness to a kid from the southside of Chicago.
The Duggar family portray old fashioned family values on their TLC show. They are Christian and hard core right wingers. Father Jim Bob is the head of his family and in that role he rules the roost, but he is not the law. In Touch magazine is reporting that their oldest son Josh confessed to molesting his sisters and another girl. He is now 27 and these acts happened when he was 14. His father did not report the crime for an entire year and when he did report it it was done to a family friend who is in law enforcement. The Duggars say they prayed and God has forgiven him. I believe He has, but Grace is given by God, but when you molest a child you break man’s law and your punishment should not be determined by your dad even if he is Jim Bob Duggar.
I watched last night’s Survivor finale and they showed a clip of a male contestant telling a female contestant to be quiet and that he wished someone would slap her. She revealed that she and her mother had been victims of domestic violence. The men apologized and said had they known her background they never would have made the remark, but that too was disturbing. You shouldn’t say someone should be slapped even if you don’t know their background.
Alexis Jones-Rhodes missed graduation on May 15th. Her friends and relatives are looking for her. Read the linked sory.
Type Nigger House into Google maps and it will take you to the White House. So who did it? Why would they do it? I wish I was shocked but since 2007 we have seen overt racism aimed at the President and his family. It is not going to stop and they are vilified if they choose to share the indignities they have endured.This is just another incident. Not the first and it will not be the last.
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