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People don’t respect the ministry and many people have issues with the media loving Jamal Bryant, but does he deserve this? Did Bryant do the right thing by simply walking away. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
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Andrew Jones was top of his class and scheduled to deliver a commencement address, but he had a beard. He had been told on more than one occasion that he would have to shave the beard according to school policy. He refused and he was denied the opportunity to speak or march. He challenged the rule. Some are saying the school is at fault, but what do you think? Are rules made to be broken? Share your thoughts.
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We live in a world where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic self. If you believe you are a woman then you are free to live your truth even if your anatomy is not in agreement with your true beliefs. Mainstream society might not agree with you, but there are laws on the book to protect and in some cases by presidential proclamation you are protected. It is odd that we adamant about protecting the lives of some, but those who oppose them are not respected, but vilified for not supporting them. No one should have to preface their statement by saying “I am not a bigot” to pose an alternative opinion. So I’ll say it, “I am not a bigot”, but I have a problem with the bathroom policy. We see people commit dastardly acts everyday. Not saying members of the trans community would do these things, but when you swing the door open widely you can not be sure of who will get past the barrier. I’ve been writing this blog for 8 years and I have been an loyal supported of President Obama, but that support does not render me silent. This is a policy that I do not affirm. Share your thoughts.
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It is almost comical to watch the Republicans come to terms with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. Trump reminds me of that boyfriend your best friend had who everyone hated. He talked too much, he bragged too much, he often insulted your friend. She would often complain to you about him. She openly questioned if he was actually the one. You listened and you offered insight and you agreed that he was not the one, but now she has chosen to marry this guy and you are left shaking your head. So do you keep criticizing the guy? No it is time to stop and accept the change. No you don’t have to embrace it but you do have to accept it. Trump is the nominee. he is no longer the boyfriend on the fringes he is no simply the man.
We are coming to the end of the age of Obama. His presidency galvanized an electorate in two very different ways. For many Americans it was the culmination of a dream. It was a historical era that few believed that they would ever see, but for others it further solidified that the country had changed in a way that left them feeling uncomfortable and disconnected.
A palpable sense of anger gripped them, and 2016 is the time that many think they can change the trajectory of the nation.
In some ways this election season has been defined by anger. One presidential candidate wants to make America Great Again, one touts economic inequality, and one stands on the precipice of history by possibly becoming the first woman to hold the highest office in the land, but are they truly discussing issues or are they exploiting anger?
Is anger fueling this election season? Yes, but is that a problem? No. Anger can be a motivator. What makes anger dangerous is when it is coupled with fear. Fear mongering and anger are two very different things. Some of the candidates have leveraged the fear and are using it to gain voters.
Candidates are not necessarily giving detailed plans for change, but they are affirming the fear and promising answers will be revealed, but only after the election.
What has stoked this visceral anger? Some point to the 2008 election of President Obama and the creation of the Tea Party. The Tea Party was initially the radical wing of the Republican Party, but over the years they have evolved into their own entity with the goal being to change the system. The Democrats have seen the rise of a previously unknown senator who has attracted young people, and the far left wing of the party, and in doing so he has managed to bolt to the top of the polls in some key states.
The irony is Barack Obama’s candidacy was predicated on Change, but 2016 is about radical change that seeks not to just alter, but in some cases destroy.
The real question is: Is anger the best way to elect a president? Each voter has to answer that question individually and determine where they want to see the country go, and who they want to lead it there.
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