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Franklin Graham protests University of Maryland cancelling “American Sniper” because Muslim students complained
FRANKLIN GRAHAM’S FACEBOOK POST
Can you believe that the University of Maryland canceled a screening of the movie American Sniper after Muslim students complained? This afternoon, I’m going to meet with wounded military veterans and their spouses who served this nation with honor–fighting to preserve our freedoms and many times shedding their own blood. Chris Kyle was an American hero. It’s brave soldiers like these that make all of the freedoms we enjoy possible. Shame on the University of Maryland for listening to these voices! If these Muslim students can’t support the military members who do their job to protect us, let them leave America and go to a Muslim country. God bless America and our heroes! SHARE this if you agree.
I read the post above and I was struck by the venomous tone. Schools are a melting pot of races and nationalities and schools have to be sensitive to diverse communities. Muslim students complained to officials at the University of Maryland about American Sniper. Graham said if they don’t like it they need to go to a Muslim country. Well if this is where they were born they don’t need to leave their own country. There are movies that some groups applaud and others are offended by that same film and their feelings should be considered and not dismissed, and not told to take a hike.
Politics is a dirty game but is it deadly? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Today I have heard several talking heads call Brian Williams a liar. Some said he should be fired. My question is did Williams really know he was lying? Who in their right mind would lie about something that so many people could readily dispute? So often when we tell a story over and over and year after year the story changes. Sometimes we don’t even notice we have embellished until someone who was there calls us on it and that is what happened to Williams he go called on it. Williams has told his version for so long that it has become his truth, but it really wasn’t.
When you watch the Super Bowl you just want to have fun. You look forward to the commercials. You expect funny, quirky and even heartfelt, but you don’t want sad and that is what Nationwide gave us. It was like someone throwing cold water in your face. We were looking for laughs not lessons.
Ernie Banks died yesterday. That name might not be familiar to Generation X, Y or even Z, but it is to people born before WGN was a cable station. WGN used to simply be Channel 9 the Home of the Cubs and in the 60’s and 70’s Mr. Cub was their Number One draw. I never liked baseball but my dad did and he was off on Mondays. This was back in the day of the family television. One television per family. During those summer Mondays our dad would say he was going to turn to the Cubs station to just catch the score, but he would end up watching the game and we would quietly leave the family room in search of other entertainment. Why did he like watching the Cubs? I never asked because as a child I really did not care, but now I wonder was Mr. Cub a part of his interest? I’ll never know for sure, but I would put money on it. RIP Mr. Cub
Steve Harvey is on top of the world. He has been dispensing relationship advice for years. At one point he was the go to relationship expert for Essence magazine. His talk show is a hit. His game show is a hit. Last year he earned 2 Emmy awards. He has been anointed by Oprah. He is on a motivational tour criss crossing the country, so what’s next for Mr. Harvey? The takedown. This tape circulated a few years ago but it has found new life. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
Last night I like many listened to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch explain why the grand jury had made the decision not to indict Officer Wilson, but before he could get to that he spent time lecturing us on the danger of social media. He told us how social media got it wrong. He said this early and often. Social media gets a story and runs with it, and sometimes the facts are not on point. While conceding the point it should not be lost on us that without social media we would never have heard of Mike Brown. Brown’s family contacted Rev. Al Sharpton the day of the event and told him how to get on see Brown’s body laying in the streets. It social media that kept the world’s attention on Ferguson. So my point is social media matters and it might not be a perfect tool, but in this case it has served to be a vital tool. So McCulloch might dismiss it we know it kept the heat on this case.