Pundit's Perspectives – Wed 4 Apr, 2018

A thught rovoking article written by Alex Newman

As Big Al has said time and time again in the past, “Here at the KE Report we listen and talk about both sides of every story.” Here is a story that was sent to Big Al from:

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Trump Celebrates Christ’s Resurrection, God-given Freedom

Written by  Alex Newman

 

President Donald Trump sparked an outpouring of support among Christians this week as he publicly celebrated Jesus Christ, the Savior’s Resurrection, the Passover feast, and the key role of God in securing both human liberty as well as eternal life. The latest remarks follow a number of speeches in the United States and overseas in which the American president, who was elected thanks to overwhelming support from American evangelical Christians, has openly thanked God, celebrated the Bible, and emphasized America’s undeniable Christian heritage. The contrast between Trump and former President Barack Obama, who regularly attacked and ridiculed Christians and the Bible, could not have been clearer.

In a video on Good Friday posted by the White House, Trump sounded almost like a Christian minister. “At this holy time of the year, families across our nation gather in homes, churches, and synagogues to light candles and to praise God,” Trump declared, addressing his fellow Americans. “For Christians, we remember the suffering and death of God’s only Son and His glorious resurrection on the third day. On Easter Sunday, we proclaim with joy that Christ is risen. Both of these sacred celebrations remind us that God’s love redeems the world.” Trump also spoke to Jewish families around the world by recognizing Passover, a sacred holiday celebrating Israel’s liberation from bondage in Egypt.

Trump also quoted Scripture. “Almost 3,000 years ago the prophet Isaiah wrote, ‘Darkness covers the earth, but the Lord rises upon you, and His glory appears over you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light’,” Trump said, reading from the Bible’s book of Isaiah, chapter 60. “In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps. We trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength. And we praise our Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life.” The president then closed his brief remarks with the traditional “God bless you, and God bless America.” Barely a word was said about it in the press.

Despite the media rarely reporting it, the latest remarks were hardly out of character for Trump, who has made a conscious effort to regularly acknowledge God in his public speeches and pronouncements. Indeed, at his Inauguration speech, Trump acknowledged Almighty God as the source of America’s protection and blessings. Specifically, Trump referred to Psalm 133:1, which tells of “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” Last May, speaking at Liberty University, Trump emphasized that God — not government — is the source of the inalienable human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

The next month, delivering a historic speech in Poland, Trump recognized the centrality of God and the Christian faith in Western civilization, and the importance of faith in resisting tyranny. “We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives,” he said, noting that we “cherish inspiring works of art that honor God.” “And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are…. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.”

The contrast between President Trump and former President Barack Obama is like the different between night and day. Yes, it is true that Obama claimed in public to be a Christian, and even attended a “church” that specialized in spewing hatred and calling on God to damn America. But Obama also regularly ridiculed and demonized Christianity and Christians — also in public. Among other remarks, Obama infamously ridiculed everyday American who “cling to guns or religion.” In a 2015 interview, Obama claimed that, “sometimes Christian interpretation seems to posit an ‘us versus them [mindset].’” He also displayed incredible ignorance when he demonized Christians for the Crusades, which were in reality Christendom’s defense against the advancing armies of Islam.

It seems that Obama even viewed himself as the man to usher in a post-Christian era in America. “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation,” he told CBS in 2007, claiming America was also a Buddhist nation and a Muslim nation and a nation of non-believers. Two years later, speaking in Turkey, Obama falsely declared that even Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Of course, even the Supreme Court that Obama and his fellow travelers love so much when it lawlessly tries to redefine marriage or authorize the slaughter of unborn babies has recognized that Obama’s comments were false, ruling in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States that “this is a Christian nation.”

Incredibly, Obama also openly ridiculed the Bible, which Christians consider to be God’s inspired and inerrant revelation to mankind, while revealing his own ignorance of Scripture and its proper interpretation. “Even if we did have only Christians in our midst,… whose Christianity would we teach in our schools? And which passage of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination?” Obama asked, smirking. “How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount — a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application. So before we get carried away, let’s read our Bibles.”

If Americans examine the fruit of Obama’s policies, the anti-Christian nature is also impossible to ignore. For instance, as this magazine documented extensively, Obama’s actions contributed to the mass slaughter of Christians across vast swaths of Africa and the Middle East. In the Ivory Coast, Obama sided with Muslim jihadists, who used machetes to slaughter thousands of innocent Christians on their march to replace the duly elected Christian President of that country with a Muslim central banker. In Syria, the Obama administration knowingly backed jihadist groups that openly vowed and worked to exterminate Christians, too.

In more mundane matters, the anti-Christian fruit of Obama’s policies was evident everywhere as well. For instance, an “Equal Opportunity” training program foisted on U.S. troops by the Obama administration featured a presentation that included Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and Orthodox Jews on a list of “religious extremists” — alongside al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, Hamas, and other genuinely troubling groups. Apparently much of the propaganda was taken from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, which enjoyed a strong relationship with the Obama administration despite its reputation among mainstream Christian organizations as an “anti-Christian hate group.”

Obama appointees proudly displayed their anti-Christian bigotry in all sorts of reports and documents. A fringe leftist appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights even claimed “religious liberty” and “religious freedom” are actually “code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.” Obama himself later bragged about lying to the American people on the campaign trail about his true views on marriage, boasting that one of the reasons he entered politics was to advance the anti-Christian notion of “homosexual marriage.”

Some Christians were delighted to hear Trump’s remarks, but less than enthusiastic about a few other elements of the White House Easter celebration. Prominent Brazilian evangelist and writer Julio Severo, who has been targeted by anti-Christian forces for his defense of marriage and the Bible, had mixed feelings about it all. “After years of paganism and anti-Christian attitudes in the U.S. government under Obama, it was fresh air to hear Christian words from President Trump,” wrote Severo, who blogs in English and Portuguese at Last Days Watchman. “Yet, at the same time Trump celebrated Easter and Passover, he also celebrated the Easter Bunny at the White House.”

In particular, Severo expressed concerns about the reported pagan roots of the Easter Bunny and some of the symbolism associated with it. “The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess Eastre was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit,” explains a document by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which also describes how the traditions reportedly made their way to America and became more widespread after the Civil War. “As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.”

Severo, who has been very pro-America despite his concerns about its government’s embrace of homosexuality and abortion, was even more critical about other comments made by Trump on important occasions. For instance, on October 31, Trump celebrated Halloween at the White House. At Christmas, meanwhile, Trump celebrated the birth of Christ, but he also included a celebration of what Severo described as the “Marxist” pseudo-holiday known as “Kwanzaa.”

Obviously, anti-Christian activists were outraged and despondent. Self-styled “comedian” Jimmy Kimmel, who oversaw the least-viewed Oscars in history, ridiculed the White House celebration. He also poked fun at First Lady Melania Trump’s accent, sparking confusion and outrage even among his followers. Another far-left political propagandist posing as a comedian, Seth Meyer, used foul language to attack the Trump family and its Easter celebrations. “I bet every kid who found an egg on the White House lawn is getting a bill within the next week,” Meyer said, apparently an attack on Trump’s perceived efforts to be a good steward of taxpayer funds.

Of course, Christians were instrumental in Trump’s election to the White House, and the president and his advisors have all recognized that. So it is no surprise that the president would go out of his way to celebrate the Christian community in the United States, a nation that is still overwhelmingly Christian despite a highly organized campaign to de-Christianize the nation that has infected the education system and the media for generations now. Hopefully, the Christian language used by the president will translate into policy that respects the biblical foundations of America and Western civilization.


Featuring:
Al Korelin

Comments:
  1. On April 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm,
    CFS says:

    That piece of human(?) detritus has surfaced again. What’s up Bill, didn’t you steal enough via the Clinton Foundation?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vuj-FwC1YI

  2. On April 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm,
    CFS says:

    Glad to see you back, Big Al.

    If you don’t think there’s a media organized attack on white Christian males, just watch how quickly the Youtube shooting disappears from the news.
    Does not the MSM agenda does it?
    She’s female, non-Christian Iranian.
    The biggest shock in the shooting, is that the police were pre-warned.
    (And even specifically warned again, according to her parents, on the morning of the shooting)

    • On April 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Great to be back CFS.

      Sorry I don’t understand your comment. “Media attack on white Christian males”?

      • On April 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm,
        CFS says:
      • On April 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm,
        CFS says:
      • On April 5, 2018 at 7:31 am,
        GH says:

        “Media attack on white Christian males”?

        Wake up Rumplestiltskin!!!

        Have you heard the terms ‘White Privilege’ and ‘Male Privilege’, Al? How about ‘Toxic Masculinity?’

        Did you notice how the Weinstein scandal, instead of putting degenerate Hollywood under a microscope, was instead deflected into being about ‘toxic masculinity’ by Hollywood’s umbrella organization, the mass media, and the #metoo movement.

        Why didn’t anyone talk about ‘toxic femininity’–i.e. women willing to screw their way to success, to the detriment of women not so inclined? Maybe because white males are the only acceptable punching bag for those that control our mass media?

        How about how white men are portrayed in the media? Or marriage, for that matter. Al Bundy? Homer Simpson? Or the ridiculous white christian fruitloop, Ned Flanders?

        I get tired of being tiresome about the culture war going on in the US, especially since it seems not to register. But here it is, again:

        Who Stole our Culture?
        http://www.wnd.com/2007/05/41737/

        • On April 5, 2018 at 8:05 am,
          GH says:

          Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News March 14 2018 | MEN IN AMERICA – New Series

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXp5HCRllJg

          It’s a war on all of us, as our rulers pit us against each other. But white men, especially Christians, are the preferred target.

          We’re discriminated against for employment and we are discriminated against in admission to the Ivy League.

          I wonder, if you analyzed the transfer of wealth for welfare payments, what would be the demographics of that?

          Whites are being forced to pay for their own disenfranchisement. And it is all being justified by the popular conception of White Christianity’s historic misdeeds. How accurate is that popular conception? E.g. that the history of slavery is somehow especially their fault? Or that racism in the US is somehow different and worse than it is between ethnic groups all over the world?

          In Latin America I have been asked many times about racism in the US. Because, of course, they see the Hollywood version in the movies. Who owns Hollywood?

          Why is it considered that all whites must bear collective shame for the actions of the KKK? Do we even have an accurate concept of the history, or has that too been sensationalized? What about the much greater rate of slave-holding by American Jews, than by white American Christians? Or the dominant Jewish role in the Slave Trade (i.e. getting them from Africa, taking them to the Americas)? Or the fact that by far most slaves went to Latin America? Is anyone cursing Latinos for this?

          Why is it that the memory of the KKK is kept burning in our minds, but it goes unmentioned that 30,000 white women are raped by black men every year in the US, while rapes of black women by white men barely happen at all? Not to mention the vastly higher rates of violent black-on-white crime vs white-on-black crime?

          ‘Oh, it’s all justified by the history of White Privilege.’

          • On April 5, 2018 at 7:09 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            +1

  3. On April 4, 2018 at 4:37 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    I voiced my opinion several times on Obama, ….and my view has not changed….He really did harm to the USA….and many foreign countries…

    • On April 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm,
      Big Al says:

      All I can say, Jerry, is that I certainl;y don’t share his thoughts on Christianity.

      • On April 4, 2018 at 5:20 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Obama was a Muslim ………..

      • On April 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        BTW……..Hope you enjoyed the desert…..

  4. On April 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On April 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Pope on a shoe string budget…….

    • On April 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Loan seems to be important to the Q fans………

      • On April 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Vatican has $229 BILLION in the coffers……

        • On April 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm,
          Big Al says:

          So what does this have to do with the article about President Trump?

          • On April 4, 2018 at 5:17 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            All tied together…….Trump is cleaning the swamp and part of the cleaning is notations from Q, which has mentioned the Loan……ROTHCHILD< BANKING and the Vatican, which will lead to others thing…..this lead goes back several weeks
            WE ALL KNOW THE FED IS OWNED by the Rothchilds…..at least 52percent., We all know the FED, has bondage held on everyone in the USA, and World.
            If, you are going to bring up Christianity, the MONEY CHANGERS are all tied together ….
            We also, know that Israel connection., nothing new……

          • On April 4, 2018 at 5:22 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            sorry about the typos…….

    • On April 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I did not know that the Rothchild family loaned mone to the Pope. Interestring!

      • On April 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Their rich Sephardic tradition of Crypto-Judaism is unique

        • On April 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          was reading and found the term above interesting……..Crypto Judaism

          • On April 5, 2018 at 8:18 am,
            GH says:

            The Young Turks, responsible for the Armenian Genocide, are now widely recognized to have been Donmeh, crypto-Jews.

            https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/25/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-i.html

          • On April 5, 2018 at 8:18 am,
            GH says:

            ‘widely recognized’ badly stated….’established’ would be better

          • On April 5, 2018 at 8:32 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            of a sect of Turks descended from a group of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition in the 16th and 17th centuries. These Jewish refugees from Spain were welcomed to settle in the Ottoman Empire and over the years they converted to a mystical sect of Islam that eventually mixed Jewish Kabbala and Islamic Sufi semi-mystical beliefs into a sect that eventually championed secularism in post-Ottoman Turkey. It is interesting that “Dönmeh” not only refers to the Jewish “untrustworthy converts” to Islam in Turkey but it is also a derogatory Turkish word for a transvestite, or someone who is claiming to be someone they are not.

          • On April 5, 2018 at 8:33 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Thanks GH…….more than meets the EYE………

          • On April 5, 2018 at 9:07 am,
            GH says:

            Note: under their leadership several million white, Eastern Orthodox Christians were slaughtered, and the Islamic culture of Turkey was suppressed in favor of secularization.

            This same mafia did the same thing to Germany.

            They are now doing it to the USA, as obvious as the nose on ones’ face.

          • On April 5, 2018 at 9:10 am,
            GH says:

            I do agree that it is an attack on ALL Abrahamic religions. The perpetrators wrap themselves in one or the other identities, but are Luciferians, or whatever one might call it–not my area of expertise. Jews have suffered incredibly at their hands.

            Obama a muslim? Luciferian.

          • On April 5, 2018 at 9:12 am,
            GH says:

            Note, these are the Sabbateans.

          • On April 5, 2018 at 9:17 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Lucifer ……is the Illuminati … those who think they are smarter than anyone else….

    • On April 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      DemoRATs…..trying to pull a fast one…..

  5. On April 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm,
    CFS says:

    Meanwhile on the left coast: In the great Sanctuary State.

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday.
    The raids culminated a monthslong investigation focusing on dozens of Chinese nationals who bought homes in seven counties. Most of the buyers were in the country legally and were not arrested as authorities investigate if they were indebted to the gang and forced into the work, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said.
    Much of the pot was shipped to Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania through Atlanta, Chicago and New York City, he said. The drug is legal in California but requires permits to grow and can’t be sent across state lines. It is still banned by the U.S. government.
    Black-market pot-growing houses have proliferated in the inland California region where authorities carried out the raids, and many of them were traced to Chinese criminal organizations from the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-2000s, Scott said. The high number of grow houses in the area may be because of low property prices compared with the Bay Area and the state’s large Chinese population, the prosecutor said.
    Scott called the recent crackdown “a game-changer” that may have cost the criminal organization “hundreds of millions of dollars” in lost drug profits and the money it spent on the homes.
    “It hits the criminals right where it counts — in the pocketbook,” he said.
    Authorities tracked at least 125 wire transfers totaling $6.3 million from Fujian Province in China, all just below the $50,000 limit imposed by the Chinese government.
    Officials are trying to learn if the homebuyers are what Scott called “indentured servants” — indebted to the Chinese gang and brought to the United States to buy and tend the grow houses. Many speak only Mandarin Chinese.
    “We’re treating them as victims” who may have been “forced or coerced” to work in what can be toxic environments, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan said.
    The buyers generally used the same Sacramento real estate agents, borrowed from private lenders instead of traditional banks, and used straw buyers who purchased the properties on behalf of the real owners.

  6. On April 4, 2018 at 6:25 pm,
    CFS says:

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access.
    Those developments came as congressional officials said CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week, while Facebook unveiled a new privacy policy that aims to explain the data it gathers on users more clearly — but doesn’t actually change what it collects and shares.
    In a call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg acknowledged he made a “huge mistake” in failing to take a broad enough view of what Facebook’s responsibility is in the world. He said it isn’t enough for Facebook to believe app developers when they say they follow the rules. He says Facebook has to ensure they do.
    Facebook is facing its worst privacy scandal in years following allegations that Cambridge Analytica, a Trump-affiliated data mining firm, used ill-gotten data from millions of users through an app to try to influence elections.
    Facebook said Wednesday that as many as 87 million people might have had their data accessed — an increase from the 50 million disclosed in published reports. Facebook is basing the estimate in part on the number of friends each user might have had. Cambridge Analytica said in a statement that it had data for only 30 million people.
    On Monday all Facebook users will receive a notice on their Facebook feeds with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. They’ll have a chance to delete apps they no longer want. Users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will be told of that. Facebook says most of the affected users are in the U.S.

    In my opinion, Google just hasn’t been caught yet, but is probably worse in the amount of data they keep and store on YOU.

  7. On April 4, 2018 at 6:25 pm,
    lpr says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXBTgAxhIw

    you decide…All Abrahamic religions are under seige

    • On April 4, 2018 at 6:51 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      good review………..thanks

  8. On April 4, 2018 at 6:32 pm,
    CFS says:

    MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.

    During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not mention being angry with YouTube or having accused the company of suppressing her video posts. She gave no indication she was a threat to herself or others.

    “It was a very normal conversation. There was nothing in her behavior that suggested anything unusual,” said Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel.
    Later that day, she went to a gun range before walking through a parking garage into a courtyard at YouTube’s campus south of San Francisco, where she opened fire with a handgun and wounded three people. She then killed herself.

    CFS comment:
    I’m not a psychologist, but shooting herself does not seem in character with her actions.

  9. On April 5, 2018 at 3:18 am,
    Uglybutproud says:

    Trump needs to put his money where his mouth is. Make Good Friday a paid federal holiday, just like Mike King day. (MLK day. Mike King is his birth legal name)

    • On April 5, 2018 at 3:42 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Why?

  10. On April 5, 2018 at 3:20 am,
    Uglybutproud says:

    Martin Luther was the great European reformer from the 1500s