Weak White Christians (Tue, Jul 30, 2019)
Last two days of White History Month!
I was once known as “Snake” in high school. I joined wrestling my freshman year. So my cross country coach started calling me James “The Snake” Hake. Another skinny guy, a runner, joined too, and his last name was Mac, so he was called Quong “the Mac” Truck. XD … Quong Mac is liberal now, and I have a BETA back!
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Christian Author / Pastor Goes Soft
(Fox News) Well-known Christian author, purity advocate, renounces his faith: ‘I hope you can forgive me’
The former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., Joshua Harris, a short time after announcing the end of his marriage, is now saying goodbye to his faith as well. In an Instagram post, Harris revealed he is stepping back from his faith and no longer considers himself a Christian. In the post he recounted several things he has apologized for in the past, specifically apologizing for his previously held views on the LGBTQ community.
This man is the author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” which I never got into. I was not that kind of Christian.
Harris, the author of the best-seller "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," a book he authored in 1997 that he later renounced after shaping purity culture for many millennial believers, revealed that he is stepping back from his faith. In an Instagram post, he also apologized for his previously held views, including "bigotry" to the LGBTQ community.
He posted on IG: This week I’ve received grace from Christians, atheists, evangelicals, exvangelicals, straight people, LGBTQ people, and everyone in-between. Of course there have also been strong words of rebuke from religious people. While not always pleasant, I know they are seeking to love me. (There have also been spiteful, hateful comments that angered and hurt me.)
….I have lived in repentance for the past several years—repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few. But I specifically want to add to this list now: to the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality. I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry. I hope you can forgive me.
NOTE: I also showed screenshots of the story of “interfaith” Christian pastors who oppose Christian nationalism as supporting white supremacy. Nonsense! I had read this in the third hour news: (Drudge) Interfaith group warns against 'Christian nationalism'... Oh, Lord, RME. Liberals! (The Hill) The group Christians Against Christian Nationalism claims "Christian nationalism" seeks to bind Christianity and American citizenship in a way that “provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation.” They claim it “implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian.” Rev. Michael B. Curry endorsed the statement, the black bishop married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The statement reads. “Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths. All are equal under the U.S. Constitution.”
Caller Log, courtesy of Nick and Joel
Richard from Georgia remarks on society and that the people that don’t need assistance are getting all the assistance. James wonders if the caller is believing a lie he’s been fed. We need hard times to make us better remarks James. Richard reveals his desire to vote Bernie despite James’ comments on Bernie’s track record. Richard believes Jesse is unwittingly dividing the country by enacting white history month.
Bible Go-To Guy from California touches the federal reserve. He disagrees with James about the banks. He also talks about the Pastor Josh Harris who was a pastor that stepped down from being a Christian. Bible Go to Guy calls him a Mole. They talk about how weak the former pastor was for making the decision to step down and how this is what the whites are doing in America. Displaying weakness and becoming PC to appease the world.
George from New York wants to know if James believes instinct is an emotion. James doesn’t think instincts and emotions are the same but comments on how “instinct” is vague and people usually feel an emotion which that they call “instinct”. They then start to discuss imagination and how imagination is false and a set up. James begins to talk about how he notice people lie due to what they imagine appose to what is actual fact. George and James get into how nice it is that Jesse Lee Peterson can speak on issue with a slice of humor added to it. George says he respects information given that way and James speak on that comes from having a genuinely good nature. They also discuss how intellectuals aren’t actually smart and have a false confidence of self-due to the knowledge of having knowledge. George explains how after college he knew not to get caught up into the intellectualism.
Robert from Arizona brings up how illegals contribute to taxes. James corrects him about illegals and taxes — he’s worked with illegals that get their money back come tax time. Robert goes on about Jesse breaking the law somehow.
Jesse from North Carolina wants to know which denominations to avoid. James responds by saying there are decent individual churches all over. Jesse also has a problem with the whole Jesus is God thing.