Politi-Book

I’m thinking I will be “unfollowing” and blocking some links on Facebook to avoid the disappointment, bewilderment and slow burning rage at the political situation there. Not “unfriending”, mind you. I still like you. For now…
There’s no good way to avoid the “I smelled something rank” face when I read some things people post and re-post, and I’m struggling not to respond. Not zen, y’all.
Do you guys realize you sound EXACTLY like the other guys?
I’m talking to both sides here, by the way.
But what’s really got me down is the religious aspect. I grew up in the church, so yeah, I love Jesus too. And my political leanings have always been more conservative – but not all.  I have a huge problem with the Christians spreading lies – even more so than atheists, because not only do you know better, but your so-called moral compass should be closer to those Christian values you claim. When you re-post something that you haven’t double or triple checked, you’re lying.
I saw a post today (I won’t say who re-posted it), originally posted by The Conservative Tribune. The headline was “BOOM – Rush (Limbaugh) Reveals Michelle’s (Obama) Perverted Past! Michelle did NOT think this would come out!”
Whaaaaa? Michelle Obama is a pervert?
Do you know what that article actually talked about?
I was floored by how despicable this website is, after reading this.
See for yourself.
Here are some direct quotes, copied and pasted:
“It’s not locker room talk. I don’t know men who talk that way. Decent men do not talk that way. What Trump was talking about was sexual assault,” Michelle Obama said during a visit to New Hampshire.
Rush’s response?

“Men brag, and she is telling people that she doesn’t know men who brag. You know the people that have been to the White House?” Rush said. (WARNING: Some of the language here and later in the story may be offensive to some readers.)

 

“How about some of the rappers that talk about their b****** and their hos have performed such lyrics in the White House?  But she doesn’t know men who talk and sing about sexual assault. It’s all over hip-hop lyrics and has been for a while!

 

“So is assault on the police a feature of some hip-hop lyrics, and it’s been performed at the White House. But she doesn’t know men who talk that way. She doesn’t know decent guys who talk that way.”

 

 Limbaugh also brought up a “sermon” by the Obamas’ former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

“Yeah, I guess Michelle Obama wasn’t there when the Rev. Wright was talking about Bill Clinton,” Rush said “You remember what Rev. Wright said about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky? … ‘And Bill and Monica Lewinsky was riding dirty. Yeah, chickens have come home to roost, baby.’ ‘Bill was riding dirty,’ and the population, the congregation went nuts.”

 

And while Rush didn’t mention her, let’s not forget Michelle’s BFF, Beyonce. Here are some of her lyrical exploits.

 

(Quotes lyrics from some Beyoncé songs)

 

*End article quotes*

 

Okay, wait… So she likes Beyoncé and her former pastor talked smack and she said she doesn’t know any DECENT men who talk that way. Not that she doesn’t know men who brag. That’s not what she said. Like, not even a little bit.

 

This is what I’m talking about, folks. You want the world to see your point of view as Christian value-oriented, but you read and repost an article that, by ANY rational standard, is total crap?

 

How does listening to Beyoncé or rappers make her have a PERVERTED past?

Do YOU, or have you EVER listened to ANY artist whose lyrics are questionable?

 

How does something her former pastor said make her have a PERVERTED past?

Are YOU responsible for anything your former pastor has ever said?

 

How does saying that decent men don’t talk that way make her have a PERVERTED past?

Do you NOT agree with the fact that decent men don’t talk that way?

 

Look, This was ONE article, used just for an example. Its rampant on BOTH sides of this awful divided line, even within parties. Which is why I’m voting for the other guy, or not at all, because I just cannot justify in my own heart and soul casting a ballot FOR any person with whom I find such duplicitous, greedy, unethical character flaws.

 

I do not want to ever have to say I voted for a person that I so strongly believe should NOT lead this country. That goes for both of them, in case you were wondering.

 

You’re not even bothering any more to see if the stuff you post and re-post is actually truthful, from any legitimate source, and assuming because you share a political party with someone they MUST be Godly….?????

 

And frankly, my youthful ideals of voting straight Republican across the board have actually been demolished by the fact that religious people are backing terrible, awful, unethical people, AND by the sheer fact that when I say something against one candidate, everyone assumes I’ve crossed party lines and goes on the attack and participates in slander just as bad as they accuse others of doing to THIER candidate.

 

I mean seriously, how on earth do you expect the rest of the world to change their minds about God, when you are personally passing along JUST AS MANY lies and chains of gossip as you claim the “other guys” on the left are doing?

 

I’m just done, y’all. I’m sick to death of people telling me “don’t drink the kool-aid” and “don’t believe the left-wing media“, when the vast majority of people saying that are conservatives, spreading just as much (if not more) absolute salacious garbage.

 

That’s not Christian at all.

 

On that note, I’ll leave you with this food for thought (and I highlighted my favorites):

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, Godly and dignified in every way.

 

Titus 3:9

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissentions and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

 

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

 

Titus 1:6-9

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered, a drunkard or violent or  greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

 

Psalm 146:3

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

 

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

 

Final word – Think carefully about the vitriol you spread. You may be turning someone against the beliefs you hold so dear. Also, you’re starting to sound kinda Westboro-ish.

 

 

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