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Fiercely Resisting Deception

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

How often has one heard, ”He seemed like such a nice, honest guy.” Belatedly discovering that he was a scoundrel, or worse. History’s replete with stories or events chronicling accounts of being deceived by external appearances and beguiling behavior. So you once opined confidently prior to this plunderer raiding your bank account and absconding with your life’s savings. Or when a future, serially abusive bridegroom, walked your only daughter down the aisle, displaying his deceptive deportment, that you, and her mother, misread as genuine love. Legions are hood-winked. Why does this happen routinely? Is it gullibility? Naïveté? Are we merely obsequious? What of the old bromide attributed to P.T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Most political junkies understand that soaring rhetoric, winsome stump speeches, and vacuous words are staples of elections, on both sides of the aisle. Most reelection campaigns rely on voter’s political amnesia and gullibility. read more

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Reexamining The High Cost of Ignoring Signposts

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

In the early 1980’s, a long-time Hoosier friend, and colleague, now deceased, lifetime Catholic, after musing on the rapidly changing U.S. culture, whispered, “I don’t care to live to see same sex marriage as law of the land.” He didn’t. It was his nine grandkids that concerned him. Neither of us would’ve imagined the slide would be so rapid. That slide has been further lubricated by the loss of cultural memory. Evangelicals weren’t as prescient at reading the Signposts either. How’d we miss the longterm influence of compulsory sterilization, primarily of Black girls and women in Harlem, championed by Democrat eugenicist, Margaret Sanger, in the 1930’s, as a harbinger of the killings fields of Planned Parenthood. There were Signposts along the road to moral decay. Most chose to ignore them; others were in denial; many were disengaged. A few sounded a clarion call. We’re told to be “tolerant” of lifestyles that are execrable at the core, and inimical to clear Biblical teaching. Sadly, many chose tolerance at a cost they failed to calculate. read more

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Is Trump On Solid Footing?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Even with a pro “America first” President in the White House, who has the economy humming on all cylinders, our Republic’s still a bloated, over-regulated, out-of-control federal government. While Trump has aggressively slashed onerous regulations, we’re still run amok by staggering national debt, that obnubilates the profound wisdom of the fifty-five men who sat in the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, understood that a new constitution had to be crafted to provide for a national government with co-equal branches and balance of power for states. After President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, there’s a widening fissure, not just from the Left, but from GOP conservatives who are concerned the President has exceeded his constitutional authority. To date, sixteen Democrat state’s attorneys generals have jubilantly lined up to file suit in the friendly corridors of the U.S. Ninth District Court. Despite CNN’s tagline of “Orange Man Bad,” some think President Trump may prevail. read more

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Is Resurgent Anti-Semitism Haute Couture?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Somalian Muslim freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, has a penchant for anti-Semitic comments, sparking another divide of the GOP and Democrats, an extension of a story of hatred of Jewish people is as fresh as today’s headlines and ancient as the Old Testament Book of Genesis. Only last year on the Jewish Sabbath week, a “white national” terrorist murdered eleven worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue, described as the deadliest attack on Jewish people in U.S. history. Of course, the apex of Jewish hatred was Hitler’s slaughter of nearly six million Jews. Christians, Evangelicals in particular, shouldn’t let the 24/7 news cycle advance without a sober reflection of what that attack, and Omar’s tropes mean to us. As followers of Christ, we should voice an unequivocal message of rejection of such hatred, from a Biblical perspective, and why it matters. While our contemporary society is ignorant of the fact that if one hates Jews, one hates Jesus. Anti-Semitism is ultimately a repudiation of Christianity to include Judaism. Vice President Pence, an Evangelical, understands Christians must reject anti-Semitism because we love Jesus. Anti-Semitism has sadly been called “history’s oldest hatred,” as it continues to rear its ugly head. Hate monger, Louis Farrakhan, former Episcopalian, labels Jews as “termites.” He extols “Hitler was a very great man.” Note that often when anti-Semitic remarks come from the Left, the term “alleged” is attached like an asterisk. It’s still shocking to comprehend how many still deny the Holocaust every happened, blaming it on a Zionist scheme to divide Europe. read more

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Marijuana, the Four Letter Word – Part 2

Michelle Sabrosky

Previously on “Marijuana, the Four Letter Word”… (If you don’t need a re-cap, skip the first ten paragraphs)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” -Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence read more

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