2020 September

13 Sep: Stand up for right, don’t fall for wrong.

I was recently asked to support the upcoming “Faith and Blue” efforts. I sat through the launch presentation, but after careful review cannot endorse it. While I heard many good things from the organizer, his familiarity with Black Lives Matter (the BLM) concerns me. From the BLM website, “What We Believe” tab, they are based on 2 stories. Those stories (Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown) were both tried in the American justice system. In both cases the evidence was overwhelming that the criminal acts of the deceased led to their own deaths. To declare different is intentionally misleading. Just as the KKK didn’t accept American Justice in 1865 (or since), neither does the BLM. The KKK wants their ideologies established; democracy be damned. The BLM wants their ideologies established; democracy be damned. Here are some of the BLM quoted ideologies from their website; … all Black lives matter, regardless of…

06 Sep: That would never happen at our church.

I am compelled to write again of the issue of sexual abuse in the church. Let’s review some examples. I omitted names of perpetrators so you will think about your vulnerabilities more than some past story and name. AMISH. The former Bishop of the Pequea Township (Pennsylvania) Amish church was charged with failure to report sexual abuse to authorities. When he served as Bishop, a member of their congregation confessed to the Bishop that he had sexually abused 3 girls in their community. The Bishop instructed him to confess to the girls’ fathers. Amish leaders told their community who found out about it to let it go, and that it had been handled. Now the Bishop and the abuser are being charged. NON-DENOMINATIONAL. The pastor of the Encounter Church in Concord North Carolina was arrested on charges of alleged abuse. Though recently arrested, the alleged abuse had been on 2 underage girls 15…