To Get Rid of Cockroach Goodell, Litigation Is ‘The Way We Do Things’ In The NFL

I have never liked Roger Goodell. He has made the top brick of America’s prized sport–football–into a lawyer-infested pyramid scheme, at the expense of the game. Instead of acting in the interests of football, which, by the way, exists for the benefit and entertainment of fans, he’s become the cockroach lawyer hiding from the light at the head of an increasingly corrupt cadre of billionaires out to pad their own pockets while extracting every last dollar from emotionally-invested fans.

Goodell doesn’t deserver a nickel. In fact, Jerry Jones is absolutely correct in threatening legal action if the NFL’s compensation committee approves a $50 million deal through 2024 without sending the contract back to the entire league membership.

“Are you telling us you’re prepared to file litigation against us?” committee member John Mara of the Giants asked, according to the source. Jones, a former disciple of the late, contentious Raiders owner Al Davis, said he was, per the source.

Mara spoke. Committee member Art Rooney II of the Steelers spoke. The committee chairman, Arthur Blank of the Falcons, spoke, and said this, per another source who heard the call: “I’m shocked. I’m disappointed. We may have differences, Jerry, but this is not the way we resolve them. This is not the way we do things in the NFL.”

Oh yes, Mr. Blank, Extortionist of epic proportions, Praetor and Master of Mercedes Benz palace in the lesser Kingdom of Atlanta. That is exactly how we do things in the NFL, thanks to the cockroach Roger Goodell.

On the soapbox

Years ago, I detached, emotionally, from the league. Though I’m a member of that hated class of Americans known as Patriots fans, I decided that I would only watch selected games, and not plan my Sundays (or Monday nights, Thursday nights, etc.) around watching a sport that generally leaves me feeling like a schoolboy with a crush on the class gold-digging slut: unfulfilled, dirty, broke and heartbroken.

Now I don’t watch at all. I liked football better in the 1970s and 80s, when the Patriots sucked, to be honest. At least I could root for Jim Plunkett or Joe Montana. Now I couldn’t root for the 49ers unless I’m politically aligned with Colin Kaepernick. And that’s only part of what’s wrong with the NFL. Actually, the political drama is really the smallest part.

The league–and the game in many ways–has not become a sport for lawyers. Many of the referees are actually lawyers who ref on the weekends as a part-time gig. The NFLPA is a hive of attorneys ensuring that every player becomes a millionaire (though relatively few of them remain rich after they depart the “not for long” league). The owners are a group of fat-cat billionaires (with the exception of Green Bay–cue the angel choir) who exist for their own personal fiefdoms and corporate sponsorships.

Networks like ESPN, that used to cater to actual sports fans, have become nothing more than parodies of District 1 Hunger Games announcers, substituting football and lifestyles of the Champions for the ones who died in fiction. They might as well call the whole league Panem at this point.

End of my rant.

Jones wants a rollback

Jerry Jones came from an era when NFL owners were rich bastards. But they were rich bastards who didn’t hide behind cockroach lawyers. They wore their bastardness full on their chests.

“When I walked into my first owners meeting, I looked to my left and saw [Kansas City Chiefs owner] Lamar Hunt,” Jones said in August. “I looked to my right and saw [Cincinnati Bengals owner] Paul Brown. These were guys who bucked back. The NFL wouldn’t give Lamar a franchise, so he went out and started a whole other league [in the AFL] and forced his way in. Paul Brown basically got his [Cleveland Browns] franchise taken away from him – a franchise that was named for him – so he goes down south a few hundred miles and helps found the Cincinnati Bengals. These were people that looked at their situation and when it was called for, they made changes.”

Goodell got rid of the NFL league office’s classification as a non-profit, not because he thought it looked bad that a billionaire’s club would appear to be not about money, but so he could hide his tremendous salary that would put many sultans to shame. Instead of dealing with issues head-on, like CTE or anthem protests, he always took the damp, hole-in-the-ground route. He treated the game of football like a law client instead of a treasured sport.

Simply put, Jerry Jones wants a rollback to the time when owners were bastards and proud of it, and the league basically stayed out of the way. Reports (like the one from SB Nation) that attribute Jones’ war on Goodell to issues related to the Dallas Cowboys are misinformed, or missing the point.

Yes, Goodell has nearly-dictatorial power in player personnel matters. Yes, he has used them, even heading to court to defend his decisions. But no, that’s not the primary reason Jones wants to clip the commissioner’s wings (by toppling Goodell).

The simple explanation

It’s simple, really. Goodell has made the NFL owners into patsies and rubber-stamps; investors who collect fat checks and make player and stadium deals. Jones sees the owners as the ones who “make” the league. Goodell sees himself in that role.

Since the rubber-stamp owners voted 32-0 to give its compensation committee complete authority to negotiate and execute Goodell’s Brobdingnagian salary and bonus, it will take a lawsuit to force the issue. If Jones isn’t bluffing, then the league, and Goodell have reason to fear. Not from the possibility that Jones would win in court and force the league owners to reconsider his contract. But because the whole thing will be played out in public.
Cockroaches hate the light.

Goodell should settle up right now and flee. The game of football will thank him for it.

I Almost Fell For The Delusion That We’re Better Christians

I came within a hair’s breadth of falling for a soul-crushing delusion. I nearly decided that our nation is better off embracing a morally-flawed man who purports to side with me on cultural issues like gay marriage and the protection of Christian conscience, than opening my ears to hear.

Then I read Rod Dreher’s parade of horribles that took me from truly lost Ellen Page to morally corrupt but honest Louis C.K., to the heart-rending tales of Diana Nyad and Nancy French. They landed straight in Roy Moore’s lap. I wept. I suggest you read every word, then go back and read all the stories he linked.

The delusion

The Bible says that the human heart is “deceitful about all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). In the next verse, which is rarely quoted, the Lord answers Himself: “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”

Human beings are all carriers of cognitive dissonance. As Erick pointed out, the anti-Christian progressive left is just fine referring to an unborn baby as a non-person fetus until it is killed by a gunman at a church, then it’s a baby. It’s no different with Christians–why would it be?–only the issues change.

 

Jerry Falwell, Jr. is more concerned with credibility in the eyes of voters than in the eyes of God. He sees nothing wrong with this. I almost fell for that also. Then, in tears, I realized my error.

Nobody is perfect in life, and I know if I ever ran for high office, plenty of things about me would or could end up in the public eye that I’d rather not be public. (No, I haven’t molested or propositioned a 14-year-old, but who is the judge of what causes shame or discredit but my own conscience and God’s word? None of us is without sin. Not one.)

We are truly living in Biblical times, and it’s very easy to fall for the delusion that God is not here, or does not exist, or care for us. But really, His own prophets and Word predict this very time, and warns/encourages us on how we are to act. Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 for a good description of the “unrighteous deception.”

And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

It is just as much a delusion to believe you can be right with God and done such damage to a 14-year-old (and others) many years ago, yet walk pridefully away from the accusations as if they are beneath contempt. Every single argument proffered by Roy Moore’s defenders is exactly as predicted by other victims of abuse.

Let that sink in. Others have come forward (like Nancy French) with their own stories because they recognize themselves in Liegh Corfman, who is now being criticized for the exact reasons she recognized and therefore kept quiet for 38 years.

It’s a delusion to believe that we, as American Christians and evangelicals, are somehow better bred, spiritually-speaking, than others. We are not. As the book of Revelation chapter 2 describes the Laodicean church, we say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Doubtless we can, at the same time, hold up a Godly standard, and violate our own conscience and throw mud on Christ’s sacrifice.

Is it righteousness?

I want to deal with one question right here–the crux of the matter. Is supporting Moore a delusion or a stand for righteousness in the face of political attack?

Let me respond to a theologian I respect, Dr. Michael Brown, who posed some perfectly valid concerns.

Think back to the Ted Cruz campaign for president, when 5 women accused him of having sexual relations with them. These were charges he flatly denied. Do we have any good reason today to believe they were true? (Note also that the National Enquirer was their main source.) Perhaps it is the same with Roy Moore. Perhaps this is nothing more than a politically motivated attack, coming just when he was poised to win the election.

Here is the difference. No women have come forward and said “that’s me” about the Ted Cruz accusations. I don’t mean women who also accuse Cruz of misdeeds. I mean women who heard the accusations against Cruz and said “yes, that’s my story.” The Bible makes it very clear who is witness to sin: a person’s own spirit and mind, and God, are always a witness.

God is the perfect witness, while we humans tend to bend our perceptions to fit our own bias. This is why the Bible calls for multiple witnesses. But the Bible also says that there is no temptation but that what is “common to mankind.” A sensational accusation, in a politically-charged environment, either rings true, or it doesn’t.

In Cruz’s case, it didn’t ring true because others didn’t see themselves in the story. In Clinton’s case–many women have come forward. In Weinstein’s case, I’d guess that most of Hollywood shares the “me too” story. In the Catholic Church, many lives were damaged because the priesthood offered a shield of power and trust over young lives (and also in schools, like Nyad’s coach, or the many instances of female teachers having relations with teenage boys).

In Moore’s case, the “me too” factor is very strong. Christians should not fall for the strong delusion of cognitive dissonance, that a Christian would not have done what Moore did–would not have succumbed to temptation. We should also not believe that Moore will do the right thing and step aside, if the accusations are true, as the White House has maintained.

Face the deception

Conscience demands that we look deeper and face our own deceived souls.

The proof of God’s existence and care for this world is not found in the righteous behavior of good and Godly men. It is found in the reality of sin and the freeing power of the truth, repentance and grace.

I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

I believe that the fruit of Roy Moore’s doings are appearing, based on the very real reactions of others who have been victims of similar actions. I almost fell for the delusion that politics is more important–that our religious freedom is hinged upon electing men like Trump and Moore.

But it’s not. The hardest atheist and most confirmed leftist can break under the tremendous force of grace. They will not break under the yoke of those who pursue delusions and power. Too many Christians have traded the moral authority given us by God for a delusion of cultural power we no longer possess.

As Nancy French concluded:

“I’m not an angel,” Corfman pointed out. Moore, on the other hand, repeatedly claimed to be God’s warrior. However, the scripture he really needed to read wasn’t one of the Ten Commandments he so desperately wanted to hang in the state courthouse. It was Luke 17:2, which warns, “it would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.”

The great thing about 2017 is seeing these victims standing up straight, no longer stumbling. May we also see justice prevail for the predators, this side of heaven.

I nearly fell for the delusion that we can oppose our own hearts and overrule the conscience of mankind. The victims’ hearts speak louder and more clearly, if we have ears to hear.

Triple Threat: Rep. Ted Lieu Dishonors Victims, Offends God, Pretends to Care

Los Angeles Democrat Ted Lieu is reason enough for me to want California to secede, right now, please. This guy is a piece of work, whose previous contributions to civic ignorance include a tweet attributing the 25th Amendment to the Constitution’s Framers. Now he’s expanded his oeuvre into dishonoring the dead so he could morally preen on Facebook.

While Congress was having a moment of silence in respect of the victims of the Texas church massacre, Lieu left the chamber to record a Facebook video. Here it is.

In the video, he said that he’s “heartbroken” about the deaths. But apparently not heartbroken enough to join his colleagues in a moment of silence. He said he respects “their right to do that” and has participated in many of them.

“But I can’t do this again; I’ve been to too many moments of silences,” Lieu said. “In just my short period in congress three of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred. I will not be silent.”

A few things emerge.

First, Lieu apparently sees no value in a moment of silence. He is either a sociopath who cannot fathom the concept of quiet introspection on the value of another’s life, or he’s a hardened atheist who thinks such sentimental pleas to a higher power are nothing more than superstitious twaddle. Either option is repulsive for a Member of Congress.

Second, calling for legislation in a Facebook post during the moment of silence is the height of virtue signaling and moral preening. Lieu also dishonors the victims of the shootings since he made his recording at the precise moment his fellow Members of Congress were remaining silent. Far from respecting their right to do it, Lieu trampled on it.

Third, the idea “gun safety legislation” is a good one. Perhaps it should include gun education, actual safety (such as the NRA teaches), and proficiency so that more people like Stephen Willeford will be there when someone attempts an evil act.

But Lieu in his self-unaware pretend outrage really meant “gun control,” which in liberal parlance really means “gun confiscation.” A universal background check would have done nothing here, because the shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, passed a background check when he bought his rifle.  It would have done nothing in the Las Vegas shooting. It would have done nothing to stop James Hodgkinson from shooting his fellow Congressman Steve Scalise on a baseball field.

An “assault rifle” ban would have done nothing but make the rifles used in these attacks less “scary” looking but just as deadly. We’ve had bans on these kinds of rifles before, and they had no effect on crime. What Lieu and others want is to ban all kinds of semiautomatic weapons for civilians to own. Then only the illegal weapons in the hands of criminals would remain.

But that wouldn’t really fix it unless the existing guns are taken from circulation. I wonder how many people Lieu would be okay with the government killing to confiscate all those guns? I wonder if he’d take a moment of silence to honor the dead when a disarmed population is attacked by evil people who obtain weapons?

Somehow, I don’t think so.

Meet James Comey, The New Benedict Arnold

James Comey wants his legacy to be as Superman, standing up to a despotic President Donald Trump, who demanded his personal loyalty above his duty to the law. But really, his legacy will be as the FBI director who put politics above the law, pandering to the Obama administration and the Clinton gang.

In early drafts of Comey’s public statement, the one in July in which he said no prosecutor would prefer charges against Hillary Clinton, he used the words “grossly negligent” in respect to her handling of classified material. This was later changed to “extremely careless.”

The facts in the investigation did not change. No special exonerating information emerged between the early draft and the final announcement. In fact, later evidence clearly supported criminal charges, especially after emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

This is why the words “grossly negligent” matter:

A federal statute provides criminal penalties for “gross negligence,” but Comey in his public statement on July 5 instead called Clinton “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information when she was secretary of state. He said no prosecutor would bring a criminal case against her.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley put it more succinctly. Clinton “violated the statute.”

“Although Director Comey’s original version of his statement acknowledged that Secretary Clinton had violated the statute prohibiting gross negligence in the handling of classified information, he nonetheless exonerated her in that early, May 2nd draft statement anyway, arguing that this part of the statute should not be enforced,” Grassley said in a letter to Wray.

Meanwhile, Democrats want to keep the focus on any link between Trump and the Russians, no matter how many links there were between the DNC, Clinton campaign and the very same Russians.

They want Comey to be their hero, when he’s not being blamed for Hillary’s loss. The loser here is, of course, Comey, who will go down in history as less appealing than Benedict Arnold. But his book will sell well.

Comey should have gone with the law all along. He should have prosecuted Clinton. Donna Brazile would have gladly made Joe Biden the nominee (or Bernie Sanders would have lost by at least 79 more electoral votes than Clinton). The outcome would not have changed, since Trump would have probably pardoned Clinton anyway. As a matter of fact, things would have been much smoother.

Now Comey’s legacy will be as the man who began the sad march toward American chaos, where the Russians laugh at us. All because he went for politics over the law.

Answering Ben Shapiro: We Don’t Need Gun Control, We Need Nut Control

Ben Shapiro posed a very good question: “Why the Hell wasn’t he in jail?” Devin Patrick Kelley was the poster boy for mental illness. He was an open-and-shut case of nutbag. The Air Force locked him up in a mental institution following his making credible death threats against his supervisor. He escaped. then served a year in a military jail after harming his wife and her toddler son–fracturing his skull.

This guy was walking around free, with the only thing between him and mass murder being ATF Form 4473 (which he lied on) and a collection of data in the NICS database. The weak link broke.

But the strongest links also broke. We don’t need more gun control (in fact, we need less). We need nut control.

Allow me to attempt to answer Ben’s question.

I met with a lady Tuesday. She’s in the medical field, and made a comment to me that’s stuck in my mind. “Normal people don’t shoot people.” She’s right. Then she rattled off some statistics about the poor state of America’s mental health profession. I checked them out. Sadly, she’s right.

Some facts:

  • There’s a severe shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S. 77 percent of U.S. counties are “underserved” by psychiatrists.
  • By 2025, it’s projected that the psychiatric profession in the U.S. will be short by 12 percent, or over 6,000 qualified doctors.
  • Over half of new psychiatry trainees are international medical graduates.
  • Psychiatry is the number one specialty where doctors don’t participate in health insurance plans.
  • Insurance companies typically shortchange psychiatrists or don’t pay at all.
  • There’s a critical shortage of state psychiatric beds nationwide.
  • Mentally ill patients are held in emergency rooms, hospitals and jails, sometimes for weeks.
  • The U.S. is short by up to 123,300 psychiatric hospital beds.
  • 19 of 38 state mental health directors said their states have been threatened with or found in contempt for failing to admit jailed inmates found mentally incompetent into mental health facilities in a timely manner.
  • Obamacare has made all of the above worse.

Feel free to click on the links and read them for yourself. This nation is in a mental health free fall, and some very sick people are walking the streets, many with felonies on their records, or a history of violence.

For every Devin Patrick Kelley who manages to slaughter innocents, there maybe 30 or 40 potential Kelleys out there, with the only thing separating them from murder is money, a target, opportunity, and sometimes, a Form 4473.

With over 14 million NICS instant background checks for firearms purchases in 2016, the system actually works pretty well. Felons and other ineligible people get denied. But that doesn’t stop them from getting guns. Adam Lanza stole his mother’s guns, after killing her. The final report on Lanza by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate is damning.

This report suggests the role that weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems’ response and untreated mental illness played in AL’s deterioration. No direct line ofcausation can be drawn from these to the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook. (emphasis in original)

That’s the “we won’t throw you under the bus” card in point 31. All the other points scream “Lanza was a classic case of a sick person obsessed with violence.

Authors conclude that there was not one thing that was necessarily the tipping point driving AL to commit the Sandy Hook shooting. Rather there was a cascade of events… worsening OCD; depression and anxiety; profound and possibly worsening anorexia; and an increasing obsession with mass murder occurring in the total absence of any engagement with the outside world. AL increasingly lived in an alternate universe in which ruminations about mass shootings were his central preoccupation.

Now we have another case to deal with. Actually, there are plenty of cases. James Eagan Holmes is serving 3,318 years for the Aurora movie theater shootings. When we get to the bottom of Stephen Paddock’s mass murder, we will likely find he was a nutbag (the alternative–that ISIS isn’t lying–is not a pretty thought to entertain).

There are nutbags walking the streets, and Democrats want to legislate more ways to prevent legal ownership of rifles and handguns by law-abiding citizens, who stop nutbags like Kelley. And even were we to legislate more draconian rules, only the full repeal of the Second Amendment would really make a dent in our society–it would actually destroy our society, because this is not Australia or Europe.

But to get back to Ben’s original question. Why wasn’t Kelley in jail? The answer: He was. But he served his sentence, got out, and there is no mental health system in America to handle people like him–not anymore.

If we want to stop mass killings, besides a revival of religion, there’s only one answer. We must stop looking at more gun control, enforce the laws already on the books, and focus our efforts on nutbag control.

The Face of Atheism

This guy, Devin Patrick Kelley, was a God-hating atheist. I never met Kelley but I’ve met people like him. I know people like Kelley, as you probably do.

For whatever of his own reasons, this guy thought people who believe in God are talking about some Sky Daddy or mythical super-being. Most atheists hold that it’s silly to believe in non-existent beings, but many take it beyond that. They go from arguing the non-existence of God to arguing that God is evil.

That’s the face of people like Kelley. They hate the idea of God, and especially the Judeo-Christian God, whom they consider to be petty, murderous, and jealous.

Every so often, one of these aggressive atheists becomes unstable enough to do something awful. It’s a hate crime.

I wish the media would call it a hate crime.

There is a pattern to the kind of crime Kelley committed.

In 2015, Jeremy Joseph Christian stabbed two men on a train in Portland, Oregon who tried to stop him from shouting hateful things to Muslim women. He was variously described as a white supremacist, Islamophobe,  neo-Nazi, and a “nihilist.” But really Christian hated God and anyone who believed in God. Politically, he was a Sanders and Stein supporter.

In 2002, Christian was convicted of robbery and kidnapping. In 2011, Christian got hold of a stolen .357 revolver and was charged with a felon being in possession of a firearm–a federal crime.

Kelley was convicted of assaulting his wife and young baby. He too was barred from owning firearms. But he got one–as criminals do. The only difference between Christian and Kelley is that Kelley acted before he was caught.

Atheists have no moral boundaries beyond death, which they consider to be the end of existence. The same sentiment that supports euthanasia, so-called “death with dignity,” Iceland’s shameful extermination of Down Syndrome babies, and the push for unlimited abortion, also allows for people like Kelley to exit this life with no conscience after committing hate-fueled mass murder.

This crime will likely be chalked up to “mental health,” as President Trump indicated. But it’s a hate crime. Kelley hated God, hated Christians, and took every opportunity to display his disdain with both of these, based on what the Daily Mail reported.

Trump was right that this is not a “gun problem.” But the militant brand of atheism which cannot account for anyone’s deeds besides “be good for goodness’ sake” has no argument to dissuade others from doing the same thing.

Christians should be suspicious of those who vehemently argue online against God, who belittle and attack Christianity and other religions of faith. We should treat them all as potential Jeremy Joseph Christians and Devin Patrick Kelley’s.

These are the people who would have all Americans disarmed at the hands of our own government, who belong to organizations that would purge the government of believers in God. These are the people who would impose their own narrow morality on the world. These are the people who draw their ideals and trace their moral ancestry directly from Robespierre, Lenin, Mao and Guevara.

Kelly is the face of atheism and the working out of its consequences. Those are: for the dead, there are no further consequences, and that affects us all as the living. Better to believe in a Sky Daddy who can condemn your soul to eternal hell than to trust in those who kill with no consequence.

Yes, I’m Jumping to Conclusions on Sutherland Springs Church Shooting

A man walked in to a small Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, outside of San Antonio this morning during worship and massacred the congregation. Nearly half the 50 attendees are dead, and 20 more (according to reports) wounded.

I am prepared to jump to a conclusion.

It was evil, and regardless of who did it and why, it was not done as a result of Christian teaching or actions. It was, in fact, done by a person who does not in any way follow Jesus Christ. Labels do not apply here. If the shooter was nominally a “Christian,” I say he was not.

A person who does this, however, could be of another religious persuasion, where many condone this kind of act.

There’s no possible way a Christian could do this. I am not falling into the “No True Scotsman” fallacy here. I mean this literally. A Christian produces the fruit of the Spirit of God–the Holy Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Murder is not a fruit of the Spirit. Nobody is commissioned as judge, jury and executioner in the Bible. This morning, at our church, the sermon turned to Numbers 15, where God ordered a man stoned to death for picking up sticks on the Sabbath.

Some will inevitably raise this kind of Scripture, whether the shooter turns out to identify as Christian, atheist, Muslim or whatever. They will draw an equivalence to other evil acts, essentially saying that God ordered murder–therefore God violates His own commandments and is evil.

Theologically, morally, and logically, the arguments are rubbish. The Scripture says “the Lord said to Moses, ‘The man shall be put to death.'” The punishment was harsh, but it was also for the individual, not for the crime. God didn’t say “all Sabbath-breakers must be put to death.” God is a perfect judge–the only perfect judge. God told Moses, and the congregation, acting as government, executed the sentence. It was the death penalty, and regardless of what we think about the penalty or the severity of the crime, it was God who ordered it under His authority.

The moral equivalence arguers will bring up Joshua’s conquest of Canaan. Joshua didn’t actually do what the Lord commanded, and many, many multiples of lives, over the number that God commanded Joshua to take, have been lost over the centuries.

Millions of Muslims today hold to a version of Islam that condones physical jihad against Christians, slaughtering them while they worship at church. It happened in Minya province last May in Egypt, where 28 Coptic Christians were killed and 25 were wounded in an attack on their bus. In December 2015, 25 Christians were murdered at church in a bombing. If the shooter was a Muslim, some other Muslims will cheer this act.

If the shooter called himself a Christian, we might puzzle over “what happened” but nobody can make the connection that a person with Christ in his heart could do this. Full stop.

I’m jumping to a conclusion that the shooter could have been an atheist. The shooter could have been an ISIS-inspired radical Muslim, following an interpretation of the Quran which has a serious theological following. But the shooter could not have been an actual Christian, for no serious Bible scholar interprets the Scripture in a way that condones mass murder of any group.

Call me closed-minded, or claim I’m falling for the “No True Scotsman” fallacy all you want. I don’t care if the shooter walked straight in from preaching at his own pulpit–he could not be a Christian.

This is the biggest problem the modern American church has. By refusing to call out sin where we find it–actual Biblical sin–we open ourselves up to anyone calling themselves “Christian” then going out and doing evil. This shooting was evil and sinful. Would God have forgiven it? The Bible says yes, although the shooter is dead and has no further opportunity for grace.

There’s only one category of Christian that matters: We are all former sinners.

I mourn the dead and pray for the survivors and the families of all in this horrific slaughter. But I won’t tolerate anyone claiming it was done by an actual Christian, no matter what he called himself.

Dems Embrace Conspiracy GA-6 Was Rigged by Russians, Ignoring DNC Actual Rigging

Democrats poured something like $50 million dollars last spring into Georgia’s 6th CD special election to replace–ahem–Tom Price. The young guy who nobody now remembers, Jon Ossoff, lost to veteran Karen Handel, who was quickly sworn in.

Back then, there were conspiracy speculations by various unreliable and nefarious left-wing publications, notably the Washington Post, that the only reason Handel won was because the Russians hacked the election (and the November 2016 election too).

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when it was revealed that a compromised server containing Georgia election records was wiped by IT staff. This prompted Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens to quit his defense of Secretary of State Brian Kemp (who is running for governor)’s office in a lawsuit involving the server.

The lawsuit by accountability group Coalition for Good Governance and the Constitution Party of Georgia alleges that the state’s electronic voting machines are hopelessly vulnerable to hacking. As part of that suit, a server run Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems was cited as having “a gaping security hole” that wasn’t fixed for six months after it was reported.

Now that server is, umm, blank, like Hillary Clinton’s. Except the FBI seems to have an “image” of the server. And Kemp claims that KSU’s IT staff doesn’t work for him, and were following their own procedures dealing with vulnerabilities. I guess nobody told them the server was needed for a lawsuit.

Anyhow…

Rep. Hank Johnson has told local Atlanta TV station 11Alive that Ossoff’s loss must have been Russian hackers throwing the race to Republicans.

“A difference of about 3200 votes,” recalled US Rep. Hank Johnson. The Democrat had employed Ossoff as a congressional aide. Ossoff stayed consistently ahead in most polls leading up to the runoff – then lost on election night.

“I think it’s quite possible that Jon Ossoff won that election and the election was stolen from him. That’s my suspicion,” Johnson said Monday.

Russians messed with fake news and both presidential campaigns, Ossoff lost in a district that has a massive GOP tilt and an election data server was wiped: Ipso facto, the election was rigged. And Pizzagate is real. And they’re turning the frogs gay.

But in fact, for real rigging they need look no further than the DNC, which rigged Hillary Clinton’s nomination tighter than a racing yacht in a regatta.

Jon Ossoff lost because he wasn’t a good enough candidate to beat Handel. He couldn’t overcome “dude, you don’t live in the district.” Handel has lived there 25 years, won an election as Georgia Secretary of State (ironically, the position held by Kemp), lost a race for governor, and a race for U.S. Senator. Ossoff’s greatly padded resume only beat George Papadopoulos’s by a hair (Ossoff was an actual Congressional intern versus a model UN participant).

Hillary Clinton bought and paid for the DNC, and by extension she bought and paid for the nomination. She and the DNC bought and paid for the Trump “dossier.” There’s more evidence to speculate that Hillary bought and paid for Loretta Lynch to rig her non-indictment than there is that GA-6 was thrown by the Russians.

Hell, there’s more evidence that Maggie Hassan stole the NH Senate seat from Kelly Ayotte than there is of Russians handing Handel the Georgia race.

But truthers are gonna truth, and Democrats are going to scream “Russia.” That is, until they are in the White House to do their own Kremlin deals.