We Are In The Last Days: Jesus Isn’t Just All Right With ABC

…having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:5)

Whoopi Goldberg and the staff and producers of ABC’s “The View” would do well to learn this Scripture. In fact, they should learn it in context of what St. Paul wrote to Timothy.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,  traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. (2 Timothy 3:1-9)

You’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people more emblematic of that Scripture than the hosts and producers of “The View.” They just proved it Monday, in a discussion of which of God’s commandments might be obsolete (video above).

Seriously, they were discussing which commandments given by the Almighty Creator of the Universe we might simply ignore today, because God has become irrelevant or something. Goldberg even mockingly pointed to heaven and said “don’t hit me, God!”

At one point in the discussion (the 4 minute mark), Paula Farris mentioned that she was raised in a strict God-fearing family.

My parents were really strict about what we said in the home. We couldn’t say, ‘Oh, my God.’ We couldn’t say J.C., we couldn’t say Je- (bleeped out) … My son, we could say ‘Jeez’ … unless you were praising him, and then you could say, (bleeped out).”

The producers bleeped the name of Jesus, spoken in context of His power and relevance. Just before those remarks, Farris said “the great thing about the Bible and God, it’s the same yesterday, today and forever.” But Jesus is not to be spoken of publicly in this discussion, because His name is apparently not okay in a Biblical context.

Disney/ABC will broadcast all forms of blasphemy, including multiple and endless taking of the Lord’s name in vain. They will broadcast coarse language, cursing, and outright rejection of God and His power. But the name of Jesus, properly used, in Biblical context, must not be heard.

Honestly, I’m disgusted by it, but not at all surprised. So far, Disney itself hasn’t banned the mention of Jesus Christ from its theme parks or other venues–my family and I still pray out loud when we visit Disney properties and we haven’t been thrown out.

Walt Disney World still hosts the Night of Joy Christian music festival, albeit no longer in the park itself, but on property. I wonder how much longer that will continue, since censoring the name of Jesus is now a normal activity.

As the Scripture says, we are in the last days.

Nancy Pelsoi’s Strange New Case of Bush Derangement Syndrome

Apparently, Nancy Pelosi does.

During an appearance last Sunday on This Week, host Jonathan Karl asked the once and (she hopes) future Speaker of the House about how Democrats would be able to work with Donald Trump if they come back into power after the 2018 midterm elections.  Undeterred by the possibility that she might not even be there if this Bernie Sanders fan gets his way and bumps her off in the primary, Pelosi did the usual spinning–but at one point, her mouth got ahead of her talking points and she had a bit of a slip:

I see everything as an opportunity. And I’ve never have seen so much willingness to help win. And winning means winning for the American people, that either we win or whoever wins understands the priorities of the American people. And they are not the President Bush — excuse me. So sorry, President Bush. I never thought I would pray for the day that you were president again. But…

Juicy!  Here’s a video clip in case you have some popcorn handy:

Now I could engage in a cheerful bon mot and make an observation about Pelosi having a senior moment, or perhaps imply that the Botox treatments are finally starting to take their toll–but we have standards here at The Resurgent (plus it would be kinda cruel going after such low-hanging fruit).  Besides, I don’t believe that Pelosi is so addled by nostalgia for her gavel that she’s pining away for the good old days.  It’s far more likely she’s just a political hack who thinks that Republican presidents are pretty much interchangeable.

It’s one of the many things about politics that drive normal people crazy.  Everybody knows that her empty “prayer” that W was still president doesn’t mean a damn thing.  The Democrats would still be fighting him tooth and nail, just as they did when he really was president.  Sure, they were more than happy to cooperate when W, offering an olive branch, gave away the store on the education bill and Medicare Part D;  but when he wanted the Dems to meet him halfway on practically any other issue, they opposed him every step of the way–which included Harry Reid’s infamous lie about the failure of the troop surge in Afghanistan, even as American troops were fighting there.  Despicable doesn’t begin to describe their behavior–but it would have been the same with any Republican president, even the biggest RINO squish in Washington.

Pelosi inserted “Bush” instead of “Trump” because to her–to all Democrats, really–they’re both the same.  In their view, the only good Republican is one who’s out of office.

Brady Campaign: Kindly Thank ABC for the Gun Control Propaganda

Kiefer Sutherland’s new show Designated Survivor obviously isn’t afraid to tackle touchy subjects.  In fact, the entire premise of the series is based on the bombing of a State of the Union speech that kills the President of the United States and wipes out all of Congress, leaving Sutherland’s character–Tom Kirkland, the HUD secretary–as the only surviving member of the administration, and thus the man who assumes the presidency.  I’ll admit I was intrigued by the concept, and I’d liked Sutherland as an actor ever since I saw him as a vampire punk in The Lost Boys, so I gave the show a try when it premiered last September.  The premiere episode was pretty decent–but something about it made me uneasy, and it had nothing to do with a smoldering CGI Capitol laying in ruins.

It was more like a feeling that somehow, some way, the show was going to sucker punch me.

It didn’t take long.  The first slap came at the end of the pilot, when they planted the seed that the bombing had been staged to look like Islamic terrorism, but was really the work of some other group.  But the real backhander came in the Very Special Episode two, which featured a Michigan governor (Republican, naturally) who had the cops put the beat-down on some local Muslims until Kirkland channels some Jack Bauer intensity to stop him–but not before a Muslim teen dies in custody.

And just like that, Designated Survivor had jumped the shark.

Of course, it’s not like I hadn’t seen it coming–but I was pretty gobsmacked at just how ham-fisted it was.  Apparently cramming their lefty preaching into the show’s subtext was too subtle for the writers, so they brought out the bat and beat the audience senseless with it.

I gave up on the Kirkland administration after that.

Designated Survivor has soldiered on, though, with plot twists that make Sutherland’s previous efforts on 24 seem downright lazy by comparison.  Oh, and that bombing at the Capitol?  Yeah, it’s a conspiracy.  Something involving a congressman (white guy, former solider–a twofer!) who supposedly survived the explosion but really set it off with the help of a shadowy private security firm (probably run by more white guys).  Because, ya know, radical Islam couldn’t really the enemy, right?

Not able to leave well enough alone with that particular trope, the show has now moved on to another liberal bugaboo:  gun control.  In last week’s episode, President Kiefer–after encountering (again, Republican) resistance to a gun control bill–makes an impassioned speech to the newly sworn-in Congress, trying to sway just a few Senators so that the stalled bill can finally make its way to his desk.  He assures them:

I believe that the American people have every right to buy and own guns by virtue of the Second Amendment.  I would also like to take a moment to quash the myth that somehow gun control is equal to the Federal Government coming into your home and taking your weapons away. Nobody is advocating for that. We need to be doing everything we can to stop guns from falling into the hands of prior felons, people dealing with serious mental-health issues, people on terrorist watch lists. I mean, come on. We need to be using common sense. It’s as simple as that.

If that sounds like it came straight out of a Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence press release–well, that’s because they actively worked with the producers of Designated Survivor in crafting the message.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the country’s leading gun control groups, said they gave a presentation to the team behind the primetime show starring Kiefer Sutherland.

 

“Our president Dan Gross presented to members of their team a while back before the season began about representing gun violence on screen and spent time educating them on the issue,” Brendan Kelly, a Brady Campaign spokesman, told the Washington Free Beacon. “It was part of that larger effort I alluded to in [a recent email to Brady supporters] to work with content producers and creators to highlight the issue of gun violence in America and the sensible solutions at our disposal.”

Furthermore:

“We hope integrating this issue into storylines can help facilitate more conversation about the everyday gun violence that kills 33,000 Americans a year and shine a spotlight on the sensible steps politicians and gun owners alike can take to help bring that number down,” Kelly said. “For us, it’s about changing social norms and rethinking the way we talk about guns. Of course we appreciate when the issue is reflected as accurately as possible, recognizing creative liberties can and often are taken in entertainment. We think Designated Survivor really nailed it on that front.”

For that, the Brady Campaign wants you to send thank you notes to ABC, praising them for propagandizing–er, educating–its viewers on “common sense” gun control.

The organization urged their supporters to thank ABC for the episode and directed them to a site which sends a message to the network as well as sign them up for Brady Campaign email alerts.

It sure is nice to know that ABC is so open minded that they’ll allow social advocacy groups to slip content into their entertainment programming.  Still, one wonders what kind of reception a group such as Live Action might get if they tried the same thing.  Call me cynical, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing too many pro-life storylines on Designated Survivor anytime soon.

If you like your escapism served up with a side of liberal platitudes, though, you’ll find a lot on ABC to love.  Why, just last night on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, I got treated to a HYDRA-ized version of nice guy Leopold Fitz vowing to hunt down genetically-enhanced inhumans (an obvious allegory for illegal immigrants) so that “we can make our society great again” (yes, really).  I tell ya, Negan from The Walking Dead Would be jealous of the barbed wire bat these guys have been swinging.

What’s more, the simplicity with which these shows present complex issues like gun control is enough to drive you nuts.  So, you want to keep guns out of the hands of people on a terrorist watch list?  Sounds sensible enough.  But how does a person end up on that list?  Is it based on hard evidence?  If not, it sounds an awful lot like someone is being deprived of a Constitutional right without due process.  And what if a person ends up on that watch list by mistake?  How long will it take to get off of it?  And what’s to stop the government from abusing its authority and putting people on a list just because they don’t want them getting guns?  The Obama administration once ruled that people on Social Security Disability were mentally ill for the purpose of restricting their ability to purchase guns–so don’t tell me it hasn’t happened before.

Or is that all just a bit too complicated for their simple “guns bad, gun control good” message?

Trump Team Learns The Hard Way: What Happens at a Vegas Strip Club…

I’m sure they were there to honor women–the female form. When media members from CNN, NBC and ABC went out on the town to Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club the night before the final presidential debate, a few Trump advisers joined them.

According to Page Six:

Sources said that Trump campaign senior communications adviser Jason Miller — along with female colleagues including senior adviser and surrogate A.J. Delgado and deputy communications director Jessica Ditto — went with several members of the media from networks, including CNN, NBC and ABC, to Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club before the big night.

With “70,000 square feet of topless entertainment and serving the finest variety of cocktails,” Sin City’s Sapphire bills itself as the largest strip club in the world.

The group that went out with the Trump aides included CNN producer Noah Gray, NBC News reporter Anthony Terrell and a “camerman” from ABC News, sources said. Before the field trip with the media, Miller tweeted, “Yet more evidence of a media-rigged election,” with a link about WikiLeaks and Clinton.

What happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas, when you’re the main stream media covering a presidential debate, with an entourage of senior Trump advisers. Now the Trump campaign will claim this is just more of the dishonest and corrupt media (who they join at strip clubs) smearing them.

Absolutely nothing matters. Nothing.

ABC Politicizes the Muppets and Attacks Christians

ABC is just one of the many reasons my wife and I no longer let the kids watch television in our house.

The network has decided to politicize The Muppets. First, Miss Piggy went on MSNBC to declare herself pro-choice and pro-everything as she got a feminism award.

Now they’ve got the pro-abortion pig in Time Magazine discussing monogamy. This all comes on the heels of a Muppets movie that had evil Texas oilmen as the villains.

At a time more and more parents are concerned about family oriented television, we get a puppet character loved by kids weighing in on abortion and monogamy — both to the left and on the leftwing MSNBC.

On top of that, ABC has released a TV show by far left gay advocate Dan Savage that shamefully stereotypes Catholics. Savage is the guy who said on TV he hoped Republicans “were f***ing dead” and told Presidential candidate Ben Carson, “Suck my d*ck. Name the time and place and I’ll bring my d*ck and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.” He said that this year.

ABC and Disney are more and more signaling that Christians are not welcome with many of their products and kid friendly entertainment will be used to advance an anti-family cultural agenda.

Media Turns on Obama, Part 2

The White House is treating the press like the press corp is Obama’s pet. They whored themselves to get Obama elected, so they can hardly be surprised by it. Nonetheless, they are upset Obama’s pay to play marketing operation continues.

Veteran CBS newsman Bill Plante was one of the most vocal critics, questioning the White House’s handling of Wednesday night’s second swearing in – which was covered by just a four-reporter print pool that didn’t include a news photographer or TV correspondent.

He also asked new press secretary Robert Gibbs why ABC, which paid millions to host the DC Neighborhood Ball, was granted the only inauguration day interview with President Obama – a move he equated to “pay to play.”

“We have a tradition here of covering the president,” said Plante, who is covering his fourth administration.

What’s fun about this is that not all the press has gotten the memo. As Fox News notes, not everyone in the press is upset. Some still want to sexually gratify themselves in front of The One:

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter’s shoulder and staring him in the eye.

“All right, come on” he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. “We will be having a press conference, at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys — that’s all I was trying to do,” Politico.com reported.

The situation came to a close when a cameraman in the room interrupted, declaring: “I’d like to say it one more time: ‘Mr. President.'”