In a bold bid that could lead to statehood, Puerto Ricoâs governor is blitzing New York, Florida, and the media, including this weekendâs White House Correspondentsâ Association Dinner, to demand political rights for his island.
The weeklong campaign by Gov. Ricardo RossellĂł is aimed at energizing and registering 5.6 million islanders in the U.S. and convincing them to vote for pro-Puerto Rico lawmakers.
"...For those 25 customers, the longest blackout in American history continues." [URL=http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/only-25-customers-still-without-power-in-puerto-rico-nearly.html#entry36097534]]] Only 25 customers still without power in Puerto Rico, nearly 11 months after Maria[/URL] đ
David Knowles wrote: ....But then for Puerto Rico, you know, it took months,â Figueroa, 20, said. âThere was a lack of response to Puerto Rico and I donât know if it was because it was an island and it was a little bit further away or that he [Trump] didnât care because it wasnât a state.â...
âFlorida is essentially ground zero,â the governor told Yahoo News. âThere are other states that we aim to pinpoint in this midterm elections and other districts as well, but really because of the [thin] margin, because of the large population, because of the attention that has been brought to the races over here, I think that it is a good initial step to showcase what we can do. So, yes, I think we can be influential in Florida and that goes to registering people and then getting them out to vote.â [ Gov. Ricardo RossellĂł ]
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ybmdkzxf]]]http://tinyurl.com/ybmdkzxf (After relief debacle, Puerto Ricoâs governor looks for political revenge in Florida)[/URL]
To answer the question above the Don in Chief, cares little about people, considering how he throws away wives and treats other women as well.
The Yahoo article I think was fairly balanced, and pointed out the difficulties and getting groups of people organized and voti
No, what you are really doing is back peddling on what you said. Your hypocritical demand is hideous, you have logs in your own eyes and yet, you demand another sinner renounce his claim. You have the same brand of religion as Trump - an outward, verbal profession and nothing more. Your profession is worthless, repent and cry out to God for mercy for your soul. Only He can work this in you.
No, what I really demand is that Christians vote against Trump unless he shows more support for non-racial behavior than he has being --[URL= http://tinyurl.com/y8dlyync]]]http://tinyurl.com/y8dlyync (The First White President)[/URL]
Now, if I were a good citizen I was thinking about providing transportation in the fall election to the poor folks who can't make it to polls easily, so they can make their voices heard.
There's no evidence that you are born again, so you are no better off than all those you point your finger at.
Here's the point - you demand Trump renounce his claim to being a Christian - your own political party is just as evil as Trump and the Republicans. You yourself are void of the new birth, so it is a 'pot meet kettle' scenario.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God - John 3:3
Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? Luke 6:41
The Nutty Reconstructionists are no more Christians than Muslims are
John Sugg wrote: The Old Testamentâwith its 600 or so Mosaic lawsâis the inflexible guide for the society DeMar and other Reconstructionists envision. Government posts would be reserved for the righteous, as long as they are male. There would be thousands of executions a year, with stoning a preferred method because it would turn the deaths into âcommunity projects,â as movement theologian North has noted. Sinners in line for the death penalty would include women who commit adultery or lie about their virginity, blasphemers, witches, children who strike their parents, and gay men (lesbians, however, would be spared because no specific reference to them can be found in the Books of Moses). DeMar told me that among Reconstructionists he is considered something of a liberal, because heâd execute gays only if they were caught indulging in sodomy. âIâm happy to just drive them back into the closet,â he said.
--[URL=https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2005/12/nation-under-god/]]]http://tinyurl.com/y8xwulx8 (Nation Under God)[/URL]
Also take a look at, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj]]]http://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj (Dominionism -- A Summary)[/URL]
You still are diverting away from what you said, Trump needs to renounce his claim to be Christian. That may very well be, but you need to do the same, along with Obama, Hillary, and an untold number who claim Christ when it's convenient or advantageous. How shameful to use the name of the most High God for evil. What Obama did, making sodomite marriage legal, is NOT in the past - it has a lasting affect and will have until Christ comes again. It has caused some brethren to suffer and lose their livelihood, and you take this lightly. God have mercy on you.
May God grant you life eternal Jim, you are nearing your end of time on earth. Throw away your articles, quotes, and links. Open your bible and plead with God for understanding and mercy for your soul. Your 'god' of politics cannot save you.
Lbug, it would have take a Democratic president or probably a Trump who nwould find it to his political advantage, to support such immorality. as queer marriages
You can read about how this unnatural idea got accepted in the Atlantic article, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/ydzcvpck]]]http://tinyurl.com/ydzcvpck (How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right)[/URL] the Supreme Court is a major villain in this story.
You can think about how to reverse this queerness (getting more than 90% of the country converted to Christianity might do it?).
So, Obama something in the past. The Don, is something ugly in the present and we certainly want to have him voted out in the futureâ
It's interesting how many Christians are trying to establish a dominionist / Reconstructionist government with people who have abysmal personal moralsđ
You are an expert and diversion. Let's get back on track ---- you said 'So, if the Don in Chief admits he's an anti-christian, I could go easier on him on that account anyway' --You insinuate your 'beef' with Trump is that he claims to be a Christian. I do not believe he is, but that isn't the point. Why is it you expect him to state he's not a Christian? Did you make that same demand when Obama, who legalized sodomite marriage and sent America deeper into depravity, also claimed to be a Christian? If so, please provide the evidence. If not, then you are a hypocrite.
You overlook gross sin, making sodomite marriage the law of the land, in exchange for unbiblical universal health care? And you call yourself a 'Christian'! You are in the same boat as Trump, take your own advice and stop calling yourself a Christian. You care nothing for God and His holy word, only if it can be twisted to fit your godless agenda.
Remember this Jim L, you MUST BE BORN AGAIN - or you will never, ever enter His kingdom. This life is your reward...sad.
BTW, I NEVER stated the Republicans were innocent. It would do you good to stop your diversion tactics and admit you have a desire to overlook the sins of your own political party yet spend countless hours bashing the other party.
Lbug criticize the Republicans who supported same-sex marriage:
Jo Becker wrote: ...Mehlman surveyed 5,000 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents and found that a majority supported some form of legal recognition of gay relationships. Generally, marriage was not a top priority for most Republicans, meaning that a presidential endorsement was unlikely to motivate the G.O.P. base or attract the kind of full-throated Republican criticism it might have in years past....
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y7w5wn7pa]]]http://tinyurl.com/y7w5wn7p (How the President Got to âI Doâ on Same-Sex Marriage Image)[/URL]
Yes, Obama supported immoral behavior, of course, it was wrong to do so. I'm still not certain what it supposed to do with Puerto Rico though. I don't think he made it that plain that he was switching his support from traditional marriage. But then of course, the single most important thing for Obama is that he supported Affordable Health Care Apparently they are quite a few single issue people who liked that.
The above a commentary about Obama and the below a comment about Trump
Madeline Conway wrote: Discord between the Republican Party and gay rights activists, who generally align with Democrats on policy, is not new. But not too long ago, there were signs that Trump could be the most gay-friendly Republican president in American history....
As a candidate, he held up a rainbow pride flag â albeit upside down â onstage at a campaign rally. He had said positive things about gay rights earlier in his career. Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder and Trumpâs most prominent Silicon Valley donor, declared in his Republican National Convention speech that he was proud to be gay and a Republican. Trumpâs daughter Ivanka, now a top White House adviser, has spoken warmly toward LGBT people.
Trump even openly courted the support of LGBT voters, saying that he would be more supportive of them than Hillary Clinton because of his hard-line immigration stance. âThank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs,â he tweeted in June 2016....
excerpts from[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y7az34vq]]]http://tinyurl.com/y7az34vq (Trump escalates clash with LGBT community)[/URL] Trump lied about his support for queers
You avoided the point, you call Trump out to denounce his claim to be Christian, yet, you are dead silent when it comes to Obama. We are not discussing who is presently in office, we are discussing the issue that BOTH these men claim to be Christian. You conveniently overlook the horrific law Obama put on this nation - sodomite marriage. You rant and rave all day every day against Trump, yet you see no evil in Obama, Hillary, or any other Dem.
ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Jim - that includes you. From Matthew 15:18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander. 20 These are what defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile him.â
What you say in your comments reveals what is in your heart Jim L. You are on the same ground as Trump and Obama - an unsaved sinner in dire need of God's grace and the new birth.
Jim Lincoln wrote: You have to be a hypocrite at best to support Trump. If you voted for The Don for President I can say shame on him! if you continue to support him I can say shame on you lbug I didn't know that Obama won a third term. He has nothing to do with the conversation. He wasn't President during Hurricane Maria. Sent your contribution into the Salvation Army for Hurricane Maria relief, yet? Too repeat myself, --[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54]]]http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54 (Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics)[/URL
Yes, Christians, this is the man you support. Good for you!
You have to be a hypocrite at best to support Trump. If you voted for The Don for President I can say shame on him! if you continue to support him I can say shame on you
lbug I didn't know that Obama won a third term. He has nothing to do with the conversation. He wasn't President during Hurricane Maria. Sent your contribution into the Salvation Army for Hurricane Maria relief, yet?
Too repeat myself,
Randall Balmer wrote: From scorning immigrants to accepting the presidentâs profanity, evangelicals are proving just how flexible their values can be...
â˘Lying is all right as long as it serves a higher purpose...
â˘Itâs no problem to be married more than, well, twice...
â˘Immigrants are scum...
â˘Vulgarity is a sign of strength and resolve...
â˘White lives matter (much more than others)...
â˘Thereâs no harm in spending time with porn stars...
â˘The ends justify the means
Too many Americans think of evangelicals as dogmatic and uncompromising, so weâre eager to demonstrate that when it comes to ethical standards we can indeed be flexible. Very flexible.
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54]]]http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54 (Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics)[/URL
Jim, You say Trump should state he isn't a Christian. Now, what do you do with this quote from Barak Obama? ""In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned -- by people who donât know me -- or theyâve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,'' he said. - source https://www.jpost.com/International/Obama-dismisses-Muslim-faith-claims-says-he-is-devout-Christian-389267
Obama redefined biblical marriage instituted by God as one man and one woman. Obama made into law an abomination - two men, or two women. Where is your outcry for him to denounce his Christianity Jim?
Will God hold you accountable for another man's sins? Rather, the bible commands us to examine our own hearts. What's in yours Jim? What is your motive for the continual bashing of an unsaved man and his political affiliation?
You state D. Trump should admit he is not a Christian, are you? Have you been born again by God? The comments you post here continually testify against your own claim to be Christian.... just like Trump's 'fruit' is suspect, so is yours. You accuse me of being sanctimonious, and yet, you come here daily belittling Mr. Trump and making accusations and claims that stem from your pharisee-type pride filled heart.
Sinners are saved by His grace and not by following some method cherry-picked from the bible and followed by an unregenerate.
You simply must be born again, and that is the only way you can ever see/hear/understand God's truth and enter His kingdom. You show no evidence of this new birth Jim L. May the Lord of glory have great mercy on your deceived soul.
Also, take note, 'And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation' Acts 17:26 There aren't different 'races' of people, there's only one.
NeedHim, I would certainly be rmissif I didn't mention the Don in Chief's racism Hec does claim to be a Christian. Of course supporting him is anti-christian. if vice president Pence is a Christian he has to socially shun him â
1 Corinthians 5:11-13 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerânot even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you. ---ESV
So, if the Don in Chief admits he's an anti-christian, I could go easier on him on that account anyway.
Jim; The Presidents Sin, willnât go noticed, & neither will yours either! Jim; If you were honest, I guarantee that you have skeletons in your own closet, that if they were to be put under the bright lights of Broadway. You would never show your face in public ever again if others knew what you said about them or thought about them!
You must be Born Again from up above alone, to ever taste & see the Kingdom of Heaven ever!
Rom 2:16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
Mat 12:36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
There should be a fair representation of the Don's in Chief's racial stances.
Lisa Desjardins wrote: As he displayed at a Tuesday rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trumpâs long history with race is complicated.
He is a man who was accused of racial discrimination multiple times at his businesses but who used his Mar-a-Lago resort to smash white-only membership policies in Palm Beach, Florida.
He was among the loudest voices attacking the legitimacy of the nationâs first black president, but launched one of the most public Republican efforts in modern history to reach out to the African-American community.
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ycuzl28c]]]http://tinyurl.com/ycuzl28c (Every moment in Trumpâs charged relationship with race)[/URL]
I'm surprised the authoress could find that many good things to say about the Don This PBS article gives a long, historical listing of the Don's --no doubt-- impulsive but perhaps deep-seated feeling responses about race?
NeedHim, seems like the article has more to do about Trump than it does me. I have contribute aid to Puerto Rico, the problem is to get the Don in chief to do it as the head of our federal government.