Vote for Donald Trump-Make America Great

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Vote for Donald Trump-Make America Great

Isn’t that the reason Christians are voting for Trump? They believe God can use him to Make America Great Again. (Many of the Christian prophets of the day are saying this.) They are voting for him because they are voting against Hillary. They are voting for not specifically him, but the GOP platform. They are voting for him because they are tired of the ungodly policies of the Democratic Party. All of those are good reasons to vote for Trump than Hillary. So go ahead and vote for him. This article will not change your mind, most of you have already voted for him. The purpose of this article is to get you think beyond election day. (I have not voted yet.) Continue reading “Vote for Donald Trump-Make America Great” »

Racism in America-Part Eleven, Black Lives Matter 7

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I am sure with the title of this article that there will be some immediately getting angry. Others will say ‘yep that is true’. But after reading this article I hope both sides find a balanced approach. Let me make it perfectly clear that I intentionally chose the title of the article so both sides would read the article, and that I do believe there is racism by some in the BLM movement. If this not acknowledged, is denied, or is not dealt with, the BLM movement will not be a solution to racism in America, it will be another excuse for people to be racist. Also, if Whites and others believe that all members/supporters of BLM are racist, there will continue to be a division between Blacks and Whites. Balance, balance, balance. BTW, any White person who hates the phrase Black Lives Matter just for the phrase alone, most likely is leaning towards racism.  Continue reading “Racism in America-Part Eleven, Black Lives Matter” »

Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils-Part Three 1

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Does Character Matter?

In our last article we stated that as Christians we should not vote for candidates that reflect evil. We should vote no in regards to both candidates if both reflect evil. In regards to evil how does character come into play? In other words if one of the candidates running for office appear to have policy positions that line up with Scripture, how much does their character, behavior, words, and attitudes come into play? Should we ignore these factors as long as they support what we support? Continue reading “Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils-Part Three” »

Racism in America-Part Ten 13

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Dr. Ben Carson on the issue of “Black Lives Matter”

If anybody is qualified to address the issue of racism it is Dr. Ben Carson. The following is an op-ed he did in USA Today.

The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.

The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to raise anger, if not rage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart.

Of course, the protesters are right that racial policing issues exist and some rotten policemen took actions that killed innocent people. Those actions were inexcusable and they should be prosecuted to deter such acts in the future. Continue reading “Racism in America-Part Ten” »

Racism in America-Part Nine 7

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Solution Six-Police and Racism, The Solution

Like all the other articles we have written on this topic we must first acknowledge that there is racism in America. There are police officers that are racist. Police officers are human beings and as long as their are human beings there will be some forms of racism. There are White officers that are racist toward minorities. There are Black officers that are racist against Whites. There are Black officers that show a prejudice against Blacks. These are all facts that cannot be denied. So are there any solutons? Yes. This article is not going to go in-depth in regards to the problem and the solutions, that would take a book. We will just address some aspects of this issue and some solutions. We are going to address this topic in the realm of the current events of racism by police in regards to Blacks, acknowledging racism has no color limitations. Continue reading “Racism in America-Part Nine” »

Racism in America–Part Eight 7

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Solution Five-Expose It

One of the solutions of dealing with racism in America is to expose it when it occurs. In other words we need to do more than acknowledge there is still racism in America. We need to expose it when it is occurring. We need to confront racism head on. Not just wink at it. However, at the same time we need to make sure we are not calling things racist that are not. Currently in America there are too many people who are jumping on the racism bandwagon and are calling everything and everyone racist.

Sadly too many people, especially of color, have found it too easy to call people they disagree with racists, bigots, haters, etc. All that does is generate fuel for racism. All it does is feed the stereotype of people of color thinking there are nothing but victims. This name calling does nothing but harm to the preventing of racism.  Continue reading “Racism in America–Part Eight” »

Racism in America–Part Seven 3

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Solution Four
Identity in Christ

We were going to discuss this solution later on in this series because it is the ultimate answer, but felt led we should cover this topic before addressing other solutions to racism. This article is specifically directed to those who are Christians. If you are not a Christian then you will not see this as a solution to stopping racism. Why? Because if you are not a Christian your identity certainly is not in Christ. It is in anything or everything except Christ. However, if you are a Christian then your identity should be in Christ alone-not your skin color, race, culture, heritage, upbringing, etc. This is not to say that any of these things are innately wrong. But they should not take precedence over Christ. Continue reading “Racism in America–Part Seven” »

Racism in America–Part six 3

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Solution Three
Breaking Stereotypes

Before we can break stereotypes we have to admit they exist. We have to admit they exist and that there is some truth in them. We have to admit they exist, that there is some truth in them, and stop excusing stereotypes. We have to admit they exist, that there is some truth in them, stop excusing stereotypes, and acknowledge there is much that is not true because of generalizations.

We have to admit stereotypes exist, that there is some truth in stereotypes, stop
excusing stereotypes and acknowledge
there is much that is not true because of generalizations, and to break the cycle of generalizations we must chose to do things differently to stop those generalizations.

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Racism in America–Part Five 3

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Solution Two
Addressing Stereotypes

One of the reasons for racism is because of all the stereotypes that people have for various races/cultures. The stereotypes have been ingrained in people for years. Thus the issue of stereotypes must be addressed if we are going to look to solutions to stop racism.

Why are there stereotypes?

Stereotypes are Taught
Children growing up in certain communities are taught within their race/culture various stereotypes of other races/cultures. They may not be taught directly but they are still taught. A parent or friend does not have to literally teach the stereotypes but by the comments they make the child learns about the stereotypes. If a child keeps hearing certain phrases over and over again they will start to repeat them themselves and will start to believe them. Children growing up in a black ghetto are going to hear stereotypes about white people. Children growing up in the South are going to hear stereotypes about black people. Once the child has that stereotype in their mind there will always be the opportunity to see someone reflecting the stereotype. The problem is the child is not able to separate that one person from all the other people of that race.

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Racism in America–Part Four 5

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Solution One
Acknowledgement of Racism

In upcoming articles we will be talking about solutions to racism in America. It is going to take many solutions to solve such a large problem.

One of the first solutions to the racism problem in America is to acknowledge it exists. You cannot have a solution to a problem if you do not acknowledge there is a problem. Just because a person may not have experienced racism, not seen racism, and has not been racist does not eradicate the fact there is still racism in America. Thankfully there are individuals who are white or who are a minority that have grown up in areas of America where there has not been racism. However, I would argue that is not the case overall. It is the exception of the rule.

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