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May232018

When Your Views Are Assaulted Personally 

The headline read, “Tomi Lahren’s Minneapolis Brunch spoiled by a thrown drink, heckling.”  If you don’t know who she is, Tomi is a conservative political commentator on Fox News and former television host. Her views on conservative issues have either made her popular or hated, depending on your point of view. However, nothing this woman has done merited the treatment she received recently while at a bunch in Minneapolis with her mother. She was called every filthy name in the book, and a drink was thrown at her as she left the restaurant. The folks doing the swearing and drink tossing were people who in some way either worked for the DNC or were associated with a more left leaning point of view. This kind of response should never be tolerated because it gives license for others to do the same. Political views are just that - they are opinions, and we should never take an opinion and make it a reason to attack a person who holds differing views. However, there is a deeper problem with this kind of behavior. It says to me that we are in the early stages of anarchy where my point of view is the only one that’s right, and if others don’t agree, then you’re wrong and it is time to get rid of you. Your opposition to the dominant ideas of the day will be a reason to remove you so you don’t cause any dissention among the Rank and File. I have felt for some time that the American value of freedom of speech is slowly going away. There is only tolerance for a perspective that is leaning progressively left which dictates that conservative ideas are intrinsically racist and perverted, therefore bad for everyone. 

The media first captured this attitude of violence during the campaign of Donald Trump in 2016. Protestors assaulted many of his supporters at his rallies. It was quite common for violence to break out, and then the media said that it was Trump’s ideasthat incited the violent reaction. Regardless of the ideas or who was to blame, the American Constitution guarantees our right to Freedom of Speech. I believe that the most egregious people who violate the freedom to speak are those who call themselves progressives. 

Here again to refresh your memory is what we are guaranteed by the First Amendment: 

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.  

Tomi Lahren was assaulted simply for her ideas and her right to express them. People who disagreed with her and felt she didn’t have the right to be at a public brunch were bullying her. This should disturb both sides of the aisle because the one thing we cherish as Americans is the right to express our ideas without the fear of retaliation. 

I can’t imagine anyone who is a progressive leftist would ever have let this go, had it happened to him or her. There would be a lawsuit along with a demand that the person be charged with assault. 

This kind of behavior is becoming more pervasive and will affect those in the Church who have strong opinions on the behavior of a society who rejects the progressive ideas of a liberal mindset. We have already seen conservative posts censored on Facebook and YouTube, and soon these major outlets of communication will ban conservative ideas altogether. 

Censorship is coming and it is the first stage of how a society is brainwashed into accepting the ideas of a few whose aim is to control the many. The world is being prepared to accept the biggest scam by any leader in history, and most are totally clueless as to what is happening. Revelation Chapter 13 explains this leader who will overpower the world with his ideas and his successes, and he will eventually control the planet. He won’t have too much of a problem convincing people that he has the answer to our dilemmas, because we have demonstrated that we can be easily fooled and programmed to accept deception. 

All Christ honoring people should be alarmed, because freedom to speak the truth about the Gospel of Jesus Christ will become a censored and targeted crime. Remember people without Christ do not grow better they grow worse and those who stand for truth will not go unscathed by the evil that hates its message.

“Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”  -2 Timothy 3:12-13

 Keeping it honest and truthful…K

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