Category Archives: Social Commentary

Indianapolis Church Puts Jesus in a Cage to Protest Immigration Policy

Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis is taking a stand against President Trump’s immigration policies by setting up a nativity scene in front of the church that shows Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus surrounded by a cage.

From the Indianapolis Star:

The Rev. Lee Curtis, who came up with the idea for the demonstration, said the Biblical trio was a family of refugees seeking asylum in Egypt.

“This family is every family, and every family is holy,” Curtis said.

The church set up the caged nativity scene Monday night as part of its #EveryFamilyIsHoly campaign.

And in a statement on the church’s web site written by the dean of the church, he states  “the Holy Family today calls us to stand with all families seeking safety and a future for their children. We will not stand by while children are being taken from their parents, and families are being taken from our communities and congregations.”

The church has also launched a Twitter campaign entitled #EveryFamilyisHoly.

This is a very public and very bold political stance for a church to take. Does it violate separation of church and state? Should churches even be entering into this kind of discussion? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Tim Allen hints at ‘Last Man Standing’ return

Tim Allen and his popular sitcom is nearing a return to television, according to Page Six. This would be a huge win for conservatives and fans of Allen’s humor and everyman persona.

The show was unexpectedly cancelled in 2016, despite decent ratings. Needless to say, at the time when the show was canned, conservatives cried liberal censorship.

For those unfamiliar with ‘Last Man Standing,’ Allen plays Mike Baxter, a wealthy owner of a chain of outdoor sporting goods stores, who routinely mocks liberal sacred cows of the day.  This despite him living in a house full of women, most of whom regularly espouse liberal views.

In addition, the family as a whole regularly attends church and they truly seem to love one another.

Allen hinted at the show’s return on Twitter:

In stead of ABC, the show would be on FOX for its 7th season and is slated for their 2018-2019 season.

This comes on the massive ratings success that has been Roseanne, another show that routinely mocks all things liberal.

West Virginia GOP Senate candidate’s ad…is bad, really bad

It’s inevitable that campaign season will produce a number of bad campaign ads. Candidates have limited money, time and manpower. Sometimes you just have to go with what you have and just hope that the candidate’s message is strong enough for the voter’s to overlook the less than stellar ad.

The contentious Indiana GOP Senate primary campaign has produced a number of them, most of them negative and most of them courtesy of the Todd Rokita campaign.

For instance:

However, as bad as those ads may appear, they are nothing, absolutely nothing in comparison to this one produced by a West Virginia GOP Senate candidate.

Don Blankenship is looking to replace Democrat Joe Manchin, but this ad will probably not put him over the top.

The music, the monotone delivery, and the lack of any kind of personality aren’t going to help. But the icing on the cake has to be his creative nickname for Mitch McConnell.

Check it out for yourself:

Congressman Messer nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

President of United States. Businessman. Real estate mogul. Reality TV star.

Yes, all of those currently describe the man who resides in the White House, but if House Republicans get their way, Trump could add yet another title.

A number of House Republicans, headed up by Congressman Luke Messer, have nominated President Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

The letter, addressed to the Nobel Committee, says in part:

“We, the undersigned members of the United States Congress, respectfully nominate Donald J. Trump to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula and bring peace to the region.”

To have the North and South Korea talking, let alone discussing an official end to the Korean War, is pretty amazing and yes, Donald Trump does deserve credit for his part. Trump has been active in the region, even agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Trump should get recognition for his part in that area of the world, but let’s be honest, Messer knows what he’s doing. Messer is locked in a tight primary battle against Congressman Rokita and former State Rep. Mike Braun. This letter gets Messer some earned media at an opportune time and helps tie him closer to Trump, the overriding factor in this primary battle.

However, with all the names on the letter, it’s oddly surprising that Trump’s supposed “best friend” and “right-hand man,” Rokita’s signature is missing.

 

 

 

Pope Francis Thinks Banning All Weapons Leads to Peace

Recently, Pope Francis dropped a Tweet stating “Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.”

Sounds like the Pope needs to pick up his Bible and do a little reading because until Jesus comes back, we’re going to have wars.

Matthew 24: 4 – 7, “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

Right there, plain as day. Does the Pope not read his Bible?

Religion aside, this is an extremely broad statement. What does he mean by weapons? Guns? Knives? Bombs? Spears? A screwdriver? Almost anything can be made into a weapon and people have been warring with each other since the beginning of time, using the crudest of weapons and fashioning them out of stone and wood.

The Pope is missing the point of Christianity with this Tweet. Only God can end war and change the hearts of men. And it’s sad that a religious world leader doesn’t know that.

These Kanye West tweets have liberals going crazy

In case you weren’t aware, Kanye West has been causing a massive stir as of late on social media. And no, it’s not because he’s called himself a genius once again.

Instead, it’s the rapper’s frequent conservative tweets that have twitter users and liberals in general, losing their minds.

You see, this the kind of thing Yee has been tweeting lately, but the world was not prepared for what he was about to put on his Twitter timeline next, especially, once again, liberals.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. That is in fact a photo of Kanye wearing a MAGA hat and also Kanye’s MAGA hat signed by President Trump.

Here’s just a sampling of some the liberals that aren’t too thrilled with Kanye.

Triggered much?

As liberals tell us over and over again, diversity is something they cherish and hold to their hearts, likely causing it to skip a beat when they witness it. However, thought diversity apparently isn’t allowed in a liberals ideal world and if nothing else, West’s tweets have brought that fact to life.

What a crazy world we live in, right? I mean, remember this little incident about ten years ago?

Who would’ve thought this guy would be embraced by those on the right. Once again, what a crazy world we live in.

Braun campaign labels Messer, Rokita ‘Swamp brothers’ in latest ad

The May primary is less than three weeks away. And the biggest race to be decided on May 8 has become noticeably more negative as of late.

Exhibit A:  WISH-TV’s Republican debate.

Last Sunday, April 15, Mike Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita took the stage in the race’s second debate.  All three candidates took nearly every question as an invitation to impugn their opponent’s record, integrity and loyalty to President Trump.

I’m not sure what we really learned from that debate, but the attacks were flying fast and furious.

In addition to using their well-honed and rehearsed attacks on one another on the debate stage, they are also becoming frequent in the television ads

Exhibit B: Braun campaign’s latest ad

In the ad, in which the Braun campaign labels both Rokita and Messer and the “swamp brothers,” they are tied to Obama, Planned Parenthood and amnesty.  You know, all things that aren’t likely to get candidates running in a Republican many votes.

Finally, for the big finish Rokita is called a “fraud” and Messer is called “liberal.”

Will the ad work? Who knows, but the Braun campaign continues to churn out the most visually and conceptually creative ads of the three campaigns, by far.

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