Ryan Pushed “Obamacare Lite” and it Flopped!

by Al Benson Jr.

After John Boehner left as Speaker of the House the Republicans were, supposedly, going to replace him with a real “conservative” who would be truly concerned with the will of the people. After lots of backroom dealing, we got Paul Ryan instead. He was touted as a “conservative” but that was a pile of West Texas cow chips, as he turned out to be little more than a water carrier for Comrade Obama.

Comrade Ryan, oh, pardon me, I meant Speaker Ryan, has long been a part of the Ruling Establishment, concerned with preserving the status quo (stiffing the public), which is one reason he never supported Donald Trump in his presidential bid. Trump just wasn’t one of the “good old boys” and if, by some fluke, he won, Ryan was going to do nothing whatever to help him along because he took his orders from the Ruling Establishment of which he is a part. And their plan has long been to derail Trump by whatever means possible, be it by far-out Russian conspiracy theories about Trump cavorting around with every Russian despot back to the Czar, or whatever. And I have to be honest, it’s the “whatever” that bothers me.

Trump had promised before the election that he would repeal and replace Obamacare, and up to this point, it seems as though Trump has been trying to fulfill the promises he made to the American people–something I have never seen any candidate  do in my lifetime. But when it came to replacing Obamacare,  Trump seemed to lean on Paul Ryan to handle this and it seems that Ryan already had a plan that he said would do the trick. Well, guess what? It didn’t. I have not read any of the ins and outs of Ryan’s “replacement” bill, but from comments I have seen from others who did, it seemed like he was replacing as little of Obamacare as possible and retaining, in some form, as much of it as he could. This would have been so typical for the “conservative” Ryan that anyone who has watched him should have expected it. A major part of Ryan’s chore as Speaker of the House has been to preserve as much of the status quo as possible while giving the appearance of helping to dismantle it. A thorny chore, but so far he’s been up to it.

However, he health care “replacement” bill did not fool too many people. Of course the Democrats were expected to vote against anything that might even minimally weaken the health care diktat of their cherished Barack. But then, the Democrats today are, to all intents and purposes, further to the Left now than the Communist Party dared to be forty years ago, so what else is new?

However, there were some Republicans, some of them in what they call “the Freedom Caucus” that could see through this Obamacare remake and they were not going to vote for it–thank heaven! As much as I want to see Obamacare repealed, and as much as Mr. Trump seems to want to see it repealed and replaced, this bill of Paul Ryan’s was not the vehicle that would have done that. It preserved more than it replaced–and I’m sure that was the intent.

There have been calls now for Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House, and, given his conservatively insipid performance since he’s been up there, I think that’s a capital idea. Only if he does, this time the Republicans need to do a lot better than just picking another RINO like they did the last time!

If Mr. Trump is really serious about “draining the swamp” he is going to find out that many of the major contributors to the perpetuation of the swamp are in his own party and they are trying to deep six his efforts every bit as much as Hillary, Soros, and the rest of the Lefties are, because, in the final analysis, they all work for the same people, and the party labels are superfluous.  We should pray for wisdom and  discernment for the President. He will need all he can get, lest the Judas goats overwhelm him!

Church Sign is Politically Incorrect–But True

by Al Benson Jr.

We’ve all seen those newsy little sayings on church signs around the country. Although some of them are cute, they often don’t say an awful lot. Unfortunately, this has become a characteristic of many churches in our day–they don’t say an awful lot. We get lots of “be nice and don’t offend anyone” balderdash, the sort of thing our Lord Jesus gave the lie to when He chased the money changers out of the temple, where they had set up shop in the Court of the Gentiles.

Recently, I read an article on http://www.defiantamerica.com  about a church in Hood River, Oregon that seems to be giving the local Muslims fits. Hood River is a small town between Portland and The Dalles (but closer to The Dalles). The article was from February 27th of this year. The Missionary Baptist Church in Hood River has a sign out front that says: Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad is not greater than Jesus.  The sign also says Only the Bible is God’s word. holy book Qur’an is just another book.

In checking back, I found that this sign has been in front of this church since sometime in the Spring of 2016, so this is not a new development. What’s new, (and refreshing) is that the pastor of this church, Michael Harrington,  does not profess to be politically correct (culturally Marxist). Pastor Harrington has said he has never claimed to be a devotee of the politically correct mindset. He said “I think I’m Biblically correct, and that’s what matters to me.” What’s more, Pastor Harrington has not taken the sign down and it has been there now for probably a year now. This seems to have bothered some of the locals whose spiritual roots might be open to question.

Given the apostate age we live in, there are many who continue to be “offended” at what Pastor Harrington put up and has left up on his church sign. A local resident on a bike ride noticed the sign and commented that it “profoundly offended” him. If telling the truth on a church sign “profoundly offends” him, then I guess you can tell where he is at. And even the local mayor has not seemed to believe in the pastor’s First Amendment rights. He has called the sign “a solid case of ugly.” Kind of makes you wonder what they have for town government in Hood River. Almost makes me wonder if the mayor has, at some point, converted to Islam. I wonder, would the mayor have made such a fuss if there were a sign in front of the local mosque that said that Allah was God and not Jesus? I’d be willing to bet that wouldn’t have bothered him. Since Pastor Harrington has, up to this point, refused to take the sign down, I guess the local population will just have to struggle through life seeing a sign proclaiming Jesus as God at Pastor Harrington’s church. I really hope they can manage. Coping is so hard when you deny the truth.

I wonder, how many churches around the country would have scrambled to take the sign down posthaste if it offended anyone except Christians. It seems that it’s okay to offend Christians. It’s always open season on them and they are always in the cross hairs. I have known Christians around the country who don’t want to “offend” anyone and so they take great strides (backwards) to get away from anything that might proclaim Christian truth, lest that truth “offend” some unbeliever somewhere. Quite frankly, their passiveness in regard to those who willingly assault their faith offends me!

Jesus Christ offended lots of people during His earthly ministry, chief among them being the religious leaders of Israel who were more into the Talmud than they were God’s Law.If you think Jesus came to earth to be “Mr. Nice Guy” take a look at Matthew 10:34, or the entire 23rd chapter of Matthew. Then begin to realize, and let it sink in, that it was the spiritual leaders of Israel that plotted to put Him to death. Oh, they got the Romans to do the deed, but the idea was their baby, not Rome’s.

Christian truth will always offend those who don’t want to believe it. That’s just the way it is. The pastor at our church says that if you are not offending someone then you are  probably not doing anything. He’s right. That doesn’t mean that we go out of our way to be offensive but I think we need to be more concerned about speaking the truth in love than about offending those who will not believe, no matter who they are.

The Spying Federal Pigeon

by Al Benson Jr.

Just about every day, when we drive across the bridge over the bayou, there is a whole group of pigeons  perched on one of the telephone wires that parallel the bridge. Most people don’t even think about them and just drive by without noticing them. But, if you take the trouble to find a place to stop and look, with field glasses, you will see that one of them looks a little different than the rest. That’s because it’s not a real pigeon–it’s a pretend pigeon, with a hi-tech camera hidden underneath its pretend feathers–and it’s busily taking pictures of every car that goes over the bridge and recording the license tag numbers. That way, the federal spymasters know who goes over the bridge and how often.  If you cross too often you may one day get a visit from a federal snoop from an agency with such a long name you can’t even remember it, and he’ll want to know why you cross the bridge so often and ask you if you are on your way to any clandestine, anti-government meetings with all those crossings.

Now admittedly, the little story in the previous paragraph is a bit of a farce, but the idea came to me when I saw a photo of a batch of cameras all lined up and fastened to a pipe. I have no idea where the photo was taken, but it reminded me of those pigeons we often see when driving on that bridge over the bayou. And we are so spied on as a society anymore, and our right to privacy has been so completely compromised, that the pigeon story almost has credibility.

I just read a short story on http://www.Infowars.com for March 9th which started out with: “Former Representative Dennis Kucinich  warned the Vault 7 data dump by WickiLeaks  demonstrates the United States is sliding down a slippery slope towards totalitarianism.” And the former Congressman said the “wholesale gathering of the nation’s ‘haystack’ of information by the government’has eroded the concept of a’right to privacy’.” Kucinich has never been one of my favorite politicians, but he has a valid point here.

The article also noted: “Kucinich argued the Vault 7 revelations, as well as legislation like the Patriot Act,  have created a constitutional crisis, and called on the American people to demand the government end its mass surveillance.”

And, there was another article, also on Infowars, for March 7th, by Paul Joseph Watson, that stated: “According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, the intelligence community is petrified of a congressional investigation into claims that Barack Obama spied on Donald Trump because it would expose the fact that every American is under mass surveillance and that their conversations are all being digitally recorded by the NSA” (Emphasis mine).

According to some articles I have read (and I have a batch of them sitting here) the Vault 7 documents show how the CIA hacked telephones, TVs and computers. From the WickiLeaks we find out that “CIA has an espionage division more powerful than NSA with no checks and balances…CIA turns smart TVs, iPhones, gaming consoles and many gadgets into open mics…CIA can spy on you through your smart TV…CIA turned all internet enabled consumer electronics in the world into listening devices.” There’s lots more, but this gives you a basic idea of what they have been doing to us (all for our own good naturally). Comforting thought isn’t it? If you and your wife are in the same room and you happen to have either your computer or your smart TV on, then whatever you say to one another is being monitored (for your own good naturally). The feds are making sure you stay “safe” (and controlled) tonight.

I don’t doubt for a New York minute that everything I do on my PC is being monitored–incoming and outgoing, whether it’s research, email, or articles for my blog spots–they already know it all, even before the people I am sending it to do. And if they are doing it to me, you can bet the farm they are doing it to you.

Just a little something to meditate on.

The Culture War and Secession

by Al Benson Jr.

That this country is divided and engaged in a cultural war is a fact that cannot be disputed. On the one side you have the Leftists, Satanists, most Democrats, RINO’s and the Transgender crowd who all realize this and they know what this war is all about–the destruction of Christian culture and influence. On the other side you have patriotic and conservative folks, many of them Christians, and, unfortunately, many of them  don’t have a clue as to what this war is really all about, or that there even is a war. They seem to think that most of this is, somehow, a political issue and most of them have been taught that politics is “of the world” and so they shouldn’t get involved. That’s rotten theology, but it has been effective theology for the past 150 years, so why should the Leftists and their ilk change horses in midstream when this horse has been doing so well?

That this culture war transcends politics and is really all about whose culture will be dominant is something many good folks, Christians included, have not begun to fathom yet. And so they sit it out while the Left wins almost by default.

The news, when accurately reported, shows the marked divergence between these two cultures and it is a difference that will never be reconciled, nor should it be. That’s like trying to mix oil and water. If you synthesize the two then truth is gone forever.

This point can be proven, again, by accurate reporting of the news rather than by media spin. An article for February 25th on http://www.dailycaller.com by Peter Hasson  showed the Satanic Left on display for all to see. There was a town hall meeting somewhere in Louisiana, and Mr. Hasson observes: “Liberal protesters became enraged when a Louisiana town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy opened with prayer earlier this week, screaming at the chaplain as he tried to lead the crowd in prayer. The protesters, who were there with a local chapter of anti-Trump group Indivisible, can be heard groaning and shouting as the chaplain says ‘In God we trust.’  One man can be heard saying  ‘Pray on your own time!’  Video of the event, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon,  reveals one woman shouting the name ‘Lucifer’ while the chaplain invokes God’s name…They became especially furious  when the chaplain closed the prayer ‘in Jesus’ name’.” This is something he should have done. No matter who liked it or not!

This incident, among countless others, displays where the culture of the Left has always been–and always will be. You cannot compromise with such folks, you must expose and resist them. They are a big part of the cultural Marxist crowd that seeks to tear down and destroy the Christian culture of the South. You might say they are  a major part of the “ongoing reconstruction” of the South, and eventually of the rest of the country.

As I said, this is far from the only example of this. This morning I read an article by Jon Bowne  on http://www.infowars.com which noted: “Self-described exorcists, witches and occultists announced their plans to carry out a ritual designed to ‘bind Donald Trump and all who abet him’.”  That means you, folks, and me, and all of us who support what Trump is trying to do to “drain the (political and cultural) swamp.”  At a recent meeting in Florida, Mrs. Trump started off the event by reciting the Lord’s Prayer. I’ll bet that gave the Lefties the heebie-jeebies! Those people hate us, but what is more pertinent, they hate Jesus Christ and any and all things even remotely Christian. The fact that they will one day have to bend the knee to Him is not something they want to hear about.

Then there is the secession issue, which is related to all of this, though most folks never seem to manage to connect the dots.Back in 1860 one of the main reasons many Southern folks wanted to secede from the North was due to that region’s galloping apostasy. Nowadays we all hear about California wanting to secede from the Union because Trump won the election.  I find it amusing that many of the same people that howl about the South’s secession, labeling it treasonous, seem to have no problem with the idea of secession for California.  I don’t see any great outcry from the Satanic Left about Californian secession being treasonous. They are strangely mute on this issue. Now if South Carolina or Texas were to try it no doubt that would be a different story, but as long as it’s Leftist California –just keep quiet and don’t say anything.

At the risk of sounding uncharitable, I would say–if California wants to “depart in peace” then let her go. That would place Hollyweird in a whole different country–a novel experience, but maybe not an altogether bad one. And it would give all those movie primadonnas who don’t want to live in this country while Trump is president another country to live in, and they  wouldn’t even have to move!

I have never forgotten how some folks in Illinois laughed (behind my back) when I talked about secession 15-18 years ago. They thought the idea was simply ludicrous. A few of them probably are not laughing anymore. And I’ll tell you something–with the culture war proceeding the way it is, keeping this present “Union” cobbled together is not a foregone conclusion.

The Deep State/Left Lets the Truth Slip Out Again

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by Al Benson Jr.

Back last year I did an article about Newt Gingrich, where he made the comment to someone that: “We fought a Civil War to insure one national sovereignty, the federal government” or words to that effect. Without even realizing it, Newt had given out the real reason for the War of Northern Aggression–the centralizing of power in the hands of an Elite in Washington and the denigrating of the concept of states rights. No doubt some in the Fake News Media picked up Newt’s indiscretion  and just ignored it–as they hoped the rest of us would.

Well, this time the Fake News Media has made a flub of rather significant proportions, which they are probably hoping most folks don’t pick up. Some of us did, though. As part of an article by Shepard Ambellas, for February 22, 2017, on http://www.infowars.com there was a video (it should still be there if you want to go see it) showing MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski talking to Morning Joe, saying that President Donald Trump is “trying to undermine the media” and she says “that it’s the establishment press’s job to ‘control what people think’.” So, according to her, it’s not just the news media’s job to give us the news and let us make up our own minds, it’s their job to control what we get and what we think about it. In other words, the establishment media is in the mind control business and reporting actual news has hardly (if anything) to do with it.

Brzezinski told Joe Scarborough, in part, that “If the economy worsens (Trump) could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.” But “That is our job,” Brzezinski  shamelessly admitted without hesitation.  Brzezinski’s co-panelists didn’t even bat an eye at her comments and carried on to further bash Trump.”  The fact that no one even called her on this statement shows that, among these “news media” people, this is the prevailing mindset. Their job is to control what we think and they have been getting increasingly frustrated of late because a large segment of the public has finally seen through them and their credibility is way, way down. Trump was amazingly accurate in a recent press conference when he told the “news” people there that “Nobody believes you anymore.” He noted that approval ratings for the media were even below those for Congress, and the last time I checked, approval ratings for Congress were in the single digits.

After decades of blatantly lying to the public, the public has finally started to see how the game is played, and they’re not buying chips in that game anymore. And that has to frustrate the media people who have used the mind control game  to enhance not only their power but the power of their Establishment friends and their agendas.

And as the show wore on (and on)  Scarborough actually called for the “legalization” of illegal immigration. He said “We have an economy, let’s face it, we have an economy that is built on illegal immigration.” I’m sure lots of folks would disagree with that assessment. No doubt lots of Establishment folks have built their businesses  using illegal immigrants because they usually worked cheaper, but that’s hardly the whole economy.

We need to be reminded that a main part of the job of what many of us call “the Prostitute Press”  is exactly what Ms. Brzezinski let slip out in this video–their agenda is to control what we think, both by spinning the “facts” a certain way and also by making sure that certain things in current events that would mess up their employer’s agendas get left out of the narrative and, therefore, go unexposed. I have watched the media at certain events I have been involved in over the years and this is exactly the way they work. They have a kind of “all the news that fits” mentality.

However, it is refreshing that, once in awhile, one of these people actually slips up and lets the truth out about what they are really doing–even more reason to doubt their credibility–if they still have any.

Trump, the Lying Media, and “Christian” Marxism

by Al Benson Jr.

Today (2/16) I watched a news conference given by Donald Trump. Confronted by a whole hoard of mostly hostile media carnivores, Mr. Trump managed to hold his own and even get in a few licks. He didn’t take any baloney from them and even threw back a couple questions at them that none of them dared answer. The vitriolic attitude of what passes for the “news” media was never more apparent and Mr. Trump told them, right out, at one point,  that “No one  believes you anymore.” I must say it was quite refreshing to see someone tell the prostitute press off. It has been decades coming, and they don’t like it. Maybe we should see about reserving  a crying room in the basement of the Washington Post for them.

Trump asked the media people right out, where they were getting all the classified information about what was going on in his administration, information no one is supposed to be aware of, yet they are reporting their skewed version of it on TV and in news articles. Obviously there seems to be someone in Mr. Trump’s administration that is playing Brutus to his Caesar, which, given the Shadow Government’s desire to destroy his administration, should surprise no one. Whoever this person or persons is,  they need to be given the boot and sent back to crawl under their Leftist rocks along with Obama’s Organizing for Action and other Far Left radical groups, many of which are funded by George Soros.

For those of you that think you have seen the last of the Clintons and Comrade Obama, disabuse yourselves of that silly notion right now. Those people mean to rule us, whether we want them or not, by hook or by crook (and knowing the Clintons it will be mostly “crook”).

There was an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning, written by Joseph Smith that originally appeared in American Thinker. Mr. Smith has observed that: “Persistent rumors of Hillary Clinton’s 2020 presidential aspirations are not sitting well with the left-wing media. Matt Latimer claims he can prove that Hillary is ‘running again’:  And the facts are clear that the former secretary of state is doing everything she needs to do to run for the White House one more time. If she finds a path to do so, she will take it…” And he noted some of Latimer’s commentary: “Most defeated rivals disappear after their loss. Instead, Clinton sounded very much like she was still on the campaign trail. (Because, of course, she is.)…Clinton is not going to spend the rest of her life haunted by the question of ‘what if?’ What if I could run again– and win? Besides,  seeking the White House has been her aspiration for decades. What else is there for her to do? Yet, barring some calamity, Clinton is running.” And besides, who else will give Obama the third term he’d dearly love to have (and would have seized if he thought he could get away with it). For some reason, George Soros, who pulls his marionette strings, wouldn’t let him, but like Hillary, unfortunately, he hasn’t gone away either. He is sitting two miles from the White House, doing as much damage to the Trump presidency as he possibly can. Mark my words, the American public is yet going to have to deal with this loathsome pair again unless the Lord intervenes.

On top of all this Leftist garbage still floating down the Potomac,  we have another article, also from http://www.lewrockwell.com authored by Christopher Manion, the title of which was Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama?  You might as well ask if the Pope was Catholic–the answer to both questions would be the same. Mr. Manion, who is Roman Catholic, knows where the Catholic Church is coming from, at least at the leadership level, and he exposes that quite plainly. He noted that: “Donald Trump has scared the devil out of America’s Catholic bishops. They have supported the Democratic agenda for so long–global warming, amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and national health care–that they can’t seem to let go…Given Trump’s reversal of Obama’s pernicious policies, why aren’t Catholic bishops cheering? Why haven’t they told the faithful and the public that at last we have a president who defends the rights of the unborn, who defies the United Nations bureaucrats, global warming and population control, andd who will put families and not bureaucrats back in charge of their children’s schools? In various ways I have asked countless bishops this question, and none of them will answer.” What does that tell you about the Catholic bishops? It should tell you something, if you still have the ability to think. How many of them really care about the rights of the unborn–if those rights happen to get in the way of an Obama or Clinton agenda? Catholic folks need to start asking their bishops these questions, and expecting coherent answers from them instead of theological gobbledygook.

Years ago I recall talking to a Presbyterian missionary in South America. While down there he came into contact with lots of Catholic priests in the area he was in and he observed that, although they were personally sociable to him, “They were all Marxists.” And lest anyone think I am picking on the Roman Catholics, there are lots of Evangelical Protestants that fall into this same category, some without even realizing it. But some do. The Christian Church, whether it realizes it or not, has a Leftist problem it is going to have to deal with some day.

Mr. Trump has people in his administration that he will have to deal with because they are not there to advance his agenda but are rather there to promote the program of the Shadow Government at the expense of his agenda. And the Church has the same problem,  with some in it who would rather point people to the tenets of Marxism than to the Sermon on the Mount–and the Church will, at some point, have to deal with that and expose it.

The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

by Al Benson Jr.

For years I have said that, at root, Leftism is really more religious than political. As a “religion” it usually manifests itself through political activism, but that activism is rooted in Leftist theology. If you want a brief description of Leftist theology you could sum it up with these three devout beliefs of those on the Left–Jesus is not the Christ; there is no such thing as original sin; and all private property is theft (except theirs).

Most Christians fail to grasp the theological implications of the Leftist worldview. All they see are the political events that transpire from that worldview and they never connect the dots that go from religious faith to political activism.

On February 6th I read an excellent article by Kurt Schlichter, originally posted at Townhall, but also posted on http://flyoverpress.wordpress.com that described, theologically, where the Leftists really are and I am going to quote somewhat from Mr. Schlichter’s article so you all will grasp the theological implications of what he has said. He has really nailed it. For starters he has said, quite accurately, “Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will need to understand what you need to be ready to do.”

He then describes Leftist theology to a tee. He stated: “You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.” He noted that if you think this sounds crazy, just get on the social media and find a “convenient” Leftist to dialogue with. And he said “Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots…They will tell you that Christians are idiots and vets are scum. That normals are subhumans whose role is to labor as serfs to subsidize the progressive elite and its clients. That you should die to make way for the New Progressive Man/Woman/Other.” I can identify with some of this as I have gotten emails over the years from Leftists who have been, shall we say, slightly less than charitable.

And he observed that when they called Donald Trump “illegitimate” what they were really saying is that our wanting to govern ourselves is illegitimate. Their gripe isn’t just with Trump, it’s with all of us “deplorables” us normal people “who dared to rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture. They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion. Our rebelliousness has denied them the state of grace they seek, exercising their divine right to dictate every aspect of our puny lives.”

He noted different sects in the First Orthodox Church of Leftism, those who want to kill babies as a “blasphemous” sacrament right along side the “High Priests” of the global  warming cabal. But he observed one thing in regard to these different sects in the First Church of Leftism: “…they have found revealed truth, and imposing it upon the benighted normals like us is so transcendentally important that they are relieved of any moral limitations…They are fanatics, and by not surrendering, by not kneeling, and by not obeying, you have committed the unpardonable sin. You have defied the Left, and you must be broken…whatever it takes to break you and terrify others by making you an example, your defiance cannot stand…They must crush this rebellion of the normal, and absolutely nothing is off the table.” The end truly justifies the means for this religious faith.

To say that the Leftists are enemies to the Christians is to put it mildly. So how do Christians deal with that? How do you love enemies like these who are out to destroy our faith, your culture, and everything you believe in and stand for? I have to tell you honestly–for me that ain’t real easy. In fact I have struggled with that over the years and awhile back I talked to a Christian pastor who gave me some advice in this area that I could grasp. He said: “You love your enemies by exposing the evil that they do.”

He noted that showing love for your enemies (and the Church’s enemies) entailed showing them, in love, where their false religions were taking them and what the end result would be for them. And then you pointed them to the Only Way (John 14:6) this problem could be resolved. If they chose not to believe, then they had (and have) a problem. And if they sought to compel you, by whatever means, if giving in to their Leftist whims violated God’s will, you had (and have) the right to resist.

So it seems to me, as a Christian, that I can show love for my enemies by hating evil, by exposing evil, and by resisting evil. So, if the First Church of Orthodox Leftism is evil, you hate it, then you work to expose what it really is, and then you resist it because you dare not give into it. To do that would be evil and Scripture tells us to “resist the devil.”