Trump: I thought your presidency would be a disaster: It’s worse. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful that as long as I have a heartbeat, I and millions of caring, loving humans will resist you.
Resistance to Trump’s weakening of the republic, coarsening of culture, assault on truth, his erosion of our values is as urgent today as it was last Thanksgiving. Actually resistance is more urgent. What’s changed since last Thanksgiving? Trump is still a sexist, bigoted, bullying, self-important piece of human detritus. But now all of the worst of Trump has the force of the American presidency.
This Thanksgiving the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency is in question– the corruption of his administration is not. Trump (as Charles Blow writes in the New York Times) is a stain, “an international embarrassment” with the same little fingers with which he compulsively tweets close to the nuclear codes.
This Thanksgiving Trump’s targeted attacks continue on historically marginalized populations as a political ploy to secure the support of the racists, misogynists and homophobes. This Thanksgiving America sees the way that Trump attacks N.F.L. players protesting police violence, while he encourages police officers to be more violent. The old American spirit of violent racism and genocide is alive in the White House.
This Thanksgiving Americans know Trump’s “Justice” Department is returning to rigid, racially skewed drug policies that helped to fuel mass incarceration– “the new Jim Crow,” while also boosting the disgusting reliance on private FOR-PROFIT prisons.
This Thanksgiving Americans see the horrible obvious contrast between the way Trump talked about and treated hurricane victims in Texas versus Puerto Rico.
So… This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving we know that Trump is virulently hostile to people who are not white and non-Christian. That’s not a statement of opinion but a statement of oft-demonstrated fact. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
On Thanksgiving Trump’s a threat to the LGBTQ community & transgender Americans with bans on trans people in the military, rescinding protections for trans students & Justice Department ban on protecting trans workers. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
As his Thanksgiving gift to America, Trump the Groper Molester just threw the weight of the presidency of the United States behind Roy Moore the Alleged Pedophile. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving Trump not only doesn’t respect women, he doesn’t listen to women. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving Trump remains a pathological liar sucking up to anyone who even pretends to love him be they 9/11-funding Saudis or the Facebook-using Russian agents or alt-right Bannon-racists. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
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Resist Planned Parenthood.
They eliminate more Black Lives every MONTH than the KKK has in its entire existence.
I know Christians on the right see abortion as murder, but how sad to see this as the first response to Frank’s call to love and beauty…
Frank pushed hate as much as anything.
Or are you trying to say he “loves” the deplorables?
Frank’s hatred is plain to see in his comments.
You have inspired me to purchase a very nice AR!
And course the fine holiday performance of my ‘vangelibot ignorant relatives.
Nine, OK. But could you explain how I inspired you to make the purchase?
Planned Parenthood has provided healthcare to thousands of low and modest income women of all races. And they have saved the lives of millions with preventive services and safe and legal abortion for women of all races. Resist silly talking points like the ones about Black lives. You probably couldn’t care less about anyone but yourself. Viva Planned Parenthood!
Saving the lives of the murderous women who intentionally kill their children is an injustice. But an injustice that will be righted by Almighty God.
Once again you and your sock puppet along with the christian ( never ) right stand in support of the murder of 1000’s of children across the US due to lack of nutrition & health care , abuse , neglect , violence and gun violence while opposing Planned Parenthood who’s major focus is no abortion but rather then care and nurturing of under privileged children
Begging the question child … what justice shall the God Almighty wreak upon your misguided and hypocritical little souls ehh … ?
You lying SOB! If you couldn’t lie, you would have nothing to say.
I apologize for calling you a SOB.
You are ignorant Mr Bryson and so are a threat to good decent folks and people like you will never moderat your opinions and will be forced to ..
On way or another..
Nine, Ignorant about what? How do you define “decent folks”?
Nine keeps threatening violence, like a typical Leftist.
And I am going to keep reporting the instances to Law Enforcement. Oh, they will most likely do nothing, but a record is being made.
Where is the man’s culpability for impregnating these so called murderous women? We should castrate men who impregnate woman against there will, since men are the ones who chose to use there weapon without the safety lock on! Accountability!!!
News flash.Did you know that abortion wasn’t a sin in the early church?( :https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12340403)
In the early Roman Catholic church, abortion was permitted for male fetuses in the first 40 days of pregnancy and for female fetuses in the first 80-90 days. Not until 1588 did Pope Sixtus V declare all abortion murder, with excommunication as the punishment. Only 3 years later a new pope found the absolute sanction unworkable and again allowed early abortions. 300 years would pass before the Catholic church under Pius IX again declared all abortion murder. This standard, declared in 1869, remains the official position of the church, reaffirmed by the current pope.
What a foolish lie…in those days they would not have even known if the unborn was male or female in the first 40 days.
And even if they could have, you are OK with having longer to kill the female unborn than the male unborn?
Planned Parenthood has not saved Millions.
But abortion HAS killed some 50 MILLION unborn since Roe v Wade was passed.
And the largest part of them MINORITIES.
Those Old White Privileged Men on the Supreme Court knew what they were doing when the passed Roe v Wade.
Interesting that a sock puppet would come up with such erroneous statistics what affirming and denying the same thing at the same time e.g.
” Those Old White Privileged Men on the Supreme Court knew what they were doing when the passed Roe v Wad “
Yes, they KNEW it would impact minorities the hardest.
And the statistics are quite true. How many MILLIONS do you think it has been?
TJ, I find that folks like these trolls just use the minority and abortion statistics to hysterically attack abortion on demand. They probably couldn’t care less about the minority lives. This statistic is just a talking point to rally people.
Religious myth: Planned Parenthood has not saved Millions.
Fact: Some Planned Parenthood clinics don’t provide abortions, but they all provide for millions for low-income women the only place to access birth control, pap smears, STD and STI testing, cancer screenings and medical information. Yes, Planned Parenthood has saved millions of lives.
But abortion HAS killed some 50 MILLION unborn since Roe v Wade was passed.
Abortion is just one service Planned Parenthood safety provides and 31% of all conceptions end in miscarriage and that number dwarfs surgical abortion. Women have abortions for many complex reasons and if you don’t like it, too bad.
And the largest part of them MINORITIES.
Since minorities tend to have less access to health care than non-minority women, it is not surprising that minority women visit Planned Parenthood clinics more. Planned Parenthood is not forcing anyone to have abortions and minority women are capable of making complex decisions best for themselves.
“Those Old White Privileged Men on the Supreme Court knew what they were doing when the passed Roe v Wade.”
Please list the evidence you have that the “Old White Privileged Men” conspired to legalize abortion to kill minorities? You obviously have some since you so confidently state this as if it were a fact. I await your list and please skip the hysterical all cap nonsense. LOL!
Read the opinions in Roe v Wade. Read about where justice Blackmun got his ideas and his admiration for Eugenics.
Don’t continue to pretend like you don’t know this.
The Apostolic Constitutions (circa 380 CE) allowed abortion if it was done early enough in pregnancy. But it condemned abortion if the fetus was of human shape. “Thou shalt not slay the child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is begotten. For everything that is shaped, and his received a soul from God, if slain, it shall be avenged, as being unjustly destroyed.” 7:3:15 This document claimed to have been written by the apostles. However, it was actually written late in the 4th century CE at about the time that Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire and serious oppression of Paganism started.
BTW- I’m for every woman deciding over the content of her uterus, as is her right under US law.
I am thankful that God gave to me the wisdom and morality to disagree with everything Frank Schaeffer believes in.
Well, most things. We probably agree on a few things. But those things are insignificant compared with what we disagree about.
Wisdom and discernment are the two things you are absolutely lacking in … with maturity coming in a close second along intelligence and independent thought bringing up the rear
Suffice it to say thou art a hypocrite sycophant steeped in your own self righteousness based on blatant heresy and lies
What heresy and lies are you talking about?
I know Christians on the right see abortion as murder, but how sad to see this as the first response to Frank’s call to love and beauty…
Norris, Frank isn’t calling for love and beauty. Every remark he makes is full of hatred.
Mr Bryson, Frank is passionate, I’ll grant you that. Full of hatred? No, he just points out the hypocrisy of those who happened to be going down the same road, and when they saw the man, they passed by on the other side…
Norris, You are denying reality.
Now thats the winner of the page . Hypocrisy at its finest .
Ahhh .. back to deflecting again … are we little one ? Suffice it to say tis thou that art full of hatred and lies … among other things ….. 😉
Oops. Supposed to be a response to Diana Marie’s comment!
DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS PLEASE
You want that job all to yourself?
Better to shoot them
Actually, I have many many relatives just like Bryson as he is an archetype of what I see in America daily and we should let Texas secede as Bryson can move there.
Then we can close that huge military base located there and end that welfare program
Really cut that budget .
Nine, Did you see my questions to you above?
Frank, Nine keeps making threats. And you are allowing it without protest.
If something bad happens because of that hater, you are going to end up getting sued.
You know this, don’t you?
Can you go fuck yourself?
Nine, No. But now I know you are not interested in answering questions.
I believe you said you see a therapist. And now you have purchased a firearm and are making threats.
Report it to Law Enforcement, Bryson. I am.
I think you have a duty to do so since Frank will not call it out.
Go fuck yourself bryson
All folks such as yourself are deranged as how yo talk on this blog.
You have no shame nor does any evangelical
You and your elk are the danger to society as evidenced by all who try to talk to you civily
Please do not address me on this blog again sir!
Nine, I think its time you saw your therapist again.
” All the worlds a stage
Mum taught me when you flop
Back up upon that stage
He said that if you have anger in your heart
Guilty of murder
Love should always be center stage
Poetry for me plausible deniability ”
Our dear government created the internet from our tax dollars.
Me thinks it got away from them.
Right down to street theater!
You can speak to the evangelical brainwashed world, the fools and the foolers, like nobody in the resistance can.
Frank Shaeffer speech to the nation every week? DARE TO BE BOLD, I know you do!
People need a presidential voice out there. Someone that can say it like it is, that knows the issues…Someone from the evangelical world and at same time from out of it. U the man 4 the job
The resistance have no leader, its a complete void with many voices creating lots of noise & no results
Seems to me that poor Gary had a sh*tty Thanksgiving! So it comes as no surprise that with nothing better to do with his pathetic existence, he had to once again spew his hatred and fear mongering, all the while playing the persecuted “victim.” What else is new with him?
Margarita, I have not said anything that indicates I think I am persecuted, or a victim? I won’t allow either of those things to happen.
Ay… Yes! I forgot that Gary has posted that he is a gun owner who doesn’t want to register his firearms… So I stand corrected. As in, you are in fact the persecuting victimizer, who is lusting for the day that there is no more separation of church and state in this country, and who will pretty much stop at nothing to make that happen.
Margarita,, LOL! You must be really scared! Do you believe church and state have always been separate in the US? When abortion was illegal, and marriage was limited to one man and one woman, did the church control the state then?
There will eventually be a theocracy in every country. But I won’t make it happen. And you can’t prevent it.
Nah! As usual wrong on all counts!
1- I am not scared. Far from it.
2- In spite of numerous attempt to the contrary, the US has always had a separation of
church and state,
3 – As scientific discoveries advance, the chances of a theocracy in every country minimise.
4 – Yes! I can and will prevent this country becoming a theocracy.
Nobody I know is trying to combine church and state. That’s a leftist red herring. Having laws that are moral does not mean there is a theocracy.
Scientific discoveries are not going to prevent God’s plans. God has His plans, and men have theirs. Guess who wins that.
You couldn’t even prevent Trump from being elected, but you claim you can prevent this country becoming a theocracy? You have overestimated your abilities.
Margarita, Could you explain how we would know if church and state were not separate anymore? How would that manifest itself?
Gary. You and Donald Trump stands for all those things that make America not so great.
Divisive, ugly and unconcerned for others unless they follow your values..
Thank god that we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights that will keep the two of you checkmated.
I’ll leave you with these words of Thomas Jefferson:”My favorite:
” “Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual.”
State churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of the church tends to make the clergy unresponsive to the people and leads to corruption within religion. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society. We have solved … the great and interesting question whether freedom of religion is compatible with order in government and obedience to the laws. And we have experienced the quiet as well as the comfort which results from leaving every one to profess freely and openly those principles of religion which are the inductions of his own reason and the serious convictions of his own inquiries.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson: in a speech to the Virginia Baptists, 1808
Could you tell me what it is that I am trying to make you do? I can’t think of a thing that I would change about your life, even if I could, so exactly what are you accusing me of trying to force on you?
@Diane Marie: “Read the opinions in Roe v Wade. Read about where justice Blackmun got his ideas and his admiration for Eugenics. Don’t continue to pretend like you don’t know this.”
First, you don’t know me. so don’t tell me I am pretending not to know something. Second, I’ve read the opinions of Roe v Wade and frankly, Justice Blackmum’s racial opinions sounded no different from the racism that has infected White Christianity from its beginning here in the United States.
Third, the KKK is a Christian organization much like the racist Southern Baptist Church which was formed to support slavery and racism. The Christian church in Europe and the United States has a long history of eugenics. So who are you are trying to kid with silly statements that Planned Parenthood eliminated more black lives than the KKK? Check your history, homegirl.
You have just admitted that the key Supreme Court Justice behind the Roe v Wade decision was a racist.
And at least 20 Million Black lives have been eliminated since Roe v Wade was decided in 1973. whereas the KKK has killed perhaps 8,500. Both are massive sins, but Roe v Wade produced a Holocaust that amounts to attempted genocide.
Planned Parenthoods key founder, Margaret Sanger was an atheist and promoter of Eugenics. I did check the history, bigot.
So, quit pretending that you don’t know this. I know you do.
“You have just admitted that the key Supreme Court Justice behind the Roe v Wade decision was a racist” I’ve admitted no such thing since Roe v. Wade decision had nothing to do with race or racism. I’m still waiting for you to provide the evidence otherwise. You obviously have a reading comprehension problem and/or did not read the court decision. You probably pick up a quote from some pro-life organization and ran with it. Sheesh!
“Planned Parenthoods key founder, Margaret Sanger was an atheist and promoter of Eugenics. I did check the history, bigot.” You better check history again especially the history of Christianity in the United States. Many Christian leaders during Margaret Sangers’ lifetime share the SAME racist attitude toward Blacks. Use google. It’s not hard to find prominent Christian clergymen saying the same things about Blacks as Sangers and they participated in many activities like the Christian KKK to deny Black citizens their rights. White Christianity is in no position to talk about Margaret Sanger’s racism.
“And at least 20 Million Black lives have been eliminated since Roe v Wade was decided in 1973.
Since you are keeping count, how many White, Latino or Asian abortions have there been since Roe v Wade. What no genocide for them? LOL!
“…whereas the KKK has killed perhaps 8,500. Both are massive sins, but Roe v Wade produced a Holocaust that amounts to attempted genocide.” Whenever I heard folks comparing Planned Parenthood to KKK, it’s simply a deflection of the racist history of Christianity in this country. You are also attempting to re-define of genocide. NO one is forcing anyone of any race to have an abortion.
Roe v Wade has not produced a holocaust except in the feverish minds of childish people like you who falsely equate abortion with genocide. Yet you worship a deity who had no moral problem with infanticide and genocide.
“So, quit pretending that you don’t know this. I know you do.” Short of being able to read another person’s mind, you know no such thing of course. You are simply a “know it all” and religious busybody. Try getting a life instead of trolling website and howling about abortions.
The imaginary deity depicted in the bible is not pro-life. Take for example, the story of how it inflicted a newborn with a fatal illness because its parent committed adultery (2 Samuel 12:14-31).
What decent human being, much less a benevolent deity, would do such a wicked thing? Bible god (Yahway) did. In fact, Yahway seems to like infanticide.
Psalms 135:8 & 136:10 Yahway is praised for slaughtering little babies.
Psalms 137:9 Yahway commands that infants should be “dashed upon the rocks”.
In Hosea 13:16 Yahway promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”.
2 Kings 15:16 God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah (aka Tiphsah) to be “ripped open”.
16 At that time Menahem sacked Tiphsah and all who were in it and its territory from Tirzah on, because they did not open it to him. Therefore he sacked it, and he ripped open all the women in it who were pregnant.
1 Samuel 15:3: Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction[a] all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’
Yahway frequently ordered the murder of non-combatants, women, children, babies and even livestock.
Or take the case of brutal ritual to be performed on a woman suspected of adultery in Numbers 5:11-21. Read it. This is considered to be an induced abortion to rid a woman of another man’s child.
Of course, this misogynistic rule only applied to the wife, not the husband. And these verses are only a few examples of what’s in the so-called Holy book called the Bible. Granted these stories/myths were told to frighten the scientifically illiterate Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age peasants. But in the 21st century, some of us know better.
The imaginary deity of the bible is not pro-life and it ain’t good either. So I’m not surprised that some like Gary and Co got off threatening folks in the name of this monster with hellfire. It’s so easy to be pro-birth. But pro-birth is not the same as pro-life.
If the God of the Bible is imaginary, then so are the stories. You can’t accuse an imaginary being of doing anything. Unless you want people to consider you to be nuts. If that is what you want, then you’re on the right track.
Obviously, you have a reading comprehension problem. Go back and re-read what I wrote.
“Granted these stories/myths were told to frighten the scientifically illiterate Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age peasants. But in the 21st century, some of us know better.”
So, I’m not accusing an imaginary being of doing anything. I’m accusing nuts like you who believe in this imaginary moral monster and using these myths to frighten people. And yes, I am on the right track. I’m not afraid of your imaginary Yahway, but I am concerned what nuts like you do in the name of this god.
joelyn, And just what am I doing that you object to? Other than voting for people you don’t like?
So you are letting something you say is imaginary justify killing, with premeditation, around a million unborn per year?
And why should pro birth and prolife be either or?
Why not be both and stop the killing?
Oh well, atheists never have had a problem with killing when it suits them.
So you are letting the troubled depiction of your imaginary deity to justify claiming abortion is premeditated murder? Abortion is not murder and one cannot read the Bible and claim that the god depicted in it is pro-life. Oh well, theists never have had a problem with justifying their bloodthirsty imaginary diety when it suits them. Cheers.
joelyn, If abortion is not murder, then what is it? It is the deliberate, premeditated killing of a living human being. Why isn’t that murder?
For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the Bible, the anonymous authors who created the imaginary deity in the Bible were not pro-life despite all the hysteria of the so-called pro-birth crowd. Below are just a few verses that demonstrate the homicidal nature of Bible god.
1 Samuel 15:3 – Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
We know what from the archeological and historical record, these stories are myths. Still what these violence stories reveal is the moral depravity of those who created the mythical biblical god.
Hosea 9:11 – 9:16
11 [As for] Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, [that there shall] not [be] a man [left]: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, [is] planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15 All their wickedness [is] in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes [are] revolters.
16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay [even] the beloved [fruit] of their womb.
If the God of the Bible is not real, then you would need to prove that those who invented Him were morally depraved. How would you do that?