Randy Thomasson is a veteran pro-family leader and president of SaveCalifornia.com. Their organization stands strong for moral virtues for the common good.
Randy joined Jim to discuss a piece of legislation (Senate Bill 1146) that’s been proposed in California that would decimate Bible colleges, universities and seminaries.
Senate Bill 1146 has been amended 8 times. As of July, the bill would have required Christian colleges to allow for homosexual married housing, cross-dressers to enter women’s restrooms and the handbooks for moral conduct would need to be re-written to satisfy the homosexual and transsexual activists. Christian colleges could be sued if they went against any of the homosexual, bisexual and transsexual laws that are on California’s books. It also included what is still in the bill which is putting the state in charge of monitoring, inspecting, regulating and forcing compliance of the records they want to be filed. In essence, the bill still puts the state in charge of judging and inspecting religious matters.
Section 3 of the bill that would affect female-only dormitories is gone but the bill is still bad because the government would manage a public list of religious institutions and their religious activities if they claim a federal exemption. According to the L.A. Times this will include requiring religious colleges to report themselves to the state if they ever expel a student who is an open homosexual or a cross-dresser. The school would have to tell the state what the scope of allowable activities is that they are claiming that the school enforces for students, employees and faculty members. This means the state would be judging whether you’re correct when you say this is allowable under the exemption from Title IX.
Violence was seen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this past weekend following the killing of an armed, black man at the hands of a black officer. At about 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon, 2 officers stopped 2 suspects in a car they deemed suspicious. The suspects attempted to leave the scene on foot. An officer ordered one who was carrying a loaded, semi-automatic handgun to drop it. He didn’t comply and the officer shot him.
In the aftermath more than 100 people reportedly gathered out on the streets to push against officers. A gas station was set ablaze and fires were set at other businesses. Last evening a second night of violence took place and the result is that over both days, several businesses have been destroyed or greatly damaged, lives have been forever changed and officers have been injured.
We’re told this is about bad economic times, oppression or in opposition to the police themselves. Is that correct or is there other factors?
Joining Jim to look at this issue was Ron Euell. Ron is the pastor of Scripture Alone Christian Fellowship in Milwaukee.
Pastor Euell believes this violence did not erupt due to racism. At the time the mob didn’t even know that the officer was black or white. The narrative they heard was that the man was running away and the officer arbitrarily shot him in the back. Sheriff Clarke, however, said when the body cam footage comes out, it will reveal that the man did have a gun and pointed it at the officer.
Pastor Euell indicated that the black community really believes that what plagues all of the plights in the black community is the result of the ongoing legacy of slavery along with white supremacy. He pointed to the black church as being apostate and neo-paganistic in its thinking and its theology. Since some in the black community feel they are victims, if they are going to lay what they see as their problems at the feet of the white community, then they, the white community, must fix it. On the other hand, if blacks take responsibility to fix the problem, they will be accountable to do just that.
Does it make a difference when we hear that the race of the officer in this situation is black? Does it make a difference to know that the man shot was not shot in the back? Does any of this matter to those who have a different perception?
Pastor Euell said it doesn’t. This is because the average black thinker thinks that anyone who takes a conservative view and doesn’t ‘drink the Kool-Aid’ and who chooses to think for himself (biblically) is a ‘sell-out’ an ‘Uncle Tom’ and a traitor to his race. This black officer will be placed in that camp because he sees blue before he sees black. This is due to the fact that blackness is the new religion in the black culture and victimization is tantamount to being black.
As a footnote, Pastor Euell noted that the black community will say they don’t agree with the violence as was noted by one alderman on television. However, he threatened downtown. Not only was that a threat to white America, he was also encouraging the mob and in light of those comments, it’s surprising as to how he can keep his position as alderman.
There’s more to think about on both of these critical issues when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
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