Saturday, June 20, 2015

Something From The Heart Of The House Of Public Discourse , Miss Bessie

Below is a photo of my X girlfriends mother Ms Bessie Lee Ward. Her daughter Annie and I are still very good friends, and I help her out when I can still to this day. To my mind, Ms Bessie is a true Christian. One that walks the walk and talks the talk. Here she is receiving the highest honor her church bestows on a person as the " Mother of the Church."  Ms. Bessie is in her late 80's and attends Bible study without fail in her church. When I think of this recent shooting in Charleston and look at some of the ages of the victims, yes, it's bad that all lost their lives at any age but to think of the elderly one who was around Ms. Bessie age and probably not unlike her it brings tears to my heart and makes me angry  cause in another place and time this could have been one of the sweetest and most pure of heart persons I have ever known. It's time for a cool change Yall Reminds me of a song
Miss Bessie Lee Ward

It's Time for a Cool Change 

Hate Crime In Charleston Nothing New For South Carolina

The recent hate crime in Charleston, South Carolina was just another day in paradise for a state with a long history of indifference and bigotry. South Carolina the first state to succeed for the Union and fire the first shots of the American Civil War. South Carolina in more modern times was fighting with all her might in the courts to keep their Confederate flag waving. South Carolina a hotbed for Right-Wing Christian extremism. South Carolina a major stronghold of the racist Tea Party. South Carolina the home of one of the most racist Senators in American history Strom Thurman. Who can forget Susan Smith white woman who drowned her children and then blamed it on a black man?  And, now, Dylann Roof.
Roof now in custody has been reported to have confessed to the killing of nine people.  Fox News and Christian Zealots can try and twist the shooters motivation all they want, but sources close to the story claim Roof stated his reason for committing this crime was simply because of the color of their skin.
Hate Crime Person

His victims comprised of  six women and three men. There is no shadow of doubt in this writer's mind that this was a hate crime.

Since the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown hate crimes, the House of Public Discourse has researched with exhaustion how these acts of violence and domestic terror have been fueled by racist indoctrination's.
We don't know how this man parents raised him but what we do know he was not born with this evil hate. Hate crimes and violence inflicted by police officers are not accurately reported. Therefore, it's difficult to gauge the levels of hate crimes in America.[See Source]
As a lifelong resident of the South, I know there are many interracial friends who would bend over backward for one another. There are those who put on a front when the cameras are on but in secret harbor this same type hate for the other races that this young man held. That's not to say they would arm themselves and go shoot up the church house.  South Carolina has a culture of racist hate and hate crimes are nothing new to South Carolina. Granted the scale of this latest event has left many speechless. What more proof-positive of this institutionalize hatred than the insistence by the people of South Carolina to keep one of the foremost symbols of hate the Confederate flag as their state flag. They claim it's a heritage. Yeah, it's a heritage alright a legacy of hate.  This " Charleston Hate Crime Is Nothing New For South Carolina."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bigotry,Theocratic Law Rule North Carolina

Bigotry and Theocratic Law rule North Carolina. The year is 1959 in the state of Virginia. Richard Loving and his wife Mildred got sentenced to a year in prison. There crime. They loved each other. [See Case]

In 1959, it was considered a felony for  white’s and black’s to marry. That’s right interracial marriage was a crime. The couple got married in Washington D.C., where it wasn’t against the law and then drove back home to Virginia. Of course, in Virginia not only was interracial marriage against the law it was a crime for such a couple to live in the state as well. This felony crime carried a one to five-year prison sentence.
The couple plead guilty, and both received a one-year jail sentence. The judge in the case instructed the couple they would not have to serve time, and he would suspend the jail term if they packed up and left the state. The Judge in the case said the following:
” Almighty God created the races white, black, Malay, and red and placed them on different continents. And, but for interference with this arrangement there be no cause for such a marriage.” 
The judge went on to say:
“The fact he[GOD] separated the races shows he did not intend for them to mix.”
With all the political back and forth, the finger pointing and name calling that goes on today in the political sphere surrounding same-sex marriage this 1959 case, and all its connotations have resurfaced. The Loving case is often used as an analogy in much of the ever increasing courtroom litigation involved with same-sex marriage. It does provide a good example of how times change and how public opinion on any given issue changes like the ocean tides.
Eventually, the Supreme Court overturned the state law that banned interracial marriage in Virginia. The high court held that under our Constitution the freedom to marry, or not to marry a person of another race resides with the individuals and cannot be infringed upon by the state.
This same train of thought and standard has become a cornerstone for legal advocates regarding same-sex marriage.

Now, North Carolina Has Embraced Bigotry By Theocratic Law

Recently, North Carolina Republican’s in the state legislature in Raleigh passed an anti-gay marriage law. This law does not just remind this writer of the Loving case it overwhelms it in terms of loss of civil liberty.

The North Carolina Senate Overrides The Veto of The Religious Freedom Bill

What North Carolina has done not only reminds people of the banning of interracial marriage in the 1950’s it would in practice allow for that same discrimination to manifest itself again. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCory(R) vetoed the bill but saw members of his Republican party override the veto. The bill’s authors wrote it as an anti-gay draft law. The Federal Courts have ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in North Carolina. The Federal Court’s ruling demands that North Carolina recognize same-sex marriage.
In practice what this bill allows is racist Christian Zealots who function as Magistrates, Assistant Magistrates, Registers of Deeds, Deputy Register of Deeds, to remove themselves from performing duties related to marriage due to their religious objections. What this legislation does allow is state government workers to break federal law? There is no other better analogy. People’s civil rights are being violated by scapegoating a religious conviction. What is sad bigotry is behind this, not religious beliefs?
What the state of North Carolina is doing here is Civil War in reverse. What this says is the hell with the Federal Government. Sure, same-sex marriage is legal here but I got my Holy Bible and I follow God’s law, not man’s. The very gatekeepers to a paramount part of two people in love lives are being put into the hands of an individual. Who can claim a theocratic law over a ruling in a federal court and the state of North Carolina is proxy to it.
As a person growing up in the South, in my rambunctious youth I had several run-ins with local magistrates. I can speak with authority most are racist bigots with a power complex of self-righteousness a country mile long. And to think that all magistrates need to do under this bill is declare they hold a religious objection to same-sex marriage he or she can legally refuse them service sickens this writer.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dominion Theology Is A Cult

Every day you see in the news or our social media timelines some wacky statement from a politician, Pastor, Priest or right wing pundit that the world is coming to an end. They pummel us that this demise is because of abortion, same-sex marriage, and removing prayer from school are the reasons. They blame the progressive social agenda is behind it all. 

Woman are being fired from their jobs for getting mammograms. We have seen gay people rights violated for being who they are. The "Christian Right" and political factions and players who are under their spell or in their pocketbooks have waged a full-blown attack on the church and state clause in our constitution.

There is an enormous difference between a conspiracy theory and covert plan to take dominion over society. The House of Public Discourse has been for years now eyeballing the activity of the Dominionist in America. There is an evil plan that has been in the works for years. And, unless we wake up there plan once deemed too radical to ever work will be materialized by these demons parading as Christians. Dominion Theology is a cult.

Radio Host David Pakman recently spoke to Rachel Tabachnick, researcher, writer, and speaker on the impact of the Religious Right and one of the foremost authorities on Dominionism.

There are Dominionist running for President in 2016, and the House of Public Discourse will be covering their escapades. When you see people advocating Moses as a founding father you have seen a Dominionist. When you see groups trying to replace science with the Bible, you have seen a Dominionist cult. When you hear Jeb Bush claim that unwed mothers are shameful, you have heard a Dominionist. When you read about politicians on both the state and federal government levels implementing legislation such as the recent Religious Freedom Act, your civil liberties have been violated by a Dominionist. For a detailed analysis on Dominionism read: " The Counterfeit Promise Of Dominionism."