27 Jun 2022

The Biden Administration is Beyond Embarrassment

I quickly realized when Joe Biden was coming into office, we were facing a train wreck situation. What I had no idea of is that we were about to reach a level of absurdity that one would question if one was watching the most bizarre Monty Python sketch.

Biden often makes statements that make absolutely no sense. Because they are meaningless, there is no harm in implying:

“It’s not civil to call someone who lied a liar?”

“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. And I’m not joking.”

“How many people did you see out in Mcdonald’s parking lots with their kids in their cars — because they get access to the internet — to be able to help the kid in school?”

“I, uh, I got what we call in my old neighborhood in Claymont, Delaware – I got ‘shellacked.’ I kept saying, I’m waiting to go to South Carolina.”

“They showed me an X-ray and said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in a lung, and we can probably get it out and save a life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”

There are times when Biden makes statements that are profoundly impactful on official US diplomatic policy. For decades, our nation has been very steadfast when it comes to how we would respond to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Biden created panic at the State Department when he said that the US would intervene militarily to defend Taiwan if it was invaded by China. Biden’s statement ultimately implies that we would be willing to declare nuclear war if China invades Taiwan. The only thing we can hope for is that China realizes that Biden is just a senile invalid and that no actual warfare is likely between the two nations.

It has been well known for months that Biden’s wife Jill has been heavily guiding Joe on common events. A few weeks ago, a news outlet found that Biden is using cheat sheets during meetings. The instructions on these cards are extremely basic. Some of the guidelines include “take YOUR seat,” “give brief comments 2 minutes,” and “you thank participants.” This is the type of detailed instruction you would give to someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the absurdity of the new press secretary at the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, and how she was clearly unqualified for the job. She has quickly gone on to prove she is one of the worst secretaries to ever hold that position. It makes me wonder who could have green-lighted her position. It greatly worries me to realize that the same mindset may have employed similar idiots to manage our nuclear arsenal.

What makes Biden all the more dangerous is that he has the full support of the liberal media. In their eyes, he can simply do no wrong. The press is trying to claim that Biden’s verbal missteps are actually a good thing. One NBC piece claimed that correcting such gaffes “undermines him and smothers his authenticity.” They wrote, “Presidents and other elected officials are frequently told that they are selling the wrong message.”

The author added, “The reality is that if there is one skill that presidents have — and one for which they must trust their own instincts — it’s messaging,” encouraging Biden to keep being himself. Jimmy Carter must be smiling that he is no longer the worst president in American history. It is a crime against our nation for the liberal media to be so willfully oblivious to this calamity.

This is not some Mr. Magoo cartoon where everything magically resolves to no harm done. Eventually, we are going to reach a massive disaster. When Biden was elected in 2020, I wanted to ask 80 million voters, do you realize what you have just done?

As our nation descends into wickedness, we are rewarded with leaders who are void of the necessary mental skills for the job. Biden may have been intelligent in his youth, but now he greatly lacks the ability to fulfill his role as leader of the free world. It is a massive shame and embarrassment to have him in office. The only fix is for the American people to openly repent of their mistake, but I doubt that is possible.

“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Corinthians 1:20).

–Todd


“Come, Lord Jesus”

This phrase, imploring that Jesus intervene in a less-than-pleasant moment of the life of a believer, used to be spoken in a sort of light-hearted way—i.e., the person saying this used the words to express their frustration with the way something was going they would rather not face.

One heard, “Come, Lord Jesus,” once in a while, but for the most part, it was issued with a grimace, then a smile, indicating that things weren’t really so grim as to want the Lord to rescue them. At least that is my observation, thinking back over the years.

I guess some would accuse that this was, when used in such a light vein, a way of using the Lord’s name in vain–something the Bible indicates is forbidden. Perhaps I should view it that way, but just never did, believing that His coming at any moment would be a glorious thing, not something to wish for that should be criticized as sinful. At any rate, shouldn’t we want the Lord to come back? We’re told in Scriptures like Luke 21:28, Mark 13:37, and Titus 2:13 to be looking for, watching for, the Lord coming for us.

Worry and conjecture over whether such light usage of the phrase, ”Come, Lord Jesus” is wrong no longer applies, because now there is no doubt about its usage. The appeal for Jesus to intervene in our lives is genuine in every respect.

If I put into this commentary every case lately in which I’ve received an email that uses the phrase, “Come, Lord Jesus,” in different ways, the article would be lengthy indeed. These days, Christians, I’ve found, are genuine in asking the Lord to rescue us out of this spiritually darkening—dare I say, insane—world.

American Christians have been for years, for the most part, spoiled to things going along pretty well without challenge to their belief in Christ. There has been very little persecution compared to that suffered by believers of other nations—China, for example. Those believers might not recognize much difference in the level of troubles they’re suffering because of their faith. Things might be getting worse, but their plight hasn’t changed significantly in terms of contrast.

By that, I mean that we here in America have seen things go from relatively smooth, with little challenge and no persecution to speak of, to tremendous changes and growing persecution for our belief in Christ as the only way to salvation.

We’ve seen the country’s attitudes change from America being called a Christian nation to having a president say we are not a Christian nation. We’ve watched a pastor of a president asking God to damn America, using the term in a way that takes the Lord’s name in vain in an obvious, overt expression.

We’ve endured the corruption of everything we thought secure, the US Constitution and its framers—the founding fathers—made out to be, through rewritten history, among the most evil documents and most evil men in human history.

We’ve witnessed our nation fight to win freedom from slavery for African Americans, with one party being at the helm of government that won the war and freed the slaves. The other party, who mostly advocated holding slaves, who lost that Civil War, now calls the political party that freed slaves guilty of racism.

The lies from the father of lies run rampant, even mocking God’s prescription for living righteously. For example, the homosexual lobby, although a small percentage of the citizenry, dominates the mainstream media narrative in proclaiming it is as righteous a lifestyle as any.

That same culture and media now makes out God to be a liar by saying male and female don’t have to be what they came into the world to be. A boy can be a girl, or vice-versa. It is a choice, not a biological fact of birth, as directed by God.

And, the same media and culture proclaims it is not only okay, but preferable, to murder children while in the womb or even after birth in some cases, as a matter of a woman’s right to choose whether her baby lives or dies.

So, in America, the contrast is stark. We have seen the evil cesspool of wickedness infect our culture and society in most every way possible, unthinkable only a few decades ago. That is why we say, and legitimately so, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

And it all means that the Lord Jesus must surely be about to step out onto the clouds of glory and say, “Come up here!”

And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your head; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21 28)

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22: 20)

—Terry

20 Jun 2022

The FBI Is Turning into the KGB

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States. It has a range of legal authorities that enable it to investigate federal crimes and threats to national security, as well as to gather intelligence and assist other law enforcement agencies. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.

The FBI grows out of the need to provide agencies across the country with information to identify known criminals. The 1901 assassination of President William McKinley created a perception that the United States was under threat from anarchists. The Departments of Justice and Labor had been keeping records on anarchists for years, but President Theodore Roosevelt wanted more power to monitor them.

During the “War on Crime” of the 1930s, FBI agents apprehended or killed a number of notorious criminals who committed kidnappings, bank robberies, and murders throughout the nation, including John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, Kate “Ma” Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, and George “Machine Gun” Kelly.

The FBI doesn’t have a spotless record. During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans were put into internment camps. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Anyone who refused to go into confinement was arrested by FBI Agents.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the FBI was mostly on the wrong side of the civil rights movement. FBI officials became increasingly concerned about the influence of civil rights leaders, whom they believed either had communist ties or were unduly influenced by communists. The FBI has been criticized for inaction on solving the murders of George W. Lee, Emmett Till, and other blacks in the South. The Bureau sent out anonymous “suicide letters” to Black leaders, which included the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Neither executive privilege nor the oversight power of Congress is explicitly mentioned in the United States Constitution. However, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that executive privilege and congressional oversight each are a consequence of the doctrine of the separation of powers, derived from the supremacy of each branch in its own area of Constitutional activity.

If Congress or the courts could demand any executive-branch communication at any time, the executive would no longer be fundamentally equal in power to the other two. The president couldn’t trust his executive-branch employees if everything he said to them could be made public.

Executive Privilege suffered a huge blow when the FBI helped take down Michael Cohen. He served as an attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump from 2006 to 2018. Cohen was a vice-president of the Trump Organization and the personal counsel to Trump and was often described by the media as Trump’s “fixer.”

The FBI raided Cohen’s office at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, as well as his home and his hotel room in the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. They were looking for dirt and found a few minor offenses. Once Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations, he became the left’s stool pigeon. It was troubling to see the president’s former attorney on TV telling Congress that Donald J. Trump is the evilest man who ever lived.

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was the latest target of the feds. FBI agents arrested Navarro at Reagan National Airport last Friday on a pair of misdemeanor charges that he acted in contempt of Congress by defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House select committee. The vast majority of news stories failed to mention that executive privilege was Navarro’s reason for not complying with the subpoena.

Navarro lives a few blocks away from the FBI headquarters. Agents waited until he was at Reagan National Airport so they could arrest him in a true Nazi thug manner. When the FBI arrested Roger stone, they arrived at 6:00 AM with AR-15s and a CNN film crew in tow.

The Bible frequently praises government leaders as His servants. When they look after the needs of the people, the FBI is a valuable resource for law enforcement. Today, the FBI has become an extension of the democratic party. The Trump administration had to deal with one crisis after another from politically motivated investigations. The Biden administration has become an even bigger mess. The FBI is still largely focused on Trump and the Jan 6th protesters. Corruption is spreading throughout the financial system because of the lack of oversight.

We’ve lost all respect for fairness and trust in the implementation of the law. The ability to use government agencies to go after political enemies is the fast track to tyranny. Someday we will wake up and find that America has turned into a third-world nation.

“For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer” (Romans 13:4 ESV).

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2 ESV).

–Todd


Sodom’s Lot

A movie based on a Stephen King novel was about a man who lived in a New England town as a nine-year-old. The town was called Jerusalem and was dubbed Salem by the townspeople for whatever reason. The novel’s title was Salem’s Lot.

The novel and movie were about a town filled with evil. Vampires had moved into Salem and were beginning to take over through various demonic actions when the man, as an adult, came home to live there.

King’s idea likely came from the Bible story of Sodom. The Bible, of course, says that in spiritual terms, Jerusalem is as Sodom and Egypt.

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (Revelation 11:8)

While I thought it was a scary movie, my honorary daughter, Jeanie, made fun of me, laughing at me that a grown man could be scared by such a nothing film. I’ll let you judge for yourself if it was scary or not.

One thing is sure: We are living in times like those of Sodom. We are in the middle of Sodom’s lot, in that there are those who, like those surrounding Lot, surround the majority of us, even though their numbers at present are in the minority.

Lot and his family, of course, were surrounded by perhaps the most debauched society and culture of any community to exist on the earth. Well…probably not the only of such wickedness, but certainly among the most wicked since the pre-Flood society and culture.

We have gone over in these commentaries the developments that have taken place over the weeks, months, and years—probably over the decades. The homosexual agenda has grown and built into a movement that now has taken over the American culture while other cultures considered among the most anti-God have rejected this movement. I give you, for example, the following item.

Russian lawmakers are considering a new law targeting “LGBT propaganda.” It would provide for fines of up to $160,000 for promoting non-traditional sexual relations. The draft legislation was submitted to Russia’s state Duma on Tuesday and is currently being reviewed by the state building and legislation committee.

It proposes to amend an existing administrative law, which restricts information promoting, what are regarded as non-traditional sexual relations among minors. The new law would pronounce parts of the old legislation obsolete and impose administrative responsibility for LGTB messaging in general. (“New law targeting ‘LGBT propaganda’ introduced in Russia — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union, RT News June 10, 2022)***

The Russian law will, if adopted, invoke serious punishments for such activity. And, the Russians aren’t the only ones who view the homosexual lifestyle as something their societies and cultures don’t need.

Many of the Arab nations, under Islamic law, even have the death penalty for such activity.

While most Americans, and most within Western nations, would not make homosexual activity punishable by death, it is more than obvious what this so-called lifestyle deserves, according to the God who created mankind. Just read the account of the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah to understand His verdict in the matter.

Today we are seeing an ever-increasing tolerance for things we would have never tolerated a decade ago. Yes, LGBTQ and the drag queen and transvestite activities were tolerated and more or less ignored. This is what gave rise to an exponential increase in this activity to the point that their lobby is powerful, even though, like I indicated earlier, these are in the minority.

But today we tolerate things that are just, to my way of thinking, beyond anything that should be accepted by any society. I’m referring to the assaults on the youngest among our children, as indicated by the items represented here.

New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental knowledge or consent — even as parents in other states protest increasingly aggressive efforts to expose kids to gender-bending performers.

Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC — a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 — earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.

Since January, the group has organized 49 drag programs in 34 public elementary, middle, and high schools, it boasted on its website, with appearances in all five boroughs.

“I can’t believe this. I am shocked,” said public school mom and state Assembly candidate Helen Qiu, whose 11-year-old son attends a Manhattan middle school. “I would be furious if he was exposed without my consent. This is not part of the curriculum.”

Since 2018, the group — previously known as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC, before changing its name early this year — has received a total of $207,000 in taxpayer cash…

Cross-dressed performers typically read aloud from a list of books that teach acceptance and inclusion, including children’s classics like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Rainbow Fish” — and some that overtly celebrate gender fluidity, like “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.”

But the expansion into city schools has brought new features to the program, its social media posts reveal.

In April, the elaborately coiffed Harmonica Sunbeam wore a slinky gown to meet with kindergarteners at STAR Academy in Manhattan and color pages from “The Dragtivity Book,” which encourages kids to choose their pronouns and invent drag names… Last week, angry Texas parents protested outside a “Drag the Kids to Pride” event — billed as “a family friendly drag show” — at a North Dallas gay bar called Mister Misster, where children tipped drag queens with dollar bills as they shimmied and sashayed. (“Over $200K being spent on drag queen shows at NYC schools, records show by Mary Kay Linge and John Levine, New York Post, June 8, 2022)

Compared with the times in which we find ourselves–like in the times of Lot in Sodom—I guess my much-beloved Jeanie is right. Salem’s Lot wasn’t scary at all.

For the world, this is a very scary time indeed; the worst time in human history, according to Jesus, Himself, is almost upon this generation. Jesus said the conditions of society and culture and time of His coming judgment will be just like when Lot was taken out of Sodom to safety, protecting him and his family from the total destruction that was about to fall upon Sodom and Gomorrah.

For those who are truly Christians the times shouldn’t be scary, but full of great expectation. Instead, the times are a sure signal that we are on the very cusp of being called into Christ’s presence at any moment. We see that promise in Jesus own words.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1–3)

To be among those who go to Jesus in this wonderful promise and not be left behind to be part of the lost who suffer through the times like Sodom’s lot, here is the only way:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)

—Terry