Dear America,

I remember hearing about you when I was growing up.

I saw your movies.

I saw your TV shows. (Seriously, thank you for the X Files).

I heard about the food.

Your larger than life personalities seemed cooler then us Brits, and heck. Even your politicians seemed more interesting then what we had. In fact.
That’s probably still the case.

You gave the world Ghostbusters.

You have Disney World – which back then seemed like a far away wonderland of excitement.

You even have New York.

My point?

You are better then the news we are hearing. Please be great, and do something about gun safety.

 

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America! You Have a New Social Network Incoming…

America! It looks like you have a new social network incoming called USA.Life.

(I realise that a social network online is generally to be used by people on the internet, but theres something about this that feels a little American focused).

Perhaps its the Pro-America algorithm?

USA.Life Social Network

Or maybe its something about the banner on its website…

Check out the USA.Life website for more information (, and a video that seems to have disabled embedding).

Are you tempted to sign up to USA.Life?

(h/t to Christian Nightmares)

 

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“Donald Trump Will Be The Next President of The United States Again”

According to Frank Amedia, appearing on Jim Bakkers show in America. God has given him permission to say that “Donald Trump Will Be The Next President of The United States Again”.

Does this suggest that the fight for the next US election has already began? If so, is the tactic to say something along the lines of “God wants Trump to be president”, enough times that people accept it as truth?

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Peace On Earth

If you give it a quick glance, this looks like a normal nativity scene. Except on the wall behind sits details of mass shootings in America, and the amount of people that died in those Mass Shootings.

rt.com reports:

The priest at St. Susanna, Father Stephen Josoma, told Boston 25 News that the move is aimed at getting people talking and stopping gun violence. “There’s cities, nursing homes, coffee shops, military installations, churches, theaters,” he said, noting the locations of mass shootings that have taken place across the country.

Josoma said the idea came after he and his parishioners were “discussing the gun control issue and how it seems to be stagnated across the country.” He went on to state that “this is not the picture of Christmas peace we want to have in people’s minds for years to come. It can’t be this forever, it just has to change.”

The signs sit underneath a banner which reads: “If you only knew the things that make peace.” The priest said he hopes they will encourage people to “look with an open mind and an open heart and continue the conversation.”

The signs have proven controversial online, with one person taking to social media to say that “mass shooters don’t deserve that kind of recognition. Church is for holy people. We should discard these monsters in active volcanos.”

Read more (including Twitter reactions) at RT.com

Sofa feels that at a time when churches around the world sing about Peace on Earth, its good to see a church tackling how unpeaceful events have arguably become normalised.

“Blessed are the peacemakers”, and all that I guess..?

 

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Trump or Jesus? The Sequel

August last year, I published a little post called Trump or Jesus? Which basically challenged people to try and tell the different between Donald Trump, and Jesus Christ.

With that in mind, I present the below…

Yes. He does say, “If Jesus Christ gets down of the cross and told me Trump was with Russia, I would tell him, hold on a second I need to check with the President if its true”.

At one point are we allowed to use words like “Cult of Trump”?

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The Next American Civil War?

According to Televangelist Jim Bakker, any moves to impeach Donald Trump would lead to civil war in America.

“If it happens, there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows because we are going to be shut up permanently if we’re not careful.”

How would a Christian led civil war work?

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When Church Choirs Sing For America?

A number of Southern Baptist church choirs sang a song entitled “Make America Great Again”  at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday, which appears to have been hosted by  the First Baptist Dallas Church

“Make America Great Again,” was Trump’s campaign motto when he was campaigning to become President.

Personally I always thought that America was kinda great, except I’m now struggling with America needing a song about being great… AGAIN.

Can anyone explain why this song is a thing for me please?

(Update) This is now a CCLI Licensed Christian Worship Song, therefore this is part of the database of worship songs that people sing in Churches.

Does this mean that there are churches now singing “us more then other churches  please Lord?” Isn’t the Church meant to be one family, not separated by different countries / languages etc?

UCB Radio here in the UK are asking how political churches should be, shouldn’t political opinions should begin with themes such as, the homeless, the hungry, and looking after the fatherless and the widow. But some would just call me a left leaning liberal, so what do I know?

Read more over at  noelrichards.com  and patheos.com. With thanks to @paulhucb.

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