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Trump vows to ‘defend Christian values’ from the Left at National Religious Broadcasters Convention

The Left is sure to unleash on Trump over his remarks at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian Media Convention in Nashville:

Trump tells religious broadcasters he’ll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

by Will Weissert, Associated Press, February 23, 2024:

Former President Donald Trump promised to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and even suggested he’d shield the faith’s central iconography, warning a convention of religious broadcasters on Thursday night that the left wants “to tear down crosses.”

“Remember, every communist regime throughout history has tried to stamp out the churches, just like every fascist regime has tried to co-opt them and control them,” Trump told hundreds of cheering attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville. “And, in America, the radical left is trying to do both.”

“Remember, every communist regime throughout history has tried to stamp out the churches, just like every fascist regime has tried to co-opt them and control them…..And, in America, the radical left is trying to do both.”

The Associated Press uses the words “perceived threats” in its headline to describe the real threats from the Left. Wokeness has become a religion in itself, and mutated into such an aggressive force that traditional leftist author J.K. Rowling warned about a sector of that movement: ‘There is something dangerous’ about transgender movement ‘and it must be challenged’. It is no secret that religious rights and freedoms are under attack from the hard left, given the fundamental beliefs that are central to orthodox Christianity, such as:

i) Marriage is between one man and one woman;
ii) a man is a man and a woman is a woman (with every cell encoded with male/female chromosomes):
iii) abortion is a violation of the sanctity of life, as is euthanasia.

While most Christians respect freedom of an adult to make his or her own moral choices, the left does not respect the rights and freedoms of Christians, and frequently rage against them and engage in increasingly open harassment of Christians. Christians have been deemed everything from “hateful” and “racist” (despite the racial diversity of Christians globally) to “intolerant,” and have even been accused of promoting “extremism.” The charges come despite the fact that nowhere in Christian doctrine is anything that promotes hatred, violence or terrorism. If one person professing to be Christian acts violently, he or she is violating the tenets of Christianity. Islam, in contrast, promotes violence in the Qur’an and Hadiths. Peaceful Muslims do not negate the existence of such teachings.

Last year, the FBI cited the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center as a “credible source” to warn about “radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology.” The report was eventually rescinded, ostensibly because of blowback. According to the Christian Post:

Kyle Seraphin, a former FBI special agent, shared a document published by the FBI’s Richmond field office warning that “the increasingly observed interest of racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) in radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology almost certainly presents opportunities for threat mitigation through the exploration of new avenues for tripwire and source development.”

The FBI also stated that “traditional Catholics and RMVEs might have a common cause to act following legislation or judicial decisions in areas such as abortion rights, immigration, affirmative action, and LGBTQ protections.” The “House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” subsequently “released an interim staff report titled, ‘The FBI’s Breach of Religious Freedom: The Weaponization of Law Enforcement Against Catholic Americans.’” Traditional Catholics and all traditional Christians share largely the same views on abortion and other life issues. So there is no “perceived” attack on Christianity. There is an outright threat to Christianity in America from the woke religion of the Left. That attack includes children. The Biden administration has imposed “radical gender-affirming care,” which is not really “affirming” at all, for underage children in the school system. Children who were raised as Christians are marginalized and indoctrinated. Even the New York Times reported about educators replacing parents in the school system on issues of gender.

The leftist/woke pushback against Trump is being conducted with the rigor of religious zeal. Trump stated at the NRB:

They want to tear down crosses where they can, and cover them up with social justice flags….But no one will be touching the cross of Christ under the Trump administration, I swear to you.

The Associated Press further states:

 Trump’s comments reflect his embrace of Christian nationalism, a belief that is powerful among conservative evangelicals who say the founders of the U.S. intended the country to be a Christian nation.

Such words align with the warning of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI about “radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology.” It is understood among Christians that America’s founding was based on Judeo-Christian principles; which by no means suggests that the nation was or was intended to be a theocracy. As the Heritage Foundation explains, America’s founders “identified themselves as Christians, were influenced in important ways by Christian ideas, and generally thought it appropriate for civic authorities to encourage Christianity.”

the Founders believed that humans are created in the image of God, which led them to design institutions and laws meant to protect and promote human dignity. Because they were convinced that humans are sinful, they attempted to avoid the concentration of power by framing a national government with carefully enumerated powers. As well, the Founders were committed to liberty, but they never imagined that provisions of the Bill of Rights would be used to protect licentiousness. And they clearly thought moral considerations should inform legislation.

Trump has a history of supporting Christians. He was welcomed by a Hispanic megachurch in 2019 as the Democrats sought his removal from office; in 2020, Trump launched a new International Religious Freedom Alliance, and Hungary become the first European Union member state to join. In fact, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hosted a convention for persecuted Christians — focused on the Middle East and Africa — that Trump supported. Orban and Trump have poured millions of dollars into helping the persecuted Church. Hungary alone provided 50 million dollars of aid to communities in Africa and the Middle East, and praised Trump for supporting persecuted Christians.

There has been a consistency to Trump’s support for largely forgotten Christians who are under threat — even now in America as Christians face the threat from the left. Ironically, while moving against Christians, the left is afraid of Muslims. Recently, the Minneapolis Area School District said it would allow families to opt out of LGBT lessons after Muslim families threatened to sue.



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Nashville Police Chief Confirms Authenticity Of Leaked Shooter Manifesto Pages, Launches Investigation

Nashville Chief of Police John Drake confirmed the authenticity of the leaked pages of the Covenant Christian School shooter’s manifesto and announced an investigation into the “unauthorized release” of the documents.

Conservative political commentator Steven Crowder released three pages of the manifesto written by Audrey Hale, the now-deceased individual who shot and killed six people inside the Christian school in March. An official with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) fatally shot Hale on the second floor during an open fire.

Drake condemned the “unauthorized release” of the pages and vowed to “identify the person responsible” for the leak.

“I am greatly disturbed by today’s unauthorized release of three pages of writings from the Covenant shooter,” Drake said in a Monday statement. “This police department is extremely serious about the investigation to identify the person responsible. This action showed a total disregard for Covenant families, as well as the court system, which has control of the shooter’s journals at the present time due to litigation filed earlier this year.”

“It is now pending in Davidson County Chancery Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. We are not at liberty to release the journals until the courts rule. Our police department looks forward to the ultimate resolution of the litigation concerning the journals,” Drake said.

Crowder posted the three images to Twitter and read the words on his show, “Louder with Crowder,” early Monday. The first page, titled “DEATH DAY,” details Hales’ plan to open fire inside the school and create a “high death count.” On the next page, the shooter wrote, “Kill those kids!” and wrote about her plan to specifically kill the white children.

“Kill those kids! Those crackers,” an image of the page posted by Crowder reads. “Going to private fancy schools with those fancy kwackis + sports backpacks with their daddies mustangs + convertibles. Fuck you little shits. I wish to shoot you[r] weak ass dicks w/your mop yellow hair, wanna kill all you little crackers!!! Bunch of little faggots w/your white privileges fuck you faggots.”

The next page shows a schedule of the day leading up to the shooting, listing 12:33 p.m. as the time to “open fire” and then “die” soon after, according to a photograph posted by Crowder.

The MNPD initially told the Daily Caller and other outlets that it was unknown whether the pages were authentic or not, and were “aware” of a possible leak. The department said the images were not “crime scene images” in a Monday statement.

An attorney representing Hale’s parents said he was “not in a position” to confirm or deny the pages’ authenticity.

“We have never seen a manifesto at any time. We’re not in a position to authenticate these pieces of paper. We have absolutely not released anything, but we certainly did not release this,” David Raybin told WSMV4, an NBC local affiliate. “It’s inappropriate for me to make any further comment about it.”

Shortly after the shooting, authorities said Hale wrote a manifesto before carrying out the attack. The documents had not been publicly released since it is under ongoing investigation by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), a Nashville city council member told the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) in late March. The city council member assured the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) that the manifesto would eventually be released to the public.



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Nashville School Shooter Identified As ‘Transgender Artist’

The Nashville school shooter who killed three children and three adults before being fatally shot by police has been identified as a 28-year-old female who identifies as transgender and uses “he/him” pronouns.

Authorities confirmed that 28-year-old Audrey Hale is the deceased suspect in the shooting that occurred at a Christian elementary school, at which Hale was previously a student.

“She does identify as transgender,” Nashville Police confirmed.

LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Hale indicates that identifies as a “he/him” and received an award in 2015 from the Nossi College of Art for achieving “greatness in the classroom.”

A page from Nossi College of Art and Design previously listed Hale as a student on the spring 2016 dean’s list, but the website seemingly has been updated to remove her name. The Daily Caller reached out to Nossi College of Art and Design and asked why Hale has suddenly been wiped from the website.

Megan Marie Barnes, a student who attended Nossi with Hale, told the Caller that Hale was “incredible talented” and now uses the name Aiden. A now-defunct Instagram account that appears to belong to Hale included that name in the handle, as did an account on the art marketplace website RedBubble.

The Instagram page, which was linked to Hale’s website, includes two dark images, with one showing three individuals with heavy face painting against a black background.

Hale’s website included a short bio in which Hale said “there is a child-like part about me that loves to go run to the playground.”



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Why the Left loathes Tucker Carlson

Using absurd claims that Tucker Carlson is a racist, white supremacist, bigot, etc., etc., etc., the Left has furiously attempted to have his prime-time Fox News show taken off the air. The opening segment of the September 17 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight is a perfect example of why the left hates his guts.

Citing a breaking report by a local TV station, Carlson revealed that, acting in concert with other high level members of his administration, Nashville’s Democrat mayor intentionally withheld from the public encouraging Covid-19 data that showed an unexpectedly low infection rate at the city’s bars and restaurants. By concealing that information, Mayor John Cooper was able to justify keeping Nashville’s restaurant industry under a virtual lockdown, thus suppressing the city’s economic recovery until after the election. Please watch Tucker’s explosive report, and consider sharing it with your friends. (See Below)

From coast to coast and border to border, Democrat governors and Democrat mayors are making coronavirus decisions that have next to nothing to do with public health, and everything to do with using their official powers to rig the election against President Trump.

When the June jobs report showed the economy was undergoing a brisk recovery, with 4.8 million new jobs added, Democrats panicked. Since then, Democrat mayors and governors have surreptitiously done what Nashville’s mayor did: cook the coronavirus books in ways that retard local economic recovery between now and the election. Much to the delight of Democrats, by August the number of new jobs had fallen from 4.8 million in June to 1.4 million, a drop of 64%. Mission accomplished.

The same kind of disgraceful tactics are being used to delay school openings. Acting in concert with Democrat-controlled school boards, blue city health officials are blocking pre-election school openings to tamp down rising employment numbers by making it difficult for parents with school-aged children to go back to work. No better example of that can be found than in California, where Los Angeles County Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer recently told the press that it’s “not realistic” to open the county’s schools “until after the election.”

Of things that matter to Democrats, public health and economic recovery take a distant back seat to their insatiable desire for ironclad political power.

©John Edison. All rights reserved.

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Defended: Term Limits in Nashville, TN

Don’t you just love when citizens take a stand against slippery politicians? That’s what happened last week in Nashville, when U.S. Term Limits helped citizens defeat two anti-term limits proposals foisted on them by the city’s Metro Council.

Nashville Council members have now tried five times to weaken their two-term limit, failing each time because voters are too smart to allow it.

Councilwoman Emily Evans thought she had finally figured out how to trick the people, combining weaker term limits and a smaller Council size into one ballot measure. But thanks to the efforts of local activists and USTL on the ground, that was not to be.

A late yard sign campaign informed citizens at every polling place that Evans’ amendment was crooked, and it was beaten in a landslide 26-point margin. The special interests that funded her campaign were shocked!

USTL assists in local term limits campaigns because elected officials at all levels will veer into corrupt and self-serving behavior. When this happens, the wealthy lobbyists and donors who prop up politicians will do everything they can to beat term limits.
We cannot let it happen.

Thank You,

Nick Tomboulides
Executive Director, U.S. Term Limits