Photo from Democratic National Convention
We continue our series of Disputing the DNC Nonsense by looking into the gaslighting that took place with Night #2. You will find snippets from the following people: Linda Sarsour, Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, Sally Yates, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Chuck Schumer, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden.
As in the previous pieces (read DNC Night #1 HERE & Michelle Obama HERE), each section is broken down by the speaker, what was said, and why what was said is sheer and utter nonsense.
NIGHT #1 MESSAGE: Joe Biden is a nice guy. Don’t you want a nice guy?
WHAT WAS MISSING FROM NIGHT #1: Any self-awareness whatsoever (Who let Liz Warren address the Native American Caucus and Bill Clinton speak on “honor” in the Oval Office?)
PHASE ONE: PRE-PRIMETIME
Linda Sarsour, Palestinian-Muslim-American Political Activist
Linda Sarsour was part of a panel during the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly when these comments were made. If you don’t know Sarsour, allow me to sum her up in one word: Antisemite. She is a supporter of Louis Farrakhan, BDS, and Palestinian terrorists. She was removed from the Women’s March leadership in the fall of 2019 when comments of hers surfaced in which she claimed that she would make Antisemitism “a part of the platform.” She really, really hates the Jews. Her levels of Antisemitism would give Ilhan Omar a run for her money.
What’s wrong with this, exactly? For starters, she outright says that the Democratic Party is the party of Muslims who do not acknowledge Israel or their right to exist as a nation. That is problematic. Joe Biden and his staff know that it is problematic: they came out and disavowed Sarsour shortly after her appearance, stating that she and her ideals are not supported by Biden or the Democrat Party. This is all good and well - except the immense gaslighting taking place in the contradiction. Biden’s campaign says “We don’t want her,” while Sarsour says “This is OUR party.”
Also worth noting: Days after the Biden campaign disavowed Sarsour, members of his team went back on that statement. So yet again, ole Joe can’t make up his mind. Gaslighting 101.
Elizabeth Warren, Faux Native American Addressing Native Americans
No, I’m not kidding. The DNC rolled out Warren to address the DNC’s Native American Caucus. You seriously cannot make this stuff up. What she said is irrelevant. The fact that the DNC did this speaks for itself.
PHASE TWO: PRIMETIME
Stacey Abrams, Governor (in her mind) of Georgia
This “undermining elections” remark is a direct jab at President Trump, all the while Abrams has spent the last three years directly undermining our elections by claiming, without any proof whatsoever, to have actually won the gubernatorial race that she actually lost in 2018 by 50,000 votes. This is not the person by whom we need to be lectured on integrity of any kind. The fact that she was considered for Vice President by the Biden campaign using any measure of seriousness is absurd and speaks to their emphasis on the importance of identity politics.
Sally Yates, Former U.S. Attorney General
One word: Obamagate. This woman presided as U.S. Attorney General during the Obama administration. She was fired by Trump in 2017 because he believed, somewhat rightfully so, that she was set on going against his administration. She openly testified recently before Congress with respect to the Michael Flynn investigation that she was surprised to learn that then-FBI Director James Comey went “rogue,” pursuing Michael Flynn and disclosing information about it to both Obama and Biden before informing her personally. It’s sort of a big mess.
The takeaway here is that she is condemning the Trump administration for institutional abuse as the former U.S. A.G. for the Obama administration while they actively institutionally abused Michael Flynn (and Carter Page) and the incoming administration by use of under-the-table investigations without her knowledge.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, NY State Senator/ Leader of The Squad/ Socialist
...good grief. Did you get all of that? As Ben Shapiro put it, she just checked every single space on the SJW Bingo card inside of 60 seconds. “If you had a Bingo card drinking game, you were dead of alcohol poisoning inside of a minute.” But DON’T WORRY EVERYONE, they’re a moderate party! Joe Biden will be as moderate as they come! Now, give us all of your money and property so that we can redistribute it all in the name of equality.
Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer has been in political office since 1975. He is currently the U.S. Senate minority leader. He and his Democrat friends are currently holding up any and all proposals from Republicans on Covid relief. Millions are jobless due to state governors (mostly Democrats) holding their own economies hostage due to Covid. Was it a great thing for Trump to say “It is what it is” regarding American lives lost to this virus? No, of course not. But what was he supposed to say? More importantly, what would Schumer have done differently than what was done by the Trump administration?
The jury is out on the whole “tear gassing American protestors” situation. But if he really wants to say that Trump is the great divider and diminisher of greatness in this country, he should recall the state of our nation eight years ago when a man named Barack Obama was president. That’s all I will say on that. I spoke a lot more on the division brought on by the Obama administration in my previous piece HERE. As Ben Shapiro says, "Trump is not the murderer of American politics, he is the coroner."
What is the purpose of all of this? “Elect us, America, and we will make it all better and leave you alone.” Want the lockdowns to end? Elect us. Want to go back to school? Elect us. Want the riots to end? Elect us.
We as Americans should not be blackmailed into voting for one party in order to take advantage of our RIGHTS. Fred Siegel in his book The Future once Happened Here discusses the decline of America’s major cities in the 1960s. The cause? The game played by American politicians on behalf of rioters, looters, and activists. These people pushed members of the government to cave to their chaos. The politicians embraced this chaos and fostered it - as they continue to do today - because it allowed them to accomplish their goal: Gain more power. History repeats itself. We do not have to stand for this.
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the U.S.A.
Bill Clinton wants to talk about the Oval Office? That is so rich. You honestly cannot make this stuff up. He was hooking up with the interns in that office, at that desk… so what does he mean exactly by command center? This man has NO room whatsoever to talk about honor in the Oval Office.
John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State
In the same way that Clinton cannot address honor in the Oval Office, John Kerry really has no room whatsoever to talk to us about the U.S. troops. Although he himself served in the Navy on active duty from 1966-1970, he has made many anti-military remarks. In 1971, while he was still serving in the Navy reserves, Kerry called our Vietnam War veterans “war criminals.” He doubled down on that take again in 2001. In the same year, he “threw out” the ribbons he had earned during his service “in protest” of the Vietnam War, and the only reason he didn’t throw out his war medals is because he “didn’t have time to go home and get them.” So… please, do NOT stand before the American people, including Veterans whom you yourself have disgraced and dishonored, and tell us what the U.S. troops need.
I guess we’re just going to forget that time when Barack Obama went overseas on his Apology Tour in which he apologized to nations all over the globe for the sins of our past as a nation. Other world leaders totally weren’t laughing at us and our weakness during that whole tour.
Dr. Jill Biden, Wife of Joe Biden
Everything she said was fine and nice, apart from blaming Trump for schools being closed which is patently untrue.
The reason Jill spoke is to paint Joe as a nice man, which apparently he really is. That’s all good and well. But, why do we need a nice man as POTUS? I will take a crass, rude Donald Trump who supports my ideals and beliefs over a nice Joe Biden who is going to dismantle everything that makes our country ideal any day of the week.
Image: Alliance Defending Freedom
If you are a conservative Christian college student in America right now, then odds are you have heard the name Jack Denton. For those who don’t know who Jack is, here is a very brief summary before we get into all of the details: Jack Denton, senior at Florida State University (FSU), was removed from his position as Student Government Association (SGA) Senate President due to leaked private group messages he sent to friends expressing his views on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other organizations through the lens of his religious Catholic ideology. Denton is now suing FSU for violating his First Amendment rights.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
WHAT DID JACK SAY THAT WAS ACTUALLY PROBLEMATIC?
What did Jack say that was bad enough to have him removed from this SGA position? He said three things:
All of those things are true and are very public information. They are ultimately innocent statements of fact. The issue with having said this is that he made these statements in defense of not contributing monetarily to these organizations because they support a “grave evil,” as he went on to mention later in the screenshot message.
That is the real issue: He called these organizations and their causes evil.
The nail in his Presidential coffin was that he typed these statements in the presence of a leftist who took offense and sold him out, full-blown SJW-style.
Jack had a choice when these screenshots were made public. He could apologize and retract every factual statement in those screenshots, or he could stay true to his convictions despite the consequences. Luckily, he chose the latter. Why would he do this, knowing it would potentially cost him his reputation and role within SGA? I believe there are two reasons.
JACK KNEW HIS ROLE WITHIN THIS WORLD
And, he knew what was at stake.
What I am about to say will sound exclusive and subsequently offensive, but the fact is that the Gospel is specific to believers. We are all God’s creation, but we are not all God’s children. God’s children have been chosen from this world. Jesus said it Himself in John 15:18-19:
The Bible also confirms that we are set apart by describing the wisdom and discernment given only to those who follow Christ (Romans 1:28, Romans 12:2, Proverbs 1:7, Philippians 1:9-10). In 1 Corinthians 2:6, Paul says:
Based on these two passages of Scripture, we as believers are set apart from the world; we are called to be different. We will have views and reasoning for our worldview that those separated from God cannot understand. One of those views is that we acknowledge that anything God has called “sin” is evil. This includes our own sin. All sexual sin is evil. The homosexual lifestyle and any sexual deed outside of God’s intended view of marriage is evil, including premarital, heterosexual sex, and pornography. Abortion is evil, as the Ten Commandments tell us that we shall not murder. Jack is correct in using the term evil in this context. In Ephesians 5:11, Paul says that we are to “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” That’s exactly what Jack has done, and what we should all strive to do. Expose the evil. Call sin what it is.
We as Christians can acknowledge these things as evil and hold these beliefs while simultaneously realizing that we live in a fallen, broken world where not all will accept this message. Therein lies the disconnect between Jack and the SGA members who removed him: Just because we as Christians hold a worldview that believes certain acts are sinful does not mean that we are against the people who commit those sins. We sin, too. We all need a Savior.
Christians are not homophobic nor transphobic for holding a traditional view of marriage. We are not racist for refusing to support BLM. We are not bigoted for believing in the Bible and its teachings. We do not want to remove anyone from the role in which they find themselves.
We are more tolerant than the Left. We are not a threat. The only ones being intolerant and threatening in any way are the SGA members who ousted Jack from this position.
Later on in those screenshots from Jack’s conversation lie the message we should not miss:
That is powerful. May we all feel that same conviction for our brother and sister in Christ to speak bold truth to everyone around us!
JACK IS NOT ALONE IN THIS ATTEMPTED CANCELLATION
I feel particularly passionate about this situation for a few reasons. Similar to Jack, since starting the pursuit of my PhD at the University of Kansas (KU), I have repeatedly been accused of being racist, homophobic, and transphobic by some of my fellow graduate students simply because of my religious and political ideology. These accusations have come mostly in the form of social media interaction, but, this summer, the accusations made their way into my work environment at KU as well. It escalated to the point where it was difficult for me to go to campus; I considered dropping out of the program on more than one occasion over the past few months.
You may be thinking, “Kansas is one of the reddest states in the country, and chemistry courses don’t naturally lend themselves to spontaneous political banter like other subjects… so it can’t really be as bad as she is claiming it is.” In response to that thought, I would say the following: It really is that bad for a conservative Christian, regardless of the department or role in which we as students find ourselves.
Just ask the members of the KU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) whose meeting on campus in 2016 was interrupted by a screaming progressive mob demanding that the “white supremacist” conservatives leave the school. You could ask those same YAF members who, just a few months later in 2017 following President Trump’s inauguration, found flyers posted around campus conflating the slogan “Make America Great Again” with “coded racist language.” In this situation, KU refused to deny that the flyers were produced by its School of Social Welfare.
These incidents of fostering and nurturing liberal intolerance are not isolated to KU, of course. All college campuses in this nation are full-fledged liberal indoctrination centers at this point in time, and it is important that those of us who do not subscribe to liberal or worldly ideology be fully aware of this reality. Just ask Jack Denton.
WHAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS?
Jack is fighting a now-national battle at the moment on behalf of ALL Christians on the college campus to set a precedent against ousting college students from elected positions within the university on behalf of religious expression. We should all be encouraged and emboldened by his willingness to risk it all. We must all acknowledge that we are the counterculture. We must be prepared ahead of time, or we will be destroyed by those who seek to cancel us.
If you are unaware of the situation into which you are walking before you step foot on that campus, you will be overtaken. Many conservative and/or Christian students who were prepared beforehand have stood boldly for their convictions and have, in turn, faced similar persecution or attempted cancellations.
None of this is to say that we as Christians on the college campus should elevate Jack to any sort of pedestal. We exalt Jesus alone, and we acknowledge that Jack is a sinner just like the rest of us. Nonetheless, he has set a great example through his words and actions for those of us facing persecution on campus for our faith and ideology.
Likewise, I acknowledge that our battle as Christians is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12). We as Christians must acknowledge that Jack’s refusal to be bullied out of his faith-based convictions by those who are of the world is a real life application of a battle “against the cosmic powers over this present darkness” that is wreaking havoc on our culture.
We cannot let our disdain of politics or our lethargic “we win in the end” mentality as Christians keep us from seeing this situation for what it really is. If we are unable to support him and pray for him in this fight for biblical truth, then why are we Christians? Keep going, Jack. You are inspiring thousands and leading a revolution on the college campus.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE CANCELLED
To the college student who is conservative and/or Christian, Jack Denton and I are unapologetically and boldly here to tell you that you do not have to be canceled.
You do not have to give in to the mob.
You do not have to bend the knee to anyone.
You do not have to be a doormat or a punching bag for anyone.
You do not have to be bullied into silence.
You do not have to be forced out of a position in which you have every right to be on your campus.
We all must refuse this intolerant removal of ourselves and our ideas from the college campus.
Our voice and our ideals matter. They are important, they are not dangerous, they are not threatening, and they are not marginalizing.
If we lose our status, our job, our friends, our position, our relationships, our comfort, our money, our health, or any worldly possession in order to glorify the name of Jesus Christ, may we consider none of it a loss. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Continue to press on and stand firm.
THE NINE-FLAVORED FRUIT DEVOTIONAL SERIES
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)
When God has free reign in our lives as children of His, it is then that His Spirit will produce characteristics in our lives that are supernatural in origin. If we have begun our relationship with God on the basis of faith in His Son, Jesus, why would we think that resorting to human effort would result in Christ-likeness?! What Paul told the Believers in Galatia is applicable to us today. If we first walk in the sphere and the power of the Spirit, we will not succumb to those things that call us to walk away from Christ. It is then that He Himself produces in us the Fruit of the Spirit...the very characteristics of God! The nine ‘flavors,’ or characteristics of this fruit include the ‘flavor’ Patience.
“Hurry up and wait!” “Watch pot, never boil.” “Slow and steady wins the race.” “Lord, I want patience, and I want it NOW!” Do you have a favorite saying about “Patience” that you love to hate?! Has the microwave oven become too slow in heating your coffee? Does it take too long to get connected to the Internet? Does that red light seem to love making you wait longer than anyone else?! To measure our understanding of, commitment to and whether Spirit-produced Patience is present in our lives, let’s look at it in “3-D”!
1st “D” - DELAY
One burglar that would love to rob us of the ability to display Patience is “Delay.” Whether it is picking the wrong checkout lane at the grocery store, or at a red light, even when we change lanes to be more efficient, our timing and schedule is compromised. It is right after you change lanes the man pulls out his checkbook, which you haven’t seen in forever. Or in traffic, the driver who didn’t see the light turned green because she is on her phone texting. It is easy in either case to almost lose it! When this translates into more important life issues, then the grace we have received so freely from God becomes scarce. We can get a glimpse of how self-centered we really are. Showing patience to others, especially when they don’t deserve it, would display a godliness that is all too rare in these hypersonic times!
2nd “D” - DISAPPOINTMENT
Patience is often AWOL when life doesn’t turn out the way we expect. God’s ‘Waiting Room’ is not a very fun place to be, especially for an extended period of time. But remember, your disappointment is second to God’s appointment with you; He has never been late for an appointment. He is always on time!
3rd “D” - DOUBT
When waiting, Doubt can make patience evaporate. Doubt really is the notion that we know better than God. The strength of waiting patiently, either for practical or spiritual needs, comes from seeing the faithfulness of God displayed, over and over. It is that, not only is He able, but He is eager to show up on our behalf. Sometimes we are myopic, or short sighted, and do not see that God is much more interested in changing us to become more like His Son than getting us from point A to B. The ability to wait with godly patience comes from believing that accomplishing my goals is not as important as my transformation into the image of Christ! What are you waiting for? Do you trust the Lord to accomplish His purposes in His time? Remember, it is worth the wait!
“Love is patient…” 1 Corinthians 13:4a
“Father, help me to be more eager for you to change me, than for you to change my circumstances. You have been so patient with me when I have chosen to wander, help me to show your patience to others, when my arrogance, disappointment and doubt would rob me of that blessing. Thank you for making me wait, but thank you for never being late! In the name of the One who is coming soon! Amen”
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