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For Those Who Feel Angry and Afraid Following the Election of 2016


Open hand raised, Stop Hating sign painted, multi purpose concepPresident-elect Trump has said that it’s “Time for us to come together as one united people.” President Obama agrees. So does Hillary Clinton. You can see their videos at my author Facebook page.

America has elected a new President, and given him a united House of Representatives, and Senate.

This is Democracy at its best in a Democratic republic. We survived President Obama’s reign and, while continuing to pray for him, we worked hard to prepare for the 2016 election.

By the results of this historic 2016 election, a great portion of America has said:

  • “No” to corruption
  • “No” to the the entrenched “powers that be” on both sides of the aisle
  • “No” to politically correct buzzwords and clichés that have categorized and defamed fellow citizens who disagreed with the liberal agenda and its extreme positions
  • “No” to involuntarily disarming our citizens and quashing the 2nd Amendment
  • “No” to illegal immigration at the expense of Veterans and our own poor people
  • “No” to the violence and horror of ISIS and Apocalyptic Islamic terror worldwide
  • “No” to circumventing the American Constitution and the Legislative branch of government
  • “No” to radical socialism/communism–we are not going to be another Europe
  • “No” to the attack on the freedom of biblical religions
  • “No” to lawlessness, violence, and looting in the streets of America
  • “No” to the disrespect toward the rule of law
  • “No” to a continued erosion of our military readiness in light of increasing threats worldwide
  • “No” to apologizing around the world for our great nation
  • “No” to faulty and deeply flawed treaties and trade agreements
  • “No” to the irresponsible spending that places the burden of our national debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren
  • “No” to the weight of governmental bureaucracy and bloated Federal offices
  • “No” to increased regulations that drive small businesses out of existence
  • “No” to the erosion of free speech
  • “No” to the unwillingness of politicians unwilling to cooperate in order to make America excellent for ALL its citizens

Shortly after the election, one of our young adult relatives wrote a scathing post on FB toward those who did not vote as she did. When my wife gave her a gentle admonition to not allow politics to instill in her bitterness, or resentment, our relative tore into my wife with disrespectful vitriol. It felt to my wife as though she had been slapped in the face.

This young adult was not brought up to treat family members that way–or anyone for that matter. I’d be surprised to find out that the adults around her modeled disrespect for elders or anger and hatred toward those with whom we disagree. Yet her own political agenda meant more to her than hurting or accusing her family member in a mean-spirited response. We can only hope that her heart will soften as she matures. I’m hoping that this was just a bad moment for her and not her typical way of treating people with whom she does not see eye to eye.

For those of you who are angry and afraid, we hope that your maturity and your love for this nation will overcome your anger and disappointment at the results of this hard-fought election and that you will help to tone down the shaming, name-calling, hatred, bullying and fear-factor. Political beliefs should not triumph over love of friends and family. I mistrust any worldview that treats people with hatred and anger, or that devalues or objectifies its opponents.

We can agree to disagree amiably yet still value and respect one another. As Hillary Clinton and President Obama have said in post-election speeches: Support the new President-elect. Give him and his team an opportunity to fulfill the office that the nation has elected him to.

Listen to Trump’s acceptance speech and help him to fulfill it for ALL Americans:

https://youtu.be/-smetnW-k28

As one who voted for Trump-Pence, I am celebrating America’s victory, but not your defeat. All gloating is birthed and nurtured in an evil disposition.

May God Bless you  . . . and the United States of America

QUESTION: Honestly, how would you have hoped that Trump supporters would respond if Hillary had won the election?

©2016, David C Alves (davidcalves.com)

Stripping Chioce, Truth, and Free Speech from Young People in Virginia as Homosexuals Advocate Bullying


Freedom of speech conceptOp Ed

As a group of people, Gays have experienced the horrors and terror of being bullied. Yet . . . a law being newly proposed in Virginia by Patrick Hope (D–Arlington) would tear “choice,” truth, and free-speech away from young people and care givers. Under this proposed law, the state would clamp a hand over the mouths of minors. They would be forbidden to speak to caring adults regarding their questions or confusion regarding homosexual tendencies or behaviors. Doctors, Nurses, Family counselors, School counselors, caring professions, and faith communities will be silenced along with the minors with regard to helping young Virginians understand the options from which they can choose when they experience confusion about their same-sex desires.

I’ve always sought to know the truth. Most adults of my generation used to encourage truth. However, the truth is that we live in a society that has taught two or three generations that truth is relative. We were taught to know the difference between good and evil. Now we’re taught that evil is good, and good is evil. Forces of evil have so influenced the masses that they have many willing adherents to their whitewashing of sin and their war against what is good and right in God’s eyes.

The unrighteous masses teach:

There is no black or white, only grey. Your shade of grey will be different than someone else’s shade. Accept and love yourself. Hang on to your shade of grey because that’s your truth. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Gay advocates have made the most of relativism for their cause. So have abortionists. Simply rename or invent a euphemism and your evil is transformed into our good. 

The proposed Virginia law is such an evil masquerading as good. It intends to squash a young person’s right to his or her own truth–that something’s amiss in their mixed heterosexual/homosexual behaviors and desires. As I understand this law, it would prohibit any adult in professional services from counseling a minor regarding homosexual confusion or “conversion therapy.” [“conversion” from homosexual confusion to heterosexual normality, not from sinner destined for destruction to follower of Jesus cleansed from all sin and empowered to walk a holy life]

Gender confusion is a normal human experience. And if people were honest, we know that many people have experienced it at some point in their lives–especially in adolescence. Those of us who have come through that confusion and were able to express it to a non-judgmental, caring adult, were able to place those normal, adolescent desires in proper perspective. As we matured, we learned to live healthy, normal heterosexual lives. For several decades, male and female homosexuals have sought to normalize their choices. In doing so, they want to shove them down the throats of others who don’t agree to their version of “truth.” Wait a minute! Isn’t this what they accuse Christians of doing? That’s another topic for another time.

Forcing others to accept your worldview, your truth, is BULLYING! Marginalizing and mocking those who don’t agree with homosexuals is precisely what they have fought against. The abused have become the abusers.

Bullying and bigotry of every sort should be anathema to us as Americans, yet those are the tactics of the gay rights advocates. Everyone MUST accept their choice and lifestyle. And though I respect and grant the right for a homosexual to make that choice for him or herself, I do not have to embrace that choice. However, I expect every American’s rights to free speech and free choices–that do not harm the community–to be respected and safeguarded.

The APA (American Psychological Association) has historically considered homosexuality as abnormal behavior. They considered it mentally unhealthy. Yet, it has worked recently to revise their historic position under the pressure of anti-heterosexual, gay forces. What changed? Someone has sold them (and the practicing homosexuals) the lie that tries to convince them this is how you were made. It’s a genetic thing. It’s in your DNA. Go with it. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself.

In a recent newsletter from a trends research group, the author said this:

Western society has gotten used to believing that same-sex attraction is genetic and innate, and that’s the end of it. People are told they were born gay, just as though they were born left-handed or freckled. That’s not what the science says. The APA has worked to remove the stigma associated with homosexuality, but it still states that a variety of factors are involved. The APA website states, “[N]o findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles.”

Yet, people with same-sex attraction are told repeatedly (and simplistically), “You were born that way. Learn to love yourself. Embrace it.” The gay and lesbian lobby seeks to silence ther options, to tear away our right to know the truth.

Isn’t it amazing that the proponents of a law to keep minors from the truth, are themselves willing to shut down free-speech, eliminate “choice,” (the choice of the young person who wants guidance and help), and FORCE (bully) young people to accept a worldview that is already causing them significant stress and anxiety and is forbidden by God. The law as proposed and its proponents advocate a disguised form of child-abuse. Amazing! Since God himself has pronounced judgment on the roots of homosexuality and the practice itself, how do they think they can hide this from young people. Young people have a right to know what their Creator says about not only the source of homosexuality, but its inevitable results–which by the way are eternal unless this abnormal, and sinful behavior is turned from and renounced.

What do YOU think?

Here’s what God says, by the Holy Spirit about gay and lesbian behaviors and lifestyles:

   “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,” (1 Corinthians 6:9, LEB)

According to the Word of God, practicing homosexuals (both active and passive) and those encouraging homosexuality will be shut out of the kingdom. And again, of the downward spiral that leads to homosexuality. Pay particular attention to what the Holy Spirit says about their MINDS:

   “Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, that their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for eternity. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature, and likewise also the males, abandoning the natural relations with the female, were inflamed in their desire toward one another, males with males committing the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the penalty that was necessary for their error.” (Romans 1:22–27, LEB)

If I were counseling a young person on a law that would silence them in seeking help from adult caregivers, I would counsel them to fight such a law. If it is passed, submit to the state in areas where the state does not cause you to sin. However, if the state proposes anything in that law which opposes what God has already commanded in His revealed will, YOU MUST RESPECTFULLY ACT FOR GOD AGAINST THE STATE. When the state no longer allows free speech or protects all the people, no matter what their age (including life in the womb), they are apostate and have abandoned their God-given right to rule.

Anyone who disagrees with God–including the state–is not in touch with Reality and is to be respectfully ignored on that point:

  . . .  “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:28–29, ESV)

QUESTION: What are your thoughts?

WORD FROM THE AUTHOR ABOUT MOTIVES: I write this as a Witness of the Compassion and Rule of the Kingdom of the living God. I speak here of the God of Israel and the Church–Yahweh–and His Son–the Messiah–Jesus the Christ. I do NOT write to please men and women or tickle their ears with things that appeal to them. I share my opinions based upon my understanding of what God has revealed to ALL in His Truth. My motive is singularly God’s love; it constrains me to be a voice crying in the wilderness. I desire that none should be lost. I plead for people to turn from unreality– from the Matrix-life–to God. Embrace His “Good News” that all your sin and sickness has been taken away by Christ, for everyone who believes. Escape this culture’s values and immorality while you still can, before the GREAT DECEPTION comes upon the world just prior to Christ’s Return.

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