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I am not praying for Donald Trump to succeed.

One of the messages I keep hearing people throw out to those who are against Donald Trump is that we should all come together and pray/root for his success. The thought process here is that if he fails, so does the country. Therefore, if he is successful, then our country will be too.

Lies.

All of it.

Donald Trump’s success directly equals failure for a lot of people. I mean, health insurance…do I really need to say more? That is literally a life and death situation for a lot of people. Yes. I desire for him to fail.

One of the first pieces of legislation put forth by this incompetent, egotistical, and screwed up administration is H.R. 193.

https://twitter.com/leahmcelrath/status/823241922437410818

https://twitter.com/leahmcelrath/status/823242276537241601

Do y’all understand how dangerous this is? Everybody hates us anyway. Donald Trump’s success with H.R. 193 will more than likely create a war between the United States of America and….everybody, basically.

More info, here:

 

Also, this sums it up as well:

Again, Donald Trump’s success means A LOT of people lose. I have said that this man is going to get us all killed, and I am not joking when I say that. He is a danger to the United States of America. He is a danger to ALL of us, globally.

I mean, y’alls lil president LITERALLY has a national hissy fit about tweets!

Also, the term “alternative facts” coming out of the White House should make you VERY nervous.

Now. Knowing God like I do, I know that He is a God who does God things. If we manage to make it though the next four years with our country still being somewhat of a country, it will be because the hand of God has ordained it to be so and has protected us from the evil and danger of Donald Trump and his administration.

I have NO hope and NO faith in Donald Trump. He has shown us where he stands. He is giving power to the white supremacist movement. This is what he has SHOWN us. Why people continue to have sit down talks with him (and say it was productive and he’s actually a cool guy…REALLY?), I will never understand. There is no point it sitting down and trying to talk to a man who has SHOWN you, over and over again, that he doesn’t care about you.

Some of you have tried to calm people like myself down with saying Donald Trump is more than likely going to get impeached. Um. You DO understand that means Pence would be president, huh? Have you read anything about this man? You DO understand that isn’t any better of a situation, right? That it’s probably worse?

Oh.

I am not praying for Donald Trump’s success. I hope he fails, and I hope he fails miserably.

{featured photo via Medium}

Meryl Streep Shaded Donald Trump At the Golden Globes and You NEED To Watch It

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While on stage making her acceptance speech, she decided to not speak on her career, but turned political instead.

 

Of course, y’alls president elect had something to say…via Twitter…

Just for fun, here is Donald Trump definitely and absolutely “not” mocking a reporter with a physical disability.

Whatever.

Listen. Meryl Streep read Donald Trump for FILTH, DUST, AND TERMITES without even saying his name.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me,” she said. “It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”

Yes. Ma’am.

I have nothing else to add.

You can click here to check out the full list of winners and nominees!

{Featured picture credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC}

My Issue With Kim Burrell’s Comments

The position of the church on homosexuality is clear.

Let’s go ahead and acknowledge that. This is not me trying to change or criticize that. However, my position is that the church CONTINUES to address homosexuality in harmful, hateful, and hindering ways. As such with Kim Burrell’s latest comments.

Mind you, her comments were made at her church in front of her congregation, the Love & Liberty Fellowship church in Houston, Texas. She has every right to say what she wants.

It’s still trash. And even more than that, she’s lying on God. Be careful, Sis.

For me, the most troubling part of her little speech is when she says anybody struggling with the spirit of homosexuality in 2017 is going to die.

Oh…really? So not pedophiles? What about liars? Adulterers? Is God killing fornicators too? Or is He JUST focused on those “struggling with the spirit of homosexuality?” Please let me know, you know, since the Lord is telling you who He’s coming for in 2017.

Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Kim Burrell continued to make herself look silly by going live on Facebook and saying she didn’t say what we all saw her say. LOL. Then she insulted her supporters, asking where are they because she’s never sold a million records nor has she won a Grammy. Oh Sis. Have a seat.

Of course other pastors and ministers have come out to say that people of God can’t be scared to call sin, sin. Listen. THAT is not the issue, here. The issue here is that Kim Burrell (and others) CONTINUE to focus on homosexuality in ways that, as I said before, aren’t helping ANYTHING.

Tell me, what good has come from telling folks they are going to die because of their sexual orientation? I heard one minister basically say his goal is that homosexuals don’t feel comfortable in his church. OH REALLY? Well if THAT’S the case, then EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. in your congregation should feel the SAME discomfort. If your goal is to address sin, then you shouldn’t have time to preach on anything other than sermon after sermon about sin and trying to get people to feel as uncomfortable as possible.

As I said before, the church’s position on homosexuality is clear. There is no need to debate that. At the same time, in MY opinion, the church is (strangely) obsessed with homosexuality and has done a poor job in handling the conversations. There has been NO progress (on THIS issue when it comes to the church). In fact, the way it has been handled has pushed people further away from the church. Some will say “oh well! If they don’t want to hear the truth then they can go!” I KNOW some pastors/ministers/whatever will have that mindset. And really?

By the way, Kim Burrell was supposed to go on Ellen to perform her song with Pharrell from “Hidden Figures.”

A photo posted by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on

So yeah. That’s done. Canceled. Kim Burrell is no longer appearing on Ellen.

Am I suggesting the church alter their position? Nope. I AM suggesting that the message be more loving and inclusive, and that leadership takes the time to LISTEN to the concerns about the message they are sending out and go on from there.

All in all, I’m thankful for three things:

  1. That God sent Jesus.
  2. That God doesn’t handle folks the way some “Christians” do. Cause grace and love are things. As is correction, but whew…GRACE. LOVE.
  3. That, at the end of the day, God has heaven and hell already taken care of.

Amen.