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Mr. President, Please Act

The New York Post posted a call for the President to get tough on gun violence in the wake of the #FloridaShooting.  I pray he will take heed.

 

https://nypost.com/2018/02/15/mr-president-its-time-to-do-something-about-guns/

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#ParklandStrong

My heart is with those who have lost loved ones in the #FloridaShooting.  I hereby give you these words from the Rev. Rod Bower, rector at the Anglican Parish of Gosford in Australia’s Central Coast – words the #POTUS and the #USCongress  – and the #NRA – will do well to heed:

“A culture that loves guns more than children has no future other than corruption, decline and death.” 

Click below for the rest of the Rev. Bower’s views:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/02/16/when-will-they-love-their-kids-more-than-their-guns-an-australian-priest-asks-americans/?utm_term=.e2509eb35823

 

 

Maternity Hope

#Mothers don’t have to die in #childbirth.  California’s #CMQCC is showing how to prevent mothers who give birth from dying.

 

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/6/29/15830970/women-health-care-maternal-mortality-rate

The Wrong Pineapples

Pineapples are good to eat… except for these #pineapples.  They were #seized because they were filled with #cocaine.  You have to see how the smugglers managed to get the cocaine into the fruit.  #Portugal’s and #Spain’s police don’t play.

 

Also seized: 2 hydraulic presses, 3 packaging machines and nearly $500,000 in cash.

 

https://nypost.com/video/pineapple-cocaine-ring-busted-by-police/

A Skeptic’s Observations

Sooo… what happens now?

 

I know we should consider ourselves the #StuffOfGodsDream, but consider…

 

Our hard-earned rights are dripping down the drain..

The DREAMers are anxiously waiting to see if they’ll be deported..

We are facing the end of a clean environment and expanded quality health care for all…

Some businesses are too uncaring to pay their workers a living wage.

 

Our tax refunds will be smaller

because the GOP has decided to give a huge break to the corporations…

What are we to do?

 

Should we continue to protest and vote

hoping things will change then?…

 

Or is a military takeover the only answer now!?

 

#poetry #currentevents #us

Put Your Faith In the Nonconformist

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.  The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific and religious freedom have always been nonconformists.  In any cause that concerns the progress of mankind, put your faith in the nonconformist!

 

Martin Luther King Jr.,  Strength to Love (1963)

 

#mlkjr #MLKDay

The Work of Christmas

On this day, when we celebrate the birth of the Light of the world, I offer you the link to a poem by Howard Thurman about how we are to bring the spirit of Christmas into our everyday lives.  The second link is to the poem performed as a song as part of the Capitol University Choral Series; the music is by Dan Forrest.

Merry Christmas.

 

https://www.uua.org/worship/words/affirmation/now-work-christmas-begins

 

 

 

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