Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Gay Batwoman Character

Sunday morning.  I'm preparing to get ready to drive to Sunday morning church services.  The television is on in the background to the sounds of the morning news, weather and sports.  A commercial comes out and features an upcoming series about Batwoman.  I see that Batwoman is in the bed and appears to be kissing or hugging another woman.

This is the state of television in the year 2019.  We are constantly being bombarded with images of people in gay relationships as if this is the new normal.  We are told to accept these images as they are part of the new normal life for human beings.

But what they don't tell you that it was not the intent of our Creator, God for us to indulge in homosexual relations.  But mankind does what mankind wants to do.  It's always been this way since the days of Adam and Eve.  Even through God oversaw the  destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for the rebellious life of humans to include homosexuality, people have continued to do what they want to do.

I cringe when I see these advertisements featuring gay characters.  I shake my head when a story line for a TV series or even a movie feels the need to  promote the character as being gay.  These are the images we promote to our children as being normal behavior and Godly behavior?  There seems to be an inordinate number of TV series that cater to children that promotes gay relationships.  For those of us who believe in Christianity we know this is part of the behavior that will eventually lead to the Last Days of mankind on Earth.  All we can do is point to the bible and God's plan for how we are to live our lives on Earth.  It is clear that the homosexual lifestyle is not what God intended for us.

People need to reject the promotion of gay relationships.  These images  are promoting the plan of Satan to support anything that runs contrary to God's plan.  What's next, a story about a human having a sexual relationship with an animal?

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Something Is Wrong With This Picture!

Over a week ago I was watching the Saint Louis Cardinals playing Atlanta in the National League baseball playoffs.  The game was in Atlanta, Georgia.  The nickname of the Atlanta team is “Braves”.  One of the traditions the team has is that during a rally by the home team the stadium music plays what is supposedly some type of Native American war chant.  During this game the 30,000 plus fans take the Styrofoam hatchets/tomahawks they have either been given or purchased and raise and lower them in a stereotypical fashion they assume Native Americans did years ago.  I thought to myself, “there is something offensive about what they are doing.”  Some 200 plus years after the final decimation of the Native American culture, European Americans still are insensitive to other cultures.

So what kind of chant can minorities do to get European Americans to understand the pain that some of their rituals bring out in us?  Maybe we can name a professional sports team, the European American Land Grabbers?  Then during a rally the fans to the sounds of Joe Tex’s classic song, “I Gotcha” can pretend they are taking land from a Native American or a newly freed slave.  Or option 2 is to name the team the “EnSlavers” and during rallies pretend that they are raping the wife of one of the opposing team players.  Even better would be a professional team named the “Lynch Mob”.  During rallies fans could lift up nooses that were distributed to them as they entered the stadium and point them at the opposing team’s dugout!  

There really is no need for European Americans, or those of us taught to think like European Americans, to continue to give sports teams names that are related to Native Americans.  Why do we do so?  Only because we can and don’t really know the true history of Native Americans that would give us second thoughts to doing so.  One player on the Saint Louis Cardinals team did express his displeasure with the chant, music, and tomahawk antics of the fans as supported by the team.  Then the Atlanta Braves management reduced the antics some.  But, the chant will return and the team name will continue because the Atlanta team will use the rationale of “tradition” to continue the offensive antics.

Yes, there are other professional sports teams with names related to Native Americans.  Some schools over the years have done away with such names, but others continue the madness, only because they can.  So why do those in authority and who control the name of a sports team continue with the politically incorrect naming convention?  Only because they can.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

China, Daryl Morey, and the NBA

Daryl Morey.  Thank you for bringing into the light some of the hypocrisy that exist in the government and other institutions in the United States of America.  Instead of engaging in dialogue about the past transgressions and terrorism inflicted on Native Americans and African Americans in this country, Morey chose to point a righteous finger at social issues in China.  How did that work out for you Daryl?

 Why didn't you look within this country first and initiate a discussion about the history of lynching of black people in this country with no one brought to justice; the massacre of black people in Elaine, Arkansas in 1919; the burning down of a prosperous black neighborhood (black Wall Street) near Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921; the murder of 14 year old Emmit Till in Mississippi in 1955; and the other numerous atrocities committed against African Americans all under the banner of the American institution of racism.  And let's not even get into the American institution of slavery.  What do you think about that period in American history Daryl?  What about that discussion Daryl?

No.  Instead your mouth opens and you talk about social conditions in China??  Now look what you have done with the relationship the NBA had with China.  Your freedom of speech?  Excuse me Adam Silver, but it's more like the ignorance and insensitive nature of those who live a life of wealth and prestige.  Daryl, once you spend some time helping to improve conditions in poor areas and helping those who do not have what you have.....maybe then you can exercise your privileged "free speech".

But for the time being, in areas of social justice please keep your opinions to yourself.