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THE RIDICULOUS, DANGEROUS NONSENSE OF “HATE CRIMES.”

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We should expunge “Hate crimes” from our vocabulary, and remove all “hate crimes” from our list of laws. “Hate crimes” should be outlawed!

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The designation “hate crime” is nonsense. You can’t measure hate. You can’t know the motives of people’s hearts. You may speculate or surmise but you cannot know. You can however judge people by their actions!

It is impossible to know with certainty the motives of anyone.

If we keep creating new “hate crimes” we will be able to arrest anyone for any action we feel is motivated by hate. What’s more, we may arrest anyone based on our suspicion they may possess hateful thoughts. “I have a strong suspicious that in your heart you are a racist, and religious bigot. Therefore, you should be arrested!” This kind of “justice” is found in communist and totalitarian antichrist nations.

All hate crimes should be obliterated from our law books. If not, prepare for the motives police to knock on your door. “Hate Crime” laws create a new type of prejudice.

If I don’t like broccoli, tattoos, someone’s sexual orientation, or the color they paint their living room I could be in danger of being charged with a hate crime. “You must hate farmers, tattoos artists , celibates, and interior designers. After all, your don’t care for what they do. Therefore, you are full of hate!”

 

One of the dominant, nonsensical presumptions is that people who hate should be punished more severely.

For example, if a murderer kills because he hates another for social, religious, philosophical, or racial reasons he should get a more severe punishment than the cold-blooded psychopath.

To get a lesser punishment we might plead, “I was not hateful. There was nothing personal. I simply killed them for their stuff. No premeditation, no animosity, I’m simply making a living.”

We cannot measure the quality or magnitude of anyone’s hate, therefore “hate crime” laws are nonsensical. What’s more, such laws lend themselves to suspicion, speculation, and false accusations, based curiously on novel prejudices. Communist China has perfected this type of justice. Suspicion is enough to have your arrested and worse. 

No person is capable of judging people’s motives, but we can judge actions and call people to account for breaking established laws.

 

There is One who will make judgements over our lives based on motives.

God knows every thought and intention. He searches our hearts and make true judgements of heart contents.

Let’s not pretend we know the motives of others. Rather, let’s be humble and vulnerable before our Lord as He scrutinizes each of our hearts.

“We speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thess 2:4

“You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts.“ Luke 16:15

 “The Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought.” 1 Chr 28:9

When we judge the motives of others we are in peril of mocking God, claiming His supernatural abilities to know the mysteries of hearts.  Let us properly judge based on people’s actions, based on their fruit. But for pity sake, please put an end to the dangerous folly of “hate crimes!”

Do you agree? Disagree? Want to dialogue?

This article by Louis DeBroux shares one type of abuse of “hate crime ” laws.

Steven C Johnson

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RE-MASCULATING BOYS: RESTORING STOLEN MANHOOD

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I was listening to The Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s outstanding performance of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. This has become a go-to song for inspiration. It stirs me deeply. Apparently, millions feel the same way.

Scrolling through the comments I read: “My neutered dog heard this and his testicles have grown back.” I laughed with tears for five minutes! It was good for the eyes.

I wonder, What it would take to grow back testicles on emasculated men?

 

 

It’s been said, “Our culture has taught young boys to be good little girls.” How many young men are wobbly about what it means to be a man? No wonder our sexual confusion. Boys are taught, “Men are rude and violent. You don’t want to be one of them! Men abuse women. You don’t want to be one of them. Men start wars. You don’t want to be a man.”

Some boys are neglected and become feral. They may become aimless and unrestrained, become abusive and violent, or cowering hermits. But the education many boys get today is almost worse than neglect.

 

 

Modern social innovators teach boys to be sensitive, to quench their rambunctious ways, to be passive, not damage the china or clang the tableware. In our pursuit of taming men, we have turned lions to sheep and eagles to chickens. In our taming the “savage beast” of manhood we have removed their fight for greater things, their courage to contend for a noble cause. And many seem proud of this accomplishment.

 

     

Who will teach boys to harness their masculine powers for good, rather than the bad and ugly? Boys need to be taught self-control, to play within the boundaries, and fight fair, but Lord have mercy on the ones who would steal away sport and sparring and rumble from hearts born to possess it!

 

 

May boys be raised again to have tough sinks and soft hearts. May boys harness their sanctified manhood to protect the vulnerable, to contend for the right and to pursue high-heaven ambitions! Boys should be inspired to yoke their masculine powers for The Good, The Glorious and The Magnificent!

 

 

Perhaps a listen to The Danish National Symphony Orchestracould help bring healing for young men robbed of manhood.

WHATCHA THINK??

Steven C Johnson

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CAROLYN GROGAN GRADUATES! HEAVEN IN ELATION!

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“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves,

so that when it is gone,

you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” Luke 16:9

Carolyn Grogan Graduating mana cum laude!

 

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Pam’s Mom, Carolyn, passed into eternity last night, 7/9/2020. It would be hard to find a Saint more eager and excited to be with her Lord. She is receiving a royal revelry! Carolyn is a woman who made many great investments. “Welcomed into eternal dwellings” rightly describes heaven’s scene!

I used to tease Carolyn over an agreement we had. “Carolyn, if you die before me I’ll come up with something nice to say about you. And if I die before you, you scratch your head and come up with something good about me.” She would laugh. So, I’m under obligation. But no head scratching necessary.

Carolyn loved to laugh! She would find any excuse to do so. Joy characterized her life as brightness characterizes the sun. Sometimes I thought she laughed too much, but I don’t think heaven was offended by her joy and the faith behind it.

Carolyn was an evangelist, a good-news-er! I recall times when we were together and she met a stranger. She would ask in various words, “Do you know my Lord Jesus?”

We wrote a book about our daughter’s resurrection but didn’t have much money to see it published. Carolyn volunteered to help with expenses. When I told her we did not know how the book would sell of if we would be able to repay her, her reply was, “I’ll take it in souls!”  I know for a fact that thousands came to Christ though that story and the TV and radio interviews which carried it around the world!

Carolyn pitched in strongly to make the prayer meetings go to new levels. Most of her prayer was early in the morning with marked up bibles, inspirational books, prayer lists and worship music in the background. She is famous in our family for praying her immediate and extended family members into The Kingdom.

Carolyn delighted in her children, grands and greats! She had many qualities which make for a great Mom and grandmother. Fun, adventure, and celebration, sewing, cooking canning, and more. I prize a beautiful thick, warm sweater which she made for her husband, Frank, which I inherited.

     A sweater Carolyn made

She was a God-send helping with our kids and concerns in Ellensburg and Goldendale, WA. She also enjoyed living with us in Sevierville, TN, and would adventure out on foot with her hat and stick to enjoy the beauty and see if there was a conversation to strike up.

As she aged the wrinkles always went upwards. The last leg of her race was a challenge as she struggled with memory loss. None-the-less her spirit always leaned toward the finish line where her Lord, standing at the tape, was cheering her across.

Many of us are jealous for her arrival and the joyful pomp and circumstance of reunion! May God bless each of us in our respective races, and give a special grace for strong kicks to our runs as we cross over!

Steven C Johnson

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JOINING THE VANDALS: AN INVITATION

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Those tearing down national statues are operating on a reliable principle. “Tear down the objects which inform people’s perspectives and values and you will overcome them.”

Proverbs 21:22 affirms the same principle.

“A wise man scales the city of the mighty

and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.”

Our heavenly commission includes destroying and vandalizing. Our assignment involves overthrowing lying, deluding teachings vomited up by demons. We do so with heaven-forged weapons discharged with Holy Spirit gunpowder!

The good news is that every form of prejudice is coming down! But first, God wills to use us to do it! We contend, “The truth will set you free” and “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!” Word powered by Spirit!

Christ is the head instigator of violence. He is roused as a mother bear robbed or her cubs. Lance Wallnau says, “God’s mercy is ferocious!” He is ferocious to rescue those robbed of their sanity, their freedom of mind, their courage and relationships. Jesus the “meek and mild” said,

“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s works.”

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

Gideon and his men destroying the altar of Baal.  Maerten van Heemskerck

It takes courage to follow Jesus’ violent lead and become destroyers and warriors tangling with demons. Gideon had to pull down things inside himself to muster the courage to pull down the idol of Baal.

Gideon was told by the angel of the LORD to destroy the altar of Baal and pull down the Asherah pole. The city had given place to Baal. To fail to worship Baal, or worse to offend him, could mean Baal’s wrath again the city and devastation to their families. (Judges 6:25-32)

Before Gideon could pull down the physical altar he had to pull down things in his own mind. If he pulled down the altar would God be able to protect him from the wrath of Baal? Would the people, terrified that Baal had been offended, want to kill him? Could he pull down the fear of Baal and the fear of man in his heart?  

Gideon took courage and did the inner work so he could do the external work! His inner heart-work and courageous action earned him a new name, “Jerubbaal” meaning, “Let Baal fight against him” implying Baal doesn’t have the stuff to take on Gideon.

WHICH OBJECTS SHOULD BE BROUGHT DOWN?

People pulled down Cristopher Columbus’ statue because they believe this continent should never have been discovered by Europeans. If in 1592 Winston had sail the ocean blue, or Patricia had sailed in 1692 to discover America it would be resented by someone, and their statues in time might come down. I wonder how many who brought down Columbus could give us an intelligent lecture on his life to justify his humiliation.

I’m sure that some statues should be torn down. For example, I don’t understand how we can have a statue of Stalin in Seattle. Yes, I know it is considered private art on private property but it is in full public view. The only “good” quality of that statue is that his hands are painted by citizen vandals, from time to time, blood red. Why have a statue of a man who killed 20 million of his own people in your back yard? I would think thousands of Russian Americans would demand its removal.

Anarchist destroy but have no plan afterwards. Their only aim is to destroy. Afterward they leave us in ruins. By the way, after the memorials are torn down, the history books containing their stories need to be destroyed, and then those who dare to preserve those histories. Our founding fathers reminded us that anarchy is always followed by despotism. Anarchy may kill its thousands, but the despotism which follows kills millions.

So spiritually what idols need to be toppled and demolished? It seems there is more demonic statuary among us than we can begin to despoil. Most of it is not in marble or bronze, but thoughts. Paul said,

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion

raised against the knowledge of God

and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Cor 10:4-6.

We may start with lying prejudices inspired by pride and fear. Let’s get our crowbars, ropes and sledge hammers to tear down and demolish every form of prejudice from our hearts. Let’s overthrow racism, sexism, ageism, and presumptive divisions based on supposed intelligence, wealth, pedigree, national origin, political affiliation and religion.

Our ministry does not stop at destroying. We destroy what injures others so we may build up and plant what brings life! Jeremiah was called to be a destroyer, then, a builder!

See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to

uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow,

to build and to plant.” Jer 1:10

HERE’S A QUESTION SEEKING YOUR RESPONSE

How do you as intercessor stand between our history and its lessons, and those who tear down historic values and perspectives?

May we repent from being social observers and commentators and become activist in both the prayer and social arenas. May we be so Heavenly minded that we become earthly good!

Your fellow intercessor,

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEntrprises.com

EXRA CREDIT QUESTIONS

Should children of slaves, sue the Democratic Party for reparations?

Should children of slaves repay the families of the 360,000 northern soldiers who died for their liberty?

 

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Hoodlums Versus Protesters: Making Distinctions

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“I think the lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Hamlet

A woman has been charged with starting 5 Police Cars in Seattle on fire. I helped buy those Police Cars so it’s rather irritating to have them destroyed. 

The picture of this woman reminds me of Proverbs 14:1. “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” America cannot be overcome by external enemies but she can commit suicide.

I wish the news were capable of making a distinction between legitimate protesters and lawless hoodlums. How difficult can it be to distinguish between them?

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INTERCESSORS EMBODIED ON AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT SCALE

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 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30

    

My stomach still gets queasy when I consider of it. Honestly, I’m moved to tears when I think back.

On September 1st, 2004 a group of Chechen rebels took over a Beslan school in Russia. It was the first day of school and many parents and relatives were there to celebrate the “First Bell”.

  
The Islamic militants held children, parents and teachers captive 
for 52 hours while Russian troops were outside. 
It ended in a conflagration of explosions and shooting.  

 

Of 1,100 hostages 334 people were killed, including 186 children. 700 were wounded. 31 of the 32 attackers also died.

  

I prayed strongly for the deliverance of those hostages 
while the siege was going on. I grieved for the brutality 
and the loss of those precious lives. 

 

During the siege I began to conceive of a whole new type of Christian Intercessor. I thought:

What if at the first note of the siege Christians around the world were rallied?

What if 1000 intercessors from 30 nations immediately boarded planes and flew to Russia to be on-location intercessors?

What if they took intercession to an altogether different level by standing between the school with its hostages, and the Russian soldiers?

I’ve been brewing the concept of a rapid deployment intercessory force for the past 16 years. Some would say:

That’s so unrealistic

It meddles with other nation’s internal affairs

It puts mobilized intercessors in mortal danger

It would be logistically too difficult

Who would be responsible if some of the intercessors never came home?

Yes, it would take a different breed of Christian to participate in such an intercession.

They would have to value others more highly than themselves. They would have to give up the luxuries of their own safety or comfort. They would have to put their lives on the line.

We pay soldiers, police and firemen to do dangerous things. There would be no pay for such intercessors, rather the expense of a plane ticket or all-night drive. Perhaps such people could not be found.

I’ve been gratified to learn of Saints from our congregation as well as others going to Capitol Hill in Seattle where there have been legitimate protests tainted by rioting. They have interceded and shown their light among sheep without a shepherd! It is a true blessing to see Saints in action, engaging for the sake of Christ and for those He loves!

Metro Seattle has a population of 4 million. What if 10% of them were Christians. What if 1% of the Christian’s really wanted to intercede for the welfare of their city, were willing to take up a different type of cross, and do it on location. Image four thousand Christians lifting their burning lamps, praying up a storm and sharing the earthshaking love of Christ in that setting!

I wonder what tragedies could be averted by embodied intercessors who would stand in the gap.

It’s been said, “Soldiers may run from the battle, but warriors run to it.” What do you think? Can we be intercessors – not just in our prayer closets but on the front line, person to person,  incarnating ourselves in the culture?

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

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