Posts made in April, 2018

Responsibility of Christians?

»Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Every once in awhile, I’ll say at a membership meeting that the church shares responsibility — good or bad — for the condition of our nation. While I certainly won’t criticize today’s pastors for concentrating on the noble command of the Great Commission, they’ve forgotten that most early American pastors were members of the Black Robe Regiment. They’ve forgotten the example that their predecessors set when they did not shrink from preaching against an oppressive ruler. They’ve forgotten that pastors used the pulpit to hold their representative’s feet to the fire. Most pastors today have bought into the lie that religion and politics don’t mix. While they seperate themselves from politics, our spiritual...

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Remember this in August

»Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Everyone in the conservative movement and nearly all thinking republicans know that Bob Corker is a democrat who ran on the republican ticket. He knew that to get elected, he had to masquerade as a conservative if he wanted any hope of winning an election bid in a red state. He also knew that to be reelected, he needed a substantial number of crossover votes (meaning, he counted on a certain percentage of democrats voting for him in the primary.). He knows that this is an off-year election, and turnout is expected to be low. He also knows that democrats are consistently more motivated than republicans when it comes to voting in an off-year election. And, he knows that Bredesen is well liked among democrats and many republicans as well. So, he’s counting on...

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FaceBook Dog & Pony Show?

»Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

I’ve been hearing a lot of comments the last couple days –rightly or not — about the need for the government to intervene and regulate Facebook because it’s a monopoly. The problem with that is twofold; 1) F.B. is a privately owned business that uses public airways to supply a service to the public. If you don’t like your private affairs shared, then either don’t post them online or find another social media outlet. There are other forms of social media the public has access to, and there’s no requirement to use F.B.. It’s the consumer’s choice to either continuing using F.B. or go to another media source. And besides, everyone of us have “signed” a user agreement that tells us our information can...

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Raid an Office?

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Announcements, Slideshow, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

So Trump’s atty’s offices were raided bright and early Monday morning. Since then, the political world has gone bananas. The faithful viewers of CNN are salivating at the prospects that the raid will lead to indictments against Trump, while the right is going ballistic at the apparent violation of lawyer-client privilege. I don’t think that either is accurate. Here’s what I’ve been able to glean from all the reports I’ve read. If there’s evidence that an atty is acting in an unethical manner, whether on behalf of his client or himself, his offices can be raided. An atty cannot skirt the law, abuse the judicial system, or conduct business in an illegal manner and hide behind the cloak of attorney / client privilege....

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