Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Discussion on parallels with Civil Rights Movement

Restoring Honor Rally- Dr. Alveda King

GB: "This is it."

In beginning his address at his Restoring Honor rally, Beck quoted the Gettysburg Address, saying that this particular line was running though his head all day: Little will note nor long remember what was said here today.

Instead Beck stressed that it was what was done that mattered. He argued later that what was done was that a fire was started that would continue to burn in our national life.

I think he is right. This national awakening that I think really has begun is about turning to God and turning away from sins, specific and very relevant sins like hating one's political opposition. To me this is the legitimate path of repentance for America. To me it's repentance in the Biblical sense.

In my understanding, repentance as a rule is sloppy and theologically confused. That's what it is because a sinner is always confused. Instead of being a step in conversion (as if it was not really for all men but only those that are in the process of converting) repentance is a desperate lurch toward God. The point of repentance is the about face from sin and the resurgence of hope for God and God's refreshing ways.

So while some of the Christian leaders who Beck contacted for support have qualms about being led by a Mormon, and while I'm the first person to have qualms about wobbly theology, repentance is different from the rest of the gospel. It can be a little wobbly on theology as long as the truth is loved and the person repenting is fully devoted to continuing to seek the truth. The person repenting may not even be familiar with the term repentance.

The ultimate biblical example of a repentant person is the prodigal son. And he was confused and had to be corrected by his father. He was a son eager to be a servant. But his father instead wanted to rejoice in his son's son-ship.

In the same way, repentance facilitates coming fully to Jesus Christ. My prayer is that those at the mall would follow in the steps of the prodigal and come to the Father's loving embrace and receive the full blessing of becoming his regenerate children.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zo calls Black Conservative Press Conference a "bitter pill" for journalists covering event

The day after the Tea Party Express hosted a Black Conservative Press Conference at the National Press Club Offices in DC, Alfonzo Rachel spoke to Breitbart talk radio and said that the Presser started at about 9:30am and lasted until about noon. He said that the room was filled with journalists from various outlets, most of whom stayed for the duration of the Tea Party Express Event.  Zo also made the point that the groundwork has to be laid now that opposition to Obama is policy driven. 

Video on the Press Conference:

CNN Montage

Lloyd Marcus Website

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

National Black Conservative Press Conference

Graham shamelessly defends his Kagan yes vote and the amount of wine had with dinner

Press Conference: Attack on Conservative Black Leaders

Cooper apologizes for not challenging Sherrod's racism accusation

Cedra Crenshaw at Independence Rally July 3rd

Romer has not really been acting as Chief Economic Advisor

From National Journal blog:

Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans.
Romer, an economics professor at the University of California (Berkeley) before taking the key admin post, did not respond to repeated calls to her office.
"She has been frustrated," a source with insight into the WH economics team said. "She doesn't feel that she has a direct line to the president. She would be giving different advice than Larry Summers [director of the National Economic Council], who does have a direct line to the president."
"She is ostensibly the chief economic adviser, but she doesn't seem to be playing that role," the source said.
 Romer and her husband recently conducted research and found that, "tax increases are highly contractionary" and that, "tax cuts have very large and persistent positive output effects."  (American Economic Review)