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    The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast
    January 6 Prisoners | 06.23.2022 #ProAmericaReport

    The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 40:30


    What You Need to Know about the January 6th prisoners. It seems like those who were arrested because of their involvement on Jan. 6th are being held not for what they did, but for who they are and what they believe. Let's contrast these prisoners with Antifa and BLM rioters. Those rioters were arrested because they destroyed vehicles, and businesses, and hurt others, but then were let go shortly after. The difference between these two groups is messaging. We have been told that those involved on January 6th, 2021 were insurrectionists. Are these guys political prisoners? Yes.  Cynthia Hughes, founder of Patriot Freedom Project, is working to help those who were wrongly punished for their involvement on January 6th. Cynthia's nephew, Timothy Hale, who is currently in the D.C. jail because of his involvement with January 6th, shares his experience and what life has been like in the last year and a half. Mickey Kaus, journalist, and author, on Twitter, shares that you should “Always Be Paranoid when it comes to amnesty”. Check out this article — Bush Center, Chamber of Commerce, Koch Network Unite to Lobby for Mass Immigration Expansion. Mickey explains that there is very little coverage on mass immigration. Check out his writings at KausFiles.com. What You Need to Do is check out American Greatness at AmGreatness.com. and be sure to read Julie Kelly's writings to get a better understanding of what's going on with January 6th.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kimmer Show
    S1E445: Kimmer Show 445

    Kimmer Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 123:07


    Kimmer Show # 445, Roe v. Wade overturned, Kimmers clean house, Getting snipped, Biden note cards, SCOTUS gun reversal, Freddie's back, Sports banter, DOJ loves Antifa, Sexiest songs of all time, Pete's tweets, and Bad texting theatre on today's Kimmer-cast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Todd Herman Show
    Pick a side: transgender ideology or God.  Episode 160 - Hour 1 Pick a Side

    The Todd Herman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 54:45


    THE THESIS: Transgender ideology is pure evil. I have said this for almost a decade. It took eight of those years for fellow conservatives to even risk discussing it. Now, we need any and all discipled Christians to call out the spirits and principalities conning humans into this, as we surround children being sucked into this vile attack with prayers for the Armor of God.  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Leviticus 20: 1-6 Punishment for Child Sacrifice 20 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. 3 I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. 4 And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, 5 then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech. Matthew 18: 6-11 Causing to Stumble 6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. The Parable of the Wandering Sheep 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. [11]  THE NEWS & COMMENT: [AUDIO] -  Here is what George Takai tweeted in support of this propaganda: “What a bright light you are, Kai.

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder
    2867 - Economists' Inflation Fears & Managing a Booming Economy w/ Mike Konczal

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 78:55


    Sam hosts Mike Konczal, director of macroeconomic analysis at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss his recent paper "Prices, Profits, and Power" that he co-authored with Niko Lusiani. Then, Sam is joined by Amane Badhasso, candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 4th District, to give an update from the campaign trail. First, Sam dives into the decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen which saw SCOTUS reject the constitutionality of limiting concealed carry permits to those with heightened need, looking at how this changes what the Second Amendment means, and the ahistorical perspective required to come to this decision. Next, he's joined by Mike Konczal who jumps right into defining inflation and situating the US economies capacity and supply coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, before he and Sam get into the material difference between demand-created inflation, and inflation caused by a lagging supply that has been crippled by a multi-year pandemic. Then, Konczal compares the state of US inflation with our peers in Europe, with our economy jumping out ahead of them towards the beginning of the pandemic as we had to fund the economic stabilizers they already had, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine shot the European economy right up to our level, and he and Sam look at the idea of wage-driven inflation (which is a dubious cause of our current moment), and assess the rampant corporate profits of the last two years and the price gauging and demand-based inflation that they are tied to. They wrap up the interview by diving into the paths the Fed is taking to combat inflation, with a focus on encouraging saving rather than spending, and Mike gives his own takes on what could help inflation without also hurting those already made most marginalized by inflation. Amane Badhasso then joins as she dives into her connection to Minnesota Congressional District 4 as a refugee finding a safe haven, and her desire to promote and expand a progressive and community-oriented platform, contrasting that with her opponent's deep ties to the Military-Industrial complex, before they conclude their discussion by touching on the relationship between US and Israel and what it means for her to take on mass human rights violations. And in the Fun Half: Sam is joined by Matt and Brandon as they dive into updates from the 1/6 hearing, as the Republicans, almost all of whom refused to serve on the committee, reject the lack of perspective as “cross-examination” in what is very much not a court case. Ted Cruz fears the Antifa riots that will break out after the Roe decision, and Veronica from Olympia dives deep into her personal experience with running as a Democrat in a state race that the left is very unlikely to win. They also walk through the biggest races in the upcoming midterms, admire Herschel Walker's initiative to grant statehood to DC and Puerto Rico, and dive into attacks against Lauren Boebert from the same conservative PAC that went after Madison Cawthorne. Brian from Flagstaff thinks the problem is that the Civil War never ended, plus, your calls and IMs!   Check out Mike's paper here: https://rooseveltinstitute.org/publications/prices-profits-and-power/   Check out Amane's campaign here: https://www.amaneforcongress.com/ Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Check out JustCoffee and get 25% off with the code MR25! https://justcoffee.coop/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Donate to Gregory for Oklahoma's Statehouse campaign here! https://gregoryforhd26.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

    The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast
    Carson v. Makin Victory | 06.21.2022 #ProAmericaReport

    The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 40:48


    What You Need to Know is about Carson v. Makin. This decision ruled that you cannot focus and discriminate against private schools — Supreme Court says Maine cannot bar religious schools from state tuition program. This has been a long time coming. This allows parents who receive taxpayer-funded tuition payments to use them at religious schools. This is more movement towards more religious liberty. More and more states must pass laws that allow parents to decide where their kids go to school.  Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books, shares a recent story — C-SPAN: Sen. Rand Paul Grills Dr. Fauci on Receiving Royalty Payments from NIH. Adam talks about third parties giving money to the NIH and how that money was used to pay Dr. Fauci and other doctors. This appears to be a conflict of interest and Dr. Fauci basically refuses to share any information on receiving these payments. Check out OpenTheBooks.com. Jack Posobiec, Senior Editor at Human Events, Veteran Navy intel officer, and author, talks about an offshoot group from Antifa called Jane's Revenge — WATCH: Posobiec on Jane's Revenge, an Emerging 'Movement' of Pro-Abortion 'Violent Radicals'. Jack explains that there are people trying to overturn our life and destabilize our country and this is being done by design. Be sure to check out Human Events Daily with Jack Posobiec.  What You Need to Do is remember the many people who made a difference in Pro-Life efforts including David Daleiden — Planned Parenthood Trashes David Daleiden After He Exposed It Again for Selling Aborted Baby Parts.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast
    Episode 193 – Commission of Dunces

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022


    obi wan kenobi has been arrested for treason against the empire

    Conversations With Coleman
    Can Musicians Think Freely? with Winston Marshall (S3 Ep.20)

    Conversations With Coleman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 62:39


    My guest today is Winston Marshall. Winston is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band "Mumford and Sons", in which he played lead guitar and banjo for 14 years. He left the band after writing a tweet that praised a book by Andy Ngo. As many of you may remember, Andy Ngo is a journalist that got beaten to a pulp by Antifa extremists. Winston wrote a pretty mild tweet approving of Andy Ngo's book on Antifa and as a result, was pressured to leave Mumford and Sons and he eventually did. He now has a podcast called "Marshall Matters" which this conversation will also be aired on, so you can go check that out.  In this episode, we discuss Winston's time with Mumford and Sons. We discuss the influence of Jordan Peterson on his thinking and even on his songwriting. We talk about cancel culture in particular with regards to the music industry in Hollywood. We talk about my position on reparations for slavery. We also talk about the differences between America and the UK and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Survival Preppers with Duff & Dale
    TBC042: Artificial Intelligence, The Supreme Court, & Antifa

    The Survival Preppers with Duff & Dale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 57:16


    In our Blabbercast Live Shows, we take a walk around the edges of prepping and discuss current events, random news, and anything that might affect us in the future. This show is less about what you need or how to prepare and more about why. More From TheSurvivalPreppers ✅ Help us beat the algorithm and […]

    Kingdom Faith Collection
    Who's With You? 21/ The God of Knowledge!

    Kingdom Faith Collection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 6:17


    Who's With You?Yes, I know some of you have multiple talents, gifting and talents. No, it doesn't matter where you live or what race you are or what time you were born. The only thing that matters is who's with you. Everyone can use good people around them to succeed, and who couldn't use someone who had access to many resources. Might I dare mention having people who can bankroll your dreams? When we look at the life of Apostle Paul we'll find that He depended on the voice of the Lord his God for direction and where to go and what to say. It mattered completely to Paul Who was with him. I capitalize the word Who because I am talking about God Almighty. In my life of ministry work it always came down to Who was with me for I had very little resources to do any of the work I've done. God has always made a way to see to it that His will was accomplished. This not just ministers but for all want to see God in their lives. You will far better to believe that God is, and that He is a rewarder to them that diligently seek Him. This series will focus on paying attention to that very detail, so please give this series your undivided attention. It will bless your life and the life of those around you to walk in the Favor and Grace of God.

    WilmsFront
    Ep. 165 The January 6 Resurrection Show

    WilmsFront

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 63:28


    US Congressional Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans have launched the January 6 Resurrection Show in the form of a House subcommittee. On this week's WilmsFront I'm joined by Nick Holt from the Independent News Network to dive deeper into this reboot released just before the mid-term elections. Nick lives in Queensland but has been focusing more on US political developments on his Substack and podcast. This is because Nick believes what occurs in the US will eventually filter down to Australia, he doesn't believe much has changed here with a new Prime Minister and Federal Government and our decline will continue as part of the wider decline of the West. The main aim of the January 6 House subcommittee is to disqualify Donald Trump from running for the Presidency in 2024. The US Primetime opening night was produced by former ABC News President James Goldston. Several lies were repeated such as that 5 Capitol police officers were killed during the occupation, only 1 Trump supporter was killed that day Ashli Babbitt. There are still Trump supporters who were in the Capitol that day who are still imprisoned without facing a trial. The US mid-term elections take place on Tuesday, November 8 with all 435 seats in the House of Representatives up for election, 35 seats in the Senate, and 36 gubernatorial elections. Polling suggests that Republicans will retake Congress. This is another reason why January 6 subcommittee is occurring now. Biden has begun referring to Trump's supporters in Congress and those running in November as Ultra MAGA. All this political theatre by Biden and the Democrats is to distract from the fact the cost of living for Americans is increasing with inflation out of control at 8.1% the highest rise since 1981. Gasoline prices have topped $5USD a gallon (3.7 liters) for the first time and interest rates have just gone up by 0.75%. Topping that off is a national shortage of baby formula and now tampons. The Democrat-controlled Congress has sent billions to Ukraine while Americans at home struggle. But the other reason why there is a backlash against the Democrats is because of their support for the indoctrination of school children with critical race theory, degenerate sexual education programs and pushing masks and other pandemic mandates. Left-wing terrorism has increased since the draft US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs Wade was leaked. A man was arrested outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh's private home planning to assassinate him. A pro-abortion terrorist group Jane's Revenge, has claimed credit for recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy support centers. Antifa and BLM violence of the past year went uncondemned by the Democrats and mainstream media. Email: me@timwilms.com Message: https://t.me/timwilms Wilms Front Links: Entropy: https://entropystream.live/app/wilmsfront Website: http://timwilms.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilmsfront Minds: https://www.minds.com/timwilms Gab: https://gab.com/timwilms Telegram: https://t.me/wilmsfront Parler: https://parler.com/profile/timwilms/ Support the Show: Membership: http://www.theunshackled.net/membership Donate: https://www.theunshackled.net/donate/ Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/TheUnshackled Other Unshackled Productions: Trad Tasman Talk: https://www.theunshackled.net/ttt/ Report From Tiger Mountain: http://reportfromtigermountain.com/ Other Unshackled Links: Website: https://www.theunshackled.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TUnshackled Twitter: https://twitter.com/Un_shackled Gab: https://gab.ai/theunshackled Telegram: https://t.me/theunshackled Minds: https://www.minds.com/The_Unshackled MeWe: https://mewe.com/p/theunshackled Music and Graphics by James Fox Higgins Voice Over by Morgan Munro See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Alarm
    Kolaps #74: Pavel Karous - Předváleční antifašističtí umělci patří k vítězům nad Hitlerem

    Alarm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 76:18


    Na Alarmu skončil posledním dílem unikátní audiovizuální pořad Antifacist Art mapující české, slovenské a československé antifašistické umění v první polovině 20. století. Videopořad umělce Pavla Karouse, filmaře Vladimíra Turnera a vizuálního tvůrce Ondřeje Vlka detailně ukazoval, jak čeští a slovenští umělci reagovali na rychlý vzestup krajně-pravicových ideologií v tehdejším Československu, ale i na celém evropském kontinentě. O cyklu Antifascist Art, vzestupu krajní pravice a vítězích a poražených minulosti jsme si v novém dílu podcastu Kolaps povídali s Pavlem Karousem. Podívejte se na pořad Antifascist Art zde: https://youtu.be/NIHNM9MknVU Podpořte vznik knižního Nakladatelství Alarm v naší crowdfundingové kampani: www.darujme.cz/projekt/1206304

    BCP UNFILTERED
    EP. 289 J6 TRUTHS: ANTIFA, PLAIN-CLOTHES FBI OPERATIVES AND THE MURDER OF ASHLI BABBITT +THE EFFORT TO STEAL 2024 AND KEEP TRUMP OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE

    BCP UNFILTERED

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 25:02


    [06.15.22] EPISODE 289, RUN TIME: 25:02 In this episode: Another state gives illegals driver's licenses, in time for them to register to vote and help steal the 2024 elections. Brit Hume and Fox news show their true colors: Support the establishment uniparty RINOS and get rid of Trump in 2024 over false allegations. Even after 18 months…the J6 Committee needs more time to doctor their videos. Kash Patel with Epoch Times: Let's have a REAL J6 investigation, including looking at FBI “informants” and plains clothes operatives Flashback clips: John Sullivan/Jayden X was an ANTIFA/BLM operative and the shooting of Ashli Babbitt Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani: ANTIFA and the truth behind the ASHLI BABBITT murder

    Law and Legitimacy
    LAL Live Rewind — Who Are The Proud Boys? + Dan Hull, Esq. (NPS May 4)

    Law and Legitimacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 47:05


    Norm is joined in this rewind version of LAL Live by esteemed D.C.-based lawyer, Dan Hull. This week, Norm entered an appearance on behalf of Dan Hull's client and J6 defendant, Joe Biggs, J6 defendant and member of the Proud Boys who on the eve of the J6 Commission hearings was charged through a superseding indictment with seditious conspiracy in connection with the events of January 6, 2021.  Norm asks Dan to shed light on the facets of the J6 prosecutions that are simply not making their way to the mainstream conversation, such as the nature of the Proud Boys, a profile on Joe Biggs, and what these prosecutions represent as we can best picture at this moment in American history.  What is a superseding indictment? Is the Proud Boys a white nationalist organization? What in the world were the members of the Proud Boys doing in D.C. on January 6th? And what of the disparity in treatment of the Proud Boys and Antifa in American media, politics, and our system of justice? We have hosted Dan Hull on LAL multiple times before. His courage is nothing short of admirable, but indeed in short supply. Listen to this episode. Consider the courage Dan has displayed and the immense sacrifices he has made in defending a member of the Damned Class, and why Norm would so risk the same reputational and social recoils in pursuit of justice for Joe Biggs.  Like, share, and subscribe! Norm is live every weekday on WICC 600AM/107.3FM from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. Stream Norm live at https://www.wicc600.com/. Follow @PattisPodcast on Twitter. 

    Kingdom Faith Collection
    Who's With You? 20/ The Lord God Our Shepherd!

    Kingdom Faith Collection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 7:45


    Who's With You?Yes, I know some of you have multiple talents, gifting and talents. No, it doesn't matter where you live or what race you are or what time you were born. The only thing that matters is who's with you. Everyone can use good people around them to succeed, and who couldn't use someone who had access to many resources. Might I dare mention having people who can bankroll your dreams? When we look at the life of Apostle Paul we'll find that He depended on the voice of the Lord his God for direction and where to go and what to say. It mattered completely to Paul Who was with him. I capitalize the word Who because I am talking about God Almighty. In my life of ministry work it always came down to Who was with me for I had very little resources to do any of the work I've done. God has always made a way to see to it that His will was accomplished. This not just ministers but for all want to see God in their lives. You will far better to believe that God is, and that He is a rewarder to them that diligently seek Him. This series will focus on paying attention to that very detail, so please give this series your undivided attention. It will bless your life and the life of those around you to walk in the Favor and Grace of God.

    The Dom Giordano Program
    Krasner Drops Charges Against 2 Violent Anti-Fa Members

    The Dom Giordano Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 42:00


    Full Hour | Today, Dom leads off the Dom Giordano Program by offering updates around the new push by Pennsylvania Republicans to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, telling of an email he received from a listener casting parts for a movie telling the story behind Krasner's reign. Then, Giordano reveals some more news from the District Attorney's office, revealing that the hyper-progressive lawmaker dropped charges against two violent Anti-Fa members who attacked and robbed two Marines. Then, Giordano updates some cases making their way through the Supreme Court, reading back a Sports Illustrated commentary about high school football coach Joe Kennedy who lost his job after holding prayer circles with his players. Then, Pennsylvania State Representative Martina White returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the motion set forth by her colleagues in the House to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. First, Giordano apologizes to White for laying into her approach in addressing Krasner, telling how he didn't know how the cogs were moving behind the scenes. Then, Giordano asks White why no Representatives signed on from the Philadelphia region, with White stressing the importance of the authorship coming from those with a legal background. Then, Giordano asks White why House Republicans have decided to proceed with this, with Martina stressing the importance of public safety and holding elected officials accountable when they refuse to do their job. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast
    Episode 192 – A Very Batman Episode

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022


    batmen? in this economy? give us a dollar to find out more patreon.com/caseyjonespod

    MG Show
    J6 Committee Says 2000 Mules Debunked; Struggles to Set the Narrative

    MG Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 117:00


    Fox defends position on not airing J6, DJT Truths on Bill Barr, Schiff claims Trump "incited," Barr testimony before the J6 Committee, Kash, Antifa riots, Cheney and more!

    The Todd Herman Show
    A Seattle Cop Just Quit. Now, She Tells Her Story. Exclusive interview with Megan Reynolds.  Episode 139 - Hour 2 A Seattle Cop Just Quit

    The Todd Herman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 48:42


    THE THESIS: Seattle is spiritually dead, most of its citizens hate God. Now, the body of Seattle is being murdered. THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Proverbs 6:31 31 Yet if [the thief] is caught, he must pay sevenfold,     though it costs him all the wealth of his house. Matthew 5:11-13 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. THE NEWS & COMMENT: Four teens arrested after gunfire erupts in Tacoma neighborhood Officers arrested a man Thursday morning in Capitol Hill after he stole a car with an infant in the back seat, rolled the car over in a collision, and then fled the scene: Burglar caught by Woodinville seven-year-old in family living room A man allegedly terrorized a Seattle school, grabbing two students according to the custodian, yet BLM-supporting Principal Ric Baileykaze refused to cooperate with police, according to the SPD."Principal R. Baileykaze... would not speak to me." -officer Resignation Letter (This resignation Letter was sent out to SPD Chief Adrian Diaz and CC'd to all SPD employees. Some words have been altered to avoid waking Facebook's pernicious nanny bots.) Chief Diaz and Whomever it May Concern: Recently I was advised that my employer, the Seattle Police Department was unable to find a reasonable accommodation for my religious exemption from the kØhѵiɗ ѵ@ɔɔinϵ mandate that took effect October 2021. For clarification, the reasonable accommodation I requested was that I be permitted to receive the ѵ@ɔɔinάɫiѳn upon such time that my daughter is weaned from breastfeeding. Such gall! After I was already informed in November that I would not be granted an accommodation, then a day later advised that was sent to me in error. It is clear despite the Department's responsibility to consider each request individually, in good faith, with care and diligence, there was never any intent to grant any accommodation to anyone. This was demonstrated time and again by the Department's actions and proven by notes we were never supposed to see that were attached to some of the documents. Over the many months of this “interactive process” I was contacted by SPD HR three times, including the once in error, and not from a lack of trying on my part. Several emails and inquiries from both myself and SPOG were ignored. There was no interaction, nor any process. The decision was predetermined. Any delays were merely for crafting the decision in the most liability-reducing manner possible. Any appeal on my part entertained merely to build a legally defensible façade that accommodations were actually being dutifully considered as required by federal law. From the outset requestors were expressly forbidden from making arguments with reason or science. Previous kØhѵiɗ infϵkshuns such as I had, given the superior protection imparted, were preemptively struck down as exemption from the mandate. The only possible explanation for this is that reason or science, aptly applied, could defeat the rationality of the mandate. This is the conduct of cowards. I no longer wish to serve such cowards. The brass at SPD and the officials within the city government regard themselves as the betters of their employees, superiority granted and confirmed by their positions. But these are positions not gained by merit or effort, but by nepotism and chicanery. Leaders aren't promoted for their leadership skills, but rather their fitness as sycophants. In reality they aren't fit to do the officers' laundry. In reality they are being propped up by the labors of their betters and they feel no shame using officers' bodies as ladder rungs to their next position. I had the honor and privilege to serve with true heroes. People who willingly stand between violence and innocence daily. People who as a routine matter of survival must wear body armor, drive cars with bullet-resistant panels, and carry bullet-resistant shields to calls for service. People who are routinely called to hold the most violent to account for their crimes and address situations no one else wants to, and would scarcely be able to, and are expected to perform with superhuman ability. They are not permitted basic human error, or fatigue, or feeling. They do this under the scrutinizing eyes of no less than six oversight entities who all desperately want nothing more than to find officers making mistakes but fail so miserably that they must go out of their way to suspend officers for using no-no words. City Hall has been operating under the illusion that those who stand between violence and innocence are unnecessary, exemplars of a racist system even. Now those officers I described are all but gone, and the innocent remain, will the violent magically disappear? Or, Or, facing little consequence, will they simply revel in their newfound access to victims? In spite of the wonderful people I worked with who routinely stuck their necks out for me, my career at SPD was punctuated with abuse at the hands of so called leaders. From being photographed while dressing in the locker room, to being chastised for using sick time when I suffered complications following a surgery and nearly died, to being denied a transfer for my choice of dress while off duty (I was described as a distraction whilst wearing fairly standard exercise clothes). Instead, I was forced to transfer elsewhere against my will. I was put in unsafe situations as a young undercover and railroaded by those running an operation because they didn't want to admit they had screwed up, so they lied, and they expected me to lie for them. I didn't. I was later again chastised for my hairstyle, a ponytail, also while off duty. Other (male and transgender) officers who were knowingly and flagrantly violating the grooming policy every day were given a pass. I was attacked and drug through the administrative mud for having a ponytail off duty because supervisors thought they could leverage it against me. And those who did so lied about their malicious disrespectful conduct. I was once accused of being unprofessional for mentioning to a colleague that I felt like a target was painted on my back. The accuser in this instance was another SPD employee who was actively monitoring my communications and activity, exactly as one might expect if a target was painted on my back. The entire episode was proof that there was indeed a target on my back. I was punished and ordered to officially acknowledge that I didn't feel this way, I refused. This is Orwellian thought police in action. I was stalked for years by another employee who used police systems to track me. Not only did the department do nothing about it, but they in fact also knowingly allowed this person to continue to stalk me with their systems for two years. I was told derisively and flippantly I should get an anti-harassment order by department admin, because they weren't going to do anything, and clearly doubted that I could or would. So I did. Even still, despite having a valid, legal, court-ordered anti-harassment order that I brought to the attention of the chain of command, the department did nothing and allowed this person to violate the order. During this ordeal OPA even fed my stalker confidential information about me. Legal counsel have told me that this conduct is certainly illegal, but simply not worth the cost of bringing suit because it didn't cost me any tangible monetary value. Every step of the way the SPD leadership lied. They lied naturally, repeatedly, and shamelessly to cover their own self-interests. They lied with the comforting knowledge that their subordinates would suffer for it in their stead. They don't care. They routinely issue orders to officers based on political expediency, not law or prudence, certainly not public safety. When questions inevitably arise about the poor decision making, they lie and profess they never made any such order, forcing the officers to take the blame. Some notable examples include orders to use blast balls and other crowd control devices during the summer of 2020 riots, and orders to allow Antifa to assault Back the Blue demonstrators at Green Lake Park. So pervasive is this incompetence and festering cowardice, no one seems to know who ordered the surrender of the East Precinct, nor the orders to stand idly while the resulting utopia project rapidly and predictably fell into chaos and cost lives. To be clear, they know exactly who made those orders, this is why they unlawfully deleted all their communication from this time. They're cowards. The total lack of competent leadership during this time will forever be a disgraceful blemish upon our history. The officers performed admirably, with no direction, no leadership, and no support. And at every chance the brass was afforded, they used the officers as so much fodder then tossed them aside when their utility waned. Seattle and Seattle PD are now the laughing stock of the world. Not one of SPD's brass were concerned about anything but self-aggrandizement, political optics, and liability control. Only how something looks, never how something is, and most certainly not public safety. Not one of them ever had any interest in my performance as a competent and effective police officer, nor were any of them ever concerned the least bit about my welfare. But my ponytail is a severe transgression. My off-duty clothing choices threatening to the cohesion of the entire department. My very thoughts and feelings considered a security threat. These are not isolated incidents. This is business as usual at SPD. SPD cultivates and even enforces an attitude of caution over reason, “de-escalation” over intervention, prioritizing “optics” over reality, how something appears rather than how it works, a wait-and-see approach that puts people at risk. This is ultimately just desperate justification for their own cowardice. Just as they order officers not to pursue armed robbers and would-be drive-by murderers who even fired on officers, these are exactly the sort of people who would order officers not to make entry into a school when a psychopath is actively murdering children. I pray that day never comes, but if it does, I truly hope the officers who remain have the courage to disregard such orders, but the officers who do are now few, and far between. Sometimes it seems SPD doesn't want courageous officers, but rather those who simply follow orders without question. The last day I wore the uniform of a Seattle Police Officer, when it was determined my presence was too great a risk due to not being ѵ@ɔɔin8ed, I was unceremoniously ordered to vacate by a man who was entrusted with the command of a police precinct and has numerous arrests for DUI and one for domestic violence, and clearly suffers from an inferiority complex. How appropriate. Since then, he has been arrested once more for DUI, and probably thinks no one knows. We all know. Also since then, SPD suffered the highest rates of kØhѵiɗ infection since the ҏ@ԯdԑӎic began. Very nearly every kØhѵiɗ infection at SPD happened after the mandate took full effect, meaning very nearly everyone at SPD who suffered a kØhѵiɗ infection, was fully ѵ@ɔɔin8ed against it. That makes for the crappiest ѵ@ɔɔinϵ ever. So crappy in fact that mandates have been rescinded all over the country. There is now established case law supporting iꝳꝳunity following infekshun can and perhaps should be accepted in lieu of requiring ѵ@ɔɔinάɫiѳn. Even Portland has rescinded their ѵ@ɔɔinϵ mandate. But not Seattle, never Seattle.  It's clear that this mandate is not about science, and certainly not public safety. As we all know Seattle leadership cares little if anything about public safety. This mandate was only ever about conforming to ideology. Well, I won't. I've therefore been on unpaid leave for eight months. And despite promising to receive the ѵ@ɔɔinϵ just after my child is no longer breastfeeding, which could be a matter of weeks, SPD sent me a new letter stating again that no accommodation was available, and my choices are either get ѵ@ɔɔin8ed now or resign. SPD also sent out letters dated May 9, 2022, advising those of us who have not been ѵ@ɔɔin8ed that our benefits will be getting terminated as of October 31, 2021. That is, retroactively. This strikes me as radically illegal. Not to mention unethical and childishly petty. And a contract violation. If there's one thing Seattle knows, it's that they can violate contracts with impunity because it will take years to find resolution. Despite all of Seattle's posturing and threatening they have yet to fire a single officer who was denied an exemption from the mandate. They simply placed everyone on unpaid leave. Just as with everything else they do, Seattle's leadership is so craven and risk averse they don't even have the minerals to stand by their policies and terminate the unѵ@ɔɔin8ed as they threatened nearly a year ago. They know it will be considerably liability-inducing. They know they did not follow the law in the denials. So instead, they try to make life as uncomfortable as possible for these people such that they, like me and so many before me, simply resign. With pride and dedication I served the people of Seattle for eight years. Everyday risking my life for theirs. Enduring repeat abuse and garbage leadership for the sake of doing right and being there for my colleagues. For eight years I was a good cop. But Seattle doesn't want good cops. I hope those leaders and competent supervisors at SPD don't take offense to this. If the manner I described SPD's leadership rings true for you and you're feeling inexplicably defensive, well, if the shoe fits, Cinderella. This is obviously not the case for every supervisor at SPD. I've had many great ones, they're unfortunately terribly outnumbered and hamstrung in their ability to do good. They face harsh scrutiny for protecting their officers and are often transferred to positions with few or no subordinates to care for, many have preceded me in leaving. Among the superior leaders at SPD one can count Chief Wilske, Chief Green, Lt Curtis, Lt Geoghegan, Lt Nguyen, Lt Aagard, Sgt Sauer, Sgt Hadley, Sgt Jones, Sgt Waltz, Sgt Janes, and Sgt Patterson. Some were demoted as a result of their devotion to public safety and their officers, and some are no longer with SPD. After serving alongside some of the most respectable, selfless, professional law enforcers and people of the utmost integrity, the conduct of the administrative staff and officials of the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department is nothing short of egregious dereliction, utter incompetence, and malicious persecution. The routine treatment of the officers at the hands of their supervisors is disgusting and appalling. Now the majority of those good officers are gone. Run out by systemic mistreatment and persecution. The people of Seattle suffer for it. That I as a veteran female officer, a Christian, breastfeeding mother, am being forced out by corrupt, indelibly arrogant, and chauvinistic administrators for the nature of my convictions, being stronger and ethically superior to their own, seems a fitting end to my career. I therefore tender my resignation, effective immediately. Ofc. M. Reynolds #7745 South Precinct Patrol See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timcast IRL
    Timcast IRL #549 - CNBC Warns Economic Crisis Is Coming, Gas Hits $5, Democrats Are Finished w/Andy Ngo

    Timcast IRL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 130:18


    Tim, Ian, Luke of WeAreChange, and Lydia host Andy Ngo and Libby Emmons to discuss the economy being in shambles with no light at the end of the tunnel, the DOJ's targeting of conservatives, the insane Postmates advertisement, Fox News airing a segment putting a favorable light on a trans teen, and the grand jury in San Diego indicting alleged Antifa members accused of brutal assaults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One More Thing With Solo Green
    S4, Ep. 95: Disparities Between the January 6 Riot and BLM/Antifa Riots

    One More Thing With Solo Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 33:45


    In this episode, I talk about how the different treatments between January 6 Riot and the BLM/Antifa Riots. I share how this discrepancy is another example of why the Left and Right can't and shouldn't unify. Sources: https://www.dailywire.com/news/naacp-demands-washington-commanders-jack-del-rio-be-fired-for-comments-about-january-6-george-floyd-riots https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/jan-6-committee-chairman-officers-lost-lives-capitol-riot https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/flashback-2020-six-months-of-antifa-blm-looting-rioting-and-chaos/ https://www.christianpost.com/voices/black-lives-matter-doesnt-care-about-black-lives.html --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/1morethingwsologreen/support

    The Scoot Show with Scoot
    J6 hearings blow right-wing "Antifa" myths out of the water

    The Scoot Show with Scoot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 34:25


    Scoot talks to WWL listeners about their reactions to the first night of televised hearings of the January 6th Select Committee

    The Kevin Jackson Show
    Ep. 22-230 - Firebombed

    The Kevin Jackson Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 38:40


    In this episode, pro-abortion terrorists firebombed a pro-life Christian pregnancy center. Fauci admits masks are about control. Allegations the Jan 6 committee is trying to bankrupt Navarro.

    Pat Gray Unleashed
    Stunning and Shocking? Jan. 6 Committee Meets | 6/10/22

    Pat Gray Unleashed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 95:12


    The Jan. 6 show hearing happened yesterday and was challenging to get through. One thing that was revealed, though, was that Antifa members actually changed into MAGA attire during the protest. Joe Biden had a hard time finding someone to speak to at the Ninth Summit of the Americas. He also talked about the "climate of investment" during a recent speech. Joy Behar turned racist when talking about guns. We have new animal videos that Pat actually decided to play! A vulture flies with a man and an orangutan picks up a guy from inside his cage. Speaking of apes, Jeffy “believes” in evolution. His new pronouns are they/them/ape/it. A study shows that Colorado is going to dry up and lose half of its snow by 2080. They continue to push these climate change studies further and further out. There are zero excuses and/or reasons why these unprecedented levels of inflation are currently occurring in the United States of America right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Qanon FAQ
    The March For Freedom with Peter Ticktin and James Topp

    Qanon FAQ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 59:21


    In this episode of MSOM, Sean Morgan reports on ANTIFA indictments, the ouster of a Soros-backed DA in SF, and how the FBI is exposed for doing nothing once again.Peter Ticktin, the lawyer and classmate of Donald Trump shares memories of his school days at the NY Military Academy.Next, James Topp marches across Canada to stop the mandates.  https://www.canadamarches.ca/http://www.whatmakestrumptick.com/https://americanmediaperiscope.com/amp/signupSave up to 66% off at https://MyPillow.com with AMP888https://GrillBlazer.com Save 10 Percent with AMP888Get Breaking News Updates: https://SeanMorganReport.comNearly 60% of Americans are concerned about running out of money.RECEIVE A FREE CONSULTATION & A FREE E-BOOK ABOUT ANNUITIEShttps://www.americanmediaperiscope.net/clevelandFREE OR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP: https://bit.ly/3reDC7CGet a Free Gold Consultation: Call Dr. Kirk Elliott at +1 720-605-3900https://kirkelliottphd.com/morgan/BUY A SAT PHONE: https://bit.ly/3tHkWkIMyPatriotSupply: https://bit.ly/32OOD81www.AmericanMediaPeriscope.comSupport the show

    The Carl Jackson Podcast
    Nancy Pelosi Orchestrated the J6 Riots

    The Carl Jackson Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 55:34


    Did you know that the FBI had a “shoot to kill” order for J6 protesters?On today's episode Carl argues that the J6 Committee Hearing happening today is a mere distraction from Biden's failures as a president (gas averaged $2.39 per gallon on 1/6/2021) and Nancy Pelosi's own culpability in “producing” the J6 riot with unsuspecting volunteers.Pelosi deliberately ignored requests by President Trump and former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund to bring in the National Guard prior to 1/6. Carl argues that the real “domestic terrorists” in this country are democratic politicians who incited the BLM and Antifa riots of 2020, ignore mass shootings in their blue-cities daily and use the type of dangerous rhetoric that inspired an attempted assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's life.Furthermore, he addresses the gun control measures that passed in the House yesterday, explains why they'll do nothing to stop mass shootings and encourages his listeners to get armed and trained in firearms.   More: www.Carljacksonshow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carljacksonradio Twitter:https://twitter.com/carljacksonshow Parler: https://parler.com/carljacksonshow http://www.TheCarlJacksonPodcast.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Larry Elder Show
    J6 Committee Runs Interference for Biden's Failures & Dems Are the Real Domestic Terrorists

    The Larry Elder Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 55:34


    Did you know that the FBI had a “shoot to kill” order for J6 protesters?On today's episode Carl argues that the J6 Committee Hearing happening today is a mere distraction from Biden's failures as a president (gas averaged $2.39 per gallon on 1/6/2021) and Nancy Pelosi's own culpability in “producing” the J6 riot with unsuspecting volunteers.Pelosi deliberately ignored requests by President Trump and former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund to bring in the National Guard prior to 1/6. Carl argues that the real “domestic terrorists” in this country are democratic politicians who incited the BLM and Antifa riots of 2020, ignore mass shootings in their blue-cities daily and use the type of dangerous rhetoric that inspired an attempted assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's life.Furthermore, he addresses the gun control measures that passed in the House yesterday, explains why they'll do nothing to stop mass shootings and encourages his listeners to get armed and trained in firearms.ReplyForward See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Todd Herman Show
    Pattern Recognition: Inflation, Food Shortages and Abortion leaks Episode 137 - Hour 2 Pattern Recognition

    The Todd Herman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 64:31


    THE THESIS:  The Party is using the techniques it forced upon with under cover of Covid to attack our mobility, food choices and ability to communicate ideas  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  People cannot create Heaven on Earth or even “secular” utopias, for they will always fall to human desire. Here is a preview of Heaven, from the only reliable source, the Bible. Matthew 5:1-12 Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. The Beatitudes He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn,     for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek,     for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,     for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful,     for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart,     for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers,     for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. THE NEWS & COMMENT: BLOCK 1 Forced censorship with bottlenecking via shadow and full-bans. .   [AUDIO] - Pfeiffer: "If you go to Facebook on a daily basis, the posts with the most engagement are from  @benshapiro, @dbongino, @RealCandaceO … it should scare us the most that Ben Shapiro's @realDailyWire has more followers than the NYT or CNN. That is a problem for democracy." Forced mRNA injections with bottlenecks attacking any and all early treatment . . . [AUDIO] - "The suppression of early treatment is global. It's against all the products, whether they're repurposed generics or whether they're high-tech new drugs—I think to promote the ‘vaccines.'" Deep-dive with  @P_McCulloughMD  & John Leake Inflation and coerced veganism from the NYT  Hey, look! The experts are wrong! Gas prices and the “experts.” Coerced conversion to solar and EVs (but, only SOME EVs!) ESG is a cartel scam. Tesla's scores. Lmao. [AUDIO] - REPORTER: "On solar panels; how is this not a gift to Chinese solar manufacturers, many of whom operate with forced labor and are subsidized by the Chinese Communist Party?" JEAN-PIERRE: "Today's announcement is about one country & one county alone & it's the United States." Speaking of the CCP . . .  ‘Voice of a Nation': USA Today Takes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars From CCP Mouthpiece  The farce January 6 Committee's theater and the elections . . .  J6 Profiteers Bribe Americans To Care About Sham Show Trial With Watch Parties And Free Ice Cream Farce J6 Committee and the elector college Liz Cheney's Precious J6 Committee Wants To Screw Over Her Constituents By Nuking The Electoral College [AUDIO] - Jamie Raskin⁩: “The Electoral College is an undemocratic relic of the early Constitution, just like the state legislature selection of U.S. senators, which is something we got rid of, in 1913, with the 17th Amendment” Nice move, Steve Bannon! Pelosi and other top Democrats subpoenaed over Bannon contempt case; Lawyers for ex-Trump adviser request details of Capitol attack panel's decision-making process that led to contempt ruling If only we had Christian conservatives in office  . . . [AUDIO] - Rebel Conservative MPs are reportedly drawing up plans for “vote strikes” to paralyze the government. Baroness Nicky Morgan: "The whips start having a nightmare trying to get things through." BLOCK 2 ‘Stop Being a Creepy Neighbor': Ad Campaign Fights State Farm's Plan To Distribute LGBT Kids' Books If Amazon Isn't Woke Enough For LGBTQ Activists, No Company Ever Will Be Meanwhile in NYC, tax dollars are funding a drag queen group to go around to schools teaching kids how to apply drag makeup and do DQSH THE LISTENERS: Jana Powerful show today….. well, every day, actually. The interview needs to be heard and I will try to spread the info as best I can. I am concerned about the weekend events in downtown Coeur d'Alene that includes the gay pride deal from 10 to 3 in the city park. Antifa is being Bustin and the Satanic temple will be there doing on baptisms and proclaiming Satan‘s love for everyone. I'm worried that the gun toting patriot‘s that were there last time will be out in increased numbers and I'm worried about the threat of violence. I think that's what this conservative area is being targeted to do is to bring about some violence. We're praying against it. I hope you can say something about it and promote peace during this terrible event on Saturday. Thanks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Slightly Offens*ve W/ Elijah Schaffer
    Ep 259 | DRAG These PREDATORS to PRISON | Guests: Stein, Riley, Elizabeth, Buttazzoni & Hansen

    Slightly Offens*ve W/ Elijah Schaffer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 75:15


    If you haven't heard about the Dallas drag show, you need to know about it. We sit down with all the reporters from the inside and outside to talk about this event. Outside, counterprotesters — including Alex Stein and Tayler Hansen — were getting assaulted by Antifa. The inside, however, was where the real violence was taking place. Drag queens were taking money from children, teaching them how to walk the “stage,” and sexualizing them. This event motivated representatives to speak up. Change is on the way. These are the people who made it happen. ________________________________________________________________ ⇩ TODAY'S SPONSORS ⇩ NUGENIX: Now get a complimentary bottle of Nugenix Total T when you text OFFENSIVE to 231-231. Text now and get a bottle of Nugenix Thermo, their most powerful fat incinerator ever, with key ingredients to help you get back into shape fast...absolutely free. Text OFFENSIVE to 231-231. Text OFFENSIVE to 231-231. UPSIDE: Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code offensive to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. That's $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more, using promo code, offensive. RAYCON: Tired of spending hours untangling headphones? Or spending hundreds on having to continuously replace your wireless pair? Head over to https://rayconglobal.com/offensive for 15% off the most high quality pair of wireless earbuds you've ever experienced. ________________________________________________________________ ⇩ FOLLOW THE GUEST(S) ⇩ John Doyle YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnDoyle WEBSITE: https://heckoffcommie.com/ INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/johndoyle.jpg/ Alex Stein IG: https://www.instagram.com/primetimest... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/alexstein99?s=20&... YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexStein99 Aldo Buttazzoni Twitter: https://twitter.com/AldoButtazzoni IG: https://www.instagram.com/aldobuttazz... YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCw3... Tayler Hansen Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaylerUSA IG: https://www.instagram.com/usatayler/ Isabella Riley IG: https://www.instagram.com/isabellaril... Twitter: https://twitter.com/isabellarileyus?s... Lisa Reynolds: IG: https://www.instagram.com/_lisabeth_/... Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaelizabeth?lan... ________________________________________________________________ Become a subscriber at BlazeTV https://get.blazetv.com/slightly-offensive/ use my code "ELIJAH" to get $10 off a full year ________________________________________________________________ Slightly Offens*ve Merch: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/elijah-schaffer ______________________________________________________________ ➤BOOKINGS/INQUIRIES: JOSIAH@SLIGHTLYOFFENSIVE.COM _________________________________________________________________ ⇩ SOCIAL MEDIA ⇩ ➤ INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/slightlyoffensive.tv ➤ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer ➤ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/officialslightlyoffensive _________________________________________________________________ The Idea Of A Free Society...For Kids! Head to https://teachrealprinciples.com for a unique book series that introduces the important ideas that schools no longer teach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Todd Herman Show
    Jan 6 Show Hearing: Will the GOP Play Nancy's Game?  Episode 136 - Hour 1 Jan 6 Show Hearing

    The Todd Herman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 59:06


    THE THESIS: Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi wanted violence on January 6th. The FBI helped to stoke the violence. The Capital Hill Police let people into the Capital and the shiny-shoes will do nothing to confront the shame nature of the Committee created by Nancy Pelosi and her dear, DEAR friend, Liz Cheney.  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  A Biblical study guide on how NOT to be a leader or a king THE NEWS & COMMENT: Jan. 6 committee adviser admits no ‘smoking gun' showing Trump planned riot at the U.S. Capitol [AUDIO] -  Our interview with Julie Kelly where the described the way the political prisoners have been treated and what McConnell and the (now Trump-endorsed) Kevin McCarthy have done to “help” them.  Jilie Kelley: “Sunday shows will be flooded with coverage of Thursday's prime time January 6 committee hearing. Will GOP leaders and influencers use this opportunity to finally confront Dems, Cheney/Kinzinger, and the media about the lies and coverups surrounding that day?” [AUDIO] -  J6 Sound File Peter Navarro was charged with contempt of Congress by a monopartisan Committee. He got shackles. Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress by a bipartisan vote of 255-67. He went out to dinner that night. And DC wonders why people believe in the Swamp. - Ben Domonesch  But, Trump endorsed McCarthy.  [AUDIO] -  “When he watched the Capitol, the ‘People's House,' being sacked, when he watched the Capitol Police officers being beaten for three or four hours and lifted not one thing or to stop it -- I was livid then and I'm livid today about it.” - GOP Rep. Tom Rice on ABC BLOCK 2 [AUDIO] - Just give us your guns says Biden… we'll protect you Really? let's not forget that under questioning, the FBI admitted to Nancy Mace they don't calculate or track violence committed by BLM or Antifa which means they were able to do as they pleased with very little consequence So, the FBI doesn't track “the ‘movement”, Antifa . . . but, somehow, a Rutgers sponsored group of academics track Antifay THE GROUP and issued a detailed report on how Antifa, THE GROUP, uses the same recruiting tactics as Hamas: Rutgers: “Network Enabled Anarchy” Why Won't The Pulitzer Board Answer Trump On Whether Its ‘Review Process' Is Legit Enough To Revoke Prizes For Russia Hoax Propaganda? [AUDIO] - Media Welcomes Back Hoaxer Jussie Smollett... What About Roseanne? So how did Cancel Culture treat Smollett? It let him share his directorial debut on a prominent streaming platform. BET+ has picked up B-Boy Blues, which will debut on the streamer on June 9 in time for Pride Month. As part of the pickup, Mona Scott-Young and her Monami Entertainment has joined the film as a producer and was instrumental in getting the deal done with BET+. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Sean Hannity Show
    America's Tiered Society - June 8th, Hour 2

    The Sean Hannity Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 33:22


    Kash Patel, former Pentagon Chief of Staff and author of the new children's book, The Plot Against the King and John Solomon, Host of Just News Not Noise, Editor in Chief of Just the News and Author of Fallout discuss the January 6th hearings which show us just how two tiered our society truly is - Hunter Biden, Antifa, violent protesters all commit crimes and walk free while Liz Cheney claims there is a crime in search of a criminal, and any Trump supporting republican will fit the bill.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder
    2855 - The Coming Supreme Court Tsunami & The Attack On Prosecutorial Reform w/ Matt Ford & Akela Lacy

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 77:01


    Sam and Emma host Matt Ford, staff writer for the New Republic, to discuss the most important cases coming before the Supreme Court this month. Then Sam and Emma are joined by Akela Lacy, politics reporter at the Intercept, to discuss her recent piece "What's Stopping Chesa Boudin?" ahead of his recall election. Emma and Sam first cover the indictment of 5 Proud Boys on the eve of the nationally televised 1/6 hearings, and John Cornyn finally comes to his senses on gun control and speaks out against easy access to… Elementary Schools. Matt Ford then joins as they walk through the massive consequences that we must prepare for regarding this conservative SCOTUS and their upcoming decisions. Matt begins by assessing the discord behind the scenes of the Court right now, from a difficulty in finding cohesion in rulings and reports of lacking amicability, to the news of the leak and the friction that has caused, before diving deeper into internal reactions to the leak, including the belief that it was a liberal-left attack on the institution's integrity, and what role the justices could've played in the matter. Next, they cover the matter of what the leak covered, diving into Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization and the 15-week cut off as an effective reversal of Roe v. Wade, as well as looking at the greater implications of undermining 4A privacy rights, from an overturn of Obergerfell to a return to sodomy laws. Matt, Sam, and Emma also cover the upcoming New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen as the first 2A case since 2010, and look to West Virginia v. EPA as the next step in the conservative road to demolishing the administrative state. Then, Akela Lacy joins as she situates the recall attempt against Chesa Boudin as one of many recalls targeting reform-minded DAs, regardless of popularity or success, and a product of an effort that started before Boudin even effectively took office, with massive amounts of money flowing in from countless angles, including the former Chair of the San Francisco DNC  working as a paid “volunteer,” and mass investment from police unions and realty associations. Next, they cover the massive project that this recall effort has entailed, including the purchasing of the website days before Boudin took office and the creation of an “outlet” (it's just a substack) on the talking points, before unpacking the lies and misinformation that fuels the establishment attacks, and wrapping up with a discussion on the relationship between Boudin and the San Francisco police. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Arnulfo Reyes' heartbreaking recount of his class' experience in the shooting at Robb Elementary, Sam from St. Paul dives into Minnesota infrastructure and redlining, John from San Antonio runs through upcoming CA primaries, and Grant Stinchfield and Stephen Crowder do their best ahistorical spin on the Holocaust. Charles from TN discusses owning a Tesla and having people try to talk to him about Musk, Kowalski from Nebraska celebrates international Antifa victory day (D-Day) and unpacks the Ukrainian wheat harvest, Kyle Rittenhouse spreads misinformation about himself, presumably, so someone will actually hold him to account, and Justin from Cincinnati discusses transphobia and Ohio, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Matt's work here: https://newrepublic.com/authors/matt-ford Check out Akela's piece here: https://theintercept.com/2022/06/03/san-francisco-chesa-boudin-recall/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Cozy Earth: One out of three Americans report being sleep deprived, and their sheets could be the problem. Luckily Cozy Earth provides the SOFTEST, MOST LUXURIOUS and BEST-TEMPERATURE REGULATING sheets. Cozy Earth has been featured on Oprah's Most Favorite Things List Four Years in a Row! Made from super soft viscose from bamboo, Cozy Earth Sheets breathe so you sleep at the perfect temperature all year round.  And for a limited time, SAVE 35% on Cozy Earth Bedding. 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    Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
    Kagro in the Morning - June 6, 2022

    Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 116:13


    Today, David Waldman and Greg Dworkin celebrate D-Day, the biggest Antifa holiday on the calendar! Today is a great day to punch a Nazi, even metaphorically.  Meanwhile, several more mass killings by shooting happened since the last KITM. 72% of the nation believes that these deaths could be prevented, however 44% of Republicans would rather they weren't. 5 states are already taking action. Beto O'Rourke will run on gun control, again. Marjorie Traitor Greene will run on gun neglect, again without David Hogg's help. Joe Manchin just wishes he could do something to help, and so does Chris Jacobs, but alas, the Republican party won't let them. Trump-Endorsed Arizona candidate Blake Masters knows exactly how to fix the gun problem. Donald Trump wonders what's on the other channel. Don't worry, the NRA has got this all handled, as long as your checks keep coming in. It turns out that AR-15-style weapons aren't “just like” hunting rifles, at least not in the opinion of the people who use, pose with, purchase or profit by them… and especially not to those who pray to them, the flag and the cross. (Even the non-religious can get a boner from them.) A guy who killed a retired judge and had a hitlist with Gretchen Whitmer's name on it was “self-subdued”, nothing to worry about here, except from anyone similar to him. Reporters know Kevin McCarthy Is dumb. It's a trait so strangely common, and yet so hardly reported. In Great Britain, Boris Johnson almost got away with it, and who knows, might get away with it again. Will Donald Trump get away with it? You know, the sedition? Happened around January 6, 2021? Maybe you heard, they're doing a whole primetime thing about it this week! You know Democrats generally eschew promoting such things, so you might need to ask a Republican about it, or you could find more about it here. Here are five things about the January 6 panel hearings. Here are five more!

    Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz
    Greater Idaho and the Movement to Unite Rural America Against Urban Tyranny | Guest: Matt McCaw | 6/6/22

    Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 64:01


    On today's special show, we discuss the need to think of new ideas that speak to the severity of our challenges. One such idea is the “Greater Idaho” movement working to move eastern Oregon away from the ANTIFA-governed state and into Idaho. We are joined by Matt McCaw of Citizens for Greater Idaho who updates us on the nine counties that have voted to explore a move to Idaho and shares the political and logistical benefits of such a move. This issue is not just about Oregon but is reflective of a problem in most parts of the country. The urban-rural divide is too great to bridge, and we need to find a way to unite our people against the tyranny of the cities.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast
    Episode 191- Slopper My Beanhole

    Home of Casey Jones' Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022


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    Millennials Are Killing Capitalism
    “It Feels Like The Goals Have Changed” - Karim from RAM-NYC and Wendy Trevino on the War in Ukraine and the Western Left

    Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 108:01


    In this episode we interview Karim from Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (NYC) and author Wendy Trevino.  Karim is an anti-prison, anti-police anarcho-communist. And an author of the book Burn Down The American Plantation. Wendy Trevino was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She lives and works in San Francisco. She is the author of Brazilian Is Not a Race and Cruel Fiction. Wendy is not an experimental writer. This conversation is a bit different than many of ours. We wanted to have a critical conversation about the western left's response to the war in Ukraine, but often we associate anti-imperialist analyses with Marxist-Leninists.  Within the anarchist left and other parts of the western left there are those who support the Ukrainian war effort for various reasons. Although we don't often take explicit positions as a platform, we at Millennials Are Killing Capitalism think any support for the Ukrainian war effort is mistake. Josh has co-hosted a conversation on their other platform Return To The Source podcast, and now we host this one here. In this episode Karim and Wendy provide an analysis of the situation in Ukraine, and they grapple with several of the common misconceptions or positions they encounter. They also talk about the state of affairs for the antifascist movement in the US. And they remind folks that there are many other international struggles that need support, and that there are struggles that need to continue to be waged against fascism, borders, and prisons right here in the belly of the beast. It's a new month and as always we need the support of our listeners to keep this show going. We truly appreciate all of the folks who do contribute to the show at whatever level they can, it means everything to us and to our ability to bring you these episodes weekly. Our only financial support for this show is the support from our listeners. You can become a patron of the show for as little as $1 per month and you get emails with each episode plus periodic invitations to study groups and things like that. We'll have another study group starting up soon this summer.  Links: RAM-NYC Burn Down The American Plantation: Call for a Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement Cruel Fiction Brazilian Is Not a Race (PDF)  

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    Episode 190 – Great Awakenings Low Expectations

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    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022


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    LE PODCAST DE FUZI
    MARC "OREL" VECCHIONE: Témoin de vies

    LE PODCAST DE FUZI

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 94:34


    EPISODE 48 Marc "OREL" Vecchione est un réalisateur de films documentaires reconnu. Il est notamment l' auteur de " WRITERS" , "ANTIFA , CHASSEURS DE SKINS " TOUS TATOUÉS" etc . Mais c' est d' abord dans le milieu du graffiti qu' il a fait ses classes au début des années 80 à Paris. On parle ensemble de sa carrière, de son besoin de témoigner de son quotidien et de ses passions à travers l' image. On évoque aussi la difficulté de financer des projets, sa démarche d' auteur, ses succès et ses quelques regrets. Bonne écoute et continuez la discussion sur notre FORUM FUZI SUIVEZ NOUS SUR INSTAGRAM SUPPORTEZ NOUS SUR PATREON / Merci Sit à la technique / --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fuzi/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fuzi/support

    Down the Wormhole
    Re-Wilding Christianity with Brian McLaren

    Down the Wormhole

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 56:49


    Episode 106 We are thrilled to be joined today by author, speaker, and public theologian, Brian McLaren. His new book, "Do I Stay Christian?: A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned" is an absolute must-read for any Christian struggling to make sense of things in this crazy world we live in. We talk about creating hope, fighting white supremacy, re-wilding Christianity, and the playful joy of reimagining religion.  Speaking of reimagining religion, have you checked out Zack's new podcast with his wife Nichole, "Reimagining Faith with the Pastors Jackson"? If you enjoy DtW (and of course you do), then you should check it out!    Support this podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DowntheWormholepodcast   More information at https://www.downthewormhole.com/   produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis    Transcript  This transcript was automatically generated by www.otter.ai, and as such contains errors (especially when multiple people are talking). As the AI learns our voices, the transcripts will improve. We hope it is helpful even with the errors. Zack Jackson 00:04 You are listening to the down the wormhole podcast exploring the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion. Our guest today is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. He is the author of over 15 books including faith after doubt, a generous orthodoxy and a new kind of Christian which got me in a whole lot of trouble at my home church 20 years ago, his new book do I stay Christian, a guide for the doubters, the disappointed and the disillusioned is an absolute must read for any Christian struggling to make sense of things in this crazy world we live in is an absolute joy and honor to welcome to the podcast, Brian McLaren. Oh, joy   Brian McLaren 00:45 and honor for me to be with you guys. So, so glad to be here.   Zack Jackson 00:49 Yes, I was thrilled to death to get that the email confirming that you had time in your very busy schedule to be with us today. We're all big fans, and I'm sure a lot of folks on the of our listenership likewise.   Brian McLaren 01:03 Well, hey, and I gotta say, now that I know about you guys, I'm your fan as well. And, you know, this subject of the inner interaction between faith and science, my goodness, so important these days. So really happy to be in this conference. Yes, thank you.   Zack Jackson 01:21 I love the way that you weave these two things together in your writings, by the way, and I've noticed it really in the past 10 years worth of books are so it seems, it seems almost effortless that every once in a while you're just gonna get some reference in there to evolution, some reference in there to the cosmic origins of the universe, it just seems like it is. It is always somewhere in the back of your mind.   Brian McLaren 01:45 Well, it's Yeah. And maybe I could say it this way. Without science. I don't think I could be a Christian. So. So yeah, I can't imagine how anyone would want to have a faith that were they had to keep their faith in one compartment. And then everything else. Another compartment compartments, right. Yeah.   Zack Jackson 02:10 Well, that's a sound clip that I'll definitely Absolutely. So Ian and I have been talking a lot recently about your new book, which when the time this podcast launches will have been released yesterday, so available to all of your major retailers. So this book, which is just so helpfully entitled, do I stay Christian? answers that question, which I think a lot of folks have had over the past couple of years, especially. But it's it's very helpfully organized into three sections, the answer that question that? No, I will not stay Christian. And here's why. Yes, I will stick it out and stay Christian. And the last section is how, which of those sections is taking up the most real estate in your mind? And in your day to day life?   Brian McLaren 03:03 Well, let's see. I think all of them jostle for the top position. But I think actually, the writing of this book propelled the third question up in importance. Because in the writing of this book, I realized it's just inevitable. Some people cannot stay Christian, the religion is killing them. It's damaging them, they need to get away at least for a time. And, and other people will stay Christian, it's who they are, and how could they deny who they are? And, and then what I realized is, even whatever you decide on staying Christian, you have to wake up the next morning, and ask what kind of a human being am I going to be? And that I hope that the Reading of the book helps lift the importance of that question up for everybody.   Ian Binns 04:02 Well, and I, you know, Brian, I really appreciated that aspect of the book. And as I said, Before recording, I absolutely loved the book, you know, so for me, I don't have the kind of historical experiences that I know, Brian, you talk about in your books, and that Zach has had and talked about before, the feeling I needed to leave, like, deconstruct and then come back or anything like that. But one of the things that I've always struggled with, is and you you do so well, in the first several chapters, when the answer to your question is no, you know, those chapters explaining No, just really stood out for me. And so but sorry, I know, I'm rambling. This is normal for me. But at the end, I loved as you just said, to connect it back to what kind of human do we want to be? You know, I tell people a lot when they question, my faith, because I'm open with my doubts and questions and the idea of a literal resurrection. I think those are all questions and doubts I have. And I don't know if I'll ever be able to resolve them yet. But I think I prefer to think of it as that I want to live my life, fighting for what Jesus fought for,   Brian McLaren 05:12 what a great way to what a great way to sit.   Ian Binns 05:15 Right? And so if it's more of that's the way I live, I don't have to stand on a rooftop and scream, everyone be a Christian. It's more of a this is the life I want to live. And I love that you did that.   Brian McLaren 05:26 And isn't it ironic that major sectors of the Christian religion are really uninterested, whether you want to fight for the things Jesus fought for, they're really interested in whether you will check certain boxes, agreeing with their authority figures about what you're supposed to say about Jesus. So I just can't help but think that Jesus would be happier with someone who's ready to join him in the struggle with his word for that was follow me, then then have certain opinions about me. In fact, you know, there's that password thing in the Gospels where he says, You know, I really don't care if you call Me Lord, Lord, I mean, what difference does that make the words you use about me? If you don't do what I say so?   Ian Binns 06:10 All right. Well, and in this book, and also to in your podcast, learning how to see, you start off talking about something that was very close to me. So I got my PhD from the University of Virginia. And so I was in my wife and I were in Charlottesville was the first place we really lived as a young married couple. Were there for 208. And so when the the situation happened in Charlottesville in August of 2017, that was very challenging for us, because the grounds of UVA are places I spent four years of my life that we love that town. And so that was very challenging for us. And then hearing you on your podcast and Reading this book. I would love to, if you could talk more about that experience. Because I didn't realize you were there. And so I just curious if you can kind of talk about that. Yeah.   Brian McLaren 07:04 Well, the story of how I ended up there was kind of interesting, I had introduced this couple to each other who ended up getting married, and both were seminary graduates. And so they were a ministry couple in Charlottesville, and they contacted me and they said, Look, Brian, we you may not have even heard about this. And I hadn't it it turns out, you know, before, was it August 10. I forgotten the date now. Whatever the date was, in August, they'd had a series of Ku Klux Klan rallies, it was like it. A lot of people don't know this. But there is a group of people who are planning for a civil war. And they want to make Charlottesville the capital of the new Confederacy.   Ian Binns 07:46 I did not know that part.   Brian McLaren 07:48 Yeah, it's scary. And it's crazy stuff. But and, and yet very disturbing. And they said, so a really big one is coming in August. And we're we're trying to get clergy to come support us, and to stand with us. And they said, we're finding a lot of clergy of color. And we're finding a lot of women, clergy who will come we're really finding it hard to get white male clergy to come. And of course, there's a big supply of them, but they just couldn't get them to come. So they said it. They said, Is there any chance you could come you need to know it's going to be dangerous, there going to be a lot of guns there. Several militia have already signed up to be there. And they'll all come heavily armed. And I said, I'm not going to tell that last part to my wife. But yes, I would be honored to be there. Actually, she knew that there would be some danger. And she made me make certain promises to her about what I would do and not to when I was there, but it was just an experience I'll never forget first seeing how organized these folks were. They were super, super highly organized. I was invited into a meeting an Antifa meeting of people who were organizing to try to not let these folks sort of rule the city for a day. And I never thought in my lifetime, I would see people carrying Confederate flags, and Nazi flags and a bunch of other flags along with Bibles and other Christian paraphernalia. I never thought I would see that. And of course, and I happen to be just up the street when Heather hair and other was killed and others were injured by a guy using a car as a terrorist weapon to drive through a crowd. And a group of us clergy went I was wearing you know, black leather shoes and I just remember the feeling of my feet slapping against the ground as I ran down this hill into this crowd where there's chaos and people screaming and crying. And so an experience I'll never forget. But then January 6 2021 happened and I just thought there they are again, you know, and in between, I'd organized an a public An event here in Florida where I live, where we had been, our event was disrupted in the entrances were blocked by the proud boys. So I yeah, this has been a big part of my experience and watching the complicity of major sectors of the Christian faith with these folks has been the AI, it's highly significant in the way I wrote this book, do I stay Christian? Because I feel like that I wish I'd put the sentence in the book. But it only became clear to me actually, in the last few days, that one of the reasons I wrote the book the way I did, and I took those first 10 chapters to really take the No seriously is because I am worried that those 10 chapters give a kind of overview of some of Christianity's crimes. And through the centuries, I'm worried that the worst things Christianity has ever done will be exceeded in the next few years. And that's why I feel anyone who stays Christian, better be aware of the danger that our religion poses to this world and to many of our neighbors. And that then puts a kind of responsibility on us to say, if I'm going to inhabit this religion, I better take responsibility for trying to stand up to some of the harm that it is in danger of doing and not just in danger of doing it is actually doing, you know, as we speak, no, yeah.   Zack Jackson 11:29 I mean, we're not just complicit in the rise and spread of white supremacy. Western Christianity is the author of white supremacy, it is very much our child. And it is completely inseparably intertwined with Western Christianity as we know it. And so this is not an issue for the black church to figure out or to lead us in. This is not an issue for people of color to be taking charge. This is our problem, our sin and our need to, to work on to fix to fight. And you're somebody who's been at the frontlines of that. It seems, what what can the rest of us do us white Christians out here? How can we help fight the scourge? I mean, just look, even as we're recording this, we just, we just witnessed another white supremacist, killed 10 people in a buffalo grocery store. And by the time that this podcast launches, who knows? We'll have there will be another one. It just seems like we're just spinning our wheels. Yes.   Brian McLaren 12:31 Well, let me say first, I really agree with you that white Christians really have a responsibility right now. And one of our responsibilities is to listen to the cries and the agony and the frustration of our neighbors of color. who are who are just, you know, who can blame them for saying, you know, if they hear thoughts and prayers one more time, you know, I mean, it's just, it's just, yeah. So here's what one thing I think we can do, I think we can all make a commitment that we will never let a racially harmful statement go unchallenged. And, and I think we have to learn how to challenge them in ways that don't create a worst blowback. But silence is its own vote of confidence, and its own voters support for outrageous, immoral, harmful, dangerous statements. So my little recommendation to people is that you've developed your own version of this five word statement, here's my version of it. Wow, I see that differently. It's instead of, you know, you're such a bigot, you're, it's I see that differently. I throw a while in there, because I want to add a little bit of emotional intense intensity without having to yell or scream. Wow, I see that differently. And almost every time I say that, people say, What do you mean? What do you mean? And if it's in public, I say I say to them, I'd rather talk to you about this in private. If you'd like to ask me about it in private some other time, I'll be glad to talk to you. And the reason I say that, and there might be times to have the conversation in public. But what I've noticed is that anytime these conversations happen in public egos are so involved, people are defending themselves, people are performing their loyalty to whatever group it is. And so it seldom becomes an act of communication, and usually becomes the kind of argument that hardens people and their positions. And I would like to be someone who helps little cracks form in their position or, or helps soften their position. And if if I can set up the terms of that discussion, then I'll say to them, if you're ever curious about why I see things differently and how like came to see things differently. I'll be glad to have that conversation with you and private. Just let me know when you'd like to know how I came to see things differently, because I'm not asking them to tell me how they see things. I'll listen respectfully if they want. But I've been listening respectfully, that's what got us into this situation. And so while I see that differently is my, my mantra in these circumstances?   Ian Binns 15:27 Well, that's very disarming, I   Brian McLaren 15:29 think, and I go, and I feel it's honest, and it's not aggressive. But it also is an act of protest. And it's just an act of deferring boldly, hopefully, graciously, non hatefully, you know? Yeah. And frankly, I'll just say, frankly, late in the book there, in that house section of the book, there's a chapter called, announce and renounce, or renounce and announce, and in some ways, it's the same thing. It's, it's, it's having more and more of us just have the courage to say, I am not where you are. And to do it in a way that says, It's not that I hate you. It's not that I am going to insult you. In fact, I'm going to just state in a way that says, I don't, I'm nothing's changing in our relationship, but I'm not where you are. If that creates a problem for you, then we'll deal with it. But I need to let you know I can be at a different place than you are. So I thought   Ian Binns 16:31 that story you told in that chapter about John Ray and Amanda was really powerful. And one of the phrases that stood out, it was after early on in the story. When John Ray comes back to Amanda and says, I was confronted by your father for 20 minutes. And the phrase that you use in the book was he felt that he was in the presence of Christian hate? Yes. And I thought that was just just those four words, or five words. Yeah, forward presence of Christian hate just really kind of caught me of because I feel like that's what we're seeing a lot of right now.   Brian McLaren 17:08 Yes, yes. And of course, Christians will say, that's not hate, that's love. And they, and they're satisfied with that. But there is something really ugly going on. It's just ugly. And I've experienced that. And my gosh, when you're on Twitter, and Facebook, you know, I grew up fundamentalist. And part of being a fundamentalist is you didn't cuss? And you didn't use crude language. And you you felt this obligation to be decent and, and respectful. But my gosh, the profanity and I mean, it's just, it's just shocking to me to see what what people are doing in the name of Jesus, and it's all sort of acceptable. And of course, some of this is because they're imitating their new leader, you know, Donald Trump, who's, in a sense, the new leader of their denomination that has that has newly formed and, and, and part of this is just stuff that's been in the American psyche for a long time, and maybe we're better with a profanity, because it's, you know, somebody said, what I mentioned, I've had a lot of interactions with the proud boys, they said, there, it's just the kk k with that, and the sheets are off. And I think that's, there's some truth to that. So this is a historical reckoning, that needed to happen. So better now than not letting it happen, you know, letting it fester for another 100 years.   Zack Jackson 18:35 Yeah, that chapter, which kind of tells the story of a couple whose ideologies had changed, their faith had changed, and they hadn't really let their family know, which I think a lot of folks who have deconstructed can relate to because they're going to, they're afraid of then being renounced by their family. And she gathers up the courage after her husband has been sort of accosted for 20 minutes to go up and just tell her father, this is how it's going to be from here on out. And you talked about that in terms of a coming out story for her. And that framing, I think is really helpful. And something that queer theologians, this gift that they have given us, this idea of coming out, it is a vulnerable experience, in which you can be hurt in all new ways. But it is such an empowering experience. I read one, one theologian referred to John one as God's coming out that Jesus is incarnation is him, showing who he truly is to the world and offering up himself to be either accepted in new ways or hurt in all new ways. And I honestly had never understood the Incarnation until then. But this idea that those of us us who are straight sis hetero folks who have never had the need to come out to people to tell them, This is how you have perceived me. But this is how I truly am. We've just always been known for who we are, that this is something that we we should learn, that we should need to love louder than the hate and that we need to be more vocal. It's not enough to just love on our own, but that we need to love loudly and outwardly. Yeah,   Brian McLaren 20:30 another little saying that has kind of been sitting with me lately is I would rather be rejected for who I am then accepted for who I am not.   Ian Binns 20:39 And I wrote that down. Well, like I, I want to tattoo that on my arm or something, because I think that's such a powerful phrase. It really is.   Brian McLaren 20:47 And I think what one of the things that just saying it that way helps me do is realize that the fear of rejection has so much power over so many of us. And as someone who's experienced a bit of rejection. And now I know Zach has led to other people to being rejected. But, but it's, it's not the end of the world. It's not the worst thing that ever happens to you. In fact, some pretty amazing positive things happen can happen in the experience of rejection. So And isn't it interesting in the gospels, this is really a major theme of Jesus teaching. Hey, guys, if you take seriously what I'm saying, you're gonna be rejected, here's what's gonna happen and it and then we're surprised when it happens.   Zack Jackson 21:39 Right? The high priest is gonna block you on Twitter at this point. And   Ian Binns 21:44 well, and I think you mentioning the rejection, the fear of rejection, I mean, that's something that cripples me at times, you know, with my own work of wanting to write, as an academic for more public audience, it, it, something that holds me back quite a bit. And Reading, you know, your book has helped and then also Rob Bell's work as well as helping me remember that it's not, I cannot control people's reactions to my work in my message.   Brian McLaren 22:14 And so we're writing about things that matter than then there are things that people have strong opinions about, and they have vested interests in. And so of course, there'll be pushback, like, you know, every once in awhile, I have to sit down with myself and just say, of course, people would get upset. What were you expecting to get a Nobel Prize? You know, of course. So, yeah, that's just the territory. And it's, it's, it's part of the privilege of talking about things that really matter and, and working on things then that matter. So I like that doesn't it doesn't make it easy, but it does, I think it is, it's something we have to do that helps us navigate through those first few experiences of rejection, that that can either scar us for life or become our hazing. For for a member membership, and a new, a new community.   Zack Jackson 23:19 And I've experienced a lot of the dirty underbelly of the Christian church growing up in, in the back rooms of the church, and then being a part of church leadership, the first 10 chapters of your book, where you talk about all the reasons why you should leave Christianity. I, at the end of every chapter, I thought to myself, I know where he's going. I know there's a there's a part two, but I'm almost ready to just like, just close the book here and be like, yeah, no, he does have a point, why should I be a part of this and re even Reading part two, a couple chapters in where you're talking about why we should stay Christian. And I thought, these don't quite outweigh yet in my mind, where, where Part one was. And then then I hit chapter 14. And you asked us to consider an anticipatory Christianity that is leaning towards the future. And I love that phrase so much. I highlighted it, I wrote it down. And anticipatory Christianity because it describes the stance towards the future in which that doesn't necessarily claim that everything in the future is better than everything in the past that we're evolving into something better, just something different to newer and maybe better adapted. Would you care to unpack that phrase for us? Yeah. Wow. That is bringing you life and older.   Brian McLaren 24:46 There's a lot of ways to do it. But a kind of fun way is to say that both in religion and science, a lot of us inherited a religion, where the Locus of Power was always in the past. So So the, you know, the big bang happens. And I bet most of us have seen this in a science movie somewhere. And it's like somebody's playing pool and they hit the cue ball and the cue ball hits the rack of, you know, balls, and everything is action reaction being driven from the past. And that describes, that's one way of looking at the universe. It's one way of describing the universe. But there's another way to look at it to say, to think of the Locus of Power, not just being in the past, but actually being the future itself, that opens, that constantly gives everything a chance to move in some new direction. And the way that theologians have talked about this is to say instead of thinking of God, pushing things out of the past into the future, imagine God in the distant future, inviting things to keep moving toward maturity. The one of the early church scholars, who is a very imaginative fellow, his name was Gregory of Nyssa. And Gregory, got in trouble with a lot of his fellow scholars, because they all bought into this idea of Greek philosophy that perfection is static, because perfection can only get worse, if it could change, it wouldn't be perfect. If it could change for the better, it wouldn't be perfect. So perfection is always static. And Gregory said, that's just not good enough. He said, perfection is infinite progression, this idea of an endlessly open future for endlessly new possibilities, you know, and so that way of thinking, instead of God's sort of being in control, either behind us or standing over us, it's God inviting us into greater freedom, and greater wholeness and greater maturity and greater relationship and greater diversity and greater beauty, which is actually what we see kind of unfolding in the universe, you know, there was no Mozart or Bob Dylan or Taylor Swift, you know, 4 billion years ago. And so these things, new things that you never ever would have anticipated, are baked into the possibilities and, and have chances to open up. So that's, and when we let that kind of almost scientific view, also have a theological expression. It helps us think about Christianity, not as something that is already set in concrete, but something that is, in its very early stages.   Zack Jackson 27:48 It is hard to think about Christianity in its early stages, 2000 years later, but that is, that can be helpful,   Ian Binns 27:56 if we can, you know, I think I said before we started recording that, especially Reading the first part of your book, where you're providing, you know, many reasons why the answer to your question will be no, that's when I was Reading it near my wife, and I would stop and be like, Oh, my God, I have to have to read this for you. So if I can read a quote to you, that just really stood out for me. And I just would love to get your thoughts on it a little bit more, but it's in the chapter. Because Christianity is a failed religion. And at the very end, you talk about, you know, you kind of are speaking to that your reader, obviously, of asking if that was harsh to them, for people to consider many of the things you've already shared. But you say if you persist in minimizing these failures of the past and brushing them aside as trivial matters, then please realize, to growing millions of people, you now represent the contemporary failure of Christianity to transform lives. To put it more bluntly, you are a living example of the failure of Christianity, and you are another reason for them not to stay Christian, which resonated with me. I mean, I probably I'm very emotional person. And I started crying when I read it, but it was just a, I'd love to know, how did that feel. As a leader in Christianity, many people look to you to write that sentence.   Brian McLaren 29:21 Yeah, I remember writing it and I and I have been in so many of those conversations. I won't mention this name just out of politeness, but a leader of people in my generation, and probably your generation would know his name. He died a few years ago, but he was super well known, highly respected on Christian radio and all that sort of thing. And we once had an email exchange and he gave me permission to go public with it, but I just couldn't do it. And in that email exchange, he said the Crusades weren't that serious. The Witch burnings were exaggerated, he just minimized every single thing. And I just thought to myself, you know, you think you're making Christianity look better. And something else I realized about him is that, for him, Christianity and Western civilization were fused together. And his defense of Christianity was a defense of Western civilization. And in that way, it was an act of aggression toward Muslims, and Buddhists and Hindus. And so it all sort of was of a piece, you know, and I think that's part of what so many of us just don't want to be part of anymore, we don't want to be part of that kind of dismissive defensive. Christianity. And, and, of course, you know, I'm not wanting to go around and vilify all these people of the past. I mean, they are what they are, and they did what they did. And, and, and if I'd been alive, I may have done many of the similar, similar things. But to say that the message of Jesus Christ should not have demanded more of people. It just feels to me like a pretty low opinion of the of Jesus and His message.   Ian Binns 31:21 Well, and as I said, early on to, you know, I try to live by his message and what he fought for, and died for, right. But one other thing you said a little bit earlier in the text, you said, you know, teaching others by their example, to live by Jesus's spiritual method of radical non discriminatory love and courageous truth telling, you know, that's gotten me in trouble at times. With some, and I don't do it nearly as much as I used to. And Zach has actually said, and some of my science education friends have said that they're really happy that I don't engage as much on Twitter, as I used to, partly because I was blocked by Ken Ham, who is still welcome to be on the show. But what I also have several friends who are members of the LGBTQ community, and who are people of faith, and I remember telling one of them one time when we were having a conversation about some of their struggles, and I just kind of said that I believe in a God who loves us for us. Yeah. And that if that makes me wrong, when I have to face God, it didn't my time. And I'm told that's not the way it works. My response to my friend was, I don't want to be there anyway. Like if that if that's what can get me into heaven. If Heaven is a place that they say, you messed up, you have to renounce that I'd say I'm going somewhere else.   Brian McLaren 32:49 Yes, that that God is not good enough. Right? That's just not good enough. My friend Tripp fuller says, Look, if if your view of God isn't half as nice as Jesus, there's something wrong. So, right,   Zack Jackson 33:06 how can Christians take Jesus and like, look at him in the Gospels? And then be like, All right, well, but at the end of it all, we're gonna meet scary God. And he's going to do the scary judge thing. While Jesus the guy, you know, the don't cast the first stone guy. He's just going to be in his room because he's a naughty boy or something. I don't know. Why is he not up on the jet like we can affirm that all members of the Trinity are of one substance, according to the ancient Creed's, but yet won't apply Jesus's examples of grace to the judgments that we fear from God, there   Brian McLaren 33:46 was a Quaker theologian who I just think captured what we're discussing right now. So aptly, he said, it was Elton Trueblood. And this isn't a quote, but this is sort of the substance of one of his ideas. He said, The Christian understanding of the deity of Christ did not mean that we had a definition of God. And Jesus came along and we lifted him up to that definition. He said, what this really is supposed to mean is that we had a definition of God. And Jesus came along, and we had to adjust our definition of God. And I think that's very well, I think that's very well said, I think that's what it should have been. I don't know if that is what happened historically. But I think that's how it should have been.   Zack Jackson 34:38 Yeah, if I can, if I can pivot here for a second. We've we've been on some heavy topics. I want to I want to lighten things up a little bit. I your chapter on rewilding ourselves and our faith and humanity itself was far and above my favorite chapter of the book. I highly They did. The basically the whole thing. It reminded me very much of a conversation those longtime listeners might remember, way back in 2020, episode 42 with Dr. Scott, the paleontologist from PBS, his dinosaur, I   Ian Binns 35:15 remembered it too. First thing I thought about called   Zack Jackson 35:19 reinventing the natural world was was his and his theory. And his, the whole devotion he has towards educating children is that in in order in order to save the world, from climate disaster from environmental disaster, we will not do that by better spreadsheets. Because nobody is apathetic because they don't know the facts. They're apathetic because they don't care. And so his entire life Miss mission is to help children fall back in love. I love to read and chant nature, and to get them outside. And even while watching television to then inspire them to go outside afterwards. Because when you fall in love with the world, then you want to save it. It's your mother. Again, it's not it's not just a commodity anymore. And Reading your chapter about being out on a kayak in the middle of the of Florida. And there's gators and birds and fish and the whole deal. I'm I'm there in my mind. And I'm imagining my own slice of wild here in the Pennsylvania mountains. And I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit about how the natural world and how this process of rewilding has awoken your spirituality and how we might best share that with people.   Brian McLaren 36:40 Well, maybe I could just tell you two quick stories. One from yesterday, we had a death in the family over the last week. And so I was out of state. I was in New Jersey, for the funeral. And I had to do a whole bunch of interviews for this book. So I was in, in the home office of my deceased brother in law. To conduct these interviews, I brought along my microphone and had my computer set up. And right outside his window. There's a dogwood tree and in the dogwood tree, about two feet from the window was Robin building her nest and so I was doing interviews literally from you know, 10 in the morning till 11 At night, cuz some of them were Pacific Coast time. And so as I sat there through the day, I watched the mother Robin, come and go and come and go mouthful of mud a mouthful of grass and watching her use her the shape of her body to form the perfect cup. If you've ever observed a bird's nest, it's just this perfect semi sphere. Oh my goodness, it's just an I never gotten to watch that. That's such a intimate angle. And if that wasn't good enough, just before dark, she was out, I guess gathering more materials. And a little English Sparrow came in and climbs into her nest and steals a bunch of grass. And it was just great. And I just felt like I just got to see a little bit of mischief and fat, all the rest of it. But just all felt I just it just was it. There's a poet. What a great resume. There's a fellow named Lanham from Clemson University, who's a biologist and a poet. Isn't that a great combination? And he uses that term in one of his poems orgasm, that we have these experiences of oh, that produce this sort of delight you know, that's that goes beyond words. And, and I had said I felt watching that all unfold. And then another experience. Last summer I fall in love with a place I highly recommend it for people who like this sort of thing called ring Lake Ranch. It's a Christian based retreat center, but it's just a place that brings you out into the wilderness of Wyoming and you get to ride horses and fly fish and hike and and just enjoy an incredible a place with deep history for the sheep eat or people that Native American people that area and, and I took a hike with a botanist. And as we walked through a Badlands area along the Wind River Gorge. She would just everything she talked about was the relationship. We came along she said see that flower there says I've never seen that flower in bloom during the daytime. It's a night blooming flower. And she said there is one species of wasp that pollinates that flower and it only comes out at night. And she said isn't it amazing to think one species of Wasp and one flower have evolved to be sort of partners in their in one another survival, you know, and then we'd come upon a sagebrush, and she talked about before she was done, you just felt you were on holy ground, it was like a burning bush. But it was the sagebrush because she explained, this is high desert. And in the in the winter, snow drifts form around sage brushes, and that snow drifts, then when it melts, it concentrates moisture around the base of the sagebrush, which helps the sagebrush live but also becomes like a little oasis of moisture. And then she starts talking about all the creatures that depend on that moisture of the sagebrush. And I mean, you're done. And you're just, you're, it's ecstatic to think of the web of life that is around you. And, and that sense of connectedness, if that's not holy, I don't know what it is, you know. And so any kind of Christianity that wants to ignore all that and just look at the world as something that God plans to destroy, because he wants to suck our souls up into heaven or send them somewhere else. You just think what, what a blasphemy to, to discount and the wonder and glory that's there, you know, in that a Badlands of the Wind River Gorge.   Zack Jackson 41:27 You talk about that sort of mutual evolution. And the two things that when we first were developing the ideas of evolution, the common conception was survival of the fittest, the strongest, right the the beefiest and biggest teeth. And we've learned that the in many ways that was just white supremacy, Reading itself into science, when the truth is that it's survival of the most adaptable, the most resourceful, the best collaborators is, is survival of those who can work with others best is is how species evolve and continue that relationality is just,   Brian McLaren 42:10 and if we're going to survive, we have to learn that wisdom from from creation, I was honored to be invited to write a book about the Galapagos Islands. So I've had a chance to visit there a few times. And I in my book, I wrote a couple of chapters about Charles Darwin and I, I got to read his biography while I was there, and and then just did a bunch of research and that term survival of the fittest, you may know this. It wasn't Darwin's term. And Arthur, Arthur Wallace, I think it was Arthur was his first name, I, he, he recommended the term because natural selection sounded like it personified nature too much, you know that nature is making choices. Like a Calvinist, God makes choices, and they wanted to get away from that. When they use the word fittest, it meant fit best, the opposite of the most domineering and aggressive, it's those who fit best.   Zack Jackson 43:06 So yes, yes, you will love my favorite. That my favorite new fact in physics that is just that is filling my soul with all in wonder these days. Is that do you think about the part of the atom that makes that has stuff, right? That has mass that has the stuff that makes you a thing, and not just nothing? Where does your mask come from? Well, only 9% of the mass of an atom comes from the particles of the atom 91% of the mass of every atom comes from the interaction between the atoms, the forces created by the protons and neutrons, generate the the 91% of the mass of you and I and the planet and the stars. Everything is a relationship between things without the relationship, the things that exist don't exist. And I love that. I mean, that is just, that's the illogical.   Brian McLaren 44:05 Literally the weightiest part of the universe is its relationships.   Zack Jackson 44:10 Exactly. It is it is, if you ever wanted to find a fingerprint of a relational Creator, who created a creation that continues to create, it's right there.   Brian McLaren 44:20 And this is when you were talking about anticipatory Christianity. This is if if what will happen if we're given the chance to incorporate all of these magnificent understandings into our theological work, and not just be stuck under this very low ceiling of Neoplatonic philosophy? Which has its own beauties and all the rest, but you know, yeah, so all of this is one of the other reasons it's a little hard to walk away in spite of all the horrible things because somebody is going to get to do this kind of revisioning of what we mean when we say the word God, in light of all of this, and what we mean when we say the word human in light of all of this, and it's sort of would be a shame to miss miss that fun.   Zack Jackson 45:15 It is fun, isn't it?   Ian Binns 45:17 Well, and, you know, Reading throughout your, your book too about, you know, the interconnectedness of all things, and just the importance of, you know, stepping back from that just developing those connections and those relationships, you know, that's something that as a teacher, I do with my students, and, you know, I teach future elementary school teachers how to teach science. And so one of the first things I really focus on is not necessarily, let's get into teaching science immediately, it's, let's develop a connection to each other a relationship. And, you know, I've been told by some of my colleagues that they've always been impressed that typically by week two, I've developed a very strong rapport with my students. And I tell my students, this is my messaging to them all the time, is that if you're able to connect with your students, on a personal level in some way, you can teach them anything there is yes, yes, yes. Because they will learn to trust you and know they're in a safe space.   Brian McLaren 46:21 Yes. And in the presence of that kind of respect and affection, you know, and in the presence of that, our curiosity comes out. And so then we become natural learners because we feel safe and all the rest. Oh, it's so true. And this, again, is one of the things that I think we have to realize that the Christian religion, by working so much on a base of fear and shame, creates an antagonistic environment to learning and curiosity. And it might be one of the factors in the lack of transformation we were talking about before, it makes people sort of hunker down, rather than open up.   Ian Binns 47:07 Well, that's, you know, part of that, too, with developing that relationship and connection is in it kind of touches on something. Zack, you said earlier when talking about Dr. Scott, coming on, as you know, teaching people to love nature, again, is that I approached my class, also teaching them to not fear science. Yes. And to realize why it's such an incredible thing to teach. And that children are natural born scientists. Yes. Just they'll whole notion of being curious and wanting to ask a question is doing science. And so I remind them of that. And then I say, Now let's have some fun, and focus on ways to teach it. But if they can get that down, yeah, pretty quickly, we're gonna have a good time. So   Brian McLaren 47:54 be a nice thing for seminarians to hear.   Zack Jackson 48:00 I mentioned before we started recording, friend of mine just wrote his first book, called Jesus takes the side embracing the political demands of the gospel, his name is Johnny Rashid. By the time this episode airs, I think it'll be a week out from release. And in it, one of the things he argues is that Western Christianity doesn't have a sense of honor, but it does have a sense of shame. And most societies are honor shame based, and his family comes from Egypt, and they have a deeply ingrained system of honor and shame and honor and shame is how you keep society together, how to keep religion together, but Western Christianity has a lot of shame. But we have no systems of honor. anymore. And so we cling desperately, to our our dogma, our beliefs, our right thinking, because it is so easy to feel shame, and so hard to find honor in the system anymore. Sounds remarkable. It is. And it's it's a great book, and everyone should read it. But I think that when we're talking about reimagining the church and reimagining our faith and our religion and what it means to follow Christ. I mean, I can't think of another historical person who spent more time pouring honor on people that other people poured Seamus. Yes, yes, yes. And if we're going to reimagine this faith, I think we put that near the center. I love it. As as we're, as we're sort of wrapping up our time together. I want to I want to ask you one more question. That for me, is very full circle. Because back in 2006, I preached a sermon as a teenager, at my home church, based on your brand new book, The secret message of Jesus. A part of that book is in which you talked about how the phrase the kingdom of God doesn't work. In this post monarchical world. You know, nobody knows what a kingdom is anymore. Jesus was using a metaphor for his time that no longer works, and probably carries too many too much baggage for it to be useful. And you propose a dozen different solutions. The the, my favorite one at the time was the dream of God, that was the name of the sermon, actually just listen to the sermon today, it was very hard to listen to an 18 year old me preach a sermon. But here we are. I wonder if in the past 16 years, you've found a version of the kingdom of God that resonates deeper with you. And with the current reality, we find ourselves very   Brian McLaren 50:40 much. So that's very relevant to our discussion today. You know, there, there's a chapter in the book called to free God and, and I, I have a beautiful quote from Barbara brown Taylor that plays heavily in the book and and, in fact, maybe the way for me to say the phrase is to say that I think this phrase refers to the kingdom of God. And I think it refers to God. In that chapter I talk about in do I stay Christian, I talk about the you that we refer to God, that seems to me becomes a we, because the the nature of God, it seems to me is a God of participation, who invites us into participation in the divine life. And so anyhow, the phrase is the web of life. And, in fact, I, I wrote a little table grace, that is my table grace for the last several years. And it's I just say, for this breath, for this heartbeat, for this meal with these companions. For the web of life of which were part we give thanks with all our heart. And it's an as I'm saying, the web of life. I realized, I'm not just talking about you that web of life includes God. It's a we that's God and creation in that one web. So that now I think the web is what weighs 91%, or this 91% of the mass.   Zack Jackson 52:20 Yes, absolutely. It is all about how we are connected to one one,   Ian Binns 52:24 if I may ask one more question. Brian is based on something you said to us at the very beginning. After you talked about your experience with Charlottesville, you said you kind of alluded to that you are concerned about things to come. Yeah. Right. So that was hard to hear. Yeah. So what gives you hope? Yeah. Because January 6 was rough. It was rough. For those of us who admit what happened.   Brian McLaren 52:57 So in that's really an important question. And in fact, that's going to be at the heart of the next book I write actually. And I guess one thing I can say is the word hope used to mean for me, where do I see trend lines that make me think things might get better? And I'm not defining hope that way anymore. I'm not defining hope as having anything to do with evidence or not, not depending on evidence. And because what I expect this is what's helping me have hope, to not have to depend on evidence for things getting better. What I expect will happen is that forms of Christianity will get worse than they've ever been. I think that's almost unavoidable. I think, I can't imagine it not happening. i There are people who want it to happen, they want Christianity to become in words I would use uglier, more selfish, more vicious, more violent. And I have no hope that that will not happen, like that will happen. But here's the here's what I think, as that happens, I'm quite certain that we are seeing and we'll see extraordinarily beautiful expressions of Christian faith and other expressions of human life as well. Just because the ugliness that we'll see will will provoke many of us to step out of sort of complacency into a more vigorous and robust expression of beauty and pursuit of beauty. And, and the lies and conspiracy theories on one side will make us more passionate to actually know and face the truth and and, and, of that, of course, I do see evidence I see our conversation being evidence all The three of us are different than we were three years ago. And, and so, you know, it's just all around us. I would I was, you know, I said I was out of town. And when I was on a plane coming home this morning, as I walked down the aisle of the plane, I just had one of those kinds of grace moments, where as I walked down the aisle, I, this guy is asleep. And this woman is tending her child, and this older person is Reading a magazine. And as I'm walking down the aisle toward my seat at the back, cheap seat of the plane, I just felt this tenderness and love and saw the beauty of these people was one of those moments where you just sort of you feel every one of these people is beloved, you know, and, and I just think more and more of us are moving in that direction. But that won't stop the ugly people the ugly things from happening, and taking over more and more people's lives to so that's how I that's how I survived i i have to be able to expect the worst will happen and and the best will happen.   Ian Binns 56:07 So then we'll just also have to have you back on when you finish that next book. Okay. I would like that. I would appreciate that response. Brian. That helps a lot. salutely Thanks. Yeah.   Zack Jackson 56:18 The book is called do I stay Christian, a guide for the doubters, the disappointed and the disillusioned, it is available wherever you get your books as of yesterday. Brian has been such a pleasure to talk with you for the past hour. Thank you so much for carving time out of your ridiculously busy life to be   Brian McLaren 56:38 such a delight. It's just been a pleasure. I'm, I feel energized and I'm so glad you're doing what you're doing. Thanks for having me on. And please keep up the good work. It's important. Thank you