Daily Archives: July 7, 2019

USA: The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity – Peter Wehner | The Atlantic

  • Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness.

Peter Wehner | The Atlantic

Last week, Ralph Reed, the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s founder and chairman, told the group, “There has never been anyone who has defended us and who has fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J. Trump. No one!”

Reed is partially right; for many evangelical Christians, there is no political figure whom they have loved more than Donald Trump.

I recently exchanged emails with a pro-Trump figure who attended the president’s re-election rally in Orlando, Florida, on June 18. He spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, so as to avoid personal or professional repercussions. He had interviewed scores of people, many of them evangelical Christians.                Continue reading

USA: “What to the Slave Is 4th of July?”: …. Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech – July 5, 1852

Frederick Douglass

“What to the Slave Is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

Democracy NOW

AMY GOODMAN: Today, in this special broadcast, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ Douglass was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society.

This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book,‘Voices of a People’s History of the United States.’ He was introduced by Zinn.       Continue reading

Linden Fund USA (LFU) 20th Anniversary Calendar highlight – July 2019

Dear friends,

We’re pleased to share with you the July 2019 layout of our 20th Anniversary Calendar, featuring Bishop Charles Davidson, a longtime supporter on why he “gives back.”  He shares his thoughts on his love of Linden and his commitment to working collaboratively for the sake of our hometown.    Continue reading

USA Politics: Trump says immigration raids starting ‘fairly soon’

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as U.S. migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.

Trump, who has made a hardline immigration stance a key issue of his presidency and his 2020 re-election bid, postponed the operation last month after the planned date was leaked to the press, but on Monday he said the roundups would take place after the July 4 holiday.

“They’ll be starting fairly soon, but I don’t call them raids, we’re removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally,” he told reporters at the White House on July 5, 2019.      Continue reading

My loyalty to CAL will be severely tested if the Trinidadians persist with this foolishness

  • Unnecessary Security checks at Piarco Airport

Stabroek News – Dear Editor,

I arrived in Trinidad & Tobago on Caribbean Airlines flight BW483 from Miami at approximately 7:30 p.m on Sunday, 30th June, 2019. The flight was on time and due to depart at 8:55 p.m for Guyana. The passengers for Guyana, however, were required to leave the plane. I was a wheelchair passenger.

To my astonishment, the wheelchair attendant informed me that my wife, travelling with me, could not accompany me in the elevator to the security check required for all passengers who are in-transit to Guyana. I pointed out that in every other airport I have travelled through as a wheelchair passenger my wife has remained with me to the check-in.      Continue reading

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