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Russell Brand Recommends This For America..Who’da Thunk It?

Russell Brand is well known for two things. His shocking sense of humor and drugs. In his short lifetime, he has been called many things and although he was never religious, he was always spiritual in a creepy kind of way. So, what does Brand recommend for America? Brand thinks the country has become dysfunctional. Technology, pop culture and social media  have brought out the worst in people and what the people need now more than ever is Jesus.

Brand said:

“There’s a famous quote: ‘Every man who knocks on a brothel door, he’s looking for God.’ Crack houses and these dens of suffering and illicit activity, they’re all people trying to feel good, trying to feel connected. People are trying to escape. People are trying to get out of their own heads. To me, this is a spiritual impetus.”

Metaphorically, Brand is saying that it’s Humanity that is knocking on the brothel door…or at a crack house. He asserts that just like drugs, technology, pop culture and social media is addictive and you can get instant gratification in all sorts of vices, including Facebook, Twitter and other social media but in the end, just like drugs, they leave feeling empty inside. He thinks you need something to permanently fill that void and he says that something is Jesus Christ.

From Relevant Magazine:

In his new book, Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, Brand not only further delves into his own struggles with addictions to drugs, sex, alcohol, food and fame, but also how he’s found a pathway to healing.

Recently, this journey has taken a surprising turn.

Brand now feels the answer to breaking out of this vicious cycle—not just as an individual struggling to get clean from drugs, but as a culture—is a spiritual one. It’s one he thinks can be found in Jesus.

Brand burst onto the scene when he starred in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and the sequel, Get me To the Greek”. Since then, he was known to drink too much, take too many drugs and gratuitous sex with Hollywood and musical stars. He was married to Katy Perry for two years back in 2009. But, Brand saw himself spiraling down and he didn’t like what he saw in the mirror and he worked and was finally able to get himself clean. His agent caught him shooting up heroin in the bathroom during an agency party. That led to an intervention, after which Brand got himself clean.

Brand says:

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” 

“Everything we do can be colored by this unconscious belief that we can make ourselves feel better with external stuff, be it behavior or chemicals. So what I’ve kind of come across mentally is that either we are working an unconscious program or a conscious program. So if we’re not consciously running a program, we’re running on the unconscious program of our past and of our culture. That’s what I wanted to understand an alternative to.”

“My understanding of what religion means altered. Because when I think about the aim, the purpose of religion, I think it becomes—when you put aside the social institutions that spring up around religions in all their strains and various forms of strands—I believe that the purpose of religion is love and connection, to feel connected to one another and to feel at ease with who we are … a kind of oneness, a kind of wholeness. So, as I began to understand that, this sort of superficial language of religion seemed less relevant.”

“My route to spirituality comes through addiction, so it comes from desperation and fear and this sort of defeat, destruction, annihilation of self in a very humiliating way, I suppose. So, I had no choice but to embrace spiritual life, but now I am grateful for this. It makes sense of my life.”

“Because I come from a Christian culture, a lot of the language of prayer that I use is Christian. I say the Lord’s Prayer every day. I try to connect to what those words mean. I connect to what the Father means. I connect to what wholeness means to me. I think about the relationship between forgiveness and being forgiven and the impossibility of redemption until you are willing to forgive and let go.”

Even though Brand has found the path he wants to follow, his beliefs are evolving and you can sense it when he talks that he has spent a lot of time considering how putting Christ in his life helps him as he struggles against his former demons.

Here’s hoping that he lives a long and happy life and that he can be a role model for those with addictions.

 

 

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Catholic Church Burned Down, Gunmen Kill Priest and 5 Others on Mother’s Day

And so it continues. We’ve made numerous reports speaking to the issue of anti-Christian attacks by non-Christian radicals. As time goes on, we hear of more and more reports, yet the same response prevails from the major news outlets – crickets. If the attacks come against ANY other religious or ethnic NON-Christian elements the hue and cry from the lamestream media lasts for WEEKS. But if it’s Christians, it’s as if someone put a potato in the exhaust pipe – absolutely NOTHING happens – not even a whisper.

This from Breitbart:

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (AFP) – Gunmen killed a priest and five church-goers during mass on Sunday (May 12) in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local official said.

“Towards 9am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church,” the mayor of Dablo, Mr Ousmane Zongo, told AFP.

“They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.”

The gunmen managed to trap some of the worshippers, he added.

“They killed five of them. The priest, who was celebrating mass, was also killed, bringing the number of dead to six.”

The attackers set fire to the church, several shops and a small cafe before heading to the local health centre, which they looted and burnt the chief nurse’s vehicle, said Mr Zongo.

A security source said between 20 and 30 gunmen carried out the attack.

Sunday’s attack was the latest of a series carried out against Christian churches in Burkina Faso.

Last Sunday, gunmen killed five people in an attack on a Protestant church in the small northern town of Silgadji.

Source: Breitbart News

Speaking from the viewpoint of a Christian, I hope that those who were killed had a personal relationship already established with the Lord and Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ. If so, they are now in the happiest possible place and have already experienced the thing for which they most longed, a face-to-face encounter with, and permanent residency with him. Those who perpetrated the attacks may believe they are destined for a heavenly residence and the approval of whatever person they deem to be their deity, but it’s my conviction that they are in for a rude awakening once they leave this mortal body behind.

 


 

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4 Drug Company Executives and a Company Founder Convicted of Opioid Kickback Scheme

One of the biggest problems we have is a nationwide drug abuse epidemic. Not only do we have a problem with illegal drugs coming across the southern border, but we have one functioning inside the established medical system. Just a couple of days ago, four drug company executives and a company founder were convicted of bribing doctors and giving kickbacks to promote a spray dispenser using the highly addictive opioid, Fentanyl.

From Fox:

The founder of Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics and four other former executives were convicted Wednesday of conspiring to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks to boost sales of the highly addictive opioid spray Subsys.

Insys founder and former chairman John Kapoor, 74, was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other charges for his role in directing the scheme, which included paying doctors speaking fees for sham events billed as educational opportunities, and misleading insurers about patients’ medical conditions in order to get payments approved for the drug.

Convicted along with Kapoor were former national sales director Richard Simon, former regional sales directors Sunrise Lee and Joseph Rowan, and former vice president of managed markets Michael Gurry. The jury in Boston federal court deliberated for 15 days before returning the verdicts.

Two other former executives, ex-CEO Michael Babich and ex-vice president of sales Alec Burlakoff, pleaded guilty in January and November, respectively, and testified against their onetime colleagues.

Lawyers for Kapoor and the others argued in court documents that they couldn’t be convicted because prosecutors failed to prove that they intended for doctors to prescribe the drug to patients who had no medical need for it.

Kapoor’s attorney, Beth Wilkinson, sought to shift the blame onto Burlakoff, claiming the sales executive made side deals with doctors and lied when he testified against Kapoor because he’s trying to save himself. In an emailed statement, Wilkinson said she ad Kapoor were disappointed but would “continue the fight to clear Dr. Kapoor’s name.” She added that the length of the jury’s deliberations “confirm that this was far from an open-and-shut case.”

Kapoor was arrested in October 2017, on the same day President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. And prosecutors have touted the case as illustrative of their work to fight the drug epidemic.

Source: Fox News

I grew up in an era where the doctors were genuinely interested in making their patients get better, and as far as I know, didn’t have the pressure from drug companies to market their wares. In recent times, however, due to health issues in my own family, I have observed firsthand how some of the doctors with whom I’ve had contact seemed to have an eagerness to promote certain brands of medications, and in some cases, wanted members of my family to continue using the prescribed drugs regardless of the side effects manifested. Some dentists are following a similar path, for example, promoting the use of fluoridated toothpaste, and encouraging the application of fluoride after a cleaning, when a little research will clearly show that fluoride is a poisonous chemical. I decided a long time ago to reject fluoride treatments and use a natural non-fluoridated toothpaste because I know the truth.

The point of saying all that is it’s so shameful that in so many cases, such as the ones illustrated in the above article we referenced, greed has supplanted conscientious medical care. I’ve heard people say that “money is the root of all evil” when in fact, the correct  saying is from the Bible verse in 1 Timothy 6:10 which says “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” A cross-reference to that verse is from Proverbs 15:27
“He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live.” These convictions showcase the pitfalls inherent in the greed to which these executives have fallen prey, and we can only hope that doctors and others in the pharmaceutical industry will take heed to the situation and come clean. “Professionalism” is synonymous with “trustworthy,” so I think it is imperative that the doctors and drug companies find their way to a clean conscience and resume the pathway to actual medical care rather than to fall to the lure of more money that comes from what I really believe has declined into full-scale malpractice through the promotion of drugs that do more harm than good.

 


 

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‘Some Kids Are Unwanted, So You Kill Them Now or You Kill Them Later’ – Rep. John Rogers

The topic of abortion has increasingly become a national hot-button issue. Both Red and Blue voters have begun to speak up more and more in favor of the preservation of the lives of unborn children – which ultimately turns many formerly Blue voters Red, which is a great thing, in my opinion.

The website on which you are viewing this content owes its very existence due to the owner, David Harris Jr, hitting a breaking point during the 2016 election cycle. He shared the distress he felt about Crooked Hillary’s “pro-choice” stance and the urgency he felt as he expressed to people how critical it was to him to support electing Donald Trump to the White House because Hillary supported abortion and Donald Trump supported the preservation of life in the womb. That same urgency to speak out has now been put into print as well in his book Why I Couldn’t Stay Silent.

As it turns out, with the passage of each day, it seems that the divide between “pro-choice” (a TERRIBLE Politically-Correct abomination) and pro-life widens. Radical Democrats who support abortion are becoming more blatantly callous, and pro-lifers are standing up to them.

This from Breitbart:

Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, said, while debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state, “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.”

“You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair,” Rogers continued. “So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, a Republican from Alabama who is challenging Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 for his Senate seat, tweeted:

The Alabama state House overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions in the state.

Lawmakers in the House voted, 74-3, to approve the legislation after most Democrats walked out of the chamber, refusing to vote.

Rogers chastised his colleagues for their decision to walk out of the chamber, reported Yellow Hammer News.

“When you’re opposed to something, stand there and fight it,” Rogers said. “I’m not leaving and walking out… I’m not scared of a fight.”

According to Yellow Hammer, Rogers addedI may bring a bill to force all men to have vasectomies. That would end this whole debate. There would be no more abortions and eventually no more voters.”

The Human Life Protection Act, HB 314, would make abortion a Class A felony and attempted abortion a Class C felony. The only exceptions are in cases in which “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.”

The measure would make performing an abortion punishable by a minimum of ten years for an abortionist.

“The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in a womb is not a person,” said Republican state Rep. Terri Collins, who sponsored the bill in the state House, reported the Associated Press. She added that while such a ban would likely be struck down by lower courts, the goal is to get to the Supreme Court.

Source: Breitbart News

There is no doubt in my mind that abortion is literally murder of a living human being. The scientific and technological advances we have at our disposal in the medical community have made it possible to look inside the womb and plainly see the details of the developing child all the way back to the instant of conception. It is only a matter of a few short weeks before a heartbeat can be heard, and the baby can be seen fighting off the instruments of his or her destruction as the baby butchers reach in with their tools to rip the child limb from limb. I know that language sounds…dramatic…but it’s beyond time to speak the truth of the matter. The recent movie Unplanned tells the story of Abby Johnson, now a FORMER leading Planned Parenthood clinic director (thank God for the “former” part!) who, upon witnessing the horrors of abortion in person, resigned her position and has now become a pro-life crusader with the powerful message portrayed in that movie.

America, it’s time to wake up and do something to further the protection of the lives of the yet-unborn. I’m convinced it is a battle that must be won, once and for all. The most basic of all of life’s guiding principles as found in the Ten Commandments given to Moses in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible includes the words “You shall not commit murder.” The best description I’ve heard that outlines the intent of the Ten Commandments is not about depriving humanity, but about the issue of love. It’s fundamental. If you love your fellow man (or “neighbor”), you won’t murder them, or steal from them, or try to have sex with their spouse, or lie about them, or want to steal their stuff. It’s all about helping, protecting, and looking out for the general well-being of your fellow human, not about getting control over them and forcing them to fit into your mold. It’s time we started living those principles in earnest. I believe that if we will do that and honor God’s plan in that way we truly will see him help us to Make America Great Again!

 


 

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