Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Quick Hits: Volume CCX

- The only thing fatally wounded at a highly anticipated pro gun rally was leftist media narratives.

Tens of thousands gathered in Richmond, Va., on Monday to oppose new gun-control measures being pushed by Democrats in the state legislature.

The event’s peaceful procession marked a stark contrast to mainstream media portrayals of a rally filled with white nationalists and others prepared to do violence. The day’s rally concluded without a single incidence of mayhem or civil unrest.

Music, shared food, and chants of "USA!" made for a festive, fraternal atmosphere as marchers displayed their support for Second Amendment rights in Virginia. The march has been put on annually by the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a pro-gun-rights group that has been at the center of the controversy around new gun-control legislation. Monday's protest, however, was by far the largest turnout, as gun-owning Virginians gathered from across the Commonwealth to advocate for their rights.

Of all the activity on social media which discussed this rally, this was perhaps my favorite recap.

I would be willing to bet that, as a percentage, there were more black people among Monday's Richmond rally goers than any "March for Our Lives" gathering or Bloomberg affiliated gun-grabber groups.

Thoughts and prayers to those whose narratives were killed in this incident.

- The New York Times announced it's presidential endorsement on Monday. And it was.....odd.

Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.

That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach. They are Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.

The leftist-leaning fish wrap is probably so embarrassed by the lily white makeup of the Dem candidates at last week's debate that they wanted to have at least one check mark on the intersectionality scorecard. I guess they chose "female" instead of "gay" (Sorry, Mayor Pete).

- Twin Cities church essentially says "Move on, boomer."

A prayer for survival rose from the back of the church last Sunday.

“I pray for this church, getting through this age-discrimination thing,” said William Gackstetter, as the gray-haired heads around him nodded in agreement.

Gackstetter and other members of the Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove are upset enough that their church is closing in June. What makes it worse is that their church is reopening in November — pretty much without them.

The church wants to attract more young families. The present members, most of them over 60 years old, will be invited to worship somewhere else. A memo recommends that they stay away for two years, then consult the pastor about reapplying.

If you're approaching the running of a church as a business venture as opposed to serving the Lord and helping congregants develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you're doing it wrong.

Since this is a Methodist church, here is the Venn diagram I'd love to see among the decision makers of this particular congregation: Those who believe it's OK to discriminate based on age and those who endorse gay marriage & abortion.


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