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Politics of Hate in the Church

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So I’m just going to come out of the closet and say it. I’m a Jesus freak who supports gay marriage. Not just doesn’t care, but supports it. No, I’m not a Methodist or liberal. Yes, I am conservative. I believe women should stay home to raise their kids, and the man should work. I believe women should not be leaders in the church, and I think the whole feminist movement in the 60’s and 70’s is the main reason for many sociological problems. I also do not believe I’m anti-women for believing that. I just think God made us women for specific purposes, so to ignore those or deny them makes no sense and is the opposite of oppressive. I digress, anyhow- gay marriage.

Christians…people who claim Christ: stop the hate. Stop the boycotting business that supports gay marriage. Stop the holier-then-thou mentality and check yourself. Take a look in the mirror. After you do that, read the bible. Then recheck yourself.
So you think that gays will desecrate marriage? Really? My folks are of the straight kind and let’s just say there have been more then five divorces between the two of them. And we all know the divorce rate in the USA is above 50 percent. Gays and lesbians getting married won’t desecrate marriage- human beings who don’t take their vows seriously and leave when it gets broken desecrate marriage. And that’s already happening.
Ok, so you don’t think marriage should be redefined? Sure. I get that. But let’s say our government DOES redefine marriage. God isn’t up to their freaking out..like everything changes for Him. Dude, He’s still King! He is King of this everything! King of it all. Ruler. Mighty one. Is the King you worship so small that an insignificant political move will cause Him to shiver?

Please stop the hate. Instead of waiting in line at a fast food restaurant (for hours) because they spoke against gay marriage- make friends with someone different then yourself. Serve those you apparently hate. Wash the feet of the people you judge. Show love, and peace.
Now, I know I’ll likely loose some friends over this. But I can’t hide it anymore. My friends, who are part of the gay and lesbian community…ad who are also incredible people, they don’t want to redefine our God. They aren’t trying to take away our happy place. They honestly do not at all care. All they want is to be able to be in the hospital room with someone they devoted their entire life to.

So you say it’s a sin? Ok. Your point? When was the last time you looked at porn? When was the last time you lied? When was the last time you hated? I do agree it goes against the very nature of God, but so does all the divorce in the church. Plank in the own eye, k?
As a Christian, and someone who passionately loves The Lord I’m appalled at how we have treated those we are commanded to love. I’ve tried my best whenever possible to apologize to anyone gay or lesbian on behalf of all of us, but I probably look like a nut bag.
Stop trying to save the world one political move at a time. Let God save the world. Stop giving people a reason to put up the stolen wall whenever they see a Christian and give them a reason to soften their hearts. Serve the very people you don’t understand. Get to know them. Ask them questions.

I’m sure everything I’ve written can be critiqued, and some theology buff could offer a compelling argument for the political fight and how it’s biblical, but I’m such a broken, lost person that I can’t join that fight. I won’t join your fight. I won’t join your hate. I’m struggling daily with my sin and find I don’t have a place to throw the stones at you.

Joss Whedon rounds up a ton of famous actors’ for anti-Trump propagnada video

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Writer-director Joss Whedon has assembled his Avengers cast — and a bevy of other Hollywoods stars — for an anti-Donald Trump campaign ad released Wednesday timed to the launch of his Save the Day PAC, which encourages Americans to vote on Election Day.

 

Titled “Important,” the ad features Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle as well as Julianne Moore, Jesse Williams, Neil Patrick Harris, Keegan-Michael Key, James Franco, Cobie Smulders, Stanley Tucci, Rosie Perez, Yvette Nicole Brown, Martin Sheen and Leslie Odom Jr., among others.

“You might think it’s not important. You might think you’re not important,” Ruffalo says in the three-minute clip, before Key adds, “but that’s not true.”

“And the only way we can prove that to you is by having lots of famous people” appear in the video, Downey Jr. jokes.

“A sh*t-ton of famous people,” Moore adds.

While the ad doesn’t mention Trump directly or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton  directly by name, it is clear the video is an effort to stop him; Cheadle, a vocal critic of the Republican candidate, asks if America wants to elect a “racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society,” while Hamilton star Odom Jr. pleads: “Do we want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things?”

The ad comes as Whedon launched his Save the Day PAC on Wednesday. On its website, the outfit describes itself as a “short-form digital production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act.”

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Whedon said the company had already shot seven videos and were planning to shoot an additional five that will all be released before Election Day.

“It’s about targeting people who either aren’t going to vote or have been anesthetized out of voting — fighting the sort of apathy and cynicism that says, ‘It doesn’t matter if I vote,’” Whedon told the outlet.

On how he was able to get the group together for the first advertisement, Whedon said he pitched celebrities with the idea they’d be doing a PSA to “help get out the vote and stop orange Muppet Hitler.”

“We’re going to anger a lot of people, I’m sure,” he said. “And we’ll miss the mark, you know? The point is to throw up as much against the wall as possible, so that we can reach some people, so we can see if something sticks — an image, a phrase, a humorous short, or a not-at-all humorous short, whatever it is that just gets some people to reconsider the idea they’re busy on Nov. 8.”

Whedon has previously weighed in on presidential politics with an online video — in 2012, he cut a mock campaign ad claiming that voting for Republican Mitt Romney would lead to a “zombie apocalypse.”

Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

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‘Computers accessing the internet can — and eventually will — be hacked,’ says Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr.

The FBI did not need the warrant to hack a United States resident’s computer system, according to a judgment handed down on Tuesday by Senior United States District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is supported, it may have causal sequences that essentially enable government companies to search remotely and seize info from any computer system in the United States without a warrant, probable cause or suspicion, the EFF says.

The judgment associates with an around the world FBI sting referred to as Operation Pacifier that targeted child pornography websites on anonymity networks such as Tor. The FBI released hacking tools across computers in the United States, Chile, Denmark and Greece, and caught 1,500 pedophiles on the Dark Web. As part of Operation Pacifier, authorities quickly seized and continued running a server that hosted the kid porn website Playpen, meanwhile deploying a hacking tool known internally as a network investigative technique. The NIT gathered roughly 1,500 IP addresses of visitors to the site.

Judge Morgan, Jr. composed on Tuesday that the FBI’s actions did not break the Fourth Amendment, which secures United States people from unreasonable search and seizure. “The Court discovers that no Fourth Amendment infraction occurred here since the government did not need the warrant to catch Defendant’s IP address” and other details from the suspect’s computer system, he wrote.

” Generally, one has no affordable expectation of privacy in an IP address when utilizing the internet,” Morgan, Jr. stated. “Even an internet user who uses the Tor network in an effort to mask his/her IP address does not have a reasonable expectation of personal privacy in his or her IP address.”

The judge said computer systems are hacked every day and no one ought to anticipate personal privacy while operating online.

” The increase of computer hacking utilizing the internet has changed the general public’s reasonable expectations of personal privacy,” he composed. “Now, it seems unreasonable to think that a computer system linked to the web is immune from intrusion. Undoubtedly, the opposite is true: In today’s digital world, it seems a virtual certainty that computer systems accessing the internet can– and ultimately will– be hacked.”

A Massachusetts court previously threw away proof gathered by the FBI in one Playpen case, ruling that the operation depended on an invalid warrant. The bureau has moved to keep its NIT software categorized, pointing out national security issues if it were made public.

In April, the Supreme Court promoted the FBI’s proposed modifications to Rule 41, permitting judges to approve remote access to suspects’ computer systems that fall outside their territory. Under the new guidelines, a judge in New York can authorize hacking a computer system in Alaska, for instance. A bipartisan Senate expense called the Stop Mass Hacking Act aims to block these broadened powers. There’s a comparable bill making its way through your house of Representatives, too, according to Reuters. Congress has up until December 1st to reject or change the Supreme Court’s ruling– if it doesn’t, the changes to Rule 41 will take effect as planned.