Category Archives: Total Depravity

Not the Onion: Liberty U. Is Starting a Record Label…

Not. The. Onion.

Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith hopes to share the secrets of his success with students at Liberty University this coming fall.

He’ll be joined by Kevin Jonas, the father and original manager of the Jonas Brothers, the megapopular sibling rock trio.

Both will play key roles at the new Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music, which opens Aug. 1 at Liberty, a conservative evangelical Christian university based in Virginia.

Smith, a Christian artist with crossover success, will direct the center.

Jonas’ role is still being defined but will involve working with Liberty students to record and promote their work and connecting with mainstream artists interested in signing with the new music label it plans to launch alongside the center.

Liberty….  I have a suggested name for your label:   Sycophantic.  It suits both your President’s trumpianity and the continuing secularization of your school.

“Strip club to host golf tournament at Trump resort in South Florida”

Make of this what you will.  What I make of it is the fact the the President’s businesses are happy to exploit women.

President Trump’s golf resort in Doral, Fla., is scheduled to host a golf tournament Saturday put on by a Miami-area strip club, which will allow golfers to pay for a dancer to serve as their “caddy girl” while they play at the president’s club.

The “Shadow All Star Tournament” is organized by the Shadow Cabaret, a strip club in Hialeah, Fla. Emanuele Mancuso, Shadow Cabaret’s marketing director, said in a telephone interview that this was the first time the club had held a tournament at Trump Doral.

The Trump name and family crest are displayed prominently in the strip club’s advertising materials, which offer golfers the “caddy girl of your choice.”

Exploitation.  If you’re ok with that, we have nothing in common.

When Your Target Audience is the Dirty Old Man Contingency…

This is how you advertise your spyglass-

Amanda Chase, Senator from Virginia, Has a Word of Advice, Ladies: If you Prepare, You Won’t Be Raped

Isn’t that happy news?  And all this time you thought rape was an act of violence.  Seemingly not, according to Amanda.  No, rape is a failure of preparedness….   (what an imbecilic thing to say).  Why do Americans insist on electing the stupidest people on the planet?

Robert Jeffress is Projecting

For it is he and the court evangelicals who have created an idol they happily worship-  bit.ly/30cX7iV

A New Term: ‘Influencer Welfare’

The sense of entitlement of the ‘social media influencer’ just grew by leaps and bounds:

It’s no secret that plenty of brands and companies choose to work with social media influencers in an attempt to use their large followings and idealistic image to boost their own profiles.

But while some businesses may choose to offer their services in exchange for social media recognition on their own terms, when an influencer reaches out expecting a freebie, it often doesn’t go well.

Betrothed & Co, a small UK-based wedding photography business run by Frankie Lowe and Laura Dunning, had a strange experience with a self-titled “influencer” expecting to receive a package worth $5,000 for free.

Etc.  Read it all.  A refusal to do something for nothing is neither abusive nor unprofessional.  What’s unprofessional, and unacceptable, is expecting something for nothing.

The Evangelical ‘Flat Earth Society’ Founder Who Has Been Arrested- For Child Porn

Fundamentalist Christian and self-proclaimed founder of the “Biblical Flat Earth Society,” Phillip Stephen Stallings, was arrested this week and charged with 56 counts of child sexual exploitation, as reported by local news station WTDV.

The 40-year-old Durham, North Carolina resident is facing dozens of charges for sexually exploiting minors for allegedly downloading media that involved minors engaged in sexual situations and sharing this illegal media on social platforms.

He was arrested on Wednesday morning at his home by Durham County deputies as a part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation, according to WRAL.com.

“It’s part of an investigation across the nation right now for possession of child pornography and creation of child pornography,” said Durham County Assistant District Attorney Kendra Montgomery-Blinn during a short court hearing on Thursday morning. “They had information that Mr. Stallings was sharing his materials on a social media platform.”

Stallings faces 28 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor after being caught with child pornography. He has also been served with a warrant related to both cyberstalking and financial card theft.

His personal website, on which he refers to himself as a “reformed Christian Apologist, Theonomist, Kinist and a former seminary student,” is largely dedicated to his belief that the earth is flat, which uses the Bible to support his opinion. His website also espouses that there is an Illuminati conspiracy to cover up the truth about the flat earth, which relates to ancient sun-worshipping cults.

Stallings is an ebook author and also has a YouTube channel where he covers topics such as feminism, transvestites, and women in the military.

He has been taken to the Durham County Detention Center. On Thursday, the judge raised his secured bond from $341,000 to $500, 000. More charges are possible depending on that the ongoing investigation uncovers. If Stallings posts bond, he will be prohibited from any contact with children, as well as from using any computers or smart devices that could allow him access to any photos or videos.

Etc.

The depravity is unending for the pretend Christians.

The Lawsuit Against the Reprobate Paige Patterson

Read the legal filing here.  When Patterson was at SEBTS dismantling the faculty and turning our formerly great seminary into a fundamentalist brain-washing enterprise anyone who ever came in contact with him could sense he was evil incarnate.

And he is.  And if you read the complaint, you will realize it too.

Patterson’s defenders either do not know him at all, or they are as evil as he is.

He Objects to Abortion But He Is all For Molesting a Child…. And of Course He’s From Texas… And A Baptist…

And probably a Trump voter.  Making him triply hypocritical.

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years.

Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, according to Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Court records show Bratton, 43, posted a $50,000 bond Saturday, The Houston Chronicle reported .

Disgusting.  Hell awaits.

This is BLASPHEMOUS

Jesus Wept

A father and his 8-year-old son are dead in what authorities say appears to be a murder-suicide at a Maryville condo.

Police officers and firefighters responded to the residence about 9:25 a.m. Monday in Savannah Village after a home inspector called 911 to report hearing the smoke detector beeping and seeing smoke inside when he looked through a back window, said Tony Crisp, who serves as Maryville police and fire chief.

Authorities discovered the two people inside a bedroom amid a small fire.

The fire was extinguished quickly and both victims were taken by ambulance to Blount Memorial Hospital.

The 38-year-old father was pronounced dead a short time later.

The boy was pronounced dead about noon after being transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Crisp said.

Evil lives.  And kills.  And Jesus weeps.

This is What You Do When You Have A Molester at Your Church

You immediately inform the police as soon as the abuse is known.

A former Long Hollow Baptist Church Intern was arrested last week for the statutory rape of a student, the church announced Sunday.

According to a statement from Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty, the former intern was arrested on Tuesday of last week. The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 24-year-old Benjamin Widrick.

The church says the incident took place while Widrick was doing a 10-week internship last summer.

“The timeline is fuzzy (and details are still coming together), but the abuse appears to have taken place last summer during the former intern’s 10-week service period with our student team at the Gallatin Campus,” Gallaty said in a statement.

Gallaty said one of the student pastors first heard rumors in December 2018 and it was immediately reported to the Gallatin Police Department and Long Hollow leadership team. The case was then turned over to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department.

Be vigilant.  And if you see something, say something.  Those are the only policies needed to address the issue of sexual abuse.

Another Reason to Avoid Anti-Christian Mega Churches: Child Trafficking and Rape

The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office said.

Around 1,000 worshippers gathered at the headquarters of La Luz del Mundo in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on Tuesday evening to pray for García as he was held in Los Angeles on $25 million bail.

García, 50, faces 26 counts of felony charges that range from human trafficking and production of child pornography to forcible rape of a minor. The charges detail a series of disturbing allegations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018 in Los Angeles County.

The fundamentalist Christian church, whose name translates to The Light of the World, was founded in 1926 by García’s grandfather. It has been the subject of child sex abuse allegations for years but authorities in Mexico have never filed criminal charges. It has more than 15,000 churches in 58 countries, according to its website. The church’s followers must adhere to a strict moral code in exchange for the promise of eternal salvation.

Anti-Christian and Mega Church go hand in hand.  Where you have a mega church you have anti-christianity.

YouTube’s Algorithm is Grooming Pedophiles

This is a tremendously disturbing report and Google/ YouTube needs to fix it, today.  Max Fisher tweets

YouTube’s algorithm has been curating home movies of unwitting families into a catalog of semi-nude kids, we found. YT often plays the videos after users watch softcore porn, building an audience of millions for what experts call child sexual exploitation.

Each video might appear innocent on its own, a home movie of a kid in a two-piece swimsuit or a nightie. But each has three common traits:

• the girl is mostly unclothed or briefly nude

• she is no older than age 8

• her video is being heavily promoted by YouTube’s algorithm

Any user who watched one kiddie video would be directed by YouTube’s algorithm to dozens more — each selected out of millions of otherwise-obscure home movies by an incredibly sophisticated piece of software that YouTube calls an artificial intelligence. The families had no idea.

We talked to one mother, in Brazil, whose daughter had posted a video of her and a friend playing in swimsuits. YouTube’s algorithm found the video and promoted it to users who watched other partly-clothed prepubescent children. Within a few days of posting, it had 400,000 views.  We talked to child psychologists, sexual trauma specialists, psychologists who work with pedophiles, academic experts on pedophilia, network analysts. They all said YouTube has built a vast audience — maybe unprecedented — for child sexual exploitation, with grave risks for kids.

Read the whole.  And let YouTube and Google know what you think.

She Set Her Stepdaughter’s Face on Fire

A suburban Dallas woman has been charged after police say she doused her 5-year-old stepdaughter’s face with rubbing alcohol and set it on fire.

A Grand Prairie police statement Friday says 20-year-old Dalia Jimenez is charged with felony injury to a child and free on $20,000 bond.

Police say officers went to the family home May 13 after a child had been reported as burned and in need of medical treatment. Jimenez initially blamed the burns on an accident while lighting a candle. After detectives found inconsistencies in her account, however, Jimenez admitted that she burned the girl’s face as punishment for yelling.

Police say the child’s father wasn’t home at the time and isn’t considered a suspect. The child and a younger sibling have been placed with relatives.

Woman’s inhumanity to child…

If You Know This Man, Let His Employer Know What Kind of Person He Is

Because this kind of racist wretch doesn’t deserve a job.

A man in the Sacramento area is caught on camera harassing a teenager, accusing her of being in the country illegally.

The video was then posted online. The teenager in the video says the rude, racist comments came out of nowhere.  The man is seen on camera refusing to leave, telling the girl she’ll have to face the cops.  It all happened in broad daylight outside a park and community center popular with local teenagers.  “As a parent and someone in this community obviously that behavior is appalling,” said Jason Jimenez with Elk Grove police.

Jimenez has talked with the teen’s family, saying police have had issues with this man before, but wouldn’t elaborate.  “We would suggest to people that are in incidents like that to quickly call us,” he said.  The man was not arrested and can not be charged with anything in this situation.  Jimenez says an arrest would require some form of violence, like property damage or assault.

The harassment seen in the video is shocking to local mom Alicia Reynhea.  “I was just there over the weekend and if someone were to every approach my son like that, I would be heated,” she said.  Elk Grove police say the man was harassing other people the same day the video was taken, but they are unsure if that was also racially motivated.

Hell Was Created For Such As This

A Knoxville man was convicted Wednesday of raping a 10-year-old child.

Cody Lynn Wyrick, 25, was convicted of rape of a child, rape and aggravated sexual battery.

During the two day trial, prosecutors with the Knox County District Attorney’s Office say Wyrick was a houseguest from March through July 2012 and babysat the 10-year-old and sibling. They said Wyrick used a game of hide-and-seek to isolate the victim in a bathroom where he sexually assaulted the child.

Prosecutors say he assaulted the same victim in a bedroom. The victim disclosed the rapes five years later and Wyrick admitted to them during a police interview.

Sentencing is set for July 12. The minimum penalty is 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole.

He should be executed.

Ms Bezos is no Hero, And Neither are the Other ‘Super Rich’ Donating Half their Wealth

MacKenzie Bezos, who received more than $35 billion in her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has signed the Giving Pledge, making a commitment to give more than half of her fortune to charity or philanthropic causes.

She won’t suffer with the multiple billions or so she’s left with. It’s hardly a sacrifice given that there’s not much more comfort to be had with 35 billion that you can’t have with half that.

Let’s stop making heroes out of people who are super wealthy because they run companies that take advantage of workers, pay crap wages, don’t offer decent or sustaining benefits, and who could never live off the minimum pay they provide the people who do all the work.

Do you know who the real heroes are?  The small and medium sized companies whose leaders and owners maximize employee pay.  Those are the real heroes.

Franklin Graham Has Never Called on Trump to Repent…

And yet he wishes Christians to pray that Trump continue to live in open rebellion against God.  The list of those who agree with Graham is a who’s who of enablers of evil.

We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.

Etc.  But nary a word asking for Christians to pray Trump repent and turn from his racist ways.    If Trump (or Franklin, or any of the court evangelicals) really cared about being directed by God, they would repent in sackcloth and ashes.

The Mega-Church Ponzi Scheme

The pastor of a megachurch in West Palm Beach, Fla., is refusing to hand over $1.7 million despite claims by federal prosecutors that the funds belong to people caught up in a $30 million Ponzi scheme run by a former church director.

According to the Palm Beach Post, U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg ordered $1 million in assets belonging to Winners Church, a suburban congregation in West Palm Beach, and to church pastors Fred Shipman and Whitney Shipman frozen.

Those assets will remain frozen until Rosenberg issues a ruling on their disposition.

The dispute is part of the fallout from an alleged Ponzi scheme run by Canadian financial commentator Harold Seigel and Florida resident Jose Aman. The duo allegedly convinced hundreds of people to invest millions in Argyle Coin, LLC, which claimed to be a cryptocurrency business related to diamonds.

According to a dozen lawsuits recently filed in Florida and elsewhere, the men were actually running an elaborate scam. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday (May 21) it was shutting down the operation, describing it as a Ponzi scheme.

Some of their money turned up at Winners Church, which boasts a congregation of more than 2,000and had listed Aman as a “director” on state records.

According to a new lawsuit, Aman gave $1 million to the church from 2014 to 2018 and gave church founder Bishop Fred Shipman $700,000. He also allegedly gave Fred Shipman’s son, Winners Church senior pastor Whitney Shipman, around $40,000 during that same time period.

Accordingly, don’t give your money to mega-churches.   So endeth the lesson.