Posted by: the warrioress | November 28, 2015

Tis The Season…

the warrioress:

May God refill my heart with hope, more tolerance, and a new love for those who are ignorant and hateful, who claim to serve Jesus Christ.

Originally posted on Ed Christian's World:

Christmas is coming soon and now, more than ever, is the time to remember the real reason behind it. It is time for reflection and rebirth, not only for ourself, but also for the Nation and the Church.

As we look over the past year we have seen a lack of tolerance, respect for our fellow man and a total disregard for the message Jesus gave us for living our daily lives. Political Correctness is the new norm and hate, fear mongering and total disregard for the Constitutional rights of others is becoming our everyday message. Greed has taken over for charity and there is a total lack of compassion flowing throughout the Country. This starts at our Nation’s Capital, flows through our churches and ends up in the family household. It is what we, the family, are now teaching our children.

I have taught the US Constitution for years…

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Posted by: the warrioress | November 22, 2015

Really Sad, But True!



The following is important. It’s written by an individual who shares observations of the last seven years. I hope you’ll read along and consider Mr. Schaeffer’s words. I think God agrees with him.


The Slow Lynching of President Barack Obama

“I’ve just spent the last 7 years writing over 200,000 words in blogs and articles in support of President Obama. My blogs on the Huffington Post alone would add up to a book in support of the President of over 300 pages. Weirdly, I just realized that through all my writing, this has been the first time in my life I’ve personally gone to bat for a black man. It just happens that he’s a president. But my emotional stake in his life is now personal.

So I’ve changed from a white guy who used to read news about some black man getting shot or beaten by cops or stand-your-ground types who assumed that the black man must have “done something,” to a white guy who figures that the black man was probably getting lynched. I’ve changed ideology but I’ve also changed my gut intuitive reactions.

I’ve changed because if this country will lynch a brilliant, civil, kind, humble, compassionate, moderate, articulate, black intellectual we’re lucky enough to have in the White House, we’ll lynch anyone. What chance does an anonymous black man pulled over in a traffic stop have of fair treatment when the former editor of the Harvard Law Review is being lynched?

One famous liberal commentator wrote a book on how Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil could disagree and still be friends. Why, he asked on many a TV show promoting his book, couldn’t President Obama be like that? Because, I yelled at the screen, those two men were white Irish Americans and part of a ruling white oligarchy.

Because, I yelled, you might as well ask why Nelson Mandela didn’t talk his jailers in South Africa into seeing reason.

Because, I yelled, the President is black and anytime he’s reached out he’s pulled back a bloody stump.

Because, I yelled, liberal white commentators have been as bothered by a black man in the White House, who’s smarter than they are as much as right wing bigots have been bothered.

Because, I yelled, President Obama has been lied about, attacked, vilified, and disrespected since Day One.

Because, I yelled, this country may have passed laws so blacks can vote and eat in a white man’s world, but in our hearts we’re stuck in a place more like 1952 than 2013.

We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of a moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband. The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy.

Evangelical “Christians” have been so stuck on putting a rope around this black man’s neck they have denied their faith and been the backbone of the lying Tea Party who spawned the so-called “birthers” and the rest of the white people driving our news cycle.

Roman Catholic bishops have denied their tradition of helping the poor and been so eager to destroy this president they aligned themselves with white Evangelical bigots and tried to stop health care reform, all because the President wants to give women a fair shake. The bishops even called him “anti-religious” because the president wants insurers to pay for contraception.

This is a slow motion lynching of a black man who is so moderate and centrist that he favored Wall Street enough so that the Left is all over his case. He’s so “radical” and “leftist” and “hates America” so much, and “coddles our enemies” so much, that he killed bin Laden and used drones to kill our enemies. He’s such a “socialist” that he presided over the revival of our economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression, and led us to the present day stock market boom. President Obama is such a “Marxist” that he tried to give insurance – not socialized medicine – to all Americans.

President Obama never answered back to the disgusting southern right wing rubes from the former slave states that have tried to belittle, mock and stymie his presidency shouting “You lie” in a million ways, while actually meaning “You lie, nigger!”

And did the “enlightened” Left have President Obama’s back? No. They carp about his “failure” because a website was slow to get running! The white privileged “progressive” few were too busy blaming him for getting lynched and telling him how to craft policy while a rope was put around his neck again and again and tightened with each filibuster, each lie told on the radio, each self-defeating scorched earth action to stop him from succeeding, even if it meant taking us all down too.

We don’t like to admit who we really are. So we make excuses and blame the victim. I’m ashamed for our country, a country my Marine son fought for in two stupid wars this president has been working to end. And I’m still rooting for the best, smartest and most decent man who has been president in my lifetime. I pray for his health care reform to succeed. I pray for his immigration reform to succeed. I’m amazed he’s gotten anything done, but he has, even while the lynch mob gathers again and again to laugh, lie and spit and claim he’s “failed” while “liberal” commentators nod sagely and talk about his “mistakes” as if President Obama has been playing on a level playing field.

We have a lot to do to heal this country of the damage done by the right wing Obama-haters and the Left wing know-it-all pundits who did not have his back because they don’t have the honesty to admit that we still live in a backward racist swamp of prejudice. Maybe in 50 years our country will be worthy of someone of President Obama’s forbearance again. For now we can just hope that the hatred of the Republican Party for our first black president doesn’t drive us to the brink of ruin again as they strip food from the mouths of the poor, and try to get people to not sign up for health care, just to get even with the black man they swore to destroy from the day that “uppity” black who is smarter than all of them put together took the oath of office.

God bless you Mr. President. I’m praying for you. I am so very sorry. But take heart, in the long reach of history the door you opened will stay open for the millions of Americans of all colors, genders and beliefs who will follow you.

They will bless your name. So will history.”


Posted by: the warrioress | November 16, 2015

The Terrified Christian

His mind races in fear.

ISIS is coming to America!

Evil is taking over our country; Obama is an evil Muslim plotting the demise of America!

etc., etc., etc.


2 Timothy 1:7King James Version (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


Posted by: the warrioress | November 8, 2015

Living His Teachings!


Jesus doesn’t care about the color of our skin or what country we live in. We are valuable to Him, just as we are. We don’t have to be or do anything to be beloved by God.

How could God be in favor of a world where some starve, while others eat and drink to excess? Why do some in the world have to live without clean drinking water or basic shelter, while we have an abundance of both in the United States? Do we believe we are superior to our neighbors in another land?

Can someone claim to follow Jesus Christ and be against feeding and clothing the poorest of the poor across the world, and even within the United States? I think not — not according to your bible.

The Bible says this:
“Behold this was the guilt of your sister Sodom. She and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, prosperous ease but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them when I saw it.”. -Ezekial 16:49-50

I believe that the most selfish among us, who stand for only themselves and their own will be at a loss when they try to justify their selfish actions and choices some day.

What do you stand for? Whom are you striving to share with? What kind of world are you endeavoring to design for our distant brothers and sisters, who are all beloved by Him? Do you really follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in word, deed, and action in your life?

Posted by: the warrioress | October 12, 2015

Fear Mongering and Guns in America


Trite cliché’s and warnings about the president removing our right to bear arms have been sounded every time this country has tried to have a conversation about changing gun laws. Finally, it seems that President Obama has decided to take the initiative to put into law background checks that are actually carried out, a ban on assault rifles, and a limit on magazine ammunition. Also included is a willingness to close the gun show loop-hole and some other sundry non-threatening actions which are nominal at best; included in these is trying to offer better individual citizen mental health information exchanges with other states in a country-wide data base.

How anyone can be against these kinds of safety precautions that are purely common sense, is beyond my ability to comprehend. I’m used to a frantic bias against President Obama, however, since he took office nearly eight years ago.  I’m accustomed to a consistent rebellious cry against him that has been so disgusting, I’ve had to keep my jaw clenched shut. I’ve been afraid to say more than I have thus far or I may get myself into trouble with the good Lord above.

None of the fear mongering being spouted is rooted in anything rational whatsoever. What is, but shouldn’t be, surprising is that the alleged party claiming “pro-life” status only appears to care about life when it hasn’t actually taken a breath outside of a woman’s womb.


At any rate, the NRA has a wonderful plan for us. See above.

This was said tongue in cheek.

Common sense regulations are specifically a problem because of Republicans in the Senate who unanimously block modest gun law regulations, like background checks. These Republicans are terrified of the NRA. The portion of Americans supporting this insanity are fear-obsessed. These people are conspiracy theorists, who don’t seem to care about the continued loss of life that has been steadily climbing since the first mass school shooting, Columbine. There have been 45 of these kinds of mass shootings in 2015 so far!

So now I’m hearing that the President is finally going to attempt to begin some minor gun control so that we can stop some of these mass shootings and maybe our children can safely attend our various schools in this nation or see a movie. I pray that logical, rational minds will prevail on this issue.

Posted by: the warrioress | September 23, 2015

Walk The Walk

the warrioress:

Instead of griping about the Pope and/or President Obama, maybe shoot for walking the talk, American Christians!

Originally posted on Ed Christian's World:

With Grandfather being the Spiritual Leader, I was pretty much raised on the bible and came to know Jesus as my savior early in life. I also learned early in life, that just saying you are a Christian doesn’t make you a Christian. Grandfather made sure I also walked the walk as a Christian to be a living example of Christian life.

Like all of us, I have had a hard life with many pitfalls and rocks in the road. However, I have always been blessed with insight and strength to overcome them. My faith in God has always brought me great comfort and peace.

My Grandfather was a very wise man and set a fine example for me to follow throughout my life. He was always the first to offer help when he saw someone in need. He lead by example and would never ask anyone to do something…

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Posted by: the warrioress | September 20, 2015

Christ & the Transgendered


There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

“Could we perhaps be too solidly entrenched in our own boxes that we’ve created to shield ourselves from “the world” to listen to others’ viewpoints? Do we fear what we don’t understand? Or do we shy away because grappling with transgender questions is messy and uncomfortable?

But take a look at Jesus, who walked among us in all our messiness. He didn’t judge or shame. He treated all with respect and kindness and listened to our questions and stories. His scathing words were reserved for the Pharisees, the religious teachers so focused on rules and keeping others in the tight boxes they had constructed that they had lost what was most important in life – justice, mercy and faith. But Jesus embodied love and compassion and, as a result, changed the stories of people’s lives.”




“There has been story after story in the news of LGBT teens committing suicide because of bullying. We have also seen a surge of news stories of kids being harassed, threatened, and even physicality assaulted. No one’s child should have to endure that. No one should feel afraid, hated, and rejected like that. These are not just a few shocking exceptional cases either. As their voices have begun to be heard, we have seen of story after story of how gay and transgender kids have felt hated, at times even hating themselves. We have heard how life for them can be a living hell, so bad that it makes some of them want to end their lives.

That really should be a wake-up call for us as Christians. Regardless of where we stand on the rightness or the wrongness of being gay, none of that matters much when people are dying. We can argue over what the Bible says about homosexuality, but one thing is utterly clear: Jesus clearly teaches us to love people, not to hate them, not to make them feel hated, and not to stand by while that is happening. From the perspective of the New Testament there simply is no room for doubt on this. We know exactly where Jesus stands. He stands on the side of the least, the condemned, the vulnerable.

John’s Gospel tells the story of a women caught in adultery who was brought before Jesus. The religious leaders say to him, “The law commands that she should be stoned to death, what do you say?” Jesus bends down and draws with his finger in the dirt, and then says to them “Let the one who is without sin throw the first stone.” One by one they all leave until he is there alone with the woman. Jesus says to her “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she answered. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared.

Now, many preachers are quick to point out that Jesus next says to her “Go and leave your life of sin.” But the real point here is that even though Jesus did consider adultery sinful, he still was the one who defended her. In fact, he was the only one there who was “without sin” and yet he did not cast a stone and did not condemn. So again, even if we think homosexuality is wrong, we know what Jesus would do in our shoes. He has drawn a line in the sand, and we need to decide what side of that line we will be on. Will we be on the side of Jesus and the one who is being condemned and threatened? Or will we stand with the religious accusers on the other side of that line? Maybe we were not the ones actually throwing those stones, but did we stand on the side of the accused and condemned and actively defend them like Jesus did? Did we actively defend and love “the least of these”? Because Jesus says that the way we treat them is the way we treat him.

Jesus never says a word about homosexuality, but there was one kind of sin that he spoke out against all the time. There was one kind of sin that got Jesus really mad. This was the sin of religious people who shut out those in need of mercy. This was the sin of people who used the Bible as a weapon. You hear Jesus saying this on page after page of the gospels. Why? Because this type of sin has the potential to damage people like few other things do. It is particularly damaging because they claim to be speaking for God. So if we really want to speak out against sin, we as Christians need to speak out against the kind of sin that Jesus did, and side with the kinds of folks he did.

What this all comes down to is we, as Christians, acting like Jesus. It’s about discerning what Jesus would want us to do right now, and the answer is clear: We need to change our priorities and focus on the critical issue of communicating love and acceptance to people–especially the very people our society so often ostracizes, condemns, and rejects. Because that is exactly what Jesus did. Jesus was known for hanging out with “sinners” and was frequently accused of being a sinner himself because of it. But that did not stop him because he cared more about those people than he cared about being judged.”





Extra curricular reading on this topic:

Posted by: the warrioress | September 6, 2015

Christians & the Transgendered

2015 Christians offer their thoughts about the transgendered on Facebook:

“As long as he has male parts, he’s a male and has no business in the female’s restroom. Period! (And that’s one thing he’ll never have!) By the way, I’m a Christian and I don’t agree this guy should be able to use the girl’s restroom. They designated a neutral gender one for him and he should be glad he even has that instead of whining about not being able to use the girl’s restroom. FYI – Jesus loves us all, no matter what we have done. It’s the sin he doesn’t condone. He even loves the terrorists who are killing in the name of their religion.”

“They are confused freaks and are against what god made them and I would keep my family away from them!”

“A male is a male and a female is a female. Transgenders are freeks and should be treated as such. Their parents should deal with them and get them help, Christian help.”

“If one has a pecker-men’s room, if not-girls room. Pretty simple.”

“My husband and I are beyond Angry about this. We have KIDS just like EVERYONE ELSE. This garbage needs to STOP. Lord help us.”

“If it has MALE plumbing it’s a MALE no matter what comes out of its mouth”

“This is more nonsense. If you were born a male you are still a male to GOD and me use the men’s room. Just because you wear women’s clothes doesn’t make you a woman!”

“They have a identity problem because they need more hormones. Get injected it’s not too late!”

“This could be used as an excuse by perverted males to access the ladies rooms. Women and children are no longer going to be bullied by these freaks.”

“Why doesn’t it matter what the normal people want anymore?? Why do they think they can make us comply to all of their warped ideas and ways? I am afraid to think what might be next !!”

“God forgive us for the horrible things going on in our society–50 yrs ago who would have thought it would come to this? God help us!!!!!”

Posted by: the warrioress | August 27, 2015

Trump and the Christian

I was just unfriended on Facebook by a Christian Republican acquaintance who insists that he will be morally compromising himself if he votes for a Democrat. Evidently, I outraged him when I insisted that he was just as morally compromised when he votes Republican, or for a “non-politician,” like Donald Trump, for example. I guess the cognitive dissonance was just too much for his Christian brain to meditate upon and mull over because he silenced me before he could begin thinking too deeply. Not to worry though, I suspect his brain will continue to grill him on the utter hypocrisy he’s subscribing to in order to rationalize a vote for Trump.

I tried several comments to attempt to show him that God doesn’t approve of the way that Republican candidates view the destruction of our planet to achieve more oil, minerals, etc., or the plight of our declining habitats for wildlife, the destruction of much of our animal life, and sea life. I tried to explain that same sex marriage and abortion are not the only things that piss God off.

Yes, I was blunt about it and I didn’t attempt to mince words because I’m tired of doing that. I hear that the country appears to be enjoying Donald Trump’s “tell it like it is” style, so I bluntly offered this man the same. Now I’m unfriended and blocked. lol. So much for speaking one’s mind.

Conservative Christians don’t like anything that convicts them internally. They especially don’t like being called on their hypocrisy. Telling a conservative Christian that they only appear to care about a baby before it comes out of the womb irritates and even enrages them, even though it’s complete truth! Heaven forbid that some of their tax dollars might go to Head Start to feed that same young child later in life, or that the kid might get free healthcare through Medicaid.

“Oh no. We can’t have that” they say. “Teach a man to fish, don’t give him the fish; that encourages entitlement!’

Never mind that Jesus fed and healed everybody without making them pass a drug test or provide proof of health insurance. God doesn’t change. You think He changed on that?

Christians seem to want to have their cake and eat it too.

Do you really believe you can actually vote for Donald Trump as a Christian and rationalize that as something Jesus approves of? Give me a freaking break! Just his stance on immigration alone is against Christ.

Frankly, if you vote at all, there’s not a candidate one who is going to come close to Christ-like! So what’s the point, you ask?

The point is, let’s get honest. The Republican party is no more an example of Jesus than any other party or politician or non-politician. We are living in a terrifically sinful, morally-barren world that is fallen and cannot get up. Please, please quit trying to act like you’re taking the high road by a planned vote for Trump or anybody else, for that matter; you’re compromising your morals as far as Jesus is concerned, if you actually really have any.

Look. Read the bible. Really read that book!

Jesus said a lot of things in there about the poor, the hungry, the sick, prisoners, immigrants, illegal or otherwise, the planet, and how we are to treat animals and others. Don’t pretend for a second that you’ve found a candidate who is living and breathing who is even close to what God/Jesus approves of.

Voting Republican is not “the high road.” You’re compromising your morality and if you don’t agree with me, you may not comprehend “morality” at all, which is probably pretty likely, frankly.


Posted by: the warrioress | August 19, 2015

I Have To Know This Is Okay.

the warrioress:

Thanks for telling the truth!

Originally posted on J.S. Park:

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Sometimes we have to admit:

I’m not doing so well.

If you’ve never admitted this, then I have to say: you’re probably not doing so well.

Is it okay to say so? Can I be honest about that? I know I’m not supposed to stay there in that dark place, not for long. I know the proper inspiration and theology and clichés to bring me back. I understand I have to crawl to the light soon. But before I climb, I need to tell you:

I’m not doing so well. It hurts. I’m not okay. This is not all right. It’s twisting me in the guts and I’m bleeding from everywhere. Man down. No me gusta. I’m busting up at the seams. And I’ll be down here for a while.

Look me in the eye and tell me it’s okay to say this out loud. Let me feel this out…

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