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Just thought I’d let you know where I stand on Donald Trump Drumpf.

Dear Senator Cruz…or any Republican for that matter…

Thought it time to resurrect this:

Dear Mr./Ms. Republican,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I 
have learned a great deal from you and understand why you would propose and
support a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. As  you 
said “in the eyes of God marriage is based between a man a woman.” I try to 
share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to 
defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that 
Leviticus 18: 22 clearly states it to be an abomination. . . End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements 
of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25: 44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and 
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine
claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you 
clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in 
Exodus 21: 7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for 

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of menstrual uncleanness – Lev. 15: 19-24. The problem is how do 
I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev. 1:9. The problem is, my neighbors. 
They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35: 
2. clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to 
kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination – Lev. 11: 10, it is a lesser abomination than 
homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

7. Lev. 21: 20 states that I may ! not approach the altar of God if I 
have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does 
my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle- room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair 
around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. 
How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11: 6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes 
me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19: 19 by planting two 
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of 
two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to 
curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the 
trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev. 24: 10-16. Couldn’t 
we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with 
people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20: 14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, Mr./Ms. Republican,  and 
thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can

Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and 

Interesting Podcast Episode

I listen to a number of different podcasts and came across a new one yesterday. It’s called “The Edge of Sports” with Dave Zirin.

In this particular episode, Dave interviews Dr. Harry Edwards, a renowned sports sociologist. The main subject was regarding March Madness and the NCAA. But towards the end of the interview Dave asks Dr. Edwards about Donald Trump. He states that what the ascendancy of Donald Trump says about us is that we are an extremely volatile society – divided by race and class – exploited for personal gain, particularly by the Republican party going back to Nixon and the southern strategy.

To call Trump names is not appropriate. I’ve quoted and paraphrased his remarks:

“I’m not concerned about Donald Trump. I’m not concerned about what he is or might not be. What I am concerned about are the people who are frustrated enough, desperate enough, hurting enough and so forth, to follow him. Those are the people that we’re going to have to sit down to the table with and say, Ok, what are our best options in terms of resolving the issues and, so forth, we’re confronted with. I’m not concerned about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a clown. We need to look at the real legitimate frustrations, the pain that so many people feel that they would be driven to support this kind of hucksterism, this kind of performance…those people who are following him are Americans, too. How do we embrace, how do we engage, how do we respect their pain, concerns and issues even if they are “racists”? The world is pulling against all of us. We need to get a grip and get on with it.”

Iowa Caucuses

Yes, it’s that time again! National elections are right around the corner.

I watched the Iowa caucus on C-Span last night. It was very interesting – but also somewhat disturbing. I understand tradition but the caucuses tend to exclude a lot of people – if you want to participate and “cast your vote” you’ve got to devote an entire evening to this. No early voting – if you’ve got to work or not available this one evening you’re out of luck. Not only that, your vote is public not private! Not liking this.

From now until the election I will post some thoughts on the election, the candidates and the parties. I will leave emotion out of it and discuss the facts.