With homicides surging more than 50 percent this year, it’s probably not a comfort to residents of Washington D.C. that their police force has dropped to its lowest levels in 10 years (via WaPo): A…
Source: Oh my: DC Police drops below 3,800 officers for the first time in 10 years « Hot Air
But with the Leftists and Black Lives Matter people blaming police for everything and with foolish politicians telling their constituents to throw rocks and bottles at police, guess what will happen to the number of new recruits?
Make no mistake: The bad guys will know where police numbers are down and will target those areas. So once again the Left — including the vile and racist “Christian” Left — will harm inner-city blacks, the very people they claim to care about.
False teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie gushed over the “Christian” Occupy movements, then went on to their next political opportunity while the media glossed over the rapes, drugs, vandalism, filth, etc. of the movement. Here’s more via Video: Occupy Portland Protesters Taunt Police “If I Had A F*cking AK Right Now…” “Let’s Go Get Guns”.
Occupy Portland occufails to recapture the parks. Here is the footage of the police kicking them out, and the ensuing barrage of insults from the occupiers, including several racially charged comments and talk of guns. Also mentioned is a smattering of health risks associated with Occupy.
Wonder by the false teachers aren’t blogging about OWS these days?
Mike is my favorite police officer and one of my favorite bloggers. I originally thought of naming this post, “Really, you should read Mike’s blog regularly,” but that wasn’t as catchy as the quote from his piece on Second Chances.
I enjoy all Mike’s commentaries but I especially like posts like that where he describes how he shares the Gospel with people who desperately need it. Sometimes God lets people hit bottom to get their attention.
On the way to the jail, Steve and I had a long conversation about life. He said he needed prison time so he could get himself cleaned up from his disastrous addictions. “My life is done, man. I’m finished. I’m a loser. I’m just gonna jump off a bridge one day and end it all.”
“Do you believe in God, Steve?”
“What do you think will be the outcome after you die and stand before Him?”
“Well, while you’re still alive, you have a second chance…not only to clean up your physical problems, but to be in right standing with God. But once you’re dead, there are no more chances, Steve.”
It goes on from there. Read it all.
Note how someone in a tough and dangerous job manages to keep his faith and uses it to advance the kingdom. Ask God for the courage and wisdom to do the same thing wherever you go. You only get to share the Gospel in this life. It’ll be a little unnecessary in Heaven.
And pray for police officers and especially Christians like Mike.
Must see: Cambridge cop says she won’t vote for Obama again after Gatesgate
If you’re looking for postracial America, you’ve found it.
Also, has anyone else heard much about Gates’ upcoming PBS special about race in America? I’m not much for conspiracy theories, but does anyone else wonder if he might have provoked this a bit or milked it for see free publicity?
Make sure your kids aren’t by your PC when you click on this ==> No Nudity Crackdown in San Francisco – Police Again Allow Rampant Public Nudity, Sex Acts at Deviant ‘Up Your Alley’ Street Fair — That is, of course, unless you are one of the commenters defending the attendance of children at those swell gay pride events. After all, you know the truth that people who object to things shown in the link are just bigoted homophobes who don’t realize how healthy it is for children to see such things.
Good quote on the global climate change stuff:
Sharp Americans are starting to understand H.L. Mencken’s observation that “The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it.”
A Christian leader I really respect claimed that he couldn’t be a policeman because his faith wouldn’t permit it. I don’t have a desire to be a policeman, but we need Christians in all kinds of jobs like that. Why would anyone want all the police to be non-Christians?!
The Bible has nothing to indicate that Christians couldn’t hold positions in law enforcement and the military. Nothing. Check out Jesus’ reaction to the Roman Centurion’s faith (Luke 7), the story of Peter and Cornelius (another Centurion) in Acts 10 or even John the Baptist’s discussion with soldiers in Luke 3 (“Then some soldiers asked him [John], “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”)
Some might call this is arguing from silence, but it sure seems that those would have been golden opportunities for Jesus or John to recommend a change of profession – especially in the case of John the Baptist where soldiers specifically asked, “And what should we do?”
The real argument from silence would be for someone to imply that being a law enforcement officer or a soldier is in any way a breach of Christian ethics. That is 100% man-made and not in the Bible. If people want to take other jobs as they live out their faith, that is terrific. And they could be conscientious objectors if there was a draft. But it is unfair to dedicated soldiers and police officers to imply that their jobs violate scripture.
I encourage you to read Sheep, wolves and sheepdogs as well. I think part of the problem is that people don’t realize how crucial “sheepdogs” are for a peaceful society, and that God has given governments the responsibility to protect their citizens.