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The Privilege of the Oppressed

Posted on | September 4, 2015 | 296 Comments

A court clerk in Kentucky want to jail because she would not issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Keep in mind that, in 2004, an amendment to the Kentucky state constitution defining marriage as one man and one woman was approved by 75% of the voters. To this fact, our nation’s liberal elite answer: Damn the voters, damn Kentucky and damn Kim Davis for thinking that her religious beliefs should be respected. The liberal elite — in particular, Justice Anthony Kennedy and four of his Supreme Court colleagues — have decided that Christian belief must be forcibly eradicated, and that the voters of Kentucky are not fit to govern themselves. Therefore, Kim Davis is a criminal.

This is what our nation’s liberal elite demands in 2015, because the liberal elite believes in a radical egalitarian ideology in which only those who are deemed “oppressed” have any influence or protection in American society. The law must judge every conflict according to a simple question: “Who is the greater ‘victim of society’ here?” The victims always win, and therefore the only way to “win” is to present yourself as a helpless loser, in order to demand that “society” give you whatever you want as compensation for your oppressed condition. That this kind of “social justice” mentality incentivizes failure and inspires fraudulent claims of victimhood (everything is rape now) is bad enough. Yet it also serves to destroy society’s ability to protect itself against real harms, as evidenced by a recent federal court ruling:

A federal appeals court has ruled that an illegal immigrant and convicted felon can’t be deported back to Mexico because he identifies as a transgender woman, which leaves him vulnerable to torture back in his home country.
Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez was born male in Mexico, and claims to have been raped by his brothers and suffered other torments. In 2000, he illegally entered the U.S. and took up residence in Fresno, California. Avendano-Hernandez also started taking female hormones and began living openly as a woman in 2005. In 2006, he committed two separate drunk driving offenses, the second of which injured two people and resulted in a felony conviction. After serving a year in jail, he was deported back to Mexico in 2007.
Back in Mexico, Avendano-Hernandez claims to have been subjected to more harassment from family and neighbors and to have been raped by members of the Mexican army. He illegally entered the U.S. again and, after being arrested, petitioned for sanctuary in the U.S. under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT), arguing that deporting him would violate the CAT because he would more likely than not experience torture at the hands of Mexican authorities. . . .
Now, a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says Avendano-Hernandez must be allowed to stay in the U.S., because he “more likely than not” will be tortured if returned to Mexico.
Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, an Obama appointee, chastised immigration officials for improperly handling Avandano-Hernandez’s gender identity. . . .
The belief that Avendano-Hernandez was raped and tortured in Mexico appears to be based entirely on his own claims, which were deemed to be “credible” by his immigration judge.

Read the whole thing at The Daily Caller. You see the court has decided that this convicted criminal, who otherwise would be ineligible for residency in the United States, now must be granted residency, merely because his/her “gender identity” would make him/her a victim of Mexican society if he/she were to be deported. The United States therefore must accept every foreign transsexual who can make it across the border, because “social justice” requires it.

Christians in Kentucky have zero rights, so Kim Davis goes to jail, while a Mexican criminal pervert has a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.



296 Responses to “The Privilege of the Oppressed”

  1. NeoWayland
    September 6th, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    Judeo-Christian. Do you know how offensive that term is to many Jews? It’s their faith and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with yours.

    That being said, I don’t particularly care for “God’s laws,” there are a number that only apply to the “faithful” and many more that Christians regularly ignore.

    Honestly, all you’re doing is slapping a brand label on the bits of the world you like.

    I’ll shop somewhere else.

  2. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 2:26 pm

    Like his heart.

    Not gonna comment on that “calls everyone” thing, but I will mention that the word “predestination” is found 6 times in the NT. 😀 Irrelevent as concerns present company anyway. I know factually that I’m saved, and get the sense that you are, too.

  3. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    I don’t “lecture you all the time about how your beliefs and experiences must fall in front of my theology.”

    I lecture you about being an idiot.

  4. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

    It IS Christian. I’m not “proving” anything, I’m stating a fact. Not sure why you have a brain hemorrhage at the thought of something being sourced from Christianity though.

  5. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

    I fon’t care what you do, frankly. I’m not trying to “sell” you a “brand”. But I WILL defend my faith, even to the death.

    What you are calling God’s laws that you don’t like snd some “Christians” don’t follow, are Mosaic Laws. Jesus fulfilled the law when He came the first time.

    There are three elements to the Mosaic and Levitical Laws: ritual, moral and punishment. The ritual laws have been set aside. True Christians are temples and priests, so those laws are no longer needed. Punishment has been given over to the nations. What remains are the moral precepts.

    So that homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord, but the only punishment for it that applies in this life, is that dictated by your state or nation. Dietary restrictions fall under ritual law and no longer apply. Etc etc.

    This is what I mean about you going off about stuff you don’t know, nor understand.

    As for what the Jews think, I can’t help. However, the attitudes of many of them are going to are to change dramatically in the upcoming Psalm 83 war, which they will win, and in which they will acquire the land between the Euphrates to the east, the Sinai delta to the east bank of the Nile, north to Turkey, and south to the Red Sea. They will take half of Iraq, part of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Those areas will be part od Israel, and there will be no Palestinian state. The world will hate them, and will plot against them. And their only friends will be Bible believing Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals, who will also be hated as a result.

    When this war takes place, and IDF decimates those territories, remember that I told you that God predicted it.

  6. NeoWayland
    September 6th, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    Of course you lecture me.

    On this thread alone you told me I’d be happier, healthier, and more successful if I followed “God’s laws.”

    There was also a bit about how I was going to have to prostrate myself before your god.

    Oh, and there was the muddled bit about a moral underpinning.

    I’d like to think that you’re not one of the Christians who enjoys telling non-Christains how they’re going to suffer. But the evidence is mixed on that one.

  7. NeoWayland
    September 6th, 2015 @ 3:42 pm

    Can you honestly tell me how I have threatened your faith? Why do you think it needs defending?

    More importantly, why do you believe you should proclaim your faith instead of living it?

    Who are you to decide what is right? Who are you to decide what rules have been set aside?

    Who are you to choose for another?

  8. NeoWayland
    September 6th, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    If you had bothered to read the source I posted, you’d see examples of Golden Rule that predate Christianity.

    Golly gee whiz, how could that be?

    Well, it could be because it’s one of the best ideas in human history and many cultures have recognized it.

    It could be because your god was sneaking around putting ideas in peoples heads so Christians could claim credit much later.

    Guess which makes more sense.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 6th, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

    Provided there was a written contract and a safe word involved.

  10. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:02 pm

    Oh excuse me, I should have said Yahweh worshippers, not technically the word “Christianity”, though those are the same. Yahweh worship predating everything. But I know how you like to piss and moan about meaningless details, like you’re scoring points.

  11. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

    When you lie about my faith, you are threatening it in the eyes of others.

    I do live it. How would you even know, you don’t know me at all.

    I don’t decide what’s right. God does. Take it up with Him.

    Who are you to falsely claim that I choose for any other?

  12. Quartermaster
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    1 exception:

    I don’t have to pick a costume for you. You stitched it together and have been wearing it. I just point out your idiocy.

    I have also pointed out before, obsession doesn’t mean what you think it means. Someone with your pretensions should be able to handle things a bit better than what you do, if those pretensions actually meant anything.

    Now, I’m back to refusing to waste anymore pixels replying to you. I have better things to with my time than cast pearls before swine.

  13. Quartermaster
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    Both Paul and Peter, however, tell us that predestination is based on God’s foreknowledge. God knows who will respond to the call and who will not. God does not have a cosmic dartboard to determine who he will force himself on.

  14. Prime Director
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    You’re sayin you ate fish

    Gotcha wink

  15. DeadMessenger
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

    You WOULD be happier, healthier, and more successful if you followed God’s laws. That’s not a lecture. If this is what you think is a “lecture”, let me put one of my kids on. They’ll tell you there’s a huge difference between a single factual statement and one of my lectures.

    I don’t tell people they’re going to suffer. I tell them they are committing sins, as we all do; crimes, if you will. And that God can legally dismiss their case if somebody pays their fine. Which Jesus did, but thet have to accept His gift of grace. And that they don’t have to do anything, just accept it.

    And if it so happens that God is calling that person, they will hear these words and heed them.

    If God is not calling them, they’ll argue with me, niggle over semantics, and accuse me of lecturing them.

    Besides, I don’t have to tell people that they’ll suffer. They already know. A lot of them tell me, “I’d rather suffer in hell than worship your God.” Which is their choice to make. I can only choose for myself, no one else, no matter how much I wish for that person to be saved.

  16. Quartermaster
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

    The quality of troll is also declining. Neo remains of the same level of quality, but his ravings were never much to write home about anyway.

  17. Quartermaster
    September 6th, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

    Safe for who? Society? If the latter, there is no safe word.

  18. Ilion
    September 6th, 2015 @ 8:13 pm



  19. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:49 am

    Can you tell me where Paul and Peter say this? Because it appears that we have a different reading of something.

  20. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:06 am

    Let me just say this. I have seen and heard many things; things that many Christians don’t see and hear, because they either don’t want to, or aren’t called to. But I live with one foot in the temporal world and one foot in the spiritual world.

    All I want for anyone, including you, is the see and hear these things for yourself. I want you to have the happiness that I have, even in adversity. Even severe adversity. I know what is going to happen in the future, I am forewarned so I can prepare myself. I know the things that will befall unbelievers, and…believe it or not…I can’t stand the thought of these things happening to you.

    I was called as a prophet – even the meaning of my real name makes that obvious, and my parents weren’t even Christians – and my job is to speak out, which is why I know lots of things and why I more or less do speak out. This is my job, and I can’t help it. I also realize that like many prophets, it may be my lot to die because of this work, and I have zero problem with that.

    Anyway, let me tell you about one supernatural experience I had, that nobody but my husband knows about, so you can see what I mean.

    In God’s eyes, wives are supposed to submit themselves to their husbands, and husbands are supposed to treat their wives the way that Jesus treats His Church. Well, like a lot of women, I have a problem doing that. No all the time, but only when I’m forced to submit to something I think is wrong or dumb. However, it is not up to me to pick and choose; it is up to me to obey God.

    So one time it was WWIII in my house when I was in a position of having to submit to some idiot thing that I didn’t agree with. Finally I stomped off to the bedroom, I started crying and I asked God why? Why did He expect me to submit to something so knuckleheaded?

    Then He gave me a vision. In the vision, I saw my husband as a boy, maybe about 12. I saw every detail, what he looked like, what he was wearing, his shoes, his backpack, the floor, the walls, the windows, outside the windows, and I saw 2 other boys, maybe a year older, and I saw exactly what they looked like and what they were wearing. I had a “fly on the wall” view. I didn’t hear what was said, but I could feel and understand the emotions. The 2 boys were bullying my husband, pushing him around, and I could feel his anger and shame and powerlessness about not being able to do anything about it. I could feel the boys’ emotions, too, their joy at causing someone distress, how much they liked putting down another boy so they could feel powerful and in control, but a subtext of anger from them, too, as if they resented someone else being happy in their lives when they were not happy in theirs. I don’t know why, though.

    I was horrified as a watch this scene unfold. And at that moment, God said to me, “How are you any different than they are?” At that moment, I realized that I was a total sh1t. Here was someone I purported to love, and I was essentially bullying him the same as these brat kids were. And I realized, too, why my failure to submit had so quickly escalated into WWIII. I also knew then why God tells us to love others as we love ourselves, and if I’d done that, and done what He’d taught, none of this would have happened.

    Even so, being a big beeyotch and stuff, I still questioned God about having to submit to something I thought was wrong. He said, “You do what you are supposed to do, daughter, and I will take care of the rest.”

    So I did what I had to do. I went back out to my husband, with my heart in my throat it felt like, and I apologized and submitted.

    Later, my husband came to me and said he’d thought about what I’d said, and realized he was wrong about what he’d wanted us to do (I think it was about spending money in what I thought was a frivolous way.) But he also asked about why I suddenly had the change of heart, so I told him the details of the vision. He remembered the scene perfectly, remembered those boys, knew what school he was at, the whole thing. And there was NO WAY that I could possibly have known these things had I not been shown.

    Neo, I have so many of these experiences that I can’t NOT believe. And as I said, all I want for you and for other unbelievers is to experience the same love and care that I have experienced from God.

  21. Quartermaster
    September 7th, 2015 @ 7:35 am

    Yes. Two passages studiously neglected by Calvinists because they don’t fit their narrative. As I recall, Chuck Smith pointed to these in his booklet about Calvinism many years ago. I have it somewhere on my hard drive and can it on to you when I find it, if you’re interested. But, here are the passages themselves.

    For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Rom 8:29

    elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. 1Pe 1:2

  22. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    I haven’t lied about your God. I’ve commented about some of his followers and the writings certain folks choose as important.

    Metagames change the rules of other games. There’s a metagame that I call the Mandate of Heaven. It’s a resort to Higher Authority, but the speaker is never personally responsible.

    It gives “moral” power without having to

    Some RadFems use this metagame all the time. Most of the climate change crowd uses it.

  23. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    But the people who perfected the Mandate of Heaven in 20th Century America were certain Christians. The ones who proclaimed loudly that “God’s Law” was higher than man’s law. The ones that demanded that other faiths be held to a “higher” standard that they weren’t willing to meet themselves. The ones who would stand on their Bible pointing fingers and then loudly declare it was not THEY who accused and threatened, it was God.

  24. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    Here’s what I’ve learned from dealing with the self-proclaimed Mandate of Heaven time and time again.

    The folks who use MoH don’t usually want to look too close at other’s people’s beliefs. And they almost never want others to look at theirs except to validate the beliefs.

    They took a shortcut so they don’t have to use reason and passion to defend the arguments. The MoH is supposed to defang any critics under any circumstances.

  25. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:37 pm

    We’re better when we have to think about AND defend our beliefs. We’re nicer. We understand ourselves and others. We learn to work with people who don’t necessarily agree with us about everything. And we have others who will keep us from being monsters.

    How do I know this? I have my own metagame. It’s called Veritas.

  26. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:42 pm

    You’re using the Mandate of Heaven that I described above.

    And you’re still lecturing.

  27. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

    From my perspective, it’s not a temporal world and a spiritual world. It’s a World.

  28. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:50 pm

    Sorry to disappoint your imagination, but there wasn’t any sex involved that night. Good thing too, because some folks there were male.

    Great talk though.

  29. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

    Technically they aren’t the same. Any more than a fourth century Christian is the same as my Baptist uncle.

  30. NeoWayland
    September 7th, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    You see when I answer a post, you “ignore” me by posting personal comments about me so while ever so carefully checking to see if I’m paying attention, and then make a dramatic statement when I call you on it.

    This is what, nine, ten? I’ve lost count.

    And yes, that is obsession.

    You don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine. If you want to ignore me, then stop sneaking around hoping I’ll notice.

  31. Conserve Truth
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:26 pm

    They in fact did not and she even asked the judge to assert that because she could not issue the licenses unConstitutionally.

  32. Conserve Truth
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    Secondly, you don’t know what you’re talking about. The LAW states she should have been offered ACCOMMODATION like EVERY ONE ELSE w/ religious objections. Civ Rts Act 1964 Article VII. The judge ignored the law to persecute. Period.

  33. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

    If we’re talking true believers, not those who are only professing, then they are the same. True children of God have a trancendence that makes them all the same – of one mind and heart when it comes to God – but unique. You don’t see it (indeed, can’t see it) because you aren’t one, but it’s this very quality that allows me to recognize my own kind. It’s the presence of God’s Spirit indwelling saved believers that causes the consistency.

  34. Conserve Truth
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

    Another part of the law they ignored. that which is not enumerated by the Constitution falls to the state and the people. The state and the people chose not to recognize ssm and what she did was uphold Constitutional law.

  35. Conserve Truth
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:32 pm

    ” If she can no longer perform her tasks she should quit. ” …quit..which is not the law. The law is she is to be accommodated. The ‘quit’ argument is utterly anti-law and grounded solely in ignorance and bigotry. Why speak up on a thing you’re ignorant about as if your foolish assumption is automatically correct?

  36. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    That’s your perspective. A two-dimensional guy living in Flatland has one perspective of the universe, and a human on Earth has a different one, but it’s still the same universe. I have experienced other dimensions, at least one of which you could not possibly have experienced.

  37. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    I don’t lecture sny more than you do.

  38. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:38 pm

    If your metagame is veritas, you don’t play it very well. You have no idea of veritas right now, though someday you will. As will everyone.

  39. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

    I used to have other beliefs, so don’t lecture me about not wanting to look at other beliefs. How is it possible to defend any beliefs to a deaf, dumb and blind person? That is the problem. Try to describe the color blue to someone who has been blind since birth. You can’t, but yet you have seen blue, and know what it is. In fact, you have seen shades of blue. I’ve seen and experienced things that cannot be adequately described with words to other humans, nor proven in any way except mathematically (although quantum physics has given a glimpse).

    Moreover, I am perfectly capable of defending my beliefs, which have tons of incontrovertible arguments when one cares to listen, but I’m not going to sit here one-finger typing this stuff on an ipad. Nor would I bother even if I had the keyboard for it at the moment, because it would be a waste of time on account of, you won’t listen. Your mind is closed; your heart is made of stone. So much for your veritas claim.

  40. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

    First, not all who profess, are. Pagans like to bludgeon true Christians with the words and actions of people who only claim to be Christians. But this is something we CAN agree on. I condemn the words and actions of those who only profess. In fact, by their actions, they identify themselves as pagans.

    Second, I’ve found that a lot of true Christians cannot defend their faith adequately enough for the likes of people who don’t care about truth and wouldn’t listen with an open mind, even if such Christians could debate it. That is why God raises up prophets who CAN do it. Like me, for instance. But even I won’t engage close-minded people, because God said not to give what is sacred to dogs.

    Titus 3:10-11 “After the first and second warning, avoid a man of heresy, knowing that such a one has been perverted and sins, being self-condemned.”

    This is you. Making an argument to you about a matter of faith is a foolish waste of time.

    In fact, in ancient Babylon, the finger of God appeared in front of King Belshazzar and his party-goers and wrote on the wall “Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin”. The Bible records that the king literally crapped himself. The prophet Daniel was called in and he explained it to mean that God had “numbered” the kingdom of Belshazzar and brought it to an end; that the king had been weighed and found wanting; and that his kingdom was divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

    Even after seeing something like this right in front of his eyes, Belshazzar didn’t believe. You are like that king (in fact, fancying yourself as an elven king, evidently), and you would believe nothing I say. Jesus Christ could appear right in front of your face, and you still wouldn’t believe.

  41. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

    Your rhetoric is asinine. Making up a word doesn’t validate it.

  42. DeadMessenger
    September 7th, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

    Thank you. I will study these and pray, and reply in email, if you don’t mind.

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