I had planned earlier this week to blog about the travesty of justice that was and is Hillary Clinton getting a pass from the Justice Department over her email scandal. I had planned to cover all the bases on how one set of laws seem to apply to one group, while the rest of regular Americans have to live within the confines of the actual law. This was my plan.
Then, there was Dallas Thursday night.
In summary, there was a protest organized by Reverend Jeff Hood, who by the way this will be the only time I use the title “Reverend” in regards to this man in this blog for reasons that will be revealed later, to protest the police shooting of suspects in Louisiana and Minnesota. Prior to this rally, Jeff Hood made the following statement. Warning, it is graphic .
“(name of our L-rd) d*mn white America.”
This was the tone that was set before the protest. A supposed man of the cloth, a man who graduated from a Baptist Seminary, and a man who was raised in church, was taking the name of our L-rd in vain to damn white people in America to hell. It was a declaration of hate and certainly not representative of our L-rd and Savior Yeshua. In fact, you will not find one racist remark in the Bible from our L-rd Yeshua, or our Heavenly Father Adonai. Yeshua Himself warned us about what comes out of our mouths and what it will produce.
Luke 6:45 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
45 The good person produces good things from the store of good in his heart, while the evil person produces evil things from the store of evil in his heart. For his mouth speaks what overflows from his heart.
This past Thursday night, many people took to the streets of Dallas to exercise their protected right to peaceably protest. I do want to say from the outset, that it was a peaceful protest on the surface. There was no one throwing rocks at police or doing anything like that. When the shooting started, some of the protesters actually pulled police who had been shot to safety and that is to be commended. There are videos, pictures, etc of Dallas Police protecting the public. To be clear, they (police) were protecting the public that was out that night to specifically protest against police.
While #BlackLivesMatter did not organize this protest on their own, and the gunman who killed those police officers was not affiliated with this group, they most definitely are responsible for what took place Thursday night in Dallas. How you may ask? Because since the shooting in Ferguson, MO, the BLM movement came out for one reason and one reason only. They hate cops.
Despite what you may read in the news today, that they condemn the attacks against police in Dallas, and are going to protest that with marches, they absolutely hate cops. When you walk down the streets yelling “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!”, which to be clear, is calling for the death of police officers, you are setting a tone of hate, and unfortunately, that catches like wildfire. In fact, even after the shooting commenced, there are videos showing the laughing and even dancing protesters upon hearing and seeing cops getting shot.
Does that sound peaceful to you? I didn’t think so.
Getting back to who organized this protest, Jeff Hood, we need to see who or what kind of man he is. I know exactly who he is, because I used to live in the community where he got started. He is a man who started a church in a bar in downtown Denton. Sounds noble right? However, Hood has made a conscious decision to disregard the Bible, because he openly welcomes homosexuals into his congregation, and does not teach his congregants that such a lifestyle will send one to hell. In fact, he is now on staff at Dallas’ Cathedral of Hope, which is an openly gay “church”. In other words, according to the Word of G-d, Jeff Hood is a false teacher, unrepentant, and rebellious.
Jeff Hood was quoted as saying the following after the shooting took place:
“I follow Jesus. I am a preacher.”
Getting back to the verse I quoted earlier, if he is rebellious at heart, then naturally what will be produced is rebellion. Thursday night’s protest, regardless of how Constitutionally protected it may have been, was led by a man that had nothing but hate and contempt in his heart not only against his own race, that being white, but also against law enforcement. These are things that Jesus would not have endorsed, and if it has not become abundantly clear by now, any person who preaches that being gay is not a sin, and that an entire race should be damned to hell, is not following Jesus. Even Yeshua said Himself, “You will know them by their fruits.” The fruits of Jeff Hood and BLM are 5 dead Dallas cops and many others injured or traumatized.
The slowly building war on law enforcement, due to the rhetoric and actions of BLM, went to a new level Thursday evening. Now, it’s time for common sense Americans to stand up and formally reject the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and call it what it is. It is without a doubt a racist, hate-filled organization that seeks as it’s ultimate goal to humiliate our law enforcement, make them second guess when seconds count if they should draw down or not, and ultimately, makes America’s cities and towns less safe. Yes, there are undesirables in all areas of industry and service, and those people should be and are dealt with on a daily basis and we usually never read about it in the press. However, adopting a point of view that the people that are there to protect you from harm are somehow the source of the problem is not only silly, but again, such rhetoric is damaging enough to turn weak minded people to violence.
Therefore, if you are a person who maybe has subscribed to some of the philosophy of the BLM movement, perhaps it’s time to take a step back, especially if you are a believer in Christ. It’s time to research who are the people leading such a movement, and what is really in their heart? Yeshua did not call people to support anarchy, but to be law abiding citizens wherever we may be. Are their people of color that have been unfairly treated by police? Of course there have been, but they are a small fraction compared to the overall police force in this nation.
The problems that are plaguing America’s ethnic neighborhoods are not just limited to ethnicity. The source of the problem pervades all colors, creeds, and socio-economic classes. The source of the problem that leads to problems like Ferguson, South Carolina, Columbine, Oklahoma, Ft. Hood, 9/11 are all the same. It is about being distant from the Word of G-d, and what does G-d say Himself about what will happen when people get away from His Word?
Matthew 24:12 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
12 and many people’s love will grow cold because of increased distance from Torah.
These are the words of Yeshua Himself stating what the problem is. Society has lost it’s love because society continues to get further and further away from His Word. This is how we have interactions with police like the one’s I mentioned in the previous paragraph. This is how things lead to what happened in Dallas Thursday night. A man full of so much rage, because another organization and other groups of people who, instead of looking to G-d’s Word for comfort and direction, decided to come up with their own doctrine to handle things. That doctrine birthed nothing but hate and contempt for several groups of people and ultimately this man, a veteran, taking up a rifle and killing police and injuring civilians.
I want to be clear that I am not advocating that believers not get involved in activism for a particular cause. What I am saying is that as believers, we need to look at such organizations, like BLM, through the microscope of the Bible. If it does not match up, we should not be a part of it. In my opinion, based on what the Word teaches, no believer should be a part of BLM. As such, Bible believing Americans need to make their voices heard about #BlackLivesMatter. That is to say, all races of believers need to collectively reject their rhetoric, their leaders, and those like Jeff Hood that have been infected with their hate filled message, and replace that with the Word of G-d, which is the only source that gives humanity hope.
Finally, my thoughts and prayers are with all the families that lost loved ones, and or were injured or traumatized Thursday night. I cannot imagine what they are going through. However, the one thing I am seeing good out of all of this, is the response of sympathy, compassion, and love for law enforcement from those posting on social media, to those who stood on overpasses saluting the motorcades that carried the dead officers bodies to the funeral homes. Seeing this gives me hope that the majority of Americans support and defend what law enforcement does on a daily basis.