Saturday, December 6, 2014

Elizabeth Lautern: Tid-bits of What is Wrong With American Christianity.

These are the things that are wrong with Ms. Elizabeth Lauten’s post. Firstly, I am not an Obama supporter because of his policies in Africa and promotion of the deviant lifestyle. That is why I considered Bush as God-sent. Secondly, As a communications director, she needs to polish her language skills. Thirdly, she should curb her appetite for hypocrisy, reminding herself of her past and the staggering hypocrisy. Fourthly, I lack words for the racism that bedevils this country of ours. Notwithstanding, I am not interested in Elizabeth’s case because of her as a person; I am treating her case because it is just a tidbit of what most Christians in America do. They accuse, judge and condemn falsely in most cases. These are all particulars peculiar to the Devil. It explains why racism, abortion and teenage pregnancies are more accentuated in Bible belt states and regions more than their liberal counterparts. I hope you will like to read my position. 
Elizabeth Lauten was communications director for Rep. Steven Fincher, a Tennessee Republican, so her use of language is important to this discussion. I will include her discourse in its entirety.

(1)Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re in those awful teens years, but you’re part of the First Family, try showing a little class. (2) At least respect the part you play. (3)Then again your mom and dad don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you are coming up a little short in the “good role model” department. (4)Nevertheless, stretch yourself.  (5)Rise to the occasion. (6)Act like being in the White House matters to you. (7)Dress like you merit respect and not a spot at the bar. (8)And certainly, don’t make faces during televised public events.

Shouldn’t the kids learn proper grammar too from her? Out of her 8 sentences, six are fragments (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). # 2 does not have a subject. #3 has a redundant comma. She used a comma to separate merely two elements. This particular case is a compound object, so it does not warrant a comma. #4 does not have a subject. A reflexive pronoun is an object and not a subject because the noun must be doing an action to itself. N# 5-8 have no subjects.
Morally, her actions are reprehensible. It is unfair to hold the kids responsible for the sins of the parents and vice versa (Deut 24:16; Ezek. 18:19-20). While I disagre with Obama, I still hav to be honest to acknowledge that he gave us ObamaCare, that he turned the economy around, and that he fought for equality in th US.  Thus, it beats any imagination why she introduced the kids into the debate. In 2008, Obama cautioned his democratic followers to leave Palin and his family out of politics when she was attacked, but surprisingly the GOP has not paid him back in the same coin. Rather, they have Justified Elizabeth’s behavior. That is unchristian, and that is very sinful. She was 17, but she did not have class. On the contrary, she thinks that 13 and 16 year olds should have more class. Do we ever sit and think when we make accusations?
By using the illustration of the kids being in a bar, it unfolds that MS Lauten herself has been to the bar holding bottles with her mouth. She is used to going to the bar, so the bar has now become the yardstick for sap. What do you expect from a backstabbing culture? In addition to that, she shoplifted when she was 17. 
Look at this photo and tell me if this is class.
When you look at Ms Lauten who is the communications director, one would expect her to always be a sharp dresser since she is at all times presenting the media side of her boss and indirectly the GOP. That cannot be proven, either! Didn’t Jesus say that do not judge for the same measure you judge, you shall be judged? Jesus did not prohibit judging or scolding people for bad behavior, but he meant that you should not scold or judge people for the same things that you do. In her days, she was worse than these kids, so she should have known better not to attack them.  Hers is more than a foible unlike the silliness of the kids because they at most only make faces, but she stole. 
I am more disappointed with the reactions of the conservatives and Bible belt areas in this country. The hypocrisy is just unfathomable. It reminds me of people like Ted Haggard and Newt Gingrich. Ted spoke against gays while having a gay and drugs filled life. Newt condemned Clinton while he was doing the same thing at the same time. I am never impressed with those too holy folks; I know their works!
 . The White House doesn't establish any customs on how to carry out the tradition to pardon our beloved turkey, yet our beloved sister wants the kids to respect an imaginary custom she alone and those who hate the parents  have made. This division is actually hurting America and not only the parties. A lot of things cannot be done because the GOP is blocking the president and the Dems are fighting the GOP. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I just don’t understand why many people in this country like to backstab; they are twofaced. You talk with someone and leave, and they greet you with thanks. After you have gone, they complain.  I was laughing when I read this, “I’ve seen Tim quite a few times over the last 10 years. Never once has he ever turned his shoulder or not said hello or anything, so to all of a sudden put this crap in a book, that’s showing a lot of bravery. I don’t get it.”[1] This is a statement Brad Friedel made about Tim Howard about a reference Tim made in his book concerning his transfer and the recommendation he requested from Brad. I hear people say that others will not tell you their minds because they want to avoid confrontation. That is even worst because it makes them untrustworthy. I prefer to know that someone is my enemy than to think that someone is my friend, but they are stabbing me on the back. Christians should be truthful and honest to those they deal with.  .
However, I don’t think that Elizabeth should have lost her job.[2]  Firstly, it is a mere opinion and secondly, it is uncertain that the kids were emotionally traumatized or hurt by any means. What bothers me with Christians in America is actually how they defend that which is wrong, even in the eyes of the godless.
Until then, I really hope that not only Elizabeth but other Christians will take time to pray about being the light of the world and the salt of the earth in words and deeds.

St Arrey of Ntenako.




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