Sunday, February 19, 2017

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY PREZ TRUMP SUPPORTERS STUMPED BY LOCAL FAITH COMMUNITY OPPOSITION TO HATEFUL ANTI-IMMIGRATION RHETORIC!!



Just a brief moment of contemplation about faith and Kansas City politics for Sunday . . .

As fewer Americans believe in God, there is empirically lower confidence in Democracy and "journalism" is mostly a bad joke . . . The sordid intersection of faith and politics becomes even more sketchy.

Throughout Kansas City a few religious banners connecting Christ, Mary and Joseph with the plight of immigrants, refugees and illegal aliens have either offended or inspired the last remaining people of faith.

The banner is the handiwork of this organization . . .

"The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. Coalition members work together to advocate for just and equitable immigration policies, educate faith communities, and serve immigrant populations around the country."

The point of contention for many is the Flight Into Egypt by Jesus, Mary And Joseph . . . It's either a parable about Christ The Lord signing up for a census OR escaping the wrath of King Herod in a foreign land. Biblical scholars might even claim that the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire trumps any modern day refugee connections whilst really getting into the details of the story might not be as productive as asking . . . How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Rather than engaging in theological debate that's not going to convince anyone. Let's look at the facts . . .

- Christian values upheld slavery but also inspired its abolition.

- Some Christians supported segregation but also led the way in the fight for Civil Rights.

- Most mainstream Christians condemn the practice of homosexuality while holding that homosexual persons "must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity."

- One last contradiction: In Kansas City, the clergy are now the driving force demanding a $15 minimum wage that threatens to put even more of their congregations out of work. 

Truth is, powerful rhetoric can utilize religion and the teachings of Christ to convince people of almost about anything. Just ask Jim Jones.



Piety and politics should make people uncomfortable for a lot of reasons and possibly remind Americans of the very good reason for the separation of Church And State alluded to in the First Amendment which at least attempts to keep the two institutions at arm's length.

Still, there's no denying that cruelty, outright hatred and seething contempt for humankind based on the quality and content of their paperwork DOES NOT represent the best of Christian values . . . At least until after Church services are finished and the faithful are competing for the best spot at the buffet line.

Fact is, the Trump Administration is further to the right than most mainstream Republicans and can legitimately be called anti-immigrant NOT JUST opposed to illegal immigration given their targeting of highly skilled tech workers, legal travel visas and limiting numbers of immigrants overall . . . Again, these are all policy proposals and not nearly as fun as yelling "Build The Wall!" at a campaign rally or denigrating an entire group of people by calling them drug dealers and rapists.



But I digress . . . And offer just one quote featuring classic Mexican cynicism on the topic of faith and politics despite the fact that the Democratic Party have now adopted the Muslim Community as their pet cause given that Latinos didn't turn out for Hillary in much the same way that the Black community stayed home during election 2016 . . .

Porfirio Díaz: "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States.

In the final analysis, there's a bible verse that people can connect to just about every political agenda whilst The Almighty remains silent on matters of policy and partisan slap fighting.

Further reading:

WaPo: Franklin Graham said immigration is ‘not a Bible issue.’ Here’s what the Bible says.

Huff PO: Who Would Jesus Deport?

USCCB: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) opposes "enforcement only" immigration policies and supports comprehensive immigration reform.

The Blaze: Yes, of course Christians can support Trump's immigration and refugee policies

Slate: Christian Leaders Nearly Unanimous in Opposing Trump’s Muslim Ban

You decide . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump is the new golden god of the Republicans now.

Anonymous said...

false idol Trump.

JimmyJohnkC said...

Powerful ciphering there Jethro. But a few of the joke lines were actually worth a few chuckles.

Anonymous said...

Still squirming I see

Anonymous said...

Keep your laws off my sandwich!

Anonymous said...

Mexico's a vibrant and frosty country.

Anonymous said...

Waaaaah! Waaaaaah! Waaaaah!

I should understand that you wanted to break the law when you drug your ass across the border so that should be OK? Get out and try entering America legally. If your record is such that you can not get in legally why would we want you here?. You illegals ought to get getting bills for the costs of enforcing the laws you broke instead of all these kiss ass libtards using you for votes.

Anonymous said...

I think American Hipsters should go to Mexico and teach them how groovy everything can be.

Artisan burrito joints, some craft beer and whisky spots, and a few toy trains would do wonders for the Mexican economy.

Anonymous said...

Most people born during the 80's were totally brainwashed by MTV first and are now adults addicted to their phone screens and social media who will give you a blank stare if asked what Law and Order actually means.

Anonymous said...

Google and Facebook is my God

Anonymous said...

We are not stumped just amused and entertained.

Balthazar KC said...

Trump is the new American religion.

Anonymous said...

"KANSAS CITY PREZ TRUMP SUPPORTERS STUMPED BY LOCAL FAITH COMMUNITY OPPOSITION TO HATEFUL ANTI-IMMIGRATION RHETORIC!! "

Yeah they are stumped that the anti illegal effort isn't moving a hell of a lot faster. It got to be tough when an entire political party is in favor of criminal behavior.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 - is the Rule of Law such a foreign and frightening concept to you?

Anonymous said...

Boy Tony you're really hung up on massacres and the Holocaust lately.

Anonymous said...

Until people in the world finally realize that islam is a false religion created by Satan when he saw that the Roman Empire was not going to destroy Christianity, there will never be peace. Images of mohammed are not allowed because there never was a mohammed, only satan. muslims try to enter countries pretending to want peace but when more than 5% concentrate in a foreign country they begin to demand sharia law to be the law of the land. These members of daesh will learn the hard way that sharia law and the constitution are not compatible. No surprise how the lib mainstream media never brings up how places like the UAE & so called muslim countries never voluntarily accept muslim refugees because they know what's up

Anonymous said...

Don't be talking down Satan. Next thing you know there will be a protest.

Anonymous said...

Legal immigrants welcome.

Dayton said...

Plenty of emotional driven argument, what did u expect the when clandestinely settling in a different country, I wouldn't go resettle so mebodies house,, but I can see Mex is such a shit pot who would want to stay , same time it's your shit pot stop cutting off cartel member heads n act like civilized humans

Anonymous said...

the churches haven't been effective in lowering the carnage and the misery affecting good people on the east side.

Anonymous said...

10:48: Do you have a direct line to heaven? How do you know Christianity is not a false religion perpetrated by an breakaway apocalyptic Jewish cult from Judaism, the true faith?

Anonymous said...

Mexico wants no wall and we should respect that.

Liberals should build a city and allow anyone in. In fact- the US liberals should just annex Mexico

After they annex it- they could raise the minimum wage to whatever they want. And give out jobs to everyone and pay wages and collect no taxes and rely on rubber bands for their national defense.

They could hire the star editorial board for advice on everything. Who needs real world experience? I am sure that would save the print edition for a few years.

Anonymous said...

I hope this new tax legislation revokes tax exempt status of all churches. Their agendas are hardly about anything charitable.

Anonymous said...

if churches did religion and not politics, the political problems would be greatly lessened.

they're failing in their true missions and, at this rate, will go the way of local newspapers: glide path to oblivion.

chuck said...

One more time.

Securing the nation's borders, is, in no way racist.

How do you like your water supply?

The grid?

What do you think about a mushroom cloud over Nashville or KC?

Tonight, no matter where you live, leave your front door open and the keys in your car.

Fuckin idiots.

Anonymous said...

Hey dumb ass liberals, its ILLEGAL immigration, not just immigration we are pissed about.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the Pope. AND, Fuck you!

It is not, NOT crazy to secure the borders of the United States Of America.

Again, fuck the goddamned socialist politician pope cunt.

Anonymous said...

Lutheran and Catholic Charities make 20K per refugee, then, dump the pieces of shit on the Tax Payer.

Fuck those fucking pieces of shit liars, who are no, NO better that the politicians who stuck the middle class with a crown of refugee thorns and pinned our white nigger asses to the cross for another lie.

Anonymous said...

the dirty little secret is that big business wants to avoid hiring our own american black young people. further, they want cheap labor to keep the minimum wage too low.

if american jobs were held only by americans, blacks would have much more opportunity. and, market forces would push the minimum wage up. overall, societal problems such as crime would improve.

Anonymous said...

Franklin Grahm can fuck off

Anonymous said...

The interfaith coalition needed this immigration fight. They were lost in the woods during Occupy and if it weren't for social security issues they wouldn't have turned out for anything. We can thank a totally fucked activists culture to kC area churches.

Anonymous said...

No one wants to hire blacks because they know that they aren't dependable and trouble follows them like the plague. I do feel confident that Mexicans are better workers than blacks. Maybe we could strike a deal with Mexico that for every Mexican that comes here, a black gets shipped to Mexico.

Al Pedro Sharpton said...


That was tried and didn't work. Several Hispanics today are part black depending on geographical location. In the Eastern U.S. up to 25 percent of Mexicans identify as black. The national estimate is that and 2.5 percent of Hispanics are identifying as black. 6.2 percent of Hispanics have Afro American heredity.