Tuesday’s Quick Hits

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ― John C. Maxwell

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Gazette & Census
  • Gallup – Confidence in Institutions
  • Reagan & Trump

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The Monday Memo

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Threats & Hate
  • Joe Biden & SNL
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Trump’s Tax Returns

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The Sunday Message

I sought for a man among them who would build a wall, and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land, that it should not be destroyed… – Ezekiel 22:30

That must mean Donald Trump is supposed to build that wall, right? He will keep our land from being destroyed, right?

I saw some friends post the verse (above) from Ezekiel on Facebook and decided to check it out. It’s not accurate. Someone decided to edit it to fit their beliefs and many people posted it without checking the accuracy – or they did check it and decided to spread the lie.

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Tuesday’s Commentary: Covington Catholic High School

The way we treat people we strongly disagree with is a report card on what we have learned about love, compassion, and kindness. – Marc & Angel Chernoff

Covington Catholic High School is a private, all-male, high school in Park Hills, Kentucky. It has between 500-600 students.

In case you missed it, videos surfaced of dozens of Covington students in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington after the March for Life, chanting as they do at games, wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and appearing to be in a standoff with an elderly Native American man. (NY Times)

Some reports said the students were mocking participants of the Indigenous Peoples March.

The spotlight grew so bright that the school issued a statement apologizing saying the “behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.” The school also said they would investigate and take appropriate action up to and including expulsion.

Those on the left went wild in condemning the students.

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The Monday Memo: Rock & Roll Song, Graham, & Football

Dear Past, Thank you for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rock and Roll Song
  • Rev. Franklin Graham
  • Big Football Games
  • One More Thing

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Merry Christmas!

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:9-11 (NIV)

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Forgive me Father…

Just recently it was reported by the Great Falls Tribune that a retired Montana priest was charged with receiving child pornography. He is from Great Falls. His name Lothar Konrad Krauth and he is 80 years old. He was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes Church from 1989 to 2014. The complaint alleges the crimes occurred in 2017 and 2018.

The complaint says officers acting on a tip discovered 400 images of child pornography at Krauth’s residence in Great Falls, some involving children as young as 2. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

It was recently reported that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (Montana) settled 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million. (AP)

Some reports say there are over 10,000 allegations made against priests in the United States.

My thoughts about this matter follow.

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