Second Commandment: Second Amendment
American society is toying with utter destruction, because too many Americans refuse to spiritually acknowledge what God demands of all of us: “Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and love thy neighbor as thy self.” (The First and Second Commandments). There is a difference between serving God, and serving one’s local community and nation. The First and Second Amendments to the constitution are about freedom of religion, speech, press, the right of free assembly, and the right to keep and bear arms. Mass school shootings are clear-cut spiritual examples of a nation state in moral decline, because of an overly exaggerated interpretation of Second Amendment Rights. America, know this: our children are our future. Sandy Hook (12-14-2012) shook the soul of America, and Christian Right Evangelicals and The GOP did absolutely nothing about it. Parkland (2-14-18) inspired children to march in the streets to affect a real spiritual difference/change in our gun-culture oriented society, and Christian Right Evangelicals did nothing. Oxford, Michigan (November 30, 2021) raises the spiritual question of: how do we live as a society when our children are motivated to carry guns to schools rather than books? Question: what are we going to do now? Because: it is spiritually written “Lo. Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127: 3). What life do we have if we cannot live in peace and harmony with each other? Life must be lived in human community, and human community must be lived under the reality of GOD; that equal is equal, not more or less equal. Too many Americans are attempting to have a love affair with The Second Amendment (GUNS) rather than The Second Commandment (LOVE). Hence, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
Christian Right Evangelicals (The So-Called Moral Majority), The GOP and White Nationalist Groups desire to live superficially by the First and Second Amendments to the constitution rather than live spiritually by the First and Second Commandments of GOD. Consequently, America has become a ball of violent oriented confusion; whereby might makes right, not truth. Hence, the Ontological spiritual conceptualization of God has become a money making acronym for a false g-o-d: guns, oil, and drugs.
Too many Americans; especially our children are growing-up experiencing self-hatred as well as being taught to hate others, because of skin-color. Hatred kills. America has the most sophisticated military system on earth to protect Americans from foreign enemies. Why then do we need so many weapons to protect ourselves from each other; especially military-style weaponry? Has America become its own militaristic worst enemy; that is warring enemies within? Institutionalizing evil is a deadly proposition, but: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5: 6). Moreover, Jesus said: “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6: 35). America, Jesus is the true bread from heaven. Amen!
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.