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An Open Letter to Rick Scott

Dear Mr. Scott:

As far as I can see, you purchased the Florida Governor’s Mansion.  You took advantage of a low voter turnout in 2010.  That’s a shame, when considering you are practically a minority governor forcing your will upon a large number who voted against you.

You appear to worship money and consider money to be more important than human beings.  In the healthcare industry, this translates to an unsavory idea about making money, rather than healing people.  You are pushing this same ideal upon public education, you money-worshiping louse.

Your number one priority is to make money, so you worship it.  You claim to be a “born again” Christian, but you are not my fellow Christian.  You are not a “brother in the LORD” with me and others who are on the small and cramped road to everlasting life.  “The road not taken,” which does not follow conformity to the crowds of money-loving materialistic shallow folks.

Perhaps you disdain a letter in the scriptures which says, “the love of money is the root of evil [or all kinds of injurious things].”  So how can you maintain a faith in GOD, our CREATOR, and HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST?  As Jesus Christ himself would say, “you hypocrite!”

Jesus Christ became violently angry about those in the temple who were deceiving others.  VIOLENTLY ANGRY.  Seems to point to a very strong message from GOD and that does not indicate WE become violently angry, but learn from the message.

GOD became violently angry at the deception and violence of rape at Sodom and Gomorrah, too.  It was not anger directed at  homosexuality, which never occurred, only suggested.  Because the towns people were selfish and not accepting strangers in their midst, they would often rape strangers of any sex, in order to embarrass the strangers.  The story is about an intervention from GOD, due to his dislike of raping strangers of ANY kind.

Here are some words you should consider:

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD the GOD in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honour thy father and thy mother.
Thou shall not kill.
Thou shall not commit adultery.
Thou shall not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.

What part of this don’t you understand?  Shall we discuss false witness?  How about the deception that comes with adultery?  Oh ,perhaps you never cheated on your wife, but how many countless others have you cheated on?  And I am not discussing sex, either.  Let’s discuss the words, “Thou shall not steal.”  You pleaded the fifth, did you not?  Is this deception like that of adultery?  What about “coveting?”  Worshiping money, rather than the true GOD?  What part of this don’t you understand?

One of the original tea party members was able to “get away with murder.”  John Hancock, a scoundrel bootlegging rum into Boston from the islands, murdered a British customs agent and purportedly got away with murder.  He did it all in the name of selfishness, greed, love of money.  Murder is on this list, too.  One hopes you did not do this and get away with it.  But then, you are a part of the modern-day scoundrels called the tea party, are you not?

We now celebrate with a beer named after John Hancock’s partner in crime, Sam Adams.  Sam’s cousin, John Adams, was forced into joining the tea party when he did not wish to do so, due to his repulsion towards their activities.  FORCED, without choice, by scoundrels and shallow low-life people with money made illegally (rum trade) – like drug dealers today.

Shallow low-life scum like you, Rick Scott, who worship money and step on the lives of people are repulsive.  Then you pretend you like people, just enough to get elected.  And at the same time, you destroy those who DO recognize humanity over money – the teachers and professors of Florida.  Students are not customers and have no idea what is best for them, when it comes to education.  The legacy of what has been accomplished and made our nation successful, in the centuries prior to these students, is what is important.  Money is not to be worshiped.

John Adams, our second president, was a member of the same church denomination to which I belong and have spent most of my life:  the Congregationalists.  Former Governor and Senator, Bob Graham, who opposes both the Scott and Jeb Bush higher education plans, is also a rational-thinking member of the same denomination.  This denomination’s legacy IS public education.  Our denomination advocated for public education and did so, not in the name of the worship of money, but in the name of humanity.  Now you, Rick Scott, wish to destroy public education.  You wish to project those of us who stand steadfastly in favor of humanist and secular public education as being devils.  “Judge not lest you be judged.”

Jesus identified Satan.  “Satan is the father of the lie.”  You and the Bush family embrace (George Bush is even quoted as saying this) the words of Hitler’s propaganda minister as he said something like:  “Tell a lie enough times and eventually it becomes the truth.”  Jesus said Satan is the father of the lie!  Perhaps you use psychologists to twist this even further and disguise your lies and projecting the words of good humanist people as lies.  The U.S. Constitution protects freedom of the press, not freedom of the false press.

But then, as my grandmother would say to me, “judge not lest you [thou] be judged,” so how can I point out these things about another person?  I would bet one of your friends in Southwest Florida remembers my grandmother, even to the point of picking on her – many times.  And this friend of yours also forgot his past and those who helped along his way to wealth, thus slighting my own mother, who faithfully served the Republican Party for many years, as a party committee person in NY.

Jesus also said, “turn the other cheek,” to enemies.  Here it is, Rick Scott, so begin slapping my other cheek.  Go ahead.  Bear false witness against me.  You are a hypocrite.  If Jesus could call the deceptive lawyers and business people of his day, “hypocrites,” then I am only following the model of my LORD and Saviour.  Deception is in the 10 commandments, but gets hidden by sex.  I guess it makes us feel better, don’t you know?

Douglas W. Cornwell

Tioga Herald

 

IndependentLens: Discussion about Bishop Gene Robinson

Jesus spoke of love for one another. The Old Testament focus in Leviticus was about a lack of children in society. Homosexuals did not perpetuate the birth of children, so were going against the grain of the society. Thus stringent measures were taken, which are not necessary in today’s society. Our world is different today, requiring all kinds of forms of loving families, even alternative families with same-sex parents, to lovingly care for children of unwanted pregnancies and from broken homes in an over-populated world.

Jesus Christ never endorsed traditionalism. Yet, in this program about Bishop Gene Robinson, there were those who talked about “2000 years of tradition.” So what? If the traditionalism is not the solution, then why do we stand by it? Jesus did not believe in idolatry. Yet, the man in this IndependentLens program… the man from California who repeatedly used the words, “Bible-believing,” sounded as if he worshiped the Bible, not God. That is idolatry and blasphemous and would NOT have been favorable to Jesus Christ.

In another portion of this program, a man speaking against the pro-same-sex measures of the Episcopal Church said, “The needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few.” Jesus Christ said, “the road to hell is large and spacious and many would be on that road; whereas the road to everlasting life, few would find it.”  The words this man spoke before the Episcopal gathering were words abrasive to those of Jesus Christ. This recognition is the reason why our American justice system finally abolished Jim Crow measures against a minority. The larger numbers who persecuted the minority were/are evil in God’s eyes. Besides the fact… Jesus Christ said, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “Love God; love your neighbor as yourself.”

The same book of the Old Testament speaking against homosexuality due to the need for more children also endorsed the stoning of rebellious children and forbade eating a number of foods, including shell fish. Why would we pick some and not the other? Because of men who don’t feel comfortable with themselves and who have endorsed continuing “traditions” which don’t mean a rat’s tail.

And at Genesis 19, there was only a threat of homosexual rape, but nothing actually took place. Yet, to hear the word, “sodomy,” one would believe there were explicit sexual acts at Sodom and Gomorrah. There were none. God disliked the violent rape, not the sexual acts.

Furthermore, the “traditions” at Sodom and Gomorrah were about deliverate violent homosexual rape acts with strangers visiting the area in order to discourage strangers from visiting. God had said those people should accept strangers in their midst, but they disobeyed God by promoting rape with strangers.

Glen Beck’s point about accepting civil unions, but not marriage, is not acceptable.  Even when same-sex marriage is accepted, there is no church which can be forced to perform such acts, as long as the separation of church and state remains. No person should be forced or coerced into a same-sex union of any kind. Yet, millions upon millions of GLBT are coerced by tremendous societal / religious peer pressure and intimidation (how many times did we hear, “why are you not dating some girl?”) to marry someone of the opposite sex.

Jesus is about love and acceptance. He never turned anyone away, whether he/she might be a GLBT lay person, a pastor or priest, or a bishop. “There can be no peace without justice.”

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