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How Fences Star Denzel Washington Lives out His Faith in Hollywood

Denzel Washington, one of Hollywood’s finest leading actors, has succeeded in the business by any standard. He’s received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony award and two Academy Awards. But as he recently told T.D. Jakes there are more important things in life than being a movie star.

From his relationship with God and his family, to the life he now wants to lead, Denzel spoke with Jakes about keeping his priorities straight. (See the full interview with Denzel and others from the cast of his new movie Fences below.)

Jakes was curious how Denzel and his wife of 34 years Pauletta have survived so many years in the spotlight. “By the grace of God. Really, I’m not taking credit,” he replied. “And a great wife. A strong, strong, strong (woman) … she has done the heavy lifting. She has been the consistent one. She has given daily religious instruction. She makes breakfast, she took them to school. I was out killing the lion, bringing home the meat, you know, providing.”

Even though the actor has a hectic schedule and is frequently shooting films far from home, he insists his family has always come first. “I don’t want that regret,” he said, when talking about raising his kids. “I don’t care how many Oscars and all that stuff, I don’t want to be that guy. I want to be the one that did the best I can for my children.”

Denzel not only stars in Fences, but directed as well. Mykelti Williamson, best known for his role as Bubba in Forrest Gump, plays Gabriel in the film and has nothing but praise for Denzel as a strong, Godly leader: “Everyday this leader, Denzel, brings the Word. On Broadway we would circle and have a word of prayer, we would cover one another, and he was serious about it, every single day. ‘Alright, we’re about to bring the Word,’ and Denzel was waiting for you and you’d better be on time.”

Denzel added, “When we’d have our circle — cause there’s a young girl in the film too — so the young girl, sometimes we’d let [her] lead. Of course, out of the mouths of babes, you know, so we’d go out there together unified with a purpose.”

It wasn’t just the cast members who prayed with Denzel during the movie shoot. Two neighborhood women who watched the filming from their homes each day became his “prayer warriors,” he said. According to Christian Today, these ladies touched Denzel’s heart. “A woman on the corner, she was watching me. She made her house a quiet place of prayer for me, and I’d go in there when things were getting overwhelming and just take a breath. Sometimes I’d just have a prayer with her.”

He explained how the second woman approached him. “Even before we started shooting I met her and I came and said, ‘Oh thank you for coming out.’ She said, ‘We’ve been watching you for a long time.’ I said ‘Well, pray for me.’ [And then] she said, ‘Denzel, I’ve been praying for you for 35 years, my family and I,’” he said. “‘We’ve been watching, we know how hard it is.’”

As this point in his life, Denzel says he’s content and ready to serve others. “You know, I’m in the service business now. I’m fine. I’ve done well. I don’t need anything else. I don’t need watches and jewelry and all that. So I’m here to serve. I’m here to serve God, I’m here to serve my family, I’m here to serve.”

Denzel Washington directs and acts in the movie Fences, which was released on Christmas Day.

Here’s the full interview on the T.D. Jakes Show:

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Pushing Back Against the PC Madness

Things are getting so crazy these days that it’s not just religious conservatives who are pushing back against the PC madness. Even Hollywood liberals are speaking out.

But first, the latest example of PC insanity.

At the prestigious Duke University campus, where in-state tuition is close to $50,000, “The Duke Men’s Project, launched this month and hosted by the campus Women’s Center, offers a nine-week program for ‘male-identified’ students that discusses male privilege, patriarchy, ‘the language of dominance,’ rape culture, pornography, machismo and other topics.”

So, to be clear, this only applies to men who identify as men. What is not clear is if it would apply to women who identify as men – but then again, if it did, the program wouldn’t apply to them, since it’s unlikely that a woman who identified as a man would be as rotten and misogynistic and privileged as a man who identified as a man.

It’s those biological males who identify as males. Those are the really bad apples. Shame on them for being men!

Writing for FoxNews.com, Jillian Kay Melchior reports, “The student newspaper’s editorial board endorsed the new program yesterday, insisting it was ‘not a reeducation camp being administered by an oppressed group in the service of the feminization of American society.””

And why, pray tell, did they feel the need to defend themselves against such a ludicrous charge? Who would ever think that this wonderful new program sounded like “a reeducation camp being administered by an oppressed group in the service of the feminization of American society”?

According to Dipro Bhowmik, a junior who sits on the leadership team, “the goal of the Duke Men’s Project is for male students to ‘critique and analyze their own masculinity and toxic masculinities to create healthier ones.’”

Of course, I’m all for exposing the evils of pornography and rebuking the male abuse of women, but please. Enough with this “toxic masculinities” nonsense.

Push Back

The good news is that, with the rising tide of PC madness on our campuses and beyond, more and more people are pushing back. Charlie Nash writes that “American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis attacked ‘PC victim culture,’ microaggressions, and campus crybabies in a long monologue of his own during the latest episode of the Bret Easton Ellis podcast.”

His words are worth quoting at length.

If you cannot read Shakespeare, or Melville, or Toni Morrison because it will trigger something traumatic in you, and you’ll be harmed by the reading of the text because you are still defining yourself through your self-victimization, then you need to see a doctor. If you feel you are experiencing microaggressions because someone asks you where you are from, or ‘can you help me with my math,’ or offers a ‘god bless you’ after you sneeze, and you feel like all of this is some kind of mass societal dis, then you need to seek help. Professional help.

Nash notes that Ellis branded the “widespread epidemic of self-victimization” and “defining yourself” by “a traumatic thing that happened to you in the past” as an illness.

And, Ellis urged, this “is something you need to resolve before you re-enter society. What you are doing to yourself is harming yourself, and seriously annoying others around you. The fact that you can’t listen to a joke, view imagery, and that you categorize everything as either sexist, or racist, or homophobic, whether it is or not, and therefore harmful to you and you just can’t take it, is a kind of mania, a delusion, a psychosis that we have been coddling, encouraging people to think that life should be a smooth utopia built only for them and their fragile sensibility. In essence, staying a child forever. Living in a fairy-tale.”

And remember: These are the words of the author of American Psycho, not the words of the author of, say, The Conservative Christian’s Guide to Reclaiming America.

Had they been the words of a conservative Christian author, as in my made-up title, they would be vilified and rejected in the strongest possible terms. After all, what conservative Christian could get away with referring to today’s self-absorbed, hyper-sensitive, microaggression madness with terms like “a kind of mania, a delusion, a psychosis”?

Nash also reports that Hollywood director Tim Burton recently “slammed political correctness in his response to criticism about the ‘lack of diversity’ in his films, claiming that he is far more offended when producers cast minority actors in their projects for the sole reason of diversity.”

The pushback is taking place on college campuses as well.

Over in Canada, “As part of an hour-long YouTube lecture on political correctness, University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson is objecting to the Trudeau government’s Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.”

Peterson actually “compares the changes Bill C-16 would bring about to the policing of expression in ‘totalitarian and authoritarian political states,’” and he “argues against the existence of non-binary gender identities, or those that are not exclusively masculine or feminine, saying ‘I don’t think there’s any evidence for it.’”

How bold!

Indeed, “Peterson said that if a student asked him to be referred to by a non-binary pronoun, he would not recognize their request: ‘I don’t recognize another person’s right to determine what pronouns I use to address them. I won’t do it.’”

And what was it that caused this professor to speak out, potentially endangering his career? “Peterson told the National Post that he decided to make the video and go public with his views after receiving a memo from university HR outlining new mandatory anti-racist and anti-bias training. ‘That disturbs me because if someone asked me to take anti-bias training, I think I am agreeing that I am sufficiently racist or biased to need training.’”

You can expect more and more responses like this, since there’s only so far things can bend before they snap and break.

After all, when the naked emperor not only begins to flaunt his new “clothes” but orders everyone to celebrate his wardrobe, the gasps of shock will quickly turn to shouts of mockery.

A person can only disguise his nakedness for so long. (For more from the author of “The NY Times’ Transparent (and Hypocritical) October Surprise of Trump’s Tax Returns please click HERE)

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Hey, Hollywood, Want Better Emmy Ratings? Start by Cutting the Liberal Crap

The 2016 Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, brought in the lowest ratings of all time. People thought the disaster last year — hosted by Andy Samberg — was bad, but this year was far worse. The Emmys drew in 11.9 million viewers. Last year, it was 15.6 million. This year was lower than 1990, when the Emmys made its first appearance on Fox and attracted 12.3 million viewers.

Award shows, for the most part, have become a cesspool of left-wing propaganda that it’s no wonder so many people are tuning out. Would you want to watch a show where your political ideology was routinely ridiculed and mocked for the sake of stroking the political feelings of other performers in the audience?

The producers of the Emmys may want to take a look at the possibility of letting presenters and recipients know that politics should be left at home. There is a strong likelihood some of the celebrities would object to the point of threatening not to attend, but so what? Would the producers rather have seven to eight million more people watching the telecast or spend time assuaging the feelings of a handful of celebrities who think awards shows are their own personal political platforms?

It starts with the host, and while Jimmy Kimmel was happy to poke fun at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton went unscathed. Jokes made at the expense of politicians are nothing new but when all the jokes focus on only one side, people will notice.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in accepting her Emmy award brought everybody tears with a touching tribute to her father who had died only days before. However, she couldn’t resist taking a shot at Trump when she said, “Our show started out as a political satire, but it now feels more like a sobering documentary. So I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.”

Jill Soloway, creator of “Transparent,” won the award for Best Directing in a Comedy Series. She finished off her speech by shouting, “Down with the patriarchy!” and then launched into anti-Trump tirade backstage where she said,

He needs to be called out at every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes. He’s a complete dangerous monster, and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will.

That’s a tad melodramatic. People certainly have differing opinions on Trump, but the idea he is anywhere akin to a man who set in motion events that resulted in the extermination of six million people is asinine.

If the commentary from performers wasn’t anti-Trump, they were certainly happy to express their fondness for Hillary Clinton. Courtney B. Vance, who won for his portrayal of Johnny Cochrane in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” ended his acceptance speech saying, “Obama out! Hillary in!”

Kate McKinnon, who has done a masterful job portraying Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live,” won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She accepted her award and thanked Hillary Clinton personally. Despite her spot-on portrayal, she is a Clinton supporter. Hillary Clinton congratulated McKinnon on Twitter.

A lot of viewers simply aren’t going to tolerate this kind of blatant politicking on an awards show when it is so one-sided. The producers need to be aware of that. They need to stop operating under the assumption that conservatives don’t watch any of these shows and therefore aren’t going to tune in, regardless. It’s not true.

People, including conservatives, like to see their favorite television shows, movies, and musical performers win awards for their work. It’s the blatant left-wing politics they can do without. If producers put an end to that, they’d likely see their ratings increase substantially. (For more from the author of “Hey, Hollywood, Want Better Emmy Ratings? Start by Cutting the Liberal Crap” please click HERE)

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Why Is Hollywood Blowing up DC?

Are you ready for the fall season of prime-time television? Great! All we have to do is bomb the United States Capitol first.

That’s the premise of ABC’s new drama Designated Survivor starring Keifer Sutherland.

The description reads as follows:

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.

Cue the apocalyptic images of Washington.

The trailer full of dread and suspense:

Are you excited yet?

To be sure, Sutherland is a huge draw. Some have described Designated Survivor as “24 all grown up.”

But, considering Designated Survivor follows other DC-based dark thrillers such as Homeland, House of Cards, and Scandal that frequently combine politics with gruesome murders it seems like Hollywood is trying to tell us something.

The fact that a major broadcast network is launching a TV-series with the destruction of most our nation’s elected officials is not… subtle. (For more from the author of “Why Is Hollywood Blowing up DC?” please click HERE)

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Actor Elijah Wood: Numerous Hollywood Power-Brokers Molesting Children in Pedophilia Epidemic

Actor Elijah Wood, best known for his role as Frodo in “Lord of the Rings,” is spilling the beans on a dark, ugly secret in Hollywood: child sex abuse.

The former child actor said in an interview with London’s Sunday Times that young actors are being sexually abused by high-powered predatory “vipers” in the movie industry. . .

These allegations are confirmed by another former child actor, Corey Feldman. “The number 1 problem in Hollywood was and is – and always will be – pedophilia,” he said in an interview.

In his book “Coreyography: A Memoir,” he recalls how a fellow child actor, Corey Haim, then 14, was molested on the set of “Lucas” in 1986: “[A]n adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all the guys do. So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers … and Haim allowed himself to be sodomized”. . .

Rumors of widespread child sex abuse have swirled around Hollywood for years. Anne Henry, co-founder of Bizparentz, a group set up to help young actors, said . . . a “tsunami” of sex-abuse claims was beginning, and she estimates about 75 percent of child actors who “went off the rails” later in their career had suffered abuse. “This problem has been endemic in Hollywood for a long time and it’s finally coming to light. … In the last 10 years, Henry notes several wealthy and significant people in the industry have been convicted. Some have left prison and returned to Hollywood and continued to work with children. (Read more from “Actor Elijah Wood: Numerous Hollywood Power-Brokers Molesting Children in Pedophilia Epidemic” HERE)

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Prince Death Investigation Reportedly Focusing on Pain Pills

maxresdefaultAuthorities investigating the sudden death of pop star Prince are focusing on the role painkillers may have played in his premature demise, according to a published report.

Prince, known for the hit songs “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry”, among others, was found dead Thursday at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Chanhassan, Minn. He was 57.

Michael Padden, a longtime attorney for two of Prince’s siblings, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that had come to him in 2001 with concerns about the star’s drug use. Padden said Prince’s sister Lorna Nelson and brother Duane Nelson told him that Prince particularly abused the painkiller Percocet, as well as cocaine.

“Lorna told me that her brother would die young … before his time and of a heart attack,” Padden told the paper. The lawyer also claimed that Prince’s brother, Duane Nelson, told Padden that he paid straw buyers to obtain prescriptions, then gave them to Prince . . .

Many of Prince’s longtime colleagues in the music business have insisted the “Let’s Go Crazy” singer led a clean life. Former band member Sheila E. said Sunday that she had “never seen him take anything, not even aspirin, in the 38 years I’ve known him.” (Read more from “Prince Death Investigation Reportedly Focusing on Pain Pills” HERE)

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Prince Employed C.S. Lewis’ Line of Reasoning in Defense of Jesus’ Claims

Prince_at_CoachellaPrince fans may be surprised to learn the role faith played in his life. The pop star reportedly read the Bible consistently and thought deeply about man’s place in the world . . .

The singer, who became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001, employed a similar line of reasoning to Christian apologist C.S. Lewis, who famously observed that based on the claims He made about Himself, Jesus was either a “lunatic, liar or Lord.”

While the lyrics in several of Prince’s songs were sexual, many others had allusions to Christianity. Regarding sexuality, Prince told V Magazine, “We are sensual beings, the way God created us.”

A 2013 biographer noted while the singer was sexual he was “ultimately very conservative.” In 2008, while gay marriage was being debated in California and across the country, he voiced his opposition to it.

The singer chided Democrats for the notion that, “You can do whatever you want,” then tapping on his Bible and making reference to God judging the earth for sexual depravity in the past, apparently either in the time of Noah or Sodom and Gomorrah.

One of his most popular songs, Let’s Go Crazy (1984), begins with the artist accompanied by an organ solo speaking in pastor-like tones, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Life. Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time. But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else: The after world. A world of never ending happiness You can always see the sun, day or night.” (Read more from “Prince Employed C.S. Lewis’ Line of Reasoning in Defense of Jesus’ Claims” HERE)

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Christian Actor Just Revealed a Dark Secret About Life in Hollywood

“I don’t know why in Hollywood you have to be afraid to say you’re a Christian, but there’s a lot of bashing of Christians going on over the last decade.”

Those are the words of actor and director Kevin Sorbo, who recently gave an interview to the Gospel Herald. Sorbo, 57, is a Christian and also known for roles of Professor Radisson in “God’s Not Dead,” Hercules in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” Captain Dylan Hunt in “Andromeda,” and Kull in “Kull the Conqueror.”

Sorbo is currently working on several projects, including “The Carpool Lane,” which co-stars Dean Cain, and “Let There Be Light,” a faith-based Christmas movie which will come out Christmas 2017. He discussed with Leah Marieann Klett of the Gospel Herald the current nature of faith-based films and what it’s like to be a Christian actor in Hollywood . . .

GH: In the past, you’ve been critical about the production quality and content of faith-based films. In your opinion, what’s the biggest problem with faith-based films? Is the faith-based film industry getting better?

KS: I think that most people would agree that faith-based movies back in the 70’s, 80’s, and even the 90’s were very cheesy, poorly written, and poorly acted. A lot of people were turned off by them, because they were also too preachy. We live in a world where people don’t want to be told what to believe in and what not to believe in. You have to walk a fine line to hold an audience – obviously, you’ve got the choir up there, but you don’t want to just preach to the choir, you want to preach to the “independent voters” – someone who is searching for what to believe.

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What Miranda Lambert Wore to the Country Music Awards Will Outrage Leftists‏

The war to preserve the Second Amendment is not merely one fought in Congress. It is not merely fought in courtrooms. The real battle for the preservation of our right that protects all others is a cultural one.

Everywhere today, kids are told that guns are bad and that only bad people have them. A teen wears an NRA shirt to school and he is sent home. A child brings his favorite squirt gun to school and he’s treated as a mini domestic terrorist.

The left continually attempts to introduce doctors into the conversation about gun ownership. Liberals contend that gun ownership is both a mental health issue and a national health crisis.

We are fighting a very cultural war that will determine how future generations view gun ownership. Because of this war, the left is likely to be none-too-pleased with country music star Miranda Lambert’s choice of attire at the Country Music Awards on Sunday.

The country star won Female Vocalist of the Year at the awards for the sixth consecutive year. She came to the awards show with a tasteful dress, but with a small gun and holster attached to her pink stilettos. (Read more from “What Miranda Lambert Wore to the Country Music Awards Will Outrage Leftists” HERE)

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Madonna, Fame Addicts and Underage Boobies

I found a single story that exemplifies so much of what is wrong with our society.

At a recent concert in Queensland, Australia, Madonna pulled a seventeen-year-old girl, Justa I. Candy, on to stage, Madonna told the crowd, “She’s the kind of girl you just want to slap, on the a** and pull,” and then Madonna pulled down on the nipple ring on Candy’s corset exposing one of the teenager’s breasts to the audience. Rather than being upset, Candy told the media this was “The best moment of my life,” and Candy’s mother added, “My daughter is a fierce feminist in the way I raised her. It’s something that she’ll probably cherish for the rest of her life.”

Let me point out a few of the fails in this story.

Justice Fail

If any normal person did this, it would be immediately classified as a sexual assault, but Candy claims she enjoyed the treatment from Madonna and the legal age of consent in Queensland is sixteen, so if Candy likes having her boobs whipped out at pleasure of a handsy old woman, so be it. However, it’s still illegal in Queensland to show nude images of teenagers until age eighteen, so how can Madonna’s actions possibly be anything other than a crime?

We all know the truth. The rich and famous operate under a different set of rules than we regular peasants who actually suffer the consequences of our actions. Queensland wont press charges because it would be bad publicity, so they’ll let it slide, and this does nothing but embolden nutjobs like Madonna. The media promotes this type of behavior with articles which may as well read, “Superstar Madonna Shows Teen’s Boobie! OMG LOL.” Great journalism you star blitzed, ethically void wastes of human potential.

Feminism Fail

Let me get this straight. Justa celebrates being paraded in front of the crowd in her corset, spoken to as if she’s a kinky hooker and then exposed in front of the a crowd of eager onlookers, yet she’s a good feminist. Either feminism glories in the objectification of women as sex objects or feminism is so meaningless that even those who claim to be good feminists don’t actually know what the movement represents.

I’d argue that Justa Candy and her mother actually understand a great deal about one central tenet of feminism, the double standard. As Candy’s mother put it, “People are saying what if this was a male performer, what if it was some else’s daughter – well it wasn’t another man and it wasn’t another girl it was Madonna and my daughter.” If a man exposed Candy, it would be a problem, but if a famous woman exposes her, it’s all kosher. Whatever happened to equality of the sexes?

Parenting Fail

If your teenage daughter is wearing a corset with nipple rings with your consent, you’ve failed as a parent. We could mention the facts that the corset actually belongs to you and that your child sees her nudity in front of throngs of people as the crowning achievement of her life as extra nails in the coffin, but the nipple ring corset alone really kills any pretense you may have had of being a serious parental figure. Just go to your bathroom mirror, look at yourself, say, “I have failed my child,” and have yourself a good cry. You might even bring a bottle of wine to salve your pain. The wine wont make you a better parent, but your kid is probably too far gone at this point anyway.

Fame Fail

Why exactly is Justa okay with being partially nude in front of people? Simple, Justa I. Candy wants to be a model and put her body on display for a living, and since she has now gained a lot of exposure (in multiple senses of the word), she might succeed in that goal.

As someone who champions the right of the individuals to do whatever they choose with their lives, I 100% support Candy’s right to take off her clothes for money, but that doesn’t change the fact that Justa is trying to follow the Paris Hilton path of being famous not for the quality of her actions but for the contents of her undergarments. Justa says that being stripped is the best thing that ever happened to her, and if Justa only cares about her fifteen minutes of fame, she’s probably right. Right now, the entire world is looking at her and her beautiful body, and if she’s lucky, she might become a professional model where she’ll be ogled for three more years before being replaced by a younger and more beautiful teenager seeking the same cheap route to popularity, and what then will become of Miss Candy who is so starved for attention and affirmation that she thinks being told she has a slappable posterior before being stripped is as good as her life will ever get?

In case you’ve been wondering, Justa I. Candy is not the teenager’s real name. I gave Candy this nickname because I think that’s how Candy perceives herself. She celebrates and encourages her own objectification, and that’s her right, but I want no part of it. That’s why instead of helping her career as a professional naked person by mentioning her real name and showing the many photos of her in various states of undress, I’m showing pictures of kittens which in my opinion hold more cuteness and infinitely more self-confidence than this poor girl who eagerly wants to trade sexy pictures of herself for fame.

Trump Rallies – Don’t Excuse Evil from Either Side

People both for and against Trump have been acting like dicks at recent Trump rallies. Many protestors have been illegally blocking traffic, screaming in people’s faces and shoving those in their path. Many Trump supporters have responded by screaming at protestors, pushing them and in some cases outright assaulting them.

You can fight fists with fists and guns with guns, but you cannot fight hatred with hatred. Trying to stop offensive behavior by being offensive is like trying to douse a fire with gasoline. Releasing your fury on your political enemies will never change their hearts and will always ignite a more vitriolic response.

Everyone with integrity must control their anger and put principles above politics by condemning wrongdoing on both sides.

With that in mind, let’s look at one of the latest scandals to erupt from a Trump protest. Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski yanked a protestor backwards by the collar. This is the same guy who was accused by multiple news organizations of tossing a Breitbart reporter out of his way two weeks ago. Unlike the Brietbart incident, this latest altercation was clearly caught on video, and there is no denying the plain truth.

At least you’d think it would be impossible to deny the truth, and yet Trump as always has found a way. The Trump campaign released a statement blaming the collar yanking on another man standing by Lewandowski even though the video plainly proves Lewandowski to be the culprit, yet because people are angry, I suspect some conservatives will excuse the attack and the lie.

If we look the other way, what are we teaching Trump? We’re telling Trump, “As long as you are hurting the people we hate, we’ve got your back.” Can’t you foresee the kind of monster it will create if we continue to show Trump he can get away with anything?

You have to make your own decision, but I refuse to go down that path. Wrong is wrong, and I condemn it regardless of the perpetrator. I urge you to do the same. (For more from the author of “Madonna, Fame Addicts and Underage Boobies” please click HERE. You can follow him on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.)

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