Saturday, February 17, 2018

Joy Reid quoting the Bible again

I loved hearing Joy Reid this morning on AM Joy. She quoted the Bible, specifically the first letter of John.

I think it was 1 John 3:17-18... "How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action."

Reid was supporting calls for action on gun control following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"Thoughts and prayers" are not enough from Congress, she was saying. We need concrete action to make sure mentally ill persons cannot legally purchase AK-47s and AR-15s.

There's a new way to take action against the NRA, explained Nadine Smith, a guest on AM Joy, about a new national campaign called No NRA Money. It's so new that it doesn't have a website yet, but see

No NRA Money advocates that Congressmen/women, and the general public should make these two pledges:
1) A pledge by Congressmen that they will not take NRA money.
2) A pledge by voters that they will not vote for any person who takes any NRA money.

"This is the moment the time changes," said Burns.

She made an aside to Pastor Mark Burns, who last month supported dt's use of the word asshole to refer to certain nations. See the blog post by Sean Colarossi.

Colarossi concludes that dt supporters should stop defending dt "under the guise of religion. There is not a holy book on the face of the planet – certainly not the Bible – that can justify Trump’s words or deeds."

I started tweeting Reid's quote and comments on the need for gun control--but soon found out that Russian bots are sending out hundreds of tweets, drowning my few efforts.

Thus my efforts to respond to the school shooting led me back to the other major story of the week, the Mueller indictments against Russians and Russian-organized groups in the US.

Life is getting more complicated by the day.

Watch the whole AM Joy show today:
It's worth it!

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