The Bride of Cain is back in the news, this time praying for Satan to have a miscarriage. (Stuff that male pastors never say.) Here’s the link…
[Paula Knight-White-Cain] made headlines in January of 2020 after a portion of a sermon she gave went viral. In the clip, which is embedded below, White calls for “all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now. We declare that anything that’s been conceived in Satanic wombs, that it’ll miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm.”
Trump-bashers have been having a lot of fun with it and I admit to a chuckle, too. While following the story, however, I came across a new false priest that the Left is trying to establish as a Christian authority. Fresh meat!
Lessons Trump Supporters Are Teaching Their Children
By John Pavlovich, 21 September 2019
A gentle reminder that SJWs Always Project. Both for that headline and… dayumn, this whole article is projection! Maybe I’ll just fix a sandwich while you read.
One thing you learn as you raise children is that they’re always watching, always listening, always learning—that you are always teaching them something: about what you value, about how to treat people, about how to be a human being.
I wonder if people supporting this President and this Administration realize what they’re teaching their children; what boosting his tweets and applauding his rally rants and celebrating his legislative assaults on vulnerable people is telling them.
Whether they realize it or not, they’re teaching them…
People don’t matter. Human beings are things, wielded in battles you manufacture in order to win. The actual flesh and blood lives on the other side of your stereotypes and slurs and caricatures have no intrinsic value.The moment you can dehumanize a person you’ve never met, is the moment you free yourself from any responsibility for the damage you do to them or applaud someone else doing.
Stay tuned for my next post which will include, in no particular order: female leadership, female baggage, female luggage and dehumanizing treatment like Trump never did.
Never apologize. When you are found to be wrong or speak in error—never admit it. No matter how far afield of facts you find yourself or how grievous the mistake or how divorced of reality your initial statements may have been, simply double down, gaslight people, and attack your critic’s credibility and integrity—but never admit the error and never, under any circumstance, apologize. That is failure.
This… is CNN.
Diversity is dangerous. The more differences around you, the more there is to fear. Threats always come from those who aren’t like you. If someone’s pigmentation or orientation or nation of origin don’t match your own, they’re probably someone you want to avoid or be wary of. Never seek-out difference. Exclusion and self-preservation are the best defenses against the evils in the world.
Peach, brother! To the Hindus, the Jews, the Muslims and the Chinese.
It’s all about you. Forget the advice of your teachers and pastors and story books, and discard all that nonsense about loving your neighbor as yourself or doing unto others and you’d have done to you. Other people’s experiences are unimportant. In this Universe you are the solitary sun around which every other body revolves. The more you allow other people to be seen and heard, the less you will be able to thrive. This is a zero-sum game and there is only one winner.
Compassion is a flaw. To feel empathy is to show weakness. Sitting with people long enough to see them and understand their story and to feel a bit of their pain will only slow you down. The more callous you can become, the less vulnerable you are. The greatest virtue in this life is to simply not give a damn about other people. A dead heart is much better than a bleeding one.
America is the world. Some people will tell you that all human beings on the planet have value, that humanity is one interdependent community sharing the same home, that a child five thousand miles away is as important as one down the street or the one in your nursery. Don’t buy it.The place where you live and the people who live there are better than everyone else.
Wow, he demanded that you should consider total strangers on distant continents as important as your own infant! Such incoherent rage against family and community! It must hurt that the “we’re a nation of
totalitarian Socialist parasites immigrants” narrative is failing.
Women are less valuable than men. Consent is irrelevant. Autonomy is a myth. A woman’s body does not belong to her. She exists solely for the pleasure and purpose of men, and this is true of wives and partners and blind dates and people you pass on the street. Whatever you do to women, no matter how vile, you will never be made accountable for.
Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. You left out making babies. No, there is a God in heaven and cops on the street. Oops! No more cops, because they arrested too many black criminals. Non-taxpaying voters living five thousand miles away complained!
Cheat to win. The desired ends justifies any possible means, no matter how vile or despicable. Rig every system, fix every game, stack every deck—and justify it all because the victory is all that matters. Fair play and honesty and being a person of honor are all of little value. What really matters is the prize, so be sure and get it. Winning is worth both someone else’s pain and your soul.
Cheating to win is, almost by definition, what the atheists do. People who believe God exists, believe they’re unable to get away with cheating.
Whiteness is better. You’ll hear a lot about equality and you’ll even pretend it matters to you, but don’t believe it for a second. God may have made all people in his image, but Caucasians bear far more resemblance. Never mind that if Adam and Eve existed, they came from a place without a Cracker Barrel—just know that your pigmentation makes you superior to the “bad people” and “shithole countries.”
This is a lie. I don’t pretend that equality matters to me EVEN IN REAL LIFE. It’ll be the death of me but I just can’t fake it… and if you ever see Antifa soyboys trying to find their martial arts microdicks with both hands, you won’t be able to pretend equality, either. Here, have a clip. Just the first three minutes.
Ironically, those embarrassments to fitness do prove that the Master Race isn’t always.
Your convictions are for sale.
Laws don’t apply to you.
Religion is a prop.
When in doubt, lie.
A generation of children is learning these things from the people most entrusted to show them how to be human. They are forming the lenses they see the world through from birth. It will be almost impossible for them to discern reality.
The rest of us will have to do all we can to remind them that this simply isn’t good or right or decent, and help them transcend their parent’s prejudices and preferences—and to embrace interdependence and equality and compassion.
The world we become depends on it.
Children belong to their parents, to be raised as their parents wish, Youth Pastor John Pavlovich. To Eternal Hell with your “village raising child” abuse.
Aw man, I forgot my sandwich.
Speaking of his actual job title, this article gives a good introduction to this child of Lies.
How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left
By Amanda Abrams, 22 November 2017
Little by little, John Pavlovitz is becoming a familiar name among progressives, particularly progressive Christians. And he has Donald Trump to thank for it.
Translation, the atheist Left is trying to break Christians away from Trump with all the subtlety and effectiveness of an Establishment Republican purchasing the black vote.
Pavlovitz, forty-eight, is a Wake Forest resident, minister at North Raleigh Community Church, and father of two young kids. He’s also the writer behind Stuff that Needs to be Said, a blog that calls out hypocrisy in plain language, with the president and his ardent followers within the religious right earning particular scorn.
Here’s the TL;DR on his Stuff that Needs to be Said: God didn’t write the Bible, which is full of mistakes anyway and morally irrelevant because we’re so damn smart now. Link but I won’t get into it:
His style—compassion paired with a no-bullshit, emperor-wears-no-clothes attitude, all informed by an inclusive brand of Christianity—has endeared him to millions of readers. This year alone, twenty-three million people have viewed his blog, and he has over sixty thousand Twitter followers. His words have been featured in Slate, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz.
He’s not building his own brand, as a marketer would say. Controlled opposition at best, Judas Goat at worst.
But as his recently released book, A Bigger Table, explains, finding that voice was the result of a years-long process of soul searching. A former megachurch pastor, Pavlovitz didn’t fully arrive at his new, progressive mind-set until a few years ago.
“It was a gradual deconstruction of my faith,” he says. “You look at one isolated area of the Bible, for example, then realize, Well, if that doesn’t mean what I was taught it meant, what other areas of my spiritual journey was I taking for granted? So you start digging into it, and you find yourself exploring all areas of your belief system.”
Born in Syracuse to a middle-class Italian family, Pavlovitz grew up Catholic.
Huh. By his name, I would have guessed him Jewish.
By his own description, his was a mainstream suburban childhood, and he was raised with a sense of “in groups” and “out groups”—those who were blessed by the Almighty, and those who were not. People of color, gay people, poor people, addicts, atheists—”All were to be avoided or feared, or at least approached with great skepticism,” he remembers.
You know what’s missing in that list? Protestants. This isn’t Cat-bashing, this is noticing that all the groups John was “raised to hate” just happen to ALL have blue check marks. A Catholic schoolteacher is going to warn kids about those rival Bible-thumpers much more quickly than he would slander the poor or the brown people living in heavily-Catholic Latin and South Americas.
I call bullshit. He’s lying about his childhood Catholic experience.
Then he went to college, at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he’d arrived with a scholarship to study graphic design.
The City, and College, of Literal Brotherly Love. Hmm.
“It’s difficult to comprehend how my head didn’t simply explode upon arrival,” he writes in A Bigger Table. With no idea of what to expect, he was suddenly exposed to a wide-ranging, colorful diversity beyond anything he could have imagined: artists, dancers, musicians, gay, straight—people he came to know and care about.
And it came as a total surprise, yes sir!
Then his brother came out as gay. Pavlovitz had grown up with a vague discomfort about gay people, yet his first reaction at hearing the news about his brother was relief. He finally understood why his sibling had been so depressed, and he was happy that his parents embraced his brother’s identity.
The likely reason his brother was depressed, statistically, was he’d been raped by a homosexual. Encouraging that perversion was the worst way Pavlovich could have helped his brother.
Those two events were pivotal, says Pavlovitz: they opened his mind about who was worthy of compassion and love.
Around the same time, he was finding his way back to Christianity, thanks to his impending marriage. Late in the game, he and his fiancée realized they wanted to have a church wedding, and the only institution that welcomed them was a small Methodist church in suburban Pennsylvania.
Why would no church want to marry them? *checks* It wasn’t a homosexual marriage so I dunno.
They liked its coziness, so the Pavlovitzes continued there as congregants after they were married. One day, a church leader asked if he would serve as the church’s youth pastor. The fit was perfect. He had found his calling.
It’s a colossal red flag for a pro-sodomy “Christian” who doesn’t believe that Biblical standards of morality are binding, to be in authority over children.
After a stint in seminary and more time at the Pennsylvania church, the couple moved to Charlotte, where Pavlovitz got a job as youth pastor at a megachurch, the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church; he spent nearly a decade there. To be an integral member of a church family, Pavlovitz found, was to be part of something greater than oneself, something warm and welcoming. The sense of belonging was powerful.
Again, a youth pastor.
But it was also, he learned, stifling. The pressure to conform, to agree with derisive comments about Democrats or the “gay agenda,” to prioritize boosting attendance over addressing genuine laspes in faith, was intense, he says.
Yah, dey be called Christians, mon. They ain’t down wit da kiddie diddle, all thinkin’ that dicks should go inna chicks.
Instead of being a balm for congregants’ dark nights of the soul, church felt like an event where participants presented highly edited versions of themselves. And that old sense of in-groups and out-groups was still there, an invisble line between a certain kind of Christian and everyone else.
Was everyone struggling with doubt? Pavlovitz didn’t know, but he sure was. Given his experiences in Philadelphia and in his own family, he’d accepted that gay people were his equals in dignity and worth. What else that the church was promoting was untrue—about Muslims, or women, or poor people?
Pavlovitz knew he was a heretic and fancied himself the Secret King, resenting every moment his beliefs were overshadowed by Christ’s.
It was a terrifying realization. At that point, Pavlovitz was a respected pastor, someone who was supposed to have all the answers.
“There’s a conspiracy of silence in churches,” he explains. The ministers are seen as being so certain of their beliefs that their congregation doesn’t feel comfortable coming to them with doubts.
That’s a black lie. People having doubts need someone who can reassure them, not push them over the edge into apostasy.
Meanwhile, clergymen (and they’re usually men)…
...aren’t able to confess the questions they themselves have. Were they really acting like Jesus would? That was the big question. Wasn’t the goal to love everyone, unreservedly?
But instead of speaking his doubts, Pavlovitz hid his misgivings and got a job at a Raleigh megachurch. (He asked that the INDY not give the church’s name.)
And then, one day in 2013, he was fired.
“You don’t fit here. You’ve never fit here,” the head pastor told him.
In fact, Pavlovitz says, he did fit—very well—when he ministered to young people and families looking for comfort and connection. But he couldn’t find a place for himself in the fabric of a church that, like many in the U.S., had become increasingly corporate. It was skilled at creating “really well-produced, age-specific Sunday experiences” and “great faith-based entertainment,” Pavlovitz says, but it never attempted to pull together people from all corners of humanity for the common purpose of glorifying God.
And that, Pavlovitz realized, was what his soul was yearning for.
Whoa, hoss. “One day, he was fired”? That doesn’t happen in a vacuum. From what I can piece together, Pavlovich started his blog while at the megachurch in order to vent his beliefs, was revealed to be an LGBT activist and quietly dismissed before a child molestation happened:
Being fired was a shock at first. But within twenty-four hours, he came to view it as a blessing, one that would allow him to finally speak his mind. He’d already begun the blog by then, but it had mostly been reserved for the church community. Now he began to write more freely.
In 2014, his writing project went viral. It started with a personal post in the form of a letter to his kids. “If I Have Gay Children” outlined the ways he would continue to love and support his son and daughter if they came out—that he would not keep their sexual orientation a secret and not quietly hope that they would eventually change. Almost overnight, millions of people read it.
Pastor Daddy planted the idea in his kids’ heads… publicly… that he’d love to see them embrace sexual perversion.
“One day you’re unemployed; the next day CNN calls,” Pavlovitz says. The shift was incredible. Suddenly he had an audience, and he was going to use it.
In 2016, another of his posts caught the internet’s eye. “To Brock Turner’s Father, from Another Father” addressed the dad of the Stanford University swimming star who’d been accused of rape; the father had asked the judge for leniency.
“Brock is not the victim here. His victim is the victim,” the post begins, then systematically knocks down the father’s excuses for his son’s actions.
Recap, Turner and Barbie got drunk at a frat party and left together. Two grad students noticed him having sex with unconscious her behind a dumpster. He was convicted on five counts of sexual assault but received a infamously light sentence from the judge, who then had to defend his job from a recall effort.
But the site’s greatest one-day readership occurred on November 9, 2016, the day after Trump’s election.
“That day, a lot of people were searching on Google, and they found me,” he says. It helped that pop singer Katy Perry shared his post, “This Is Why We Grieve Today,” on Twitter. The essay explained to a hypothetical clueless reader why Trump’s election felt so profoundly painful to many Americans. It resonated.
A lot of journalists pulled out their backup plans to discredit Trump, which apparently called for a Judas Goat to divide his support.
Many of the readers who found him that day have stayed. Pavlovitz says his readers come from all over the political and religious spectrum—and that’s apparent in the dozens or sometimes hundreds of comments on his posts.
“But I think we all have the same pull toward protecting humanity,” he says. “If you’re a person who believes in equality that transcends gender or faith traditions, you’ll find something that appeals to you.”
Pavlovitz has always featured Christianity-specific posts, like “Why You May Want to Try Church Again” or “With the Time You Have Left Here.” But most of his writings focus on current events: gun control, kneeling NFL players, sexual harassment and assault, and, in the last week, Roy Moore.
Unabashedly liberal, Pavlovitz has come a long way from his roots as an acquiescent megachurch pastor. One could imagine posts like “Rescuing Jesus from American Evangelicals” or “In Gun We Trust: God Bless the NRA” being written to some of his conservative former congregants.
Obviously not, if he’s still pushing the Sodomite agenda that got him fired in the first place.
But Trump’s election in particular has provided him with fuel; he’s covered immigration, white supremacy, and health care, and often directly addresses Trump supporters in posts like “If You Voted for Trump, You Owe My Children an Apology.” He is unremitting in his derision for voters who he believes must take responsibility for the chaos and violence that’s occurred since the election.
Pretty sure it’s Antifa, BLM, BAMN and the Clinton Machine who should be taking responsibility. To their credit, the first three often do.
Pavlovitz says his comfort with questioning established dogma makes him a rarity in mainstream Christianity and has turned him into something of a beacon for others with doubts—a surprisingly large group of people.
“People say to me, ‘I’ve been in the church my whole life, but you’re finally giving me permission to wrestle with things,'” he says. “Right now, there’s a voice of Christianity that seems loud because it has the White House behind it. But there’s a large population in America that thinks, This is nothing like the faith I entered into.”
Some simply know in their gut, he says, that a religion of in-groups and out-groups isn’t what Jesus was preaching.
Dude, Heaven or Hell. It doesn’t get more in-group than that.
“I believe he’s absolutely on to something,” says Molly Worthen, a UNC history professor who focuses on religion and ideology. “There are changes in the way younger evangelicals think about things like sexuality and gender roles. But they’re also exhausted by the aggressive confrontational style and old Moral Majority approach to politics.”
The Cult of Nice has not begun to be confrontational. Atheists are trying very hard to guess at why Christians support an obvious non-Christian like Trump. They’re so incapable of handling the truth that I’ll show it to them right now: for the first time in a long time, we have a political leader who doesn’t betray our trust and doesn’t hate our existence. It’s that simple.
Indeed, a number of polls have shown a decline in Christian beliefs among young Americans over the past decade.
Pavlovitz—now a youth minister at North Raleigh Community Church…
He really, really, likes working with kids. While praising homosexual behavior.
… a congregation that welcomes people who are questioning the Christianity they grew up with—is part of a movement of progressive Christians, people like North Carolina’s Reverend William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, whose agendas have become more pointed as a result of Trump’s presidency. But the movement has been slow to coalesce in recent years, Pavlovitz acknowledges. He thinks it’s partly because liberal Christians view political power with disdain; after all, their Jesus was a homeless preacher, an underdog who was executed for butting up against an established government.
But Nancy Petty, pastor of Raleigh’s liberal Pullen Baptist Church, thinks progressives often struggle with how to articulate their faith, since much of the vocabulary of Christianity has been co-opted by the far right. But that hasn’t been the case with Pavlovitz, she says.
“One of the things with John is he’s articulating the message of progressives,” she says. “He’s found his own language.”
Pavlovitz isn’t a radical. The topics he emphasizes, like gay rights and women’s rights, were resolved by liberal Christians years ago.
And unlike Barber and Wilson-Hartgrove, he doesn’t frequently talk about the tougher, more structural issues of poverty and racism that could require a radical reordering of society to remedy.
Yes, in fact, all Socialists would be less popular if people knew their true intentions. Tip: they are not trying to help you.
But that’s probably part of why Pavlovitz is so popular. His is a manageable liberalism, one that makes logical sense but isn’t too taxing. And yet, at a time when America seems to have taken a giant step backward in how it views minorities and other vulnerable populations, he might be exactly what the country—and the church—needs.
Pavlovich is a two-faced traitor against Christ, claiming the Name while destroying everything that Name ever taught.