On Saturday in Portland, antifa gathered to violently shut down a Christian group that gathered to pray. Antifa can be seen pulling apart the speaker equipment. An attendee told me children & families were attacked. Police were called but didn’t respond. pic.twitter.com/QvSCmu06B0
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 8, 2021
We need less “other cheek” and more Knights Templar response.
10 thoughts on “We need to remember that even Jesus lost his temper.”
For whatever reason, the last line reminds me of the 1996 film “Romeo + Juliet.”
And, yes, how much will people continue to take, especially as the police response stretches from minutes to “never.”
Cameras, though, are everywhere. These days “nobody saw anything” would not work as a group defense against prosecution.
All of the citizens and anyone local should ask the department for comment on why police did nothing. Keep on them till they admit its cheaper and safer for them to let one side run roughshod or prove they’ll change. File complaints, bring attention to this.
We can not have this for much longer before a useful idiot is placed and furthers the gun control agenda or the gloves come off.
Bad Dancer, it seems to me that your comment contains two, disparate methodologies.
One is to notify the authorities and having done so, demand their explanation of why they failed to act.
The other is, in lieu of their failure to act, let us do what they should have done.
I imagine only one real response in the former; that assuming they would bother to offer explanation, it would be a political word salad devoid of reason, Perhaps something along the lines of, ‘It was prudent of us to remain outside lest we inflame the encounter of the two groups.’
Now having been notified, they would likely reply in a defensive manner, ‘Do not take the law into your own hands.’ The latter portion of your comment suggests just that.
My solution would not involve the authorities. The beatings would have commenced as soon as any of those others started to act uncivil, unruly, immoral, unethically, unlawful. In fact, any group such as here should already have in place tactics which would come into play when the belligerents show up. That includes bringing certain equipment for dual purposes; to be used as part of the display, to be used for purposes of defense and offense.
The reason to continue to exhaust legal options is to provide more evidence to people of where things stand. Just because you or I know the score does not mean that those people who just want to be left alone or ‘don’t bother with politics’ do. It becomes personal and immediate when its their people.
Such behavior can become reflexive and take little effort especially with a like minded bunch of people. It also absolutely should not preclude a person from preparing for robust and vigorous self defense. This is not an either or game, we still have options.
The local church bake goods and spaghettis dinners association has more social clout and may get different answers than DoorKickers ‘R Us would.
As to my second point it is more the thought that certain groups are counting on kneejerk resistance and skewed public notice of their behavior until a suitably tear jerking situation can be formed and a known wolf set loose or blamed. Just imagine a wheel chair warriors for social justice picket line or some insert sympathetic flavor of the week glory child being gunned down by someone described by their neighbors as ‘always being so quiet’ with enough red flags for the local semaphore enthusiast club.
If a person or group has a continued record of exhausting all options and documentations of doing just that it becomes harder to slander them. Sure we’re living in a two tiered justice system but sometimes I have to hold on to what keeps me going so long as we’re going.
You make a good point. In fact, (exhausting all legal means prior to action) is exactly the reasoning behind the Declaration of Independence which our forefathers thought prudent as to put it before the whole world.
Therefore, I would amend my previous comment. I would suggest prior notification be given to the authorities;
‘Hi, we will be hosting a prayer vigil in public. I anticipate there may be trouble from opposing groups. I would like you to protect our natural rights of freedom of expression at what may be considered a religious event. If you will not, I expect forthcoming your statement of why not.’
Or something like that. But yes, prior notice..
My LORD did not and would not stand idle in the face of destruction. Even murmuring was dealt with swiftly.
In their desire to avoid the sin which wrath may bring, ignorant Christians are loathe to confront wickedness. This is nothing less than turning from God. To stand idly by and not act to condone sin is the loss of the image of God imprinted upon our hearts. To be unmoved in the face of sin is to be complicit to sin.
Yet, even of wrath and anger there is a notable distinction. The disobedient Christian conflates one with the other; they are blind to the distinction. If they should act, it is only to avoid the sin of wrath which they see as the only child of anger.
Yet God said, ‘Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath.’
We are endowed a full range of emotions, anger inclusive. But we are to contain our anger, do not be controlled by it. And do not carry forward that anger for in short time it will turn to enmity. Jesus has showed to us great examples of how we are to conduct ourselves, righteously.
Where is that sincere obedience in the Christian when they become blind to sin?
If anyone wants to mount a crusade to save Portland’s Christians from those godless Communists, I’d be game.
Portland, Deus vult!
Hey, it worked in Spain.
Are any groups monitoring Antifa when they do this sort of thing? E.g. do they have overwatch? Is it armed?
Andy Ngo seems to be on his own here.
An attendee told me children & families were attacked. Police were called but didn’t respond.
Why is my mental TV set playing images of Kristallnacht with the “Horst Wessel Lied” playing in the background? Antifascists my a$$.
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