Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Moral Outrage.

Free speech is not a given right in America if
you quote the Bible.
Reality TV shows are the plague that's infesting American TV these days , and they have become the norm.A & E ( Arts and Entertainment TV ) recently "suspended"  Duck Dynasty  star Phil Robertson for making re-marks about African Americans and Gays . I for one don't like Duck Dynasty , it's nothing but a redneck show that in reality is on the wrong network , it's more of a out doors-man show for hunters who weld hunting guns and shoot, the guys look look like hillbillies  . The Star of the Show Phil Robertson the center of controversy here ,  his remarks may be his own , as bigoted as they are , they are still protected speech . I don't agree to any extent to Idea that African Americans were happy before the Jim Crow era , were Robertson's more stupid remarks .  Yet , those bigoted words are "protected" speech under the Constitution . Robertson a devote Christian quoted the Bible with special verse from the Epistle of  1 st Corinthians  ***  that clearly "condemns"  homosexuality as a sin , there is no escaping that from the bible which in our modern era they are viewed as the "hard scriptures" most modern bibles since the publication of the King James Version ( 1611) have been  "watered down" to make it less offensive to gays . Warning  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 is not for the squeamish :

Or do you not know that the unrighteous[a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[b] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

If Phil Robertson words caused him to be shut out of a Reality show  , he can't be blamed altogether since his beliefs are connected to the bible .  @ The bible should be tossed out as well . Take this note here , The Federal Communications Commission did not send officials into the office of Nancy Dubuc, president of A&E Networks. The FBI did not threaten to put Robertson away, and the Internal Revenue Service didn't freeze his bank accounts.This is what the First Amendment protects us from -- laws being made that restrict freedom of religion, the press and/or speech. It does not protect us from how society responds to the expression of one's religion, the press or speech. Robertson's boss punished him for his remarks. The government didn't.

@  Don't quote me  wrong when I said " The bible should be tossed out....." . I am going to do  a future blog  article about the bible with some interesting political views about it . It's the most influential book on western society in particularly American politics , as well as the most misquoted book.



What went wrong for Jahi?
A little African American girl goes to the hospital to have a routine remove of her tonsils, without warning she goes into cardio- arrest and now is in coma . Her life is up in the air . The parents have every right to know what happened  to their daughter , its disgusting to me how the hospital handled the situation by declaring  ### Jahi brain dead , it obvious if there is a cover up of some kind the fact that hospital wants to take Jahi off life support is a bit troublesome to me . I don't want to associate sad tragedy  as part of Obama care In an interview at Children's Hospital Oakland on Thursday night, Winkfield described the nightmarish turn of events after her daughter underwent tonsil removal surgery to help with her sleep apnea. She said that even before the surgery, her daughter had expressed fears that she wouldn't wake up after the operation. To everyone's relief, she appeared alert, was talking and even ate a Popsicle afterward.But about a half-hour later, shortly after the girl was taken to the intensive care unit, she began bleeding from her mouth and nose despite efforts by hospital staff and her family.While the bleeding continued, Jahi wrote her mother notes. In one, the girl asked to have her nose wiped because she felt it running. Her mother said she didn't want to scare her daughter by saying it was blood.Family members said there were containers of Jahi's blood in the room, and hospital staff members were providing transfusions to counteract the blood loss. "I don't know what a tonsillectomy is supposed to look like after you have it, but that blood was un-normal for anything," Winkfield said. The family attorney, Chris Dolan, sent a letter earlier Thursday to Children’s Hospital asking for several things, among them, giving the 13-year-old a nutrition tube, keeping her on the ventilator through Christmas and giving the family 48-hour notice should doctors decide to take her off of life-support.  I think that an independent physician to examine the child. Also the question looms, what were the "complications" ? Was it bleeding that could have been stopped? Did something go wrong in the operating room that wasn't known until the recovery phase? This is their 13 year old girl. They have every right to fight to keep her on the ventilator through Christmas, at the very least it's what the hospital should do in the name of compassion for them. They need permission to bring in an independent doctor not affiliated with that hospital to examine her, and they need all her medical records, which (and correct me if I am wrong) the hospital will not release to her parents. Something DOES stink in this particular case.


*** There is another passage in the Bible that is more explicit , even quoting it in public , or the local "church" you attend could get some  litigation .  Romans 1:24–32 :
 24 Wherefore God also agave them up to buncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God agave them up unto bvile caffections: for even their dwomen did change the natural use into that which is against nature  27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their alust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

###  I found something interesting  about the Name Jahi , although its a common name with African Americans Jahi is used chiefly in the Swahili language and it is derived from African-Swahili origins. The name is of the meaning dignity. 

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