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CBN’s Pat Robertson Infuriates Christians With Comments on President Trump

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Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and long-time host of The 700 Club, was trending on Twitter Monday with tens of thousands of tweets responding to his biting comments on President Trump being “very erratic,” living in “an alternate reality” and how he should “move on” from the election fraud.

These unexpected comments come weeks after Robertson said the Lord told him that Trump would win reelection.

Reactions from Christian leaders and devoted followers of Jesus have been swift, rejecting Robertson’s sudden assertion that Biden “won” the election. They are calling him out with comments on hypocrisy, lack of discernment and lack of faith.

Simultaneously, liberals are praising Robertson as “a voice of reason.” A liberal journalist at Vox tweeted at Robertson, “welcome to the resistance [against Trump].”

Robertson’s statements, his personal opinion, were made following a news statement discussing a potential 2024 presidential run.

“In the last four years, Dr. Robertson has been a strong, vocal supporter of a great many positions President Trump has taken on a number of issues,” says Chris Roslan, spokesman for CBN. “Dr. Robertson expressed his disagreement with the latest efforts to fight the election results—despite Dr. Robertson’s belief that those results are corrupt.”

Robertson also expressed his disappointment in how the evangelical community has overlooked some of President Trump’s poor decisions and remarks merely because they felt he was “on their side.”

“Dr. Robertson continues to pray for the president every day and encourages others to do the same,” Roslan says.

Based on social media comments, the perception is that Robertson, who once ran for president decades ago, has given up the fight to preserve freedom and rights protected under the U.S. Constitution. He has put his thoughts, feelings and wavering faith ahead of prophetic words, including what he shared, on President Trump being inaugurated president for a second term.

Rodney Howard-Browne, senior pastor of The River Church in Tampa, Florida, tweeted yesterday, “this is mind-blowing to me how preachers can be so dumb.”

Pastor Howard-Browne added in a separate tweet, “Don’t listen to Pat!”

Pastor Darrel Scott, a leader of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, echoed suspicion of Robertson’s turnabout regarding the president. He tweeted that “The same Pat Robertson that said GOD ‘told him’ that President @realdonaldtrump would win the election is now saying that the President is living in an alternate reality? #PotCallingKettleBlack.”

Pointing out Robertson’s gullibility to become a pawn in the Democrats’ battle against the truth, Greg Kelly, host of “Greg Kelly Reports” on Newsmax TV, tweeted:

The timing of Robertson’s negative pronouncement about Trump is peculiar. Although the Supreme Court has, so far, refused to hear any case about election fraud, several members of Congress plan to contest the results of the election at the Wednesday, Jan. 6 convening of Congress. A path to victory for President Trump, although slim, still exists constitutionally.

Apart from the Holy Spirit showing up at the last minute to deliver America from the clutches of a stolen election that could usher in socialism, bigger government control, compulsive globalism, an anti-America agenda in the White House and increasingly rampant corruption, Robertson will be seen by some as a quitter who stopped trusting God at one of the most critical times in American history.

In the book Miracles of the American Revolution, author Larkin Spivey says true Christians kept believing God to save America at critical moments in the late eighteenth century, even when it appeared that all hope was lost.

Undeterred, millions of Christians continue to pray and stand in faith that the truth will come out about the presidential election, the lies to hurt Trump will be exposed and the patriots—”We the People” who love God and this nation—will be able to save the republic from what MyPillow CEO and outspoken Christian, Mike Lindell, calls “the biggest election fraud in world history.”

In adversity, faith rises. The good news is that, unlike Pat Robertson, God is not a quitter.

 

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Deafening Silence from ‘Defund Police’ Crowd as Police Rush to Ground Zero in Nashville

Nashville police and FBI agents work at the scene of the Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville.

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Nashville police and FBI agents work at the scene of the Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville. (Thaddaeus McAdams / Getty Images)

By C. Douglas Golden

Published December 27, 2020 at 8:17am

Is this what you want to defund, liberals?

On Christmas Day, an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, injured three and knocked out regional internet and cellular coverage at communications giant AT&T.

Human remains were found near the RV that contained the explosive device. According to the BBC, the explosion is being investigated as a suicide bombing.

Yes, the RV played a message warning there was a bomb on board. However, what really saved lives were the first responders who risked life and limb to evacuate residents.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic footage that some viewers will find offensive.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper praised the police officers who ran toward the explosion as “incredible heroes.”

According to the New York Post, six local policemen took “swift action” when the RV began broadcasting a warning that there would be an explosion in 15 minutes.

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“These incredible heroes who ran to danger with uncertain outcomes ahead of them were responsible for so many injuries being saved,” Cooper said during a Friday news conference.

The officers “took swift action and directed people away to save lives — even at the time when their own lives would have been in peril.”

Even though the explosion happened so early — when neighborhood residents were either sleeping or preparing for Christmas morning — the six officers worked to make sure the area was evacuated before the camper exploded.

“Officers immediately began knocking on doors and evacuating residents here, not knowing if the bomb was going to detonate immediately or if it was going to go off in the time that it was stated,” said Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake, according to CNN.

The six officers were Brenna Hosey, James Luellen, Timothy Miller, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping and James Wells.

While a police spokesman said the force of the explosion knocked one officer down and caused hearing loss in another, none of the injuries was serious.

Cooper said authorities were “not going to rest until those responsible for this outrageous and cowardly attack are brought to justice.”

Who’s going to be looking into it? The same people activists wanted defunded over the summer.

In June, Nashville Public Radio attended a council meeting where activists said money needed to be shifted away from Nashville police.

“I’m asking you to defund the police, divest from incarceration,” one activist told the council.

“I think that there are so many other things that we can be investing our money in,” another said.

And here was a public school teacher: “If we prioritize policing over education, we are saying that it’s more important to punish than it is to build up.”

But “punishing” is not what police do — to the extent they “punish” people, the intent is to punish them to keep others safe.

In this case, however, there wasn’t anyone to punish. There were only people to save — and the officers saved them, all with no regard to their own lives or safety. You’re not paying for punishment. You’re paying for public safety.

That’s what activists in Nashville — and around the country — don’t understand. The idea is that if you take money away from police, what happens is the Derek Chauvins and the Stacey Koons of the world get plucked out of the force. All of those military troop carriers they’re buying get sold. Nothing else will change.

That’s magical thinking, though. The reality of it is this: You’ll have fewer Brenna Hoseys and James Luellens, men and women willing to run toward a van about to explode and not away from it.

For the record, Nashville police weren’t defunded. According to WTVF-TV, the June vote included extra money for hiring new officers. Community activists, who wanted money shifted to other priorities like violence mediation and community outreach.

“Let’s invest in our people. Let’s invest in our communities. Let’s not keep investing in throwing them away,” Joseph Campbell-Gooch, an organizer with the Nashville People’s Budget Coalition, one of the groups behind the defunding effort, said, according the station.

Nashville did invest, though. The city invested in the kind of men and women who would save lives the way that these six officers did. Notice how silent the “defund the police” crowd is now.

 

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Woman takes orphaned 6-year-old child to visit mom’s grave and learns an important lesson

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A South African woman was startled when an orphaned child she had befriended on her shopping route asked for help to visit her mother’s grave. The woman obliged and was moved by the outcome.

When it comes to kids, she stressed, “never make a promise that you can’t fulfill.”

Anam George, 28, was born and raised in South Africa. She works as a water process controller for both water and a treatment plant but always has time for a 6-year-old girl named Karla.

Karla is “very energetic, clever, and loving,” Anam told The Epoch Times via social media. Karla lives with her grandparents, an aunt, and cousins, but is the only child in the household who lost both her parents—at a very young age.

“She only has her mother’s picture that helps [her] know how pretty her mom looked,” Anam explained.

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28-year-old Anam George from South Africa. (Courtesy of Anam George)

The pair first met at a spaza shop—a South African convenience store—where Karla asked for loose coins to buy snacks or play games. Anam helped whenever she could from that day on, and the pair became firm friends.

“I know we love each other,” said Anam. “Sometimes it’s really hard to intervene between her and her family, but when she sees me she will coming running and she will be in my arms the whole time.”

During an Oct. 25 encounter with her young friend, Anam was moved by a new request. Between giggling and dancing, Karla asked, “Can you take me to go see my mom?”

“I was not sure how to answer her,” Anam recalled. “To shift her mind off that, I said, ‘Let’s go buy some chips at the spaza shop.’”

As Anam carried Karla to the store, she heard the little girl proudly telling her friends that she would get to visit her mom. As the pair parted ways, Karla pleaded, “Please don’t forget to take me.”

The little girl even went inside her house to bring a picture of her mother to show Anam, and later went to the gate with the picture while signaling not to forget about the plan she had for the next day.

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Anam George with her 6-year-old friend, Karla. (Courtesy of Anam George)

At that moment, Anam agreed, asking Karla’s grandmother for help in locating the grave.

The next day, Anam left work early to buy flowers with the last money she had, then drove to pick up Karla. “Little Karla all dressed up … didn’t go play, she came running when she heard my music playing,” Anam recalled.

Reaching the graveyard with Karla and her aunt, Anam was immediately struck by the simplicity of Karla’s wish and the importance of their visit. “I was heartbroken,” she said. “I kept widening my eyes not to cry … but I had to be strong for my little friend.”

Karla, said Anam, had mixed emotions. “She was happy that she was around her [mother’s] grave, which maybe gave her a sense of ease,” she said, “and she kept giving me tight hugs while she kept looking at the grave.”

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Anam George with Karla at the graveyard. (Courtesy of Anam George)

Later that day, as Anam was so moved by the visit, she shared a post on South Africa’s #ImStaying Facebook page, a page dedicated to all people united by a desire to improve the country. Her post went viral, and she has since received 33,000 reactions.

Since their trip, Anam has visited Karla laden with clothes for Christmas that she bought her and some that were given by people from the #ImStaying group.

Anam also wants to thank everybody who has assisted the little girl or shared her story. “There’s no amount of words that I can use to describe how thankful I am,” she told The Epoch Times.

“Never make a promise that you can’t fulfill to kids, because kids do not forget,” Anam reflected of the lesson she learned that day,” and always allow yourself to be used as vessels by God.”

 

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Reunion at Walmart: Dog lost for 3 weeks wanders into store to find owner at work

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June Rountree was frantic when her dog, Abby, went missing, leaving behind just her collar and leash tied to a ground stake. For days, June and her husband searched for their beloved pet, but she was nowhere to be seen.

The Rountrees started losing hope. But they couldn’t have anticipated getting their very own holiday miracle three weeks later: incredibly, the lost dog walked into Walmart and greeted June at her register during her shift at work.

The 60-year-old cashier was just working her usual shift on Nov. 28, manning her register, when she heard a commotion and glanced up. To her astonishment and delight, she saw her 4-year-old black-and-white dog near the ice machine.

“I said, ‘It can’t be,’” June recounted.

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People were trying to catch the dog, but as soon as Abby heard June’s voice, she came running over.

“I called her name and she came to me,” June told The Washington Post. “I bent over and hugged her. I completely lost it then. I couldn’t speak. I was in complete shock and just couldn’t believe it.”

The Rountrees knew Abby was smart, but they had no idea how the dog knew where June worked.

“Never in a million years did I think she would show up at Walmart,” an amazed June said. “How she knew I worked there, I do not know.”

June had worked at the Walmart 1.5 miles from her home for the past 10 years. She had never brought Abby inside the store, though she says she had walked her past the parking lot and the woods behind the store several times in the past.

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A 42-year-old customer service associate, Danielle Robinette, recalled the confusion surrounding the event.

“I was like, ‘What in the world is happening?’” Danielle said. “I’m a huge animal lover, so I just followed her, and she ran up to register No. 6.”

Danielle was surprised when her co-worker bent over and hugged the dog for several long minutes but soon learned that it was June’s missing pet.

“She looked up with tears streaming down her face and said: ‘This is Abby. She’s been missing for three weeks,’” Danielle remembers. “I was just floored.”

June was left speechless, just grateful to see her beloved companion once again.

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(Courtesy of June Rountree via Danielle Robinette)

“I can’t express the feeling,” Rountree said. “All these people were there around the dog and I couldn’t even talk to them.”

Danielle snapped a photo of the tearful reunion and shared them on Facebook, where the pictures went viral with over 12,000 shares.

“I tell you what,” Danielle wrote. “Abby is one smart girl she came to her [mommy’s] work to find her!! I’m so glad she found you Mrs June!! Such a wonderful story I just had to share.”

June said she is grateful that her dog appears to have been well fed during her three-week sojourn.

“I want to thank whoever she came upon that gave her something to eat,” said the grateful dog mom.

Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboration at Arizona State University, said it is totally plausible that a dog could find its owner at work.

“I suspect that the dog was roaming around somewhere at random until it stumbled upon a familiar location,” he said. “A dog’s navigation isn’t perfect, but it does recognize certain important, large landmarks.”

Given Abby’s walks near June’s place of work, it seems a logical possibility she might explore the familiar area in an effort to reorient herself and find home.

“Dogs wander off in the heat of the moment—whether they spot a squirrel or food,” Wynne added. “But they have a tremendous connection and powerful emotional bond with their people.”

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(Courtesy of June Rountree via Danielle Robinette)

Later that night, June brought her pet home for a happy reunion with her fur sister, Coco, who was heartbroken when Abby went missing. Then they fed Abby a hearty meal, and the little adventurer curled up on her dog bed for a nice long nap.

“It really is just unbelievable,” June said. “It’s like a dream. You can’t make this stuff up.”