Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Trump and a Bible in his hand in front of a left-wing Protestant church rejecting him


Trump and a Bible in his hand in front of a left-wing Protestant church rejecting him

By Julio Severo
In midst of violent left-wing protests and riots in Washington DC, St. John Episcopal Church suffered a fire in May 31, 2020 and next day President Donald Trump, with a Bible in his hand, took a picture in its front, in an act of solidarity.
St. John Episcopal Church, dating to 1815, is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the capital of the United States. It is very near the White House. So Trump needed only to have a short walk from the White House to go the old church.
Its nickname is “The Church of the Presidents,” because since James Madison in 1816 all U.S. presidents, except for Richard Nixon, attended services at St. John’s at least once. Trump’s Inauguration Day prayer service was held at St. John Episcopal Church in 2017, and Trump and members of his family have attended this church a number of times.
The congregation is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, a liberal mainline denomination that embraces LGBTQ agenda, solemnizes same-sex “marriages,” advocates socialism without apology and promotes environmentalist ideas. In other words, it’s the kind of left-wing church conservative Christians would advise anyone to leave and never go to.
It is strange that Trump chose to have his inauguration prayer at this left-wing church.
It is strange that he chose to raise a Bible in front of this church.
Yet, it is not strange the reaction of the pastor of this church. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde said,
“The President just used a Bible and one of the churches of my diocese as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our church stands for… I am outraged. The President did not pray when he came to St. John’s.”
That is, the bishop of St. John Episcopal Church chose to side with left-wing protesters.
Yet, she is right about prayer. With a Bible in his hand, Trump did not mention any Bible verse and he made no prayer. In fact, if Trump were a praying Christian, he would never attend a left-wing church. If he were a praying Christian, he would never allow his inauguration prayer to happen at a left-wing church.
Yet, what about Budde? Is she a praying woman? If she were a praying woman, she would pray for Trump, who even though having been born in the Presbyterian Church, does not know the difference between a conservative church and a left-wing church.
If Budde were a praying woman, she would never get involved in political activism supporting gay causes and left-wing protestors.
If she were a praying Christian, she would minister to homosexuals and left-wing terrorists the way Jesus did: by healing diseases (including ideological diseases) and expelling demons (including demonic ideologies). Above all, she would preach to them the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
If she were a praying Christian, she would see as an honor to have President Trump in front of her church, notwithstanding his attempt to use his presence there for political advantage. But what president has ever done anything in churches without political advantage? She should just pray for him.
St. John Episcopal Church was not born left-wing over 200 years ago. It was hijacked by left-wing activists disguised as Christians. St. John Episcopal Church was born honoring the Bible and now it is rejecting the Bible.
Some could argue that if mainline Protestant churches are rejecting Trump, he should attend the Catholic Church. For June 2, 2020 Trump scheduled a visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the first African American archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, condemned the visit, saying it “violates our religious principles.”
The Rev. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest and author, said in a statement:
“Using the Bible as a prop while talking about sending in the military, bragging about how your country is the greatest in the world, and publicly mocking people on a daily basis, is pretty much the opposite of all Jesus stood for.”
He added:
“Let me be clear. This is revolting. The Bible is not a prop. A church is not a photo op. Religion is not a political tool. And God is not a plaything.”
The archbishop and the Jesuit are just a small sample of the massive socialist plague among Catholics. Pope Francis, the supreme head of the Catholic Church, is a Liberation Theology advocate.
While liberal Protestants and Catholics complain about Trump mixing Bible and government, they have not complained about the Vatican, which is the headquarters of the Catholic Church and at the same time a nation.
If Trump did not pray and mention the Bible when he was in front of St. John Episcopal Church, what did he do? He just said,
“We have a great country. That’s my thoughts. Best country in the world. Great and we’ll make it even greater and it won’t take long. It’s not gonna take long. See what’s going on. It’s coming back. It’s coming back strong. It’ll be greater than ever before.”
The old America, founded by George Washington and other Americans, was a nation that made the Bible great. Old presidents read the Bible, including in its original Hebrew and Greek languages. These old Bible-reading presidents, in their Bible-reading society — which was 98 percent Protestant —, made America great.
Protestant churches in old America were conservative.
Yet, how does Trump expect America to be bigger when Protestant churches in America are leaving conservatism and the Bible to embrace the strange gospel of socialism?
How does Trump expect America to be bigger when he does not know the Bible even in English, not to mention in Hebrew and Greek?
How does Trump expect America to be bigger when he has equated Christian churches with Muslim mosques?
With churches in America in a state of apostasy, it is no wonder that pastors and bishops do not read and follow the Bible. So it is equally no surprise that the president himself does not read the Bible.
If I were Trump, I would never attend St. John Episcopal Church. I would never allow my inauguration prayer to happen there, because I am a conservative evangelical who read the whole Bible at least twice a year.
If I were the bishop of St. John Episcopal Church, I would never support homosexual activists and left-wing terrorists disguised as “protestors.” But I would fully love them to preach the Gospel to them, to heal them and expel their demons, in the name of Jesus.
And if Trump attended my church, I would honor his visits and work to make him a disciple of Jesus Christ, teaching him to obey everything Jesus commanded (see Matthew 28:19-20).
And even if I were just an adviser to him, I would help him achieve this spiritual goal.
So he would very prepared to keep the Bible in his hand and point what the Bible says to current America, left-wing terrorists and apostate churches.
Since St. John Episcopal Church has renounced its biblical authority to expel demons from left-wing terrorists, a real Christian could expel the left-wing demons of the leaders of that church.
With information from Rob Schenck’s Facebook, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde's Facebook, NBCNews and CBSNews.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Brazilian education minister with Jewish roots in the Bolsonaro administration was criticized by the Israeli government and Jewish groups for comparing police investigation raids against allies to Nazi persecution against Jews


Brazilian education minister with Jewish roots in the Bolsonaro administration was criticized by the Israeli government and Jewish groups for comparing police investigation raids against allies to Nazi persecution against Jews

By Julio Severo
Brazil’s education minister drew criticism from the Israeli government and Jewish groups in the U.S. and Brazil for likening Federal Police raids against allies of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Kristallnacht — the beginning of the Nazi persecution against Jews.
Abraham Weintraub
“Today was the day of infamy, national shame, and it will be remembered as the Brazilian Night of the Broken Glass,” tweeted on May 27, 2020, Abraham Weintraub, whose Jewish paternal grandparents fled the Nazis.
“They desecrated our homes and are suffocating us. Do you know what the great oligarch/socialist press will say? SIEG HEIL!” continued the minister in his tweet, adding a picture that shows the boycott to Jewish stores in Germany in 1933.
Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, refers to the 1938 Nazi persecution marking as the beginning of the Holocaust.
Weintraub was born to a Catholic mother and a Jewish father whose family members were killed in Nazi concentration camps. He is usually mistaken as Jewish due to his name, but, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, he does not identify as a Jew.
Jewish organizations in the U.S. and Brazil harshly criticized his comments.
“The comparison is totally unreasonable and inopportune, unacceptably minimizing those terrible events, the beginning of the Nazi march that culminated in the death of 6 million Jews,” said Fernando Lottenberg, president of the Brazilian Israelite Confederation, the most important Jewish organization in Brazil.
“Enough is enough! The repeated political weaponization of Holocaust language by Brazilian government officials is profoundly offensive to world Jewry and an insult to the victims and survivors of the Nazi terror. It needs to stop immediately,” tweeted the American Jewish Committee, the most important Jewish organization in the U.S.
Even though the Bolsonaro administration is an ally of Israel, especially because evangelicals, Bolsonaro’s most important political base, are traditional supporters of Israel, the Israeli government also criticized Weintraub’s comparison.
The consul general of Israel in São Paulo, Alon Lavi, said:
“The Holocaust, the greatest tragedy in modern history, where 6 million Jews, men, women, elderly and children were systematically murdered by Nazi barbarism, is unprecedented. This episode can never be compared to any political reality in the world.”
With the same critical tone, the Israeli Embassy in Brazil issued a statement:
There was an increase in the frequency of use of the Holocaust in public discourse, which unintentionally trivializes its memory and also the tragedy of the Jewish people, which ended with the extermination of 1/3 of our people out of hatred and ignorance of the Nazis and their collaborators.
In the name of the strong friendship between our countries, which has grown more and more for 72 years, we demand the question of the Holocaust as well as the Jewish people or Judaism to be left out of the daily political dialogue and the disputes between the sides in the ideological game.
This is the first time that Israeli diplomats have publicly criticized the Bolsonaro administration. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Brazil to participate in the inauguration of the Brazilian president in 2019. At the time, Netanyahu said: “We have no better friends in the world than the Evangelical community, and the Evangelical community has no better friend in the world than the State of Israel.”
In January 2020, Brazilian top culture official Roberto Alvim, an adherent of Olavo de Carvalho, was fired for imitating a Nazi speech. At the time, Israel’s ambassador to Brazil, Yossi Shelley, spoke directly with Bolsonaro to express Israel’s concern about Alvim’s speech, who had published a video in which he made use of excerpts from a speech by Joseph Goebbles, minister of propaganda in Hitler’s Germany. Soon after, Alvim was fired.
There were also other conflicts between Jewish groups and the Bolsonaro administration. In April 2020, the American Jewish Committee demanded an apology from Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo, who compared social isolation to contain COVID-19 to Nazi concentration camps. It was an unreasonable comparison, as even Israel used social isolation to contain COVID-19.
Weintraub’s comparison was made after on May 27, 2020 Brazil’s federal police held search and seizure warrants against several allies of President Bolsonaro as part of an investigation about threats to Supreme Court’s ministers and the spread of fake news.
Were the political allies worthy of Weintraub’s comparison? The actions of the Brazilian federal police affected several individuals, including Sara Winter, Allan dos Santos and Bernardo Kuster.
Sara Winter became internationally known after LifeSiteNews, the most important international Catholic pro-life website, published a 2015 report on her, presenting her alleged conversion to Catholicism. The report said,
Sara Fernanda Giromini first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of Femen Brazil, and led a trio of girls in a number of topless protests that garnered much media attention. However, only three years later, the young activist has done an about-face and has declared war on feminism and abortion, and is apologizing to Christians for her offensive behavior.
She continues using her nickname, Sara Winter, which is the Portuguese form for “Sarah Winter,” a British Nazi supporter and member of the British Union of Fascists.
In a May 27, 2020 video, Sara said that she would like to “exchange punches” with a Supreme Court minister and stated that this minister “will never again have peace in his life.” She said:
You wait for me, Mr. Alexandre de Moraes. You will never have peace in your life again. We are going to make your life hell, we are going to find out the places you go to, we are going to find out who are the maids who work for you… We are going to find out everything in your life until you ask to leave. Today you made the worst decision of your life.
Sara Winter is the leader of the self-titled group “300 do Brasil” (300 of Brazil), who camped in front of the Brazilian Supreme Court. The group, whose members wear camouflage clothing similar to Army clothing and carry weapons, has already been called an “armed militia” by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of the Federal District and Territories. It resembles a paramilitary group.
Sara Winter
In an interview with the BBC’s Portuguese news service in London, Sara said the presence of weapons in her camp is “for the protection of the members themselves.” The BBC said:
Sara Winter likes to publish photos holding guns and says on social media that she “shoots very well.”
She has given several versions for the “300 of Brazil.” She says it was Olavo de Carvalho’s idea, who is her guru. She also says, perhaps to please different groups, that the name was chosen based on the “300 of Gideon,” from the Old Testament in the Bible. She also says it was based on the “300 of Sparta.”
Sara has also given other explanations for a tattoo on her shoulder of an Iron Cross, a Germanic symbol that became popular during the Nazi regime and was the main Nazi decoration of war. Sara says that the tattoo was a tribute to the “Knights Templar of the Middle Ages,” but German researcher Carina Book has confirmed that it is the Iron Cross.
About the “300 of Brazil” camp in front of the Supreme Court, she said: “Who asked me to do all this was Professor Olavo.”
It is no surprise then that on May 28, 2020, Olavo asked for the death penalty for the minister who requested the Federal Police’s action against Sara and others. But if he defends the death penalty for the minister who seeks to take away Sara’s right of speech, then why is he the greatest denier of the Inquisition in Brazil? The Inquisition took from its victims not only their right of speech, but also their property and lives.
On some occasions Sara Winter has stated that she received training in Ukraine and that she wants to “Ukrainize” Brazil, a stance difficult for conservatives to understand, as the Ukrainian revolution was largely funded by George Soros, the Obama administration and the neocons.
In the training sessions promoted by Sara for her “300 of Brazil,” photos and videos are prohibited and adequate clothing is required for physical combat training.
Sara Winter with her skull mask, according to the journalist website A Publica
In a photo of “300 of Brazil,” Sara Winter appears with other militants, wearing a skull mask. The mask is very popular in Europe and the United States among neo-Nazis. “The skull mask has become a universal fascist aesthetic,” journalist Jake Hanrahan wrote on Twitter.
Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division and its skull masks
In the film “A Vida de Sara” (Sara’s Life), a biographical documentary produced by the Lumine platform, dubbed “Conservative Netflix,” Sara Winter says that FEMEN sent money so she could be trained in Ukraine and take this training back to Brazil.
The movie was produced by Matheus Bazzo, who also produced the documentary about Olavo de Carvalho, “The Garden of Afflictions.”
In the movie, Sara says that she has already prostituted herself and she appears shooting and handling firearms.
Such a picture seems problematic for the image of conservative Christians who fight against the abortion and homosexuality agenda.
Among the supporters of “300 of Brazil” are Terça Livre journalist Allan dos Santos and psychiatrist Ítalo Marsilli, who declared in one of his videos that women should not be allowed to vote because they are easy to seduce. He said:
“In Greek democracy, the only one in the world that worked, women were not expected to vote. When the vote becomes full, that is, women and everyone else can vote, you see that there is a crisis in the state’s governance. It is very easy for you to convince a woman to vote, you just have to seduce her.”
As for Bernardo Kuster, who together with Sara and Santos was also targeted by the Federal Police, he abandoned the Evangelical Church to follow Carvalho’s syncretic Catholicism. Today Kuster promotes the idea that the Inquisition was a court of mercy — a stance strongly contested by the Israeli government and the Jews. In fact, in 2013, on a visit to the Vatican, Netanyahu gave Pope Francis a copy of a massive book against the Inquisition written by his father.
On Netanyahu’s next visit to Brazil, he should give a copy of this book to each member of the Bolsonaro administration. Some of them, who follow Carvalho, believe that the Inquisition was a lie, although it also tortured and killed Jews in Brazil.
What stops Olavo and his adherents, who make a shameless revisionism of the Inquisition, from someday also making a revisionism the Holocaust? After all, the main victims of both were precisely the Jews.
It is impossible to understand this chaotic situation without understanding that Olavo de Carvalho, who has an occult history, is a member of the Traditionalist School. Recently, American Jewish writer Benjamin R. Teitelbaum released the book “War for Eternity,” published by HarperCollins. The book maps the Traditionalist School and its main representatives in several countries. The representative for Brazil is Olavo. Teitelbaum presents the Traditionist School as an occult cult.
By its very nature, the occult brings chaos.
Despite reprimands from the Israeli government and Jewish organizations in the U.S. and Brazil, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub did not back down in his comparison. In fact, he defended it, in the name of free speech. He said in a tweet of May 28, 2020:
Do not speak on behalf of all Christians or Jews in the world. I SPEAK FOR ME! I had Catholic grandparents and surviving grandparents from the Nazi concentration camps (photo). All were Brazilian. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST! I don’t need any more people attacking MY FREEDOM!
Yes, he has a right to talk about the Holocaust. But since he has grandparents who survived the Holocaust, why doesn’t he condemn the signs of fascism in the movement he is supporting?
Olavo de Carvalho is the greatest Brazilian defender of the Inquisition, which tortured and killed thousands of Jews. Carvalho’s Catholic supporters support and spread his radical stance that the Inquisition was myth and legend.
If Weintraub knows how to confront Israel and the Jews in his stubborn stance comparing the Holocaust with the actions of the Federal Police against Sara Winters and other Carvalho supporters, why does he not know or cannot confront Carvalho about the Inquisition? Why doesn’t he know how to confront the signs of fascism and occultism in Carvalho and his adherents?
For example, the Brazilian Foreign Minister openly praises Olavo de Carvalho, René Guénon and Julius Evola. Guénon is the Islamic occult master followed by members of the Traditionalist School, whose most prominent member was Evola, guru of the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Evola was radically against Marxism and wrote books defending the right-wing ideology, the occult and black magic.
Why doesn’t Weintraub question and confront this?
And regarding his defense of free speech, is this defense total or limited? In 2019, using lies and slander, Olavo de Carvalho, considered Bolsonaro’s Rasputin, called for the Federal Police to investigate me, in a blatant desire to see the state machine silencing my voice and my evangelical articles against the occult and the Inquisition. You can check everything here: http://bit.ly/2CPK0tX
At the time, Weintraub said nothing against Carvalho’s dictatorial desire to censor me.
But today Weintraub, confronting Israel and Jewish groups, speaks out against the Federal Police acting against an activist who has a Nazi surname and was trained in Ukraine by groups funded by George Soros.
Weintraub also defended Terça Livre, a channel that defends the Inquisition and has already attacked, cursed and defamed me.
Is the free speech that Weintraub advocates for everyone or only for those using Nazi nicknames and for those cursing and slandering?
How would an evangelical writer be in this defense? I don’t know, because when Carvalho called for the Federal Police against me, I didn’t see Weintraub defending free speech. But his brother, Arthur Weintraub, who also has an important position in the Bolsonaro administration, when he came across my tweet criticizing Carvalho, blocked me on Twitter.
For them, even Israel can be confronted. But criticizing Carvalho, the advocate of the Inquisition, is unacceptable.
Weintraub seeks to defend against the Supreme Court Sara and others in the pure logic of free speech, but are not the armed behavior of Sara’s group and her use of symbols so linked to fascism enough red flags that her threats may eventually become violent?
There are three phases in Sara’s history over the past ten years. She was linked to FEMEN in the early 2010s. By the middle of that decade, she was already apparently changed, becoming a pro-life Catholic personality on LifeSiteNews. And there is the most recent Sara, who is connected to Olavo and training a group that has paramilitary characteristics. This is a Sara who wears a fascist mask, swears, uses weapons and threatens ministers of the Supreme Court.
How does not Weintraub confront this, but confronts the Israeli government and Jewish organizations? How does he view this as mere opinion, not as danger signs?
With information from Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Notícias R7, Istoé, Yahoo, CONIB, Correio Braziliense, Estado de Minas, A Publica, BBC, LifeSiteNews, Revista Forum and UOL.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Evangelical group World Vision joins 34 Brazilian left-wing groups to declare that homeschooling “poses risks” to children and adolescents


Evangelical group World Vision joins 34 Brazilian left-wing groups to declare that homeschooling “poses risks” to children and adolescents

By Julio Severo
With the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and children unable to attend school in Brazil, many parents are opting for homeschooling. In reaction, Brazilian left-wingers prepared a manifesto on May 14, 2020 against homeschooling. The manifesto, entitled “In addition to being unconstitutional, homeschooling poses risks to children and adolescents, say 35 organizations in a technical note,” was signed by 35 Brazilian left-wing organizations, including World Vision.
The Brazilian branch of World Vision, which was founded by evangelicals, should fulfill an evangelical mission, and not ally with left-wing groups that constantly attack evangelicals and their values.
What are the complaints from the 35 left-wing groups, including World Vision, against homeschooling?
The manifest complains that “there is no legal support for the practice of homeschooling in Brazil” and that homeschooling “presents other serious risks for the protection of children and adolescents,” adding that “the risks are based on high rates of violence and sexual abuse and child labor occur within the family environment.”
The manifest explains:
According to data from the Ministry of Health, 68% of cases of sexual violence against children and adolescents occur in the home. And most victims of sexual violence are children and adolescents (0 to 17 years old) and female.
With data from the 2019 Brazilian Public Security Yearbook, the technical note shows that every hour, four girls up to 13 years old are raped. And that 66% of male children raped in Brazil are between zero and 15 years old.
The manifesto then blames all this sexual violence in the family environment, without explaining exactly what that environment is. The 35 left-wing groups see the family environment as a “serious risk” environment.
While the normal homeschooling environment is composed of conservative married parents (meaning they are not divorced or remarried because most homeschoolers are practicing Christians), the “family environment” vaguely described by the manifesto does not always have this conservative profile.
If the manifesto were honest, especially with the presence of a large evangelical group that has an international operation, it would praise homeschooling and denounce relationships outside of marriage. But the manifesto does the opposite: it uses the obvious higher violence of relationships outside of marriage, so defended by the left, but prone to abuse, as evidence that homeschooling would be bad.
Traditionally, the left defends relationships outside of marriage, with all its dangers and violence.
And the left traditionally attacks the traditional family, because a conservative married father and mother who educate their children threaten the hegemonic ideological indoctrination of the left in schools. For this reason, the left fights to take children out from families and place them directly under the left-wing indoctrination of schools. A child is much more likely to become a lefty by attending school than by studying in a conservative home.
The left finds easier to monitor and inspect children at school than in homes. One of these inspections includes the issue of physical discipline of children. According to the Spanking Law, passed by socialists in 2014, Brazilian parents are prohibited from physically disciplining their children for disobedience. According to this socialist law, such a discipline constitutes “violence.” So, when a socialist manifesto mentions “child abuse,” that abuse includes what without socialism is not abuse, but a natural right of parents.
The manifesto concludes:
Regulating the practice of homeschooling can aggravate cases of exploitation, abuse and violence against children and adolescents. “It is to prioritize the agenda of a minority — in many cases fundamentalist — to the detriment of the right of the majority. It is, therefore, extremely irresponsible from the point of view of not only education but also the protection of children and adolescents.”
The language of the manifesto, shamefully supported by World Vision, reveals the center of its concern by saying that the legalization of homeschooling prioritizes the agenda of a “fundamentalist” minority. This term is often used not to describe unhealthy family environments, but Christian families following biblical and conservative principles. In no way does homeschooling harm most people, as the document points out, because homeschooling is never imposed on anyone. But, of course, it brings huge losses to the left.
The manifesto considers the conservative home to be an unsafe environment — for socialist indoctrination, of course — and the school environment to be safe — for socialist indoctrination, of course.
As a homeschooling advocate in Brazil for over 20 years (I am the translator of the book They Way Home, by Mary Pride), the only risk I see is the hijacking of the homeschooling banner. In the administration of Jair Bolsonaro, many occult adherents hold important positions, including in the area of education. These occultists were appointed by Olavo de Carvalho, Bolsonaro’s guru. Carvalho is a member of the Traditionalist School, whose most prominent member was Julius Evola, guru of the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
Although Bolsonaro has been elected mainly by evangelicals, he chose to fill his administration with adherents of Carvalho, who use conservatism, including homeschooling, to promote his occult “traditionalist” agenda.
However, the manifesto attacks all homeschooling supporters in Brazil, whether they do it for Christian reasons or for esoteric and “traditionalist” reasons.
Among the 35 groups that signed the socialist document are:
* Geledés Instituto da Mulher Negra, a black supremacist organization that advocates abortion and homosexuality.
* Agenda 2030 Working Group in Brazil, a radically socialist group.
* Paulo Freire Institute, a radically socialist group.
* MST (Landless Rural Workers Movement), a radically socialist group.
* And World Vision.
How does a huge evangelical group like World Vision sign a document that attacks the conservative home as an unsafe environment — for socialist indoctrination — and the school environment as safe — for socialist indoctrination?
Thousands of evangelicals in the U.S. and other countries send donations to World Vision to feed children, not to feed left-wing anti-family fanaticism.
The natural family environment is the greatest protection for the child. To place the school, especially the public school, as a greater protection than the family is something that only socialists do, and something that World Vision is doing by joining 35 radical left-wing groups.
It is time for Christians who send their donations to World Vision to ask questions of this organization that should be at the service of the Gospel and the welfare of children, not the welfare of socialism.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bolsonaro defends birth control and says that “more educated people have fewer children”


Bolsonaro defends birth control and says that “more educated people have fewer children”

By Julio Severo
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro underwent a vasectomy on January 30, 2020, a sterilization surgical procedure for men who wish to have no children or stop having children.
Although during the 2018 presidential campaign Bolsonaro had, in reaction to feminist groups that preach sterilization and abortion, said, in an emotional tone, that he undid a vasectomy so that his third wife, Michelle, could get pregnant, he decided to get sterilized again.
For Bolsonaro, who considers himself a Catholic, sterilization is problematic, as the Catholic Church prohibits this procedure. Maybe that’s why he asked for secrecy about his new vasectomy.
If example is the greatest of all sermons, Bolsonaro only did regarding his personal birth control procedure what he has defended for a long time.
It is not the first time that Bolsonaro’s attitudes clash with Catholic conservatism. In 2019, the Brazilian president defended family planning policies saying that “more educated people have fewer children.”
He said:
“It is not control… Family planning. You see that more educated people have fewer children. I am an exception to the rule, I have five, okay? But this is the rule.”
Bolsonaro has a history of defending birth control, which he calls “family planning,” ignoring that Margaret Sanger, who founded the International Planned Parenthood Federation (the largest family planning, sex education and abortion organization in the world), coined the term “birth control.” There is therefore no difference between family planning and birth control. Both came from the same source.
As a congressman, Bolsonaro is the author of Bill 4322, of 1993, which proposes “the realization of tubal ligation and vasectomy for the purposes of family planning and birth control.” If he hadn’t been serious about it, he wouldn’t have had a vasectomy himself.
At least, even though Bolsonaro is a contraceptive-minded Catholic, he is democratic. He has allowed his administration, amidst the constellation of birth control methods offered in health services and sex education for teenagers, to also present the option of sexual abstinence.
Typical propaganda by population control activists is to show images of wealthy Europeans and Americans with two children compared to poor Africans with ten children. If population control were not so loved by left-wingers, it would not be difficult to see racism in the comparison between rich white Europeans and poor black Africans.
Probably, seeing the propaganda of the population control promoters Bolsonaro came to the conclusion that having many children is synonymous with poverty. But, as he made clear, he is an exception — although his exception was having 5 children with three different wives, which means he practiced a lot of birth control.
However, why use poor Africans as a standard of large families? Are Africans the only example and standard? Of course not. American Christian families historically had an average of 8 children, and were not poor. They read a lot, especially the Bible, and worked hard. Large families in the U.S. helped to preserve their culture and religion, which was predominantly Protestant. The U.S. Republic was founded by a 98 percent Protestant population.
Large families have always been the norm and standard of the U.S. for centuries. The U.S. of the past, with large families who read the Bible and worked hard, created today’s U.S. with its enormous wealth. You don’t create wealth without work. And you cannot have blessings on your work without God and the Bible. All the wealth accumulated today in the U.S. is the result of generations of large families from the past who, in large part, valued the Bible and hard work.
With the growth of the contraceptive mindset and the consequent decrease of families, the U.S. was getting farther and farther from its old big family pattern and became more and more dependent on immigration, with an increasing number of Muslim immigrants taking advantage of the space left by millions of Americans who were prevented from being born by birth control or deliberately killed before being born in abortion clinics.
The obvious consequence of the decline of American families is that the original culture and religion of the U.S. is declining. Today Protestants are less than 50 percent of the U.S. population while Catholics are less than 25 percent.
So, instead of comparing today’s rich small American families with numerous poor African families, you should compare modern American families, who are no longer large enough to preserve their culture and religion, with American families of 100, 200 and 300 years ago who were numerous enough to preserve their culture and religion.
The men and women who built the United States with their best values and wealth had large families. Therefore, it makes no sense to accept population control propaganda that chooses only large poor families from India or Africa when the best example is the millions of large families that built the United States, lifting their nation out from spiritual, cultural and financial poverty and making it great and Christian.
Despite having a lot of wealth, the United States is already facing demographic problems with low birth rates. But Brazil, which has not even reached the level of wealth in the United States, is also already facing similar demographic problems.
NPR said,
“Brazil has undergone a demographic shift so dramatic that it has astonished social scientists. Over the past 50 years, the fertility rate has tumbled from six children per woman on average to fewer than two — and is now lower than in the United States.”
NPR mentioned preference changes, especially of women, as the cause of the Brazilian low birthrate, but it did not explain what caused them.
What happened 50 years ago, according to NPR, that changed Brazil so much demographically that it reduced its population?
In the 1970s the CIA created a document called NSSM 200 for the U.S. government, classifying Brazil as one of the main nations that should be the target of secret population reduction policies. Among these policies were widespread dissemination of birth control and cultural stimuli so that girls and women might spend as much time as possible studying, as a way to avoid marriage and pregnancy.
The CIA plan worked so perfectly that today even a Brazilian president defends and practices birth control without the slightest pain in his conscience. President Jair Bolsonaro does exactly what the CIA planned 50 years ago.
Brazil is already in the process of a demographic crisis, but Bolsonaro and other advocates of birth control do not realize the danger. Sooner or later Brazil will be forced to import millions of immigrants, as the Brazilian population is already suffering demographic aging, and the nations that have these millions of immigrants to send are the Muslim nations.
From the point of view of demography and Catholicism, it is a mistake for Bolsonaro to accept birth control policies for himself and for Brazil.
As a follower of Jesus, what do I think? Those who follow the Bible know that children are blessings. A large family is God’s will. From this perspective, any method of birth control disrupts God’s plans to multiply blessings in Christian families.
However, whoever does not follow Jesus and the Bible seriously is obliged to see children as blessings and have a large family? No. In fact, the Bible says that the offspring of people who do not know God will disappear. From this perspective, birth control in these people’s lives only helps to fulfill God’s will.
Christians should follow the beautiful model of the large families in the Bible and the United States in their past Protestant generations who were hardworking, ethical and had many children.
Those who do not follow Jesus and the Bible should be free to sterilize themselves.
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