10 - Trump more pro-Confederacy than anti-Coronavirus
Episode 10 (recorded 11 July 2020). President Trump's remarks on July 4th in Washington, D.C. in his "Salute to America," he seems more preoccupied with preserving the Confederacy than defeating Coronavirus (listen to Episode 9: "Time for some new statues and monuments!" for a discussion of his July 3rd speech at Mount Rushmore).
After a disjointed speech that was supposed to commemorate our Independence Day, President Trump equated Iwo Jima with the Confederate "heroes" of the Civil War and his commitment to preserve this "legacy of heroes."
Meanwhile, following President Trump's two back to back speeches on Confederate statues and monuments, U.S. Army General Mark Milley, Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before the House Armed Services Committee and called the Civil War "an act of treason." General Milley also regretted being part of President Trump's 5 minute photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in early June (listen to Episode 7: "Are Bibles props, churches circus tents and Evangelicals just pawns for President Trump?" for a fuller discussion about that incident).
Bishop Lumanog also discussed how the President's preoccupation with Confederate statues and monuments is costing us the war on Coronavirus and how Jim Bakker and "Archbishop" Mark Grenon are getting into hot water with authorities for their miracle cures for COVID-19 aimed at people of faith.
Finally, Bishop Lumanog leaves us with hope from the Word of God in how we have not been left powerless or comfortless in this age of "alternative facts" and "fake news" with Good News from the Bible itself (John 18:33-38, Exodus 20:16 , Ephesians 4:11-16, Ephesians 5:15-16 and II Timothy 3:1-5).
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