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GREENWICH-STAMFORD TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
MONDAY, SEPT. 5TH, 2011, 7-9 PM
SOUTHPORT BREWING CO., 131 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD, CT
PLEDGE AND PRAYER
DISCUSSION OF WEEK’S EVENTS
PLATFORM: REFINE FIRST DRAFT FOR SUBMISSION
THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY
DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING CAMPAIGNS
DISCUSSION OF BIRTHER SUMMIT
From Rev. Barb:
Please excuse my recent extended 'absence', which has been due to Hurricane Irene'. I've been very busy and will be, yet, for a while.But I have some stories, photos, videos and more to share with you as soon as things settle down. I also have some 'comments' about CL&P's 'service' to the Connecticut Community, but all that can wait!
Suffice it to say that with all the 'anti-Tea Party sentiments and vocalizations' being expressed by our brothers and sisters in UNIONS EVERYWHERE during this past horrible week and continuing now...we will certainly be having some vital 'discussions' in the days to come.
Surely we TEA PARTY PATRIOTS will be asking why 'once-necessary and well-intentioned' UNIONS have become the 'new war mongers' (President Barack Obama's Self-Proclaimed ARMY, no less!) of the United States...clearly intent upon initiating and fomenting a 'civil war' in America.
Yes, we have all been suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, only to emerge from this trying time scratching our heads, wondering why our UNION FRIENDS are so bent upon harming the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT.
Persons of faith and peace everywhere wonder just what this new Progressive-Lib 'war paradigm' is all about.
It appalls the senses and trashes the sensitivities.
Tea Party Patriots desire unity, peace and justice for all in our fine nation--and we certainly did not expect to be met with a contentious, belligerent and aggressive Democratic Left commandeered by UNION LEADERS!
Does our President Obama have no sense about these things? Does he truly believe these tactics will work to get him re-elected?
Does the President have no conscience and discernment about what is the best for America?
Does he truly give his 'blessing' to the war-like TEAMSTERS and other UNIONS who wish to do us TEA PARTY PATRIOTS HARM?
As we in Connecticut and the Northeast get our 'bearings' back, we shall examine these things.
But at this juncture, the sum total of my responses is that I plead the following things of my fellow TEA PARTY PATRIOTS:
Do not succumb, yourselves, to the calls for WAR and WAR-LIKE ACTIVITIES against ANYONE.
And do not resort to any of the harmful things that the UNIONS, as well as the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS AND OTHER 'RACE GROUPS' have set upon us!
Treat these people, instead, with decency and dignity. Let us do as Jesus has told us to do and try very much to love those who would insist that we are their enemies.
There is a very real opportunity to be a 'true pacifist' here for those who are bona-fide believers in our Heavenly Father.
As I write this, I remind myself, too, to keep my self-control in check and to greet all 'BLOWS' in a supernatural way...with a Supernatural Love.
This is all 'only' 'politics', remember. It is in no way WORTH jeopardizing one's mortal soul as we wind our way up to the 2012 elections.
This 'newfound hatred' by UNIONS and BLACK RACE GROUPS towards TEA PARTY PATRIOTS will pass in time, though there is no telling how severely they intend to wound us.
But it will all pass!!!
And we--if we are worth anything, at all-- must keep our eye on the prize of NOT succumbing to the lowest denominators of our 'human condition'.
We've got to 'keep it good' and 'keep things in check', while others unravel before us. We must 'keep it together', for ourselves, for our children and grandchildren...and, most of all...for God!
Young people are watching us. And they will remember and be affected by just how Mom and Pop and all the adult role models in their lives comported themselves (ourselves) at this time.
We must lead with 'love', first and foremost.
With Love In Christ
Rev. Barbara Sexton
Please read this Scripture Verse:
A Living Sacrifice1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Humble Service in the Body of Christ3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Love in Action9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12: 1-21 (NIV) LINK: www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+12&version=NIV