VIDEO: What do they know? Mega-rich preparing for disaster

 emergency-preparednessWidespread media reports as well as independent investigations from groups such as New World Wealth suggest wealthy people around the globe are quietly moving away from major cities because of fears of social instability. Increasing crime, terrorism and rising racial tensions have all been identified as factors driving the exodus. Even the Daily Beast reported the introduction of large numbers of Muslim refugees into Europe has made once prosperous areas fraught with danger, in the opinion of some security experts. Some of this preparedness has a political context.” –Source

Some of this preparedness has a political context? No, me thinks most of this preparedness has a political context. What we see happening here looks to be an easy way to get rid of the anti-Government types and lukewarm Christians who think, as the man on the video claimed, you have to be prepared, or “stockpile food” like the Mormons do for when it gets crazier out there. And I say crazier because it’s already gone crazy.   Continue reading

White evangelicals, Catholics and Mormons carried Trump

Supporters cheer during a campaign rally by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 7, 2016.  Photo courtesy of Reuters/Carlo Allegri *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-RELIGION-VOTE, originally transmitted on Nov. 9, 2016.
Supporters cheer during a campaign rally by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 7, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Carlo Allegri
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-RELIGION-VOTE, originally transmitted on Nov. 9, 2016.

(RNS) A strong white evangelical, Catholic and Mormon vote for Donald Trump belied the condemnation many religious leaders had leveled at the tycoon and paved the way for a stunning upset after a long and polarizing campaign.

Preliminary exit polls indicate these religious groups voted for Trump by strong margins — in some cases larger than they had given to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

Christians who described themselves as evangelical and born-again gave Trump 81 percent of their votes, up 3 percentage points from their support for Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton garnered 16 percent of their votes.

Evangelical support for Trump surged even as prominent evangelicals, including Southern Baptist Russell Moore, railed against Trump’s behavior toward immigrants, women and other groups as un-Christian.“Donald Trump made the most full-throated and aggressive appeal to evangelical voters … since Ronald Reagan spoke to the Religious Roundtable in August of 1980,” said Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. “He made these voters of faith a centerpiece of his campaign.”   Continue reading

To help desperate refugees, Mormons and Catholics join hands

Syrian_refugee_Credit_thomas_koch_via_wwwshutterstockcom_CNAThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given $1.25 million in aid to Catholic refugee relief efforts.

“Together, as people of faith, we know that refugees desperately need our help – and this generosity allows us to serve many more,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration.

The LDS Church, whose members are colloquially known as Mormons, gave cash and donated goods to aid newly arrived refugees. The refugees are helped through Catholic dioceses’ resettlement offices under the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services. The donation will help welcome refugees and help them build new lives, the U.S. bishops’ conference reported.  Continue reading