Terrorist Attack on 2 Mosques in New Zealand Kills 49 Worshippers.

 

     Christchurch New Zealand-

    In a city named after Christ, Muslim worshippers were gunned down at two different mosques. The death toll as of this writing is 49, with dozens more wounded. Police officials have stated that four people have been arrested, three men and a woman. One man has been charged with murder.  

According to the police, a man walked into a mosque and began shooting continuously for 10-15 minutes with semi-automatic weapons.  He shot people in the sanctuary. He sat people who ran out. He shot people outside of the sanctuary.  He was streaming his crimes against humanity on social media as they happened.

The killer flew under the radar of law enforcement. Police discovered a link between the killer and an 89 page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric and ravings. Police have noted some racist postings by the killer but they are on a small social media platform with relatively few participants.

My heart goes out to the people of New Zealand, especially the nations Muslims. I know that the mass shooting is not representative of your nation nor are the views of the killers the views of the majority of people in your nation. It takes a special kind of Godless Sicko to gun down people in the midst of worshipping god. The killer even streamed the murders live.

Muslims as well as all people of faith, no matter what faith, should have the right to freely worship in peace. They should have the right to worship wherever they desire. They should have the right to live. I stand for Muslim’s right to worship and live, just as I stand for the same rights for all people. I also stand for the true spirit of Peace, freedom and equality which lives in the hearts of a majority of New Zealanders.

I caution nations around the world to provide security to mosques and other places of worship. There is a danger that there will be copycat attacks. I would also like to caution New Zealanders who are traveling abroad, whether on business, as tourists or service members, especially to nations where there is a Muslim majority to take precautions against abduction by terrorist groups. There are terrorist groups who will view the acts of a few sickos as representative of a global attack on Islam and will likely want payback by abducting innocent New Zealanders or people from other Western nations.

It is time for cooler heads to prevail. It is time for unity not discord. It is time for love not hatred. We must not let the sickness of the hatemongers to spread. God Bless Us All.

In True Faith,

The Prophet of Life

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Ram’s Scam

The Ram’s Scam

The Los Angeles Rams have come a long way in the four years since they returned to Los Angeles after a decades long absence. They have risen in the ranks of the NFL from a team of also rans when they arrived, to playing in the Superbowl in 2019. The Rams are a great organization on the field. Not so much in their front office.

The National Football League, (NFL),  has a charity they promote called The NFL Community. It is about NFL teams giving back to their communities. The Rams have a challenge they issue to local school districts. The Rams challenge high school football teams to have a high overall grade point average. They tout that the school that wins the challenge will get a visit from The Los Angeles Rams.

This year a high school team from East Los Angeles won. The school continues to surprise detractors. In 2015 it had the Los Angeles City Champion Baseball team.  This year it had the champion Volleyball team for their league. The school has a lot of amazing things they have done academically as well.

The school’s football team has a coach who has always stressed academics. So when the Rams issued the challenge, both the coach and the football team accepted it. Their overall team grade point average rose to 2.97, pretty close to a “B” average. Not only was it good for this year’s team, it was better than the previous teams by one full point, the highest previous team GPA was 1.97 (a high D average). This was based on the 10 week grades which were given out in October 2018.

Excitement built when one of the team members was chosen to be a Ram’s waterboy for one game. The anticipation of the visit from the     Rams increased. All over the campus, students were wondering. Who would the Rams send? Would it be Quarterback Jerad Goff? Would it be Running Back Todd Gurley? Would it be All Pro Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald or Linebacker Cory Littleton? Could it be Rams NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson? It could be Dickerson, The Rams sent him out to give Superbowl tickets to a Rams Superfan, many of the students saw that on television.

The appointed day came one sunny March day in 2019. The anxious students crowded into the school auditorium for special assembly. The coach of the football team and team captain were honored with a seat on stage right beside the much loved and respected school Principal, a school district official, and two people from the Rams Organization, an Events Coordinator and a Public Relations (P.R.) Coordinator. The Principal gave a speech. The District Official gave a speech. The School Football Team Coach gave a speech.

Then a murmur began in the crowd of students. Who was coming from the team? Would it be a star on the current team roster or a Football Hall of Famer from the past? It wasn’t long until the students figured out that The Rams didn’t send a Star from their current roster. They didn’t send a Hall of Famer. They didn’t even send someone who played on the team. They sent the Events & P.R. Coordinators.

After the “Special” assembly the High School Football Team Members got their reward. They walked onto the stage and got to take a group photo with The Rams (Events and P.R. Coordinators). The cherished memories of that life changing event, would last about as long as it took for them to walk over to student cafeteria and the lunch that they were late for, with the other students who were duped.

The idea of challenging student athletes to do well in school is a noble one. The idea to incentivize it with a visit from members of a locally favorite NFL team is okay. Sending two guys from the front office with a message of stay in school may be doing more harm than good.

While it is true that a good education is a worthy pursuit and that education is a reward in and of itself, most children don’t realize that until after their education is over. Incentivizing scholarly endeavors is one way societies have of providing students with something tangible, a reward now to help them see that society values education and at the same time, values them.

When you choose to reward students it is important that you deliver what is promised. Not delivering on your promise cheapens the success they have achieved and devalues them as people. It’s like promising them an X-box and giving them a cardboard box with an “X” on it. It makes children feel unappreciated and jaded. It makes them less likely to believe that what they are doing is important and less likely to even try to reach a worthy goal.

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The Real Danger in The Jussie Smollett Attack

Jussie Smollett is a singer and actor. He has won praise for his role as Jamal Lyon on the popular TV Show Empire. On January 29, 2019 Smollett filed a report with the Chicago Police Department stating that two white men in ski masks beat him, threw bleach on him and put a rope with a hangman’s noose around his neck while shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him.

News of the attack went viral. Celebrities and politicians condemned the attack and stated their support of Smollett. Two presidential hopefuls who are currently in Congress, even put forth an anti- lynching law in reaction to the horrible hate crime.

Then cracks in Smollett’s story began to appear. There was no video of the crime despite the fact that there are video cameras in the area were the crime took place. Rumors began circulating that Smollett was close to being Axed from Empire although the show’s producer came out in support of Smollett after the crime was announced.

Chicago Police raided the home of two “Persons of Interest” in the case. Police recovered bleach, rope and other items from the home. Police interrogated the two men before charging them. Upon interrogation they learned that the two men were brothers of Nigerian descent who worked as extras on Empire. They went to the same Gym as Smollett.

The men told police that Smollett hired them to stage the attack. Police allegedly uncovered evidence of a payment. Smollett was book on suspicion of filing a false police report which in Illinois carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.

If Jussie Smollett was actually attacked and the police have it wrong then I for one, am sorry for all he has gone through. If his arrest and booking is erroneous I think he should sue the hell out of the police department. If what the police say is true and Smollett did stage this incident  then he has done more damage to the cause of civil rights than he will likely ever know.

If Smollett staged this crime and then went viral with it he I has mocked every person of color who actually has been victimized by a hate crime. He has bamboozled two Presidential hopefuls of color into introducing legislation that may be looked at as a joke. He has put doubt in the minds of many white people for future actual victims of hate crimes because in the back of their minds they will be thinking, “ this just another Smollett?”

If Smollett staged the hate crime he has in so doing, sewn the seeds of doubt in white America and this is very dangerous. It will embolden hate mongers and white supremacists to say “They’re all a bunch of liars!” It will cast a shadow of doubt over ever accusation a person of color makes. It will contribute to future hate crimes because the credibility of the victim will come into question. None of these things are crimes that Smollett can be charged with and he may be totally innocent of any and all of the charges made against him by the Chicago Police. If, however, he is not innocent and he did stage the hate crime, then these unchargeable consequences are the real danger and the real crime that was committed.

From the book Black in America by The Prophet of Life

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Vivas Romanitcas! Reaches #5 in Spain!

On Wednesday, February 13th the book Vivas Romanitcas! Co-authored by The Prophet of Life and Mark Wilkins, Rose to #5 on The Free Charts in Spain.  Vivas Romanticas is the Spanish Language version of Romance Lives! Romance Lives is a very special collection of Romantic Love Poems The poems are arranged to follow the arc of a romance from its early, puppy love stages through its sweet seductions and the blissful wisdom of mature love. If you are searching for Romance in your love relationship or just want some joyful, insightful romantic reading this book is for you!. Both books are published by Loveforce International Publishing Company. You can find our books by typing Loveforce International Publishing into any Amazon Browser, anywhere in the world.

Free Book Giveaway of a best seller

Today, and today only, in honor of Black History month, Loveforce International Publishing is giving away free copies of Black in America by The Prophet of Life. Follow the link below and click the gold bar that says buy now because if you look above it, the price is free and you won’t be charged for it. You can download it to any device and it will work. DO NOT CLICK the read for free gold bar or you will be charged $125 to join Amazon Prime.

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Prophet of Life book high on Amazon Charts!

Loveforce International is proud to announce that our book

Black in America by The Prophet of Life

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Black in America is an exploration of racism in America through essays and poems. It spans from the beginnings of the civil rights movement through today, It includes powerful new poems”Why We Say Black Lives Matter”, “Baltimore”, “Requiem for Laquan” It takes a look at people who have been lightning rods for race relations in America and has some surprising insights into the people and events that have shaped race relations in America for the past 60 years. It is a powerful work that teaches as it entertains and allows the reader gain new insights.

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5 out of 5 stars!

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Powerful Poetry & Thought Provoking Prose

Although Black in America is not a very long book, it is powerful. Just a look at the “Look Inside” preview gives one a glimpse at the power of its poetry but its prose is equally powerful. It shines when it looks at the rash of armed white police officers shooting unarmed black men. Black In America is also full of unique insights like suggesting that the Trayvon Martin shooting be used, not as a platform for racial tension but as a bulwark to take on the “Stand Your Ground” law that enabled Travon’s death. The pictures Black In America paints with words are colorful & moving but are punctuated with the hard edge of reality. I enjoyed this book!

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As a person of color who actually went through the civil rights movement era, I can tell you this author has it dead on as far as depictions of the Civil Rights movement from the 1950’s to this present day. Racism is still here America. This book is a tonic for racism. It’s one of the best books on this subject I’ve read. It makes me proud to see the younger generation stepping up.

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A Halloween Special so good it’s scary!

Loveforce International’s Very Scary e-book Stories of The Supernatural Volume 1, both the English & Spanish versions, will be available FREE on Amazon Kindle, worldwide, from Sunday October 28th through Wednesday, October 31st. Ghosts, demonic creatures, and Death come to life in this collection of Short Stories will haunt and entertain you. Whether it’s the classic evil of A Lump of Coal or the whimsy of A Ghost in the House this collection of Short Stories and poems will haunt, thrill and entertain you. The e-book Stories of the Supernatural volume 2 and the Stories of the Supernatural paperback will also be available at their regular price.