Doctor My Heart, Part 3

She was buzzing about trying to get everything packed for her trip to D.C. She already shipped everything ahead so it should be there by the time she landed. Adonis would be picking her from the airport. He was going to GW (or George Washington University for you laymen) as a….wait for it….political science student.  The boy who had hated politics all his life was now following his mother’s footsteps and becoming a political scientist. He also had an apartment off campus and his mother would be staying there until she found her own place. Desiree was proud. As she was getting everything

As she was getting everything ready, the phone rang. She wondered who could be calling her now. She didn’t recognize the number but answered it anyway.

“Hello,” she said most curiously.

“Are you ready?” the voice asked her.

“Dr. Kashani, is that you?”

“Who else would it be?”

MercedesDr. Kashani explained to her that he was right outside and wanted to take her to the airport. He didn’t want their last good-bye to be at a hospital. His mind went back to her graduation from UCLA. As he walking towards to the point she needed to check in, in order to walk in, he had a desire just to take her hand. Of course, that would’ve been extremely inappropriate on so many counts so he did not.

luggageDesiree came out with about four pieces of luggage. Dr. Kashani took them and put them in his trunk. She then gave him a big hug and softly whispered in his ear, “I love you and I always will.” Without missing a beat he whispered back, “Right back at you.” That was as close as he could come to telling her, I love you too.  They both got into the car.

As the car drove down the street, Desiree started to cry. She had lived there for over 20 years and now she was leaving it for good. Dr. Kashani took her hand and held it. “It is going to be okay. You are going to to do great things in D.C.” Well, that is what I am hoping anyway.”  she responded. She had dreamed about holding his hand like this ever since he was walking her down that alley of sorts, to check in for her graduation. Everything in her wanted to just to reach out and take it but as much as it hurt not to, she knew it would hurt more if she did. So she left well enough alone.

She wasn’t going to let go of his hand this time. She had wished for this moment forever, she wasn’t going to just let it end. As Dr. Kashani drove, Desiree noticed he had a look of sadness on his face. As sorry as he was to see her go, she knew that was not what he was upset about. So she asked him what was wrong?

“I know I can trust you but no one knows about this, not even my family. So I need you not to say anything.”

“I promise. Doctor-patient confidentiality works both ways.”

He chuckled, “Thank you. I just hired a full-time nurse to take care of my wife. My wife has stage four breast cancer. The doctors say she has 6 months to a year to live.”

“I am so sorry….I don’t know what to call you anymore.” she said distressed at his declaration. This seemed too personal to be a Dr. Kashani moment, but she wasn’t sure she could call him Cameron either.

“You know my name, it’s Cameron. It’s okay if you call me Cameron. It’s always been okay.”

breast cancer billboard“Okay, I am so sorry Cameron. I wish there was something that I could do.” Just then she realized she was doing something. This was not a flirtatious hand holding, this was a hanging on for dear life hand holding. His grip got tighter when she said the words, “Stage four breast cancer.” Cameron was falling apart and Desiree was the only person besides his wife he could do that with, but he couldn’t do with his wife now. She needed him to be strong but Desiree, he could be weak with her, he had seen her weakness. So it was okay to reveal his to her.

“Pull over the car, please, Cameron.” she said gently but firmly.  He did so. She then told him to get out of the car for just a second. The stood on a curb and she took his face in her hands. “When Adonis was about a year old, I took on him on a walk, and he held my face in his hands just like this. It was as if he could see right through me. I am going to try to give you the look he gave me that day. Because I want you to know how much I mean this. You are not in this alone. If everyone else turns away, you will always have me. One call and I am on a plane out here. Do you understand? No questions, no judgments, just me on a plane.”

“I understand.”

“Okay, now give me a hug. I am going to do everything possible to get  you through this.”

Tears fell from his eyes as he hugged her. When they finally pulled back from each other, she wiped his tears away. “You never have to be strong around me, you can use my strength until you get yours back.” He hugged her even tighter this time as if she was an anchor and if he let go he would start crumbling and never stop. She didn’t pull back at any time, he was going to have to be the one to let go. She didn’t want him to feel like she didn’t care. He finally let go.

“I am sorry, I didn’t mean to act like such a baby. It is just that I feel like I am losing my two best ladies. Sounds sappy I know.”

“You listen here Cameron Kashani, don’t you ever talk about my doctor like that. He is the strongest person I know, got it?”

“Got it. I love you,” he told her. He didn’t mean to say that, it just came out. However, he spoke those last three words with desperation more than a sense of romance.

“Thank you. It is nice to finally hear that. And you know I love you too. As for losing both your best girls, one is not going anywhere. And for the great love of your life, well God loves her too. He misses her and wants her to come back home. Things like this happen when you marry an angel.”

Cameron smiled a bit. He took her hand and held it for a moment. They then got back into the car and drove to the airport. And though he wanted her to stay, he didn’t ask. He wanted her to achieve her dreams, not live through his nightmare. He took her hand one last time and said, “We are both going to be okay.”

“Yes, we will. That’s a promise.”

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Jan Broberg: Stolen Innocence and Beyond

Adonai, me, Paul and JanJan Broberg has been a personal friend of mine for years but even I didn’t know the trauma she had experienced as a young girl. Jan was always a source of light, someone who always had a smile on her face and an uplifting spirit. Yet her tale of abuse by a family friend who would kidnap her and transport her to Mexico meanwhile brainwashing her to believe that she responsible for saving an alien world by having a child with her kidnapper.  If she did not, she Jan_Brobergwas told she was she would immediately be vaporized.

Jan has shown a tremendous capacity to reach out to others. For years she has been speaking about her experience. She has been featured on ABC News, NBC News,  and other outlets discussing her tale of horror. Jan has not allowed what happened to her from following her dream. She has appeared on Criminal Minds (with my beloved Shemar Moore..sigh), starred on WB’s Everwood as Nurse Louise and was in Maniac with Elijah Wood.

She has a grown son and when not working on her documentary resides in Southern California. A lot of people don’t get an opportunity to interview such extraordinary people in their lifetime. I have an opportunity to interview two remarkable people, Sylvia Aimerito, and Jan Broberg. Here is Jan’s story according to her:

  1. Give our readers just a little background on your book and documentary both entitled: Stolen Innocence.

Stolen Innocence , the Jan Broberg Story, is about my childhood experience from age 10 to 16 when I was kidnapped, repeatedly raped and severely manipulated through brain- washing techniques by a trusted family “friend” and father of 5.  He moved into our neighborhood and took his time becoming a greatly loved newcomer.  He was charismatic, helpful, fun and unbeknownst to anyone a pedophile with maniacal intentions.  He spent two years becoming our best “friend”, grooming me, my family, our church congregation and the business community to completely trust him.   The book and documentary tell this story and reveal the subtle manipulations that lead to my disappearance not one but twice.  A four-year ordeal and beyond. This man found and taunted me throughout my early adult life and in recent years came to a University conference, with a gun, where I was speaking about my experience to a large group of women and their daughters.  He was apprehended and killed himself two years later.  We found out that at least 6 other little girls were harmed by him as well, both before and after my kidnappings. He spent one year in Jail convicted of rape of a child in Salt Lake City ten years after my second kidnapping.  He spent 19 days in jail and a short time in a mental institution for what he did to me.  He went on to molest a number of other pre-pubescent girls including his step-daughters who ran away because their mother would not believe them. We hope telling my story will spare other families and children from the terrorists living next door- we call them pedophiles- and most of the time they are people that we know love and trust!  Our film will help people see the subtle manipulations that trick children, parents, communities and congregations. No one is immune.

2.  Your mother is the one who actually authored Stolen Innocence, but of course, you were heavily involved in it. Whose idea was it to write the book and why?

 I asked my mother to write a history of what was happening at home while I was missing, a timeline of events as things were so jumbled in my mind.  I was severely drugged and had wanted to find clarity with how the events unfolded.  After I asked her to do this she and I started talking and she started writing.  Mom was always a natural writer.  She wrote poems and stories for us, her three little girls, and put together pageants and short plays for the community and church.  She also wanted to write the story as a family history and to clear her own heart and mind.  There were many things she needed healing from and writing was her oasis!

3.  Did you ever feel like you should keep this to yourself and what made you decide to share your story with others?

I didn’t want to talk about it for a long time.  I told the story to my sister and best friend when I first realized it was all a lie, the mind control, but after that I found I didn’t want to talk about the rape and the gory “icky” details, it was too hard at 16 –but later on, in my early 20’s, I started to share more of the details with my parents and others.  Then after getting married I realized that I wanted to help others avoid the nightmare, also realizing that we are so far off base talking about ‘stranger danger’… it’s almost always someone you know and love — this is why I need to get this story out to the masses and start a new conversation around child sex abuse and abduction.  We are missing the boat! Then in my early 40’s a dear friend who knew my story asked me and my mother to come to a big conference for educators and tell what had happened. It was during that experience that we met Charles Gil, a renowned superior court Judge, who had dealt with child abuse issues as an attorney and then as a judge. He encouraged us to share the story and publish a book so others could learn from our mistakes!

4.  How has the book and the film aided in your recovering from this trauma?

 I honestly believe that sharing your story is the first step to healing!  You cannot heal with a lethal secret destroying you from the inside out!  Talking about what happened is cathartic and it begins to unravel the many areas where you have been stopped or unable to live a full happy life.  You are also able to take on responsibility for what happened and that is freeing as well.  You no longer live as a victim but can move from that prison to the wonderful world of advocacy.  Life begins to be something so beautiful and worth living, especially if you are helping others! There is something magical that happens when people share their stories and know that they are not alone!

5.  Why a documentary as opposed to big budget film?

The world is hungry for true stories about real people and we thought that a documentary would get the important aspects of our story out to people who may be struggling with a traumatic experience themselves.  We also know that Hollywood tends to sensationalize stories like mine and sometimes that can be a disservice because we were a normal family that loved people, trusted our neighbors and wanted the things that most families want.  Our documentary will show the subtle signs that my parents missed, how manipulation happens to regular good people and hopefully it will be honest enough that a person watching may suddenly realize that someone in their inner circle is slowly leading them down a path of great destruction, pulling the wool over their eyes.  I hope that a documentary like mine will pull people’s heads out of the sand, help them see their own mistakes, and ultimately prevent this sort of thing from happening to the children they love.  Over a million cases of child rape were opened last year in the USA.  There are over 100,000 children who are being sold for sex in our country, some of them living in wonderful homes but the parents do not know! We hope this will help them see!  I’m hoping for a big budget film and series to come next!!

6.  Does it ever get easier sharing your story with others and how have others reacted     when they find out about this part of your past?

Yes, it does get easier.  I have felt such tremendous support from my wonderful parents, sisters, son, friends, X-husbands (seriously) and step-daughters that honestly I could not have made it without each one of them!  I also feel that as the healing happens, and it can happen, the ability to tell the story and share it honestly is a blessing for me and for those I touch.  I do sometimes get exhausted!  It takes it out of me… most people become my friends before they ever know about this so when they find out they are usually pretty amazed.  They mostly ask “why aren’t you in a mental institution”??!!  I answer by saying that I had ten perfect childhood years before this happened, wonderful parents, a basis of faith and some good counseling as well as self-help books and courses like the LandMark Forum along the way!

7. Part of your story includes brainwashing, what are some common misconceptions people have about brainwashing and what do you do to correct those misconceptions?

Most people think it is like the movies, torture, isolation, bright lights, etc.  That it is something that only happens to people who are weak, susceptible or lack intelligence.  There is nothing farther from the truth.  Very intelligent people can be manipulated, brainwashed, and the tactics are subtle, slow, and found across all races, socio-economic levels, ages, genders and belief systems.  It is as simple as someone making a threat to harm a loved one, and that keeps the person quiet.  It is sales tactics in a lot of ways.  Ever buy a vacuum or a timeshare and had buyers remorse?  Ever got entangled with someone emotionally because they make you feel good and compliment you perfectly?  Ever kept a secret because you thought you would get in trouble or someone would be hurt or punished?  Ever stayed in a bad relationship because you thought you were not worthy of something better or that you couldn’t do it alone?  Ever let someone get too close because you thought you would hurt their feelings? Ever go too far on a date because of pressure or fear of saying no? Ever been shamed into not telling as if you were the bad one when you really were the victim? Ever been rewarded for doing something that you knew was wrong?  These are simple examples of how perpetrators begin to capture and control you.  These are the basis of brainwashing and manipulation.  It is slow, subtle, charming, often exciting and ultimately lethal.

8. The kidnapper was a Latter Day Saint like you were then and are now. Did that fact affect your relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and in what way?

First, I am so grateful that I had a strong base of faith.  It was one major reason that I did not kill myself at age 16.  I knew in my heart that God loved me and that Jesus Christ was my brother.  I grew up believing in a long-term eternal view of things, believing that this earthly life was only for a small amount of time. I thought that we would live forever, eternally with our families and loved ones.  I truly believed those things as a child and I still do today.  I have gone through my ups and downs with God and yet I always circle back around to the love that I feel He has for me in every aspect of my life and the lives of every human being on this planet –no matter what you believe. I have always felt that and know that we are on an eternal learning curve. I question many things but not the LOVE OF GOD… I think this is what I am supposed to figure out on this earth.  How to love God, ourselves and others!  Every experience I have had has helped me learn and grow and hopefully help others, as well!  This horrific experience was survived because I had hope and faith and believed in charity and love and family and goodness at the end of the day.

9. What are your plans for the future?

A series based on my story and a very busy schedule filming as I want to play my mother! A lot of speaking engagements around the globe and perhaps a talk show that features youth and kids as well as adults… get kids talking to kids in their own language

10. Do you have any closing thoughts for our audience?

Be very very wise and don’t be afraid to see what is there to see!  Most people know on a gut level when something is wrong or off.  LISTEN!!!  Then know what to do!!  You need to keep a record, do NOT approach the person you suspect, get the authorities involved, file a report, press charges, educate your children!  Love them, teach them, give them guidelines and keep them from being afraid — oh, and eat dinner together!  Talk, talk, talk, and listen, listen, listen!  My parents did this those first 10 years, this is the base that I would eventually come back to!  It is what saved me ultimately, pure love, and lots of hope in the healing and helping the process!  Living a life that is lead with love- not hate, hope- not despair!  Remember that it is almost always someone you know, love and trust so you must see what you do not want to see!

My Apologies to Civil Rights Heroes

Dear Martin, Medgar, and Rosa,

Let me offer my utmost apologies for the current “civil rights” movement that has overtaken our country. These people are not you. They are not even Malcolm X who had his own issues with White people but later learned to work with them. These people are thugs. Martin, you spent time in jail but you were trying to correct laws that punished you simply for being Black. Rosa, you were taken off the bus for not giving up your seat to a White man but  there is more to you than tired feet. You were working for the NAACP  and trying to get justice for rape cases long before your feet became iconic for their refusal not to be moved. Medgar, you were just straight up killed for trying to bring justice to people everywhere.

The difference between you and Black Lives Matter today is that you were fighting for all people. Martin, you wanted your four children to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. However, a man named Obama changed that. He thinks Blacks should not be held accountable for their own action. People talk about microaggression and other liberal, nonsensical words. They talk about a war on women but ignore that Black babies are being aborted to the tune of 60 percent. So every three out of five pregnancies end in abortion for the Black woman. They don’t have time to remember the Tamiah Russells, the Deanna Bells and the Belinda Byrds of the world. They are just dead black girls and women and don’t figure into the Left’s war on women. The destruction of our race is a choice!

Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about the genocide is abortion. They just care about defending criminals. These are not men who were seen looking at a White woman and labeled with the utterly ridiculous “eye rape” charge. Even back then everything was about rape with these people. No,these are actual criminals who have harmed people. These are robbers, armed and otherwise, these are people who kill cops, people who gun down their neighbors, and instead of standing for the victims, they stand for the those who wish to destroy them. These are not children of God, this is Satan’s children. I don’t say that flippantly but with immense sadness. If you watch Empire (which I confess is a guilty pleasure of mine) you will see a father who simply despises God and when his son is baptized into the church he ends up resenting his son for choosing God over him. While that may only be a show, it also reflects what is going on in the Black household. God is being pushed out for mammon. Black Lives Matter doesn’t use the church to change the world as you did. They despise the church and all earthly morals.

You will be happy to know Martin that your niece, Alveda King carries on your dream the way you did. She does it with respect, honor and peacefully calling to attention the plight that is abortion. Abortion has wiped out 3 of 5 members of our community and Alveda lets people know the truth about the reality that is abortion. She is a tribute to your legacy, Martin. I know when you look down upon her life, you must be proud of what she has become and she has achieved in her own right. So while I apologize for the Black Lives Matter movement, I don’t apologize for the Alveda Kings of the world, they are doing things the right way, the moral way, the godly way.

 

 

 

 

Doctor My Heart Part 2

She stood at the altar all dressed in white, the white gown beautifully contrasting her chocolate skin. He stood beside her, his white tuxedo made him seem almost angelic. They turned and looked at each other. His gaze penetrated her soul. She seemed almost unable to breathe. He took her hands and gently pulled her close to him. She was almost touching his body. Their gaze didn’t break, it was held in place by the love that exuded from them.

She turned for only a moment. She heard the minister begin to speak. It was Jesus! No, it couldn’t be Jesus, it had to be someone who just looked like Jesus. As she continued to hear him speak, she was certain it was Jesus and not his look-alike. Jesus was marrying them. Maybe it was a dream. It didn’t feel like a dream. It felt real. She could feel his soft and gentle hands on hers.

“So are you ready?” Dr. Kashani asked.

“Ready for what?” Desiree asked very nervously.

“To marry me, silly. Jesus, our Lord and Saviour has consented to marry us.”

“But you are Jewish. You don’t believe he is our Lord and Saviour.”

“I didn’t down there on Earth, that is true. But this is Heaven and only an idiot wouldn’t believe.He is who has always said he is. I believe. So are you ready?”

“But your wife, you had a wife down there.”

“I did. Now she is married to someone else up here. Her true love. And I am about to marry my true love if she will finally consent.”

“Of course, I will marry you. I just wanted to make sure I could.”

“The fact that Jesus is marrying us should be a clue, it was okay. But I understand.” Dr. Kashani said as he laughed.

They embraced and she just wanted to hold him for all time and eternity. Then she remembered she was marrying her true love in heaven, she would be able to hold him for all time and eternity. Before either of them could let go a strong gust of wind began to pull them apart. For the first time since she had known Dr. Kashani she referred to him his first name, screaming it with all the ferocity of an angry lion, she hollered, “CAMERON!!!!

“DESIREE!!!!!! HOLD ON!!!!! DON’T LET GO!!!!” Dr. Kashani yelled. He couldn’t lose her now. They just had found each other again. He had spent his whole life keeping his feelings about Desiree at bay. Now for once, he was able to be free with how much he loved this woman. The wind was too strong and they couldn’t hold on to each other.

CAAAAAAAAAAA MMMMMMMMMMERRRRROOOOOONNNNNNNN!!!!”Desiree yelled as her hands slipped away.

Just then she began writhing in her bed. Dr. Kashani wasn’t sure that she wasn’t having a seizure. She then let out a piercing howl, “CAAAAAAAMMMMMMERRRRROOOOONNNNN! Come back to me Cameron!” Her eyes immediately opened. Dr. Kashani was right beside her. He hadn’t left her side since she went into a coma a week ago after hearing about her brother. He began talking to her, “I am right here, Desiree. It is going to be okay. Let me go get the doctor.”

“No!!!!” she told him, still in a daze from the day. She then took him and kissed him. It took a second or two but he pushed her away.

“What was that?”

“Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. Where am I?” she asked. She was very embarrassed  by the kiss.

“You are in the hospital. You have been in a coma since hearing about your brother.”

“How is he????? Please tell me he is okay. I can’t lose my other brother. I just can’t!”

“He is fine. Lorraine is there with him. We made a deal she would keep an eye on him and I would keep an eye on you. He is getting released today. So what was that kiss for?”

“I’m sorry. I guess I was dreaming. We were in heaven and we were about to get married. Then I got pulled away from you. We were screaming for each other and trying to hold on. I guess when I saw you, I thought you were Cameron, not Dr. Kashani.”

“What does that mean?” he asked her.

“I mean up in heaven you were my true love, Cameron. Down here you are my married doctor. I just got the perfect fantasy of you mixed up with the reality. Please forgive me.”

“I forgive you. Of course, you know that can never happen again.”

“I know. I am sorry. Please don’t tell your wife what a fool I was.”

“It will be our secret,” he told her. He then leaned over and hugged her. As he hugged her he thought to himself, ‘maybe one day that fantasy will be the reality. I can never tell you this Desiree, but I do love you.’                                                                                                                                            

As he pulled away, sadness overtook him. Now that she was okay she would be going to D.C. He was going to lose her anyway. He had spent more time with her here,  while she was in a coma, then even at home this past week. He bent down and kissed her on the forehead.

“Since you gave me a kiss, I figured I would give you one. Now we are even. Let me go get the doctor.”

Desiree just smiled as he left the room.

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Will Brexit Get US out of the UN?

Since the Brits left the European Union on June 23rd of this year, there has been a buzz in political circles around the world. What will this mean in terms of the global economy, trade and what will Britain’s independence from the European Union mean to the Brits at home in terms of self-government? This has propelled many Americans to come up Amexit concept  as result. Americans, while having their sovereignty, still feel they are don’t truly have it because the elected officials do not truly represent their interest but that of special interest groups.

However,  Amexit is not the same for all people. Some see it as a call to succession but succession is not that easy to pull off. It has only happened once in our country’s history and even then it didn’t quite take. In reviewing the Constitution, I saw nothing that strictly forbade succession from the Union though there were parameters for the entrance of a new state. However,  Washington is not the only entity that controls us. There is also the UN and there is even a stronger movement for us to leave the UN. It has been going on for years but Brexit has brought it light once more.

In the wake of the wonderful decision by the people of the United Kingdom to #Brexit, some conservatives in Congress have decided to seize the moment and push for an #Amexit (American Exit) from the United Nations! It’s an idea that conservatives have long supported and may now grab the national imagination, as Americans seek new ways to disconnect themselves from the corrupt establishment that runs our political world. Amexit

There was actually an Act that was introduced last year called the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015. The main sponsor was Mike Rogers from Alabama and it totally removes the United States from participating in the United Nations in any fashion. One thing that was particularly interesting that you may not initially think about when it comes to the United Nations is that it would remove any diplomatic immunity from those visiting our country.

Diplomatic immunity

No officer or employee of the United Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations) or any representative, officer, or employee of any mission to the United Nations of any foreign government shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges and immunities of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, nor may any such privileges and immunities be extended to any such individual. Govtrack

It also applies to “families, suites, or servants of such officers or employees.” (ibid) So if some sicko comes over there with some diplomatic assembly and ends up raping someone, he will be held accountable for his crimes. With the recent Hillary debacle, where the FBI refused to press charges against Hillary for deleting 30,000 emails that contained classified information, we don’t need more officials getting away with breaking the law.

If there is any time that is perfect for this bill to passed it is not. With Brexit people are realizing they need to take their countries back, their sovereignty back and though this bill was drawn up long before Brexit occurred, it does give a certain amount of revitalization that it didn’t have before. The birth of America was born on reclaiming sovereignty. So if anyone can pull this off, it is the American people. It is time, we removed ourselves from the United Nations. The United Nations has become an organization of corruption and greed.

United NationsWe have seen the Oil for Food scandal, rape squads in the Congo and terrorist nations who are a part of the organization. By our continuing support, we are saying we agree with the UN’s performance and give credence to these rogue nations as legitimate states. Just like we left the League of Nations, it is now time we also leave his successor, the United Nations. It has become an abomination to international affairs and it is also time we take some of our power back. This bill would remove us completely and totally from the United Nations, even denying any remittance to its headquarters in New York.

HR 1205 may have some true fighting power. More and more people are fed up with bureaucrats, especially those without any allegiance to our land, having the power to rule over us. Conservatives have always backed getting out of the UN for years but even those on the other side of the fence are starting to see the more we continue to ignore the corruption in all areas of public policy, the worse things get for the average American.

In a radio interview with host Vince Coakley, Representative Massie noted that the bill was not a response to Brexit, as the latest iteration of the bill was actually introduced in Congress last year. But now is a good time to move it forward. “Who would be crazy enough to stay in the United Nations and pay the majority of their funding while it’s attended by Third World dictators who are writing rules and regulations that are supposed to bind our country? After Brexit

For those who think we need to be part of the UN because it aids us in helping those who may need our assistance do not understand Americans. If there is one thing Americans are great at, it  is helping those in need. Even if we leave the United Nations that will not stop. We still have NGOs that will assist Americans in helping those outside of our borders. We don’t need a corrupt organization to help us act nobly. We are Americans, we have proven we can do it on our own.

 

Conversing with God

cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-img_20120122_1323411.jpgThis conversation started yesterday on Facebook but the post ended up getting lost. However, the Spirit told me that conversation needed to be shared not just as a random post but as something more. My conversations are my prayers and they deal with a variety of issues but this conversation dealt with God himself. He definitely had some things to say so we will restore that conversation so people will have the opportunity to learn a thing or two about our amazing Heavenly Father.

Me: God, I hope I haven’t talked too much to you in the last few days.

God: Dena, how is that even a thing? You can never talk to me too much. I love hearing from all my children.

Me:Good because I like talking to you too. Except this time I want to talk about you.

God: Not a problem. Go ahead.

Me: Tell me, what is the best part of being you?

prayerGod: People like you. People who truly worship me. And not in that “He is Heavenly Father so I must fall to my knees or I will get punished” kind of way. But people who serve their fellow man because they have felt My presence in their life and they want to share that with others. Having that connection to them, that is the most amazing part. You know what I am talking about, we have that connection. It is just as indescribable to me as it is to you.

Me: What is the most difficult part of being you?

God: The hatred. The hatred of me, my commandments, my Son, my gospel but most of all the hatred you guys have for one another. To sit there and watch as you guys destroy each other does more than just make me angry, it hurts me to my very core. Of course, to see my Son vilified the way He has also hurt deeply. He gave up everything for you guys and yet His name is constantly drug through the mud. The hate on this planet is almost tangible. You can almost reach out your hand and touch it. It is the most difficult part because most of the time there is no reason for the hate, it is just there.

Me: I agree the hate on this planet is overwhelming. But you mentioned Jesus, so let’s talk about him. You said it is difficult to see how vilified he has become. It must’ve been extremely difficult to watch him die. What was that like for you?

Jesus StatueGod: It was the most unbearable thing I have ever had to go through. People think because I am omniscient that somehow that means I am devoid of feeling or getting lost in a single moment. That is not the case, just because I know what is to come doesn’t mean I don’t have the capacity to feel pain about an event that is presently occurring. When Jesus died, the world went black because that is how I felt, black and empty. Watching my son be beaten, tortured and crucified didn’t hurt less because I knew in three days he would be resurrected. When He was going through that, in my heart and mind, those three days were lightyears away, there was just him hanging on a cross. When he did resurrect, there was so much joy. Then I knew everything was alright and when He ascended to Heaven, well that was more than happiness, joy or peace. It was completeness. My son was Home.

Me: Being that the Plan of Salvation called for the death of your Son, why give us Christ? Why not just let us die in our sins?

God: I didn’t give you Christ. Jesus or rather Yeshua, loved his brothers and sisters so much that He decided to sacrifice himself for you. The Plan of Salvation was His plan, not mine. I didn’t want my son to die. I didn’t want any of my children to die. But I could not refuse his act of honor and love. I knew it had to be His way. His way allowed all of you to make a decision to follow Christ or not and in doing so finding your way back to me. However,  it was the “or not” part that worried me. That meant I could potentially lose some of my children. I didn’t want that. I loved all of you, but I also knew I couldn’t force you to come back home. That would make you my slaves and not my children. The thought that some of you would turn from me broke my heart, but I had to allow you the choice and risk losing you altogether.

Me: I am a mother, I get it. It is not always easy to do the right thing for your children. Thank you for sharing this with us, do you think it will change how people see you?

God: Truthfully, no. People who see me as this cold, unfeeling entity will still see me that. People who see me as this mean, scary God they are forced to worship will still see me that way. People, like you, who are open to the idea that I am not what the world paints of me, well they won’t be surprised. The Bible is my Word. I gave that to you so you would have a clearer understanding of who I was. It was my guidebook to this life. And it was to help forge a connection between us. It is a necessary and vital part of understanding me but it is not the only part of me. And it is not completely me.

Me: Do you ever wish you could stop being God? I know for human beings, when things get too rough, we have you to go to. We can wish ourselves to Heaven and imagine a better world with you. But what do you? Where do you go?

God: Even if I could stop being God, I don’t know how to do it. So now I don’t wish I could stop. That would mean leaving all you and I love all of you to much to leave. As for where I go, just wherever I want to. If Heaven is not where I want to be, there are infinitesimal other worlds I can go to. In fact, Heaven is not exactly one place, it is wherever I am. I can always hear you guys, I can always answer your prayers no matter where I am.

Me: One last question. Since my whole world revolves around politics, I want to know. Are you political?

God: If you mean am I Republican or Democrat? No. I don’t limit myself by such insignificant titles. However, if you mean do I have a say in what I think is good for all my children, even in terms of public policy, then yes. And you can find those answers in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, etc. I don’t hide what I think needs to be done to have a good, happy and fulfilled life. For instance, do children need a mother and a father? Yes. Do children always have a mother and a father? No, but you don’t smash the ideal simply because not everyone has it. Do I care about marriage? Yes. I set it up so man and woman would be equal partners in the creation of the world. Should anyone be able to marry anyone? No, I gave you parameters for a reason to say they are not important will be your downfall. Does sin still exist? Yes. Should it be glorified and held up as normal? No. If you want more answers than that, read your Scriptures.

Me: Thank you for answering these questions. I love you, God.

God: I love you too, Dena and thank you for taking time to learn about me. I love it.

 

 

 

Heterosexual Pride Day: What Is It?

Yesterday  ended Gay Pride Month, or is LGBT Pride Month, truthfully I could not tell you. But whatever it is called, it started with Clinton and has been recognized by every President since, even George W. Bush. It is a way to recognize all the great thing this community has done. However, whatever great things they may have done they did not accomplish because they slept with the same sex, if sleeping with people was all it took to achieve greatness then every prostitute alive is the greatest person who ever lived!

Gay prideYet on Twitter and other social media outlets, #Heterosexual Pride Day hashtags started making the rounds. Infuriating those who were gay. Especially since Orlando has just taken place earlier in the month many saw it as a slap in the face. However, the tweet picked up speed across the internet as these things do. Gays say that straights are not discriminated against. That is not true. Everyone is discriminated against at some point in their life. According to the FBI Hate Crimes Report race is the most predominant factor when it comes hate crimes, not sexual orientation as gays would like you to believe.

Among single-bias hate crime incidents in 2014, there were 3,227 victims of racially motivated hate crime. • 62.7 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Black or African American bias.  So that is 2023.3 Blacks that had hate crimes committed against them.

Of the 1,248 victims targeted due to sexual-orientation bias: • 56.3 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-gay (male) bias. The total figures show you are three times less to be victimized for being gay than being Black. The grand total for gays is 702.6. FBI

As Camilla Paglia pointed out: Shrilly self-interested and doctrinaire, gay activism is completely lacking in philosophical perspective. Its sorrow became the only sorrow, its disease the only disease.”

And  while straight bashing may not be to the degree that gay bashing is, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen at all.  Of the 1,248 victims targeted due to sexual-orientation bias: • 1.5  percent were victims of anti-heterosexual bias. Gays may have angered at the thought of straights taking away their day and thought the whole thing to be ridiculous but the whole premise of taking pride of who you sleep is ridiculous to us as well. And if it the whole idea of pride is the right to exist without prosecution is the true cause, well that is a lot more sensible, but if that is the case they have a funny way of showing it.

 

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The majority of news outlets that highlight the stories of  gays being thrown off the roof in Muslim countries it has been on conservative ones, not liberal ones.

 

The photos show the victim, who is believed to be in his twenties, abruptly launched off of the building face first to his death.

There are at least six documented cases of similar incidents, where men ISIS accused of being gay have been thrown off of a tall building as punishment.

In January and February, men accused of being homosexuals were thrown off of a building to large crowds below. On both occasions, the men survived the fall but were then stoned to death by the mobs on the streets.
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So how is it they care about persecution when they refuse to talk about these things? When Orlando happened, there were people blaming Christians and not the Muslim who killed the 49 people? How is that fighting persecution? That seems like cowardice to me. It is much easier to fight Heterosexual Pride Day because that takes no real effort or courage to do so. It is just a tweet, nothing more. It takes a lot more heart to stand up to ISIS and countries that literally say gays have no right to exist and then make good on that threat.

No one deserves persecution, not gays, not anyone. But if gay pride is really about your right to exist without persecution then it time to show it. It is time to stop worrying about silly tweets like Heterosexual Pride Day or Christian bakers that don’t want to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings and start worry about your brothers and sisters that are being killed every day, a half a world away. It is time to admit you are not “oppressed” here, whatever troubles you think you have here are in no way comparable to the true persecution your gay brothers and sisters have in places like Raqqa. In America, you do have a right to exist without persecution and one Heterosexual Pride tweet doesn’t change that truth.