Monday, April 12, 2010

Death Threats: A New Art Form Using Prayer

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The practice of making death threats toward elected officials with whom you disagree has become an art form.

During seven years as New Jersey's US Attorney he received only two death threats.

CBS is reporting that "both of them came from the bloods and the crypts." CBS says, "It took only three months as Governor for an adversary to wish him 6 feet under."

The "wish" was directed at conservative Governor Christie, from Joseph Coppola, president of Bergen County's 17,000 member Teachers Union.

You may be stunned at how he chose to make his threat.

Coppola sent out his email message to 17,000 teachers, which immediately became public in the form of a prayer.

"Dear Lord, this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know Gov. Christie is my favorite Governor."

CBS reports, "Bergen County residents were stunned."

After the idea was out into the public, Gov. Christie got a swift apology with Coppola saying, "It was a joke."


A few things we can take away from this:

*This body of people are teachers. He was teaching a very, very improper view of God. Count the ways. If he doesn't believe in God, he should leave Him out of his antics, if he does believe in Him, he needs instruction on who God really is.

*Those kinds of jokes are more "funny" when coming from a liberal progressive directed at a conservative elected official. Imagine the reaction if this was reversed.

*This came from a man who was chosen to represent 17,000 teachers who are teaching children in a classroom environment they control for four to six hours every week day. Do the teachers agree with him or are they challenged in choosing leaders?

*It is always funnier or more "not creditable" for progressives, when someone else's life is threatened. Especially someone on the other side of the issue.

*Coppola's act was extremely self centered. He acted publicly out of his own personal hate, with the authority the teachers have given him, obliviously not concerning himself with whether all those he represented agreed with his comments. His concern seems to be focused on his own cleverness. Perhaps he should represent the NEA. That is often their MO.

So, what caused all this?

New Jersey is upside down financially. Much like Washington State---and others.

Gov. Christie wants the teachers to give up a 4% raise they are supposed to get and make a bigger contribution to their health care costs to help get the state back on solid financial footings.

So we ask God to "take" this man away from us by death. Plant the thought in the public's mind, laugh, apologize and move on.


God help us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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