Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Google Lead Designer: Republicans Will "Descend Into Flames" Of Hell

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Following the Senate vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Saturday, Google's lead designer consigned Republicans---he would probably include all conservatives---to "the flames" of Hell.

I mentioned this on our live radio program yesterday.

Reality check.

Now he has revised, as far Left progressives often do, what he really meant to say.

Be informed.

In an outburst of hate Saturday following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, Google's lead design guy David Hogue claimed Republicans will now "descend into the flames" of Hell, because they are "treasonous" and "evil."

He posted this on Twitter:

"You are finished, @GOP. You polished the final nail for your own coffins. FXXX, You. ALL. TO. HELL. I hope the last images burned into your slimy, evil, treasonous retinas are millions of women laughing and clapping and celebrating as your souls descend into the flames."

There was a major pushback from Christians and conservatives---and other decent people who are neither Christian or conservative.

He probably also got a call from the top at Google that went something like this: "You better reel that tweet in, or else...even though I totally agree with you."

He then quickly tweeted this:

⚜️ Dave Hogue ⚜️@DaveHogue

Yes, I deleted that tweet.
Yes, those opinions are mine personally, and I am responsible for them.
Yes, I should have been more eloquent and less condemning.
Yes, I still believe the @GOP is wrong and not serving your best interests.
Yes, I still believe we can do much better.

Sadly, most of us know that this high ranking Google leader really did mean what he said---as his non-apology confirms--- it also confirms that there really is a "cultural war" for the soul of our country.

The Internet companies and their social media platforms are not unbiased. They are very biased.

And they are committed to indoctrinating the same people they are making billions of dollars from. Their customers.

That would be you. And me.

Remember, this was not a low-level tech person at Google. Hogue is a supervisor who didn't think twice before posting such vile and hateful comments publicly.

Hogue is a top manager, with a Ph.D., who helps shape projects and influences the company's overall direction.

Hogue felt his feelings are so normal that clearly, he had no reservation about putting them out there. Only after the blowback did he even consider that they were not normal, and everyone doesn't share his beliefs.

This is another piece of evidence that the constant denials by the big social media companies and Internet platforms are simply not true.

You may remember former Google engineer, James Damore, was fired because he said he believed "men and women are different."

Remember the leaked video showing an internal meeting at Google shortly after the 2016 election of Donald Trump?

In the video that was secretly sent to Breitbart News, Google's top leadership is expressing deep sadness over the election of Trump and an obsessive dedication to influencing US politics going forward.

This is a link to the story and the video itself.

Breitbart listed key statements from the video. This is some of them:

  • Google co-founder Sergy Brin states that the weekly meeting is "probably not the most joyous we've had," and that "most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad."
  • Brin says he is "deeply offended" by the election of Trump, and the election "conflicts with many of [Google's] values."
  • Kent Walker, Senior VP for Global Affairs, says Trump is fueling fears, not only in the US but around the world, describing the Trump phenomenon as "a sign of tribalism that's self destructive in the long term, and he tells the crew, "history is on our side" and the "moral arc of history bends toward progress."

"Progress," of course, means leaving traditional values, and what Hillary called "old religious codes" behind.

These companies have become far Left intellectual echo chambers.

Some personal thoughts.

The very thought of "fighting" a culture war creates an inner struggle for some Christians. The first thing that comes to mind is arguing---or even fighting and yelling and bullying to make a point.

When dealing with the issues that are at the heart of the great moral divide in America, it's about more than ideas. It's about core beliefs.

There are several reasons why Christians don't take a stand in the culture.

  • Sometimes, Christians hesitate to take a stand in the culture because of their own imperfections. Sometimes they are battling with some of the same issues in their personal life---living together out of wedlock, homosexual relations, etc.
  • Some sit out the battle because of wrong theology---it goes like this: "The Bible teaches us not to judge, and to speak against someone's behavior is "judging."
  • Remember there is a massive difference between judging people's souls and evaluating their actions. And their agendas.
  • Some say they believe Christians should not be involved in any kind of battle but stay out of it all on principle.
  • Some stay out of the cultural battle because of their natural tendency to avoid conflict. The problem with that thinking is that it is virtually impossible to avoid conflict and still maintain integrity in our current culture.
  • Some fail to take a stand because they feel intimidated by the secular Left because they are not well informed.
  • And finally, the struggle against the efforts to undermine and remove traditional, biblical values from the culture sometimes seems overwhelming to an individual. "I'm only one person, what can I do?"

In their book, "A Practical Guide To Culture," John Stonestreet, with the Chuck Colson ministry "Break Point" and Brett Kunkle frame their book around this question: "What if it was never a war to win, but a calling to embrace?"

Regardless of what's going on in the culture, we are called to be there. Salt. Light. A witness. An advocate. That isn't what we do...it's who we are.

I constantly hear that evangelicals are "losing ground" with this generation---and there's a bit of satisfaction in the voice of the media and others as they faithfully report such things.

Listen; the Church is not collapsing in America.

In fact, evangelicals have one of the highest retention rates of their young of any Christian group.

Yes, kids (and adults) are leaving mainline Christian churches as they desperately thrash around revising Scripture, trying to turn same-sex marriage into some kind of a "great commission," teaching their congregants the tenets of tolerance, with a minor in social justice--- but it isn't working. Their pews are empty.

The work and ministry of Francis Schaeffer, Chuck Colson, David Noebel and Summit Ministries, where I sent my son three different summers, D. James Kennedy, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell and all the others have made a profound difference.

In the current toxic environment of our culture, remember this:

Christianity is personal---it's a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But it isn't private.

Every square inch of human existence belongs to Christ. "Go ye into all the world..." And it isn't optional.

The culture war is not a war to win, but one to embrace in the name of the Lord.

Be Faithful. Be Steadfast. Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.