Donald Trump, Jr: You’ve got to be kidding me…

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The leftists all have a renewed sense of outrage when it was discovered that Donald Trump, Jr, met with a lawyer who had ties to the Russian government under the guise that she had information that could help the Trump campaign.

Of course, her ties were unbeknownst to Trump, Jr and Rob Goldstone, the man who facilitated the meeting.  And equally so, she was someone looking to gain an audience to push another agenda.

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Well, what did you expect the Pope to say?

Pope FrancisThe Pope released an apostolic exhortation reaffirming the Church’s beliefs regarding traditional marriage between a man and a woman while simultaneously loosening the restrictions for divorced couples.   He also called for more acceptance of gays and transgendered individuals believing that we must show more mercy and acceptance and not be so judgmental.

While I’m not surprised the Pope has decided to focus more on inclusion of all people within the Catholic faith regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, I can’t say that I’m shocked that the Pope would upend over two-thousand years of Church doctrine when it comes to marriage and sexual orientation.

The Pope has obviously been trying to help the LGBT community gain acceptance since he was chosen to the high office.  However, his personal views on acceptance have never given rise for anyone to think that he might make radical changes to Church teachings and beliefs.  It would literally require re-education of hundreds of thousands of cardinals, bishops, priests, nuns – and many others who subscribe to the orthodoxy – certainly a feat that could not be accomplished within a few generations.

It has been interesting to watch social media commenters from the LGBT community express frustration that the Pope is, essentially, just mere words that lack meaningful actions.  Society has always changed faster than the Church, and the Church will always struggle on how best to get its message across to all members while plodding slowly. Yet, despite this crawl towards wholly accepting values of the LGBT community, the Christian tenets of compassion and acceptance towards the gay community are growing.

It’s hard to imagine that the Church will ever change its position on gay marriage in anyone’s lifetime.  At least the Pope is trying to bring acceptance within the community; Islam considers being gay or transgender punishable by death under Sharia Law.  And the Muslim community is slower at adopting change.

 

So Donald Trump is afraid of Megyn Kelly..

Dear Mr. Trump,

The last time you faced Megyn Kelly, you were a little perturbed at her questioning of you under the category of electability.  In responding to her question about your choice of words when you feud with others, especially women, you took umbrage and directed a few shots back.

While you have gained some sympathy for being targeted unfairly, you seem to have not only decided you don’t want to face her again, but you want to leverage your good polling numbers as a mob call to not have to endure her determined questioning.

Here’s your problem:  Poll numbers are not solid for any candidate at any time.  One wrong move, and you’re going to see people leave in droves.  In fact, this may actually be the one time you discover, most likely the hard way, that being a narcissist and a prima donna may see the beginning of your decline.

No one questions your business savvy.  We all know your ability to entertain.  But you’re not invincible nor invulnerable.  It’s pretty clear who put the crack in your armour.  The question is, will you take the time to repair it, make good with the voters and those on the fence, and demonstrate diplomacy in seeking a resolution – or will you try to ignore it and hope it doesn’t turn into a mortal wound that will leave a trail of blood seeing your political corpse danced upon from historians years down the road?

I don’t have any problem with you being the President.  However, you will find that people in this country will only tolerate your belligerent and disrespectful behavior towards a person of Megyn Kelly’s character for so long.  If the momentum shifts in her favor, you will have lost a potential ally in your bid to become President.  She can’t make anyone become the Chief Executive, but you might end up with a mortally wounded campaign.

Be the big man you espouse to be to your followers.  Do the debate.  Stop this silliness.

Sonoran Conservative.