A massive raid carried out against suspected child sex offenders netted more than 2,300 arrests across the U.S., the Justice Department announced Wednesday, as it vowed to “strike back against these repugnant crimes.” The three-month operation, dubbed “Broken Heart,” ended in May after being conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces located in all 50 states, comprising of more than 4,500 law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.

“No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement. “And yet, in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes.”

The Justice Department said 195 of those arrested were involved with producing child pornography or have committed child sexual abuse. The investigation also identified 383 children who had suffered abuse. The raid targeted suspects who produced and distributed child porn, engaged children online or in person for sexual purposes, and participated in sex trafficking.

“During the course of the operation, the task forces investigated more than 25,200 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes against children and delivered more than 3,700 presentations on Internet safety to over 390,000 youth and adults,” it added in a statement. The Justice Department says the ICAC program, since its launch in 1998, has resulted in more than 83,000 arrests.

Christians Against President Trump

This one has puzzled me for well over a year now. In the wake of two presidential terms in which a U.S. president virtually abandoned many basic Christian principles while at the same time endorsing other religions and their methodologies throughout the United States, I have wondered just how some American Christians could justify their spewed venom and obvious disdain for this president. I hear that shared concern of this from many fellow Christians.

Longtime Christian evangelist and speaker Mario Murillo weighed in recently with his thoughts on the matter and his conclusions. Rather than try to piece together my own explanation, let’s look and listen to that of Mario:

“I am surprised and even shocked at some Christians. They are the Christians who hate Trump.  Let’s call it for what it is: hate.  It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments and their myopic views.
One sanctimonious ranting Christian said, “there’s nothing Biblical about Trump.”  Actually, there’s nothing Biblical about that statement.  The prophet Daniel served Nebuchadnezzar.  Daniel recognized the role a pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama.  The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.

Now I must clarify, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters.  I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he much more moral than his enemies know—I am saying that if Daniel could work with Nebbie, how much more we can work with the Don. I tried hard to figure out believers who hate Trump.  Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory and they choose to aid and abet the other side.  Is it because their favorite ‘Christian’ didn’t win and they are sour grapes? And why didn’t these conservative Christians hold Reagan to the same standard?  They adored him even while Nancy was studying horoscopes in the White House. They didn’t require any president to be a squeaky clean pastor until Trump.

Yeah his tweets can be a bit much.  And okay, President Trump is not as smooth as Reagan…but, maybe we don’t need smoothe right now. But there is something else that is really strange: (hypocritical is more like it) Why didn’t these guardians of morality speak out against Obama?  T.D. Jakes even attacked Franklin Graham for questioning Obama’s Christian Faith.  Told him not to judge a brother.  Hold that thought as we explore another question…

How could you not question Obama’s Christianity?  Obama begged the question by dropping the Christian card whenever it suited him (something Trump never does).   Meanwhile, Barack fought for same sex marriage, late term abortion, and was the most Biblically hostile president in our history.

(Click on this link to see the list of his acts of hostility toward Christians)   https://wp.me/p1vrzp-3DQ

Back to Jakes.  So why do so many Christian leaders—who said it was wrong to judge Obama—judge Trump?

Trump is not a pastor.  He is a businessman who loves America.  As far as his faith?  I am not qualified to determine his spiritual depth since I’ve never had the chance to meet the man. “He is like Hitler and the church is being fooled” said another comment.  Please remove your tinfoil hats and listen.  Hitler never had 98% of the media against him.  Trump has never called for a new constitution.  Hitler never tried to protect Israel.  I could go on and on.

  • Maybe if Trump had been the first president to address the march for life; 
  • Maybe if he had chosen an on fire born-again vice president;
  • Maybe if he has rescinded executive orders that banned federal funds from Christian organizations;
  • Maybe if he overruled the Johnson Amendment that banned the free speech of pastors; 
  • Maybe if he had moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem;
  • Maybe if he had put someone on the Supreme Court who helped Christian bakers practice freedom of religion;
  • Maybe then you would support him. 

Oh wait…he did all that.

God has done a miracle and the enemy wants to make short work of the amazing breakthroughs we are witnessing by dividing the church.  Instead of being a religious outlier you should be thanking God, praying, supporting the president, and voting.”

10 Really “Noteworthy Notes”

*1.In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. John Adams *

*2.If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read
the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain *

*3.Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain *

*4.I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle. — Winston Churchill *

*5.A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw *

*6.A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy *

*7.Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting
on what to have for dinner.– James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) *

*8.Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people
in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey,
Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University *

*9.Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian *

*10.Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors
to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French
economist (1801-1850) *