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Mike’s World View

Station manager Mike Henry writes a weekly column “Mike’s World View” for The Gyp Hill Premiere; these are the most recent articles. Comments are welcome; please email us using our contact us form.

8-10-20 Crime

My wife and I taught school in the Miami, Florida, area back in the early 70s. One night Diane woke up and saw a man on his hands and knees at the foot of our bed. She thought it was me, then realized that I was sound asleep next to her. She let out a scream and proceeded, eight months pregnant, to chase a cat burglar out our 3rd floor balcony, where he swung down to the 2nd floor, jumped from there, and got away.

A couple of months later we looked out our balcony and saw a man holding a gun on someone. My wife yelled, “What’s going on?” I said, “Don’t do that. It could be a mafia hit and we’re the only witnesses.” He yelled back, “Call the police. I caught this guy trying to steal a car.”

Later that year we were grocery shopping at the local Publix when we heard a gunshot and screams. A man in disguise had robbed the office and shot the manager point-blank in the chest. I told my wife later, “We’re getting out of here. This is no place to raise our kids.”

My point is that living in a high crime area is not fun, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with these morons who want to defund the police and release criminals. And if that’s not enough, if you dare exercise your 2nd Amendment right against a threatening mob like the McCloskeys in St. Louis, your guns will be confiscated and you’ll be charged.

If that’s the kind of country you want, then vote Democrat in November.

8-3-20 Death

I’ve noticed that the vast majority of coronavirus deaths are among the elderly, many of whom are in care facilities. I’ve visited enough nursing homes to know that many of our end-of-life seniors, especially if they are Christian and have the hope of eternal life, are ready to go. One dear elderly lady asks the Lord every morning, “Why am I still here?” The answer is that we don’t believe in euthanasia, but rather in God’s time to take us home.

My dad enjoyed reasonably good health well into his 80s and even said that he’d like to live to be 100, but at age 90 his health went downhill fast. My brother asked him if he still wanted to live to 100; he said, “No!” I once heard a preacher say, “The question is not how long you live, but how you live, and most important, if you’ve placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.” Our Lord only lived to age 33, but accomplished all that He set out to do.

Some are acting like the death of our elderly from coronavirus is completely unacceptable and that we should shut down in order to prevent it. The Christian view is that death is the result of man’s sin and inevitable. This virus is a confirmation of what the Bible says about the Fall and Curse. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The important thing is to, by faith, lay hold of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

If you’re unsaved, you should fear the virus, but if you’re saved, not so much. Paul wrote in Phil. 1:21, “For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” And in I Cor. 15: 55-57, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

I am not suggesting that we open our nursing homes to the virus; I’m only offering a Christian worldview perspective.

7-27-20 Risky

Allow me to give you three examples of how politics have influenced the coronavirus response.

The Dr. Anthony Fauci said in March that wearing a mask in public was not necessary because it wasn’t effective in stopping the spread of the virus. Why did he say that? Because that’s what all the research to date had shown. He was simply following the science. But, after President Trump decided not to wear a mask, everything changed. Now, without any new studies, wearing a mask is the most effective thing you can do to stop the spread, and if you don’t you’re killing Granny.

The political motivations of liberal governors and mayors were clearly exposed when they allowed and even encouraged massive public protests for Black Lives Matter, while locking down decent, hardworking, church-going people under penalty of law. That’s when they lost all credibility, and I, for one, don’t believe a word they say.

The anti-Trump media spends much of its time trying to scare people on the coronavirus. It’s too risky, they claim, to go back to work, school, or church, but they’re only giving you one side of the story. Why are they stoking such fear when, according to Dr. Scott Atlas of Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, the risk to normal, healthy people under 70 is less than the flu? They want people to be afraid to go to the polls in November, thus forcing a mail-in-ballot election, which Joe Biden would almost certainly win. You would have at least a million fraudulent votes cast from outdated voter roles, non-citizen voters, and counterfeit ballots. If that happens you will end up with a contested election and the most serious threat to this country since the Civil War.

Let’s pray that order and tradition will prevail. If Joe Biden is to win (I still don’t think he will), let him do it fair.

7-20-20 Cancel Culture

The new left, with its mob rule and cancel culture, poses a serious threat to American values. God forbid if you work for a “woke” company; you could be fired for liking the wrong thing on social media. In other words, you’re not allowed to hold an opposing point of view. That’s Communism, not Americanism.

These Commies have even taken it a step further. Melissa Rolfe lost her job not for anything on social media, but for simply being the stepmother of Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe, who was charged with murder in the shooting death of black suspect Rayshard Brooks after the suspect resisted arrest, punched the cop, and fired a taser at him while fleeing. So, simply being a relative of the wrong person can get you canceled today. My relatives will be happy to know that.

Thankfully not everyone has caved to the cancel culture. There are still some who stand up to the bullies and expose the lies and disinformation coming from the left. One of my favorites is Tucker Carlson on Fox News. He courageously calls out politicians from both parties, and the elitists in business, academia, and media on the issues. It’s eye opening. The left (no surprise) has tried to get his show canceled by intimidating program sponsors, thankfully without success. We may get tired of My Pillow and PC Matic commercials, but these companies refuse to be intimidated and continue to sponsor conservative programs.

Finally, I would like to commend Christian Cooper, the black birdwatcher in NYC. He called out a lady for not having her dog on a leash in Central Park. She angrily responded by making a racially charged 911 call against him. It backfired on her big-time and she got canceled, losing her job and reputation. He now refuses to testify against her, believing that her apology was sincere and that she’s suffered enough. It’s nice to see a little grace.

Thankfully, in Christ the only thing that gets canceled is our sin.

7-13-20 Control

One thing I’ll say about Democrats; they pretty much march lock-step on the issues, whereas Republicans are more free thinkers and sometimes vary from party norms.

The Supreme Court is a prime example. Democrat nominees never deviate from the liberal line on major issues, but Republican nominees often do. This might appear to be an advantage for the Democrats, but it’s not. Who wants to be in a party where you are not allowed to think for yourself? Democrats, with their mindless obedience, will make good little Communists one day. Republicans clearly won’t.

The mask-wearing controversy is about more than just germs. The degree of effectiveness can legitimately be debated. Mandating everyone to wear a mask (like Joe Biden would do) even in low-risk areas is also questionable. Governors and mayors were not given absolute authority when elected. They need to go to the legislature and get a law passed. Until then, people are free to wear or not wear a mask.

It’s like my motorcycle helmet; sometimes I wear it and sometimes I don’t, depending on the circumstance. If I’m playing Evel Knievel I wear it; if I’m running to the store I don’t. It’s my decision, not some bureaucrat’s.

I wish we had South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for our governor. She treats her constituents like adults, giving them all of the relevant information and then trusting them to make the right decisions.

Ultimately it’s about control. The Democrat/Socialist party loves to exert absolute power over the people, especially conservatives and Christians. If successful, they will do it again on some other issue. We are clearly in a fight for our freedoms.

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