Twitter Blacklists Former GOP Candidate Lauren Witzke for Condemning Sexualization of Minors

Lauren Witzke for Delaware
Lauren Witzke for Delaware


Lauren Witzke, the Republican 2020 candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware, has been blacklisted by Twitter after she denounced comments attributed to a transgender activist that called little girls “kinky.”

The ban, which appears to be permanent, was prompted by Witzke calling the statement “demonic.” The former Senate candidate posted a message from Twitter informing her that it considered the comment “hateful conduct.”

“The last tweet before they finally shut me down,” said Witzke. “Calling pedophiles demonic now violates twitter’s terms of service as “hateful content.” KEEP FIGHTING! It’s your job to pick up the torch and fight for what’s right!

The quote in question came from an alleged 2016 Facebook post attributed to self-described “gender nonconforming” and “transfeminine” activist Alok Vaid-Menon

The quote, an abridged version of a longer Facebook post allegedly made by Vaid-Menon in 2016, called little girls “kinky” and also claimed that “your kids aren’t as straight and narrow as you think.”

The post, and the Facebook page that published it, appear to have been scrubbed from the internet, with only screenshots and scattered references to it remaining.

Speaking on social network Telegram and messaging app, Witzke accused Twitter of changing its terms of service to protect pedophiles.

“Just found out that Twitter changed their terms of service to accommodate minor attracted individuals,” said Witzke. “Sexual predators get to stay, but Christians have to go.”

Twitter claims to have a “zero tolerance” policy against content that “any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation.” Yet it banned Witzke, a former candidate for the U.S. Senate, for condemning exactly that.

Breitbart News has reached out to Twitter for comment.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

VIDEO Is Teaching Tolerance the Solution or the Problem?


The only difference between tolerance and intolerance is political correctness.

Jun 09, 2017

Donald Trump is absolutely correct that “the big problem this country has is being politically correct.” As Ben Carson explained, “Political correctness is ruining our country. It is corrosive because ‘many people will not say what they believe because someone will look askance at them, call them a name. Somebody will mess with their job, their family.'” In fact, one of the things many people like most about Trump is his willingness to say what they believe and were afraid to say for the reasons Carson stated.

According to William A. Galston, a Brookings Institution scholar who advised President Bill Clinton, “Driving powerful sentiments underground is not the same as expunging them. What we’re learning from Trump is that a lot of people have been biting their lips, but not changing their minds.”

In other words, the only difference between tolerance and intolerance is political correctness.

In fact, some “argue that growing antipathy to the notion of political correctness has become an all-purpose excuse for the inexcusable. They say it has emboldened too many to express racism, sexism and intolerance, which endure even as the country grows more diverse.”

This is entirely consistent with philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti’s definition of tolerance, which is as follows:

You have your beliefs, and another has his; you hold to your particular form of religion and another to his; you are a Christian, another is a Mahomedan, and yet another a Hindu. You have these religious dissensions and distinctions, but yet you talk of brotherly love, tolerance and unity – not that there must be uniformity of thought and ideas. The tolerance of which you speak is merely a clever invention of the mind; this tolerance merely indicates the desire to cling to your own idiosyncrasies, your own limited ideas and prejudices, and allow another to pursue his own. In this tolerance there is no intelligent diversity, but only a kind of superior indifference. There is utter falsity in this tolerance. You say, ‘You continue in your own way, and I shall continue in mine; but let us be tolerant, brotherly.’ When there is true brotherliness, friendliness, when there is love in your heart, then you will not talk of tolerance. Only when you feel superior in your certainty, in your position, in your knowledge, only then do you talk of tolerance. You are tolerant only when there is distinction. With the cessation of distinction, there will be no talk of tolerance. Then you will not talk of brotherhood, for then in your hearts you are brothers.”

For what it’s worth, prejudice is defined as “an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling formed without enough thought or knowledge.”

The following sentence conveys Krishnamurti’s view of acceptance: “When there is true brotherliness, friendliness, when there is love in your heart, then you will not talk of tolerance.”

According to John Gottman, a world-renowned relationship expert, not all conflicts can be resolved. “Unresolvable ‘perpetual’ problems exist even in the healthiest of relationships due to ‘lasting personality differences between partners.” Gottman has found that “only 31% of couples’ major areas of continuing disagreement were about resolvable issues…. Sixty-nine percent of the time, couples conflicted about perpetual issues in the relationship that never get resolved. What mattered was not solving these problems but the affect around which they were discussed. The goal seemed to be to establish a dialogue with the perpetual problem [even differences in deeply held values] that communicated acceptance of the partner, humor, affection, even amusement, and active coping with the unresolvable problem rather than the condition of ‘gridlock.’”

Notice that Gottman also used the term “acceptance”, rather than “tolerance.” You see, we are capable of disagreeing with someone, while still accepting them and their perspective.

Social science researcher Brene’ Brown has never mentioned anything about tolerating others, but she has said the following:

“When it comes to our sense of love, belonging, and worthiness, we are most radically shaped by our families of origin – what we hear, what we are told, and perhaps most importantly, how we observe our parents engaging with the world….

Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. One of the biggest surprises in this research was learning that fitting in and belonging are not the same thing. In fact, fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are….

The important thing to know about worthiness is that it doesn’t have prerequisites. Most of us, on the other hand, have a long list of worthiness prerequisites – qualifiers we’ve inherited, learned and unknowingly picked up along the way. Most of these prerequisites fall in the categories of accomplishments, acquisitions, and external acceptance…. Shame loves prerequisites….

Empathy and shame are on opposite ends of a continuum. Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging. Shame is how we see ourselves in others’ eyes. Shame results in fear, blame (of self or others), and disconnection. Shame tells us that our imperfections make us inadequate. Shame separates and isolates. On the other hand, empathy involves understanding another person’s situation from their perspective. As such, you must be able to place yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel what they are feeling and without judging them. Empathy moves us to a place of courage and compassion. Through it, we come to realize that our perspective is not the perspective. Empathy is incompatible with shame and judgment. In fact, it is the most powerful antidote to shame.”

The reason tolerating others is not in Brown’s vocabulary is because we judge those we tolerate.

Judgment happens to everyone at some point, and it hurts. [Think of] an experience you had when you felt judged [treated differently for who you are] or like people were making assumptions about you; this could be an experience based on your sexual orientation, race, class, sex, etc.”

Discrimination is “the treatment of a person or particular group of people differently, in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated…. Discrimination is also prejudice against people and a refusal to give them their rights.”

Yet, “in its polling on a variety of same-sex marriage ballot measures, Lake Research had found that many voters define ‘discrimination’ as treating someone wrongly, not simply treating them differently.” However, the recipient(s) of such treatment feels exactly the same, irrespective of how it’s defined or perceived by the giver.

Discrimination is a rotten experience, being stigmatized is life-changing, and experiencing or witnessing the scalding unfairness and unkindness of prejudice is unforgettable.”

Tolerance is part of discrimination, which explains why we have intolerance. Acceptance is the answer, not tolerance.

Meanwhile, rather than encourage us to be accepting of others, we tout the importance of tolerance.

For example, the “Pope urges ‘tolerant and inclusive’ US society.” Never mind that inclusiveness comes with acceptance, not tolerance.

Consider the following quote from an article titled The Rise of Hate Search that was published by the New York Times:

Another solution might be for leaders to talk about the importance of tolerance and the irrationality of hatred, as President Obama did in his Oval Office speech last Sunday night. He asked Americans to reject discrimination and religious tests for immigration. The reactions to his speech offer an excellent opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t work.

Mostly, we found that Mr. Obama’s well-meaning words fell on deaf ears. Overall, in fact, his speech provoked intolerance. The president said, ‘It is the responsibility of all Americans — of every faith — to reject discrimination.’ But searches calling Muslims ‘terrorists,’ ‘bad,’ ‘violent’ and ‘evil’ doubled during and shortly after his speech.”

Speaking of President Obama, consider the following quote by the editors of The New Yorker:

Every Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves.”

We also have the Museum of Tolerance.

And, let’s not forget that the Southern Poverty Law Center has a program titled Teaching Tolerance, which is “dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children…. [The] project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom.”

Based upon everything I know, teaching tolerance rather than acceptance is teaching prejudice. The Southern Poverty Law Center seems to be using the name as synonymous with acceptance, which it’s not.  Words have meaning. I wish they had called the program Teaching Acceptance.

On April 10, 2017, the Law Journal Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal published an article titled It’s ‘Equality,’ Not ‘Tolerance’ which stated in part as follows:

In response to an apparently coordinated set of bomb threats to 10 Jewish Community Centers around the country, Ivanka Trump Kushner recently tweeted, ‘America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance.’ We are sure that she had good intentions, but her understanding of this country’s values is incomplete. America is not built on the principle of religious tolerance. It is built on the principle of religious freedom and equality.”

The following is an excerpt from The Prop 8 Report: What Defeat in California Can Teach Us about Winning Future Ballot Measures on Same-Sex Marriage:

Over the long haul, however, honesty and directness have great power, particularly to help unfairly stigmatized communities lift themselves up. The example of the Civil Rights Movement is instructive, and far more analogous to our situation than ordinary elections. If we win an election but anti-gay prejudice remains undiminished, the victory is at high risk of being reversed in the next election. Our long-term success depends upon the reduction of stigma and greater acceptance of LGBT people as good, decent people.

This is particularly true in the situation confronting us today with same-sex marriage. Our opposition depicts us in a highly unflattering way in every election. We give them the power to define us when only they talk about us. We therefore have to talk about ourselves or we functionally forfeit the election. Honestly acknowledging that the ballot measure is about us may or may not lead us to victory; but failing to honestly acknowledge this basic truth puts us at a terrible disadvantage and has consistently led to defeat.

Honesty is therefore not only the idealistic option; it is also our only realistic option. The alternative is hoping that voters will figure out the truth about us when we give them no information to help them, knowing they will be exposed to anti-gay propaganda and likely grew up exposed to anti-gay prejudice. The latter perspective is the epitome of unrealistic wishful thinking….

Honesty and directness do not guarantee success; they merely give us our best chance. Fortunately, honesty affects both those who are already with us and those who start out against us. The rightness of our cause inspires our supporters to stand up and fight; and our humanity persuades some fair-minded non-supporters to reconsider their prejudice against us.

We will surely feel uncomfortable at times relying on honesty. All of us have had experiences in life when honesty let us down, perhaps when we came out to someone who then rejected us. But if we can’t live with discomfort and take calculated risks, we will be at the mercy of our opposition and they are not merciful. For the same reason that we often find greater acceptance when we come out of the closet than we expected before we take the leap, we will over the long haul do better when our campaigns are out of the closet as well.”

Following the passage of Proposition 8, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Leadership LAB (Learn Act Build) discovered an incredibly effective way of combating prejudice and fostering acceptance, which it calls Deep Persuasion Canvassing, also known as empathy conversations. The journal Science published a landmark study about the Leadership LAB’s work and this extraordinary new tool in the battle against prejudice. I’ve written about such conversations in Bridging Our National Divide Demands Empathy and Compassion and Protests and Force Don’t Change People’s Hearts and Minds.

Dave Fleischer, who runs the Leadership LAB at the Los Angeles LGBT Center gave a TED Talk on the subject titled How We Can Reduce Prejudice with a Conversation. The Los Angeles LGBT Center also posted a video online titled Watch A Voter Change Their Mind About Transgender Discrimination.

In her article The Difference Between Tolerance And Acceptance, Brynn Tannehill said the following:

There’s a world of difference between tolerance and acceptance. Living someplace that is merely tolerant without acceptance is like an existence within a sensory deprivation chamber.

It won’t directly kill you, but it exacts a toll….

Mere tolerance is a wraith with no past and no future, an existence out of phase with its reality. And by no future, I mean that this tolerant existence precludes the opportunity to build fully realized relationships. There is no starting point to discover commonalities, to build, to connect.

Or to love. To be loved. To be needed and wanted and have the full range of the human experience available to you.”

If we were interested in changing hearts and minds rather than teaching tolerance, we wouldn’t experience the intolerance lurking beneath the veil of political correctness.

Until then, let’s keep in mind that none of us can control what people can and can’t believe. We have the right to Freedom of Speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. We can, therefore, express our beliefs. We can remind people that with rights come responsibilities and that it is irresponsible to say and do things merely because you have the right to say and do them, particularly when you completely disregard the harm it causes. However, let’s not lose sight of the fact that one of the things many people like most about Trump is his willingness to say what they believe and were afraid to say. As such, they aren’t saying things merely because they have the right to say them; rather, they are saying that which they believe.

If our goal is to reduce prejudice, then we need to challenge the “unfair and unreasonable opinions or feelings formed without enough thought or knowledge.”

Teaching tolerance, whereby people mask their prejudicial intolerance with political correctness, hasn’t worked and never will work. Fortunately, empathy conversations have proven to be an extraordinary tool in the battle against prejudice.

Is Tolerance Intolerant? Pursuing the Climate of Acceptance and Inclusion – Ravi Zacharias at UCLA


The Necessity of Consequences

By Ann White August 14, 2018

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction;

whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV)

Being tenderhearted, it’s difficult for me to sit still and watch people struggle or suffer, even when it’s a result of their own poor choices. Yet, at times, doing nothing is exactly what we are called to do when ministering to people who repeatedly make unhealthy life choices.

Love– care– and forgiveness should always be unconditional – but consequences shouldn’t.

Our society sometimes places more emphasis on political correctness and protecting one’s emotions, than it does on natural and necessary consequences. Sometimes, celebrity crimes are overlooked, underreported, or even dismissed because of their fame and finances, and our children’s teachers are often restricted from appropriately disciplining our kids.

The danger in these type of practices is that it conveys a contradictory message and removes a person’s need to improve their behavior or strive for excellence. There should always be a proper response and consequence for unlawful, inappropriate, and poor behaviors. Just as there should also be a proper positive response for achievement and good behavior. Without consequences, we dampen the aspirations, ambitions, and drive of those we interact with.

God allows us to reap what we sow – both good and bad. He allows and often appoints, consequences in response to our sin. That way, we will hopefully think twice before repeating our same bad behaviors. King David suffered as a result of his sin against Bathsheba and Uriah (2 Samuel 12:13-14), Moses never stepped foot in the Promised Land because of his sin against God (Deuteronomy 32:48-52), and Jonah will forever be known as the angry and disobedient prophet in response to his defiance toward God and his unwillingness to have compassion for the Ninevites (Jonah 4:1-3). Jesus corrected Martha when she was consumed with her tasks and critical of Mary, and He pronounced seven woes upon the Pharisees for their consistent hypocrisy (Matthew 23:13-30). God rebukes and corrects as an act of love and out of a desire to see us learn from our mistakes. Therefore, we must anticipate the impact of our poor choices, learn from our consequences, and let others struggle when necessary, to avoid interfering with a potential life-change.

Parents must establish suitable consequences when children misbehave. Employers must execute a proper response when employees violate their policies, and in general, we all need to establish appropriate consequences for those who sin against us or violate our boundaries.

Where there are no consequences – there is no respect for rules or boundaries – leading to chaos.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however,

it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

Hebrews 12:11

What consequences have you endured as a result of past mistakes? Did the consequences inspire you to make better choices going forward?

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Respect: Entitled or Earned?

by jccast


A middle-aged man with a cane limps by a group of young people (approx. college aged). The loudest male among the group stares intently at the man slowly making his way by, and suddenly exclaims, “You’d better show me some respect, old man!”

The man casually looks at the young upstart, approximately a third his age, and says, “What have you ever done to deserve respect?”

The young man, encouraged by the group, replies, “I don’t have to do anything. I simply am who I am, and I’m worthy of respect.” And the group chimed in with unanimous discord against the traditional belief that respect needs to be earned. Like many within the younger generation—a lack of parental supervision and controls, along with being fed the Liberal agenda in school year-after-year has brainwashed them into a sense of entitlement.

When a society intentionally veers away from family values, individualism, morals, ethics, and God, it inevitably develops a collective mind-set of hate and intolerance, with an over-inflated sense of self and entitlement, and a complete lack of personal responsibility.

In America, we’ve seen this steadily getting worse with every generation sense the 1960s, ending up in the present chaotic state.

As an ex-investigator, I have a habit of researching any topic or group I develop an interest in before making up my mind completely. So, when all the conflicts surrounding Antifa and Trump supporters became big news, I would listen to the reports.

Unfortunately, it was obvious to anyone with an IQ over 10 that the Liberal media was editing and spin-doctoring every event to meet their agenda. Just like FOX News was doing to a lesser degree on the opposite side of the issue. So, I decided to watch 100 YouTube tapes randomly, as they popped up on the side, to get a clearer idea of what was honestly happening at the rallies and marches.

Sure, there were still a few tapes that were obviously edited with their agendas in mind. But, for the most part, many of these tapes were put online with little or no editing. And one thing became clear in a hurry. The level of respect among humans for each other in America is at an all-time low.

Antifa, whose actions epitomize everything it claims to hate, mirror the Hitler Youth of the 1940s. Not once, in 100 tapes, did one of the face covered Antifa members ever act like they honestly wanted to engage in any relevant discourse with someone from the opposing camp. And whenever someone from the opposing camp tried to have a meaningful conversation with them, they did their best to shout them down, or in many cases, attacked them. Yet, ironically, when they spoke with a media personality, they claimed they had been disrespected, that they were entitled to respect—but they felt the Trump supporters deserved no respect, whatsoever.

To be honest, about half the tapes equally showed Trump supporters engaged in disrespectful actions. And some of these people you would see in several of the tapes. It’s as if they wanted to start just as much friction as the Antifa camp because it would get more views on YouTube. As if getting more views on their site is more important than fellow human beings. Kind of makes you wonder when was the last time they read their Bible, especially the parts regarding how you should treat your fellow man.

In light of what’s being taught in schools and pushed in every other format, under the guise of Political Correctness, I was happy to see at least half the Trump supporters still trying to do things in a respectful manner, while still getting their points across, and standing up for their rights. Unfortunately, the others that are doing it for YouTube ratings, personal thrills, or some other selfish motive are actually a detriment to the cause because of their disrespectful actions. And for those in the tapes that are claiming to be Christians, yet still engage in the un-Christian-like actions, they really need to rethink their purpose for being there. It surely isn’t to honor God.

For those that might ask about defending myself and way of life; yes, I believe in self-defense and defending our way of life. I’m a disabled Vet. But I don’t believe in instigating violence for the sake of ratings, thrills, or any other selfish reason. My belief is that violence is only acceptable for self-defense or the defense of others. And any action taken without proper respect only lowers your self-respect.

I find it very hard to believe that those at these rallies and marches claiming to be Christians while they participate in such disrespectful actions, have ever truly chosen to put God first in all areas of their lives. Ironically, several of them were near other professing Christians that were acting respectfully, and trying to be a light in a very dark world.

This country needs to get back to its traditional morals and values. Respect is a big part of that, and a good place to begin. But respect is not entitled; it must be earned!


Some verses on how to treat fellow humans:
Matt. 7:12
Romans 12:10
Phil. 2:3
Titus 2:7
1 Peter 2:17


The Grace Period Is Over

July 11, 2019 by mariomurilloministries


The grace period is over for false and carnal preachers because there is too much at stake. It’s over, because protecting you from shame is not nearly as important as saving a nation from destruction.

The Left has declared total war on decency, and you are in God’s line of fire.

Ask yourself. Why were Ananias and Sapphira struck dead at the feet of Peter in Acts chapter 5? It was not just for what they did, it was also because of when they did it. They did it at an explosive moment for the church. Satan was going about like a roaring lion, trying to destroy the church, and God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of the Apostles. Ananias and Sapphira chose to lie to the Holy Spirit at a strategic time when the church needed to be reminded that they served a holy God.

You will either be purified or replaced.  The time when God winked at your compromise is over.  You thought God didn’t see. “And they say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?””  (Psalm 73:11).

Worse yet, you thought because He has delayed your discipline, He has somehow given you license to continue in your lifestyle of drunkenness and materialism.

Public confession of sin is coming.  Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.” Remember—not everyone who is disciplined by God will make the cut.

Look for tragic downfalls—you who have fattened yourselves at the expense of the sheep and left them weak and unprotected.  (see Ezekiel 34) God told you to resist the wicked winds of political change.  Instead, you hid behind a lame excuse that you didn’t want to be political.

The wicked devices of the Left that have wrecked marriage, and continue to kill the unborn, are but a few of the evils it was your duty to oppose.  Instead, you self-righteously said you were above politics.

Meanwhile, those political policies have oppressed the sheep of God. Godless laws got them fired for being Christian.  You said nothing. Political correctness got their children suspended from school. You looked the other way.   Godless laws bankrupted bakers, florists, and other Christian small businesses.  And still, you were silent.

In your silence, you are taking other people down with you.   You are damaging your audience by only saying what they want to hear. You have not led them forward; you have not removed them from danger.  Worse yet, when you finally speak out, it is misguided.

You were silent when Obama worked his destruction.  But now you oppose a President who is doing more for the sheep of God than you are.  Man of God: Tell the truth.

I was awakened out of a dead sleep, and God said, “It is time to fulfill My promise.” Then He showed me Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

Satan is not impressed with your billion-dollar empire. He mocks it.  It has no power where it matters.  R. A. Torrey said, “The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God.”

Then God told me how He has come to despise the word, ‘Activate.’  He is rebuking the signs-and- wonders-crowd who are cheapening the gifts of the Spirit by promising instant activation of gifts and  turning God into some kind of vending machine.  God is opposed to the message that promises gifts without a relationship to the Heart of the Father.  God will only grant gifts to those who surrender to intimacy with Christ.  It is not an overnight deal—it is a grueling journey, it is the furnace of affliction, and a season of preparation.

‘Instant-ism’ is bringing the prophetic movement down.  Repent or you will soon find your movement in the museum of failed revivals.  The enterprise of doling out daily words of prophecy grieves God.  He deems it to be the same as horoscope reading.  Worst of all, it has driven the sheep away from the Bible.  All of this prophesying has failed to lead to a spiritual awakening in America. 

Consider:  “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.  But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23: 21,22)

We are on the cusp of a golden era of soul winning.  God sees the harvest is ripe.  Beware of the anger of God most when He sees the lost searching for Him.  That is when He cleans house. That is when He says, “I am going to save the lost—either let me purify you for service, or get out of My way.”

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. (Hebrews 10:31)

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