Will The Trump Administration Bring On The New Crusades? (w/Guest: Jeff Sharlet) [2016]…

Date: September 09, 2019

01) Will The Trump Administration Bring On The New Crusades? (w/Guest: Jeff Sharlet)

“Thom speaks with journalist and author Jeff Sharlet, author of “The Family” – about the Christian fundamentalists who Donald Trump has included in his administration and the reasons we should all be concerned.

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They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers.

Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is “Jesus plus nothing.” Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.”

Kids on the Sex Offender Registry…


Date: September 09, 2019

01) Kids on the Sex Offender Registry

“The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens of thousands of our own children are being taken from their families each year and tossed into a rapacious legal system that chews them up and spits them out as sex offenders. As hard as it may be to believe, The Department of Justice estimates that there are at least 89,000 children on the sex offender registry, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that it’s destroying their lives.

Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to have your child listed publicly on the sex offender registry, complete with a photograph, home address, and even a description of the sex crime that resulted in his (or her) inclusion on the list. Consider what kind of life your child would have if, because of sex offender restrictions, he couldn’t attend school, go to a park or swimming pool, or have a birthday party because other children will be there. Some states simultaneously have laws requiring minors to attend school while at the same time forbidding sex offenders from being anywhere near a school. 44% of sex offenders overall (and presumably juvenile sex offenders, as well) are unable to live with their supportive families due to residency restrictions. Many are forced into foster care, even as bills have been introduced to bar juvenile sex offenders from foster homes and other communal youth facilities.”

The SOR [sex offender register] is absolutely bankrupt of integrity and all ethical standing, at this point.

The TAP-Net Radar is becoming a sort of de facto place to share information about systems abusive towards human sexuality, which I want tethered to something a bit more structured…so they don’t get lost in everything else…

You’d be shocked how hard it can be to find things on this blog, if you don’t know specific titles or phrases to search for.

This is a large reason why the “sub-blogs” exist…They tie together a lot of related material.

Strictly speaking…this article doesn’t absolutely belong here…but it’s still relevant and important…It contains some good links.

Just thought I’d acknowledge the spreading out of this series.

There’s a lot of rarely shared information in this article…You should read it…It’s uncommonly good.

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