Democrats use Antifa tactics to disrupt Sussex County meeting.

On Wednesday evening, August 14th, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a scheduled meeting to discuss placing a public question on the November ballot to address the Murphy administration’s illegal Sanctuary State directive.  A ballot question was proposed.  It passed with every vote. 

This was representative democracy at work… in an open public meeting…

Except that the so-called “Democrats” were there to stop the vote from ever happening.  At the direction of the same State Democrats who strong armed Jersey City Mayor Michael Fulop out of the gubernatorial primary in 2017, Sussex County Democrats tried to shut down the meeting and stop the vote from ever happening.

Sussex Democrats were instructed to use the occupancy code to try to have the Freeholders meeting cancelled until after the August 16th deadline for public questions to appear on the November ballot.  They contacted local officials and had them come to the Freeholders meeting to do an occupancy count.  The Democrats were more than matched in turnout and their plans were stymied by Skylands Tea Party President Bill Hayden, who had his people leave the meeting.  The Sussex Democrat coordinating the operation was heard reporting back on her cell phone:  “Our plan failed.”

These tactics are right out of the Antifa handbook and disgusted citizens who had come to the meeting to participate in democracy and open government.  Some went to social media to comment on what they saw, including the gentleman below:

 “I was shocked to see the way the democrat operatives used phony issues and outrages to basically try to shut down the vote. The way they pretended they couldn’t hear, the way they sabotaged the audio system before the meeting, the way they pretended their (sic) was a fire code violation and the hearing had to be shut down...we aren’t just fighting for issues here, we are fighting for our constitution, our way of life. The democrats are really Bolshevik thugs.”

Now the Democrats have been provided with another opportunity to obstruct due process and the rule of law.  This time it is courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the Sussex County Community College (SCCC). 

The politicization of the SCCC is very troubling and runs contrary to the rules governing the college.  The lobbying by Democrats and the coordination with the Board raises serious concerns. 

These issues will be addressed in the weeks and months ahead.

Sussex Democrat Chair co-hosted show called “F**k Science”

If you want to know the Sussex Democrats’ world view, get a load of this…

 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/robb-carlson/sleepyhead-podcast/e/38313075?autoplay=true

The same Sussex Democrats who compared traditional Judeo-Christian belief with Nazism have joined with CAIR, which is short for Council on American-Islamic Relations, and called for the “removal” of the Sussex County Republican Chairman.   

CAIR… we invite you to Google it.  When you do, you will find this on the home page of CAIR’s website:  CAIR Wins Landmark First Amendment Victory Striking Down Texas Anti-BDS Law.

This is interesting in light of the bi-partisan efforts by Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (D-Sussex) and Chris Smith (R-Mercer) against the BDS movement, which CAIR obviously supports:

Two New Jersey congressmen today celebrated the passage of a resolution denouncing the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that targets Israel.

The BDS movement demonizes Israel and Jews and applies a double standard whereby Israel is always wrong, and the “oppressed” Palestinians are always in the right – regardless of whether groups such as Hamas are engaging in terrorist acts upon Israeli citizens,” said Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton), the co-chair of a Bipartisan Task Force on Combatting Anti-Semitism.   “The overwhelming vote in favor of the House resolution to reject the BDS movement and its efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel, underscores America’s strong support for Israel as a key ally and our commitment to Israel’s right to exist.”

The resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night by a 398-17 vote, opposes economic apparatuses aimed at punishing companies that do business with Israel.

“There are few clearer examples of bias and double standards than BDS movement. But BDS is also fundamentally incompatible with a two-state solution. It seeks to punish only Israel and it rejects direct negotiations in favor of a unilateral strategy,” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff).  “That is why it is so important that Congress is on record opposing BDS and other harmful efforts to single out and delegitimize Israel.”

The only New Jersey House member to vote against the measure was Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing).

Wikipedia explains that CAIR is “a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. It is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with regional offices nationwide.”  Wikipedia goes on to note:

Critics of CAIR have accused it of pursuing an Islamist agenda[5][6][7] and have claimed that the group is connected to Hamas[8] and the Muslim Brotherhood,[9][7] claims which CAIR has rejected and described as an Islamophobic smear campaign.[10] Due to apparent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the government of the United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.[11]

A “terrorist organization”?  That is a very serious matter.

The “Muslim Brotherhood”?  Quite a few nations have designated that a   “terrorist organization” as well, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

The United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia… these are all Islamic nations and all strong American allies. 

So why are the Sussex County Democrats standing with a group that one of America’s strongest Islamic allies has designated a “terrorist organization”?

It looks like the Sussex County Democrats have some explaining to do.

Why are Democrats silent when religious freedom is attacked by their Party?

Laura Berman Fortgang is a Democrat Assembly candidate in LD26.  She has more to lose than most when it comes to protecting religious freedom.

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In addition to having a business as a professional “life coach,” a Bergen Record (NorthJersey.com) story from July 2016 reports:

Laura Berman Fortgang, a resident of Verona for almost 21 years, dreamt of taking her musical theater skills to Broadway and being an actor, but when she was unconvinced she would make it to the big time, she transferred her skills to another career path: life coaching… Berman Fortgang decided she wanted to do more for the community and for herself, so she got ordained in 2006 at the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City.”

The One Spirit Interfaith Seminary states that it “inspires passionate, caring individuals and communities to live engaged lives of authenticity, celebration, compassionate service, and integrity.”  The Seminary promises “inclusivity” that with “respect, and open-mindedness of the Interspiritual perspective, we honor individuality, diversity, the wholeness of the human experience (both darkness and light) and the universal expressed through all authentic wisdom paths and traditions.”

A review of its offerings includes a section titled, Wicca: Rediscovering the Magic of Life on a Sacred Planet

Shamanic Wicca is a deeply transformative spiritual practice that unlocks the divine magic residing within each of us, encouraging us to question, explore, and discover our place and purpose in the holy web of life. This is a universal and urgent calling that humanity must answer now… Without a guru, text, or prophet, Wicca is a path of personal revelation that can be integrated into other spiritual or religious paths, though it may challenge certain elements of other traditions – like the subjugation of women and the Earth and suppression of the Feminine Divine. Modern Wiccan Cosmology is derived from experience as the Earth reveals itself as embodied divinity, spiritual guide, and teacher.

On the faculty of the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary is Phyllis Curott, described as “one of America’s first public Wiccan High Priestesses, an activist attorney and author” and the founder of  “Faith in Women and the first shamanic Wiccan tradition, the Temple of Ara, in 1985.”   

People of the Book – Biblical Christians, Torah Jews, and adherent Muslims – are under attack by the Democrat Party and its media allies.  On Wednesday, a Christian pastor was viciously attacked in a Star-Ledger (NJ.com) editorial and in a political hit piece, on a blog, orchestrated by state Democrats.  The pastor was mocked for his beliefs.  His “crime” – going to the aid of people in difficulty when asked to do so.

Instead of remaining silent, shouldn’t Democrats like Laura Berman Fortgang step up and tell her political party to back-off?  After all, she isn’t just ordained in her religion, she is also a candidate for political office.

The same Bill of Rights that allows Laura Berman Fortgang to practice her beliefs, should protect Christian pastors as well.  And yet faith is under attack in the legislature and the courts every day, with the Democrats and their media allies appearing to endorse some while set on destroying others.   

The time is now for Candidate Fortgang.  Call New Jersey Democrat Chairman John Currie and tell him to back off and back his media stooges off…

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Clergy calls out State Democrat Chairman’s attack on religion

In an open letter to State Democrats, a member of the New Jersey clergy questioned Democrat Chairman John Currie’s motives for encouraging the media to attack religious leaders…

Chairman John Currie

NJ Democratic State Committee

196 W State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Dear Chairman Currie:

I am writing to you because I am disgusted with the offensive way the state Democratic Party, of which you are Chairman has used Matt Friedman and the Politico website to smear, attack and denigrate people of faith.  You seem to think that you are above God, that in order to achieve salvation, we need only drink the Koolaid offered by the State Democratic Party and its allies in the media. 

To be a Christian is to follow The Christ. That means to order your life to the discipline of the Word of God – not the word of your political party.  We take our instruction from the Bible and not from the Star-Ledger or the Record or a political blog or a political party.  When we follow the tenants of our faith, you and your allies in the media should not try to label us as “haters”.  

My faith tells me that the “LGBT lifestyle” is wrong and that it is contrary to the Word of God.  That does not make me a “hater” like you and your friends like to call us.  It makes us Christians.  Please let me share this story with you, a story from my life, and then you can decide whether you and your party and the Matt Friedmans of the world should call me a “hater”.

I am a nurse. As the AIDS epidemic hit Dayton, Ohio, in the early 80’s I volunteered for the Dayton Area AIDS Task Force.  I personally cared for many men as they were dying of AIDS.

The only medicine available at the time was the toxic, previously banned for human consumption, AZT.  From the disease and medicine, these men could barely take care of themselves. As a nurse, I helped take care of their daily needs, including bathing, toileting, dressing, and feeding them.  I wiped their bottoms, gave them their medicine, took them to their doctors.  I also did their eulogies and officiated over the memorial services.

Many clergy and church people stepped up to take care of these men and minister to their families.  The accusation that the clergy is “hateful” towards LGBT people is false.  I remember when the late Cardinal O’Connor was alive, he would go to the AIDS wards in New York hospitals, not just to pray for these men, but he helped feed them. He would take off his clerical robes, roll up his sleeves, and help bathe them.  But your party and agenda driven reporters want to accuse all clergy of being haters bigots and homophobes. In so doing you show your hatred and bigotry to Biblical Christians, Torah Jews, and adherent Muslims. That’s a lot of people.

In New Jersey, LGBT identified persons have been given more rights, more protections, more attention than any other socioeconomic group in the state, with the possible exception of illegal aliens.  This has all been done at the expense of the 1st Amendment rights of people of faith. This is by design. The New Jersey legislature has passed a plethora of bills in the last several years that deal with alternative lifestyles. Including enabling children to change sexual identity, mental health services, without parental consent at the expense of the taxpayer. They are now forcing children and teachers to be indoctrinated about the contributions of LGBT identified persons in every subject beginning in eighth grade.  The contributions of other citizens perhaps even more qualified and more accomplished will not be taught because they’re not LGBT.

You and your media allies with your hate, will not rewrite Holy Scripture or destroy our faith.  Political parties will not be allowed to intrude into religion and make it bend to their political will. 

I am here to tell you today that your politics is intruding into our religion.  You cannot judge us by your political yardstick which is your faith.  When we don’t comply, you should not set your Matt Friedmans upon us to mock religion and call us names. 

If you don’t know the difference between theology and politics, then perhaps we can teach you.  We preach against adultery, but we encourage adulterers to attend our church.  We preach against substance abuse, but we minister to those who suffer from it.  We preach against sodomy, but all are welcome in our church. We stand with the Bible, but we do not treat any “sinner” different than another.  And rest assured, that begins with the sinner in the mirror every morning.  The ground is level at the foot of the cross. 

To this end, I would like to invite you to attend a public discussion on this subject.  We can work with your schedule. 

Please let us know what week works best for you. 

Thank you,

 Rev. Greg Quinlan

Sussex DEMOCRAT Chair shuts down Twitter page

After making the boast that she was holier-than-thou, the Sussex County Democrat Chair shut down her Twitter page after a tweet mocking a Disabled American Veteran was found on it.  How bad was her page and how many more “offensive” tweets were there that she had to shut her page down rather than simply clean it up?

Former Democrat Chair Leslie Huhn, who was brought in by the Murphy administration to stalk through GOP Chairman Jerry Scanlan’s Twitter pages, also made a holier-than-thou boast a day before a racial comment was made on social media by one of her county committee members.  Commenting on a photograph of an interracial couple, the Democrat wrote that he found it “creepy”. 

In a “tweet” from February 5, 2019, the Chair of the Sussex County Democrat Committee wrote that she was watching the State of the Union address, when she caught sight of Congressman Dan Crenshaw and tweeted… “who’s the pirate?”

You can view the Democrat’s offensive tweet here…

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Congressman Crenshaw of Texas is a former United States Navy SEAL.  He served with the SEALs for ten years – including five tours of duty – reaching the rank of Lt. Commander.  He served with SEAL Team Three in Iraq.  He was wounded in Afghanistan and became a “pirate” – losing his right eye.  Emergency surgery saved the vision in his left eye. 

Crenshaw earned two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor.  That is some “pirate”. 

Democrat leaders like Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie have been rooting through the drawers of their political opponents.  They have been quick to condemn others… but what about the dirt in their own cupboard?

Does Congresswoman Sherrill, by her silence, give her assent to the mockery thrown at a fellow Naval officer?  Are her loyalties more to the venial politicians of her party?

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver – a supporter of the anti-Semitic BDS Movement – also claimed she was offended.  As a member of the Assembly, Democrat Oliver was one of just three legislators to oppose a resolution that prohibited investment of state pension and annuity funds in anti-Jewish companies that followed the BDS Movement boycott of the Jewish State and Jewish businesses.  We would like to know if the Lt. Governor has changed her position on the BDS Movement since taking that vote?  We think that should interest the Democrat Party as well.

As for New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie, a venial politician himself, we can hardly expect him to care about someone mocking a disabled American veteran.  After all, he didn’t care when one of his own Democrat Party workers was raped by a Murphy higher-up.  To Currie, a tweet by an opponent is a greater cause than the rape of one of your own, by one of your own.  No wonder voters are disgusted.

The Chair of the Sussex County Democrat Committee has some explaining to do.  So do the people who support her.