For those of you who looked for the report on our meeting with Senator Schumer’s office in last week’s Tune-up I had promised, I apologize. As I had detailed in the April 19th Tune-up, twelve concerned citizens from Senator Schumer’s own district called for the meeting to convey our sense of moral outrage over the rising tide of world-wide targeting, persecution, kidnapping and murder of Christians, the exploding anti-Semitism in Europe, and the deterioration of our support of Israel…threatening the survival of our greatest ally in the Middle East, if not the entire world!
We specifically wanted to know, as Christians, how the man who will soon be the most powerful Democrat in the United States Senate would be wielding his power to stop these domestic and foreign atrocities so egregiously and abhorrently repulsive to every freedom-loving person on the planet. We presented the Senator’s representatives with petitions signed by hundreds of our fellow Americans all raising the same concerns and seeking the same assurances. I posed the following question as a hypothetical, inspired by a Liberal photographer I happen to know who told me she reserved the right to “refuse to take any job she didn’t want to take for any reason.” I looked the Regional Director in the eye and asked, “If I as a professional photographer who happens to have gay friends and family, would be happy to shoot a gay family’s portrait but politely refuse to shoot their same-sex marriage on the grounds of my religious beliefs, would the Senator have my back?” I asked this question after Regional Director Cody contradicted himself trying to explain the Senator’s position on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law…Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend! 🙂
This was about the time we learned from the Senator’s young aids that the name Schumer in Hebrew means…Protector. So, on April 16th (Holocaust Remembrance Day), 8 men and 4 women meet with the Senator’s Regional Director and Deputy Director who listen to their concerns, take their petitions and promise answers, assurances and a response from their Protector…answers, assurances and a response that, 17 days later, never came.
Meanwhile, if you’re a drugged-up malcontent THUG prone to violence, looting and vandalism, it appears that all three Branches of the Federal Government have got your back! I can’t say I wasn’t warned. My good friend Clay said we would be wasting our time for little more than the lip service we were treated to. But is standing up for what you believe ever a waste of time? Sheriff Clark told Bill O’Reilly flat-out, he would have refused to obey the Baltimore Mayor’s order to stand down if it were in the county of his jurisdiction…even if it were to cost him his job! Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we in Realville call a real Protector! And I would suggest to you that Sheriff Clark’s courage comes from his personal trust in the Ultimate Protector of us all!
My heart breaks for the multitude of my fellow citizens standing at the threshold of disappointment, lured to their greatest tragedy by false prophets and phony protectors. I will leave you, on this beautiful Tune-up Sunday, with the amazing story of the Klein Family. Find yourself in their story. Find your courage in their story. And most of all, find your one true Protector in their story…and may He continue to bless us always!