California Pastor Does Striptease to Make a Point

No, he didn’t take off everything just his tie in a bid to make the point. If strip clubs can be open in California, then so can churches.

Thanks to reader Marilou for sharing this uplifting story. Oh, and by the way, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This will give you a laugh.  And, yes, I know that the Supreme Court weighed in subsequent to Pastor McCoy’s performance to slap down New York governor Cuomo’s edict restricting church attendance.

I think there is some kind of revolution going on in Cali!

From RedState:

California Pastor Temporarily Turns His Chapel Into a Strip Club to Be Deemed ‘Essential’

Since the time various shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, et cetera, were enacted to “slow the spread” of the Wuhan flu, the list of businesses and activities considered “essential” has been illogical at best. In California, marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores have remained open, while gyms and churches have been shut down.

Multiple churches in California have sued over the shutdown order and their “nonessential” designation, arguing that shutting down churches violates the First Amendment. Others have continued to hold indoor services despite the shutdown order, including Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura County, led by Pastor Rob McCoy – who stepped down from his post as a member of the Thousand Oaks City Council before defying the health officer’s order back in April.

Strip club owners in the state have also challenged the shutdown order in court, saying that their businesses are “legally protected speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.” On November 12, a San Diego Superior Court judge ordered that county to temporarily reopen strip clubs, pending a full hearing at the end of the month, after an initial hearing in a case brought by two strip club owners.

Since being able to provide live adult entertainment is a protected right in at least one county, for at least a few weeks, might churches be able to use this ruling to their advantage?

Pastor McCoy, inspired by former Gov. Mike Huckabee, decided to take a chance.

There is more here.

And, see what the pastor did below.

Remember what Saul Alinsky taught his Leftwing revolutionaries: “Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.”

And, Lefties have NO sense of humor!  So, laugh at them every chance you get!

 

While we are on the subject of humor, God and Leftists. Twitter was blowing up over the last day or so when Joe Biden, speaking from a teleprompter, couldn’t pronounce the word “Psalmist.”

Remember the Dems put this mentally challenged man in this spot, so we are free to laugh!

California Muslim Who Served Prison Term for Planning Terrorist Attack on Jews/others Arrested

Editor:   I guess it’s time to get back to work, August recess is over!

Bare bones story from US News:

Convicted Terrorist Arrested in California on Meth Charges

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (AP) — A man who served years in prison for conspiracy to commit terrorism has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of selling large quantities of methamphetamine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ahmed Binyamin Alasiri, also known as Kevin Lamar James, faces two counts of distribution of meth, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. It wasn’t immediately known if the 44-year-old Garden Grove resident has an attorney.

Alasiri was on supervised release following a 2009 conviction for conspiracy to levy war against the United States through terrorism, prosecutors said. Alasiri’s co-conspirators committed armed robberies of gas stations to raise money for attacks Alasari had planned on U.S. military operations and Israeli and Jewish facilities in Southern California, prosecutors said. [Meanwhile “Black Lives Matter” say 600 Jewish groups in full page NYT ad.]

Alasiri completed his prison sentence in September 2019.

He’s been ordered detained pending the outcome of the narcotics case. Arraignment is scheduled for September 14.”

 

The Justice Department press release on Alasiri’s arrest is here.

You can learn more about James/Alasiri because he wasn’t just some Muslim convert with casual plans to bomb this or that, he had become the face of prison radicalization in the mid-2000’s.  For inquisitive minds visit Frontline in 2006.

And, then check out NIJ Journal  in 2008 for a report on Sunni Muslim radicalization in the US prison system:

Prisoner Radicalization: Assessing the Threat
in U.S. Correctional Institutions

Years from now when criminologists write their textbooks on American terrorism, the name Kevin Lamar James may appear alongside such infamous figures as Timothy McVeigh, Ramzi Yousef and Osama bin Laden.

Whites Fleeing Los Angeles Headed to Tennessee

That is what the UK Daily Mail is reporting, but I would love to see some stats about where all of those leaving their soiled nests are now resettling (and likely bringing those liberal policies that created the LA hellhole with them).

UK Daily Mail:

Hollywood’s Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals

Today, Los Angeles is a city on the brink. ‘For Sale’ signs are seemingly dotted on every suburban street as the middle classes, particularly those with families, flee for the safer suburbs, with many choosing to leave LA altogether.

British-born Danny O’Brien runs Watford Moving & Storage. ‘There is a mass exodus from Hollywood,’ he says.

‘And a lot of it is to do with politics.’ His business is booming. ‘August has already set records and we are only halfway through the month,’ he tells me.

‘People are getting out in droves. Last week I moved a prominent person in the music industry from a $6.5 million [£5 million] mansion above Sunset Boulevard to Nashville.’

O’Brien, 58, who moved to LA from London 34 years ago, is also planning to move to Tennessee.

‘Liberal politics has destroyed this city,’ he says. ‘The homeless encampments are legal and there’s nothing the police can do. White, affluent middle-class folk are getting out. People don’t feel safe any more.’

With movie studios still shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic and businesses only just starting to remove the wooden boards put up after city-wide rioting following the death of George Floyd while being arrested by three white officers in Minneapolis, LA is now in the grip of white flight.

Continue reading here.

Rush Limbaugh at one point was advocating that the President should do campaign stops in California (and elsewhere) to highlight what has become of big Democrat run cities.  What do you think?

Update:  Think twice about packing your bags for Tennessee as even there the Republican governor is drinking the BLM Kool-Aid.  Read the Dailyrollcall and see what I mean!

California Begins Handouts to Illegal Aliens Tomorrow

I guess you can argue that California does that all the time, but this is a new monetary handout due to the Chinese virus.

Thanks to reader Nancy for sending me the news.

Some of the usual ‘religious’ nonprofits will be responsible for passing out the payola.

From Cal Matters:

Financial help for California’s undocumented immigrants starts Monday

California’s undocumented immigrants can begin applying Monday for disaster relief payments of up to $1,000 per household under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus emergency assistance plan.

Unai Montes-Irueste, director of communications with United Ways of California says the money will only reach one in ten of the ‘undocumented.’ About Montes-Irueste: https://www.laprogressive.com/author/unai-montes-irueste/page/2/

In April, Newsom announced a one-time, $75-million fund for undocumented adults who are not eligible for other forms of government assistance, such an unemployment benefits and federal stimulus checks. A qualifying undocumented adult can receive $500, with a maximum of $1,000 per household.

Since the announcement was made, many undocumented immigrants have been waiting for information to apply as soon as the application period opened.

California has more than two million undocumented immigrants. Nearly one in ten workers is undocumented.

With the funds spread among so many people, most families will not receive the funding. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis, until the money runs out.

“In the best case scenario, these funds would reach one in 10 people,” said Unai Montes-Irueste, director of communications with United Ways of California.

[….]

Montes-Irueste of United Ways of California — which has helped undocumented immigrants without bank accounts during the pandemic — said it is important for people to know where to get help and avoid being scammed.

Called the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project, the $75 million in state funding will be distributed to 12 organizations throughout California.

More here.

See the list of who is passing out the taxpayer dollars. Catholic Charities and Jewish Family Services are on the list.  I’m guessing they get to keep a cut for their ‘administrative’ costs.

Update!  Don’t miss Montgomery County, MD being sued for handing out money to illegal aliens.