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Forget Your Past And Move On Please!

One of many reasons I enjoy blogging using WordPress is bloggers in our community can have open and honest discussions about any topics; and open and honesty are what I am hoping we can have today.

This is not a political post as my allegiance is to God, not to a political party, or politicians. I am concern about America not being united and politicians are turning back to very painful times for our ancestors and to us starting with voters’ suppression.

God said, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)

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What about American History? Black History? What scriptures tell us not to remember our history? I posted something on Facebook about this subject and a member of the Body of Christ felt it was inappropriate. It was stated that I should forget the past as a Christian. This is what prompted this blog.

Mankind cannot regulate what is to be remembered, and what is to be forgotten. I am saddened that some in the Body of Christ is complicit in these unethical and ungodly behaviors. Looking at some of their posts they think this is something to be proud of, but before I go to bed tonight, I will not see their posts on my newsfeed anymore. (Matthew 7:15-29)

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Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from moving forward on voting rights legislation, and Democrats failed to get 50 votes to change the Senate rules to move forward with the legislation with a simple majority. Senate Democrats fail to change rules on filibuster to pass voting rights – CBS News

“This map is not only unconstitutional, but it dilutes black representation in Florida,” state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Black Democrat, told Politico. “To add insult to injury, the Governor submitted this map all while tweeting a quote ‘honoring’ Dr. King.” Ron DeSantis wants to hijack Florida redistricting — and cut number of Black districts in half – Alternet.org

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In rejecting the new boundaries for Kentucky’s six congressional districts, Beshear said: “One look at the map reveals what those who drafted it in secret were trying to hide: the redistricting plan is a political gerrymander.” Kentucky’s Governor Vetoes GOP-Drawn Redistricting Plans | Kentucky News | US News

“African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” the Senate Minority Leader said. Mitch McConnell said Black people show up to vote just as much as ‘Americans’ after the voting rights bill failed in the Senate (msn.com)

Coons said legislators are seeing laws in dozens of states that are “clearly designed to accomplish voter suppression.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-sen-chris-coons-says-he-s-gravely-concerned-about-the-abundant-evidence-of-nationwide-voter-suppression/ar-AAT42v7?ocid=msedgntp

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ending-college-affirmative-action-could-have-ripple-effect-for-black-latino-students/ar-AATa070?ocid=msedgntp

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-county-purges-democrats-from-election-board-and-cancels-sunday-voting/ar-AATiTM0?ocid=msedgntp

FINAL THOUGHT

I was born in Montgomery, Alabama and lived there 40 years before relocating to Florida. Montgomery was the cradle of civil rights. Why are we still dealing with voting rights in 2022?

QUOTE: God judges sin, not skin. – Tangie T. Woods

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23 thoughts on “Forget Your Past And Move On Please!

  1. I don’t believe it was rejected for the reasons you believe. The bill is full of actions that will tank our economy and create a financial disaster we may never recover from. In order for them to sneak those things through they are pitting Americans against each other. It’s all about moving toward Socialism using race as the issue. Please read the Bill.

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    1. That fact is voters’ rights should not be an issue in 2022 to be rejected. I am specifically referencing to this and maps redistricting. I do not get into conversations about politics for various reasons. I focus more on staying in line with God’s word and saving myself from this untoward generation. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

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  2. I wasn’t meaning to get into politics. I only wanted to share with you that you may be being misled. I don’t believe a word of any Republican or Democrat or news media without verifying what they are saying is true. So, when there is a controversial issue or Bill I educate myself by reading the Bill they are trying to pass. They are available to the public. That’s why I know what is in it. I refuse to let either party draw us against each other.

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    1. I understand. My major concern is voting rights should not be part of a bill in 2022, or future bills for politicians to deem who should or should not vote or make it difficult for some people to vote. Voters’ rights should be the same for everyone.

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  3. I agree that there should be equality for all of us regardless of race. The truth is the Republicans are blocking the bill because Democrats are trying to federalize elections to legalize the election fraud they got away with in 2020. It has nothing to do with “voter rights” or “voter suppression” as Democrats claim. For example, requiring ID to vote to make sure a person is a legal citizen is in no way voter suppression. Democrats don’t want ID to be required because they want illegals to be able to vote. Then they say it is “racist” to disagree with them. Same old Democrat playbook and lies. The truth is they are trying to hide their socialist agenda in a bill they claim is about voting rights. Democrats have been trying to redraw district maps in their favor and do away with voting laws, so they can steal more elections. That’s what they are really doing. It is not sinful to block their bills that are full of lies. God bless you, Tangie.

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    1. I totally agree with requiring ID to vote and do not consider that as voter suppression. I proudly show my driver’s license at my voting poll. There are other ways suppression is being achieved such as maps redistricting/gerrymandering; it is happening, and politicians are boldly and proudly making it known. I do not favor one party over another and definitely do not trust or believe any of them because no man is to be trusted, only God, per many scriptures. There are no secrets hidden in the sight of God and He will repay for wrongdoing, so I stay out of that area to not caught up in sin from emotions. I stay focus more on God’s word to get from earth to glory. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  4. I am in complete agreement with you Tangie and appreciate you speaking out. Thank you truly!
    It’s despicable everything is getting blocked! Even in leaving religion out altogether and just focusing on human decency and truth this was a tell telling and despicable once again:

    ““African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” the Senate Minority Leader said. Mitch McConnell said Black people show up to vote just as much as ‘Americans’ after the voting rights bill failed in the Senate (msn.com)”

    Thank you for sharing 💖🙏💖🙏💖🙏

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    1. You are welcome, Cindy and thank you for your comments. I waited to write this blog because I was surprised at being told to forget my past and move on–from a Christian. I prayed about it and talked to my husband, who is a minister, to ensure I stay in line with godliness, and not to write from emotions; but definitely speak truth about a secular issue. I had a man, a stranger, jump in my face during the last election because I would not say anything in agreement with his belief about the election and his preferred candidate. Yes, a man jumped in my face while in line at a grocery store about a politician who does not know him to care about him. This is one reason I limit public discussions about politics because emotions are powerful and will make people do and say things they would not otherwise do or say. Politicians are not demigods and will have to stand before God on the Judgment Day as well. I am thankful my husband was not with me, and God protected me from this man’s anger. I know my husband would have intervene but glad I did not find out how in case his emotions kicked in. Praise God for staying the hands of the man from physically harming me.

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      1. You’re so welcome Tangie and I’m truly sorry to hear this and this is why I too try to stay out of the arena of politics and religion. Too many wars have been fought over all but we all should be able to share our voice and be heard. It is common sense that we are kind, caring and everyone deserves the truth. too many lies of deception and greed surrounding untruths and the ones that dig in their heals and fight are most often the culprits. There’s a place for them … You take good care my frined! 💖

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  5. Thank you for this bold post. As believers, we must speak the truth. Voter suppression is a dark blip in our American history and unfortunately it’s still a tactic that is occurring in a multitude of ways that you have identified. The Lord sees all, knows all, and will deal with all accordingly. Even with the suppression, we can celebrate the many strides that women, people of color, and others have overcome in order to let their voice be heard with a vote. Their victories allow us to see the hand of God in our stories. It’s important for us to look back and thank God about how we got over! No matter your skin color, I think this lyric is applicable to all as we consider our histories: “You know my soul looks back and wonder how I got over…”

    Looking back helps us remember about how God did it before and will do it again!

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    1. Thank you. Sadly, there are so many unrepentant sins in America that I cannot help but think God has removed His hedge of protection and allowing, not causing, many devastations to remind us of who He is and who we should be serving/ worshiping.

      2 Chronicles 7:14 and other scriptures still apply. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

      Isaiah 26:20 NIV: Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.

      Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold truth in unrighteousness…..” 32 “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such thing are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

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  6. My first word is WOW!
    I could not get enough of this blog!!! I am Thankful for you a christian woman speaking out about what is factual and reality in America’s history while providing a bibical contrast and comfort through biblical scripture. I am thankful to God for you practicing and understanding Romans 15:4. This text is a great source of letting us know that God doesn’t want us to forget about “The past”! Jesus greatest method of teaching was through
    .parables which included many past experiences and events.

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    1. I understand some of America’s History is difficult to talk about. However, I believe we need to be open and honest about our nation entire history to start healing this country into truly being united. We cannot change the past, but we can start building a better future to earn “The United States of America,” “One Nation Under God,” In “God We Trust,” and “Liberty and Justice for All.” We should leave emotions behind closed doors and come together with open minds and ears to discuss one issue at a time staying on that specific topic. We should be able to cordially discuss why we do specific things to hurt one another including within the Black communities. Good and bad things are instilled in mankind.

      For example, sometimes when I decide to do projects (secular or spiritual), I discuss it with my husband. He would ask me why do I want to do it? How will it enhance my spiritual life? How will it benefit others? He asks hard questions to enhance my thinking and most times I am unable to respond with a reasonable answer which result in me saying–it is traditional and serves serve no purpose in benefiting me or others. Tradition was instilled in me so until we move past the bad traditions and history of America, I can only vision a repeated past (not saying my vision is right or will come true). Do we know why we do some things without truly giving thoughts to it? Is it tradition instilled in us from childhood?

      I can understand those who are not in the Body of Christ misbehaving without caring, but it saddens me to know some of us who professed to be children of God are not in the likeliness of Christ. “If a man says, I love God, and hateth his brother [sister], he is a liar. for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.” (1 John 4:20-21)

      Do you remember the saying “What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)? As I got older, I understood the question is not what Jesus would do, but what DID Jesus do to afford us an opportunity for salvation. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and have a wonderful evening, Pam, and be safe.

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  7. hank you for your post Tangie! I can only imagine how much it must Abba when those who claim His name hold to their White supremacy and use it to make some of God’s kids the “other”. I’m also sad for them that they miss out on the beautiful diversity of the Body of Christ.

    Voter suppression is a serious threat to what Christian Nationalists claim to value – democracy itself. I may be a citizen of God’s kingdom but that doesn’t mean I hide my head in the sand regarding the body politique of the community I live in. Thank you for being open and honest.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. It is a sad state of affair especially when many in the Body of Christ are doing the devil’s bidding. (Matthew 7:15). If more “Converted” Christians stand in unity against injustices, I believe those doing the devil bidding will flee from office. We need “Converted” Christians serving in many political offices, I pray to make real changes. Many have it wrong saying we should not get involved in politics. I concur with you 100% “I may be a citizen of God’s kingdom but that doesn’t mean I hide my head in the sand regarding the body politique of the community I live in.” Have a wonderful day/night and be safe.

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