‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’

Amazingly, Bob Dylan, wrote ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis…and yet it applies for our time.

As I was listening to the television, yesterday, I heard a supporter of Alabama Senatorial Candidate, Roy Moore, expound on the fact that forty to fifty years ago…any mother or father would be proud to discover that Assistant State’s Attorney, Roy Moore, was hitting on their fourteen years old daughter.

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Candidate Moore said that, ‘In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience-who asked when Moore thought America was last ‘great’–Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: ‘I think it was a great time when families were united–even though we had slavery–they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction.’   CNN

Some people who identified as christians say that they are not concerned about Senatorial Candidate Moore’s being accused of sexual harassment of teenagers and pedophilia…as they point to King David of the Old Testament and Solomon as having moral failures.

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New York Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, called on President Trump to resign in light of the numerous accusations regarding his sexual harassment of women.

The President of the United States of America responded, ‘Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky of Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump.  Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!’

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I love southern people.

I grew up in Southern Illinois!

The pain and the sorrow…and deep remorse…that I heard in a gentleman from Alabama’s voice…today…was poignant.

He spoke of how his deceased daughter told him that she was Gay and that he had said hurtful things to her…and later she committed suicide.

The hurt and suffering and loving Alabama Father said, that Roy Moore calls people like his daughter perverts…and that she was not a pervert…and that he can not vote for Judge Moore.

‘Oh where have you been, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, where have your been, my darling young one?

I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains

I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways

I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans

I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

 

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?

I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin

I saw a white ladder all covered with water

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s hard, it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall’     Bob Dylan

Many Fundamentalist desire to have their influence permeate the Government of the United States of America.

Reverend Franklin Graham said, ‘no president in his lifetime had taken such a ‘strong outspoken stand for the Christian faith’ than President Trump and that he needs our prayers.’

I am a christian…and Reverend Graham is not speaking for me.

I just heard a campaign operative for Judge Moore being interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN.  The person said that Candidate Moore would return our Country to English/Mosaic/Christian Law.  He then went on to say that our Government was founded on the Bible.

When Jake Tapper asked him if he knew that there was a Constitutional Separation of Church and State…he had no response.

When political persons speak of returning our Government to the Christian Faith…they are speaking of their faith…not yours…and what of the millions in our Nation who are not Christian?

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