Unity supports humanitarian statement

Posted 9/11/19

Recently the East Jefferson County Ministerial Association released a powerful and important statement of support for the rights of immigrants and humanitarian treatment for everyone. Somehow, Unity …

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Unity supports humanitarian statement

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Recently the East Jefferson County Ministerial Association released a powerful and important statement of support for the rights of immigrants and humanitarian treatment for everyone. Somehow, Unity was accidently not included so we are hereby joining our local faith community in this statement.

At Unity, we are an Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community that seeks to create a world that works for all. In living this, we clearly stand for treating all of life humanely and doing what we can to care for others regardless of their spiritual tradition, nationality, sexual orientation, or other bias-based distortions of our common humanity. In further expression of this dedication, we do prayers and programs regularly to promote compassion, harmony and a deeper sense of oneness.

Additionally, Unity supports our local immigrants’ rights group, JCIRA, with our tithes. We also provide a space for Terry Wagner to do her yoga events from which all proceeds go to JCIRA.

It is our joy to stand with our local community and with our global family of faith.

Many Blessings.

Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith and Unity
Port Townsend

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Justin Hale

Does your belief's include believe in following our laws? Do you support sanctuary cities?

Wednesday, September 11
Tom Camfield

I don't know about most people, Justin, but I prefer sanctuary over the tyranny of an oligarchy.

Sunday, September 15
Justin Hale

I presume by "tyranny and Oligarchy" you're referring to your pathological hatred towards our President,,, so you're willing to ignore our immigration laws? That's a great way to run a country Tom, is that the way the Democrats are going to solve the problem at our southern border?

We can see the results of sanctuary city policies in the SH that the city of Seattle has become under that policy pushed by the liberal Democrats.

And exactly where is this "tyranny and oligarchy" you speak of?. How are you or your family suffering under some imagined "tyranny and oligarchy"?.

Sunday, September 15
Tom Camfield

Under Trump, we commoners all are dying the death of a thousand cuts.

And a lot of his poisons are slow-acting, such as his multiple forays against the environment.

Monday, September 16
Justin Hale

"Under Trump, we commoners all are dying the death of a thousand cuts. ".....The only people I hear that nonsense from are the Trump-O-Phobes. My life hasn't changed a bit since Trump became President, neither has my partners life nor my Childrens or their Families lives. None of my friends, who most all detest Trump, seem to be suffering a single cut other than the hatred and bile they carry within themselves towards Trump. Sorry to hear that your life has been so negatively affected by the Trump Administration.

Monday, September 16
Tom Camfield

I guess our difference is, Justin, that I don't see everything from the perspective of my personal life—or even the lives of my children or close friends. My thoughts are more with humanity as a whole. Of course, now in my 91st year and on a fixed income, I'm still one of the lucky ones today. I'm not struggling from paycheck to paycheck. My wife and I aren't paying rent or still raising kids and paying on a mortgage. Not long after Jean and I were married we bought our very first house here in Port Townsend for $8,500. It was almost brand-spanking new, 2 bedrooms. $850 down and 4 1/2% interest on the balance

A decade later, I was earning $600 a month when we bought our second house in P.T.--2-story, 2 lots Uptown, for $15,500, nothing down. Times have changed, but not for the better, and where the economy is concerned, Trump is only making it worse with his mucking about—with one eye on a mirror and the other on his bank book. No matter how much he blathers about the stock market and employment out of one side of his mouth, out of the other he's trying to cajole farmers into believing his Chinese tariffs are benefitting rather than ruining them. And then there's health care, which he's trying his best to screw up for the multitude—largely because we have a working system put into place by a black president

He's destroying our wetlands, forests, national parks and monuments, clean-water sources, salmon habitat, clean air through both his individual initiatives and his refusal to accept the reality of global warming and climate change. He's trying to dumb down America and destroy virtue in the process, bring the public mind down to the level of his own immoral ignorance, a place where science doesn't count, compassion is for losers and public education is a Democratic plot—and the Free Press concentrates on dispensing "fake news" for some vague nefarious reason.

His disdain for residents of countries with black or brown ethnicity is expressed in various ways, including financially, and he is a major contributor to a general migration that is exacerbated by an ever-burgeoning world population.

It's true that my personal life isn't missing a lot in the way of physical comforts. But that is not my life's goal. Age has not dimmed my eyes as I look to the past, to the future, and—most of all—to parts of our own country including inner cities and around the rest of the world. Things aren't looking good at all beyond the view from Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago's golf course.

Don't get me started;

Monday, September 16
Justin Hale

Tom, I think I'm fairly well informed with what's going on in the world today and when someone tells me that "we commoners all are dying the death of a thousand cuts. " I have to look at my life as I consider myself, Family and friends "common people", and when I look around me I don't see the dire picture you want to paint. And if the situation is as dire as you claim why are so many people wanting to get into our country?

" the Free Press concentrates on dispensing "fake news" for some vague nefarious reason.".....nothing vague about why the MSM has been going after Trump with fake news even before he was sworn into office, they were sure that Hillary was the anointed one to become the POTUS and like the butt sore losers they are they will spend his entire time in office trying to bring him down, just as you do in almost every blog you write.

" and he(Trump) is a major contributor to a general migration that is exacerbated by an ever-burgeoning world population.".....HUH?, Trump is responsible for migration?,,, I thought your line was that he is against migration.

Monday, September 16
David Thielk

Justin wrote: "Tom, I think I'm fairly well informed with what's going on in the world today . . . ."

And, at the same time, I see you are still playing the "defend Trump" game. Hard for me to wrap my head around that one.

Regarding breaking laws and religion - I wonder how the 1700s colonists would respond to that question.

Monday, September 16
Justin Hale

Not so much defending Trump, as countering your Trump-hate speech nonsense. Unlike you Trump haters I accepted the outcome of the 2016 election, while you have been on a non-stop vendetta against the President btiching and moaning about everything he does, calling him every vile name in the book.

"Regarding breaking laws and religion - I wonder how the 1700s colonists would respond to that question.".....I don't get your point.

Tuesday, September 17
David Thielk

Perhaps you can locate some "Trump hate speech nonsense" from me. You referred to it in your post above.

On other hand, we could easily find hate speech coming from Trump - directed towards a sitting president. The birther lie propaganda being one of the biggest. And then there was lyin' Ted Cruise. Pocahontas. Crooked Hillary. Go back to where you came from . . Hate speech indeed. Mexicans are rapists. xxxx hole countries. There is nothing that Tom C. or I have said that comes close to the everyday language coming from your idol. Oh, and by the way, there is a huge difference between accepting the results of the election and respecting a person. So, your logical fallacies fall short.

Gee, Justin, call it what you like. But "countering my hate speech?" I am reading a book called Intellectual Character. You might want to review this book before posting again.

Tuesday, September 17
David Thielk

If you don't understand my point about about the American Revolution, the colonists, and religion, I guess that is your problem. But I think it is a perfect of example of morality superseding written laws. Perhaps you may want to read up on American history.

Another book that presents aspects of religion, politics and lawbreaking is "The Half was Never Told - Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism." But in this example, religion plays a darker role in morality and law breaking.

One is ill advised to assume that the morality of any religion dictates a strict adherence to all laws.

Tuesday, September 17