when the bow tie becomes a symbol of hate

Photo is one of the numerous pictures of murder Dyllann Roof’s web site http://lastrhodesian.com/.

I have intentionally given some time for the political dust to settle surrounding the horrific events of Emmanuel AME in Charleston, SC before posting these opinions. As I listened to the political pundits begin to dissect the events after Dyllann Roof was arrested, I was taken aback by where they laid the blame.

Following his brutal savagery at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, there was a national fire storm lead by Walmart to remove the confederate flag from their store. These actions were quickly followed by Amazon, Sears,  EBay, Etsy, Target, Spencer Gifts, and others, as if an inanimate object of fabric, fashioned in a banner, and hung on a stick is the crux of the matter.

The thought process that is spreading like wildfire, is that the confederate flag is a symbol of hate and that Dyllann’s obsession with the confederacy is what wrought him to commit such a grievous act. So if we can remove the confederate flag from our society, it will give no one else the reason to hate and commit such a heinous act. If any one reading this post has a ounce of common sense, they would realize this thought process is ludicrous. There are hundreds of thousands that are engaged in the historical accounts of the Confederacy and many that even participate in Civil War reenactments, yet would never engage in such atrocities that happened in Charleston.

The problem with the pundits in our society, is that they don’t understand what hate is and where it originates. For the answer, one only need to turn to the Architect’s blue-print for life.

In the Matthew’s account of the gospel, the religious folk of Jesus’ day came and asked Him why His disciples did not was their hands when they ate bread?, to which Jesus responded…

“Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man…  Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with un-washen hands defileth not a man.

The content of a person’s heart is what dictates their actions. Whether it is an act of love or hate, it originate in the heart, and manifest itself through the acts of the individual. What determines the content of ones heart, is not a flag that flies in their yard or the images on the cloths they wear, it has to do with the resident spirit in an individual’s heart and that is either a spirit of Christ or Satan.

Consider the words of Jesus when the religious leaders sought to kill Him.. “you do the works of your father the devil”. Herein lies the problem, the society does not want to acknowledge the spiritual conflict, so they cannot discern the sign of the times

Confusion of faces:

A man in Louisiana is asking for an explanation from Walmart after his request for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries was rejected, but a design with the ISIS flag was accepted.

Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a cake with the words, "Heritage Not Hate," on Thursday at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana. But the bakery denied his request, he said. At some point later, he ordered the image of the ISIS flag that represents the terrorist group.

"I went back yesterday and managed to get an ISIS battleflag printed. ISIS happens to be somebody who we’re fighting against right now who are killing our men and boys overseas and are beheading Christians," Netzhammer said.

A spokesman for Walmart told ABC News, "An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologize."

"That’s an ISIS battleflag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart," Netzhammer explains in a video posted on YouTube showing the sheetcake. "But you can’t buy a Confederate flag toy, with like, say, a ‘Dukes of Hazzards’ car."

Netzhammer, 48, of Pearl River, Louisiana, told ABC News, “I’m not doing this out of hate for Walmart. They are choosing what’s offensive or not. If a Muslim walked in a Walmart and saw pork, they would think that’s offensive.”

Netzhammer, who is unemployed and previously worked as a car and heavy equipment mechanic, said, “I am your everyday Joe.”

Last week, companies like Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay announced that they were banning sales of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of the shooting death of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, allegedly by a racist gunman who was seen in photos wearing the flag.

"We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer," Walmart said in a statement last week as it announced the ban. "We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site."  abcnews.go.com

Does anyone think Walmart is sorry that they made a cake with the ISIS battle flag, but would not do the same for the confederate flag, or that their ignorance was what brought to light this revelation of hypocrisy?

When chaos and spiritual ignorance rules the thought process of a society, this foolishness will abound, for chaos manifest ignorance and ignorance propagates the fruit of confusion.

Consider the Gold Gym tank top shirt Dyllann Roof is wearing in the above photo. What if Planet Fitness began a movement to shut down any and everything associated with Gold’s Gym due to accusations that Gold’s Gym has fostered a spirit of hate and drove Dyllann to commit this violent act of murder? Sound utterly ridiculous?… one would be correct.

What will be next, a shirt donning an image of Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the radical New Black Panther Party, or maybe the infamous Louis Farrakhan? Mr. Farrakhan thinks the debate ought not be over the Confederate, but the American flag. He thinks the American flag should be abolished as it is a symbol of hatred and oppression.


At the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam stated in his speech – “I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag,” comments that were meant with cheers and applause. He added, “Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag.”

Audio of Louis Farrakhan speaking before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on 6/24/15

From this photo, one might construe that ‘bow ties’ are a symbol of hatred and oppression? There is a petition to have Walmart remove them from their shelves.

All of this verbiage surrounding the flags is nothing more than spiritual smoke and mirrors, a precursor to the Word of God. With each day America finds it to be quite offensive… “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”.

What is one to do? Dwell in the secrete place of the Most High, abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You will find Him a refuge, a fortress, a God in whom you can trust. His name is Yeshua ha Mashiach.

brother malachi