Run Sheet for Monday, August 12th


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WXYZ: Oakland Co. Cover-up? Text that reads ‘DELETE, DELETE, DELETE’ over L. Brooks Patterson’s seat

DETROIT FREE PRESS: L. Brooks Patterson spoke his mind, leaves mixed legacy

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Oakland Democrats stumble at appointing successor to L. Brooks Patterson’s job


TEAM USA: Simone Biles’ historic Triple Double!

Simone Biles is the first woman in history to land a triple double on her floor routine at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo. part of the Team USA Champions Series presented by Xfinity.

WP: American fencer kneels on medal stand during anthem, tweets about Trump and gun control

  • Imboden talks to CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield about why he decided to kneel: “Racism and mistreatment of immigrants, as well as our president and the things which he’s been representing. I’m a Fencer, for a lot of people I believe that I represent white privilege, and I’m in a sport that is probably mostly wealthy elite, and I thought it was time that a different face stepped up. In this case I followed Colin Kapernick and the other athletes in the NFL that have been protesting, and I decided to take a knee and join them, and represent and protest in my own way.”
  • US OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RESPONDS: “Every athlete competing at the 2019 Pan American Games commits to terms of eligibility, including to refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature. In this case, Race didn’t adhere to the commitment he made to the organizing committee and the USOPC,” Mark Jones, vice president of communications for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, said in a statement Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The statement continued: “We respect his rights to express his viewpoints, but we are disappointed that he chose not to honor his commitment. Our leadership are reviewing what consequences may result.”

THE COLLEGE FIX: University of Pennsylvania study: America under Trump is LESS racist

THE GUARDIAN: (January 27, 2017) The intolerance of the left: Trump’s win as seen from Walt Disney’s hometown

  • “Small-town people, we liberals think, are Republican people. At their best, they are pious, respectful, and conservative; at their worst they are smug and self-righteous, small-minded and yet capable of broad prejudice. People in the hinterlands, we think, are just different: all the adults are church-going puritans with a neatness obsession, and all the kids long to escape and finally be themselves. But there’s another way of looking at it, and it is just this: small towns are dying.”
  • “Maybe it’s also true, as my liberal friends believe, that what people in this part of the country secretly long to go back to are the days when the Klan was riding high or when Quantrill was terrorizing the people of neighboring Kansas, or when Dred Scott was losing his famous court case. For sure, there is a streak of that ugly sentiment in the Trump phenomenon.”

CT: Why Southern Baptists’ Social Justice Spat Is Actually About the Sufficiency of Scripture

  • Southern Baptists recently adopted a controversial resolution on critical race theory and intersectionality (CRT/I), which cited both theories as useful for confronting racial divisions even though the theories “have been appropriated by individuals with worldviews that are contrary to the Christian faith.”
  • “For [Tom] Ascol, the issue is faithfulness to Scripture. He fears that some Southern Baptists, while committed in theory to inerrancy, are allowing ideologies other than Scripture to determine their beliefs and practices in the church.”

CP: Only 16 percent of Christians say Church should repent for America’s racist past

  • A total of 1,502 practicing American Christians from various races were asked the question of what the Church should do in response to the 400 years of injustices faced by African Americans. Respondents were allowed to select multiple answers from a list that included “nothing,” “repair the damage, “repent,” “pursue restitution,” “lament,” and “don’t know.”
  • Only 16 percent of American practicing Christians said that the Church needs to repent for America’s history of slavery and segregation. A minority, 24 percent, of African-American practicing Christians indicated a need for the Church to repent. By comparison, just 13 percent of white Christians also selected “repent” as an answer.

CP: Are churches a positive force in society? Republican, Democrat views widening


NY TIMES: Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Barr Criticizes ‘Serious Irregularities’ at Jail

Attorney General William P. Barr in July.
Attorney General William P. Barr in July. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

NYT: Before Jail Suicide, Jeffrey Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored

FORMER US ATTORNEY: Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide is unfathomable


CT: Assemblies of God Elects First Woman to Top Leadership Team


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