• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.

Hate Crime: "Empire" actor attacked by masked men shouting 'MAGA country'

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

    +7,106
    Christian
    Jussie Smollett, Star of 'Empire,' Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

    +4,793
    United States
    Atheist
    Married
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  3. now faith

    now faith Veteran Supporter

    +1,249
    Word of Faith
    Married
    Was the attack brought on because he was black or gay?
     
  4. Radagast

    Radagast is a Trinitarian Christian

    +6,533
    Australia
    Christian
    Single
    This makes no sense to me. Do people really say "maga" as a word?
     
  5. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

    +7,106
    Christian
    What's so difficult to understand? That people take an acronym and turn it into a word? The president was touting "MAGAnomics" when he attempted to claim the Obama economy's strength was because of him.
     
  6. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

    +4,793
    United States
    Atheist
    Married
    It's goofy...but who knows? Perhaps he was attacked by a group of racist caricatures lol.
     
  7. Nithavela

    Nithavela Buy more eggs

    +9,166
    Germany
    Other Religion
    Single
    They actually do.
     
  8. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus Well-Known Member

    +2,761
    Netherlands
    Christian
    Single
    Obama's economy strength???

    Anyway, NYT, ambiguous story, the same old narrative that has been proven to be fake in most cases...
     
  9. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

    +7,106
    Christian
    If you have any evidence that the man staged his own attack, then please provide the evidence. Moreover, please provide evidence that "most cases" of hate crimes are fake.
     
  10. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus Well-Known Member

    +2,761
    Netherlands
    Christian
    Single
    You can persuade folks to do stuff in the name of something or someone, in order to criminalize that something or someone.
    The stakes are high enough.
     
  11. Nithavela

    Nithavela Buy more eggs

    +9,166
    Germany
    Other Religion
    Single
    So.. you don't have any evidence, then? You're just pulling it out of somewhere I'm not allowed to mention?
     
  12. No Username Found

    No Username Found Well-Known Member Supporter

    +1,894
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    I don't think it matters. I hope they find these people and throw the book at them. There is absolutely no excuse for this behavior.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
  13. No Username Found

    No Username Found Well-Known Member Supporter

    +1,894
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    While I agree that there have been slanderous false reports of attacks. There doesn't seem to be any evidence or motive to suggest that this is the case. At least, that I know of.
     
  14. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus Well-Known Member

    +2,761
    Netherlands
    Christian
    Single
    True, but i wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be another nothing burger.
    So i guess i'm biassed.
     
  15. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

    +5,092
    United States
    Methodist
    Single
    US-Others
    Very sad and disturbing. Hopefully this is the last incident that happens to him like this. Chicago is a rough area in general, and looks like he's already been having issues before this with threats.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  16. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

    +7,106
    Christian
    Sounds a lot like you're still arguing a point without evidence. Do you have evidence that most hate crimes are false reports? Do you have information that false reports for hate crimes occur more than false reports for other crimes?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  17. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus Well-Known Member

    +2,761
    Netherlands
    Christian
    Single
    I said i guess i'm biassed.
    But not without reason.
    Maybe you remember a smiling school boy with a red hat.
     
  18. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

    +7,057
    Atheist
    Legal Union (Other)
    "two people who yelled racial and homophobic slurs"

    Why not both?

    Additional detail: there was a threatening letter delivered to him at the Chicago studio a week ago. Not sure if it's connected.

    The letter threatening Smollett before the attack was sent to the Fox studio in Chicago on Jan. 22, police said. The letter contained threatening language and was laced with a powdery substance that investigators believe was likely Tylenol.

    The FBI is now investigating that prior threat, police said.
     
  19. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

    +4,793
    United States
    Atheist
    Married
    And carry around a rope?
     
  20. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

    +4,793
    United States
    Atheist
    Married
    Ahhh...so someone is deliberately targeting him.
     
Loading...