My Thoughts Are With Sri Lanka

Bombing and killing innocent people is not the solution. Religious bigotry: Enough.

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Did Trump’s Idea to Make Gallaudet University Worship God?

Pastor Mark Ehrlichmann and its Jesus Camp

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Once you join HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf), you need to praise Jesus first. Is that considered a religious oppression? Remember a documentary film called Jesus Camp that was made in 2006, it was so bad and offensive to their human rights. It was really awful. According to Mark Ehrlichmann, a pastor in God’s eyes, and president of HEARD who lives in Florida, he is also Deaf and a cochlear implant user because he thinks cochlear implants are God’s greatest answers.

A pastor is all about being in charge of a Christian church or congregation–as in Ephesians 4:11, Paul discusses various roles that Chris placed in the church. The expression “pastors and teachers” identifies a single group (Kent, Homer A. 1971. Ephesians: The Glory of the Church. Chicago, IL: Moody)

Pastor Mark Ehrlichmann runs a ministry focusing on incarcerated persons as well as returned citizens. It is just like Jesus CampWhen I first became interested in HEARD in 2013, a month later, he quickly wrote an e-mail to Talila Lewis known as TL, one of the three founders for HEARD, all of them are hearing, and asked her to e-mail me and join him for couple of days hoping that I would join Men’s Retreat in September 2013.

It was supposed to be in Pennsylvania, north of Cumberland, Maryland. He thought he had the power to control my life. Wrong. I had this funny feeling that time and I was happy that I declined his offer. I even told TL that I did not appreciate this.

Mark writes on August 19, 2013: 

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Then he writes on August 20, 2013: 

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“Simply pack and go.”—Are all about preaching and all? The worst thing is that pastors around the world preaches violence—anyone who preaches religion tends to be encouraging violence—yes, it’s true. People who do not practice religion are much less than encouraging violence. Everyone knows that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence. The Men’s Retreat does not solve everything instead of brainwashing you under Mark’s direction.

I have my own freedom of expression and my pursuit of happiness. I make my own decisions. I have my own faith. I do not need Christians to preach me or force me to go to Jesus camp.

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-JT

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How to Challenge EPHPHATHA at Gallaudet University

David Call: Stop Taking Credit

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I need to set the record straight. There are not honest people in Deaf community anymore—which is sad. Yes, I have been giving away too many “credit” to other people because I love Deaf community and believe in helping other Deaf people and that is who I am. I have been a scholar winning awards more than people can really think who I am despite that I am a Deaf returned citizen and they would not give me a credit—very lame. It is all about one sided salacious stories without showing both sides of the issue many times.

Have those people lost the ability to learn not to judge Deaf returning citizens while maintaining a culture of civility and respect? Incivility and disrespect seem to have only increased, threatening the very nature of democracy. In the most recent example of not giving me the credit that I was the one who wrote countless blogs and did a lot of homework on my own about EPHPHATHA—the seal on Gallaudet’s emblem.

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I also need to set the record that the late Carl Schroeder asked me to do research about EPHPHATHA on my own and I thank him for believing in me. He was THE ONE who told me about it—how did it happen? Well, I was auditioning for Deafhood Monologues that time and saw a seal on the podium right there and took the picture and went home and did a lot of research—then that was where I became very motivated to write about it. The Deaf artist, David Call did not know anything about EPHPHATHA until I mentioned to him. I will be more than happy to take pictures of all the e-mails between me and David Call. No problem!

Then there was one of the first red flags that David Call refused to credit me—only Charles Katz—his ghostwriting buddy when he was the “one” who corrected the spelling of EPHPHATHA. It was all about himself. Then I had to straight it out with him and asked him why he was not telling the truth in the first place. The first picture below:

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Then he “apologized”—which I had forgiven him with e-mail below then he made a linocut print about EPHPHATHA which I purchased it from him. On Oct 25, 2013, at 7:00 PM, davcall@aol.com wrote:

Hi,
I wasnt pay attention to what you were trying to tell me that the word was spelled wrong until another person, Charles Katz, in FB told me that it was spelled wrong. That is when I realized oh! that is what you was trying to tell me. Other person who told me about spelling error is also a scholar like you. I guess it takes two scholars to make me realize my spelling error!  Both of you caught my spelling error before I carve the linocut. Thanks for saving me countless hours of wasted linocut carving!

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Also, I need to make it clear that I am tired of being the “BAD PERSON” here and get blamed for everything.

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David Call made a linocut print for President Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano that showed EPHPHATHA in there with the ladder breaking into the floor and gave her a gift when she was in Bay area. Now the print is hanging in her office. Just WOW!!!!! He would not have done it without my countless knowledge. I feel very foolish than anything right now. I was shocked that night.

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-JT

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Gallaudet University: Which is Better Flag Bearer?

This video will discuss EPHPHATHA why it has been continue to practice religious bigotry to process Deaf people into hearing people and hegemonize linguistic and cultural behavior, and religion related to ‘deafness’.

The social change, language planning, politics, and why the administration is letting the religion myth affect the future of the Deaf community.  After all, it is a false prophet with the flag bearer carrying the wrong message.

 

-JT

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