New York.- By Apostolos Zoupaniotis
Little more than 40 days remain to the presidential elections and in spite of the absence of rallies and other events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race is heating up. Various conspiracy theories promoted by President Trump about possible fraud, the rhetoric about who is promoting violence in the cities and the killings of unarmed blacks by policemen, have already raised the temperature, not to mention the new parameter added; the replacement of Judge Ruth Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Greek News” over the years is trying to cover the “Greek Angle” of the Presidential Campaigns, especially the candidate’s positions on our national issues, Greece and Cyprus and his/hers relationship with the community. In addition, we are trying to cover events organized be supporters of the candidates.
So far this year we were approached only by the campaign of the Democratic candidate Joe Biden. First to cover a discussion organized by HALC, right after the Iowa primary and recently a discussion also organized by the Hellenic American Leadership Council, with the participation of all Greek American Democratic members of Congress and California Lt. Governor Eleni Tsakopoulos – Kounalakis.
We haven’t receive any invitation from Greek American Republicans, who instead have chose to exercise their First Amendment Rights by sending messages of opposition to the articles, which they received as endorsement to Joe Biden.
The three articles about the conference organized by Greek American Democratic congressmen were simply reported what it was said at the event. It was an endorsement for Joe Biden. Greek News will definitely endorse one of the candidates and will condemn the other. But for that, our Greek American Republican friends will have to wait.
In the meantime, we invite our readers to visit our web site www.greeknewsonline and “admire” the mentality and the moral values of some of the comments; we also publish some of them in the print issue. It is also interesting that some criticized Archbishop Elpidophoros for saying the prayer at the Democratic Congress, when he received no formal invitation to send a prayer at the Republican Congress. We are not sure if the names used are real.
“If you support Biden you are not a Christian. The Democrats support Satan, they took God out of their platform, their lives. They kill millions of babies daily through abortion and pedophilia. In Gods name, dont call yourselves Greek. The turks are trying to destroy greece like the anarchists and socialists here. This is a struggle between good and evil. Wake up. Those women who accused Trump of sexual advances all eventually lied and were caught. Ask youself, am i on the side if good or evil. Choose wisely.”
THERE IS NO GOD IF BIDEN WINS!
Lord have mercy. It’d be tyranny of minorities destroying this country if feckless perverted psycho Joe Biden gets near WH.
Shame on stupid Greeks who live in selfish bubble; still thinking it’s 100 years ago refusing to see what is Reality here & Now!
Member of Holy Trinity Cathedral
Please Archangel Michael save USA!
Don’t allow unstable, shallow Joe Biden anywhere near White House again;
he’s a lost soul who doesn’t really know What in Sam Hill he stands for;
though I hear in private, he may actually be a darling friend to a fave naive priest I know …
Shake My Head…
BUT for Joe Biden to be leader of the Free World you might as well let certified lunatics out of insane asylum. No diff. And don’t forget Truth of his victim Tara Reid, seriously molested by crazy Joe Biden while he was in Senate.
Trump’s past is mere school boy – locker room talk compared to Biden’s severe perversions that go worse than fondling every female in sight.
What did Biden and Obama do for Greece and Cyprus during the 8 years they were in power? All Biden is doing is pandering to the Greek American community for votes just like he panders to the black community. I am tired of being taken for granted by the Dems for 46 years since Cyprus was invaded. The Turks still occupy Cyprus. He used his position as VP to make his son rich. He is a pervert and a pediphile. I can go on.
Philip M. Arvizu
Biden believes in the killing of babies at the ninth month. You support him, YOU believe in the MURDER of babies at the ninth month. GOD DAMN YOU TO HELL FOR THE KILLING OF BABIES AT THE NINTH MONTH WHICH YOU SUPPORT!!! And You call yourselves Orthodoxia. You are hypocrites!. May GOD allow the Turks to destroy your hypocrisy!
Dear Greek News:
The answer is really quite simple and one which the left and many “Greek” Democrats refuse to see or address because of their anti-Christ beliefs and outright HATRED for Trump.
Donald J. Trump can outsmart the deceitful, arrogant hierarchy and see’s through the evil conflict brought forth by the chumming up of the AB Elpidophoros and the Patriarchate by their allegiance to the anti-Christ. By including AB Elpi in the Republican Convention invocation, he would be committing the same hypocrisy that his opponents engage in daily.
The bigger question in my mind which most Christian Orthodox should be asking is why hasn’t the hierarchy addressed the immorality which runs deep within the rank and file of their brotherhood and the tolerance, acceptance or lack of condemnation against the baby infanticide POSTNATAL birth MURDERs and abortion?
Why should a supposed “CHRISTIAN” Orthodox Priest or anyone higher for that matter, endorse the leftist platform when it is contrary to GOD?
Answer: Because the brotherhood does not uphold the teaching of God. My friends the hierarchy is only concerned about preserving, keeping shrouded in secrecy among many other things, the immorality of what goes on openly between supposed “celibate” room mates. When the brotherhood of Orthodoxy is aligned with the covenants and commandments of Jesus Christ, then perhaps the Orthodox Church may have a chance. Until then, the demonic angelic hosts of the devil have claimed victory.
I have the same thoughts about this article as Archbishop Elpidophoros’ endorsement of Joe Biden. This is So Wrong! I am not Greek. I was a Lutheran for 50 years. I converted to Greek Orthodoxy 10 years ago. I was so dismayed when I saw the behaviour of the Patriarch of Moscow behaving as an aggresive western Christian and Russian Chauvanist. Now I am being made increasingly aware of these elements in the GOARCH, and not just amongst wrong headed laiety but amongst the Heirarchs at the highest level. These people ignore the Obama administration as the most anti-Christian American administration in US History! Have you read the Biden & the democrat plank released on their site. The want to remove God from our culture. They are pro-aborition & infanticide. They are pro-Marixist, violence, atheist, pagan, hate, division of peoples in America. The support Black Lives Matter (a marxist, pagan, pro-violence organization) and ANTIFA. The evidence is easily found. Just go to these organizations’ websites. We should not support our “community”, we should support God! I understanding more and more that the Byzantines deserved to lose Anatolia and Constantiople as the Jews lost the Temple and the Holy Land. This is America ethnic chauvanism has no place here! Unfortunately, there is no other Orthodox Church where I live. I would be willing to loose Constantinople, Cyprus, Greece & the USA to stand up for the Trinity. I love my Greek brothers and Sisters in my church but if you want a Greek Cultural Center go some where else. I felt the same way about Germans and the Lutheran Church though they were not near as blatant as GOARCH. I pray you all take this with the love I share for my God and my Church. I pray you all (all the way up to the Ecumenical Patriarch) wake up.
OK, Panagia saves us. this broad based adoration of VP Biden should make even the writers of this article blush. If 1/10 of these words of adulation at my funeral were spoken, it would make me cry.
How can even Greek Americans overlook his character lapses in his dealings as VP with China and the Ukraine effectively causing his son to reap billions of dollars. Oh, and the riots causing the killings of innocent children and adults and the obliteration of thousands of businesses small and large as have happened in states “governed” by Democrats. Mr. Biden should embarass all members of his party by coming so late to speak to this chaotic outrage.
So if Greece and Cyprus is so important to the Democrats, then why was there no mention of this in their convention platform?
Then Democrats, you have to consider his Alzheimer condition. Our nation cannot function with 5-10 minutes of sound bite announcements. Who would sit with him to guard and direct his discussions with foreign leaders? In the end, whose pronouncements would prevail, the VP’s or his “advisors”? Being President is a 24/7 kind of job, or at least that’s the level of commitment and seriousness with which DJ Trump approaches the position as Commander in Chief.
Our President has demonstrated event after event that his is equal to the level of being the right man at the right time to lead our nation for 4 more years.