Christa Steele-Knudslien: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Christa Steele-Knudslien became the first transgender person in the United States known to be murdered in 2018, and police are accusing her husband, Mark, of committing the grisly and disturbing homicide.

According to The Huffington Post, Christa Steele-Knudslien was a well-known transgender rights activist. “In addition to founding the Miss Trans America pageant, she also helped launch the Miss Trans New England pageant and was one of the organizers of the first New England Trans Pride march in 2008,” the site reported. She was sometimes known as Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien. She was memorialized for her advocacy work.

The body of Christa, 42, was found in the couple’s Veazie Street North Adams, Massachusetts home on January 5, authorities say.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Mark Steele-Knudslien Is Accused of Murdering His Wife With a Hammer Before Wrapping Her Body in a Tarp

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Christa and Mark Steele-Knudslien.

The details of the homicide are horrific. According to MassLive, Mark Steele-Knudslien, 47, walked into the Police Department and confessed that he had murdered his wife.

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Christa and Mark Steele-Knudslien.

“[He] stated he killed Christa by striking her numerous times with a hammer and then finally killed her by stabbing her in the back with a large knife,” the news site reported, quoting a police report. “Steele-Knudslien later wrapped Christa’s body in a tarp and moved her to the basement which is where the body could be found.”

According to The New York Daily News, Mark Steele-Knudslien “walked into the police department at 9:09 p.m. on Friday and said he had done ‘something very bad.’” A knife was missing from the kitchen butcher block, the news site reported.


2. Christa Was a Respected Activist Who Organized a Pageant to Highlight the Beauty of Transgender Women

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Christa Steele-Knudslien.

Christa’s death caused grief throughout the community because she was a well-known activist who sought to highlight transgender issues and people. She “was well known in the Massachusetts transgender community for her activism and helped launch the first New England Trans Pride event a decade ago,” The New York Post reported.

“She and other advocates later started the Miss Trans New England Pageant, which brought together transgender women from across the region.” Friend Justin Adkins, told the Post: “Her thing was always that transgender women are beautiful and need a venue for trans women to be seen as beautiful.”

Tributes flowed in. “Our hearts remain heavy. Though we are grieving, may we find some peace in celebrating the many contributions Christa gave us…she was a passionate advocate and leader in our community, a friend, mentor and founder of Miss Trans New England and Miss Trans America,” wrote AVP.org.


3. The Husband Allegedly Told Police That He ‘Snapped’ After Feeling Belittled

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Christa Steele-Knudslien.

MassLive reported that Mark told police he “snapped.” He is accused of saying he felt like she was belittling him, so he “began striking Christa in the head with a hammer in their living room. He then stabbed her in the back, took a shower and went to the liquor store to buy alcohol…After he returned, he wrapped Christa’s body and the murder weapons in bedding, plastic and a tarp and dragged them to the basement.”

According to Massachusetts authorities, “The preliminary results of an autopsy on a North Adams woman indicate she died of loss of blood due to a stab wound to the torso; a contributing factor was multiple blunt force traumas to the head.”

In a press release, authorities said that Mark Steele-Knudslien “has been arrested and charged with one (1) count of MURDER. It is alleged that he killed his wife whose body was found inside their Veazie Street North Adams home Friday evening” January 5, 2018.


4. Christa Was the First Transgender Person Known to Be Murdered in 2018 & She Posted In Remembrance About Other Transgender People’s Deaths

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Christa Steele-Knudslien.

According to Glaad, “Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien is the 1st known transgender person to be killed this year. Violence against transgender people, especially trans women of color, must receive more national media attention.”

Christa had posted a remembrance on Facebook to transgender people who died tragically, writing, “Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. My heart goes out to Jamie Wounded Arrow and all the life’s taken this year and years past.” She also posted tributes to the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub mass shooting.

The organization called on the news media to better humanize transgender people and give more coverage to their deaths, writing, “With violence against transgender people at an all-time high and rising, national media coverage is severely lacking. The media must do a better job of reporting these murders and bringing needed attention to a community under vicious and violent attack. In order for people to be aware of the horrific violence affecting the community, the public needs to know it is happening. The media has a responsibility to communicate about the deadly realities faced by transgender people.”


5. Christa Called Her Husband ‘Baby’ on Facebook & Was Refurbishing Their Home

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Christa Steele-Knudslien

Christa’s last public Facebook post was written on January 4, and it was about snowblowing in the winter blizzard that struck the east coast. One friend wrote on the comment thread after the murder, ” i am going to miss you girl what happened ?????”

On Christmas, Christa wrote, “Had a AMAZING Christmas with hubby & great friends. Hopefully yours was as AMAZING.” A lot of her Facebook posts revolved around home decorating. She was extensively refurbishing the family’s home. She did write about some problems. In November 2017, she wrote, “Was threatened by a Walmart employee tonight at our local store.. Just got off the phone with the ethics department.”

She repeatedly referred to Mark as her “baby,” writing, “Double chocolate banana cream cake I made for my baby’s birthday. His Birthday is tomorrow but he has been a good boy this year so I just finished it and let him have a piece early this morning.. Lol.”

She also noted, “I think I see a political future in the near future.” Christa wrote on Facebook that she was went to Spring Valley High School in Minnesota, lived in Berkshire, Massachusetts, and was from Rochester, Minnesota.

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JOHN MAYOR

PSEUDOTRANSGENDER: ONE WHO PURPORTS TO BEING TRANSGENDER, BUT WHO– IN REALITY– IS NOT GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED TO HAVING A “BORN THAT WAY” HYBRID SEXUAL ORIENTATION, WHO HAS CHOSEN A SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND WHO’S OFTEN A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE LGBQ COMMUNITIES
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THE GAY/ LESBIAN AGENDA OFTEN POSES AS A TRANSGENDER AGENDA
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THE GAY/ LESBIAN AGENDA FREQUENTLY POSES AS A TRANSGENDERED AGENDA AND MEME (and… the Gay/ Lesbian Agenda/ Meme, and the Transgendered Agenda/ Meme, not to be confused with the “Gay/ Lesbian Transexual Agenda/ Meme”, the “Gay/ Lesbian Transexual Gender Re-assignment Surgery Agenda/ Meme”, and the “Transvestite Agenda/ Meme”!… which are other matters, altogether!)!
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ALL GAYS/ LESBIANS WERE NOT SIMPLY “BORN THAT WAY”!… AND!… JUST AS ALL TRANSEXUALS WERE NOT “BORN THAT WAY”!
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Such thinking, would suggest that there’s no such thing as “FREE WILL”/ “CHOICE” when it comes to sexual orientation (the TRULY TRANSGENDERED, being the exception to this!)! And again!… not to be confused with those who are transexual!… or!… transexuals who have “CHOSEN” “Gender Re-assignment Surgery (AND!… DESPITE EVIDENCE OF ANY PROVEN BIOLOGICAL/ GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO BEING “BORN THAT WAY”!… AND POSSESSING A TRULY “TRANSGENDERED BIO-SEXUAL ORIENTATION”!)”!
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THE RATIONALE FOR “TRANSGENDERED GENDER RE-ASSIGNMENT SURGERY” IS NOT SYNONYMOUS!… AND IS NOT TO BE MADE SYNONYMOUS!… WITH “GAY/ LESBIAN TRANSEXUAL GENDER RE-ASSIGNMENT SURGERY”!
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For!… it’s one thing for a six year old boy to want to cut off his genitals due to an overwhelming biological (hormonal) tendency to femininity!… but!… it’s quite another issue, to do so, based on a series of “familially-based, peer-based, or socially-based behavioral influences (and!… on many occasions!… due to incidents of ‘incest-based, peer-based, or stranger-based SEXUAL ABUSE’!)”!
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So… the question, is:… “Is one ‘coming out’ to reveal one’s gay/ lesbian ‘CHOICE’ OF ORIENTATION (i.e., a ‘CHOICE’ based on whatever ‘NURTURE-BASED/ non-biological’ circumstances may have led one to one’s resolve!)!… or!… is one anxious to end the REAL MENTAL/ EMOTIONAL PAIN of hiding a TRULY ‘BIOLOGICALLY-BASED CONDITION’ THAT ONE HAS HAD– AND HAVE!– NO CONTROL OVER (AND WHICH MAY HAVE LED ONE– IS LEADING ONE!– TO THE POINT OF SELF-HARM!… OR!– WORSE!– SUICIDE!)?”
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If it’s the former… fine!… THAT’S ONE’S “CHOICE”!… BUT (and… if it was one’s “FREE CHOICE”!), DON’T THEN, HAVE ONE’S SELF– AND/ OR US!– BELIEVE, THAT ONE’S DECISION TO COME FORWARD WAS BASED ON SOME BIOLOGICAL/ GENETIC PRECONDITION THAT “PREEMPTED” ONE’S “TRUE DECISIONMAKING (I.E., THAT ONE WAS ‘BORN THAT WAY’!… OR HAD NO ‘FREE CHOICE’ IN THE MATTER!)”! AND!… IF ONE’S “WOULD-BE CHOICE” WAS “PREEMPTED” BY WAY OF SOMEONE ELSE’S MANIPULATION OF ONE’S “FREE WILL (E.G., BY WAY OF AN ABUSER!)”!… AND, ONE HAS SUFFERED– AND/ OR IS SUFFERING!– MENTAL/ EMOTIONAL PAIN AS A RESULT OF SOMEONE ELSE’S PAST– AND/ OR PRESENT!– MANIPULATION OF ONE’S OTHERWISE “FREE WILL”!… THAT MANIPULATION DOES NOT EQUATE TO BEING “BORN THAT WAY”! AND, TO HAVE BEEN ABUSED, AND TO THEN CAPITULATE TO THE ABUSE AND ONE’S ABUSER, OR ABUSERS, IS TO NEGATE RESPECT FOR ONE’S SELF, AND TO GRANT FREEDOM TO AN ABUSER, OR ABUSERS TO ABUSE OTHERS! AND SO!… AND AS SUCH!… ONE MUST BEGIN TO SORT OUT– HONESTLY!– WHAT HAS HAPPENED (AND/ OR IS HAPPENING!) TO ONE’S SELF!… AND TO SEEK TO EITHER ACCEPT A TRULY “TRANSGENDERED STATE”!… OR!… SEEK TO ESTABLISH WHETHER ONE’S “WILL” IN ONE’S SEXUAL ORIENTATION, WAS “PREEMPTED”– AND/ OR IS BEING “PREEMPTED”!– BY ANOTHER, OR OTHERS!… OR NOT!
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To conclude, it is my “intuited hunch” that Demi Lovato’s Bipolarism, has its ROOTS in her past confusion concerning her “sexual allowances”, which have made it difficult for her to remain true to her familially acquired “sexual ethos”! Desiring to be both sympathetic and empathatic to the notion of “Transgenderism”, she has fallen victim to some within the “entertainment community” who are “L-E-S-S T-H-A-N H-O-N-E-S-T” about their respective sexualities (e.g., the CHOSEN NATURE for much of their respective sexualities!), and who has been “lured”– against her upbringing!– into a capricious acceptance of a “PSEUDOTRANSGENDER STATE”, which is predicated upon emotional manipulation, AND OUTRIGHT ABUSE! Having “crossed the line” into this fabricated and abusive dichotomy… and wanting to befriend those whom she’s been conned into believing are “TRULY TRANSGENDERED”, and “Born that way victims”!… she has found it difficult to RATIONALIZE HER OWN SEXUAL IDENTITY, and has permitted a “familial schism” between herself, and her more conservative upbringing! Nevertheless, and given the loving support from her family and true friends, I am hopeful that her “walk on the wild side” is but a phase, and will lead to a more MATURE REFLECTION on what Transgenderism is truly all about!… and where her sexuality begins, and where the PSEUDOTRANSGENDERED end! Her problem thus far, has been her inability to see the “Transgendered Forest”, for the “Pseudotransgendered Trees”!
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But as for Rosie O’Donnell, she is so steeped in “SEXUAL SELF-DECEPTION”, PSEUDOTRANSGENDERISM and EROTOANASTROPHOPATHY, that TRUE TRANSGENDERISM has become but a means for confrontation, and “POLITICAL SOCIOSEXUAL MANIPULATION”! In other words, there is NO ROOM to address the Nashville Statement’s error surrounding Transgenderism, as she has already rendered the subject MEANINGLESS, by concluding that all who are “Born That Way”, are merely ANYONE WHO CARES TO BE SO LABELED!
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Last of all… my prayers go out to the family and friends of Scout Schultz, who’s lost his life at the hands of an ill-prepared member of the “policing community”! Whether Scout Schultz was truly Transgendered or a member of the Pseudotransgendered LGBQ “communities” is UNIMPORTANT!… Scout Schultz was– and is!– a child of God, and deserved the UNDERSTANDING of our “GOD-FEARING community members”, and their PRACTICAL WISDOM!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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P.S.: The “T” in LGBTQ, should be removed, and given its OWN AGENDA!… as the TRULY TRANSGENDERED are not to be made synonymous with most within the LGBQ communities!

JOHN MAYOR

STUDY FINDS NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR TRANSGENDERISM
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This article is by courtesy of Raven Clabough, of The New American, of Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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The Left often likes to use science — or rather, a modified version of science — in arguments related to atheism, evolution, abortion, climate change, etc. But just how it will deal with a new scientific study on transgenderism remains to be seen. According to a new report published in The New Atlantis journal, transgenderism — the latest hot button social justice “ism” — is not supported by science.
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The report was co-authored by former Chief of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Paul McHugh and Arizona State University Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics Lawrence Mayer. They concluded that “gender identity” is not separate from biological sex.
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“Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence,” the report prefaced.
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“The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex — that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ — is not supported by scientific evidence,” stated the researchers.
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This is not exactly groundbreaking news to those who exercise common sense, of course. Simply because an individual purports to identify as something doesn’t make it true, particularly if it is biologically impossible. It does not take a scientific study to confirm that a person who identifies as a horse, for example, is not a horse, or one who identifies as a chair is not in fact a chair. But the study should provide some weight to the common sense approach to transgenderism, while simultaneously exploding the beliefs of some social justice warriors who may have difficulty reconciling this scientific study with their own sense of reality.
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The New Atlantis report is sure to provoke some controversy, as it challenges a number of theories that have been readily accepted by the general public in recent years, including what the authors dub the “born that way” hypothesis: “The notion that homosexuality or heterosexuality is in any given person unchangeable and determined entirely apart from choices, behaviors, life experiences, and social contexts.” According to the authors, that view is not “well-supported by research.”
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The authors also take issue with the criteria found in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for diagnosis of gender dysphoria in children, and the interventions used in the treatment of gender dysphoria despite the lack of scientific evidence behind them.
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At particular issue for the researchers is how transgenderism is being foisted on America’s youth, as the scientists note that most children outgrow gender confusion, and efforts to advocate transgender acceptance are sure to create further confusion. “Children are a special case when addressing transgender issues. Only a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood,” the report stated.
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“There is little scientific evidence for the therapeutic value of interventions that delay puberty or modify the secondary sex characteristics of adolescents, although some children may have improved psychological well-being if they are encouraged and supported in their cross-gender identification,” wrote the researchers. “There is no evidence that all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender.”
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The report argued that enabling acceptance of transgenderism through medical intervention is particularly harmful. “An area of particular concern involves medical interventions for gender-nonconforming youth. They are increasingly receiving therapies that affirm their felt genders, and even hormone treatments or surgical modifications at young ages,” the authors observed.
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These sentiments are similar to those found in a position statement released by the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) on March 21 entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” in which the writers observed that any policies that foster the belief that gender dysphoria is anything beyond a psychological problem are in fact harmful.
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The authors of that position statement made several scientific observations, including that human sexuality “is an objective biological binary trait.” Children who use hormones to attempt to mimic a sex that is not their own have a number of dangerous physical and mental risks, the position statement advised, adding that “conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful” can be classified as child abuse.
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According to The New Atlantis study, in fact, conditioning anyone to accept impersonation of the opposite sex via surgery or chemical influences is harmful. The authors observe that adults who choose to have sex-reassignment surgeries have “a higher risk of experiencing poor mental health outcomes.” They cite a study that found that sex-“reassigned individuals were about 5 times more likely to attempt suicide and about 19 times more likely to die by suicide.”
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Interestingly, PJ Media did a piece earlier this week on some of the real-life victims of what it dubbed the transgender “cult.” These” victims” were encouraged to embrace their gender confusion in their youth and are now living with the repercussions of those decisions. “I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o’clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman. That’s my reality,” Cari Stella confessed in a YouTube video. “Gender was done to me, gender was traumatizing to me, I don’t want anything to do with it anymore,” she declared. She admitted, “When I was transitioning, I felt a strong desire — what I would have called a ‘need’ at the time — to transition.”
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Stella now contends that her transition only made things worse. “It can be damn hard to figure out that the treatment you’re being told is to help you is actually making your mental health worse. Testosterone made me even more dissociated than I already was,” she said.
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Stella is a prime example of an observation made by the authors in The New Atlantis study. They wrote, “The potential that patients undergoing medical and surgical sex reassignment may want to return to a gender identity consistent with their biological sex suggests that reassignment carries considerable psychological and physical risk.” The report ultimately concluded that politics and culture have been far too influential in the understanding of transgenderism and LGBT-related mental health problems, and encouraged individuals to take a more scientific approach to these issues.
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The researchers wrote, “While there is much controversy surrounding how our society treats its LGBT members, no political or cultural views should discourage us from understanding the related clinical and public health issues and helping people suffering from mental health problems that may be connected to their sexuality.”
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They readily admitted that better research is required to determine the best ways to help lower the rates of poor mental health outcomes in the LGBT community, but noted that despite the scientific uncertainty behind sexual orientation and gender identity, “drastic interventions” continue to be prescribed and delivered to patients.
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In June, McHugh noted that despite the lack of biological or physical basis for sexual identity, scientists struggled to persuade others that transgenderism is a psychological disorder because “there is a deep prejudice in favor of the idea that nature is totally malleable.”
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The authors of the article welcomed “spirited responses” to their report, and it is likely they will be barraged with exactly that.
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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P.S.: “Only a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood,” the report stated. – New Atlantis Journal Report on Transgenderism
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“There is no evidence that all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender.” – New Atlantis Journal Report on Transgenderism
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Simply put… given these two passages alone, the New Atlantis Journal Report on Transgenderism has not “closed the door” to the reality, that some “gender subjects” are– in fact!– OUTSIDE OF THE NORM with respect to SEXUAL IDENTIFICATION/ ORIENTATION!… and so, the New Atlantis Journal Report is “less dogmatic” than the Author of this Report Review would have us believe– at least, by way of the Report Review’s title!– when it comes to the New Atlantis Journal Report’s critique of Transgenderism, and the “Born That Way Phenomenon”! However, it should be noted, that such “Transgender subjects” are RARE, and should not be arbitrarily associated with the “common sexual self-ascription” that/ which is linked to members of the LGBQ communities!

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Fun Fact . . . guess what else is not supported by scientific evidence? “JESUS IS LORD!”

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