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Viewing the World Without Identity Politics – an Interview with Bishop Council Nedd – Episode 414

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Bishop Council Nedd. Council Nedd is not only a Bishop and a Pennsylvania State Constable, but also a Member of Project 21. Project 21 is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility have not traditionally been echoed by the nation’s civil rights establishment.

They start off today’s show by discussing how the progressive left focuses on identity politics and issues like race. They explain the problem with trendy fads causing people to change their core beliefs. Council also explains the power of peer pressure on an individual’s core values.

Chuck, Mark and Council move into discussing how the left portrays the U.S. as a horrible place, while people all over the world dream of coming here. Mark explains how being an American is an ideology built on individual freedoms and explains the difference between geographical Americans and philosophical Americans.

They finish up today’s show by discussing the left’s claim of white privilege, the Jussie Smollett case, and Hollywood’s depiction of religion and the Constitution. They explain how Jussie Smollett damaged our entire country and exacerbated issues created by the left.

More About Council Nedd:

In 2005, Bishop Nedd became the youngest bishop in the world, and in 2010, the youngest archbishop in the world. As Archbishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church, Bishop Nedd presided over Anglican churches in the United States, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During 2011 while living in the UAE, Bishop Nedd had multiple private audiences with members of the royal family. One of the crowning achievements of his term as archbishop has been the successful rescue of an entire family of persecuted Syrian Christians, whom he helped establish asylum in Scotland. Bishop Nedd facilitated an unprecedented intercommunion agreement with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and also led delegations to ecumenical dialogues with the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

Bishop Nedd’s interest in education and young people led him to take a two-year sabbatical from the politics of Washington, to teach U.S. history and to establish and coach a policy debate team at a public charter high school in the nation’s capital. Bishop Nedd also helped establish a rugby team at another D.C. charter school, serving kids from underserved communities. Although no longer teaching, Bishop Nedd has provided scholarships to assist needy children, has established a primary school in Nairobi, Kenya, and even raised money to reopen and staff an orphanage in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite all the demands on Bishop Nedd’s time, he still manages to preach at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in State College, PA about 45 Sundays per year while also serving as a Pennsylvania State Constable.

Connect with Council Nedd:


Twitter: @BishopNedd

Facebook: Constable Council Nedd


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