Black Robed Regimented Women

Witherspoon and the Great Awakening

Posted on February 27, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

If there was a Great Awakening in America that had a monumental affect on our Founding Fathers, then it was the Signer, John Witherspoon, who is to blame.

“Presbyterian John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), attended the Continental Congress as a delegate. In Virginia, even a Church of England minister supported the Revolutionaries, shouting out “God preserve all the just rights and liberties of America” to a stunned congregation.”

Above is a post made ten years ago that predates the Black Robed Regiment revival. I’m going to found my own Black Robe Regiment and invite Ginni Thomas and Caroline Wren to join, because the robed ones were not for women having the vote in 1778. My lover, Dottie Witherspoon was aware that Southern Women were not allowed to vote – and have a voice- and thus she moved to Boston to exercise her right to Free Speech. She saw herself as founding a NEW REVOLUTION. We bought a Bloodhound born on the Fourth of July, and named him Benjamin! He looked just like Bryant.

I’m giving all those who took party in the January 6th. Insurrection TO REPENT so they do not end up on the WRONG SIDE OF AMERICAN AND WORLD HISTORY!

John Presco

What the Black Robe Regiment Misses About Revolut… | Christianity Today

Jan. 6 Stop the Steal Rally Organizer Caroline Wren Feels ‘Terrible’ for ‘Wonderful’ Ginni Thomas (thedailybeast.com)

Hereeeeee…..Blueeeee!

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I had a vision. I went on a Vision Quest – to Holland! Let’s call it a Vision Hunt. I took my dog Blue, with me.

I suggest Dutch students look at the background of the Americans who fought the Nazi to free Holland. How many owned a Blue Tick? How many left their good dog at home, to hunt down Nazis in the Netherlands?

I have a theory, that if it were not for those Ulster-Scots, those Rednecks in the Ozarks, WE may have lost WW2, because, these Good Ol Boys, knew how to stay in the field, and, they didn’t come home without something to eat – and their beautiful dogs!

Jon

he cemetery site has a rich historical background, lying near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway, originally built by the Romans and used by Julius Caesar during his campaign in that area. The highway was also used by CharlemagneCharles VNapoleon, and Kaiser Wilhelm II. In May 1940, Hitler’s legions advanced over the route of the old Roman highway, overwhelming the Low Countries. In September 1944, German troops once more used the highway for the withdrawal from the countries occupied for four years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands_American_Cemetery

Bryant the Bloodhound

Jake’s canine companion Bryant was played by a Bloodhound named Baron, with two additional hounds, Rufus and Zsa Zsa, on stand-by. Bryant first appears in the film barking at Melanie from his front porch. To accomplish this, trainers placed Baron on his mark and cued him to “stay.” From off-camera, the trainers signaled the dog to “speak” and “sit,” and rewarded him with plenty of treats. Trainers used similar commands to cue Baron to sit on the porch or lazily lounge around on the couch, activities that Bryant seems to favor most.

When he’s not busy napping on the sofa, Bryant enjoys taking a swim in the local lake. In one scene, Jake tosses a bone into the water off of the pier and Bryant eagerly jumps in after it. He retrieves the bone in his mouth and swims back to the shore. To achieve this, a trainer treaded water in the lake while another trainer released Baron from the dock. The trainer already in the water called for the dog to “come” and Baron jumped in and swam to her. The trainer on the dock then called to the dog and he swam back with a bone in his mouth, a treat from the trainer.

Saving Dottie Witherspoon – Again!

An organizer of the Stop the Steal rally that preceded the deadly Capitol insurrection said Thursday that she feels “terrible” for Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a right-wing activist who urged Republican lawmakers and the White House to overturn the 2020 election.

Caroline Wren, the former national finance adviser for Donald Trump’s campaign, also claimed that she has never met Thomas, who she said is being embarrassed by Congress.

“Did you or your fellow organizers have contact with her?” MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked.

“No, it was funny. I have never had the opportunity to meet Ginni. I have never spoken with her, but I feel terrible for her,” Wren said. “She’s a private citizen. She has every right to her own beliefs, and I have a very big problem with Congress taking private messages of individuals and selectively leaking those to sort of embarrass and humiliate people on national television.”

The House Jan. 6 committee is looking to interview Thomas about her communications regarding the 2020 election. Thomas, whom Wren called a “wonderful, strong, passionate leader,” admitted to being at the Jan. 6 rally.

The cable news appearance by Wren, whom the Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed, comes shortly after a report that the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 investigation is now looking not just at rally attendees but at rally planners like herself and those closely tied to Trump.

Later in the interview, Wren refused to criticize Trump for telling his supporters on Jan. 6 to march to the Capitol building. “I do not believe that one led to the other,” she claimed.

Also, when Melber cited estimates that 2,000 of 10,000 rally attendees breached the Capitol, Wren insisted that the total number of rally goers was “way, way more”—a comment reminiscent of the Trump administration’s false claims about Inauguration Day attendance in 2017.

Witherspoon, for instance, advocated for independence but was no rabble-rouser. His most famous endorsement of independence came in a sermon, “The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men.” The first half is nothing but an explication of the doctrine of Providence. Only when he had established that did he seek to interpret current events as grounded within a larger theological system. He admitted that his address was unusual—he had never before introduced politics at all into a sermon. Even then, he gave a carefully reasoned argument for independence. Further, he informed his congregants that the entire Revolution could go astray and fail; it was not inherently good or virtuous.

Other ministers, however, didn’t always follow Witherspoon’s lead. As historians have studied their sermons, quite a few reveal shockingly bad exegesis of the Scriptures. The connections are tortured, the passages are proof-texted, and other impulses take precedence over the clear meaning of the Scriptures being preached—not a legacy to leave behind!

Even Muhlenberg was separating his military service from his religious leadership. He actively took off his clerical robes to assume a military role. That is, he was less a fighting minister than a minister who was subsequently a soldier, without combining the roles.

Finally, we should remember that there were several other cadres of black-robed ministers. Some eschewed politics altogether and sought to care for their flocks. Moravian missionaries, for instance, worked to shelter the Native Americans in their communities from depredations of both sides.

Meanwhile, Loyalist clergy actively opposed the American Revolution. These articulate ministers—people like Jonathan Boucher, Charles Inglis, Samuel Seabury, and John Joachim Zubly—worked to convince Americans that the safest path for their liberties was in submission to the British crown. They insisted that Christian duty lay in following the monarch. Although marginalized and often muzzled, these ministers still preached their political Loyalism out of a sense of conviction. Theirs, too, was a Scripture-informed interpretation of the American Revolution.

United Statues of Holland

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I am kin to Lucretia Hart Clay via the artist Garth Benton, and his cousin, muralist, Thomas Hart Benton. Henry Clay was instrumental in signing the Treaty of Ghent. His wife began to breed horses that became Kentucky Thoroughbreds. Cees Roozemont has done a fantastic job of securing the Royal Frisian Horse. He wants to build a monument of a giant horse – all by its lonesome. He expects tourists to come see it. What I suggest, is he put Kentucky – over there – with a Blue Tick hound! What you get is Holland’s Statues of Liberty, that will look towards New Amsterdam.

We The People, have to take the reigns of Diplomacy, and, EXCELL in the bonds of freedom we make, that will endure, forever and ever! Let us go hunting for what is good in us all. let us feed the flames of Liberty!

United We Stand. Divided, We Fall.

Jon Presco

This day in history, March 18, Lucretia Hart Clay was born. To honor the birth of Lucretia Hart Clay, here is the Women’s History month article for the Chevy Chaser written by Jamie Millard and Joan Grever. Not only does it feature Lucretia, but other very important Clay women.

Those Clay Women
by Jamie Millard & Joan Grever
Originally printed in the Chevy Chaser magazine
March 04, 2010

Lexington, KY – As we begin the run up to the War of 1812 bicentennial, a lot of attention will be given to Lexington’s Henry Clay, leader of the War Hawks who embarked on the flawed adventure. Every bit as fascinating as the patriarch of the fabled family are three Clay women: a wife, a granddaughter cum daughter-in-law and a second cousin once removed.

Spanning three generation across 160 years, each Clay woman in her own way made significant contributions, not only to Lexington, but to the nation as well.

The Black Robe Regiment

Welcome to The Black Robe Regiment

The Black Robe Regiment is a resource and networking entity where church leaders and laypeople can network and educate themselves as to our biblical responsibility to stand up for our Lord and Savior and to protect the freedoms and liberties granted to a moral people in the divinely inspired US Constitution.  The Regiment had its historical beginnings during the Revolutionary War when Pastors from across the colonies arose and lead their congregations into the battle for freedom.  Unlike today, the church during this time served as the center-point for  political debate and discussion on the relevant news of the day.  Today’s church leaders have all but lost that concept of leading their congregations in a Godly manner in all aspects of their worldly existence and are afraid to speak out against the progressive agenda that has dominated our political system for the past century.  Through this time the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists.  The false wall of separation of church and state has been constructed in such a manner that most are unaware of its limited boundaries.  The church and the body of Christ has been attacked on all fronts and challenged by the progressive courts and groups such as the ACLU while we have sat idle in consent. 

The time has come that we must now arise and awaken to the danger of this hyper-progressive agenda that so permeates every aspect of our political, legal,  and educational systems.  It is time now to educate ourselves and push back against the erosion of our freedoms and liberties and restore the constitutional authority back to all aspects of our governance.  It will take the leaders of our churches to shepherd their flocks as did their predecessors during our first fight for liberty. 

It is in this spirit that we have created this site.  It is to serve as a resource and reference for church leaders and laypeople alike.  It is to be a portal for Christians to  communicate and network in order to restore the body of Christ to its rightful position of tolerant leadership in all aspects of our government.

John Wilson Saved The Colony

Posted on November 25, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

On Thanksgiving Eve, I found a essay that suggests agents were sent from England to destroy John Wilson’s Colony that King Charles was threatening to destroy – with his Royal Fleet. This would have been the first British Invasion of an American Colony.

I am thrilled to discover another researcher has come to the conclusions I have – in 1947 – the year after I was born. I need funding from Harvard to complete my research. Two of my best friends went to Harvard that was co-founded by my ancestor, John Wilson, whose portrait was executed from his cadaver. I suspect he was at war with Vanity most of his life, and did not want to be seen as the Great Man he was. One citation say he was the sole founder of Harvard. Anyway, I will keep the Halloween Fire – stoked – even though it is Thanksgiving! I awoke about 4;30 A.M. There are spirits roaming the land of the free looking for a new religion after the false church divided our Democracy.

Allow me to assume that is my great grandfather in the top painting, the hovering hand of Anne about to perch atop his head, as his forefinger lay on his aquiline nose, a symbol of scholarship.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Cambridge, The Focal Point Of Puritan Life (Part Four)

Catch up on part one of this post here!

By Henry Hallam Saunderson
Read April 22, 1947

Dealing With Dissenters

While the Puritan leaders were carrying forward their highly significant enterprises, they had to deal with forces which endangered the very existence of their Colony, in which increasing thousands of people were investing themselves, their lives, and all that they possessed in the world. Sometimes modern critics of the Puritan leaders say that they fled from England to obtain religious freedom and then denied to others what they sought for themselves. This is a serious misinterpretation of their adventure in colonization. I repeat: their attitude was not that of fugitives from oppression but that of the creators of a new manner of life.

They had the outline of a new political state, and they wanted to see if it would work. They wagered everything on that project. They wanted to create an enlightened community, under the leadership of an educated ministry, and governed by godly men. They wanted a community which aimed at promoting the welfare of the entire population; a community in which there should be no poverty and no illiteracy.

Every Puritan church in the colony was a community church. It had the power to write its own creed and covenant. Let us bear in mind that these Puritans never created a central creed-making power, nor any autocracy which could dictate to the churches in any phase of their life. In order that the town governments and the colonial government might be in the hands of godly men, they bestowed the rights of Freemen only on the worthy members of their churches. This was fair and right in an administration which carried the responsibilities of so great an investment. They had a right to carry through their experiment; to see if a community so conceived, so organized and so administered “could long endure.”

Probably the severest criticisms of early Puritanism here are based on the erroneous idea that there could have been toleration of various individuals and groups whose religious opinions differed sharply from the SAUNDERSON: THE FOCAL POINT OF PURITAN LIFE 71 faith of the Puritan leaders. But those who make these severe criticisms fail to realize that individuals and groups of people came into the territory of the colony and endeavored to overturn the government by the political application of erratic religious ideas. The Puritan authorities were not suppressing religious opinions as such, but were defending the stability of their government against those who would destroy it.

An example of this is found in the case of Roger Williams. He asserted far-sighted principles of religious liberty. But he began, very soon after his arrival here, to proclaim the idea that the Charter of the Colony was entirely illegal; that King Charles had no rightful power to grant the Charter; that the Colony had no legal claim to the territory which it occupied. And this idea he projected into every corner of the Colony.

It is said by modern critics of the Puritans that for his ideas of religious liberty Roger Williams was driven forth alone into the wilderness infested with savages. Not at all. The Colonial authorities saw that he was endangering the existence of the Colony, and they provided him with passage on a ship which was about to sail for England. He chose to flee in the night, for he had no desire to be deported. He went southward and founded what is now the State of Rhode Island. He had as yet no charter. That was obtained only in later years.

The Case Of Anne Hutchinson

In the midst of the turmoil over the troublesome views of Roger Williams, King Charles proceeded to take action aiming to destroy the Colony. The alarming news reached Boston, and the government had to face the situation. Imagine the meeting of the General Court of Magistrates and Deputies, when they sat at a long table on which was lying a copy of a document by which the King had given to eleven of his courtiers the power to ruin them and all the other people of the Colony. The decisions of that day are poignant. Fortifications were built on Castle Island in Boston Harbor and at Dorchester and Charlestown. The little army of the Colony was recruited and actively trained. A council was formed to manage “any war that might befall.”


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