Thinking Back to 2008: I Was a Victim of the Cancel Culture

This morning I was reading various articles about the wicked phenomenon known as Cancel Culture. Suddenly, it dawned on me that back in 2007-2008 I was canceled – I will tell you how this happened.

For at least 20 years, I was an avid writer of ‘Letters to the Editor’ in local newspapers. Although I was a staunch Conservative and a Christian, the left leaning newspapers would publish my letters.

They didn’t publish me because they agreed – they loved the rebuttals which poured in against me and my Christian/Conservative views. Many times this would turn into a firestorm. That kind of stuff sells papers.

It was a win-win for me, because I was able to write against abortion and other evils in our society.

But then came the time of Obama’s campaigning and finally running to be president. Things changed dramatically……

Our town newspaper always published my letters. I even got to know the editor. Although we were lightyears apart in our beliefs and politics, he was a nice fellow and he enjoyed watching the fireworks after he would publish something from me.

One day in January of 2008, I wrote a pice about Obama and his close affiliation with Planned Parenthood and with staunch enemies of Israel. I went into much detail about BO and why I felt that he would be a terrible president.

The editor did publish that letter, but it turned out to be the last thing he ever published from me. The HATE -filled rebuttals came in as usual, but this time I was called a RACIST. Nothing was said about abortion or Israel. I was labeled a bigoted horrible person.

I wrote a follow up letter stating that I did not have a racist bone in my body and that I was a Jew who had experienced bigotry my entire life.

That letter never made it to print. I called the editor and he told me that his boss instructed him to NEVER publish another letter from me.



I would say that back when I was canceled from being published in local papers, it was possibly the very beginning of the full-blown CANCEL CULTURE of today.

What we see today is the result of a systematic shutting down of any opposition to the Leftwing Media, Leftist Politicians, Leftist Social Media platforms, etc etc.

The LEFT will not tolerate anything which goes against their narrative.

So, here we are with no voice.

But wait! We DO have a voice and we should be using it to share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost!

But the way things are going, even that will be taken away. There will come a time when sharing God’s Word is against the law. It already is in the workplace.

But brethren, don’t forget that NOTHING is a surprise to the Lord, Who knows the end from the beginning.

He is in COMPLETE control! And He will NEVER leave us:

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

(Romans 8:35-39).

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom B’Yeshua


Christian Missionary Couple Dies of Coronavirus Just Minutes Apart After 66-year Marriage: A Love Story That You Will Never Forget


Bill and Esther Ilnisky spent nearly seven decades together as Christian ministers and missionaries, working in the Caribbean and Middle East before preaching for 40 years in Florida.

They complimented each other — he the bookworm, she outgoing and charismatic. One without the other seemed unthinkable.

So when they died minutes apart of COVID-19 this month at a Palm Beach County hospice, it may have been a hidden blessing, their only child, Sarah Milewski, said — even if it was a devastating double loss for her. Her father was 88, her mom 92. Their 67th wedding anniversary would have been this weekend.

“It is so precious, so wonderful, such a heartwarming feeling to know they went together,” Milewski said, then adding, “I miss them.”

Bill Ilnisky grew up in Detroit, deciding at 16 to devote his life to God, Milewski said. He headed to Central Bible College, an Assemblies of God school in Springfield, Missouri. He preached at nearby churches and needed a piano player. Friends suggested Esther Shabaz, a fellow student from Gary, Indiana. They fell in love.

“When my dad proposed, he told her, ‘Esther, I can’t promise you wealth, but I can promise you lots of adventure,'” Milewski said. “She had a lot, a lot of adventure.”

After graduation and their wedding, Bill Ilnisky opened churches in the Midwest. In the late-1950s, the Ilniskys took congregants to Jamaica for a mission, fell in love with the island, and stayed on to run a church in Montego Bay for a decade.

This undated photo provided by Sarah Milewski shows Bill and Esther Ilnisky, who died minutes apart from COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, at a Palm Beach County hospice.

This undated photo provided by Sarah Milewski shows Bill and Esther Ilnisky, who died minutes apart from COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, at a Palm Beach County hospice. (Sarah Milewski via AP

It was during that time they adopted Milewski, then 2, from a Miami foster home. In 1969, the family moved from Jamaica to Lebanon, where Bill Ilnisky ministered to college students and taught. His wife started an outreach center and had a Christian rock band.

“At that time, Lebanon was an amazing country — gorgeous,” Milewski said.

But in 1975, civil war broke out between Christian and Muslim factions, and Beirut, the nation’s capital, became a battleground. Twice, bombs exploded outside their apartment — the first knocking Milewski out of bed, the second slamming her father to the ground.

“My mom thought he was dead,” Milewski said. “My mom and I went and hid in the bathroom all night, crying and praying.” The next morning, bullet holes pocked the walls of apartments on every floor except theirs.

“We attributed that to prayer,” she said.

They fled in 1976 when U.S. Marines evacuated Americans, catching the last plane out.

Shortly after their return to the States, Bill Ilnisky became pastor at Calvary Temple in West Palm Beach, later renamed Lighthouse Christian Center International. His wife started Esther Network International, aimed at teaching children to pray.

Tom Belt, a retired missionary in Oklahoma City, was a teenager at Calvary Temple when the couple arrived. He said Bill Ilnisky’s tales of missionary work whetted his desire to travel.

Belt said the Ilniskys “were very accommodating, believed in others and very forgiving.”

Bill Ilnisky retired three years ago and while physically healthy for a late octogenarian, had some dementia. His wife still ran her prayer network and did Zoom calls.

When the pandemic hit last year, the couple took precautions, Milewski said. Her mother stayed home and had groceries delivered, but Bill Ilnisky occasionally went out.

“He couldn’t take it,” his daughter said. “He needed to be around people.”

Sarah Milewski and her husband visited her parents on Valentine’s Day, her mother’s birthday. A few days later, her mom became ill, and not long after the couple were diagnosed with the virus and hospitalized.

While the prognosis was initially good, the disease overtook them. The decision was made Feb. 27 to put them in hospice. Jacqueline Lopez-Devine, chief clinical officer at Trustbridge hospice, said in her 15 years working with the dying, no couple had arrived together. She said there was no hesitation about putting them in the same room for their final days.

Because of the virus, Milewski said her goodbyes through a window, a microphone carrying “I love you” to her parents’ bedside. They looked like they did when sleeping, her father lying on the right side, her mother facing him. He would nod as Milewski spoke; her mom tried to speak but couldn’t.

At 10:15 a.m. on March 1, Esther Ilnisky died. Fifteen minutes later, her husband followed.

“They were always, always together,” Milewski said. “So in sync.” Source

I have been praying to God for something uplifting to write to the brethren. Yes, this precious Christian couple did succumb to Covid, but their lives lived for Jesus and the incredible work they did for Him is so inspiring; I felt that the readers should be lifted up by this story.

Bill and Esther are now in the presence of their Lord and Savior for all Eternity. Hallelujah!

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom B’Yeshua


The New American’s Alex Newman Interviews Dr. Lee Merritt About Covid-19 and How the World is Being Manipulated by FEAR: Also the Doctor Warns About Mask Wearing

The New American’s Alex Newman Interviews Dr. Lee Merritt About Covid-19 and How the World is Being Manipulated by FEAR

The interview was scrubbed by YouTube and I noticed that it was gone from my original article from January of this year.

The video came back on Rumble so I was able to embed it into this article.

Dr. Merritt also speaks about the masks – Great information for us to know: