ST. LOUIS: Pelagius was a theologian who advocated free will and asceticism. Author Jose Franco considers himself a modern day Pelagius since he has coached inner city youth baseball in New York City (since 1995) as a way of giving back without the practice or advocating any religious doctrine. Jose Franco believes (unlike Mr Hawley) you don't necessarily need divine aid to perform good works. During a recent travel baseball clinic in Parade Grounds (Brooklyn NY) held by Richard Corbo, head coach of Morris High School, Mr Franco stated to a group of about 30 mostly inner city kids,
"Everyone of you carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if you believe the news reports saying society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle since you're all student athletes. Notice student comes before athlete. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interest of everyone hangs on the result. Whether you choose or not, every person is drawn into this great and continuous historical struggle".
In 2017, Jose Franco blamed Donald Trump of hacking his shop's website. In 2018, Mr Franco collected signatures to run for President of The United States in 2020. Despite his unsuccessful attempt at politics, Jose wrote over 75 op-ed articles on LinkedIn and combined the most popular articles into a free e-book titled, "How To Get Better At The Things You Don't Think You're Bad At In 2020". Ironically, Mr Franco dedicated his free e-book to Donald Trump,
(excerpt from book......a man I love since God is divine Love, and everyone in his or her true being is the immortal expression of love)
When asked about Josh Hawley, Mr Franco stated,
"Don't sleep on Josh Hawley, despite being one of the members of the Senate to "contest the electoral votes" from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other states that were the focus of Republicans' baseless allegations. Hawley is someone who attended Stanford and Yale, my two dream colleges which I wasn't able to get into neither. Lucky for me, my book is free, Simon & Schuster has no power over me. I'm hoping Mr Hawley has the last laugh by putting out his book for free and becoming wildly successful and a lot more popular than me".