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When Donald Trump first opened his mouth, the liberal media, Democrats, and the GOP establishment believed that attacking him would be a slam dunk. In fact, they believed they didn’t need to attack him. His own words would send him to the political backwater.
Boy, were they wrong.
“A new Monmouth University poll shows Donald Trump crushing fellow Republicans in New Hampshire, where he has double the support of the next closest candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among voters likely to participate in the Granite State primary. Trump’s 24 percent support bests Bush’s 12 percent in the poll, conducted July 23-26 of 467 New Hampshire voters expected to vote in the Republican primary.”
Bush is the establishment choice – even, it seems, among some Democrats as they see their hopes in Hillary being dashed. They need a “bring home the bacon” candidate, and it doesn’t have to be a Democrat.
It’s these types of stories that have kicked the political hornet’s nest. "The American people are sending a message to the Democrats through Bernie Sanders and the Republicans through Donald Trump, and people are angry out there, and that's what you're seeing," Richard Viguerie told "Newsmax Prime."
Over the years, Rush Limbaugh has said that there would be some event that would change the political landscape. It wouldn’t be something that could be planned or even anticipated. No one would know what it was until it happened.
Trump talking about in public what millions of Americans have been talking about in private for years. There has been a growing Silent Majority that has been dismissed by the Washington establishment in both parties, and as a result has avoided voting for what has increasingly becoming a single mega-party of self-aggrandizement and “follow-the-money” political maneuvering.
Both parties are fundamentally transforming American through immigration policies, and many legal immigrants are ticked off. The following is from “Hispanics for Trump: It’s No Joke”:
“A new poll of GOP primary voters in Nevada by One America news Network shows Trump in first place among Hispanics. He was the choice of 27.7% of all respondents. Among Hispanics, the figure jumped to 31.4%.”
There are millions of hard working immigrants in the United States. They don’t like line jumpers any more than a first grader at lunch.
Democrats want immigrants to secure their political base. Republicans want cheap labor. In reality, representatives and their financial backers in both parties make more money. “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Tim. 6:10).
It’s all about power, money, and prestige. The Republican establishment is content to be the minority party, even if it means being the lapdog to the Democrats as long as their supporters make more money.
In addition to the immigration issue, the Planned Parenthood exposé came out of left field. No one saw it coming and the impact it would have. Republicans and Democrats have always wanted to believe that the debate over abortion was over. It’s not.
Even so, the Republican establishment won’t touch the issue. Again, it’s a money issues. Big money Republican donors don’t like social issues. Their wives and daughters most likely have had abortions.
The general public, however, has been horrified over the revelation of PP’s gruesome business. They’ve learned of PP’s bloody body-parts selling through alternative media. The mainstream media have ignored the story, and when there has been reporting, it’s been to defend the tax-payer subsidized pro-abortion organization.
Even so, millions of conservative Americans know what’s going on, and they want their political leaders to do something about it. They’re tired of the cronyism, double dealing, lying, and foot dragging.
Written by Allen West on July 27, 2015
The fallout from President Obama’s ill-conceived agreement with Iran has begun.
Over the weekend, the Ayatollah Khamenei sent a tweet showing Obama in silhouette with a gun to his head. The text was a blatant threat to the United States that it will be defeated if it engages Iran in combat. It’s clear the Iranian regime feels it has the high ground — especially while Obama was in Kenya being rebuffed for trying to lecture the Kenyan president about gay rights.
Are we sure about that poll which stated America is highly respected across the globe? Who did they ask, Lichtenstein and Monaco?
And in what Obama and his administration felt was to their advantage, they pushed a vote in the United Nations (UN) Security Council and the European Union to validate and endorse “his” deal. So now, the actions of our U.S. Congress, following the required 60-day review period, almost seem a fait accompli.
For all intents and purposes, the international sanctions are over, and new markets will be flocking to Iran — especially oil markets. This means not only hundreds of billions of unfrozen assets for Iran, but also new revenue which will flow to the world’s largest sponsor of Islamic terrorism. And this while our Congress holds hearings and goes on recess in August, kinda like a particularly bad episode of “As the World Turns.” Our Congress, who must achieve supermajority levels of 67 senators and 291 representatives to avoid Obama’s promised veto, has pretty much been relegated to irrelevance due to Obama’s end-around actions with the UN. Even if they can achieve the votes to sink the Iranian agreement, America will only have the ability to levy its own sanctions against Iran.
As for “snapback” sanctions, good luck after international business deals have launched and signed. And it takes a committee which includes Iran to “snapback” sanctions — doesn’t sound too snappy to me.
yes, Mr. Muslim, Christians are weak.
Posted by Wolfy Ghalkhani on July 26, 2015 at 8:37pm
A Facebook friend, Jack Pershing asked a Muslim what he thought of Christians. The Muslim replied, “Christians are weak.” Jack’s Facebook page exploded. He was outraged. I was outraged. Others who saw the post were outraged. Outrage can do lots of things–it can empower. It can energize. It can unite. But it cannot cover up the truth.
The Muslim was right- Christians are weak.
They have been for generations.
His comments hit a nerve. Telling the truth does that.
Decades of indoctrination via the media, and entertainment industry have taken its toll on the Christian psyche. Propaganda vigorously utilized within the schools and universities rendered us practically impotent. It didn’t take long before Christianity was completely eroded. For decades, education was molded into a shape our founding fathers would have gone berserk over. It was done purposefully by an evil that hides in the shadows obsessed by its hatred for American exceptionalism and its core faith. This evil known to us as the Left developed a plan of action that it knew eventually succeed.
Slowly and oh so softly, the Left took action. First, school prayer was banned followed by Christmas caroling and displaying Christmas trees. Eventually, the mere mention of the New Testament or Jesus was prohibited. The Left got what it wanted. The Christian element was removed from the public schools with hardly a murmur of dissent.
But that wasn’t all—heroes like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were cast aside. Presidents like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were dismissed. America itself was demonized as a racist country that hurt helpless peoples. Americans barely noticed.
The left knew what it was doing—when people don’t have a connection to their country’s history, they don’t develop patriotism. When people aren’t taught to love and honor their core faith, they don’t develop the spiritual spine needed to defend their civilization. When patriotism isn’t developed, people are like putty in a tyrant’s hands. Today, Many of our youth lack both patriotism and Christian spirituality. They have no foundation to rely on like the Muslim does. They are indeed weak.
Again this is nothing new. Its been happening for generations in the majority of school districts across our great land. Liberal Christians are America’s weakest link. They mistakenly believe America is immune to the rest of the world’s horrors. So its safe for them to bash their core faith, to revel in “white guilt” because somehow being guilty about being white makes them feel good. For Liberals, weakness is the new “cool.” So, Christian liberals attend inner faith meetings. They apologize to Muslims with gleeful smiles; too narcissist to understand that Muslims feel only contempt for weaklings.
Christian weakness is not a new phenomenon. Misinterpretations of what Jesus espoused have defanged and declawed Christianity. Jesus was no weakling. He went face to face against the Jews, calling them liars and deceivers. That took lots of courage- courage that we need so badly now.
The Muslim’s response to Jack Pershing was brutally honest. He didn’t care if he insulted a Christian. Christians are sub human, weak and cowardly. Since the beginnings of the Islamic conquests, Muslims have known that Christians are too weak to defend themselves even when they face genocide. Assyrian Christians are raped, murdered, or sold into slavery. And the Christian West does nothing. Europeans are raped, robbed and murdered by Muslims. Boys are chased down in the streets and beaten; girls are forced into sex rings. Yet Europeans refuse to take up arms against their tormentors. Yep, Mr. Muslim, Christians are weak.
The Supreme Court forces gay marriage on a Christian nation. Christians cry foul but do nothing to protect their churches. That’s our shame and our burden. I know that our forefathers would have reacted differently. Christians are indeed weak. But not Muslims- Muslims are never weak. They know who they are and what their religion stands for. Their Qur’an is set in blood. It cannot be altered. And if anyone tries, the Muslims will tear them to pieces.
Yep, Mr. Christian, Muslims are not weak.
Their religion’s foundation is based on the culture of their ancestors- a warrior, Bedouin culture of polygamy, rapine, slavery, genocide, perversity and the occasional acts of necrophilia. Yet the Muslim never apologizes. He never justifies. He never tries to convince. It’s the way of his God and that’s that. Yet, Christians apologize, justify, and plead for forgiveness- a sign of a weakness that borders on a psychosis. It’s enough to make a conservative Christian like me nauseous. The irony is Jesus was not effeminate. He was a fighter. He never meant for Christians to be spineless. He said,” I bring you the sword”—that sword was meant to be used.
It’s not too late for Christianity to regain its former glory and fearlessness. For over a thousand years, Christians battled Muslims without hesitation. They waved their banners of the Virgin Mary high. They knew who they were and they knew how the enemy was. They never apologized.
Sadly, we are not our forefathers. We live in world of political correctness and because of that we don’t know who we are or the enemy is. Not knowing has weakened us to a critical level. A weakened core faith and its civilization can easily collapse and die.
Western civilization is incredibly weak and so is its core faith. If we don’t take drastic action, both will collapse and die. And, if that happens, we will be faced with Islam.
Throughout history, Islam has done nothing but bring war, famine, and genocide. It destroys happiness and prosperity. Its success relies totally terror. Westerners need to ask- Do we really want Islam to rule over us? Even the left needs to think hard about that one. If the answer is no – then we need to stand up, and fast. Christianity must forgo the meager “turn the other cheek.”
True Christians are never weaklings. They know in their heart of hearts that true Christians wear the cross on their chests and the sword at their hips. I’m not weak. People like Jack Pershing are not weak. There are millions of us out there who want America’s core faith to survive. Not just for us but for our children and their progeny. They deserve to live in the Christian nation their founding fathers envisioned for them.
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"We gather together to stand as 1 unit against this demonic spirit."
After weeks of speculation and protests by Christian leaders in Detroit, the unthinkable took place.
Just after 11 p.m. on July 25, a satanic organization unveiled a 9-foot statue of the goat-headed Baphomet, a pagan symbol of Lucifer. The 1-ton statue features two young children looking up adoringly at the devil.
Leaders of the Satanic Temple have been saying for weeks they planned to unveil the statue somewhere in Detroit and leave it there temporarily before moving it to Arkansas, where they plan to set it beside the Ten Commandments at the State Capitol. This is the same statue they attempted to erect months ago in the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Nine Detroit preachers have done battle with the Satanic Temple, protesting the statue being brought to their city and pleading with the city not to allow it.
“They got kicked out of Boston, Oklahoma didn’t want them, they tried to put (it) up in Florida, that was shut down,” said David Bullock of Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Detroit at a recent news conference. “Now they come to Detroit. Why do they come to Detroit?”
“We gather together to stand, as one unit, against this demonic spirit,” said Pastor Don Shelby of Burning Bush International Ministries.
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Area Catholics held a special mass aimed at countering the spirit of the Satanists.
About 250 parishioners and supporters gathered Saturday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church to pray for Detroit.
The Satanic Temple eventually got its way, as city leaders allowed them put up their statue.
The chosen site was the Lauhoff Corporation building in the Rivertown Warehouse District.
ChurchMilitant.com found the location, and several of its staff infiltrated the building, “where a loud party was in full swing,” the Catholic group said on its website.
“An earlier downpour had come through the roof and flooded the dance floor, and approximately 100 people milled around the dark, smoke-filled room. As the rain ceased, more people trickled in, and towards midnight the number went up to about 400. On one side of the room stood an inverted red cross, and on the other the nine-foot-tall statue of Baphomet, covered in a white sheet.”
But Church Militant brought their own version of a heavenly statue, only instead of a fallen angel, theirs was a sculpture of the Archangel Michael.
Church Militant had a 6-foot bronze statue of the archangel, which they hauled in a flatbed truck and prayed the prayer of St. Michael while encircling the site three times.
“At 11 p.m., two men in leather S&M attire grabbed each side of the sheet and yanked it off, to loud applause and shouting. The men then stood directly in front of the monument and began kissing lewdly while the crowd cheered, and afterwards a steady stream of VIP ticket holders — who had paid $75 for the chance to approach the statue — took turns sitting on Baphomet’s lap while engaging in sexual groping, mostly homosexual in nature.”
Church Militant also crashed the indoor “unveiling party” and photographed the satanic supporters – and while some interviewed by a local TV station said they don’t actually worship Satan others did describe themselves as anti-Christian. Visible in one of the photographs is an illuminated, upside-down cross.
Satanic party-goers paid $25 for a ticket, and $75 to get photographed on Baphomet’s lap.
“We brought our six-foot bronze statue of St. Michael, who normally rests in our Abp. Fulton J. Sheen studio, as a counter-witness to the blasphemous goat-headed statue of Baphomet, meant to represent Satan,” the Catholic group said on its website. “According to Scripture, St. Michael is the angel who did battle against Lucifer and cast him out of Heaven into the Abyss.”
The Satanic Temple chose Detroit last year as home to its national chapter house.
“Detroit is our first and primary chapter,” spokesman Doug Mesner told the Detroit Metro Times. “We feel at home in Detroit.”
The Metro Times had previously referred to the Satanic Temple as “atheist” but was quickly corrected.
“The Satanic Temple has taken issue with our description of the organization as an “atheist activist group.” We apologize for the misrepresentation,” the newspaper said on its website.
The group’s request to place the satanic monument next to the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol was rejected. Mesner told Detroit Metro Times that the group is gearing up for a lawsuit against Oklahoma.
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Professor Ronald Sider, the well-known author, theologian, and activist, has now weighed in on the “gay Christian” controversy with a very important statement posted on the Red Letter Christians website (where Dr. Tony Campolo frequently contributes).
Sider’s article, “Homosexuality: A Better Approach,” begins by stating:
The recent Supreme Court decision need not—and should not—settle the issue for the church. But we deeply need a better approach to our neighbors and our churches’ own members, especially those who live with a same-sex attraction or orientation. To find this will require acknowledging the tragedy of our recent history, careful attention to biblical teaching, the continuity of Christian teaching, and the opportunity for a new kind of ministry.
As one example of “the tragedy of our recent history,” Sider notes that, “Instead of taking the lead in ministering to people with AIDS, some of our leaders even opposed government funding for research to discover medicine to help them.”
For inexcusable actions like this, Sider is right to call the church to repentance for mistreatment of homosexual men and women over the years.
At the same time, he states clearly that we cannot remain silent on the issue of homosexuality, as it would mean abandoning the testimony of Scripture, the testimony of the Church throughout history, and the testimony of a multitude of believers worldwide, especially in the global South.
I applaud Prof. Sider for speaking with such clarity and force on both of these essential points.
He next looks at the biblical evidence, reminding us of the clear and categorical nature of the scriptural witness, also noting that some of the pro-same-sex intercourse interpretations that have been raised in recent years “would have astonished Jesus and Paul.”
In the course of a few paragraphs, he shreds the contemporary arguments for allegedly God-approved same-sex intercourse, thereby underscoring what I’ve said many times before. Namely, that without the radical changes brought about by the sexual revolution of the 60s, no one would have dreamed that God’s Word could possibly be used to sanction same-sex intercourse. The interpretations are far-fetched, impossible, and without a shred of scriptural support.
Sider’s warning, then, is well placed (and even understated), as he notes that, “In addition to the unanimous biblical teaching, church history’s nearly unanimous prohibition of same-sex practice and the same teaching on the part of the churches that represent the overwhelming majority of Christians in the world (Catholics, Orthodox and churches in the global South) today ought to give us great pause before we bless same-sex intercourse.
So should the fact that those denominations in the US which are now embracing same-sex practice are the same ones that have lost almost half of their members in the last decades whereas in the same time period evangelical churches which still overwhelmingly teach that biblical faith prohibits same-sex practice have flourished, often growing and seldom declining.”
That being said, he now lays out his “better approach,” calling the church to: 1) nurture a new generation of Christians that esteems marriage and is faithful to its marital vows; 2) listen to and love gay people; 3) take the lead in combatting and condemning the physical and verbal abuse of gays; 4) teach parents the right way to respond to their kids who come out as gay.
And so, “We ought to develop model programs so that our congregations are known as the best place in the world for gay and questioning youth (and adults) to seek God’s will in a context that embraces, loves, and listens rather than shames, denounces, and excludes.”
Yes, “Our evangelical churches should be widely known as places where people with a gay orientation can be open about their orientation and feel truly welcomed and embraced,” and, if they are living holy, celibate lives, they should be able to serve and minister without restriction.
I have two caveats to this approach, which I otherwise affirm in most every detail.
First, Prof. Sider makes no mention of the transforming power of the gospel, as if it is impossible for the Lord to change someone’s “orientation,” as if the Church should not be praying for compassionate, scriptural, and Spirit-empowered ways to minister change to those who seek it, and as if the many who have changed do not even exist.
We can certainly recognize that holiness, not heterosexuality is the primary goal, fully understanding that some (many?) will not see a major shift in their attractions, despite their best efforts. But to ignore the transformational aspect of the Church’s work is to ignore an essential facet of the gospel. In Paul’s words, “such were some of you” (1 Corinthians 6:11), and that certainly meant deep internal changes as well as changes in behavior.
Second, Prof Sider writes, “Imagine the impact if evangelical churches were widely known to be the best place in the world to find love, support, and full affirmation of gifts if one is an openly, unabashedly gay, celibate Christian.”
I understand the point he is making and affirm it, but only with a strong reservation, specifically, with the idea of being “openly, unabashedly gay.”
Why should a follower of Jesus be “openly, unabashedly gay”? Why should that be any part of a believer’s identity or confession?
Why should we take on the world’s mentality of celebrating gayness, as if having sexual desires and romantic attractions that were contrary to our Father’s will and intent was something to be proud about. Why celebrate something which, if acted on, would be detestable in God’s sight?
The whole idea of “being gay” is a modern construct, as recognized by gay scholars and activists as well. In contrast, the Scriptures focus on us saying no to fleshly desires and actions through the renewing of our hearts and minds, recognizing our fundamentally fallen and flawed nature outside of Jesus, from our youth on (see Gen 8:21).
As many ex-gays have stated, the gay mentality (saying “I’m gay” and identifying as gay) is one of the key strongholds that must be broken in order to find true freedom in the Lord.
That means that our precious, fellow-believers who struggle with same-sex attraction should not be put in the special class of “gay Christian” any more than a Christian who has a lifelong struggle with another sinful desire or attraction should be put in a special class (as in “lustful Christian” or “violent Christian” or “alcoholic Christian”).
Rather, they should be fully embraced as our brothers and sisters, receiving all the help they need from the Church as they seek to honor the Lord, but without embracing a gay identity or needing to be “openly, unabashedly gay.” And if they feel that openness is important (as in, “I struggle with same-sex attraction”), they need to be careful not to let that define them.
What is interesting is that Prof. Sider made this very point earlier in this statement, writing, “It is profoundly unbiblical to argue that one’s sexual orientation is the defining aspect of one’s identity . . . . For Christians, our relationship to God and the new community of Christ’s church provide our fundamental identity, not our sexual orientation. That is not to claim that our identity as men and women with particular sexual orientations is irrelevant or unimportant for who we are. But that sexual orientation dare never be as important to us as our commitment to Christ and his call to live according to kingdom ethics.”
This, rather than being “an openly, unabashedly gay, celibate Christian,” is where the emphasis should have been placed.
All that being said, Prof. Sider’s statement is tremendously important, and I pray that it resonates deeply with believers, especially the younger generation and those who tend to be left-leaning evangelicals.
Perhaps my esteemed elder colleague will also prayerfully consider the points I have raised so that even more leaders and believers could add their unqualified affirmation to his words of compassion and truth.
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