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  • Trump’s Evangelical Team Defends Kushner Against Russian ‘Nonsense’

    07/26/2017 11:03:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 25, 2017 | Miranda Blue
    Sarah Pulliam Bailey at the Washington Post reports this morning that a handful of conservative evangelical leaders have issued coordinated statements supporting Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as he faces allegations of improper contacts with Russian government officials. Those defending Kushner include some of Trump’s earliest and strongest supporters on the Religious Right, including Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. and prosperity gospel preacher Paula White. Also included in the group is Samuel Rodriquez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who has criticized Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric while simultaneously giving Trump political cover:...
  • Trump’s White House Has Evangelicals ‘On Speed Dial,’ Says Activist Who Prayed Over President

    07/22/2017 12:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 22, 2017 | Conor Gaffey
    Evangelical Christians have unprecedented access to President Donald Trump’s White House and are “on speed dial” with the administration, according to an activist who prayed over the president in the Oval Office. The evangelical community overwhelmingly backed the Republican in November’s election, and Trump has been quick to repay it. The president has signed an executive order on religious liberty and cut funding to abortion providers overseas....
  • Evangelicals, the last holdouts on gay marriage line

    06/29/2017 8:21:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 45 replies
    The Washington Times - ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2017 | By Cheryl K. Chumley -
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Resistance and opposition to same-sex marriage has been crumbling among Americans — save for one specific segment of society that’s proving the last wall to even wider acceptance: Evangelicals. This is not entirely unexpected. But it is uncomfortable. It puts those of most serious faith in a heated spotlight that can be used by the left to showcase the evangelical Christian crowd as discriminatory, as hate-filled, as antithetical to the core values of America. Standing strong on this point is not only going to prove lonely. It’s also going to prove a real test of faith — and conversely,...
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • President Trump Wows Activists & Students @ Road to Majority conference

    06/19/2017 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    The Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its Road to Majority conference in Washington, DC on June 8. The highly-anticipated conference for people of faith and conservative activists included such high profile speakers as President Donald Trump. Dr. Ralph Reed, founder and President of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which organized the event, introduced President Trump as “my friend, our friend, the President of the United States, President Donald Trump” causing the crowd to give the chief executive a sweeping standing ovation. The President was nonetheless at home with his people. After all, according to Reed, not only has Donald...
  • The real villain in the Republican shooting? Hillary Clinton

    06/18/2017 2:31:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 18, 2017 | Miranda Devine
    IT started as a face-saving exercise by Hillary Clinton to try to explain away her election loss to a vulgarian real estate billionaire from Queens. But the absurd Russia conspiracy has somehow snowballed into a crisis that threatens to bring down Donald Trump, has all but paralysed his administration, and unleashed the most unhinged attacks on a US president in living memory. Inevitably, last week the violent language and “Assassinate Trump” memes erupted in a burst of deadly gunfire at an early morning baseball practice for Republican congressmen near Washington, DC. The gunman was 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, a left-wing Bernie...
  • Byron York: While Comeymania grips DC, Trump enjoys lovefest with social conservatives

    06/10/2017 4:33:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 8, 2017, 6:42 PM | Byron York
    At about the moment fired FBI Director James Comey was sitting down to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Steve Scheffler, a well-known Iowa social conservative activist, was waiting in a Washington hotel to hear President Trump speak to a crowd of about 700 at the annual meeting of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. I asked Scheffler if Iowa Republicans are worried about Trump and the Russia investigation. "I don't think so at all," he said. "I think it's all a lot of fluff and the Democrats are looking for some traction because they still can't get over the fact...
  • White evangelicals' support of Trump holding steady

    04/28/2017 2:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KARD-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    President Donald Trump's widespread support among white evangelicals is holding steady as he approaches his 100th day in office, and their backing is nearly double his approval rating among the general public, a new Pew Research Center analysis finds. The analysis is consistent with other recent surveys that have shown voters who backed Trump in November are still fervently behind him. But Pew's data is notable because Trump is a relative newcomer to the evangelical community, a critical voting bloc that helped power his underdog victory. Eight in 10 white evangelicals who attend church at least once a month approve...
  • On Holy Thursday, the New York Times Blames Christianity For Fake News

    04/15/2017 10:53:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 04/14/2017 | Erick Erickson
    It was only fitting that the liberal editorialists at the New York Times saw fit on Holy Thursday to blame Christianity for the rise of fake news. In a column by Molly Worthen titled “The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society”, Worthen relies on former Christian turned Episcopalian Rachel Held Evans to attack Bible believing Christians. "Conservative evangelicals are not the only ones who think that an authority trusted by the other side is probably lying. But they believe that their own authority — the inerrant Bible — is both supernatural and scientifically sound, and this conviction gives that natural...
  • 'Bible Answer Man' Hank Hannegraaf Leaves Evangelicalism, Joins Greek Orthodox Church

    04/13/2017 2:49:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/13/2017 | Brandon Showalter
    An evangelical radio personality known as "The Bible Answer Man" and president and chairman of the Christian Research Institute was formally received into the Eastern Orthodox Church Sunday.The Christian Post confirmed that Hank Hannegraaf was chrismated on Palm Sunday at Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina."What astounding news," said Rod Dreher, an Orthodox Christian and author of the New York Times best-selling book The Benedict Option, in an interview with The Christian Post Monday."Many evangelicals seek the early church; well here it is, in Orthodoxy," he continued."I am sure some will be scandalized by Hannegraaf's conversion but I...
  • Are Christians Too Nice? Why Christians need to stop being wimps

    03/21/2017 3:42:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Daniel J. Phillips
     In a piece over at Fox News, Larry Alex Taunton argued that evangelicals “need to stop being wimps.” (A glance at the URL suggests that the writer’s original title may have been a bit saltier.) Taunton makes a vividly argued case.As an example of wimpiness, he adduces Barnabas Piper, famous for being the son of John Piper. Writing at WORLD, Piper reassured the world that he’d not eat at Chick-fil-A to support a fellow-believer targeted by “gay agenda” activists et al for the compounded crimes of (a) being a Christian (b) out-loud and (c) in public. Piper was very...
  • The Shack — The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment

    02/14/2017 10:42:07 AM PST · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    AlbertMohler.Com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Al Mohler
    In spite of the original date, this was an excerpt on The Aquila Report today, assuming because it is about to be released as a movie. _______________________________________________ The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, has now sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into over thirty languages. It is now one of the best-selling paperback books of all time, and its readers are enthusiastic. According to Young, the book was originally written for his...
  • NPR: Evangelicals voted for Trump in belief he will be 'eliminated' (radio)

    01/27/2017 7:04:11 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 72 replies
    Vanity | 1/27/2017 | NPR host for "The Takeaway"
    The following is what I heard on an NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast this morning, sometime in the 8:30 - 9:15 am EST hour. (Wish I could post a transcript of this NPR segment, I don't know if NPR eventually posts either transcripts or podcasts, but if they do I don't believe it will be posted this soon.)The "Takeway" program's host said he heard from an Evangelical pastor (not named) in Pennsylvania that [paraphrased] many evangelicals there voted for Trump on the assumption that God would "eliminate" President Trump and install Mike Pence in his place The word "eliminated" is...
  • Trump's New CIA Director: "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World"

    01/23/2017 6:21:27 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 175 replies
    HELLO CHRISTIAN ^ | 12/19/2016 ? | n/a
    President Trump has nominated his new CIA chief, Mike Pompeo. An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community. He is also an army veteran, and a staunch pro-life advocate. Two years ago, Pompeo gave a Church speech where he said Muslims who think Islam is “the only way” needed to be dealt with. “This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer,” Pompeo told the church-goers, according to Press TV. “These folks believe that it is religiously driven for them to wipe...
  • Israeli Settler Leaders Will Flock to Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 7:36:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | January 16, 2017 | Naomi Zeveloff
    Israeli settlers and their American evangelical supporters are among the invitees to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20. Yehuda Glick, a Brooklyn-born rabbi and member of the Israeli parliament’s ruling Likud party confirmed that he will be attending the inauguration with fellow Likud lawmaker Sharren Haskel. They will be joined by Atlanta-born Israeli rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, who spoke about his intention to attend on a radio show on the Land of Israel Network. Gimpel is bringing his teenage son, a Trump fan, as a present for his bar mitzvah trip. Glick is a well-known agitator for Jewish prayer at...
  • Former Dem Staffer: There’s A ‘Religious Illiteracy’ Problem In The Party

    01/01/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 30, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The Democratic Party has a “religious illiteracy” problem that prevents them from reaching out to evangelicals, according to a former Democratic staffer. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, explained three reasons why the Democratic Party fails to reach out to evangelical voters or voters with different theologies. Wear, speaking with The Atlantic, pointed out that many young Democrats don’t know how to discuss or deal with religious topics. This “illiteracy” contributes to why Democrats fail to reach out to evangelicals, Wear explained. “It’s tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of...
  • Catholic surprise: another way Trump is remaking the GOP

    12/20/2016 10:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | F.H. Buckley
    You only think you know what won the election for Donald Trump. Hillary’s corruption? The betrayal of the American Dream? Vladimir Putin? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Let me tell you the real story, and the person behind it. Elections are won by the marginal voter, the swing voter, the guy right at 50 percent. And in American politics he’s generally a Catholic. That’s the story this time, too. It wasn’t the white Evangelicals. They went overwhelmingly for Trump, but that was also true in 2012 when they weren’t even sure Romney was Christian. They aren’t the swing voters. Catholics, on the...
  • Huge Pro-Life Problem: 40% of Evangelicals Think It’s Okay to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicide

    12/16/2016 3:58:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | December 15, 2016 | Erin Parfet
    Two-thirds of Americans surveyed, including four out of 10 evangelicals, believe physician-assisted suicide is morally acceptable, according to a new poll, Christianity Today reports. “If they are facing a slow, painful death, Americans want options. Many believe that asking for help in dying is a moral option. They don’t believe that suffering until they die of natural causes is the only way out,” said Scott McConnell, Executive Director of LifeWay Research, which conducted the poll. Among faith groups, whether Catholics and evangelical Protestants who are traditionally pro-life or no specific denomination identified, more than 50 percent in all demographics support...
  • Washington Post, Your Attacks on Evangelicals are Getting Dangerous

    12/16/2016 7:48:24 PM PST · by lasereye · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/10/16 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On December 8, religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote an opinion column for The Washington Post titled, “Evangelicals, your attacks on ‘the media’ are getting dangerous.” The reverse is actually true, and it is the secular media’s attacks on evangelicals that are getting dangerous, including Bailey’s article. Her fundamental argument is that because evangelicals talk about “the mainstream media” as “Satan’s newspaper,” they are now buying today’s “fake news” as if it were gospel truth, as evidenced by the fact that the Washington pizza shooter said that “he has been influenced by the book Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge...
  • Evangelical Leader Tony Perkins Slams Tillerson Pick For State

    12/13/2016 7:57:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2016 | BRENT GRIFFITHS
    Evangelical Leader Tony Perkins Slams Tillerson Pick For State By BRENT GRIFFITHS 12/12/16 Social conservative leader Tony Perkins is sounding the alarm over the possibility that Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, will become secretary of state, after previously criticizing the notion that Mitt Romney might be the nation’s top diplomat. “Trump calls Rex a 'world class player and deal-maker,' but if these are the kinds of deals Tillerson makes — sending dollars to an abortion business that's just been referred for criminal prosecution and risking the well-being of young boys under his charge in an attempt to placate radical homosexual...