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  • Why Evangelicals—Like Me—Voted for Donald Trump and Are Sticking With Him

    09/13/2017 9:03:16 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/13/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Never-Trumpers of every stripe still don’t get it. Ten months after his historic defeat of Hillary Clinton, those opposed to Donald Trump—whether from the political right, left, or middle—have yet to grasp why so many Americans—especially evangelical Americans—have embraced, or at least tolerate, the politics of the Man from Manhattan. As my wife (and chief editor) pointed out when I began this piece, “It’s really a no-brainer. There was no other option.” But nevertheless, to those dulled by their disdain for Mr. Trump, let me explain again our continued support for him. First, let me make this abundantly clear:...
  • Why Evangelicals Are Sticking with Donald Trump

    09/12/2017 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    The Never-Trumpers of every stripe still don’t get it. Ten months after his historic defeat of Hillary Clinton, those opposed to Donald Trump -- whether from the political right, left, or middle -- have yet to grasp why so many Americans -- especially evangelical Americans -- have embraced, or at least tolerate, the politics of the Man from Manhattan. As my wife (and chief editor) pointed out when I began this piece, “It’s really a no-brainer. There was no other option.” But nevertheless, to those dulled by their disdain for Mr. Trump, let me explain again our continued support for...
  • Are White Evangelicals Really in Decline? Scholars Dispute PRRI Findings

    09/11/2017 11:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: Facebook / Greg Laurie)Evangelical leaders Greg Laurie (blue tie), Ronnie Floyd (pink tie), Jack Graham (green tie) and James Dobson (yellow tie) pose for a picture as they attend a private dinner with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet officials at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2017.Several scholars are challenging the Public Religion Research Institute's recent survey that suggests white evangelicals are in major decline.Professor Tobin Grant, department chair of Political Science at Southern Illinois University, pointed to other trustworthy polls, such as one from the General Social Survey. Those polls show that...
  • Fading white evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with Trump

    09/07/2017 2:13:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    USA Today | September 6, 2017 | Robert P. Jones
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  • Pro-gay Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement that affirms marriage is one man, one woman

    08/31/2017 3:06:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    A high-profile Vatican adviser responded to a recent Evangelical statement affirming marriage between “one man and one woman” with his own statement affirming "LGBT people."   Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest, author, and adviser to the Vatican on communications, tweeted a seven-point list of pro-homosexual affirmations in response to the Evangelical’s “Nashville Statement” that defended marriage between a man and woman. Martin’s series of tweets were picked up by The Washington Post and published as a “counter-list” in an August 30 article titled “Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality.” In his list affirming “LGBT people,”...
  • 150 Evangelical Leaders Affirm: ‘It Is Sinful to Approve of Homosexual Immorality’

    08/30/2017 11:56:27 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 35 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/30/2017 | Shoebat Foundation
    The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released The Nashville Statement, signed by evangelicals and pastors throughout the country. The statement affirms that marriage is between one man and one woman and that the approval of same-sex relationships is sinful. The message comes at a time when some in the evangelical community have revised their views on human sexuality. “Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be,” the statement reads. Article 10 of the statement...
  • Kudos to Evangelicals

    08/30/2017 11:39:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/29/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. “Hateful,” “homophobic,” “anti-LGBT” are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching that marriage is...
  • Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality

    08/30/2017 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/30/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality By Lukas MikelionisPublished August 30, 2017A group of evangelical leaders who released “the Nashville Statement” on Tuesday -- reiterating Christian viewpoints toward same-sex marriage and transgender rights -- have come under fire from Nashville's mayor and critics on social media.The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), consisting of a number of evangelical Christian leaders, published a manifesto aimed at addressing issues of sexuality. It was endorsed by scholars, pastors and leaders at a Nashville conference Friday.“The spirit of our age does not delight in God’s good design of male and female....
  • Papal Adviser Has no Regrets Over Accusing Catholic Trump Supporters of ‘Hate’

    08/19/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/17 | Steve Kokx
    August 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the authors of a widely-criticized essay that accused conservative Catholics and Evangelicals in the U.S. of instigating an “ecumenism of hate” is doubling down on his claims. Speaking with The Tablet earlier this week, Marcelo Figueroa said he was happy to see the “necessary” debate that resulted from an article he and papal confidant Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. published July 13 in La Civiltŕ Cattolica, a Jesuit-run journal overseen by the Vatican. In their essay, Figueroa and Spadaro decried what they called the “problematic fusion between … faith and politics” found in America....
  • Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Who are his religious cheerleaders?

    08/18/2017 12:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 18, 2017 | Joanna Walters and Sam Morris
    Donald Trump was forced to disband two business advisory councils and an infrastructure panel after some of America’s most prominent business leaders fled their posts, protesting against Trump’s statements appeasing white nationalist marchers at the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the president’s religious evangelical advisory board, a mix of radical born-again preachers, televangelists and conservative political influencers, still stands pristine. Not only have members avoided criticism of the president, while occasionally scolding the violence in general – some have been openly supportive of Trump’s statements assigning blame “on many sides” and slamming those who turned up to oppose the...
  • President’s Spiritual Mentor Says ‘God Has Given Trump Authority To Take Out Kim Jong Un’

    08/08/2017 8:17:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    A well-known evangelical pastor and spiritual mentor for President Donald Trump asserted Tuesday that God won’t mind if the president wipes North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un off the face of the earth. Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, who has close ties to the president, believes Trump has the moral authority to destroy Kim Jong-un. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress explained in a statement to CBN...
  • Evangelical Trump supporters want meeting with Pope Francis

    08/07/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Courier ^ | August 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday requested a meeting with Pope Francis over a recent critical article in a Vatican-vetted journal. Johnnie Moore, a leader of Trump’s evangelical advisory board and a spokesman for some of its members, said he sent the request to Rome in response to an article published last month that accused some American Catholics of building an alliance of “hate” with evangelicals who backed the president. The two authors of the piece are confidants of Francis. They published their article in the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, which is reviewed...
  • Bible Studies at the White House: Who's at the Heart of This Spiritual Awakening?

    07/31/2017 8:09:37 AM PDT · by BAW · 63 replies
    CBNNEWS.com ^ | 7-31-2017 | Jennifer Wishon
    A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible. Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries told CBN News, "These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture." They're all hand-picked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike...
  • New Threat to Evangelical Christians in the UK

    07/30/2017 6:38:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Barnabas Fund ^ | 7/27/17
    Recently, Barnabas Aid has drawn attention to the increasing hostility to evangelical Christians that has characterised some sections of the media and even some government institutions. Over the past 12 months we have seen Christian politicians asked overtly theological questions and attempts by some mainstream media in the recent UK general election to ”out” parliamentary candidates as Christians, declaring them “unfit” to hold public office because they held mainstream Christian beliefs such as believing in miracles. In other words, a significant parallel is now developing between how gay people were treated by the press a generation or so ago, and...
  • 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...