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  • Huckabee’s Anachronistic Brand of Progressivism

    05/27/2015 1:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job. Huckabee has always struck me as a right-wing populist-progressive. A deeply religious — and by all accounts decent — man, Huckabee nonetheless has a view of the state that would have jibed almost perfectly with such forgotten titans of the Progressive Era as Richard Ely, Josephus Daniels, and even William Jennings Bryan. Ely, a mentor to Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt and the founder of the “Wisconsin school” of progressivism, believed that “God works through the state in carrying out His purposes more...
  • Cruz to join Gov. Abbott at flood briefing in Houston

    05/26/2015 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 26, 2015 2:25 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz — who lives in Houston and has his presidential campaign headquarters there — will join Gov. Greg Abbott this afternoon for a briefing on storm damage, a Cruz aide said.They’ll hear from emergency officials and law enforcement, and attend a news conference at 4pm CT at the Houston Office Of Emergency Management.Abbott announced earlier that he would survey flood damage and meet with local leaders to discuss state recovery resources. He spoke a few hours ago with President Barack Obama, and a federal emergency declaration of some sort seems likely.
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Josh Duggar Cracks Molestation Joke Dating Family Is What We Do!

    05/26/2015 6:42:07 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    tmz.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    Josh Duggar is from Arkansas ... so it's totally cool if he dates his siblings. Back in 2008 -- long before Duggar's molestation past came to light -- he made a quip during an episode of what was then called "17 Kids and Counting." Josh describes a double date scenario with his then-fiancée Anna ... he ended up going with 2 of his siblings. Josh explains, "We chose Jana and John David. We thought why not, have a double date ... We are from Arkansas!" He then broke out in laughter. Not so funny now ...
  • 'We are in Arkansas!' Josh Duggar made an incest joke about his SIBLINGS while on family's TLC show

    05/25/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | , 24 May 2015 | Hazel Jones For Dailymail.com and Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
    As Josh Duggar continues to make headlines following sexual misconduct allegations, it has been revealed that he made an incest joke about his siblings while on his family's TLC's show. The 27-year-old talks about going on a date with his then-fiancee Anna during the show, then called 17 Kids and Counting. As all Duggars require chaperons for dates, his siblings, twins Jana and John David tagged along to the movie. 'We chose Jana and John David. We thought, "Why not have a double date?" We are from Arkansas!' Josh said while laughing in the clip, which aired in October 2008....
  • Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

    05/25/2015 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 191 replies
    people.com ^ | 5.24.2015 | Michele Corriston
    Eight years ago, Alice gave a thorough and detailed account of events that are nearly identical to those outlined in the police report that became public this week: "In January, the whole family went to Chicago and taped Oprah Winfrey show... As you may have noticed, that show never aired and it never will," Alice posted before delivering the bombshell that The Oprah Winfrey Show staffers had been told that Josh had molested five minor girls. Alice then wrote, "Yes, this is the truth ... They have been investigated to some length..." On the subject of Josh's parents Jim Bob,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 May 2015

    05/24/2015 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 114 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 24th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 229 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 11:56:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 65 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/22/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1211" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image credit: Washington Post[/caption] Many people have been hoping for this day for years.  The day when the Duggars fell.  Today they got their wish. By “the Duggars” I mean any member of the Duggar extended family—the ones “as seen on TV” in their hit show “19 Kids and Counting.”  And by “fell” I mean not just dipping below the sainted status conveyed by their television persona, but really falling in a public, humiliating and tragic way. Josh Duggar publicly confessed that accusations of his being investigated for child abuse 12 years ago are true. "Twelve...
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Duggar Son Allegedly Admitted to Sexually Molesting Minor Girls Including Sisters

    05/21/2015 5:27:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 166 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/21/2015
    Josh Duggar, one of the members of the family that stars in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" ... was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sexually molesting 5 girls, some of whom are his sisters. The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar -- who was around 14 at the time -- was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002. According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him...
  • Duggar sibling sexually assaulted sisters, another female, according to police report

    05/21/2015 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 58 replies
    A 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim.
  • Josh Duggar 'was subject of molestation claims in 2005 and was turned in by his father Jim Bob'

    05/19/2015 6:34:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 May 2015 | Chris Spargo
    A new report claims that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar was named in an underage sexual abuse probe. According to InTouch, Josh's father Jim Bob turned him in to Arkansas State Police after 'he caught him leaving a young girl’s bedroom and learned something inappropriate happened.' The charge being pursued at that time was sexual assault in the fourth deg
  • ‘We Will Not Obey’: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience if Gay Marriage Legalized

    04/29/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/29/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.</p> <p>“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”</p>
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • Who Will Win the Duggar Primary?

    03/05/2015 9:26:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Murphy
    The reality show clan backed Mike Huckabee in '08 and Rick Santorum in '12. Now, they may face a real tough choice. It may be that the fastest-growing demographic in the Republican Party is pro-life, telegenic, homeschooled, and mostly under the age of 27—you know, the Duggars. As in the stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. In the past couple election cycles, this birth-control-shunning family has emerged as a political player on the right. And now it looks likely that they will face a tough decision when it comes to which social conservative GOPer to back...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Josh Duggar Releases Very Political ‘Thanksgiving’ Message — Ambitious Or Just Weird? [Video]

    11/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    INQUISITIR ^ | November 28, 2014 | staff
    Josh Duggar released a video with his “Thanksgiving” message, but it quickly turned very political, leaving some believing that he is becoming politically ambitious, and others thinking he’s just weird. Josh, the eldest of the Duggar brood from the popular TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, does begin the video by extending his Thanksgiving wishes to everyone, but quickly launches into his role as the executive director of the Family Research Council Action in Washington, D.C. The FRC is listed as a certified hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC justifies their position on their website.
  • Thousands petition against "19 Kids and Counting" for LGBTQ "fear mongering"

    11/19/2014 2:53:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | DARIAN LUSK
    The one thing cropping up faster than children for the Duggar family is controversy. A petition on Change.org urging TLC to cancel the family's reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," is gaining momentum. "End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," a letter posted on petition page reads. "The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show." The petition currently has over 12,500 signatures. Last week, the couple posted a Facebook photo of them kissing and encouraged...
  • Celebs dip into hard-fought Miss. Senate race

    06/19/2014 6:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Yahoo! Sports / The Associated Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus, AP
    Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race... ---snip--- Former GOP presidential candidates Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have been to Mississippi to campaign for McDaniel, as have the parents from the reality show ''19 Kids and Counting,'' Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their oldest son, Josh Duggar, director of the lobbying arm of the conservative Family Research Council....
  • McDaniel up in new Mississippi Senate poll

    06/12/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) primary challenger, Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is leading the incumbent by 8 points in a new internal poll of the competitive runoff. The survey, conducted by WPA Research for McDaniel’s campaign, shows him with 49 percent support to Cochran’s 41 percent support among likely GOP primary voters. McDaniel’s also got a more solid base of support, with 43 percent of his supporters saying they’ll “definitely” vote for him in the runoff, while 38 percent say the same of Cochran. Ten percent of respondents said they were undecided. The results align with two other surveys of...
  • 20 kids and counting! Michelle Duggar announces pregnancy

    Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar had an announcement to make on The Today Show this morning, which is that Michelle was pregnant with their 20th baby. I found myself getting prickly on their behalf watching the response and somewhat annoying questions by Ann Curry… What a witness this couple and family are. I just love them. See what I mean by this clip posted at People. And this clip just up on the TLC website… “We are so excited,” says Michelle, 45, who is now about 3-1/2 months into her pregnancy and due in April. “I feel good. I am...
  • Oldest Duggar Sons Help Save Child's Life Following Car Accident

    02/04/2010 7:55:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies · 945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/03/2010 | AccessHollywood
    Joshua Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" family, is being hailed as a hero after helping to save a little girl's life following a car accident outside of his car dealership in Springdale, Ark. Joshua - the oldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's brood -- was at work on January 28 when three cars rear-ended each other outside his workplace, according to local news station 40/29 TV. "I thought, 'Oh, fender bender. No big deal,'" Joshua told the local news station. "It happens quite often here actually. [Then] I realized there was a little girl." Joshua rushed outside...
  • Duggar family welcomes first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar

    10/11/2009 7:30:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,325+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 9, 2009 | Olivia Smith
    The supersize Duggar clan just got a tiny bit bigger. The reality TV family has welcomed its first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar, People.com reports. Her 17 aunts and uncles and paternal grandparents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, are doubtless thrilled about the latest branch on the family tree. Josh Duggar - the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle's brood of 18 - and his wife, Anna, had Mackynzie at home with a midwife and a doula in attendance. As the big brother to 17 siblings, Josh is no stranger to babies, and he was a very involved and attentive dad...
  • Family Attacked for Too Many Children: "Thrilled" to be Preparing for Baby Number 19

    09/03/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,743+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | Hilary White
    SPRINGDALE, Arkansas, September 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar told US news service MSNBC they are delighted to discover the impending arrival of their 19th child. Described by the Today program as "glowing," Michelle Duggar said, "I'm feeling sick and tired, which is a good way to be feeling about right now." "I always tell myself that's a good way to be because that means good things are happening."The baby is due to arrive around March 18, 2010.The family stars in the reality TV show "18 Kids and Counting" airing on TLC. The family are members of...
  • Duggar Family Expecting 19th Freaking Child!

    09/01/2009 10:09:12 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 255 replies · 6,631+ views
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | September 1st, 2009
    Sometimes, 18 kids is simply not enough, so Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tonitown, Ark., are expecting a new addition to their household this spring. That's right, at that point they will have five more children than Nadya "Octomom" Suleman and 11 more children than Jon and Kate Gosselin. Wow. "We are so thrilled," says Michelle, 42. "We just can't believe it is happening." You can't, Michelle? Not after the previous 18 times you were pregnant? Her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, 44, agrees: "I never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We look forward to our...
  • Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    12/18/2008 5:34:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 238 replies · 5,962+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/18/2008 | AP
    ROGERS, Ark. – An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child. Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters." The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters. Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was...
  • Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

    05/21/2015 5:18:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 21 MAY 2015
    Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim. The 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, who In Touch Weekly identified as Josh Duggar allegedly committed the assaults. The incidents date back to 2002 when Duggar would have been 14 years old. In the 33-page police report that FOX411 viewed, the name of the Duggar family members in question are redacted throughout.
  • Billy Graham's daughter issues 'Mayday' (Urges prayer and fasting since 'judgment is coming and..)

    05/12/2015 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 11, 2015 | Unattributed
    The daughter of America’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, says God is “clearly warning that His judgment is coming on America, and it’s going to be ugly.” So, Ann Graham Lotz is calling on Americans to participate in a “Mayday” time of prayer and intercession May 15-23. She hopes to “delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and our world” and urge the Holy Spirit to “compel the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God.” Lotz’s warnings are startlingly specific. In a recent message on her website, she...
  • Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Supports Clarification of Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/01/2015 | Greg Richter
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered support for "clarification" of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence held a news conference Tuesday morning to address the controversy that he admitted took him by surprise. Critics of the law say it allows discrimination by businesses against gay people. Defenders of the law say it does no such thing — it simply allows people with religious convictions to avoid being forced to act against those beliefs. "The governor addressed the complete falsehood that RFRA is about denying people a seat in a restaurant or a room at a...
  • At Iowa U, a Degree of Bias

    03/23/2015 11:43:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 21, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Teresa Wagner is a distinguished attorney, professor, and author. The mother of four, who in the 1990s served as a senior leader here at FRC, is also probably the first FRCer ever to obtain a favorable ruling in a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Sadly, her victory before the nation’s highest legal bench is not one she ever wanted to obtain. It only came about because in 2009, Teresa was denied a position at the University of Iowa’s law school because she’s a self-identified conservative who believes in protecting the unborn and sustaining one-man, one-woman marriage. Again, this...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • Redeemed: Former Ex-Gay Activist Renounces the Movement, Talks with Hatewatch

    10/05/2014 2:44:53 AM PDT · by oohebo · 27 replies
    Hatewatch ^ | October 2, 2014 | Evelyn Schlatter
    [Yvette Cantu] Schneider came out as a lesbian as a young woman, then converted to Christianity in the 1990s and spent more than a decade working with anti-LGBT groups and campaigns like the Family Research Council (FRC) and Focus on the Family. She also was active in the Proposition 8 campaign in California, which resulted in the outlawing of same-sex marriage in that state in 2008. (The ban has since been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.) Schneider, who eventually married a man, was for years one of the key sources anti-LGBT activists cited as “proof” that people can change...
  • Vegan-Friendly OC Eatery Shut Down After Customers Fall Ill

    09/05/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 5, 2014 1:33 PM | Ron Kilgore
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Investigators with the Orange County Health Department were working Friday to determine what may have caused several people to get sick after eating at an upscale Newport Beach restaurant. KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports authorities say six diners came down with the intestinal bacteria Shigella after eating at the True Food The self-billed healthy living restaurant was shut down on Aug. 28 for two days over what county inspectors labeled an “imminent health risk” due to at least one confirmed case of Shigella. Following the closure, True Food reopened after the entire restaurant was sanitized and...
  • Watchmen on the Wall Conference 2014 -- A Spiritual Challenge to Rev. Franklin Graham

    05/25/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . To Rev. Franklin Graham "Watchmen on the Wall Conference" 2014 Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, J. Vernon McGee, Dr. James Dobson ... all great Christian leaders and bible teachers of America in the 1960s thru 1990s ... Or were they ? For all the great works they did for Christ's church in America, IS IT POSSIBLE they made one (1) grave mistake ? I declare that they did, to the detriment of at least TWO American generations ... And I respectfully challenge Rev. Franklin Graham (and the other Conference speakers) to ACKNOWLDGE THEIR MISTAKE and APOLOGIZE to their Church Congregations....
  • Franklin Graham Calls on Pastors to Speak Out on Abortion, Homosexuality; Says 'God Hates Cowards'

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    (Photo: The Christian Post / Sonny Hong)Rev. Franklin Graham addressing pastors at the Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 22, 2014.WASHINGTON – The Rev. Franklin Graham told a large gathering of pastors on Thursday to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that "God hates cowards."Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based his remarks on Revelation 21:8, wherein God lists eight groups of people who will be "in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is...
  • Christian leader open to run for Vitter's seat (FRC's Tony Perkins)

    01/22/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has some harsh criticism for Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP establishment’s chosen candidate to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this year. But he also left the door open to jumping into the race himself — or running for Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) seat, if Vitter wins his gubernatorial bid in 2015. Speaking to The Hill during Wednesday’s March for Life anti-abortion rally on the National Mall, Perkins said Cassidy can’t win against Landrieu because he’s not a staunch enough conservative. “I think his problem is his record. He’s been pretty weak on...
  • DOD Will Review Training Materials That List Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as...

    01/06/2014 2:24:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 6, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Full title: DOD Will Review Training Materials That List Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as ‘Religious Extremism’ (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Defense will review its military training materials following a coalition of religious liberty advocates expressing outrage in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Christianity is described in the materials as “religious extremism” based, in part, on categorization provided to the government by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The letter, signed by a large coalition that includes the Family Research Council, American Values, Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL), Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center – the...
  • New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research (Must Have for Files)

    12/26/2013 5:35:23 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies   In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research,[1] the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word)...
  • Christian Group Says Christians Can't Support Govt. Helping Poor People

    10/16/2013 12:52:51 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/16/2013 | By Michael Allen
    There are numerous verses in the Bible commanding people to help the poor, but the Christian-based Family Research Council (FRC) claims that doesn't include the government helping the needy. FRC head Tony Perkins recently told Christian radio host Janet Mefferd that while Christians should be active in politics and government, they cannot support the government helping poor people, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below). "I think as Christians we'll be held responsible for the policies adopted by this government because it’s us,” said Perkins. "Is that saying the government has a responsibility to care for the poor? That’s not what scripture says....
  • Family Research Council shooter apologizes, gets 25 years for shooting

    10/15/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    MyFoxDC ^ | September 19, 2013 | John Henrehan
    <p>The man who tried to kill staff members at a conservative think tank in Washington D.C. has been sentenced to a prison term of 25 years. The judge in the case publicly praised an unarmed employee of the group for taking on the gunman and likely stopping a massacre.</p>
  • FRC Shooter gets 25 Years; Feds call it Act of Terrorism

    09/19/2013 3:37:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 19, 2013
    The Virginia man who planned a mass shooting based on a leftwing group’s “hate map” of conservatives got sentenced to 25 years in prison today, though federal prosecutors had recommended 45 for what they call an act of terrorism. Floyd Lee Corkins stormed into the headquarters of the Family Research Council (FRC) last August and carried out the politically-motivated shooting based on a target list from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit that features conservative organizations on a catalogue of “hate groups.” Corkins pleaded guilty earlier this year and admitted that he learned about the FRC from the...
  • Man Who Shot Up Pro-Life Office “Wanted to Kill Conservative, Right-Wing Christians”

    09/12/2013 2:27:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/2013
    The defense attorney for Floyd Lee Corkins, who shot up the offices of the Family Research Council, on August 15, 2012, says he wanted to kill “conservative right-wing Christians.”Corkins entered the lobby armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He started firing at FRC’s building manager Leo Johnson who heroically tackled the shooter after a gunshot shattered his arm.Corkins pled guilty to three charges, including committing an act of domestic terrorism while armed – the first such charge in Washington, D.C and government is seeking a 45-year prison term for the liberal activist....
  • Pentagon Labels Founding Fathers As Extremists

    08/28/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Ibvestoe;s Business Daily ^ | August 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Basic Rights: Once more, military training has become an Orwellian re-education camp where a radical transformation of the truth depicts the Founding Fathers as extremists and conservative groups as "hate groups." Saying "Give me liberty or give me death" qualifies Patrick Henry as an extremist, according to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training guide which has been obtained by Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act Request. And so the rest of those who took up arms against the British Crown and pledged their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor for a shot at liberty and democracy....
  • Dramatic story of political 'gun violence' is ignored by the gun-grabber media

    08/10/2013 4:27:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10 August, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The extent of the transformation of our mass media into a mere propaganda apparatus can be gauged by the black hole treatment given to a story that pushes all of the buttons needed for wall-to-wall treatment, save one: the villain is a member of victim group acting on behalf of left wing causes. The shooting at the Family Research Council last year has been consigned to obscurity by the MSM. One favorite meta-narratives of the propaganda media is that crazy right-wingers all over the country are hording guns in order to use them on innocent victims. This framework can be...
  • Report Details Hostility in U.S. Military toward Christian Members

    07/09/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | July 9, 2013 | Penny Starr
    A coalition of legislators and religious freedom advocates warned Tuesday about the growing hostility toward Christians serving in the military and called for a federal statute to protect the religious liberty of troops. The Family Research Council distributed a report, “A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military,” at the press conference on Tuesday at the Capitol detailing incidences of that hostility, including the July 27, 2011 cancellation of a 20-year-old ethics course taught at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California because it used Scripture. On May 31, 2013, a painting that included a...
  • S. Court's Refusal to Redefine Marriage ... Allows American People to Consider Consequences...

    06/26/2013 9:52:25 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    Family Research Council website ^ | 26 June 2013 | Family Research Council, Tony Perkins
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2013 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397 Supreme Court's Refusal to Redefine Marriage Nationwide Allows American People to Consider Consequences of Redefinition WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage: "While we are disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the court today did not impose the sweeping nationwide redefinition of natural marriage that was sought. Time is not on the side of those...
  • Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Council’s legislative arm

    06/18/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Josh Duggar has starred on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting for 11 years, but soon he'll have a new role: at the helm of a pro-life, pro-family legislative action group in the nation's capital.Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, will take over as executive director of FRC Action starting next week. That group is the 501(c)4 affiliate of the Family Research Council. "I'm very excited about joining FRC Action and working to promote the values that have always been close to my heart and my family," Duggar...
  • Greg Laurie to Gay Activists: 'I Won't Back Down'

    05/03/2013 7:20:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 5/1/13 | Michael Gryboski
    A California megachurch pastor involved in the National Day of Prayer who has recently come under fire for his views on homosexuality has declared that he will not be intimidated. At a prayer event held Wednesday morning at the Washington, D.C., office of the Family Research Council, Pastor Greg Laurie told those gathered, "I won't back down." "They do not want me to pray. They describe me as 'homophobic' and so forth. How can you deal with such a situation? We're in a time in our country now where I'm attacked because I believe what the Bible teaches," said Laurie,...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...