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  • Prominent Conservatives say election was lost, not stolen (Not conservatives, RINOs and Never Trumpers)

    07/14/2022 10:05:20 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2022 | Mike Emanuel, Sally Personsl
    A group of prominent conservatives released a new report Thursday outlining their investigation into the 2020 election and have concluded former President Trump's claims of a stolen election are unfounded. The report, "LOST NOT STOLEN: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election," was put together by three former federal judges and eight conservative leaders who investigated Trump's claims. Over the course of a year, the group looked at all 64 cases of the Trump campaign's fraudulent claims in six key states and concluded that there were no substantial instances of fraud that would have...
  • Joe Biden Locker Room Promise to John Danforth: Make Sure Anita Hill Testimony was ‘Very Quick’

    11/22/2017 12:39:39 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 12:33 pm, November 22nd, 2017 | by Colin Kalmbacher |
    Joe Biden made a promise in the Senate men’s gym to keep Anita Hill‘s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very quick,” according to former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder. That promise was apparently made to then-Senator John Danforth of Missouri, a Republican. Danforth was Clarence Thomas‘ chief sponsor during Thomas’ 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post on November 16, Hill and five of her biggest congressional boosters–all former or current female Democratic politicians–sat down to reflect on the strenuous ordeal that Hill went through during those hearings. Without fail, each of the six women...
  • Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

    10/19/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    A former Republican lawmaker and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blasted President Donald Trump in an opinion piece published this week. Former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., wrote in The Washington Post that Trump is not a true Republican because of one main reason: he stands against having a unified nation.
  • Cruz's election manager's contributed' to suicide of Missouri governor candidate

    04/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2 March 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Ted Cruz's election manager's 'mocking' House of Cards style radio ad 'contributed' to suicide of Missouri governor candidate Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri, killed himself on February 26 last year at his home in Clayton, St Louis His political mentor, former Senator John Danforth, has said Ted Cruz's campaign manager Jeff Roe contributed to his death Roe took responsibility for an advert that criticized Schweich's appearance and said he looked like the deputy sheriff in The Andy Griffith Show Mr Danforth spoke to Schweich two days before his death and said he was upset about the...
  • By a Whisker

    11/10/2006 2:45:04 PM PST · by madprof98 · 21 replies · 799+ views
    msnbc ^ | 11/09/06 | Arian Campo-Flores
    Nov. 9, 2006 - Until recently Lisa Greening didn’t know a stem cell from a jail cell. But earlier this year, the bookstore owner from University City, Mo., spotted a new hardback by her former U.S. senator, John Danforth, titled “Faith and Politics” in which he bemoans the influence of evangelical Christians on the GOP and the country. Greening, 36, went on to see Danforth speak and emerged incensed by what she considered the religious right’s distortions on the issue of embryonic stem-cell research. “The extreme right is going around scaring people that [scientists] are going to steal women’s embryos,”...
  • John Danforth on Gay Marriage and Episcopal Church Issues

    06/30/2006 7:30:19 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 21 replies · 783+ views
    The Christian Challenge ^ | 6/30/2006 | Lee Penn
    John Danforth - an Episcopal priest, former Republican senator from Missouri, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN - has recently urged conservatives in the U.S. Episcopal Church (TEC) and the U.S. Senate to back off from their fight over gay marriage and openly-gay bishops. At the June 13-21 Episcopal General Convention in Ohio, he topped it off – at Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold’s “reconciliation” forum – by taking a swipe at Continuing Anglicans. Danforth, also a former U.S. envoy to Sudan, told the Presiding Bishop’s forum, “Toward a Reconciled World,” at the convention on June 15 that “Virtually all...
  • Danforth: Ban on gay marriage a silly idea

    04/30/2006 4:25:57 PM PDT · by DBeers · 153 replies · 3,824+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    Danforth: Ban on Gay Marriage a Silly Idea WASHINGTON — Former Sen. John Danforth says a conservative push to ban gay marriage through a constitutional amendment is silly, calling it the latest example of how the political influence of evangelical Christians is hurting the GOP. Danforth, a Missouri Republican and an Episcopal priest, made the comments in a speech Saturday night to the Log Cabin Republicans, which support gay rights. He said history has shown that attempts to regulate human behavior with constitutional amendments are misguided. "Once before, the Constitution was amended to try to deal with matters of human...
  • Church for Libertarians

    04/04/2006 12:56:29 PM PDT · by JTN · 15 replies · 490+ views
    AFF's Doublethink ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Jeffrey Bergman
    Earlier this year, the New York Times published two opinion columns harshly critical of the Republican party. The author bemoaned the passing of a time when, he argued, Republicans stood solidly for a handful of core principles: limited government, a strong national defense, light taxes and regulatory burdens, and free trade. Pointing to recent high-profile fights over issues like Terri Schiavo and embryonic stem-cell research, he accused party bigwigs of promoting a cynical alliance with socially conservative, and primarily evangelical, Christians. This partnership, he wrote, threatened to turn the party into "the political extension of a religious movement." Fears about...
  • Pot, Meet Kettle: Jack Danforth and Conservative Christians

    02/16/2006 7:29:43 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 69 replies · 1,214+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | February 16, 2006 | Charles Colson
    A recent Washington Post profile on Jack Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri and an Episcopal priest, doesn’t pull any punches. “Jack Danforth,” it begins, “wishes the Republican right would step down from its pulpit. Instead, he sees a constant flow of religion into national politics. And not just any religion, either, but the us-versus-them, my-God-is-bigger-than-your-God, velvet-fist variety of Christian evangelism. . . . Danforth [says he] worships a humbler God and [he] considers the [religious] right’s certainty a sin.” This judgmental tone is all too common these days. And it’s unfortunate that Jack Danforth is going along with...
  • Partial Birth Republican

    11/02/2005 2:29:50 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 5 replies · 502+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | November 2, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      Partial Birth RepublicanNovember 3. 2005 Former Senator John Danforth is another country club Republican duffer.   Danforth, a grandson to the founder of, and an heir to the fortune of, Ralston Purina has all the credentials.  A Princeton undergrad with Yale graduate degrees in both divinity and law, Danforth has been: a Missouri Attorney General; a U.S. Senator; the head of Janet Reno’s investigation into the FBI's role in the Waco, Texas/Branch Davidian disaster of 1993; a special envoy to Sudan and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Danforth has benefited from, and eagerly accepted, the support and votes of Conservatives...
  • Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

    10/27/2005 12:02:49 PM PDT · by mlc9852 · 51 replies · 1,050+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | October 27, 2005 | DANIEL CONNOLLY,
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former Sen. John Danforth said Wednesday that the political influence of evangelical Christians is hurting the Republican Party and dividing the country. Danforth, a Missouri Republican and an Episcopal priest, commented after meeting with students at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, a graduate branch of the University of Arkansas on the grounds of the Clinton presidential library. "I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by the Christian right," he said in an interview. "I don't think that this is a permanent condition, but I think...
  • The "Danger" of Christianity - (voting party or faith in this fall's election)

    10/27/2005 1:38:51 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 335+ views
    Just A Woman ^ | Thursday October 27th, 2005 | Lores Rizkalla
    The "Danger" of Christianity - by Lores Rizkalla (FReeper 'Just A Woman') Upon rolling out of bed this morning, I was awakened by the delightful aroma of Hazelnut Creme brewing in my coffee maker. After savoring every sip of the warm comfort-in-a-cup, praying and reading out of my Bible, I bounced out of bed to jump start my day. While I confess I failed to pray for my president and other government leaders today, that is part of what I do as a Christian. Whether a conservative or a liberal is in office. While I have yet to look at...
  • Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

    10/26/2005 6:29:55 PM PDT · by jern · 225 replies · 3,634+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | DANIEL CONNOLLY
    Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP Oct 26 8:51 PM US/Eastern Email this story By DANIEL CONNOLLY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK The influence of evangelical Christians in the Republican Party hurts the organization and divides the country, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth said during a visit to the Bill Clinton School of Public Service on Wednesday. Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri and an Episcopal priest, met with students during a seminar and held a luncheon talk at the graduate school. "I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by...
  • Packing Them In at the National Cathedral

    10/15/2005 5:26:28 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 8 replies · 466+ views
    From the Episcopal Propaganda Ministry News Service.  Let's see - a revisionist "family values" conference draws 150 people to a vastly empty cathedral, while those who still believe Jesus as Lord came by the thousands to the Plano conferences.   Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama fills NatCat to overflowing.   Do the math.   Link: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_68559_ENG_HTM.htm   --------------------------------------------------------------------- Danforth holds mirror to religious-political right, left By Dana WilkieENS 101405-1Friday, October 14, 2005 [WASHINGTON] While underscoring the importance of keeping the Episcopal Church an “inclusive” body of believers, former Sen. John Danforth on Thursday cautioned National Cathedral conference-goers against becoming a “mirror image” of the...
  • Former Senator Danforth: Same-Sex Blessings Not Marriages

    09/09/2005 6:13:36 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 18 replies · 632+ views
    The Rev. John C. Danforth, an Episcopal priest who previously served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. senator from Missouri, recently told a political gathering in St. Louis he was open to performing rites for the blessing of same-sex unions, but would not officiate at a gay “marriage.” Speaking to the St. Louis chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans (which describes itself as “the leading voice for fairness, inclusion and tolerance in the GOP”) Fr. Danforth rejected calls for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, saying it was “nothing more than gay bashing.” He told The Living...
  • Danforth concerned Republicans too closely tied to religious right

    ST. LOUIS - Retired Republican Sen. John Danforth expressed concern Thursday that his party is too closely aligned with the religious right. Danforth, 68, who represented Missouri for three terms in the Senate and resigned earlier this year as U.N. ambassador, spoke during a lunch sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay Republican group. Also an ordained Episcopal minister, Danforth told the group that he believes marriage is only between a man and a woman. "On the question of civil unions, I believe that we should attempt to work out some kind of...
  • `Us vs. them' has roots in Missouri

    07/05/2005 5:03:28 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 15 replies · 677+ views
    Chicago Tribune Online ^ | 7-4 | Tim Jones
    "I feel sorry for the poor devil who will be nominated," said former Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), referring to anyone chosen to succeed Rehnquist. Danforth shepherded the nomination of Clarence Thomas through the Senate in 1991 and called it "the worst thing I ever lived through. Just awful."When historians trace the origins of how Supreme Court nominations became a flash point of culture wars and how brutal, bare-knuckle politics came to dominate the confirmation process, their search will lead them to Missouri. In the steamy trough of the Mississippi River valley, the seeds of the current culture wars were sown--court...
  • "Bolton Won't Be Weakened By Recess Appointment": Former UN Envoy [Danforth]

    06/23/2005 4:46:30 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 6/23/2005 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The controversy over John Bolton would not affect his performance as the new US ambassador to the United Nations, even if President George W. Bush is forced to sidestep Congress and appoint him directly, the last person to hold the job said. "I don't think anybody at the United Nations cares whether Bolton is supported by 60 senators or 50 senators," John Danforth said. Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri who stepped down as Washington's UN ambassador in January after seven months on the job, said UN diplomats only want to know if Bolton has the...
  • Church, not state, must advance moral agenda

    06/22/2005 10:21:10 AM PDT · by LowCountryJoe · 22 replies · 744+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | June 20, 2005 | Cal Thomas
    Former Senator and U.N. Ambassador John Danforth has performed a valuable service between elections by writing about a Christian's role in contemporary American society. In an op-ed for The New York Times last Friday, Danforth, an ordained minister, observed: "Many conservative Christians approach politics with a certainty that they know God's truth, and that they can advance the kingdom of God through governmental action." He writes that the "only absolute standard of behavior is the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves." One can quibble over where Danforth's "absolutist" position may lead politically (and I do, given the position of...
  • Onward, Moderate Christian Soldiers

    06/17/2005 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 82 replies · 1,272+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/17/05 | John C. Danforth
    In the decade since I left the Senate, American politics has been characterized by two phenomena: the increased activism of the Christian right, especially in the Republican Party, and the collapse of bipartisan collegiality. I do not think it is a stretch to suggest a relationship between the two. To assert that I am on God's side and you are not, that I know God's will and you do not, and that I will use the power of government to advance my understanding of God's kingdom is certain to produce hostility. By contrast, moderate Christians see ourselves, literally, as moderators....