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  • Follow Huckabee's Money

    12/24/2007 1:30:09 PM PST · by restornu · 51 replies · 117+ views
    CATO ^ | DEC 2007 | Brink Lindsey
    I read in Robert Novak’s column this morning that Mike Huckabee held a fundraiser earlier this week at the Houston home of Dr. Steven Hotze. As Novak notes, Hotze is “a leader in the highly conservative Christian Reconstruction movement.” Christian Reconstructionists, for those unfamiliar with the term, are Religious Right radicals who believe that America, and the rest of the world besides, should be governed in accordance with strict Biblical law. And yes, that includes stoning adulterers. Here’s a snippet from “A Manifesto for the Christian Church,” a 1986 document from an outfit called the Coalition on Revival that was...
  • Messing with the Mass: The Problem of Priestly Narcissism Today

    12/17/2007 7:18:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 141+ views
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review (via Catholic Culture) ^ | Nov 2007 | Br. Daniel C. Vitz, Paul C. Vitz
    ince Vatican II the Mass has fallen victim to various kinds of irregularities. This issue has been much discussed from various perspectives, but in this article we will examine a previously neglected aspect of the situation namely, the psychological reasons why priests have introduced these changes. We will not deal with theological explanations for why the Mass has been subject to liturgical experimentation, nor will we discuss liturgical rationales for such innovations. Instead, we will focus on the psychology of the priest and those assisting at the liturgy that is, on the psychological motives as distinct from theological and...
  • Christianity Without Salvation [social gospel contributed to many social ills of past century]

    05/11/2007 8:48:12 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 33 replies · 1,260+ views ^ | May 11, 2007 | Joseph Loconte
    Within a few years of its publication in 1907, "Christianity and the Social Crisis" swept through America's Protestant churches like a nor'easter, selling more than 50,000 copies to ministers and laypeople alike. In an age of social upheaval, Walter Rauschenbusch's jeremiad was meant to rouse the church from its pietistic slumber. "If society continues to disintegrate and decay, the Church will be carried down with it," he warned. "If the Church can rally such moral forces that injustice will be overcome . . . it will itself rise to higher liberty and life." The summons found many converts. Reflecting on...
  • Dems: Amen to Ramadan, but forget about Christmas

    12/12/2007 8:32:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 493+ views
    WND ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Unruh
    Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.
  • Hillary Clinton Goes to Church, Brings Media

    12/02/2007 3:49:49 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 127 replies · 157+ views ^ | November 25, 2007 |
    ABC News' Eloise Harper: For the first time the press has been invited to join New York Senator Hillary Clinton on an outing to church - a woman led the congregation, Associate Pastor Rev Jill Flyr. Coincidently the topic of the sermon was the Children's Defense Fund - a cause familiar to Clinton - and one she brings up regularly while campaigning. Flyr said to the audience in her sermon ""let the candidates know that they need to be strong advocates for children." Bonnie Campbell, the owner of the church, served in the Clinton administration as Head of the Violence...
  • Religious voters at center gave Bush edge, survey finds [Religious left voted for Kerry?]

    02/05/2005 6:02:00 AM PST · by johnny7 · 34 replies · 588+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | February 05, 2005 | David Briggs
    In the final Election Day reckoning, the race did not go to the loudest or most passionate religious voices. Instead, the judgments of moderate Catholics and Protestants were more influential than an impressive turnout by religious liberals and conservatives, according to the University of Akron's fourth national survey of religion and politics released this week.The post-election survey of 2,730 adult respondents showed an increasingly polarized religious electorate, with nearly 90 percent of conservative evangelical Protestants voting for President Bush and nearly four in five liberal mainline Protestants choosing Sen. John Kerry. But it was in the center, among moderate Protestants...
  • Losing virginity early or late tied to health risks

    12/04/2007 7:41:41 PM PST · by Hildy · 56 replies · 1,358+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 4, 2007 | Hildy
    People who start having sex at a younger or older than average age appear to be at greater risk of developing sexual health problems later in life, a new study suggests. The findings, according to researchers, cast some doubts on the benefits of abstinence-only sexual education that has been introduced in U.S. public schools.Using data from a 1996 cross-sectional survey of more than 8,000 U.S. adults, the researchers found that those who started having sex at a relatively young age were more likely to have certain risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) -- including a high number of sexual...
  • Laura Ingraham Gives Aid & Comfort to Code Pink's Rev. Billy

    12/04/2007 6:15:04 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 54 replies · 121+ views
    OK, today on Laura Ingraham's show, the website shows as a guest Rev. Billy of the "Church of Stop Shopping". This guy is a known Code Pink associate and participates in the Code Pink disruptions of Congress. Here's 14 pages of Google hits on Rev. Billy and Code Pink (two words)Here's 12 pages of Google hits on Rev. Billy and CodePink (one word) The guy dresses in clerical garb and mockingly imitates an evangelical minister. The Church of Stop Shopping was this clown's response to the President's message that the public should carry on their normal activities (Go shopping...) rather...
  • Hillary Honesty Deficit (Hillary's Lying And Scheming Is Bringing Her Down Alert)

    11/30/2007 10:18:43 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 184+ views ^ | 12/01/2007 | Star Parker
    The honesty and transparency themes are driving much of voter sentiment in this election. It helps explain the surprising success of Republican candidate Mike Huckabee. And we see similar dynamics with the Democratic candidates. Consider a "The Economist/YouGov'' poll out last week. When Democratic voters were asked which phrases they would use to describe their candidates, results included the following: * Honesty: Obama 54 percent, Clinton 35 percent. * Moral: Obama 54 percent, Clinton 34 percent. * Religious: Obama 29 percent, Clinton 19 percent. * Says what he/she believes: Obama 60 percent, Clinton 39 percent. Clinton's growing image of untrustworthiness...
  • Evangelical megachurch gives Hillary warm welcome

    11/29/2007 6:34:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 104 replies · 318+ views
    World Net Daily.Com ^ | November 29, 2007. | Art Moore
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. Within days of introducing a $50 billion plan to combat AIDS, Sen. Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation at one of the nation's most influential evangelical churches after addressing its "Global Summit on AIDS and the Church." If the Democratic presidential frontrunner's aim was to make inroads into the electorate's heavily Republican evangelical community, her appearance at Saddleback Church with pastor and "The Purpose Driven Life" author Rick Warren apparently didn't hurt.
  • How the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance Will Accomplish a One Religion/One-world Government

    11/26/2007 11:40:57 PM PST · by BigFinn · 6 replies · 109+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 18, 2007 | David J. Jonsson
    One might ask why it is important to understand the relation between the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance and the Emerging Movement among Churches and Mosques. It is because it indicates the movement of a historically conservative church and other organizations into the fold. These Emerging Church and Mosque Movements are the elephants in the pew. The Radical Islamist Movement has realized that the tactical weapons of terrorism and suicide bombing may not be achieving their goal for world domination, and that seduction, economics and political action are more effective in winning the war. In this essay, I address how the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance...
  • Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky

    11/26/2007 4:23:00 PM PST · by Richard Poe · 48 replies · 8,582+ views ^ | November 26, 2007 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    by Richard Lawrence Poe Monday, November 26, 2007 Permanent LinkMore Columns MOST AMERICANS never heard of Saul Alinsky. Yet his shadow darkens our coming election. Democrat frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both worship at the altar of Alinskyism. In a 1971 book called Rules for Radicals, Alinsky scolded the Sixties Left for scaring off potential converts in Middle America. True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as...
  • Sunday School for Atheists

    11/23/2007 6:59:38 AM PST · by NYer · 43 replies · 90+ views
    Time ^ | November 21, 2007 | JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN
    On Sunday mornings, most parents who don't believe in the Christian God, or any god at all, are probably making brunch or cheering at their kids' soccer game, or running errands or, with luck, sleeping in. Without religion, there's no need for church, right? Maybe. But some nonbelievers are beginning to think they might need something for their children. "When you have kids," says Julie Willey, a design engineer, "you start to notice that your co-workers or friends have church groups to help teach their kids values and to be able to lean on." So every week, Willey, who was...
  • Jews for Ron Paul exposed as a fraud (Led by a gay pagan unitarian)

    11/15/2007 10:46:14 AM PST · by AndrewWalden · 140 replies · 959+ views
    Israel ^ | 11-15-07 | Sultan Knish
    Ron Paul, the Anti-Republican candidate for President and a favorite of White Supremacists like David Duke, has unveiled a new defense strategy to counter charges of Anti-semitism. The campaign of the candidate who claims to disdain ethnic collectivism now boasts an organization called "Jews for Ron Paul." If Jews for Ron Paul puts you in mind of Jews for Jesus, you're not far wrong. Because Jews for Ron Paul is a scam. Jim C. Perry, the Executive Director of Jews for Ron Paul and heavily featured as the spokesman for the front group. Like many Jews for Jesus figures, Jim...
  • [DNC Chair Howard]Dean rips GOP at G.A.(United Jewish Communities' General Assembly)

    11/14/2007 10:31:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 106+ views
    JTA ^ | November 12, 2007
    Democratic leader Howard Dean blasted the GOP's lack of diversity in a speech to Jewish communal leaders. Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also appeared to criticize the practice of including an invocation of Jesus at the end of pre-game prayers at scholastic sporting events. Dean made the remark Sunday during a decidedly partisan speech at the opening plenary of the United Jewish Communities' General Assembly in Nashville. He painted the Republican Party as religiously and racially exclusive. His speech to the 3,500 Jewish communal leaders in attendance followed an address by the University of Tennessee's basketball coach, Bruce...
  • Prophet for Political Profit Reverend of the Left.

    11/13/2007 11:31:06 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies · 125+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-07 | Peter Wehner
    I believe that Dick Cheney is a liar; that Donald Rumsfeld is also a liar; and that George W. Bush was, and is, clueless about how to be the president of the United States. ...They have shamed our beloved nation in the world by this war and the shameful way they have fought it. Almost 4,000 young Americans are dead because of the lies of this administration, tens of thousands more wounded and maimed for life, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis also dead, and 400 billion dollars wastedbecause of their lies, incompetence, and corruption. But I dont favor impeachment, as...
  • Prayer distracts us from finding real world solutions (That's the point, you idiot)

    11/13/2007 11:08:14 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 38 replies · 131+ views
    The Justice ^ | 12:23 AM EST on 11/13/07 | by Daniel Ortner
    In the darkest hour of despair, when all hope seemed lost, the communal leader called together his counsel of the faithful and uttered ritual sayings. Sounds like something out of the eighth century, doesn't it? Just this past week, however, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, facing a massive and seemingly unrelenting drought, declared that "The only solution is rain, and the only place we get that from is from a higher power." He then sent out responses to leaders of several faiths to take part in a prayer service. The potential establishment clause violations inherent in state sponsored prayer are disturbing....
  • The Demise of the Religious Right? [Chuck Colson]

    11/03/2007 2:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 173+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | November 1, 2007 | Chuck Colson
    The cover story of Sundays New York Times Magazine pronounced the demise of the religious right in America. The ranks are demoralized, split, and liberal evangelicals are taking over with a new agenda for the environment and the poor. On the editorial page, the acerbic Frank Rich coordinated his column with the magazine, concluding, Inauguration Day 2009 is at the very least Armageddon for the reigning ayatollahs of the American right. Wow! Just three years ago the press touted conservative evangelicals as the most powerful voting block in America. What happened? Nothing. The press is up to its old tricks....
  • Immigration bill un-Christian, anti-life, governor (Huckabee) says (2005)

    11/05/2007 6:23:33 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 41 replies · 952+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | Friday, Jan 28, 2005 | Doug Thompson
    LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Mike Huckabee Thursday denounced a bill by Sen. Jim Holt that would deny state benefits to illegal immigrants as un-Christian, un-American, irresponsible and anti-life. Holt, R-Springdale, replied later that Christian charity does not include turning a blind eye to lawbreaking. Senate Bill 206, filed Wednesday, also would require proof of citizenzhip to register to vote and would require state agencies to report suspected cases of people living in the country illegally. "Somebody needs to ask Sen. Holt what welfare this bill would stop," Huckabee said in a question-and-answer period with reporters on Thursday morning. Many aid...
  • Non-believers raising voice in capital

    09/19/2005 11:21:03 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 92 replies · 1,256+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | Jill Lawrence
    Americans who don't believe in God have decided it's time they had a lobbyist in the nation's capital. Their new advocate describes herself as a "soft, fuzzy atheist." Lori Lipman Brown starts Monday as executive director of the Secular Coalition for America. Her two goals: keep religion out of government and win respect for a stigmatized minority. The magnitude of those challenges is, well, biblical. Think Daniel entering the lion's den, or David taking on Goliath. Christian conservatives wield enormous clout here through a network of advocacy groups and relationships with politicians from President Bush on down. Atheists, humanists and...
  • The new wars of religion

    11/01/2007 10:25:36 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 169+ views
    The Economist ^ | 11/1/2007
    Faith will unsettle politics everywhere this century; it will do so least when it is separated from the state A RELIGIOUS fanatic feels persecuted, goes overseas to fight for his God and then returns home to attempt a bloody act of terrorism. Next week as Britons celebrate the capture of Guy Fawkes, a Catholic jihadist, under the Houses of Parliament in 1605, they might reflect how dismally modern the Gunpowder Plot and Europe's wars of religion now seem. Back in the 20th century, most Western politicians and intellectuals (and even some clerics) assumed religion was becoming marginal to public life;...
  • Internal Dem memo faults party message

    10/25/2007 5:46:14 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 40+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/07 | Mike Soraghan
    Democrats are losing the battle for voters hearts because the partys message lacks emotional appeal, according to a widely circulated critique of House Democratic communications strategy. Our message sounds like an audit report on defense logistics, wrote Dave Helfert, a former Appropriations spokesman who now works for Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii). Why are we defending [the State Childrens Health Insurance Program] instead of advocating a Healthy Kids plan? Helfert sent the memo this week to an e-mail list of all Democratic press secretaries and communications directors after staffers met on Monday to discuss rolling out the Democrats latest message. He...
  • Rabbi advises crowd to be wary of brainwashing, deceit

    10/25/2007 8:41:56 PM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 50+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | 24 Oct 2007 | Michael Gsovski
    The sign that Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz held up Tuesday night at the Tannenbaum Chabad House read "Please keep off the the grass." When the 40 people in the audience were asked if the sign read "Please keep off the grass," half of them raised their hands. "It's because you're so used to the phrase 'Keep off the grass,' " Kravitz said. "That's what you're accustomed to seeing, so that's what you read." Kravitz identified this behavior, known as "auto-pilot," as an example of methods of persuasion and brainwashing, in his lecture titled, "The Power of Persuasion: What do Cults, Telemarketers...
  • Black Versus Gay Politics Has Barack Obama Tied in Knots

    10/24/2007 1:57:28 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2007 | Carl Cameron
    Barack Obama trails Hillary Clinton among black voters but the entertainment planned for his upcoming African American gospel outreach project has another key liberal constituency gays, lesbians and transgenders outraged. One black and gay group loudly complaining about the upcoming event is demanding a face-to-face meeting with Obama to complain that the senator's gospel outreach event this weekend appears anti-gay. In a letter to Obama obtained by FOX News, the National Black Justice Coalition complains that Obama's upcoming "Embrace the Change" concert tour is being headlined by "gospel music's most openly homophobic artists; the most volatile of which...
  • Clinton happy she stuck with 'romantic' Bill (LOLOLOLOL Alert!)

    10/23/2007 6:47:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 135+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic 2008 White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton says she is happy she stuck out it out with her husband, the 42nd president, through "challenges" in their marriage. Clinton said in an interview with the November issue of Essence magazine, that Bill Clinton is "so romantic" and recently brought her home a wooden giraffe from a trip to Africa. "I know the truth of my life and of my marriage, my relationship and partnership, my deep abiding friendship with my husband," Clinton said, according to excerpts of the interview on the magazine's website. "Now obviously, we've had challenges...
  • Psalm 666

    10/22/2007 2:31:06 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 39 replies · 126+ views
    The Hillary Rodham Psalm Hillary is my shepherd, I shall not want. She makes me to bow down to big government. She leads me beside the abortion clinic. She restores gun control. She leads me in the paths of socialism, for her name's sake. Yea, though i walk through the valley of liberalism, I will fear no evil; for Hillary is with me. Her benefits and handouts, they comfort me. Hillary prepares a health care system before me, in the presence of my better judgement. She fills my head with promises. My welfare cup runneth over. Surely, higher taxes and...
  • The Rise of the Religious Left

    10/16/2007 9:44:52 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 163+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 16 October 2007 | STEVEN MALANGA
    Everyone knows the potent force of the Christian right in American politics. But since the mid-1990s, an increasingly influential religious movement has arisen on the left, mostly escaping the national press's notice. This new religious left does not expend its political energies on the cultural concerns that primarily motivate conservative evangelicals. Instead, working mostly at the state and local level, and often in lockstep with unions, its ministers, priests, rabbis, and laity exert a major, sometimes decisive, influence in campaigns to enforce a "living wage," to help unions organize, and to block the expansion of nonunionized businesses like Wal-Mart. The...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary wants me to restore image of US

    10/04/2007 6:07:06 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 123 replies · 1,972+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | October 5, 2007 | Oliver Burkeman
    If Hillary Clinton wins the US presidency, Bill Clinton will be given the job of repairing America's damaged international reputation, the former president tells the Guardian in an interview today. Mr Clinton, 61, reveals that his wife has said she would ask him to "go out and immediately restore America's standing, go out and tell people America was open for business and cooperation again" after eight years marked by unilateralist policies that have "enrage[d] the world". For the first time in his political life, Mr Clinton says, "ordinary US voters in the heartlands are concerned about who would be most...
  • RUDY A BIBLE-STUMPER ON CHRISTIAN TV NET (flim-flam Rooty "prays"---Rooters suckup Valium)

    09/29/2007 5:35:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 64+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and DAVID FINNIGAN
    Giuliani often prays to Jesus...."I'm guided by the story of the woman about to be stoned, when Jesus said, 'He that hasn't sinned cast the first stone'"...... But Giuliani's biblical analogy drew guffaws from people who closely observed his tenure as mayor, when he often demonized others. " Mayor Giuliani wasn't just a stone-thrower. He was a boulder-thrower," said Baruch professor Doug Muzzio. "Rudy has had too many epiphanies.....strategic conversions on the road to the White House. We are not gullible."
  • The Democrats Quote Scripture

    09/27/2007 9:13:30 PM PDT · by gondramB · 89 replies · 233+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 27, 2007, 8:57 am | Jeff Zeleny
    HANOVER, N.H. In the final moments of the Democratic presidential debate here last night, after nearly two hours of wading through their differences on Iraq, health care, tax policy and a variety of other weighty matters, the candidates were asked a crisp question: What is your favorite Bible verse? Senator Barack Obama: The Sermon on the Mount, because it expresses a basic principle that I think weve lost over the last six years. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think thats a good rule for politics,...
  • Study: Christianity No Longer Looks Like Jesus

    09/25/2007 9:22:27 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 39 replies · 657+ views
    Christian (itching ear scratching) Post (online) ^ | Tue, Sep. 25 2007 | audrey barrick
    Young Americans today are more skeptical and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age just a decade ago, says a new study. Tue, Sep. 25, 2007 Posted: 11:19:17 AM EST Young Americans today are more skeptical and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age just a decade ago, says a new study. Negative perceptions toward the Christian faith have outweighed the positive as a growing percentage of younger Americans associate with a faith outside Christianity. Only 16 percent of non-Christians aged 16 to 29 years old said they have a "good impression" of Christianity,...
  • Queen Hillary, Empress of Mesopotamia (Andrew Sullivan rips neocon Hillary)

    09/25/2007 8:43:40 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies · 109+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 25 Sep 2007 | Andrew Sullivan
    My friend, David Brooks, does his best to reinforce the Hillary-Is-Inevitable consensus in Washington right now. He may regret this, though: On "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," Clinton could have vowed to vacate Iraq. Instead, she delivered hawkish mini-speeches that few Republicans would object to. She listed a series of threats and interests in the region and made it clear that shed be willing to keep U.S. troops there to handle them. If Clinton is that comfortable with a permanent occupation of Iraq at this point in the election cycle, how comfortable do you think she's going to be next...
  • (PAUL v CLINTON) Senator Clinton, just one more question, ma'am - FACSIMILE QUESTION No. 3

    09/16/2007 4:13:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 810+ views
    hillcap dot org, Peter Paul ^ | Sept. 16, 2007 | dfu
    FReepers, this is the THIRD in a series of facsimile transmissions to the office of Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. I am hoping she will take the opportunity to clear up some questions and give us her side of the story. Any response from her will be published here. No. 1 - Lying Howard Wolfson No. 2 - False Reporting about Stan Lee
  • Hillary's Prayer: Hillary Clinton's Religion and Politics

    09/07/2007 7:50:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies · 895+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | September 01 , 2007 | Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet
    For 15 years, Hillary Clinton has been part of a secretive religious group that seeks to bring Jesus back to Capitol Hill. Is she triangulatingor living her faith? It was an elegant example of the Clinton style, a rhetorical maneuver subtle, bold, and banal all at once. During a Democratic candidate forum in June, hosted by the liberal evangelical group Sojourners, Hillary Clinton fielded a softball query about Bill's infidelity: How had her faith gotten her through the Lewinsky scandal? After a glancing shot at Republican "pharisees," Clinton explained that, of course, her "very serious" grounding in faith had helped...
  • Father Malloy, you will be missed! Plain-spoken pro-life priest leaving San Francisco parish

    05/20/2007 4:41:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Father John Malloy, the outspoken pastor of Saints Peter & Paul church in San Francisco, will be leaving the parish next month. Fr. Malloy has inspired Catholics across California with his candid criticism of pro-abortion politicians, theological dissidents and inaccurate reporting on life issues in the secular press. After reading a Jan. 7 column in the San Francisco Chronicle about Nancy Pelosis calculated use of her faith to net an upward bump in national polls, Fr. Malloy responded with a letter to the editor published by the Chronicle on Jan. 9: What a joke! If Nancy wants to reclaim her...
  • Dem candidates suddenly using religious-speak again

    05/12/2007 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 918+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 8, 2007 | Mike Dorning
    This time it may be the Democrats who are getting religion. Former Sen. John Edwards invoked "My Lord" when asked about moral influences on his life in the first Democratic presidential debate. At a campaign event on the day of the Virginia Tech massacre, he offered a prayer and in a pointed break from Democratic candidates' usual wariness of offending religious minorities closed with the words "in Christ's name." Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. comfortably works in references to his faith at public appearances. Even before his presidential candidacy, he gave a well-received speech arguing for a greater role...
  • Democrats Starting to Learn Republican Methods of Framing Debate

    07/19/2005 10:07:38 PM PDT · by JBGUSA · 55 replies · 1,528+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | July 17, 2005 | Matthew Bai
    The Framing Wars By MATT BAI Published: July 17, 2005 After last November's defeat, Democrats were like aviation investigators sifting through twisted metal in a cornfield, struggling to posit theories about the disaster all around them. *snip* *snip* Democrats thought they knew the answer. Even before the election, a new political word had begun to take hold of the party, beginning on the West Coast and spreading like a virus all the way to the inner offices of the Capitol. That word was ''framing.'' Republicans, of course, were the ones who had always excelled at framing controversial issues, having invented...
  • DNC chair Dean says party needs to invite young evangelical Christians

    05/11/2007 5:16:15 PM PDT · by vrwc1 · 32 replies · 827+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2007 | Carla Marinucci
    Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean - who once drew criticism by dismissing the GOP as a "white Christian party'' -- told a San Francisco audience that his party should open its arms to a new group of converts: young evangelical Christian voters. "We ought to reach out to those folks ... and not be afraid,'' Dean told an audience of about 125 at a $50-a head Democratic National Committee fundraiser Wednesday night at the Palace Hotel. ... ... "People don't want to go to church anymore ... and come out feeling bad because they happen to know somebody who's...
  • Why the Democratic Party will DESTROY conservatives and Christians

    10/22/2006 4:00:37 PM PDT · by woodb01 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | October 22, 2006 | Staff Report
    Once elected, the party of "tolerance" will implement its jihad against conservatives, morality, and most of all, Christians! staff reportThe "Democrat" agenda is nothing but a front for implementing the collapse of America that Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci defined long ago. His plan was simple, expand the Marxist class warfare, which is economically focused, to the areas of values and morality. In other words, wage a war on virtue, values, morality, and of course, any religious view that espouses morality - can we say Christianity and Catholicism?If the Democrats take control of one or both Houses of Congress...
  • Not God's Party: A new poll shows Democrats are losing (more) religious voters

    08/31/2006 10:05:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 54 replies · 1,067+ views
    Slate ^ | 08.29.06 | Amy Sullivan
    When Democratic Party leaders "found God in the 2004 exit polls," as Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. likes to say, no one expected instant results. Many of the party's early efforts to attract religious voters, after all, were scattershot and not a little awkward. No one knew quite what the "faith staffer" a new breed of legislative aide was supposed to do, and random-seeming insertions of Bible verses into floor speeches came off as Tourette's syndrome for Democrats. In the longer run, though, the new focus on forming relationships with religious communities and voters has been the right move...
  • Democrats try new tack: In God they do trust

    12/17/2005 6:35:12 AM PST · by ncountylee · 38 replies · 725+ views
    KNIGHT RIDDER ^ | December 16, 2005 | STEVEN THOMMA
    WASHINGTON - Looking for religious voters, some Democrats are finding God. They're finding him in terms more familiar in recent times to religious conservatives than to liberals, invoking Jesus Christ or the spiritual meaning of Christmas as they push their agenda or criticize Republicans In one example Wednesday, several congressional Democrats stood before the Capitol Christmas tree as they urged raising the minimum wage. They called it key to the "true meaning of Christmas - hope, generosity and goodwill toward others." In another, they protested Republican budget cuts for the poor as an affront to Christian values. The religious tone...
  • House Democrats to draw up faith agenda

    01/31/2005 2:03:07 PM PST · by PDR · 80 replies · 1,351+ views
    United Press International ^ | JANUARY 31, 2005 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants her party to develop a faith agenda for 2006 to try to reconnect with religious-minded American voters. Pelosi has tapped U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., to lead the effort to recapture faith-based voters who, exit polls indicate, constituted a substantial bloc of votes in the 2004 U.S. elections. Clyburn said he would convene a working group to review party policies and ideas and look at new ways to frame those issues in faith-based terms, Roll Call reported Monday. "Our problem is not our programs," Clyburn added. "It's been...