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  • Mystery Solved: Why Evangelicals Support Trump

    08/21/2019 6:52:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/21/2019 | Bryan Preston
    Why do some evangelical Christians support President Trump? What's the appeal, to people who profess family values, of a man whose life includes multiple marriages and affairs and who tends to be crude?Let's dive into this alleged mystery.Turn with me if you will to the book of Isaiah, chapter 45. We come to the story of Cyrus the Great. He was not a king of Israel or Judah. He was emperor of Persia from 539-530 BC. Persia tended to be an enemy of the children of Israel. It's now called Iran, and continues to be an enemy of Israel.But...
  • I’m still glad I kissed dating goodbye; Despite the falling away of author Josh Harris

    08/19/2019 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/19/2019 | Candice Gage
    Early last week found me getting a check-up for the first time in more than a decade. With medical professionals in my family, I can too easily put off those preventative appointments. So, I sat in the olive-green vinyl chair, the sort that populate doctors’ offices across the country. I felt a bit sheepish, like I’d been getting away with something by not going to the doctor for so long. The nurse took my vitals. The doctor asked the routine questions. What medications am I on? None. Do I have any allergies? No. Am I sexually active? No. Have I...
  • Why Some Christians ‘Love the Meanest Parts’ of Trump [Barf Alert!]

    08/18/2019 2:18:41 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug 18, 2019 | Emma Green
    Ben Howe is angry at evangelicals. As he describes it, he is angry that they didn’t just vote for Donald Trump in record numbers, but repeatedly provide moral cover for his outrageous failings. He is angry that leaders of the religious right, who long claimed to be the champions of American morality, appear to have gladly traded their values for power. He is angry that Christians claim they support the president because they want to end abortion or protect religious liberty, when supporting Trump suggests that what they really want is a champion who will mock and crush their perceived...
  • CNN’s Rye to Evangelicals: ‘Nothing About Christ’s Words’ Align With Trump

    08/15/2019 8:30:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2019 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” CNN political commentator Angela Rye criticized evangelicals who support President Donald Trump. Rye was discussing acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli changing the words of the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus at the base of the Statue of Liberty to, “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,” during an interview with NPR. Rye said, “Emma Lazarus, so of course that brings me to the Bible. I think about, you know, the God...
  • The Liberal Media Won’t Shame Me Out of Voting Again for Trump (Me Neither!!!)

    07/20/2019 7:11:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 19, 2019 | Michael Brown
    I have no desire to defend the worst of President Trump’s tweets. Or the ugliest of his words. Or the most inappropriate aspects of his behavior. And I have no idea whether he understands what it means to be a Christian or if he ever reads the Bible.But in 2020, if it is Donald Trump vs. any of the Democratic candidates, I would vote again for Trump in a heartbeat. And the liberal media will not shame me out of my vote.As I wrote before, I will not play the game of renounce Trump to prove my Christian witness.When the...
  • Democrats Hire Anti-Trump Pastor to Recruit Evangelicals Ahead of 2020

    07/16/2019 8:24:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 July 2019 | PENNY STARR
    Democrats hoping to push President Donald Trump out of the White House are turning to the religious left in an effort to recruit evangelical voters ahead of the 2020 election. National Public Radio (NPR) noted in its report that exit polls in the 2016 presidential election indicated only one of six white evangelical voters supported Hillary Clinton. “She never asked for their votes,” Michael Wear, who directed religious outreach efforts for Barack Obama in 2012, said in the NPR report. At least two Democrat candidates, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are hiring “faith advisors,”...
  • Religious 'nones' increasing nationwide; 3 states see evangelical growth

    07/15/2019 9:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    Those with no particular religious affiliation, often called "nones," continue to grow in number in the United States, new data show. Eastern Illinois University political science professor Ryan Burge explains in an essay for Religion in Public that while much of the media often frames the statistics that nones now constitute the largest religious group in the U.S., the reality is much more complicated. Nevertheless, the trend is clear. Self-identified nones made up 22.2% of Americans in 2008, Burge noted; today they comprise 29.5%. The aggregated data was taken from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study which has been conducted since...
  • White evangelicals are least likely to say U.S. should accept refugees: How would Jesus respond?

    07/10/2019 7:05:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Big Think ^ | 07/09/2019 | Stephen Johnson
    A Pew Research Center survey found that only 25% of white evangelicals say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees.Meanwhile, people with no religious affiliation were most likely to say the U.S. does have that responsibility.The results show the divide between the principles and practices of right-wing Christians in the U.S. It might seem like non-religious people would be most likely to say the U.S. doesn't have a responsibility to accept refugees. After all, nonbelievers don't follow a unified doctrine that explicitly tells followers to offer love, shelter and compassion to foreigners — you know, like Christians do....
  • American Muslims more likely to have evangelical friends, family than vice versa, poll finds

    05/23/2019 7:27:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/23/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Muslims living in the United States are more likely to have a friend or family member who identifies as evangelical Christian than the other way around, according to a newly released survey. The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding of New York released a study on Monday titled “Evangelical Christian and Muslim Relations in the U.S.,” which analyzed several points of comparison between the two faith communities. According to the research, 38 percent of Muslim respondents reported having any family members or close friends who are evangelical and 53 percent reported interacting with evangelicals either “very frequently” or “somewhat frequently.” By contrast,...
  • Looking to the Future (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    04/10/2019 5:44:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 4/10/2019
    Some things in life are certain. Death and taxes are two of them. In Central Florida in the summer, there is another certainty. At 2 p.m., it rains. It happens every day. You can set your clock by the thundershowers. Yet in spite of this punctual certainty, the weatherman says every day that there is a fifty percent chance of afternoon showers. Maybe the weatherman is employed by the chamber of commerce. Maybe he is just chicken. One doesn’t need a degree in meteorology to know it will surely rain in the afternoon in Florida in the summer. The Pharisees...
  • Buttigieg targets Pence in speech to LGBT lobby group and claims famously evangelical [tr]

    04/08/2019 9:02:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, a breakout star of the 2020 campaign, said if Vice President Mike Pence is mad at people for being gay, it's God he should actually be angry at. 'If me being gay was a choice it was a choice made far, far above my pay grade,' the South Bend mayor said Sunday at the LGBTQ Victory Fund event in Washington D.C. 'And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is...
  • Buttigieg: ‘Hypocrisy’ of Evangelicals Supporting Trump Is ‘Unbelievable’

    04/07/2019 2:33:49 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2019 | Pam Key
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE)Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, attacked evangelical Christians that support President Donald Trump by claiming “hypocrisy is unbelievable.” Buttigieg said, “It’s something that frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable. Here you have somebody that not only acts in a way that’s not consistent with anything I hear in scripture or church were it is about lifting up the least among us and taking care of strangers which is another word for immigrants, and making sure that you are focusing your efforts on the poor....
  • French Evangelicals worried about changes in legal regime of religious groups

    03/30/2019 2:12:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Evangelical Focus ^ | 25 Feb 2019
    The modification of what is known as ‘separation of State and Church law’ (1905) is expected to renew the legal regime of the religious associations, on which churches, denominations and social projects depend. President Emmanuel Macron aims to force some Islamic religious groups to become registered associations. The government intentions are to “reinforce the laďcité and guarantee freedom of worship”. As plans for the modification of the law were made public, the National Council of Evangelicals in France (CNEF) has engaged in a “constructive exchange” with representatives of the Ministry of Justice during the last months. MORE CONTROL AND TRANSPARENCY...
  • Stronger Evangelical-Muslim relations will be key in achieving Middle East peace

    03/25/2019 7:00:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | Marc Schneier
    <p>“If a Muslim nation were to engage in cooperation with Israel how would you feel toward that Muslim nation?”</p> <p>According to the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding’s new poll on Evangelical Christian-Muslim relations in the US, there are pronounced differences and mutual misunderstandings between the two faith communities but it also revealed the potential of Evangelicals to be game-changers in achieving rapprochement between Israel and the Muslim world.</p>
  • US evangelical leaders met, prayed with Brazil’s conservative President Bolsonaro

    03/23/2019 7:46:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2019 | Samuel Smith
    A group of about a dozen American evangelical leaders led by Pat Robertson met with Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday following his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Led by Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network, the group included author Joel Rosenberg, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Charisma Media founder Stephen Strang, Maryland Bishop Harry Jackson, and Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the son of Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell Sr. Not only did the group discuss the future of the South American country and their shared belief in traditional Christian values, but...
  • Evangelicals and Trump: Why as an Evangelical, I Support President Trump Despite His Flaws

    02/07/2019 11:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    In a recent Christian Post editorial, Napp Nazworth claims that evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump have compromised their witness and hurt the work of the gospel. He also believes that evangelical leaders who have been brought into Trump’s inner circle have become nothing more than useful idiots (my words), being duped by the allure of power. With all respect to Napp, whom I honor as a committed Christian and fine journalist, I believe he has overstated his points and confused the roles of politics and the gospel. Before sharing my perspective, however, let me make clear that: 1)...
  • Mike Pompeo, steadfast secretary of state

    01/20/2019 4:34:48 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 20, 2019 | Mike Evans
    As an Evangelical Christian, Pompeo can easily see the historic damage that was done by Mr. Obama’s speech made during what was later dubbed his “apology tour.” The man who, in my estimation, holds the title of one of the greatest secretaries of state ever, made a trip to the Middle East earlier this month. Mike Pompeo stopped in Cairo to speak to the students and faculty at the American University in Cairo. He said, and I quote, “America is a force for good in the Middle East.” This was unlike president Barack Obama who stood before a group in...
  • Evangelical Christians And The Quandary of Politics

    12/24/2018 8:42:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/24/2018 | Michael Brown
    Politics can get very dirty. Christians try not to get dirty (in the moral sense of the word). Politics is always divisive. Christians try to unify around Jesus. Politics demands party loyalty. Christians give their ultimate loyalty to the Lord, not a party. Politics is filled with compromise and mixture. Christians are called to avoid both. Politics is sure to disappoint. Christians are accustomed to look to One who never disappoints. How, then, do we sort this out? Over and again, we work hard to get a candidate elected, then that candidate lets us down. We labor and pray for...
  • The white evangelical lie about Democrats (Upchuck alert)

    12/05/2018 9:11:40 AM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    Forward Kentucky ^ | 12/5/2018 | Berry Craig
    . . . . “Trump represents everything they should be against,” said Bolin, who has switched from Southern Baptist to Episcopalian. He meant the fact that the president is a double-divorcee with a penchant for prevaricating, talking dirty and, apparently, adultery. Trump’s a Presbyterian. Presbyterians aren’t big on churchgoing; I know, I grew up one of the “Frozen Chosen.” It seems Trump seldom warms a pew. He evidently prefers Sunday golf to Sunday worship. Yet the president’s worldly pursuits on the sabbath also don’t seem to trouble the souls in his evangelical flock. Never mind that most of them are...
  • Trump's Evangelical Advisers Meet Saudi Crown Prince In Rare Visit

    11/01/2018 8:16:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 2, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post
    A group of prominent U.S. evangelical figures, including several of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisers, met Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose role in the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi remains unclear. In a statement that included smiling photos, the group said "it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go." The meeting at the royal palace in Riyadh comes amid widespread questions about the role the prince played in the operation that left Khashoggi dead after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul...