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  • Donald Trump – holy ground

    09/02/2018 8:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | Mike Evans
    On Monday, August 27, the White House hosted a dinner in honor of evangelical leadership. It was truly on the level of a State dinner. I attended and spoke briefly at that dinner, but when I saw the media reports about the evening, I could not believe what I was reading. As a journalist for more than 40 years, I can only describe what I read as fake news. President Trump allowed us to speak that evening. It was mostly ministers praying, preaching and praising God for His blessings. The only words I can use to describe the dinner at...
  • Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To CA GOP

    08/30/2018 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 8/30/2018 | GRACE DOBUSH
    The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout. Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn’t make its founders’ Christian values a secret, per se. Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don’t notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers. However, it’s not clear that the company’s current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has publicly come out against LGBT rights. According to campaign finance filings, In-N-Out Burger also donated...
  • Trump warns evangelicals of 'violence' if GOP loses in the midterms

    08/28/2018 6:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 28, 2018 | Jeff Zeleny and Kevin Liptak
    "This November 6 election is very much a referendum on not only me, it's a referendum on your religion, it's a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment. It's a referendum on so much," Trump told the assemblage of pastors and other Christian leaders gathered in the State Dining Room, according to a recording from people in the room. "It's not a question of like or dislike, it's a question that they will overturn everything that we've done and they will do it quickly and violently. And violently. There is violence. When you look at Antifa -- these are...
  • Pro-Trump pastor: We support his policies but not extramarital affairs

    08/28/2018 5:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Pastor Robert Jeffress said on Monday night that evangelical supporters of President Trump don’t support his alleged “extramarital affairs” but do support his “excellent policies.” “I know a lot of people are still perplexed- why are Christians so supportive of Donald Trump?” Jeffress said during an appearance on Fox News. “Well, it’s really not that hard to figure out when you realize he is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-conservative judiciary in history and that includes either Bush or Ronald Reagan.” The pro-Trump pastor went on to say that is why he believes so many evangelicals remain committed to the...
  • Evangelists Praise Change in Ex-KKK, Nazi Member Who was Baptized by Black Church

    08/26/2018 8:12:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Franklin Graham and other evangelists are praising the godly change in a former neo-Nazi and KKK grand dragon who was recently baptized by a black pastor in Florida. Ken Parker, who just a year ago was joining other white supremacists at the so-called Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was recently profiled in a NBC News report that examined the radical change in the man's life. Parker explained his feelings of wanting to protect his race while he was a part of the Ku Klux Klan. But his attitude began to change after he met Pastor William McKinnon III...
  • Porn is slowly killing Evangelicalism

    08/24/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 12, 2018 | Grayson Gilbert
    Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader after leader (after leader!) disqualifies himself through sexual misconduct, all the while the name of Christ is slandered. Lest we...
  • The Epidemic of Denial about Sexual Abuse in the Evangelical Church

    08/23/2018 12:56:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2018 | Joshua Pease
    “Sexual abuse is the most underreported thing — both in and outside the church — that exists,” says Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham and a former Florida assistant state attorney. As a prosecutor, Tchividjian saw dozens of sexual abuse victims harmed by a church’s response to them. (In one case, a pastor did not report a sexual offender in his church because the man had repented. The offender was arrested only after he had abused five more children.) In 2004, Tchividjian founded the nonprofit organization Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which trains Christian institutions...
  • Trump Harms Religious Freedom by Intolerance to Some, Favoritism to Evangelicals, NYT Says

    08/21/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Evangelical leaders have responded to the New York Times' claim that the Trump administration is undermining its own priority of protecting religious freedom by emphasizing the policy priorities of evangelical Christians. On Saturday, The New York Times editorial board published an opinion piece titled "A Too-Narrow Vision of Religious Freedom." The piece essentially argues that although "the Trump administration embraces a laudable desire to expand religious tolerance" across the globe, it is the administration's "own intolerance toward some" that "undermines the message." For examples of intolerance, NYT mentions "Trump's disgraceful attempts to ban Muslims from some countries from entering the...
  • Evangelicals in Cuba: Controlled, Repressed, but Still Multiplying

    08/18/2018 5:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Michael Mutzner
    Like every other UN Member State, Cuba was reviewed earlier during this year in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) conducted by the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva. At this occasion, our Geneva Liaison Office worked on a report explaining the situation of the Evangelical churches in Cuba. Following years of steady growth, Evangelicals currently amount to about 10% of the Cuban population. While a small minority of churches are protected, most still face some forms of restriction and yet hope for the government to guarantee more freedom. In this current context, it has not been possible...
  • Willow Creek Megachurch Paid $3.25M in Lawsuits Over Sex Abuse of Disabled Boys

    08/17/2018 8:03:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 55 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8/16/18 | Stoyan Zaomov
    Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois reportedly paid $3.5 million in lawsuits over the sex abuse of two developmentally disabled boys. The evangelical megachurch, which recently saw its entire elders board resign over unrelated accusations that former lead pastor Bill Hybels sexually abused women, made the payments in the lawsuits over several years, court records obtained by The Chicago Tribune show. One payment of $1.75 million was apparently made in February, while another one of $1.5 million was made last year. Former Willow Creek volunteer Robert Sobczak Jr., now 24, pled guilty in 2014 of abusing an 8-year-old with special...
  • Brazilian evangelicals, swinging hard to the right, could put a Trump-like populist in the [tr]

    08/10/2018 7:29:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Conversation ^ | August 6, 2018 | Staff
    Even as the overall population of Christians in the United States declines, evangelicals have become an energetic right-wing voting base, helping President Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. In Brazil, where Pentecostal and other charismatic Christian churches are rapidly gaining members, evangelical voters are only beginning to flex their electoral muscle. In 1970, 90 percent of Brazil’s population identified as Roman Catholic. By 2017 just under 65 percent did. Evangelicals now make up an estimated 27 percent of Brazil’s 208 million people. As their numbers have grown, so has the evangelical influence over Brazilian politics. My demographic research in...
  • Willow Creek Elders and Pastor Heather Larson Resign over Bill Hybels

    08/09/2018 1:38:31 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 04 Aug 2018 | Bob Smietana
    In the summer of 2008, Bill Hybels stood in front of thousands of pastors and other church leaders gathered at Willow Creek Community Church and admitted his megachurch had failed. “We made a mistake,” he told the crowd gathered for the 2008 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). A detailed Willow study had found that the church had helped many people find new faith in Jesus, but had failed to teach them how to practice the spiritual disciplines needed to grow their faith. He vowed the megachurch would do be better in the future. Ten years later, Willow Creek’s leaders confessed even...
  • ‘She Hates Me’: WaPo Reveals Why Evangelicals Jumped Aboard The Trump Train

    07/22/2018 2:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2018 | Chris White, Energy Reporter
    The Washington Post asked locals at a southern Baptist church in Alabama why they voted for President Donald Trump despite that the former reality TV star’s conduct. Their answer was short and to the point. Members of the First Baptist church of Luverne, Alabama say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president was a no-go for them, according to a report Saturday from WaPo. “She hates me,” Terry Drew, a member of the church, said of Clinton, who lost Alabama by almost 700,000 votes. “She has contempt for people like me, and Clay, and people who love God...
  • Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

    07/15/2018 5:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two years in office, Trump will very possibly see the confirmation of his second Supreme Court nominee, another handpicked choice of the conservative legal establishment. At the time, however, it wasn’t at all clear how this bet would play out. Particularly in the evangelical world, the divisions over the...
  • Abortion Activist: Christians Only Oppose Abortion Because “They Think Women Are Not to be Trusted”

    07/13/2018 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Rachel Peterson
    According to Lauren Sandler, opinion columnist for Huffington Post, conservative’s “source document for understanding the rights of Americans is not the Constitution, but the New Testament.” She believes they use this document to force women to submit to their husbands and have babies. Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, although not a evangelical Christian, is a “thriving alumnus of President George W. Bush’s administration, the same administration that “best understood the vigorous political power of cultural conservatives.” He, and other conservative Christians in politics are demanding that “their beliefs be honored as the rule of law.” Sandler claims that “the...
  • New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

    01/22/2018 11:10:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/22/2018 | By Glenn T. Stanton
    “Meanwhile, a widespread decline in churchgoing and religious affiliation had contributed to a growing anxiety among conservative believers.” Statements like this are uttered with such confidence and frequency that most Americans accept them as uncontested truisms. This one emerged just this month in an exceedingly silly article in The Atlantic on Vice President Mike Pence.Religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps, we keep hearing. It’s just a matter of time until Christianity’s total and happy extinction, chortle our cultural elites. Is this true? Is churchgoing and religious adherence really in “widespread...
  • As Trump picks a Supreme Court justice, evangelicals rejoice: ‘I will vote for him again’

    07/09/2018 5:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    For millions of evangelical Christians, President Trump’s announcement Monday night was the vision they held in their heads as they stepped into the polling booth almost two years ago: a Republican president, filling the Supreme Court with more conservative justices who might drastically curtail access to legal abortion and advance other conservative Christian priorities. As Trump prepared to announce his second nominee to the court in his 18-month term, these conservative Christians saw much of their dream realized. “It’s a generational decision,” exulted Jack Graham, a Texas pastor who is on Trump’s informal evangelical advisory board. “It’s a decision that...
  • I’m Not Playing the New Game of ‘Deny Trump to Prove Your Love for Jesus’ and You Shouldn't Either

    07/03/2018 9:29:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-3-2018 | Michael Brown
    We hear this on a daily, if not hourly basis. Evangelicals have hurt their witness by voting for Trump. Evangelicals have lost their credibility by supporting Trump. Evangelicals can no longer be taken seriously because they're in bed with Trump. And on and on it goes. It doesn't matter who he appoints to the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter if he improves the economy. Or strengthens the military. Or helps stabilize the Middle East. Not at all. Trump is a heartless, misogynistic, immoral, narcissistic, xenophobic monster, and whoever voted for him (or continues to support him) is not worthy of...
  • Why Evangelicals Want Trump to Pick Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

    06/29/2018 9:52:23 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has conservative Christians excited about a huge opportunity to shift American laws on issues like religious freedom and abortion. President Donald Trump has noted he has a list of 25 names as possible Supreme Court candidates, but there's one name that pro-lifers seem to really love. CBN's Chief Political Correspondent David Brody says evangelical circles are buzzing about Amy Coney Barrett. "Many of my sources, evangelical in nature, love her. They believe that she is the one that if they had their dream pick that she would be the one," Brody said...
  • FLASHBACK: Leaked Emails Reveal Top Clinton Aide Mocked Evangelicals And Catholics

    06/28/2018 9:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | October 12, 2016 | Harry Farley
    Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director mocked conservative Catholics and evangelicals in leaked emails from 2011 released on Tuesday. The messages are part of a reported batch hacked from Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, with thousands more to come. The Democrat's communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress (CAP) fellow John Halpin allegedly made the comments in an email chain titled "Conservative Catholics" released on WikiLeaks. "They can throw around 'Thomistic' thought and 'subsidiarity' and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they're talking about," Halpin wrote to Palmieri and Podesta. The emails date from 2011 when...