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  • Breaking: Donald Trump promises to repeal church-muzzling Johnson

    09/09/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09//16 | Matthew Vadum
    "Our media culture often mocks and demeans people of faith,” whose “values of love, charity and faith built this nation.” Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., to repeal the Johnson Amendment. “We’re gonna get rid of it,” Trump said. “I figure it’s the only way I’ll get into heaven,” he quipped. The Johnson Amendment is a circa 1954 amendment to the U.S. tax code that blocked tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Evangelicals and other people of faith object to the law because it prevents churches—along with other tax-exempt institutions—from political...
  • Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

    02/02/2017 4:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Catherine Lucey
    Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. Trump’s pledge was a nod to his evangelical Christian supporters, who helped power his White House win. So far he has not detailed his plans...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    02/07/2017 4:43:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Trump promised to "totally destroy" the so-called "Johnson Amendment," a law that prohibits churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status. Politifact.com gives the background on how the amendment became law: "The restriction was championed by (Lyndon Johnson) in 1954 when Johnson was a U.S. senator running for re-election. A conservative nonprofit group that wanted to limit the treaty-making ability of the president produced material that called for electing his primary opponent, millionaire rancher-oilman Dudley Dougherty, and defeating Johnson. There was no church involved. "Johnson,...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: After I Spoke Out Against Obamacare -- I Was Audited

    02/25/2016 8:54:10 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Ben Carson told the audience tonight at the CNN GOP debate that after he spoke out against Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast he was audited by the Obama IRS. Ben Carson Criticized Obama TO HIS FACE At The National Prayer Breakfast In 2013 (MRCTV) Dr. Carason: I never had an audit until I spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. And then all of the sudden they came in and said, "We just want to look at your real estate dealings." And then they didn't find anything. And then they took a look at the whole year. And they...
  • Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic Terror

    02/27/2015 4:50:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic TerrorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 27, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and “high horses”). Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues.In many ways, his comments on “humility” might be the strangest of his entire speech—to the point that Obama himself got visibly confused, and admitted it, by his own lack of...
  • Obama's "Golden" Standard For Religion Destroys "Peaceful Islam" Myth

    02/24/2015 4:37:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | James Zumwalt
    A clear trend emerges when President Obama discusses religion. When discussing Islam, it is within the sole context of a “peaceful religion.” When discussing other religions, it is within the context of their once having fostered hatred and violence, as he said at the National Prayer Breakfast and the Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (SCVE).
  • Christians, It's Time to Get Over your Illusions

    02/17/2015 1:13:33 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 27 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jesse Peterson
    “One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson One evil man had the audacity to attack Christianity and defend Islam in the midst of 3,500 Christians at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. Many criticized and complained about Barack Obama’s speech afterward, but not a single Christian in that room had the courage to speak “truth to power.” Why is that? Evil operates through people, and it does what it’s supposed to do. Evil lies, seduces, divides and gives false illusions in order to conquer. God is greater than Satan. If we were truly God’s children, we would have...
  • ISIS picks up on Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Crusades Meme

    02/16/2015 8:00:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    As Obama excuses the advance of radical Islamic Terrorism in action; Refuses to identify Islamic terrorism for what it is: Lead some to believe that the phrase he utters under his breath in cheering the ISIS advance is: “Allahu Akbar”. From Obama’s lips at Washington’s National Prayer Breakfast straight to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). Just one week and a half after President Barack Obama linked the Crusades and Inquisition with “many terrible deeds done in the name of Christ” at the National Prayer Breakfast, ISIS has picked up and run with his meme. A horrific ISIS...
  • WH Doubles Down On Obama's Christians "Terrible Deeds" Comments

    02/10/2015 5:14:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down on President Barack Obama’s comments last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, when he said, “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember during Crusades and Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country slavery and Jim Crow was all to often justified in the name of Christ.”
  • Obama: Christianity No Different From the Islamic State

    02/09/2015 5:18:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama: Christianity No Different From the Islamic StatePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 6, 2015 @ 12:18 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 539 Comments As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—in this case, the recent immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism.Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that Christians have been equally guilty of such atrocities: Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans]...
  • Obama: “We're summoned to push-back against those who'd distort our religion for nihilistic ends”

    02/08/2015 11:38:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 5, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Wait, what? He said, “our religion”? Back in 2008, when he referred to “my Muslim faith,” it was dismissed as a slip of the tongue. But now, if this AP report is accurate in quoting him, this is two “slips of the tongue” in the same direction — along with six years of foreign and domestic policies that aid and enable the advance of jihad and Islamic supremacism. Of course, what Obama is really doing here is not saying that he is a Muslim, but making a moral equivalence claim that all religions are equally capable of inciting their adherents...
  • Obama the Theologian

    02/09/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 7, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    PRESIDENT OBAMA, like many well-read inhabitants of public life, is a professed admirer of Reinhold Niebuhr, the famous mid-20th-century Protestant theologian. And more than most presidents, he has tried to incorporate one of Niebuhr’s insights into his public rhetoric: the idea that no society is innocent, and that Americans in particular need to put aside illusions about our own alleged perfection. The latest instance came at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast, when the president, while condemning the religious violence perpetrated by the Islamic State, urged Westerners not to “get on our high horse,” because such violence is part of our...
  • Andrea Mitchell Criticizes Obama: "You Don't Use The Word Crusade"

    02/08/2015 12:37:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Andrea Mitchell criticized President Barack Obama over his remarks at last weeks prayer breakfast saying, “You don’t use the word crusade.” “You don’t use the word crusades number one in any context right now,” Mitchell said. “It just it’s too fraught.
  • Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam

    02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Frank Turek
    resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” And that there will always be people willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” So we shouldn’t “get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place—remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the...
  • NASCAR Legend Declares to Obama, Dalai Lama at Prayer Breakfast: Without Christ, You Will Go to Hell

    02/08/2015 12:44:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/6/15 | Heather Clark
    During Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, NASCAR great Darrell Waltrip shared his Christian testimony with the thousands gathered, including Barack and Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama, stating that he thought he was once a pretty good person, but “good people” go to Hell without Christ. Waltrip, a NASCAR Hall of Fame recipient with 84 wins, spoke about the importance of coming to Christ and becoming a new creature before approximately 4,000 attendees, which hailed from 170 countries worldwide. He spent most of his talk sharing his story of how God changed his life from being a man that...
  • The View From The High Horse

    02/08/2015 12:18:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama attempted to eviscerate a wholly righteous anger in the hearts and minds of the American people earlier this week--he took to chastisement as his verbal bludgeon of choice. But that anger, is an anger that is directed at the Islamic State for more or less living up to the basic tenets of their holy book. Those who do not share a reverence for it, rightfully point out this hypocrisy with concern for the welfare of our own children. The President's choice of venues to express these sentiments was also quite odd. The National Prayer Breakfast was once...
  • Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Prayer Speech: After Pilot Is Burned, "Don't Lean Back, Be Philosophical"

    02/08/2015 9:31:29 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Mitchell criticized Obama for leaning over backwards to be philosophical days after it was found out that a captured Jordanian pilot was burned alive by ISIS. "You don't use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now," Mitchell said on NBC's Meet the Press today. "It's just it's too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don't lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that's in front of you or don't deal with it at all." Oddly, Mitchell's...
  • Is Professed Christian Obama a Believer or a Deceiver?

    02/08/2015 7:39:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 44 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 8, 2015 | JP
    Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, appeared yesterday on MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki,” during which he defended President Obama’s profoundly insulting anti-Christian remarks at last Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in the Nation’s Capital. The president admonished Christians not to think their faith somehow different than the faith that has produced ISIL (and al Qaeda and Boko Haram and Abu Sayyaf and Hamas and Hezbollah and all too many other Islamic terrorist groups). “Remember,” spake Obama, “during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” And...
  • In Obama’s impulse to absolve Islam, he offers a rebuke to Christianity

    02/07/2015 6:26:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | February 7, 2015 | Rex Murphy
    The President of the United States is an interesting theologian. He has taken to declaring that Islamic terrorists, who by their own emphatic insistence are Islamic, and who conduct their merciless operations in Nigeria, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and fitfully in many countries around the world explicitly and defiantly under the banner of Islam, are not what or whom they say they are. His purpose can been seen as vaguely worthy — making the point that not all Muslims subscribe to the violent actions and tenets of the numerous radical factions, but saying “not all” does not erase a worryingly...
  • After the National Prayer Breakfast, Judge Jeanine says she’s figured out Obama

    Nailed it