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  • Joe Biden courts evangelicals as polls show Trump slipping with voting bloc

    06/29/2020 9:28:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    As polls show President Donald Trump’s support slipping among white evangelicals, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sees an opening for their candidate to pull away voters from the president’s most faithful voting bloc. “The battle for the soul of our nation deeply resonates with evangelicals,” John McCarthy, deputy national political director for the Biden Campaign, told David Brody, chief political analyst at the Christian Broadcasting Network, in a recent interview for Just the News. “They would be open to Joe Biden’s message as well.” Earlier this month, Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion...
  • Democrat voters who identify as Christian has plummeted since 2008: Pew Research

    06/08/2020 8:25:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/07/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    The percentage of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters who identify as Christian has sharply declined since 2008, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.A report by Pew published in its U.S. Politics & Policy section found that while 73% of Democrat voters were Christian in 2008, by 2019 the percentage had dropped to 52%.The large decline came for the subset of white Christians, who went from 45% of Democrat voters to 26%; nonwhite Christians had a smaller decline of 28% to 25% during the same time period. Republican and Republican-leaning voters also saw a drop in self-identified Christians...
  • Cuomo Boasts Of Low COVID Infections: ‘God Did Not Do That’

    04/14/2020 8:24:57 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 70 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 4/14/2020 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    During a press conference on Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, boasted about the lowering rate of novel coronavirus cases in the state while seemingly taking a jab at the faithful. “The number is down because we brought the number down,” he told reporters Monday. “God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that.” “A lot of pain and suffering did that,” the Democrat continued. “That’s how it works. It’s math. And if you don’t continue to do that, you’re going to see that number go back up. And that will be...
  • The United Methodist Church's future looks bleak; The announced split will be seen as a separation between the wheat and the weeds

    01/05/2020 8:33:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2020 | Michael Brown
    If the reports are true, then “a tentative plan” has been put in place “to split the [Methodist] church over differences on same-sex marriage and the inclusion of gay clergy.” In 2019, “The division, which has been brewing for years, came to an impasse last May when delegates in St. Louis voted 438-384 to ban gay marriage and the inclusion of gay clergy. “A majority of U.S.-based churches opposed the ‘Traditional Plan’ but were outvoted by conservatives in the U.S., Africa and the Philippines,” Fox News reported. Assuming that this split actually takes place, what will happen to these two...
  • In 2020, the United Methodist Church will formally divorce over gay marriage

    01/04/2020 8:19:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Our First Amendment means that, even though the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to same sex marriage, that new right applies only to the government's relationship with citizens. From Obergefell forward, to the extent states and the federal government recognize traditional marriage, they must also recognize same sex marriage. Thanks to the First  Amendment, though, religious institutions cannot be forced to change their doctrines to conform to the Supreme Court’s holding. In the case of the United Methodist Church, the church opted not to recognize (or officiate at) same sex marriages. It also has refused to ordain openly gay people...
  • Christianity Today editor who called for Trump’s removal is retiring Friday

    01/02/2020 4:00:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 2 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Mark Galli, the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today who infuriated nearly 200 evangelical leaders by writing a December editorial calling for President Trump’s removal from office and describing the president as being “profoundly immoral,” is stepping down at the end of this week. Galli confirmed his departure in a Twitter message on New Year’s Eve. “Well, my retirement is a couple of days away,” Galli wrote. “Will be posting here more often now that I have more time on my hands. Well, given last week, maybe not.”
  • Editor quits after Christian Post backs Trump amid evangelical divide

    12/25/2019 7:36:29 AM PST · by MV=PY · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/25/19 | Mike Brest
    “I know hardly anyone, let alone any evangelical Christian who voted for Trump," Galli said, according to the piece. "I describe evangelicals like me as ‘elite’ evangelicals … and this class of evangelicals has discovered that we have family members so different they seem like aliens in our midst. These other evangelicals often haven’t finished college, and if they have jobs (and apparently a lot of them don’t), they are blue-collar jobs or entry-level work ...They are deeply suspicious of mainstream media. A lot of them voted for Donald Trump.”
  • Is Evangelical Support for Trump Hurting Our Christian Witness Worldwide?

    12/24/2019 8:12:29 PM PST · by OddLane · 60 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/24/19 | Dr. Michael Brown
    We often hear that evangelical support for President Trump is hurting our witness here in America. Is it hurting our witness overseas as well? In a follow-up to Christianity Today’s editorial by Mark Galli calling for the removal of President Trump, CT president Timothy Dalrymple noted, “We are also a global ministry” and “partly on behalf of that global body, we can no longer stay silent.” Is it true, then, that American evangelical support for Trump is hurting our international witness? Dalrymple wrote...
  • Christianity Today, Where Were You Under Obama?

    12/24/2019 9:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2019 | Larry Provost
    Christianity Today officially jumped the shark when they called for the impeachment of President Trump.  Why were they not advocating for the same thing during the Obama years? When I voted for Donald Trump, my vote was not for a Sunday School Teacher but rather for the person who would keep my wife, family, and nation safe.  We had a Sunday School teacher named Jimmy Carter as President and yet were much better off as a nation under Ronald Reagan, a divorced man (albeit an evangelical Christian himself).  Would I like a Sunday School teacher?  Absolutely but as president, I...
  • Christianity Today's call for Trump's removal would have 'disappointed' Billy Graham, his son says

    12/23/2019 11:12:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23 2019 | Yael Halon
    The late Rev. Billy Graham would have been "disappointed" that his name was invoked in Christianity Today's recent call for President Trump's removal from office, Graham's son told Fox News on Monday night in an exclusive interview. "My father would be very disappointed and would not agree with it at all," the Rev. Franklin Graham said Monday on "The Ingraham Angle." "My father believed in Donald Trump, supported Donald Trump and he actually voted for Donald Trump, and if he were here today he would tell you that himself."
  • Al Sharpton: Trump-Backing Evangelicals 'Would Sell Jesus Out' for 'Shameless Con Man'

    12/23/2019 7:40:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | Dec, 23, 2019, | Mark Finkelstein
    You just knew that Morning Joe would seek to exploit for maximum political gain the Christianity Today editorial by outgoing editor-in-chief Mark Galli that was highly critical of President Trump. And sure enough . . . First up today was Never-Trumper Rick Tyler, who praised the editorial for having "overturned the tables of the money changers in the temple courts." In a particularly audacious attack, Tyler claimed that Trump-supporting evangelicals are telling others that "Christianity is sort of a farce. That it's not real. That it's not true." Next up was Al Sharpton, who approvingly cast the editorial, because it's...
  • At one evangelical church, congregants dismiss the Christianity Today editorial -- if they've read it

    12/22/2019 9:24:18 PM PST · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/22/19 | Amy B Wang
    -snip- The Rev. Franklin Graham, a staunch Trump supporter and the son of the magazine’s founder, the late Rev. Billy Graham, leaped to Trump’s defense, telling The Washington Post that “(my father) would’ve been very embarrassed that the magazine he started would call for something like this when there are no crimes committed.” Less than 48 hours later, Trump’s reelection campaign announced a new “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition, launching at a Miami rally in early January. But here in suburban Milwaukee, where Trump narrowly edged out Clinton in 2016 and where it is crucial he maintain or build support heading...
  • Poll: 43% Of Evangelicals Approve Of Trump’s Removal From Office

    12/22/2019 9:36:53 AM PST · by bob_esb · 170 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/21/2019 | Justin Caruso
    "Looking at evangelical voters, 34% would strongly approve of the president’s removal, 9% somewhat approve, 4% somewhat disapprove, and 49% strongly disapprove." Do we believe this? I am so confused
  • How George Soros 'Rents' Evangelicals to Confuse Voters [2018]

    12/20/2019 11:15:34 PM PST · by libh8er · 41 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10.22.2018
    Today the American Association of Evangelicals (AAE) released an explosive three-minute video: Soros' 'Rented Evangelicals,' exploring the Soros network's funding of "evangelical mascots" and a "Rent-an-Evangelical" tactic to confuse and divide the Christian vote for the pro-faith, pro-life Republican party. Democrat ministers Rev. Jim Wallis and allies are now touring many states on "Vote Common Good" buses to "flip Congress" and "reclaiming Jesus" to split the evangelical vote before the mid-term elections. The AAE video features the newly released voice recording of Wallis of Sojourners as he publicly denied that he was a recipient of Soros funding. Soon after, grants...
  • 'Unfathomable': Rev. Franklin Graham slams Christianity Today for demanding Trump's removal

    12/20/2019 5:28:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/2019 | Jon Brown
    Evangelist Franklin Graham tore into the magazine his father founded after the flagship evangelical publication called for President Trump to be removed from office.In a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday night, Graham wrote, "Christianity Today released an editorial stating that President Trump should be removed from office, and they invoked my father’s name (I suppose to try to bring legitimacy to their statements), so I feel it is important for me to respond." Conceding that his father helped establish the periodical in 1956, Franklin Graham maintained that Billy Graham, who died in 2018 at age 99, would not countenance...
  • Christianity Today Article: "Trump Should Be Removed from Office"

    12/20/2019 5:05:06 AM PST · by JesusIsLord · 62 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/20/2019 | Mark Galli
    In our founding documents, Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that reflects their faith. The impeachment of Donald Trump is a significant event in the story of our republic. It requires comment. . . . Trump’s evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees, his defense of religious liberty, and his stewardship of the economy, among other things, as achievements that justify their support of the president. We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has...
  • Trump Should Be Removed from Office (Editorial in Christianity Today)

    12/19/2019 4:53:36 PM PST · by mkleesma · 133 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/19/19 | Mark Galli
    Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that reflects their faith. The impeachment of Donald Trump is a significant event in the story of our republic. It requires comment. The typical CT approach is to stay above the fray and allow Christians with different political convictions to make their arguments in the public square, to encourage all to pursue justice according to their convictions and treat their political opposition as charitably as possible. We want CT to be a place that welcomes Christians from across the political spectrum, and reminds everyone...
  • The new religiosity of the Left. (Remember.)

    12/11/2019 7:42:37 PM PST · by golux · 17 replies
    Free Republic | December 11 2019 | Golux
    Watch them, Friends! Listen. Watch your Democrat lawmakers speak again and again of the moments that mean the most to them: taking their oaths. Holding with reverence their prized Bibles. Daddy's Bible. Grandpa's Bible. The symbols of a deep Catholic faith, for instance: Nancy Pelosi's faith. Watch them speak of the love they have for their LORD, of their religions and precious communities. Their love of Truth, Justice. Listen to them speak of America's foundation: the Lord. The Bible. Faith, righteousnessness, and honesty. This is a solemn time, they say. A prayerful time. Watch these pious men and women bow...
  • Pope Francis Compares President Trump to King Herod

    12/06/2019 6:30:21 AM PST · by richardtavor · 87 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | December 6, 2019 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    In a report published on Thursday, it was reported that while on a recent visit to Buddhists in Thailand, Pope Francis addressed the issue of refugees, comparing the policy of building walls and detention centers to the acts of King Herod who killed Jesus. La Civilta Cattolica reported on Thursday that while in Thailand, Pope Francis met a group of 48 Jesuits from Southeast Asia. Pope Francis is unique in several respects; he is the first pope from the southern hemisphere and, most significantly, he is the first Jesuit to be appointed to the position. The pope discussed the issue...
  • Pete Buttigieg Twists Christianity: 'Salvation' Depends on Being 'Useful'

    11/21/2019 6:27:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2019 | Tyle O'Neil
    On Wednesday night, Mayor Pete Buttigieg took a break from lecturing the Religious Right about how it isn' Christian enough. Instead, he decided to spout heresy about salvation. While talking about systemic racism and his challenge connecting with black voters, Mayor Pete said, "I care about this because my faith teaches me that salvation has to do with how I make myself useful to those who have been excluded, marginalized, and cast aside and oppressed in society."