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  • Top Trump VP candidate on abortion: “I think women have to be able to choose”

    07/10/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Is it fair to call him the frontrunner? Yesterday’s splashy WaPo story about Flynn’s rise through the VP ranks didn’t use that word specifically, but it sure made it sound like he’s the guy Trump is looking at most closely right now. He’s a Democrat, pro-choice, and apparently a friendly acquaintance of Vladimir Putin. He’ll fit right in. After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on...
  • Reality Fluid

    07/10/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Hundreds of innocent people have been slaughtered by IslamoNazis, our national debt is greater than our GDP, and much of the national political dialogue is about men who “identify” as women and vice versa, and which pronouns we must use to address them. We’re insane. I don’t claim to be an expert on what it’s like to be transgendered, but I also don’t care. I don’t give one steaming pile of damn how you want to, or feel compelled to, live your life as long as you don’t hurt anyone else and I don’t have to subsidize it. As far...
  • Starnes: Donald Trump is not a conservative [pro 'grown men going into bathrooms with little girls']

    04/22/2016 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 107 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    What sort of man is lurking deep inside Donald Trump’s innards? [SNIP] Evolving? Projecting an image? Moderating? Back in the South those are code words for snookered, two-faced and phony-as-a-two-dollar-bill. Oh, Donald. What have you done? Say it isn’t so. “Donald Trump is telling the American people that he’s lying to us,” Sen. Ted Cruz said on the campaign trail Friday. “His campaign is now run by Washington lobbyists.” [SNIP] In just the past few days we’ve seen him begin to waffle on issues like abortion and religious liberty. Pro-life groups are extremely concerned by comments he made about rewriting...
  • NBC Pushes Trump to the Left on Transgender Bathrooms, Abortion, Taxes

    04/21/2016 10:27:35 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 64 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Trump acknowledged that he “had a feeling that question was going to come up” and proceeded toe the liberal line of political correctness: “Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price and there's a lot of problems....People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” ... Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to the subject of abortion: “The Republican platform, every four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. And it makes no exceptions for...
  • Rick Santorum: C’mon, Ted Cruz isn’t a particularly strong social conservative

    12/29/2015 6:16:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/29/2015
    Via BuzzFeed, here's Santorum springboarding off of Craig Robinson's post yesterday dismissing Cruz as a "false prophet of social conservatism." Apparently you can't be a truly strong social conservative if you're a federalist on "values" issues. "Donald Trump has never been a social conservative up until the last few months, and Ted Cruz takes the position, very much a 10th Amendment, states rights, which is, you know, very much Rand Paul, Ron Paul position," Santorum said... "If people want to do drugs in Colorado, it's fine with him," said Santorum. "If people want have different kind of marriages, it's fine...
  • Short Saga of a Youth Leader

    10/13/2015 3:17:15 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 42 replies
    Self ^ | 10-13-2015 | TheRobb7
    I have been Youth Leader at my church (Baptist) for the last 16 years. In that time we have had our ups and downs ministering to teens; the good times and the bad. But never this bad. About 4 years ago, we were averaging 10-15 teens in our group (we're a small church, with attendance in the 80s and 90s.). Then an incident happened which began an unfortunate pattern. "The Incident" (as I call it) involved a Sunday night youth meeting in which I mentioned, in passing, that the Bible condemns homosexuality (the topic was in the news). After everyone...
  • Is Social Liberalism Winning?

    07/24/2015 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This article was co-authored by Tim Graham.The end of the Supreme Court term was depressing for conservatives. The double-whammy of a 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare sounded the alarms for religious freedom. All that unease is measurable. Credit The Washington Post for doing precisely that. The polling team has just reported, "Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues." They found...
  • Liberals have won a series of victories on social issues. Most Americans aren’t thrilled about it.

    07/22/2015 10:42:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Washington Post—The Fix ^ | July 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM | Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement
    Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues. Sixty-three percent of people say they are uncomfortable with the country’s overall direction on social issues these days; four in ten feel “strongly” uncomfortable about the nation’s changes. The downbeat results in the aftermath of a series of landmark Supreme Court rulings earlier this summer runs parallel to how people see the nation’s overall direction—65 percent say it’s on the...
  • Why Social Issues

    07/17/2015 6:33:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Ray DiLorenzo
    Social issues are the key to either destroying or conserving our nation. Any effort in an attempt to preserve this great country will come to nothing if we do not get our moral house in order Almost no one wants to talk social issues. The Tea Party, for all their good work, doesn’t want to bring up social issues. The political establishment avoids the conversation as they would a leper colony. Talk social issues in the GOP and you will get a call from Reince Priebus. Ask Donald Trump. People live in fear of being called racist, bigoted, homophobic, or...
  • Joel Osteen on Why He Avoids Political, Social Issues: 'It's Not What I'm Called to Do;'

    07/03/2015 5:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Joel Osteen, the popular 52-year-old leader of America's largest protestant church, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, bluntly revealed that the reason why he avoids speaking out on hot button social and political issues, such as same-sex marriage, is because he believes that's not what he's called to do as a pastor. In a recent interview on WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program Osteen, who was asked if he felt these hot button social and political issues are important, said: "I think they are important but I think everybody has their own calling." He further explained that "It's not what I'm...
  • Some Republicans 'Rearrange Their Sock Drawers' to Avoid Religious Freedom-'Gay Rights' Fight*

    06/19/2015 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 13 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Ted Cruz offered a vigorous defense of religious liberty on Thursday at a Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference while accusing other Republicans, including presidential candidates, of taking time to "rearrange their sock drawers" when controversy over state freedom legislation arises. The Texas Senator opened his remarks offering a moment of silence for Wednesday's murder victims of Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, S.C. "Today the body of Christ is in mourning," declared Cruz. Cruz argued that the issue of religious liberty will be "front and center" in the 2016 presidential campaign. "I am profoundly optimistic we are going to turn this...
  • Americans 'Moving Left' on Social Issues. Really?

    06/17/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2015 | Richard Winchester
    The mainstream media (MSM) are hailing the release of recent polls purporting to show “progressive” perspectives on several social issues -- i.e., same-sex marriage, homosexuality, legalization of marijuana, even abortion -- either equaling or, in some cases outstripping, more “traditional” viewpoints. A Gallup poll released on May 22nd, for example, was headlined “On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right.”  Never mind that other Gallup polls, such as one released on June 2nd, or one put out on June 4th, provide cautionary findings. The MSM aren’t interested unless “the news” can be spun leftward. This essay explores two...
  • Adios, America!

    06/02/2015 11:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Ann Coulter lives up to her reputation of issuing warnings and political commentary that nobody else dares to say in her newest book, "Adios, America!" It's aptly titled; she makes the case that it is goodbye to the America we know and love if we don't stop diluting our population with people who don't love America, don't respect our Constitution and laws, don't even speak our language, and commit all sorts of unspeakable crimes. "Adios, America!" brims with the scathing humor that has made Coulter's previous 10 books bestsellers. Coulter gives hundreds of specific examples of major crimes committed by...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • Can Scott Walker Convert the Christian Right?

    05/21/2015 2:23:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    A few steps from the Capitol building on Tuesday afternoon, behind closed doors in Republicans’ upscale Capitol Hill Club, Scott Walker had a high-stakes sit-down. The Wisconsin governor—who’s indicated that he will launch a presidential bid after he signs the Badger State’s biennial budget—was there to woo top social conservative and evangelical leaders, a task that might seem easy at first glance. Walker’s dad is a pastor, he quotes a Christian devotional on the stump, and he signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state he governs. Christian conservatives should be worshipping the ground he walks on, right? Not so...
  • The religious right is worried about Scott Walker

    05/15/2015 12:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 15, 2015 | Leslie Larson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), the son of a Baptist minister and an outspoken evangelical in his own right, may still have some work to do to court conservative Christians. The governor is mulling a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and will head to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a meet and greet with 50 evangelical leaders, who are said to be unsure of how deeply rooted Walker's convictions are on social issues like abortion and gay marriage. "Clearly he's not well known within Washington, D.C., with social conservative leaders. He's more known for his battle with unions...
  • A Slumbering Christianity, The Liberal's Best Friend

    04/06/2015 10:15:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | John Nantz
    If you went looking for the Apostle Paul an aeon ago, you might expect to find him mumbling platitudes in a dusty monastery, fumbling beads in some inane act of farcical devotion, locked for all time in a dingy prayer closet lit only by the nimbus of sainthood; or maybe, having assumed a vow of poverty, laboring in “full time Christian service,” whatever that means—in practical obscurity. If this is your idea of Pauline Christianity, you are profoundly wrong, and are among the majority of those who claim the nearly meaningless appellation of “Christian.” It is fashionable among those who...
  • It’s Time To Get Intolerant

    12/30/2014 10:04:30 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 14 replies
    Barbwire ^ | December 30, 2014 | Bill Muehlenberg
    We expect secular humanists and others like them to celebrate the idea of tolerance as the greatest good, but sadly many believers have also hopped on to this foolish bandwagon. It is as if the greatest virtue is now tolerance and the greatest vice is intolerance. Well, it is time for some straight thinking here. In fact, it’s time to get biblical as well. Just today I read the words of Jesus in which he praised intolerance. Yep, you heard me right. In his words to the Church in Thyatira he praised their ‘faith, service and perseverance,’ but he went...
  • How You Can Change the World in 2015

    12/29/2014 3:25:56 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 14 replies
    Barbwire ^ | December 29, 2014 | Linda Harvey
    Was 2014 a year of darkness in America? Or was it a year of hidden promise? I think it’s the latter, because there are many hopeful harbingers for 2015. Despite some disturbing, jaw-dropping events of the past year, we really aren’t at the mercy of cowardly Republicans, demonic Democrats, vicious feminists and homosexual bullies. These fools present great challenges to American culture, to freedom and to the rule of law, but in many ways, they are in self-destruction mode. While we pray for any individuals who can be pulled out of the coming fire, let’s assist their causes toward a...
  • The new GOP divide: 2016 Republicans disagree on NSA surveillance, gay marriage and Common Core

    12/02/2014 1:36:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Two years ago, Bobby Jindal was pushing a state law to adapt national curriculum standards to local schools; today, not only is the Louisiana governor suing the federal government to stop Common Core — or “ObamaCore,” as many Republicans have taken to calling it — but most prospective Republican presidential candidates, except Jeb Bush, have reversed themselves. Likewise, two years ago, almost all GOP leaders were unified against gay marriage, supportive of most surveillance tactics designed to prevent terrorism attacks, opposed to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and unwilling to accept any aspects of the Affordable Care Act....