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  • 'I have at least 20 Muslim friends', says Donald Trump, but can't name them

    02/07/2016 10:53:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 190 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2015 | David Lawler, New Hampshire
    ..... The Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly said that "Muslims love him" despite his provocative policies, but has so far failed to name any single individual Muslim supporter. Asked by the Telegraph to elaborate, Mr Trump again ducked the question responding: "Oh, I could give you about 20 of them."... Donald Trump Junior, Mr Trump's son, was also unable to tell the Telegraph who his father's Muslim friends were, saying only that they had "completed a lot of business deals" in the Middle East.
  • I Know Why the Government Went after Pro-Life Investigative Journalists

    02/04/2016 6:17:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Last week, a Texas grand jury indicted activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for allegedly using fake IDs and attempting to buy fetal tissue. Both of the Center for Medical Progress, the pair concealed their identities while attempting to frame/highlight the willingness of Planned Parenthood employees to sell fetal tissue... ....a breathtaking example of government hypocrisy. The situation facing CMP is evidence of the upside-down understanding of right and wrong in our culture..... ....why, as citizen journalists, Daleiden and Merritt are not protected by the same laws that have shielded countless of their fellow reporters down through the years. Undercover...
  • Sarah Palin's Facebook Post Targets Ted Cruz Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:33:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump Wednesday in condemning actions taken by Ted Cruz surrogates during the Iowa caucuses when they falsely told Ben Carson supporters that Carson, an evangelical favorite, had dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Cruz admitted that the allegations against some of his supporters were true, and apologized to Carson. For Palin, who has endorsed Trump, that wasn't enough. "Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that 'millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth.' Which is why it's so curious -- and saddens us -- this lack of accountability with the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born citizens”. The original Constitution doesn’t define “natural born citizen”, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • Trump Goes All 'Alinsky' on Ted Cruz, Calling Him 'An Anchor Baby'

    01/30/2016 10:12:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 89 replies
    PJmedia ^ | January 30, 2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    If Donald Trump wants to make sure no Ted Cruz supporter will ever vote for him, he's doing a terrific job of it. How else to explain his most recent insult calling Cruz "an anchor baby in Canada"? This is pure insanity... and it's an entirely different kind of attack than what we're used to in politics, especially because it involves two people from the same party...
  • Homosexuals can change

    01/23/2016 3:10:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1/23/16 | CALEB KALTENBACH, DENNY BURK & HEATH LAMBERT
    Two books relate how grace and the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome same-sex attraction Caleb Kaltenbach's new book, Messy Grace (WaterBrook Press, 2015), has a tantalizing subtitle: How a Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. Kaltenbach states that "profound change is just as possible for a homosexual sin as it is for any other"-but it has to come through grace. Kaltenbach argues that Christians should emphasize a change of heart, and let that change then influence minds (and use of sex organs). It seems to me that churches should welcome but not affirm...
  • Trump: Cruz 'could be Canadian prime minister'

    01/23/2016 11:09:28 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump has a fallback option for his main GOP opponent, Ted Cruz, in case the Texas senator comes up short in his bid to capture the Republican nomination for president of the United States: become Canada's prime minister. At least that's what the GOP front-runner tweeted Friday night in his latest swipe at his closest competitor, who was born in Canada. "Cruz did not renounce his Canadian citizenship as a US Senator- only when he started to run for #POTUS. He could be Canadian Prime Minister," Trump tweeted. Trump has repeatedly questioned Cruz's eligibility to be president of the...
  • Cruz: Trump 'suddenly discovered illegal immigration was a problem'

    01/21/2016 12:18:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 21, 2016 | Chris Villani
    ... "I don't want to see Donald Trump cut a deal with (New York Democratic Sen.) Chuck Schumer to allow amnesty. I don't want to see Donald Trump cut a deal to expand eminent domain, which he supports. I don't want to see Donald Trump cut a deal to pass another TARP big bank bailout," Cruz said. "I like and respect him personally, but when his policy is to support TARP, to support Obama’s stimulus, to expand Obamacare…those are real policy differences and I think they are differences the people of New Hampshire care about. I get that in the...
  • Taking Down the Ropes of Segregation [Billy Graham & MLK Jr. Fought Democrat Party Bigotry]

    01/18/2016 11:27:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham and the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Christie Has A Problem With The Truth Or Was He Just Off His Game In Last Night’s GOP Debate

    01/15/2016 12:52:32 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | January 15th, 2016 at 02:00 PM | Dan Spencer
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is desperate to do well enough in Iowa and New Hampshire to justify his continued candidacy. Unfortunately, for his presidential hopes Christie’s desperation showed way too much in last night’s GOP debate. Christie seemed off his game from the get go. Drawing the third question, his answer about recent global events was okay, but not inspiring and certainly wouldn’t convert anyone into a Christie supporter. A bit later, moderator Neil Cavuto asked Sen Rubio about the “fairly nasty” exchange of words between him and Christie. In his answer, Rubio went after Christie for donating to...
  • David Brooks's Hypocritical Attack on Ted Cruz Reveals an Important Truth

    01/15/2016 1:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | David French
    Because Cruz kept a repeat offender in prison, Brooks says he's not a good Christian. David Brooks does not like Ted Cruz. In an escalating series of attacks, Brooks has gone from saying that Cruz doesn't "live within the confines of reality" and is "nakedly ambitious" - a "selfish Machiavellian" - to now saying that Cruz's rhetoric is "Satanic" or perhaps "Mephistophelian." But Brooks really tears into Cruz in his latest column, arguing that his speeches are "marked by what you might call pagan brutalism." He claims that Cruz's "career and public presentation" are devoid of "the Christian virtues: humility,...
  • Trump: Let's Face It, Ted Cruz Is Copying Me On Building a Border Wall

    01/04/2016 2:19:43 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/4/2016 | Allahpundit
    Trump: Let's face it, Ted Cruz is copying me on building a border wall in order to step up his "weak" immigration game. Skip to 4:55 of the clip below for the key bit from yesterday's "Face the Nation" interview. Pop quiz: Who said the following, and when did he say it - and to whom? We have a crisis on illegal immigration. Neither party is serious about stopping it. I strongly oppose illegal immigration. I categorically oppose amnesty. I support legal immigrants who come here supporting the American Dream. I come from the perspective of someone who spent much...
  • Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years

    01/04/2016 7:34:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 1-2-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth's point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh's site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore's apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a result of greenhouse emissions. Less than a month remains in the countdown. Gore predicted, when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in "a true planetary emergency" within the next ten years unless drastic...
  • How long does it take to read through The Bible in a year? [Less than 10 minutes a day]

    12/28/2015 12:27:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    In less than 10 minutes a day, you can read the whole Bible-Genesis to Revelation-in one year. (There are about 775,000 words in the Bible. Divided by 365, that's 2,123 words a day. The average person reads 200 to 250 words per minute. So 2,123 words/day divided by 225 words/minute equals 9.4 minutes a day.] If you want to listen to a narrator read the Bible (which you can do so for free at ESVBible.org), they are usually about 75 hours long total, which means at 12 minutes a day you can listen to the whole Bible in a year.
  • The Christmas Revolution [Rare: An intelligent piece from the NY Times!]

    12/28/2015 2:10:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/25/15 | Peter Wehner
    ....it's easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus' birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this story of divine enfleshment that much of our humanistic tradition was born... ...the incarnation - the belief that God, in the person of Jesus, walked in our midst - is history's hinge point. The incarnation's most common theological take-away relates to the doctrine of redemption: the belief that salvation is made possible by the sinless life and atoning death of Jesus. But there are...
  • Catholics should not try to convert Jews, Vatican

    12/26/2015 5:55:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Oceanside Post ^ | 12/24/15 | Noah Barnes
    .....In its most explicit commentary on evangelization regarding Jews, the document said Catholics should take a different approach to Judaism than to other religions. There have been major steps forward in Christian-Jewish dialogue since the Nostra Aetate declaration issuing from the second Vatican Council was published, the document read. Does that make sense? "There can not be two ways of salvation, therefore, since Christ is also the Redeemer of the Jews in addition to the Gentiles". This document, however, rejects this, retaining that "there can only be one single convenant history of God with humanity". "Each of these covenants incorporates...
  • Star Wars isn't a movie franchise. It's a toy franchise.

    12/21/2015 9:12:59 AM PST · by dennisw · 41 replies
    theweek.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | scott meslow
    Happy Force Friday. If you're celebrating Force Friday, I assume you're reading this story while standing in line at your nearest Toys "R" Us. If you're not celebrating Force Friday, I assume you have no idea what I'm talking about. Force Friday, like May the Fourth, is a day devoted to Star Wars. (Yes, Star Wars has two unofficial holidays.) But while May the Fourth began as a fan-driven event, Force Friday is pure corporate synergy. Starting on Wednesday evening, and continuing for the next 18 hours in 12 countries around the world, Disney-affiliated YouTubers showed off the wide range...
  • The Irresistible Force of 'Star Wars': 3 Popular Approaches

    12/20/2015 12:45:12 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 12/17/15 | Michael J. Svigel
    Since the saga’s launch in 1977, the irresistible force of the Star Wars phenomenon has affected young and old alike. It’s nearly impossible to get through a day without being brushed, bumped, or bombarded by a Star Wars image, allusion, or advertisement. This week week, the seventh installment, The Force Awakens, hits theaters. No less than Steven Spielberg predicts it will be “the biggest movie ever.” So why do so many across generations, cultures, and religions find Star Wars so captivating? Is it the dynamic characters? The spectacular score? The breathtaking special effects? Sure, these contribute to the magic of Star Wars. But I don’t think any of them can explain the mystery that...
  • MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS DO NOT WORSHIP THE SAME GOD [Written by Former Muslim, Now Christ Follower]

    12/19/2015 9:47:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 12/19/15 | Thabiti Anyabwile
    The recent move of Wheaton College to suspend one of its faculty has sparked debate about whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God. This debate recurs because of the culture's tendency to flatten religious differences into nebulous and impersonal ideas about "God" and because of widespread ignorance of religious faith. As Stephen Prothero points out in God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World-and Why Their Differences Matter, our happily ignorant "pluralism" can in religious matters lead to car bombs exploding, bullets fired through office buildings, hostage situations at abortion clinics, and waves of genocidal...
  • Star Wars and the Ancient Religion

    12/16/2015 1:37:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/16/15 | Peter Jones
    The appearance of a new episode of the Star Wars film series is an important moment for Christian witness. To be sure, we can shrug our shoulders, since Star Wars is old news. Or we can enthusiastically introduce our grandchildren to what we might think is a beloved, harmless yarn. Or we can—and should—discover in the series an occasion to sharpen our presentation of the gospel message and help our children and grandchildren, and anyone else who might be interested, to understand the culture in which they live.In this famous and creative saga, which we must respect for its artistic...
  • The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

    12/14/2015 10:53:15 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    The Market Ticker - Commentary on the Capital Markets ^ | December 13, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of. No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America. No, it's not that they're evil. It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in...
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

    12/13/2015 2:00:02 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 265 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of. No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America. No, it's not that they're evil. It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in...
  • Franklin Graham Facebook Post on Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 10:35:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    facebook.com/FranklinGraham ^ | 12/9/15 | Franklin Graham
    For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees-saying that "such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for." Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality. Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to...
  • A CRASH COURSE ON THE MUSLIM WORLDVIEW AND ISLAMIC THEOLOGY

    12/09/2015 6:14:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 12/8/15 | Justin Taylor
    Adam Francisco (who has a Ph.D. in Islamic-Christian relations from Oxford University) is professor of history at Concordia University in Irvine, California. His work on the history of Islam is nuanced and informed. As one online bio notes, "He has a unique ability to see and understand both the difficulties facing Christians who wish to evangelize their Muslim friends and the Muslims who are being asked to come to Christ. Many of his unique insights come from personal experiences sharing his faith with Muslims." To get a taste, see the first couple of videos produced by Modern Reformation below, which...
  • American Veteran Capt. M. Scott Speicher

    12/09/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Revski · 12 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/09/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Again at the local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Golf war of Iraq); first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the desert of Iraq about 18 years later. Beginning and end of this video a flock of Canadian Geese stopped to rest and eat. The shot hymn in this video is; ( Hallelujah Thine The Glory ).
  • The Truth About Islam

    12/08/2015 4:49:28 PM PST · by grumpa · 10 replies
    http://www.tilproject.com/ ^ | December 3, 2015 | Shahram Hasian
    This video is by a former Muslim. He tells it like it is. It would be a great resource for a Bible study class or other gathering. It is movie-length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?index=3&list=PLP_X0C1N_WRlt_b-ZB3z5z6ces-n_8vSF&v=b_M6oe7kwoU&app=desktop
  • Pope Francis – “Fundamentalism is a Sickness”

    12/01/2015 9:56:27 AM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- On the plane returning from his journey to Africa today Pope Francis made his clearest remarks in condemnation of 'fundamentalist' Catholics. "Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions," Francis said, as reported by the National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent, Joshua McElwee, and similarly by other journalists on the plane. "We Catholics have some -- and not some, many -- who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil." "They do evil," said the pope. "I say this because it...
  • The New ‘Consensus’: 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    11/25/2015 1:59:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don't seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming.
  • WILDLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT VIDEO: "Thanksgiving and Native Americans - The Truth"

    11/25/2015 9:05:21 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Happens every Thanksgiving, doesn’t? Some bleeding heart liberal you’re “related to” gets on their moral high Crazy Horse and lectures about how horribly rotten the white man was to the Native Americans. Which is why this year we’re throwing in the tomahawk. Time to scalp the facts about the Indians. Feathers not dots. TRIGGER WARNING: offensive video at link. Transcript (without the sketch-cutaways or jokes) It’s Thanksgiving! You know what that means. As you try and enjoy your downtime with your family, you’ll undoubtedly find a social justice warrior around your Thanksgiving table trying to force-feed you white guilt. Afterall,...
  • Tonight: Webcast Features Benjamin Watson on One-Year Anniversary of Ferguson Verdict [Live event]

    11/24/2015 5:26:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    ..... "Because the gospel removes both fear and pride, people should get along inside the church who could never get along outside." But then life gets in the way. We hang out with people who look and talk like we do. We credit ourselves for financial success and judge others as getting what they deserve. We feature the beautiful and ignore the broken. Our actions reveal how hard it is to ground our identity in Jesus Christ when the world divides along the lines of money, age, and ethnicity. Last fall the events of Ferguson, Missouri deepened many of these...
  • Muslim man sends a message against ISIS for the Paris Attacks

    11/24/2015 9:19:37 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 11 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Nov-16-2015 | KushKingBootyBling
    Muslim Guy shows his support for France and absolutely hated what ISIS did to Paris.
  • Former presidential candidate sparks outrage by posting unedited picture of bloodied corpses...

    11/19/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    A former presidential candidate has sparked outrage by posting a picture of bloodied bodies in Paris on Facebook. Tom Tancredo, once a Republican congressman in Colorado who advocates tougher immigration laws, shared the unedited photo on Tuesday of corpses lying strewn across the Bataclan theater. It features the caption: 'Celebrating diversity one massacre at a time... Coming soon to a concert hall near you!' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3324825/Former-presidential-candidate-sparks-outrage-posting-unedited-picture-bloodied-corpses-Paris-Facebook.html#ixzz3rwi62e00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

    11/18/2015 4:38:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    Newsweek ^ | 2/6/12 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring's fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway--an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South...
  • Book Review: 'The Global War on Christians,' by John L. Allen Jr.

    11/18/2015 4:30:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Philip Jenkins
    On Oct. 31, 2010, a dozen Islamist gunmen stormed the Catholic cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation, in Baghdad. Striking during a service, they butchered some 60 priests and worshipers, notionally in revenge for insults to Islam. Ghastly as that crime might be in its own right, atrocities of this kind are quite commonplace around the world. Mobs sack churches in Egypt, Nigerian suicide bombers target worshiping congregations, and Eritrea has its hellish concentration camps for Christians. "Christians today," writes John L. Allen Jr., "indisputably are the most persecuted religious body on the planet." So widespread and systematic are the...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Addresses Paris Attacks (11/15/15) (the right Christian response)

    11/16/2015 10:34:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | First Baptist Dallas
    Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, addresses the Paris attacks and shares how Christians should respond.
  • Rally to Defend Religious Liberty [Live Event]

    11/14/2015 9:05:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 11/14/15 | Ted Cruz, et al
    Greenville, SC | 12 pm ET | #DefendReligiousLiberty
  • The Fiction of 'Truth'

    11/12/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in a weary age of fable. The latest Hollywood mythology is entitled "Truth." But the film is actually a fictionalized story about how CBS News super-anchor Dan Rather and his "60 Minutes" producer supposedly were railroaded by corporate and right-wing interests into resigning. In reality, an internal investigation by CBS found that Rather and his "60 Minutes" team -- just weeks before the 2004 election -- had failed to properly vet documents of dubious authenticity asserting that a young George W. Bush had shirked his duty as a Texas Air National Guard pilot. The fabulist movie comes on...
  • Our Identity: The Christian Alternative to Late Modernity's Story [Video from 11/11/15]

    11/11/2015 6:34:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/11/15 | Tim Keller/Justin Taylor
    Tim Keller speaking at chapel for Wheaton College (November 11, 2015), explaining that our culture repudiates as oppressive the idea that someone else names us and gives us an identity, but that when you trust Christ you have the only identity on earth that is received instead of achieved. Keller goes on defend a form of individualism as inescapable but to critique expression individualism (the idea that you must look inside and then express them outwardly no matter what anyone says). He offers five critiques: it is (1) incoherent; (2) unstable; (3) illusory; (4) crushing; (5) excluding. We are social...
  • Texas Megachurch Votes to Leave Presbyterian Church (USA)

    11/07/2015 1:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/15 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Texas congregation with approximately 2,200 members has voted to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio members voted Sunday to seek dismissal from PC (USA) and to join the more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians. According to a vote tally provided to The Christian Post by FPC San Antonio, out of 1,072 voting members present 87.3 percent voted to terminate their affiliation with PC(USA) and 85.6 percent voted to join ECO.
  • If Richard Dawkins Is Right

    11/07/2015 9:04:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/7/15 | Bernard N Howard
    “Nobody knows who the four evangelists were, but they almost certainly never met Jesus personally. Much of what they wrote was in no sense an honest attempt at history. . . . The gospels are ancient fiction.” – Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion If Dawkins is correct, one might imagine the following conversation . . . Luke: Let’s have another round of drinks. I’ve an idea I want to run past you. John: Sure. What’s on your mind? Luke: You probably heard about the Nazarene named Jesus who was crucified yesterday. I think he could be the perfect candidate for our fake...
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORSHIPING GOD AND WORSHIPING WORSHIP

    11/06/2015 8:02:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    zachicks.com ^ | 11/2/15 | Zac Hicks
    “Idolatry happens when we take good things and make them ultimate things.”  ~Tim Keller The following comparisons are meant to be provocative and evocative. Even if stark statements like these generalize and absolutize a bit too much, one thing I have learned from reading the reformers is that the discipline of "dialectic," as they called it (roughly, the practice of pitting ideas and statements against each other for the sake of disputation and dialogue), yields a lot of helpful clarifications. So, I encourage you to take these in that light.These observations have overflowed from the boiling pot of my own wayward heart and...
  • Right Wing Nazis: The Big Lie

    11/03/2015 5:36:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/15 | Jim O'Neill
    Once you are aware of the truth behind the “Big Lie” you will notice it popping up over, and over, and over again “And there are moments when I curse myself for not having understood it earlier; for having let myself be fooled by the two ‘soccer-teams’ for so long. Dammit.”—Oriana Fallacci (1929-2006) “The Force of Reason” Traditionally the political spectrum in the United States runs from Big Government on the left side of the spectrum to no government at all (anarchy) on the extreme right of the spectrum. This is not rocket-science folks: Big Government on the left; limited...
  • 'I do, I do, I do:' Brazilian female trio get hitched

    10/31/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10/30/15 | Laura Bonilla
    Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union. The happy trio, who reportedly have shared a bed for years and say they want to raise a child, took an oath of love in early October in the presence of Rio de Janeiro notary public Fernanda de Freitas Leitao. "This union is not just symbolic," because it defines "how they intend to have children," attorney Leitao said. The lovers -- a businesswomen and a dentist who are both 32 and a 34-year-old office...
  • Ted Cruz’s father: LGBT activists will try to legalize pedophilia

    10/29/2015 9:28:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2015 | By Katie Zezima
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), a Republican presidential candidate, said Wednesday that LGBT activists will try to legalize pedophilia. “I think that’s the next thing that they’re going to push, to try to legalize pedophiles,” Cruz told BuzzFeed News. “Pedophilia, you have all these laws to forget about — we have laws on the books about statutory rape. You have to basically throw away the statutory rape laws to legalize pedophilia.” Rafael Cruz, a pastor, made the remarks at the World Congress of Families, an annual gathering of social conservatives held this year in Salt Lake City. He...
  • The truth is never told in the mainstream media.

    10/21/2015 4:02:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 6 replies
    Thinking and experience | 21 October 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The truth is almost NEVER told in the mainstream media, and as a matter of fact, any media which depends on advertising. Years ago, I knew of a newspaper in West Texas who wanted to publish stories on crime and mention that alcohol was involved, but was prevented from doing so by his publisher. He was told that the liquor advertiser would jump ship if that were done. Watching through the years, I notice almost no articles in the media about the crooked practices of the jewelry business. Diamonds sold with visible inclusions or plain trash diamonds to poor, unsuspecting...
  • Dan Rather, Still Wrong After All These Years [Not even Robert Redford can help him]

    10/20/2015 11:47:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/2015 | By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    Combine every speech about the nobility of the journalistic endeavor in every film glorifying reporters intrepidly searching out truth, and you still wont come close to grasping the level of treaclethere are other wordsbubbling up out of Truth. Compared with which, All the Presidents Men (1976)about the triumphant adventures of Woodward and Bernstein, with Robert Redford portraying Bob Woodwardwas a veritable model of shrinking modesty. Mr. Redford has come a long way since to his latest, namely the role of CBSs Dan Rather, former network star and anchor of 60 Minutes II, and the story of how Mr. Rather was...
  • MANY HISPANICS AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP ON ENFORCING THE BORDER

    10/19/2015 11:01:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ......There are lessons to be learned from Trump's unexpected popularity. The most important one is that there is broad support for some components of his immigration platform, even among Hispanics. Yes, you read that right. Polls show that many Hispanics agree with Trump that illegal immigration is a huge problem. The eventual GOP nominee should, of course, reject the divisive, inflammatory language Trump and his supporters have often used to make the case for reform. But there are smart policy ideas buried under all that rhetoric. They ought to be incorporated into the official party platform. What's more, many Hispanic...
  • Dan Rather on Bush Memo Story Insists: We Got to the Truth But We Paid a Painful Price

    10/19/2015 9:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/19/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather said 60 Minutes got to the truth in 2004 but paid a painful price for the story on former President George W. Bushs National Guard service that aired before the 2004 presidential election.Aside from the authenticity of the memos, Rather said the basic story remains true today.One, did former President Bush when in his troubled youth, did he use his fathers influence to get into the Air National Guard as a way of avoiding Vietnam? Thats a fact. Fact two: Once he got in the Air National Guard after performing well, in...
  • Sexuality and the Christian Faith: A Google Hangout with Rosaria Butterfield Today at 3pm

    10/16/2015 6:09:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 10/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    ....Today at 3pm, we will be joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield to discuss sexuality, our cultures objection to biblical morality, and what it looks like for Christians to speak the truth in love. Dr. Butterfield is a pastors wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.