Written by JG Smoothy
Most of the subjects I write about come as a result of me ranting away to my wife about the so-called democratic process in North America. As a member of the clergy, I find myself leagues more political than my contemporaries. It’s whispered “That JG is a radical!” because I find myself not afraid to alienate myself (ultimately not my goal) from those who believe that Christianity needs to be separate from any form of politics. The separation of church and state is really what they are adhering to. Although they would acquiesce some sort of shape of ‘Godarchy,’ especially amongst their Christian crowd, they seem to want to stay leagues away from linking their Christianity to the political process.
As Christians, we dip our toes into the forbidden Christian — slash — political arena occasionally when we maybe show up at Pro-life rally and if we have any guts uncomfortably hold a poster board.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Gryboski
Presidential candidates seeking the Evangelical vote will be speaking to a sold-out crowd of 7,000 potential voters at a Texas megachurch in mid-October.
Sen.Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina have already confirmed their attendance and will be expounding on their views to attract support from this coveted interest group during the Oct. 18 forum, sponsored by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith & Freedom Coalition at the congregation’s Plano campus.
“As Christians, we’re interested in all the issues: marriage and family, sanctity of life, wealth and poverty, racial reconciliation, immigration, human trafficking, justice, and so much more,” said Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, to The Christian Post about the church’s first-ever candidates’ forum.
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Written by Red Dawn
You know, even though a couple of people have dropped out of the presidential race, we still have a crazy number of candidates. (Especially compared to the Democrats.)
Hopefully, we’re at the point where candidates focus more on what sets them apart instead of taking cheap shots at each other.
I like it when candidates get specific and tell us what makes them different. Cruz is really good at that. There’s a reason he’s the only politician in the race considered an “outsider.”
There seems to be a running theme in his speeches. Before announcing his intentions of running for the presidency, Cruz gave a speech at CPAC and stressed the importance of principles.
When candidates tell us they stand against Obamacare, abortion and big government, we can’t simply take their word for it.… Continue Reading
Written by Douglas Wilson
As I have noted before, I like Ted Cruz. His general outlook is the kind of conservatism that I want to see in the White House, and I wish him well. But he whiffed this one.
As you may have seen, Ben Carson was asked if he could support a Muslim in the presidency. He said, no, absolutely not. Forget about it. He was then asked if he could support a Muslim in Congress. He said that would depend on candidate, positions, etc. Now there are some internal tensions in those answers, but unpacking those is not my purpose today. In the uproar that followed, Ted Cruz observed that the Constitution says that there will be no religious test for holding office, and that he, Ted Cruz, is a constitutionalist.… Continue Reading
Written by Daniel John Sobieski
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Dr. Ben Carson was asked if a president’s religious beliefs mattered. He said they did, and, when pressed on the issue, said no Muslim should be President of the United States (insert Obama joke here) and that in fact Islam is in conflict with the U.S. Constitution:
Chuck Todd: Should a president’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?
Ben Carson: Well I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it is inconsistent with the values and principles of America then of course it should matter. But, if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution then no problem
Todd: So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?
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Written by Lloyd Marcus
Mary and I just returned home to Florida after visiting family and old friends in South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Dinner conversations took the term “low-info-voter” to an entirely new level. While a few friends and relatives were politically well informed, the majority were shockingly clueless.
Our family and friends are well aware that my wife Mary and I are political activists and members of the Tea Party. When asked who they should vote for president, I recommended Ted Cruz, of whom they never heard. Someone said, “Isn’t there a black doctor running?” They know Trump from his TV shows. They know a woman and a Bush are running. That was the extent of my family and friends knowledge of the GOP primary.… Continue Reading
Written by Robert Knight
According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age.
Born between 1981 and 2000, and mostly in their 20s and early 30s, many Millennials are showing up at rallies of the self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” U.S. senator from Vermont and cheering his diatribes against “the billionaire class.”
Like the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers before them, many Millennials are highly educated. You’d think they’d be wary of anyone sporting a socialist brand. With the glaring exception of Bernie Sanders, modern-day progressives go out of their way to avoid the label.
National Socialist Germany, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, the prison camp nation of North Korea and other socialist experiments in mass murder should have been enough to sully the name of socialism forever.… Continue Reading
“But to us, to whom murder has once for all been forbidden, it is unlawful even to destroy the fetus in the womb whilst the blood is still forming into a human being. Prevention of birth is premature murder; nor does it alter the question whether one takes away a life already born, or destroys one which is in process of formation. That also is a human being, which is about to become one, just as every fruit exists already in the seed.”
Tertullian (160 AD-220 AD)
Written by Laurie Higgins
Whoomp, there it is, another gangrenous vote from morally necrotic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk (R-IL). Yesterday, the Democrats filibustered a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks—a bill intended to prevent the torturous deaths of 18,000 tiny, defenseless human beings every year, humans who, while able to feel pain, are being crushed and dismembered in their mothers’ wombs.… Continue Reading
Donald Trump is no conservative.
Written by J. Matt Barber
Full disclosure: As goes election 2016, I’m decidedly not in the Donald Trump camp. To compare Trump to Ronald Reagan, as some have done, is like comparing a Hostess Ding Dong to a seven course meal at Osteria Francescana. Though each may please the palate, the latter offers both substance and sustenance, while the former, a quick endorphin fix and empty calories.
Trump is no conservative. He’s a big-government, tax-and-spend liberal who has spent most his life supporting Democrats and Democratic causes. Mr. Trump’s moral compass lacks due north. Its needle spins faster than Hillary Clinton on a Tilt-A-Whirl. Donald Trump believes what Donald Trump believes because he’s Donald Trump – not because what he believes has any basis in fact.… Continue Reading