Posts tagged: Bobby Jindal

6 Interesting Facts About Bobby Jindal’s Christian Faith

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Written by Ray Nothstine

Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race.

After graduating from Brown University, Jindal was accepted into law school at Yale and medical school at Harvard, but chose to attend graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Jindal has served in the George W. Bush administration, was elected to the U.S. Congress from Louisiana, and is a two term governor of his native state. Jindal’s parents emigrated from India just months before he was born in Baton Rouge.

Below are six facts about the faith life of Jindal:

1. He has said on several occasions that the single most important moment in his life “is the moment I found Jesus Christ.”

Jindal added, “I was the one who was lost.… Continue Reading

12 Interesting Facts About Bobby Jindal

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Written by Diana Stancy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal became the latest Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race, announcing yesterday that he will be making a run for the White House.

Here are 12 facts to know about Jindal:

  1. Jindal was born with the name Piyush. As a child, though, he decided to go by Bobby after his favorite character, Bobby Brady, from “The Brady Bunch”. His name still legally remains Piyush.
  2. Jindal is also the first Indian-American to become governor and Louisiana’s first non-white governor since Reconstruction. His parents are originally from India and moved to the United States about four months before Jindal was born.
  3. After graduating from Brown University, Jindal was accepted to Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but chose to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.
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Real Political Leadership is Fearless in the Culture War

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Written by John Biver

Here’s a quote for you:

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardliness, it is conformity. — Rollo May

Here’s what courage sounds like:

Don’t waste your breath trying to bully me in Louisiana. It is absolutely constitutional to have religious liberty and economic freedoms. — Bobby Jindal

It’s also called leadership — you can’t have genuine leadership without courage.

What we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates for president isn’t exactly inspirational when it comes to the issue of marriage. A few of them say they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, but that they’d also attend a “gay wedding.”

Liberalism comes as one big package: high taxes, massive government, a loss of liberty, a weak military and foreign policy, lousy schools and health care, and worst of all, cultural Marxism.… Continue Reading

Quinnipiac: Walker Leading in Iowa

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Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.

Written by Michael Warren

A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents. That’s down from 25 percent and a 12-point lead in Quinnipiac’s February poll, but Walker remains ahead of his Republican rivals, with senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all huddled together behind the Wisconsin governor. This jibes with the Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Iowa caucuses, which gives Walker a 5.5-point advantage.

Getting the biggest boost in Iowa since the February Quinnipiac poll are Rubio and Cruz, who have both declared their candidacies in the last month.… Continue Reading

The 2016 Presidential Race, Explained in 4 Charts

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Written by Andrew Stiles

The 2016 presidential election will feature a matchup between a white millionaire Yale graduate from the Democratic Party (Hillary Clinton) and whichever candidate emerges from the diverse Republican field.

How diverse is this year’s crop of GOP candidates? It might be the most diverse in history, regardless of party. Let’s take a look at the current state of the 2016 race, using charts to explain everything you need to know.

1. Democrats have few serious candidates

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Note: The GOP field is expected to grow much larger in the coming months and may include the likes of Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal, among others. The Democratic field may or may not get any bigger.

2. Democrats are very old

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Note: Bernie Sanders has a son who is older than Marco Rubio, a sitting senator who is just eight years older than Chelsea Clinton.

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Religious Liberty Crisis Report Card

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Written by Maggie Gallagher

Rod Dreher is right: the rage of the powerful against Indiana for daring to pass a state RFRA without the consent of the LGBT community marks a dramatic cultural and political inflection point,as I have pointed out in National Review. For the first time, a vanilla religious liberty bill similar to those passed in 19 other states was deemed “antigay” per se, and powerful corporations rushed in to punish the people of Indiana economically for their moral views on liberty.

The report card below is not designed to grade the candidates on their overall positions on the issues, nor to suggest an endorsement. It is designed to clarify who in this moment of crisis rushed towards the corporate lions to defend a cherished American principle of religious liberty under attack.… Continue Reading

A Bold Proposal for Conservative GOP Candidates

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Written by J. Matt Barber

“My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, ‘I follow Paul’; another, ‘I follow Apollos’; another, ‘I follow Cephas’; still another, ‘I follow Christ.’” ~1 Corinthians 1:11-12

As Jesus warned, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). Nothing has borne out this reality in recent decades like that exasperating spectacle called the Republican presidential primary. These last few GOP horse races have been jam-packed with would-be conservative presidents who, after infighting with largely simpatico opponents, have canceled each other out, limped off to lick their wounds and left the perpetually underwhelmed GOP base to stay home and not vote for “imminently electable” establishment paragons like Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney.… Continue Reading

Reviewing Ted Cruz’s Image Among Republicans Nationally

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Written by Frank Newport

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the 44-year-old Canadian-born Texan who is now just in his third year as a U.S. senator, announced during a speech earlier this week at Liberty University in Virginia that he is running for his party’s nomination for president. He thus has the distinction of being the first major candidate from either party to announce an official candidacy. Cruz said in his announcement today, “I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today I am announcing that I’m running for president of the United States.”

There is little doubt that Cruz’s “first out of the gate” announcement was intended to differentiate him from the many other Republicans who are lining up to run, and to gain the news coverage that comes from being first.… Continue Reading

Are Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal Theocrats?

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Written by Wallace Henley

“The theocrats are coming!” shriek some sentinels of the contemporary political battlefield every time a Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, or Bobby Jindal clear their throats.

Paul Revere, having seen the lanterns in Boston’s Christ Church bell-tower, shouted out, “The British are coming!” Today’s harbingers of theocratic threat get their signals from the towers of secularity, some latticed with ivy, others in the form of broadcasting antennae, and still more in the shape of looming skyscrapers.

As evidence that the theocratists are on the move, the guardians of secular sanctity point to preacher-politician Huckabee’s in-your-face book, God, Guns, and Grit. Or they note Ben Carson’s penchant for sermonizing. They shiver at Bobby Jindal going to a prayer meeting rather than the Iowa Freedom Summit.… Continue Reading

Ideal GOP Candidate Should Support Three Legs of Conservatism

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Written by Chad Groening

Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association, says those “three legs” are social issues, national defense, and the economy.

Several potential Republican candidates are concentrating their efforts on Christian conservatives.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hosted a prayer rally in his home state, sponsored by the American Family Association, in which he called for a national spiritual revival.

Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, spoke this past weekend at a Houston megachurch conference billed as an effort to “restore the soul of America.”

Several potential White House hopefuls, including Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed social conservatives at the Freedom Summit in Iowa, which hosts the nation’s first caucuses in 2016.

Sam Rohrer, president the Pennsylvania Pastors Network and the American Pastors Network, says he is encouraged by the number of potential candidates who profess what he calls an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.… Continue Reading

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