I don't know how conservative Peter Wehner is, I believe he was in three Republican administrations. I don't think he is like Trumpians or more Trumpian than Republicans, he may very well be more Christian than Republican, one would hope so đź‘Ť
Peter Wehner wrote: .... A lot of different factorsâ€”internal and external, domestic and international, economic and socialâ€”influence a nationâ€™s political and civic culture. And we all know, deep in our bones, that political leadership and rhetoric do, too. We need to stand with women and men in public life who believe, as Abraham Lincoln did, that words can be instruments of reason and justice, repair and reconciliation, enlightenment and truth. Who are willing to challenge not just their adversaries but their allies, not just the other political tribe but their own. And who are willing to make a compelling case for truth, deliberative democracy, and persuasion.
Ours is a remarkable republic, if we can keep it.
excerpt from, "Trumpâ€™s Sinister Assault on Truth"
Justin Smith noted, "In my pediatric practice, questions about vaccines come up frequently. Your Facebook timeline, like mine, is often filled with vocal vaccine skeptics and critics who make us feel like we are in the minority opinion. So what is a Christian to do with vaccinations? I believe they should vaccinate and vaccinate with confidence."
https://tinyurl.com/ho4s3vo (Vaccinations discussed by Christians)
Well, apparently hepatitis A is springing up among opioid users, i.e., white folk, and of course sinse Christians don't use drugs there shouldn't be any controversy about opioid users getting vaccination shots for hepatitis A
Pew Research wrote: Conflicts over religion in school are hardly new. In the 19th century, Protestants and Catholics frequently fought over Bible reading and prayer in public schools. The disputes then were over which Bible and which prayers were appropriate to use in the classroom. Some Catholics were troubled that the schoolsâ€™ reading materials included the King James version of the Bible, which was favored by Protestants. In 1844, fighting broke out between Protestants and Catholics in Philadelphia; a number of people died in the violence and several Catholic churches were burned. Similar conflicts erupted during the 1850s in Boston and other parts of New England. In the early 20th century, liberal Protestants and their secular allies battled religious conservatives over whether students in biology classes should be taught Charles Darwinâ€™s theory of evolution.
excerpt from, "Religion in the Public Schools"
Well, at least with all the Catholic judges on the Supreme Court not only should Roe vs Wade be removed, but readings from the Catholic Bible can be reinstated into public schools also?
Reuters wrote: Confirmation of a second whistleblower followed stirrings of discontent within Trump's own Republican Party after he called on China on Friday to investigate Biden's son, who had business dealings in China.
Republican U.S. Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins expressed concerns about Trump reaching out to foreign countries to help him in his 2020 re-election bid.
https://tinyurl.com/yxgtvfjn (Second whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine scandal comes forward)
It's nice to know that note that 3 out of Republican Senators are patriotic anyway. They have a good chance of being re-elected.
Adriel wrote: ..... The True Church knows that evangelical means you really do believe the Bible and stick to its doctrines.
Peter Wehner wrote: ... until followers of Jesus are once again willing to speak truth to power rather than act like court pastorsâ€”the crisis in American Christianity will only deepen, its public testimony only dim, its effort to be a healing agent in a broken world only weaken.
excerpts from, "The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity "
Neil, I don't know how many times I referenced these two articles to show that I did not care for either of the Grahams' ecumenical stances, something that Billy and Franklin agreed upon.
https://tinyurl.com/ytd3f (Billy Graham--General Teachings/Activities) and
https://tinyurl.com/j5cyqqc (Billy Graham Believes Catholic Doctrine of Salvation Without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ)
But, and I rather narrow range of things, I never remember Billy Graham saying anything incorrectly when he was on the pulpit on TV. Now even some of his advertisements I didn't like. đź‘Ž
But when he was preaching on TV he seems to always stick to this:
Michelle Boorstein, Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Julie Zauzmer wrote: .... Evangelicalism was a poorly understood movement when Graham entered ministry in the 1940s. He helped define the core tenets of evangelical Christianity, and he preached them again and again â€” personal salvation through Jesus Christ, the inerrancy of the Bible, the importance of sharing the good news far and wide. In his simple, straightforward, captivating sermons, he brought evangelicalism to the masses....
excerpts from, "Would Billy Graham be disgusted by evangelicals today?"
Pew Research wrote: â€˘Most American teens (64%) say they rarely or never discuss religion with their friends, and only 5% say they often engage in such discussions. Again, evangelical Protestants are much more likely than others to engage in this type of religious behavior; roughly six-in-ten evangelical teens say they sometimes (47%) or often (11%) talk to their friends about religion, compared with four-in-ten mainline Protestant teens, a third of Catholics and about one-in-five religious â€śnonesâ€ť who at least sometimes discuss religion with friends.
excerpts from, "For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day"
For a variety of religious publications from pew research, see--
https://tinyurl.com/y2ofpbz6 (Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life)
Want to know the full address don't worr tinyurl takes you?
Kathy Vestal wrote: .... In the 1970s when Jerry Falwell changed the face of American Christianity by marrying it with conservative politics, Rev. Graham refused to be a part of it. Although a Southern Baptist and a registered Democrat, he never let either of those distinctions rule his life. Graham willingly pastored all presidents regardless of political party, from Truman to Obama.
He refused in 1979 to join Falwellâ€™s Moral majority, saying, â€śIâ€™m for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left.â€ś
In 1981 he told Parade magazine, â€śI donâ€™t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.â€ť...
excerpts from, "Franklin Graham's Religion Is Not His Father's"
I really don't appreciate entertainment from the national level however. Nixon was too much âť—đź‘Ž
By the way, the Guardian article did point this out too.
â€śThe existing rules of the House provide House committees with full authority to conduct investigations for all matters under their jurisdiction, including impeachment investigations,â€ť Pelosi wroteÂ ....
Well, let me see the shortlist for Bernie. he hasn't been married to three wives I believe he's had the same wife all his lifeđź‘Ťhe hasn't committed adulteryâ€Ľď¸Ź He's not a blowhard. He's not a braggart. He tells the truth âť—đź‘Ť
I assume you guys are going to vote for Mr weld for president, he might have the moral qualifications which are certainly more important than anything else, any strange economic policies will be handled by the Congress.
The Guardian wrote: â€˘Top Democrats also seek records from Mike Pence â€˘Trump demands full House vote on impeachment inquiry .... Most Republican senators remained quiet on Friday, but the 2012 presidential candidate and current Utah senator Mitt Romney issued a statement that said â€śthe presidentâ€™s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appallingâ€ť.
excerpt from, "House Democrats subpoena White House over Ukraine documents"
Jordain Carney wrote: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) pushed back strongly on Thursday night against President Trump's suggestion that the Chinese government investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
"Hold up: Americans donâ€™t look to Chinese commies for the truth. If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name to Beijing, thatâ€™s a matter for American courts, not communist tyrants running torture camps," Sasse said in a statement to the Omaha World-Herald....
excerpt from, "Sasse breaks with Trump's call for probe: 'Americans don't look to Chinese commies for the truth'"
a few comments from Republican senators anyway on the topic. đź‘Ť
https://tinyurl.com/y4efun96 (A teacher was fired for refusing to use a student's preferred pronouns. Now he's suing the school.)
The above comes with a 2-minute video, which should play on your Android device. It explains it better than even the text that came us the article. We certainly wish to teacher success in his lawsuit âť—đź‘Ť
The school board should be forcing their unnatural views on the fired school teacher đź‘Ž
Romans 8:7-8 because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God; for it is not subject to Godâ€™s law, neither indeed can it be. Those who are in the flesh canâ€™t please God.
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
This article is premature. One might expect it could be like the OJ Simpson cases where OJ got off in the criminal trial, but lost in the civil trial. So rather than reporting on the beginning of the process it will be interesting to see how the verdict for the civil trial turns out rather than just reporting that is going to begin. I hope that SA keeps track of it, and tells us how it ends âť—
It is sad to see that the idea of uniting with various non-christians on single issue sin doesn't make an organization Christian
It is fine that IVCF, thoroughly rejects the homosexual lifestyleđź‘Ť Now this article from wrapping that is old, 22 years old đź‘Ž
BDM wrote: .... - IVCF is dedicated to ecumenical relationships with the Roman Catholic Church. In the early 1970s, IVCF was already working with Catholic coordinators in their Bible studies at Catholic universities (11/71, Eternity). IVCF will now no longer tell Catholics that the idolatry their church teaches will take them to hell (10/92, Battle Cry). Campus Ministry Priest Thomas Welbers (in an official L.A. Diocese paper) said a four-year dialogue has resulted in a "working agreement" between IVCF and Catholic Campus ministry to seek "mutual understanding" and to "refrain from competition in seeking members." Amazing! (Reported in the 12/1/92, Calvary Contender.)
excerpt from, "InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) --A Fellowship of Neo-Evangelicals"
But one from 2016 said much the same thing.
https://tinyurl.com/y5rtb8ot (Why I Can No Longer Support My Former Employer, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship)