Christian conservatives, for more than two decades a pivotal force in American politics, are grappling with Election Day results that repudiated their influence and suggested that the cultural tide — especially on gay issues — has shifted against them. They are reeling not only from the loss of the presidency, but from what many of them see as a rejection of their agenda. They lost fights against same-sex marriage in all four states where it was on the ballot, and saw anti-abortion-rights Senate candidates defeated and two states vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
If Christian conservatives or purists did not vote for a Mormon, or for a good man who is too "moderate" for them, then they essentially voted for a man who espouses the views of Jeremiah Wright, one of Louis Farrakhan´s best friends. It absolutely boggles my mind.
In the Old Testament, when Israel began to turn away from God and began embracing the Idols of other nations, they didn´t actually abandon God, they still worshiped Him, but started worshiped other gods along with God. They brought other gods along side God, as if to cover all the bases, but never committing to any of them completely. Because Idols serve man, when the gods of other nations were merged with God, it lowered and devalued God into another servant to man. Instead of the people serving God, God and all other gods became servants of the people; to their desire, wishes and wants. Bad idea!
The majority of Americans who claim to believe in God today, don´t worship Him exclusively. They may believe in Him but they also worship the gods of pleasure, wealth, possessions, entertainment, pride and a host of other self-indulgent gods. Worship of government can also be included in that list, the provider and enabler of a slothful self-indulgent lifestyle.
If this last election is an indicator of anything, it´s an indicator that God has turned America over to its own self-indulgence and the gods that encourage it. God has pulled away from being our servant and retains His positioned of deity, controlling our future.
God says He is a jealous God, he will not tolerate the allegiance to any other gods without discipline or judgment. America wants it all and wants it now and will end up with nothing because the gods it wants to worship are destructive.
I think the gay community was well organized and succeeded in painting opponents of gay civil marriage as being opponents of happy families. The liberal mainstream media had a field day with the rape mis-statements from two Republican candidates.
When one has no Christian values, anything goes....see gay marriage, etc. Sadly many churches have decided that the Bible and its teachings are just "suggestions or guides"....see Episcopal church and now many black churches.
The secular and progressives have no real moral compass...."I can do anything I want at anytime."
Those who are Christians and not just Christians in name only will not vacillate nor change their beliefs. The media in this country promote anything but Christian values....tells you alot about the on-air personalities. It is not the Christian right as the headline states. For Christians there is no Tight or Left but just plainly and simply Christian values as stated in the Bible. No such thing as a partial Christian.....I believe in God but I also endorse and support all sorts of behaviors that God finds offensive.
Leave to someone who appears to be liberal Jewess to tell us what the ´Christian Right´ did or didn´t do.
The issues had NOTHING to do with Christianity or Conservatism´s ´right wing´ but has everything to do with common sense, self-responsibility and saving a government from killing itself and it´s citizens.
The GOP candidates only talked about abortion when asked about it. This campaign should have been strictly about the disastrous math we´re facings as a country. But, that would have worked against Obama so the press changed the subject: Binders, free birth control, the big beloved yellow bird, Senate candidates trying to grapple with ethical abortion issues better suited for an ethics debate at a seminary.
I´m as pro life as anyone. At this point so many millions of women have had abortions, many without a full understanding of what they were agreeing to. I believe the politics of making them examine that choice every election is never going to end well. Those women will understandably cling to the belief that the didn´t end the life of their own child.
And here´s the thing. You can´t unknowingly sin. If they were told by people thy loved and trusted that it was just a blobs of cells then they are blameless. You are responsible to God to the extent which he has revealed himself to you.
In the four Ultra-Blue states where pseudomarriage squaked through, the pro-man-woman marriage totals were HIGHER than those of the Republicans at the top of the ticket. Traditional marriage didn´t drag the Republicans down: if they had been "wedded to" real marriage as an issue, they would have improved their totals. The combined voice might even have pulled them over the top.
Same wih prolife. More people claim the "prolife" label than either Democrat or RTepublican. If there were a coherent, strong, confident pro-life, pro-marriage-sanity, pro-fiscal-sanity, no-nonsense ticket I think it could have beat the pants off of Obama-Biden.
Those secularists and atheists who are fully onboard with the moral decline of this nation could NEVER be persuaded by anyone of faith, no matter what. Two totally and completely different animals, apples and oranges. It´s certainly not any Christians place or task to "save" anyone nor could they if they so desired. Only the Creator God can do that and He makes it perfectly clear in His word that not all who learn/know about Him will come. He is implicit in His approach to those and it is spelled out very clearly in Romans 1:18-32. Know it and ignore it at your own peril.
Yesterday at the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel unveiled the results of his Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR). The belated effort sought to think through the options — many unsavory — available to the military should sequestration and its $500 billion defense budget cuts remain law for the rest of the decade. Secretary Hagel’s cafeteria menu of options for policymakers should sequestration continue is so unpalatable because this is not the first round of defense budget cuts. Sequestration’s $500 billion in Pentagon reductions come on top of the close to $1 trillion in military spending cuts
This is the kind of thing that gives you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when the full import of this stat sinks in. Of all the rotten statistics coming out of these dreary jobs reports, month after month, it is the realization that the face of work in America is radically changing right before our eyes — to the detriment of young and old alike. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge: When the payroll report was released last month, the world finally noticed what we had been saying for nearly three years:
While George Zimmerman is likely trying to put his high profile murder trial behind him, the parents of the teenager he said he killed in self-defense are holding out hope that his legal woes are far from over. Zimmerman was acquitted on second degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. But The Miami Herald reports that Martin´s parents met this week with Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents about the possibility of a criminal civil rights case against Zimmerman. The Justice Department has said in the past that it would look into whether Zimmerman violated
MIAMI BEACH — Her clipboard said the man who lived in the pink stucco apartment building a few blocks from the hotel-lined beach might not have health insurance. So Laura Botero climbed the darkened staircase to the second floor and knocked on the door. Eduardo Devine, 49, an unemployed beach waiter in black, square-framed glasses, peeked into the dim hallway. He confirmed he had been without coverage since he was laid off a month ago, and his face lit up when Botero mentioned “Obamacare.” “I just heard about it on the news, but I don’t know how it works,”
Consider me fully in the Andrew McCarthy camp on the legality and potential effectiveness of a properly structured and run NSA metadata program, but the NSA program — as with all intelligence-gathering efforts — ultimately depends on an administration and government elite that is actually willing to let the men and women on the ground pull the triggers they’ve been trained to pull. Consider these three vignettes: First, from former attorney general Michael Mukasey, writing in the aftermath of the Boston bombing: Tamerlan Tsarnaev is the fifth person since 9/11 who has participated in terror attacks after questioning by the FBI.
Is America still a superpower? Russian President Vladimir Putin sure doesn’t think so, a point he made clear yesterday by granting refuge to one of our biggest traitors, Edward Snowden. Snowden’s leaks have done untold, irreparable harm. He’s wanted on federal felony charges and has been hiding in a Moscow airport. America asked Russia to hand him over, but Putin had no fear of consequences by instead granting Snowden asylum, the international equivalent of aiding and abetting and a blatant nose-thumb to America. Nor has Putin helped on other vital matters, like stopping Iran’s nuclear drive or ending
WASHINGTON -- The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States - 160 billion last year - and keeps them on hand for up to a month. In an interview with The Associated Press, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the photos of the exterior of mail pieces are used primarily for the sorting process, but they are available for law enforcement, if requested. The photos have been used "a couple of times" by to trace letters in criminal cases, Donahoe told the AP on Thursday, most recently
As you may recall, KMOV reporter Larry Conners was fired last May after making national headlines for actually asking President Barack Obama some tough questions. Conners then speculated that his insolence might’ve had something to do with his subsequent IRS audit, and KMOV canned him. Now another journo is out of work after crossing Obama. On Tuesday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press published the following unsigned editorial: Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enoughPresident Obama, Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite
In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.” (Snip)Government employees’ unions living parasitically on Detroit have been less aware than ichneumon larvae. About them, and their collaborators in the political class, the question is: What. Were. They. Thinking?
Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio insist they will fund the government only if it defunds the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But here’s the thing: They know their gambit won’t work. Defunding ObamaCare while Republicans control just one half of one third of the federal government is a pipe dream. What we need to understand, then, is that in this instance victory is beside the point. There’s no realistic legislative method that Republicans have that is capable of defunding the ACA. The fight is what matters. What Lee & Co. are arguing
About a month ago, a wildfire ravaged about 28,000 acres over the mountains around Mount Charleston, Nevada, leaving burn marks and charred land 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire, declared a major disaster by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, forced the evacuation of over 500 people, threatened over 500 structures, and was rated the nation’s number one wildfire priority on July 7. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wasted no time blaming the fire’s devastation on global warming. Though the senator from Nevada doesn’t usually discuss climate change in his press conferences, he addressed the issue twice in one week
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
The United States will temporarily shut down its embassies and consulates around the world Sunday, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt, as a precautionary measure, the State Department said Thursday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf did not say how long the international installations would stay closed -- only that the decision was taken “out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting.” Sunday is a normal workday in many Arab and Middle Eastern countries. Embassies in Europe and Latin America would be shuttered that day anyway.
American scientists claim the planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate in the past 65 million years. Climatologists at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have warned the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times quicker than any climate shift since the dinosaurs became extinct. If the trend continues at its current rapid pace, it will place significant stress on terrestrial ecosystems around the world, and many species will need to make behavioral, evolutionary or geographic adaptations to survive, they said.
About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25
Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze gave some ambiguous and potentially dangerous self defense advice Friday on “Hardball.” Glaze, speaking in opposition to “Stand Your Ground” laws, said in a circumstance where someone “comes at you” with an axe handle one should attempt to either “talk,” “fight with your fists,” “run away,” or “deescalate the situation,” but not shoot the attacker: MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an ax handle. CHRIS MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the ax handle armed or not?
[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare. The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent." Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape
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Citing a potential al Qaeda attack, the State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert and warned American citizens that the terrorist group may be plotting a strike in the Middle East, North Africa or elsewhere. “Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” reads a portion of the alert, which lasts until the end of the month.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused
The nation´s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Thursday that its remaining supply of phenobarbital expires in September and that no alternatives have been found. It wasn´t immediately clear whether two executions scheduled for next month would be delayed. The state has already executed 11 death-row inmates this year, and at least seven more have execution dates in coming months. "We will be unable to use our current supply of phenobarbital after it expires," agency spokesman Jason Clark said. "We are exploring all options at this time."