Clinton ad tries to woo Christians with pro-life imagery

Clinton’s SuperPAC is running an ad showing a disabled child, complete with parents talking about seeing her on ultra-sound and saying what a “blessing” she is in their lives.  The point of the ad, though, is not to make a case that you shouldn’t abort disabled infants in the womb, as is the common practice.  It is to attack Donald Trump for allegedly mocking the disabled when he made fun of a handicapped reporter.  Someone should ask Clinton if she believes in the pro-life message of her ad.  Also, which she considers worse, to mock the disabled or to abort them.

In the meantime, I suppose Christians should be glad that Clinton is trying to get their votes.  But I doubt that they will sway the ticket as much as Bernie Sanders has.

See the ad after the jump, along with a story about it.

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Refusing to bake Trump’s cake

BuzzFeed announced that it would not honor a $1.3 million advertising contract with the Republican Party because Donald Trump is going to be the nominee.  I suspect other businesses will have similar qualms, as we are already seeing with some rock musicians not letting Trump’s campaign play their songs.  So how is that any different, asks Mollie Hemingway, from a Christian baker refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding?

She says that businesses should have the right to express their moral objections by not selling to certain clients, but asks why media corporations–including BuzzFeed–demonize the little guys who do this, while doing it themselves on a much bigger scale?

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Leaving the Republican Party

Former presidential candidate, Baptist minister, and supposed social conservative Mike Huckabee has chastised the NeverTrump conservatives, saying that anyone who can’t accept the result of the nomination process should just leave the Republican Party.  So lots of formerly loyal members of the Grand Old Party are saying, “OK,” and cancelling their party registration.
After the jump, read Federalist writer Steve Johnston’s “Declaration of Independence from the Republican Party.”  (It sums up the conservative and Christian case against Trump, including answering the “better than Hillary” and “because the Supreme Court” objections.  But it also indicts the party as a whole.)
Are any of you taking this step?  Do you think it is wise?

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Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination

Hillary Clinton won the New Jersey primary, giving her enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

UPDATE:  Clinton won the big prize of California.  Go here to see how she fared in yesterday’s five primaries.  Bernie Sanders vows to fight on.

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Secret Service agent says Hillary is unstable and violent

We may have a president who is being described as “volcanic, impulsive, enabled by sycophants, and disdainful of the rules set for everyone else.”  No, not Donald Trump.  Hillary Clinton.  A former White House secret service agent, Gary Byrne,  has written a book soon to be released entitled  “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.”

It reportedly gives shocking accounts of what went on behind closed doors in the Clinton White House, including Hillary physically assaulting her husband, leaving him bruised and bleeding, and her violent tirades against staff and the agents sworn to protect her.  The book won’t be released until June 28, but it is already the #1 bestseller on Amazon.  After the jump, details from the publisher’s advance release material.

So now both presidential candidates are said to be “temperamentally unsuited” for the job!

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Islamic exceptionalism

We keep hearing, “All religions are essentially the same.”  But no they aren’t!  That sentiment is particularly unhelpful when trying to understand the different religions.  So it’s refreshing to read a Muslim scholar explaining, in Time Magazine, no less, How Islam Is Different From Other Religions.

Shadi Hamid, the author of Islamic Exceptionalism, shows how and why Islam ties together religion and government and is so resistant to secularism. [Read more…]


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