News – Evangelical Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Leaves Race

This is actually more of an open thread than news considering this happened last night. After having been defeated in the Indiana primary last night Ted Cruz announced he was ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination. This is after various high level Republicans put their support behind his opposition Donald Trump. … [Read more...]

What Would America Look Like if it Were Truly… ‘Christian’

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalThis season’s political climate and campaign have provoked me to revisit some of my formerly-held beliefs that America, it's foundation, founders and founding documents, is positively, expressly ‘Christian’ in identity and purpose. … [Read more...]

I’m From Iowa

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsEditor's note: Posting this in light of yesterday being Super Tuesday and the increasingly serious political season. Ellen's explanation of the Iowa caucus is interesting. Watching the Quiverfull Evangelicals try to figure out who to vote for is even more interesting. Nancy Campbell is heavily pushing Ted Cruz, while others are lining up behind Donald Trump, so it's anyone's race in the world of Christianity. … [Read more...]

Please Vote ‘No’ For Theocracy, Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson’s God

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyIt’s blizzarding here in Boston today and I’m stuck at home, in a house creaking with snowy wind gusts, with this lovely view, watching YouTube videos while eating leftover king cake. My boyfriend is barely awake because Bostonians seem to love sleeping in on snow days. But I’ve been up for hours, finding myself wondering whether a breakfast beer would be appropriate around 9. Now considering back home in New Orleans it is Lundi Gras and beer or a bloody Mary would be totally expected, here it just doesn’t seem like it meshes with the environment. Boston is a place where people get nighttime trashed (“holding your liquor” not see … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Silly Silly Non-Believers Ruining World For Lack of Wisdom?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - His Heightened Senses 15bEditor's note: I guess Colin is not 'Feeling the Bern' if any of his recent posts are any indication. What he is feeling is all political, discussing the various candidates and how they line up with his views. Much of it is centered around abortion, mostly his insistence that there be no abortion exceptions made in cases or rape or incest. According to him every child conceived must be born. He's mentioning names and candidates, promoting some, excoriating others, from his charitable ministry platform against the IRS rules on political jockeying. Here he's blaming poor judgment for many things wrong in the USA and is saying … [Read more...]

Two Ways Modern Republicans Are Anti-Christian

by Samantha Field cross posted from Samantha P Field.comI was seven when I saw the original Star Wars trilogy, and eleven when The Phantom Menace came out. To say that Star Wars had an impact on me would be one hell of an understatement. I was obsessed. Completely and utterly obsessed. I loved everything about those stories, and almost everything I wrote for over a decade was Star Wars fanfiction. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sharpness of Mind is Godly?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - It's High Time to Sharpen Up!Editor's note: This is not a commentary on the rightness or wrongness of the Republican presidential candidates but I have to wonder if Colin and I were watching the same debate as he seems to have seen something very different than I did. Sharing this because of his claim it's time for everyone to 'sharpen up' to debate others with a different spiritually or religion. Do you think that is really what will serve Christianity best in this time? Please, no fighting over politics in the comments. … [Read more...]

On “Buying Influence”

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThe so-called Republican “debate” – which was in no way a “debate” – was some of the best entertainment I have seen in a while.  I truly enjoyed the sparring and jabs – and we all know the thing that makes comedy comedic is the basis of truth that is inherent in what is being said.I watched an interview with Donald Trump that took place after the “debate” and in the interview, Sean Hannity questioned Trump on his comments about donations to people in order to make them beholden to him.  Hannity then made this statement:  “People donate for the purpose of buying influence.” … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Imbuing Politicians With ‘God’s Favor’?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Well here we are, mere hours away from the first Republican presidential candidate debates. One of the things that is interesting about the 2016 crop of Republican possibles is that many of them are claiming that God favors them and wants them to be president to restore America to a Christian nation again. At least their version of what a 'Christian' nation looks like. Two different Duggar-approved candidates are in the race, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Other prominent Christians and their ministries support others claiming to be God's choice, … [Read more...]

Pastor Bo Wagner Says A World Governed By The Bible Would Be Wonderful

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserBo Wagner, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Mooresboro, North Carolina, thinks the world would be a great place if everyone would just read the Bible and put it into practice: … [Read more...]


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