The American Independent Party of George Wallace Fame Nominates Trump/Pence for President

Of course, this means almost nothing in the great scheme of things but it does illustrate to whom Trump appeals.The American Independent Party of These United States and the American Independent Party of California nominated Trump/Pence today. #tcot— Markham Robinson (@BraveLad) August 14, 2016The AIP supported segregationist George Wallace in 1968 and former League of the South board member Michael Peroutka in 2004. The League gave their support to Peroutka as well. In … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Replicates and Extends Russia’s Views of the U.S., Obama and ISIS (SARCASTIC UPDATE)

UPDATE (8/12/16) Now Trump is saying he was being sarcastic in his labeling of Obama and Clinton as the "co-founders" of ISIS.Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016I get it now. All that talk of building a wall, deporting 11 million people, saying Merry Christmas and naming conservative Supreme Court justices, … [Read more...]

The Gospel Coalition Removes “When God Sends Your White Daughter a Black Husband”

Responding to a backlash against the controversial article “When God Sends Your White Daughter a Black Husband”, the Gospel Coalition removed the article at the author's request. TGC also posted an audio discussion about the article involving three African-American writers (TGC editor, Jason Cook, Isaac Adams, and Jamar Tisby). Listen to the discussion at TGC's website.  About the situation, TGC posted: In this recorded conversation, Jason Cook (editor at The Gospel Coalition), Jemar Tisby (pres … [Read more...]

David Barton: If You Don’t Vote for Trump You Will Have to Answer to God

Since the Bible doesn't reveal who we are to vote for, I am not worried about it. I think people who vote for Trump are wrong but I am not ready to speak for God on the subject. My conscience is clear.But never fear, David Barton knows what God thinks and he is dealing the fire and brimstone.Right Wing Watch has the audio.A questioner asks Barton how to explain to her anti-Trump friends that we can't have the perfect candidate. She says people are getting stuck on little things.  I … [Read more...]

The Futility of Donald Trump’s Johnson Amendment Promise: Most Pastors Don’t Want to Endorse Political Candidates

CBN's The Brody File reported yesterday that Donald Trump will speak to a group of pastors in Florida about repealing the Johnson Amendment. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will be speaking to hundreds of pastors this Thursday in Orlando, Florida. This is a private event sponsored by the American Renewal Project. Trump will speak to them about his push to repeal the Johnson Amendment. The law, which has been in place for decades, has made it more difficult for pastors to speak out on … [Read more...]

Donald Trump the Divider of Evangelicals; The Kids Aren’t Alright With It

Over the weekend, Mark Oppenheimer penned an op-ed criticizing Eric Metaxas for supporting Donald Trump. More than criticize Metaxas' position, Oppenheimer expressed surprise that a Bonhoeffer biographer like Metaxas could overlook what seems to be an obvious fascist theme in Trump's campaign.Today, conservative writer and friend of Metaxas Rod Dreher accuses Oppenheimer of smearing Metaxas. However, he does it while agreeing with Oppenheimer that Metaxas is agonizingly wrong to support … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Launches The Trinity Church (VIDEO)

Our roving reporter Deana Holmes tells me that 162 cars were in the parking lot for today's launch of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale AZ (170 for the second service). Security was on hand along with a television crew from Seattle's King 5 (Scroll to the bottom for the video segment).  Apparently, they still remember the former Mars Hill Church pastor.The worship team was provided courtesy of Amarillo, TX church Trinity Fellowship. Kind of a theme.Driscoll was pastor of Mars Hill Church … [Read more...]

When Trump Came to the Door, Why Didn’t Evangelicals Play Hard to Get?

This post probably comes a little too late. However, there may be a little time left. We're the ones, after all, who are supposed to believe in miracles.The Strange Case of a Bonhoeffer Biographer Endorsing TrumpToo many evangelicals just melted into a puddle of sugar when Donald Trump came calling. Some liked him from the beginning (e.g., Jerry Falwell, Jr.) and then he grew on some others, like for instance Eric Metaxas. Metaxas is a strange Trump convert since he wrote a book on … [Read more...]