In 2011, Evangelicals Protested GOProud at CPAC. Now They Are Silent about Milo Yiannopoulos at CPAC

In 2011, social conservatives -- mostly Christian groups -- complained about the presence of GOProud, a gay conservative group, at CPAC. Many socially conservative groups pulled out.Now, CPAC has scheduled Milo Yiannopoulos to speak. Yiannopoulos is a gay self-styled conservative who has spoken favorably of sex between young teens and adults. Thus far, (since Saturday), no major Christian or socially conservative group has come out against the speech, as far as I can determine.Individual … [Read more...]

There Have Been Terror Attacks in Sweden — by Donald Trump’s Supporters

On Saturday, Donald Trump claimed that something terrible happened in Sweden on Friday night.Problem: There was no terror attack in Sweden on Friday night. Social media mocked Trump for conjuring another false story (Last Night in Sweden).Then today he tweeted that he saw that "news" on a Fox News program in which a guest claimed refugees are behind an increase in crime in Sweden (except that crime there is steady).My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to … [Read more...]

Thomas Jefferson on the Importance of a Free Press (UPDATED with Trump’s Jefferson Quote)

Yesterday, President Donald Trump called the media (singling out the New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC) the "enemy of the American people."The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017Trump's barrage of animosity toward the press reminded me of the Sedition Act of 1798. I hope we do not go back to that dark day.Thomas Jefferson was a staunch c … [Read more...]

And Today’s Twitter Winner Is: Senator Chuck Grassley for His Ask Putin Why the Dead Pols Tweet

So many questions and so much material just from this one tweet.Whoever monitors twitter at WH tell Pres Trump to ask Putin"What do u hv agst ElectionOpponents bc they are killed/imprisoned/poisoned?"— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 12, 2017Did someone hack Sen. Grassley's account?If not, it is noteworthy that before church this morning a U.S. Senator implied Vladimir Putin has had his political opponents killed. It is also noteworthy that a Senator is … [Read more...]

Do Evangelicals Leaders Still Care about Ukraine?

When Barack Obama was president, evangelicals and conservatives cared about Ukraine. They believed Obama was weak and unwilling to confront Vladimir Putin's expansionism into Ukraine.Now, evangelicals are largely silent about President Donald Trump's warm words toward Russia's leader and confusing rhetoric about Ukraine.An early signal of this shift was obvious at the GOP National Convention when Trump's supporters watered down a key pro-Ukraine plank in the party platform. I was told by … [Read more...]

Daily Stormer: Stephen Bannon is 100% Our Guy; His Idea to Omit Jews from Holocaust Proclamation

I am not saying that Stephen Bannon would approve of this but I think he should go out of his way to denounce it if he doesn't. Here is Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer on Bannon and Trump's Holocaust proclamation (which didn't include any reference to Jews being the principle target of the Holocaust). For the most part, Donald Trump does not have any strong beliefs. That is to say, no specific strong beliefs. He wants to bring the people together and make America great again, and he wants to … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas: Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong

Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong. - Eric MetaxasThis and other gems can be found in an interview with Metaxas conducted by Emma Green for The Atlantic and out this morning. Green interviewed Metaxas at the March for Life and then followed up with an email about Trump's controversial travel ban.The above quote in italics comes from an exchange where Green asked: Green: Evangelical Christians, as a group, are committed to the idea that there is a truth that c … [Read more...]

Robert Morris’ Message to Gateway Church from the Inauguration

While the youth group kids in his church have to pay for their youth meeting refreshments, Robert Morris and Gateway Church co-sponsored one of the glitzy inaugural balls to celebrate the victory of Donald Trump. In a pre-recorded message played to his congregation inauguration weekend, Morris sounded a non-partisan tone. However, as we now know, the church co-sponsored an inaugural ball where Morris declared Donald Trump the "right guy" for president because the church came together in unity. … [Read more...]