With David Barton as Principal Officer, Non-Profit Mercury One Again Gave $100k to Barton’s Wallbuilders For Disaster Relief

Deja vu all over again. As was true in 2013, Mercury One with David Barton as principal officer and one of three board members gave $100k to David Barton's Wallbuilders non-profit. Again in 2014, Barton is listed as Mercury One's principal officer:And as last year, Barton is one of three board members along with Beck associate Joseph Kerry and Beck's wife Tania.This year Barton got a 4% raise:See last year's post for the possible problems with this.Last year the funds … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Is Out: Did God Make A Mistake?

One pitfall of claiming to speak for God is that God doesn't always cooperate.Glenn Beck once said Ted Cruz had the best chance of winning the GOP nomination because God was on Cruz's side. Now that Cruz has dropped out, is God disappointed?Beck wrote a post for his website where he downplays the fact that Cruz is out. What is happening in this election is normal. If you think it’s abnormal, you aren’t looking back far enough into history. Civilizations go through this. Societies aren’t … [Read more...]

Is Ted Cruz a Dominionist or Not?

Rob Gagnon and Edith Humphrey writing at Christianity Today say no.Gagnon and Humphrey respond mainly to John Fea's writings on the subject.I think Cruz likes to hang out with seven mountains dominionists, including his father and David Barton.What would be nice is to hear from Cruz himself. I would like to know if he agrees with his father that he is a "king" who will help bring about a great transfer wealth from the pagans to the Christians, or at least the dominionist Christians. … [Read more...]

Why I Won’t Vote for Ted Cruz – #NeverCruz

In this crazy GOP primary season, I have come out frequently for John Kasich although I could have lived with Marco Rubio as well. Given the available choices, a Kasich/Rubio ticket would be a pretty formidable duo to face either Clinton or Sanders in November.For me, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are non-starters. In this post, I want to outline why I can't vote for Ted Cruz.Cruz promises to deport 12 million illegal immigrantsNot only does Cruz hold a morally reprehensible policy in my … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Says Politicians Should Not Wear Their Faith on Their Sleeve

My head exploded when I heard this:Ted Cruz sounded critical of politicians who say God told them to run. Oh my.He needs to have a conversation and at least his father, wife, David Barton and Glenn Beck. Just days ago, Beck told Utah that Cruz had been anointed by God to be president.What Cruz said was fine but there is no evidence that any of his closest advisors and supporters think so. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Tithing: I Wonder What’s On Ted Cruz’s Odometer?

On his Foundations of Freedom program, president of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs David Barton told Glenn Beck that God will bless you if you tithe, including -- as an illustration -- the provision of a car that run for 200,000 miles. He seems to have a similar view of the subject as does Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris and Ted Cruz's father, Rafael. Watch this clip provided by Right Wing Watch:I would like one of the Cruz inner circle to explain how Ted Cruz can hope to be blessed … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Says God Divinely Anointed Ted Cruz to be President

Glenn Beck counters Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd for saying Cruz hasn't been divinely anointed. With the #wifewars2016 and National Enquirer and all, this has to be one of the strangest presidential races ever.John Kasich, anyone?  … [Read more...]

If Trump is Responsible for His Rallies, Then Shouldn’t Cruz Be Responsible for His Advisors?

Donald Trump has taken righteous heat for the violence at his rallies. Telling his violent supporters that he will pay their legal bills is outrageous. Predicting riots if he isn't nominated is likely to be taken as a coded message by his supporters. Trump tells his crowds that protesters are bad people and get what they deserve. He does bear some responsibility for his rallies and the general decline in discourse during the 2016 campaign. Some evangelical leaders are pretty upset about it (see … [Read more...]


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