Politics and U.S. Current Events
Posted 5/17/13 at 2:15 PM | Michael Youssef |
Politicians accuse each other of failure, which is to be expected. Each side has their “narrative,” and the truth often loses out (although I am thankful for the honest and courageous ones who do speak the truth).
But since I’m not a politician, but instead have a prophetic journalistic voice, I will speak the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
There is one area in particular where it is hard to find the truth spoken by either Republicans or Democrats: namely, this whole idea that Muslim people yearn for democracy. It is a glaring short-sightedness that both sides hold in common.
To be sure, many of my Muslim friends long for Western-style democracy and freedom. But they are always thwarted (and always will be) by the majority view. That is why even those friends of mine would admit that democracy is incompatible with Islamic ideology.
Knowledgeable people will agree that democracy and freedom is a delicate rose that was planted in the soil of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation turned the people of the dark ages back to the Bible, with its deeply-rooted respect for the individual. FULL POST
Posted 5/17/13 at 9:14 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
Abortion activists love their folklore. Women. Hangers. Millions of deaths. None of it’s true, but it sure sounds scary in a sound bite. Planned Parenthood’s own Medical Director, Dr. Mary Calderone, in a 1959 article decrying the lack of social acceptance of abortion declared: “Abortion is no longer a dangerous procedure…90% of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians. Many of these physicians are in good standing in their communities.” FULL POST
Posted 5/16/13 at 10:59 PM | Barry Bowen
According to the London Telegraph newspaper,
Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.
He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.
I disagree with the pope and would like to explain why but first I want to explain what the words "free market" mean because the pope criticized "free market capitalism."
Investopedia provides 3 definitions for free market:
A market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. A completely free market is an idealized form of a market economy where buyers and sellers are allowed to transact freely (i.e. buy/sell/trade) based on a mutual agreement on price without state intervention in the form of taxes, subsidies or regulation.
In financial markets, free market stocks are securities that are widely traded and whose prices are not affected by availability. FULL POST
Posted 5/16/13 at 7:16 PM | Alliance Defending Freedom
I’m thinking of getting my nails done this weekend. And I know that when I walk in, I will not be confronted with blood, urine, feces, and flea-infested animals.
What makes me so confident that I won’t get a disease from the beauty parlor?
As the Kermit Gosnell Grand Jury reported, “even nail salons…are monitored more closely for client safety” than abortion businesses.
When states do finally start to inspect abortionists, they find horrors like those in Gosnell’s operation. He was no back-alley abortionist wielding a coat hanger; he murdered living, breathing babies and women out in the open, and stored their bodies in jars, milk jugs, and cat food containers. He never bothered to hire licensed medical staff, relying instead on his beautician wife. His instruments were rusty and broken, and his hallways were so narrow that EMTs couldn’t get through to save his victims. FULL POST
Posted 5/16/13 at 2:00 PM | Prayer Concerns
Yesterday a tornado struck Granbury, Texas, a town of about 8,000. According to Reuters, the local police department spokesperson Tye Bell reported "six people were dead, seven missing and at least 45 injured."
Anita Foster tweeted that 42 people "stayed in the #redcross shelter in Granbury, TX last night."
The Dallas-Fort Worth Red Cross tweeted that is collecting donations.
Prayer List FULL POST
Posted 5/15/13 at 6:13 PM | Christian Post Guest Voices |
By Wade Burleson
Patrick Henry once said, "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." Our Founding Fathers understood that a free country has a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Countries without freedom have governments over and separate from the people. This is why Thomas Jefferson once wrote "What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?"
Recently, the government of the United States has admitted targeting certain political groups for IRS audits. Franklin Graham has written a poignant letter to President Obama asking why the Billy Graham Association was targeted. It seems that the United States government is acting like a bully, infringing on personal freedoms, micro-managing small business affairs, putting millions on government payrolls, burdening future generations with debt by borrowing more than half it spends, and acting as if the government is the final authority on all matters, including those moral and spiritual. FULL POST
Posted 5/15/13 at 11:45 AM | American Life League
Paul E. Rondeau
It’s tiny and seemingly innocuous, but what are the real effects of that small pill that millions of women ingest on a daily basis?
Angelina Jolie, in a New York Times op-ed, revealed that she has the mutated BRCA1 (pronounced brak-uh) gene, a condition that gave her an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Jolie, whose mother died from the disease, decided to undergo a preventative double mastectomy in February: “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
She closed her piece with this statement: “I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer.”
Although Jolie was referring to the estimated five percent of women who also carry the defective BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, 12 million women in America live under the shadow of cancer that neither media nor the medical community wants to talk about—the proven link between breast cancer and contraceptive pills.
Florence Williams at Slate reported in 2010, “Last summer, in a study of more than 50,000 African American women, Boston University epidemiologist Lynn Rosenberg found a 65 percent increase in a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer among those who had ever taken the birth control pill. The risk doubles for those who had used the contraceptive within the past five years and had taken it for longer than 10 years.” FULL POST
Posted 5/14/13 at 7:36 PM | Alliance Defending Freedom
There was blood on the beds, floors, and charts, and aborted babies’ bodies were stored in jars, cat food containers, and a cherry limeade bottle as a kind of macabre trophy case. Gosnell used the same single-use-only supplies over and over, spreading STDs. Flea-infested cats roamed the building, which reeked of urine, death, and decay. FULL POST
Posted 5/14/13 at 12:27 PM | American Life League
By Judie Brown
Throughout history, during scandals and difficult times, men have stood up for what is right and for what should happen according to God’s will and the natural law. Today is no different, though we do not see this heroism as often as we should. Yet, in recent days, we have seen wonderful examples of this. Read today’s commentary for some inspirational stories.
The past few days have revealed an emerging trend which should be heartening to faithful Catholics who have for so long yearned for good news.
In Boston, a scandal erupted when Boston College extended an invitation to the pro-abortion prime minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny. Students for Life launched the “Not at BC” campaign, stating, “For any college to honor the man who would usher in the mass death of Irish preborn children is simply unconscionable!” FULL POST
Posted 5/14/13 at 7:38 AM | Michael Bresciani
As a young man one of my first pastors advised me to “preach the gospel as a dying man to dying men.” I have ever done that and I have since been approached very closely by death on a few occasions. My age alone urges me to take his admonition more seriously today than any other time in my entire life.
I have learned to rely completely on God’s word (the Bible) as my source and although I have had plenty of what may be called extra biblical revelation none has ever conflicted with his revealed word. It would have been rejected out of hand if it had.
In a recent Facebook comment someone asked me if I really believed I could speak for God, to which I replied with a simple – yes. I added that anyone who simply represents the gospel to others has the “spirit of prophecy,” (Rev 19: 10) although being called to the office of a prophet (1Co 12: 28) is of a much higher nature, essentially both derive from the same source. FULL POST