Watch those leopards – they don’t change their spots

By Jim Fletcher Donald Trump’s election as president caught progressive elites off-guard. Those people don’t live in the real world. Or, at least they don’t live between western Virginia and Nevada. Sadly, as progressives have infiltrated every segment of American society – including and especially the evangelical community – we are witnessing the weakening of our religious communities, which now aid and abet the political left. One such evangelical leader is Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Trump’s election no doubt stunned Moore, who spent 2016 bashing the New York real estate developer and political novice. Moore himself is anything but a political novice, having worked as a young staffer for a Mississippi congressman back in the day. In fact, Moore’s perch at the ERLC is the perfect cover for a political operative intent on helping America continue her leftward drift. Trump, though, put some brakes on that. Moore’s loathing of Trump (and his supporters, scores of whom pay Moore’s salary) had some unintended consequences when Hillary Clinton lost. Moore, like all arrogant elites, never thought anyone would be president in 2017 but the progressive radical Clinton. All of a sudden, Moore’s ...

Enough about rights. What about responsibilities?

By Bill Federer U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled “A Man Called Peter” about the life of U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, born May 27, 1902. At the age of 25, Peter Marshall emigrated from Scotland, arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in 1927. Members of his Sunday School class paid his way to seminary in Atlanta, where he graduated in 1931. Rev. Peter Marshall pastored a small church in Covington, Georgia, then preached at Atlanta’s Westminster Presbyterian Church. There he met Catherine Wood, a student at Agnes Scott College, and they married. Catherine Marshall’s book on Peter’s life, “A Man Called Peter,” was turned into the movie. Her novel, “Christy,” was made into a CBS television series. In 1937, at the age of 35, Peter Marshall became pastor of Washington, D.C.’s prestigious New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, whose ministers spoke to presidents, Cabinet members, and Supreme Court justices. Rev. Peter Marshall became a U.S. citizen in 1938. He was asked to preach the Christmas Sermon to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family. After World War II ended and as the Korean War began, the U.S. Senate appointed Peter Marshall to ...

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security adviser, dies at 89

By -NO AUTHOR- (New York Daily News) Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser during the Carter administration who played a major role in the Iran hostage situation, died Friday. He was 89. Mika Brzezinski, his daughter and a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” confirmed his death in an Instagram post. The Polish-born Brzezinski was national security adviser during Carter’s four years in office, and was a foreign policy powerhouse both before and after his White House stint from 1977 to 1981. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

Report: Kushner pitched secret Kremlin communication channel

By -NO AUTHOR- (Fox News) Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, was seeking a private communications channel with the Kremlin, according to a new report in The Washington Post. Kushner and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington, spoke of the possibility of coordinating a secret and secure communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin, U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports told The Post. At the same time, a new Reuters report stated that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November 2016. Seven current and former U.S. officials confirmed the information with Reuters. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

Judge protecting sanctuary cities using same trick to stop travel ban

By Garth Kant Central American migrants ride trains through Mexico to the United States WASHINGTON – Federal judges are using the same argument to protect sanctuary cites as they used to stop the president’s travel ban, according to an administration source familiar with the case. The administration source told WND on Friday that, in both instances, the rulings were clear examples of judges making erroneous legal decisions by taking into account public statements to determine the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive orders. Federal Judge William Orrick cited public comments rather than sticking to the text of the law when he temporarily blocked an executive order to withhold funds for cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. Federal Judge William Orrick “If there was doubt about the scope of the order, the president and attorney general have erased it with their public comments,” the San Francisco-based judge wrote in his April 25 ruling. Appointed to the Northern District of California court in 2013 by former President Obama, Orrick is the same federal judge who, on Friday, ordered YouTube to remove a video showing Planned Parenthood officials making gruesome comments about abortions, including dismemberment and beheadings of fetuses. What ...

Overcoming the insurmountable

By Greg Laurie Have you ever faced what seemed like an insurmountable obstacle, something so big and so overwhelming that you wished you could just turn and run away? If so, then you have a general idea of how the nation of Israel felt as they stood before the massive, ancient city of Jericho, the city God said they were supposed to conquer. His battle plan was one of the most unorthodox ever envisioned in human history: They were to march around the city for six days. Then on the seventh day, they were to march around the city seven times, blow their trumpets and shout. It was a plan designed by God to show his power. The day of reckoning had come for Jericho. The inhabitants of the city were very wicked people, and history tells us they used their children as prostitutes for false gods, and they also sacrificed them on pagan altars. They were into every kind of idolatry, perversion and sin. And the evil had gone on for years and years and years. God had patiently endured the wickedness of the Canaanites from the time of Abraham to Moses, a period of 400 years. And then, ...

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

By -NO AUTHOR- (Reuters) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department. Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an Eid al-Fitr reception as part of Ramadan celebrations, said two U.S. officials who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

Suicide bomber’s sister: He did it out of ‘love for Islam’

By -NO AUTHOR- (London Telegraph) Salman Abedi launched his suicide attack out of ‘a love of Islam’ and in twisted revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, his sister has claimed. Jamona Abedi failed to condemn her brother’s murderous actions but instead claimed to offer an explanation for the atrocity, in which 22 innocent people, many of them children, were killed. Miss Abedi, who lives in the Libyan capital Tripoli, said her brother had become increasingly violent over the course of the past year, convinced that Muslims were under attack both in the UK and abroad. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

Judge orders protection scheme for abortionists

By Bob Unruh Error message for all of WND’s Planned Parenthood videos on Friday A federal judge in California, appointed under the pro-abortion agenda of Barack Obama and following those talking points in his decision-making, was infuriated that information in an undercover video revealed abortionists at the top level of the U.S. industry joking about “eyeballs in laps” and other horrific incidents, and has censored the media’s delivery of that information to the American public. The video appeared on Thursday, and included abortionists discussing, and chuckling among themselves, the hardships of their work. You know, the “heads that get stuck,” “eyeballs in laps” and paying customers who say they “want brain.” Judge William Orrick III late Thursday ordered the organization that has released more than a dozen undercover videos, all legally, revealing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade to remove the video. The order immediately rippled through the Web, imposing Orrick’s prior restraint decision on media outlets that also had posted the information. Although the video material comes from the Center for Medical Progress, it had originally been posted on the website of one of the attorneys defending the group’s leaders. Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the ...

Trump cites terror fight in Ramadan greeting

By -NO AUTHOR- (WASHINGTON TIMES) In another stark departure from his predecessor, President Trump used the words “terrorist” or “terrorism” three times Friday in a statement wishing Muslims a joyful Ramadan, a traditional month of fasting. “This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan,” Mr. Trump said. “Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology.” He was referring to terrorist attacks at a concert Monday in Manchester, England, and on Friday against Christians in Egypt. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...