Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

February 5 The Slave Market of Sin

Scripture Reading: John 8:30–36

Key Verse: Galatians 5:13

You, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Popular author Neil Anderson tells of a time when he was talking to a group about living a bondage-free life. One man spoke up and told how he had enjoyed a certain activity most of his life without feeling a trace of bondage to it.

“I paused for a second,” said Anderson, “then I said, ‘Well, congratulations, but can you stop?’

“I didn’t hear another remark from him again until the end of the class when everybody left. He came up and said, ‘So why would I want to stop?’

“I said, ‘That’s not what I asked; I asked if you could stop. What you think is freedom really isn’t freedom at all. It’s bondage.’

“Anybody who acts as his own God is in bondage to his sinful nature. We were sold into the slave market of sin. Jesus purchased us from the kingdom of darkness and saved us from ourselves. We are not our own; we were bought at a very high price, the precious blood of Christ. We are no longer slaves to sin but servants to Christ.”

Many of us can relate to this story. Maybe your sin is gossiping. Or perhaps you have a difficult time telling the truth. You want people to think well of you, so you create stories that portray you in a heroic light.

Whatever the weakness, God can set you free. Ask Him to expose any sin in your life. Can you or are you willing to give it up in order to live free?

Lord, I want to live free! Take every bondage. Cleanse every sin. Expose every area of my life that needs change. I am willing to give up everything in order to live free.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 38). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Healing from theological abuse.

Costi Hinn, nephew of Benny Hinn, is the Executive Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA and a Teaching Fellow for Reformanda Ministries. Due to his background and expertise, he educates churches and organizations around the world on strategies for dealing with the prosperity gospel. He is co-author of “Defining Deception” and his work has been featured on CNN, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications. He resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and three children.

“What can I do to heal and move on from the abusive theology and actions I have been a part of? What do you think my next step is? How to I get over this? How do I get stable after being so confused?”

In the following article Costi Hinn shares godly counsel on how to heal from theological abuse.

Costi writes:

It’s not uncommon for me to receive communication from people…

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Four Things Christians Should Understand About Islam | The Stream

A veteran shares what he learned while building relationships and having spiritual conversations with Muslims in Iraq.

When engaging Muslims, we must acknowledge that they have existed under a different narrative than we have; a narrative that often counters our own understanding of history, religion, and politics.

Politically motivated narratives make Islam a challenge to decipher. Further complicating our understanding are the myriad of well-meaning opinions, various Islamic sects, and numerous scholars who all proclaim their own opinions on what is the truth. Here are four fundamental aspects of Islam that everyone should understand — not from a scholar, but from a layman who has spent years of his daily life learning to know Muslims.

1. Isaac and Ishmael

A fundamental backdrop of my book series “The Conquests of Brokk,” is this question: Who is Isaac, who is Ishmael, and which one of them is the son of promise?

As a scout platoon leader in Iraq, I have made many dear friends. The Iraqi people are warm and generous. While on a security patrol, one local leader invited my platoon in to eat with him. We accepted, of course, and our conversation quickly turned to family, customs and traditions. Shia Iraqis were preparing to celebrate the holiday Eid, and this became my first introduction to the nuanced differences between Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

The Iraqi people are warm and generous. While on a security patrol, one local leader invited my platoon in to eat with him.

Eid honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show his faith to God. You read that right — Ishmael. What flows from the Muslims’ belief that Ismael was the son of promise is a cascade of robbed opportunities for the sons of Ishmael. Like Jacob and Esau, this can easily be interpreted as a tale of deceit. Who deserves the Holy Land? Who was the son of promise? Whose decedents are the chosen ones of God? In Islam, it is not Isaac, but Ishmael.

2. Jesus is revered, but not as Christ.

Prophet, Priest and King. These are the three offices that Christians believe Jesus of Nazareth holds. As Prophet, he reiterates God’s truth and proclaimed His future death on the cross. As Priest, he serves as our great High Priest, always interceding for his people to the Father. As King, Jesus rules over our universe.

Beware of confusion when witnessing to a Muslim about Jesus. They’ll likely tell you that you worship the same God or that they believe in Isa (Jesus) too. It might even get downright confusing because they won’t shy away from agreeing with you about Jesus. In fact, many will follow up His name with the same expression they provide their holy prophet — they will say “Isa, peace be upon him.”

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It’s true that they do believe in Jesus, but not as Priest or King. They believe in Jesus as a great prophet, but not as God or creator. And they certainly don’t believe He is the propitiation for our sins. Who Jesus is becomes the most important question in the world. We must clearly distinguish this simple truth before we can go anywhere else in the conversation.

3. Jihad

This is the source of much debate. Was Jihad to be an internal spiritual struggle? Is it an external struggle against non-believers? The truth is that, at different times, Jihad represents both struggles (Q 16:125, Q 22:39, Q 9:5, Q 9:29). There is no doubt that the Prophet Mohammed practiced warfare against non-believers and that throughout the history of Islam, Jihad as warfare has been waged at times. The question for Christians is: what should we do about it? I suggest two courses of action.

First, Christians are called to go out and make disciples. In this way, Islam and Christianity have equal and competing goals — regardless of the aims of achieving them. The necessary outcome of this realization is that both religions pose spiritual and, sometimes, physical threats to each other.

Second, we must acknowledge that the Bible tells Christians not to fear anyone who can destroy the body but not destroy the soul, instead, “be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Throughout history, Christians have been persecuted for sharing the gospel. Our call, however, remains unchanged. We must share the gospel fearlessly, pray for our enemies, and submit to God’s sovereignty in our lives when trials knock at the door.

4. Muslims suffer much.

I’m not saying that Christians aren’t targeted or don’t suffer too. They are and do. And there are certainly better policies and security measures that could be implemented to reduce terror in the majority of Muslim countries. But Christians are called to love, and not just love, but to have a “perfect love that casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). This is the type of love that God has for His people and the type of love His people should have for both the saved and the unsaved.

We must avoid the hostile political climate and acknowledge that when a bomb goes off in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Syria, Muslim families are also at risk of being hurt or killed. We should acknowledge that Muslim children are casualties and that Muslim parents are grieving. We must have compassion on and love for our neighbors.

If we allow fear to drive policies that cause Christians to avoid engaging Muslims (or the rest of the world) in honest debate about their souls, then we need only a mirror to reflect on our own relationship with the sovereign God of the universe.

Islam is a complicated religion that can be interpreted in many ways. But Christians must first understand our own responsibilities to our own God before we attempt to interpret another’s. When engaging Muslims, we must acknowledge that they have existed under a different narrative than we have; a narrative that often counters our own understanding of history, religion, and politics. We also must have compassion on these people and never give over to a fear that prevents us from proclaiming the gospel.

Thane Keller has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and is the author of the science fiction thrillers “Fractal Space,” “Rogue Fleet,” and “Doomsayer.” He writes realistic military fiction that borders the fantastical. Visit him at thanekeller.com and engage with him on Twitter @ThaneKeller.

Source: Four Things Christians Should Understand About Islam

Pope Acknowledges Priests Have Sexually Abused Nuns — National Review

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. (Tony Gentile/REUTERS)

Pope Francis acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns and several of those clergy have been suspended.

Some clergy have abused nuns to the point of “sexual slavery,” the pope said, adding that the Church is addressing the problem and “for some time we’ve been working on it.”

“It’s not that everyone does this, but there have been priests and bishops who have,” the pope said. “And I think that it’s continuing because it’s not like once you realize it that it stops. It continues.”

Pope Benedict XVI shut down a congregation of nuns in France “because a certain slavery of women had crept in, slavery to the point of sexual slavery on the part of clergy or the founder,” Francis revealed, adding that some priests have been suspended for their abuse of religious sisters.

“There are cases, usually in new congregations and in some regions more than others,” he said, explaining that the Church still deals with the issue on a case-by-case basis.

“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it’s a path that we have already begun,” Francis told reporters.

Francis added that it is also a general “cultural problem” that women are treated like “second-class citizens.”

“I dare say that humanity hasn’t matured,” the pope said.

“We condemn those who support the culture of silence and secrecy, often under the guise of ‘protection’ of an institution’s reputation or naming it ‘part of one’s culture,’” the International Union of Superiors General, which represents all superiors general of institutes of Catholic women religious, said in a November statement. “We advocate for transparent civil and criminal reporting of abuse.”

The women’s magazine of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Women Church World, reported that nuns have kept silent about their abuse by priests for years in fear of retaliation and have even been forced to abort the babies they conceived by priests.

Abuse of nuns by clergy has been reported in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and India. Since the #MeToo movement, more sisters have felt empowered to report their experiences.

via Pope Acknowledges Priests Have Sexually Abused Nuns — National Review

Mid-Day Snapshot · Feb. 5, 2019

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SOTU: 2019 Preview and 2018 Review

The show will go on tonight, but how about a look back at last year’s achievements?

VA Gov. & Lt. Gov. Caught in Their Own Demo Trap

Northam’s racist past and Fairfax’s sexual-assault allegation put Democrats in a political bind.

Ambitious Booker Brings Spartacus Zeal to 2020 Race

He’s a showman who’s long had his eye on the next higher office. He’ll fit right in the field.

China Got the Geopolitical Shaft With a Big Discovery

The motherlode of rare-earth metals has been found on an island under Japanese control.

Homosexuals Reject ‘Transgender’ Claim

Andrew Sullivan points out how “transgenderism” destroys the concept of gender distinctions.

Good Samaritan With Gun Stops Road-Rage Incident

Dangerous incident with man clinging to hood of car driving at 70 MPH is brought to a peaceful end.

Video: The Truth About Nick Sandmann in 15 Minutes

The media, politicians, church officials, commentators, and celebrities rushed to judgment.

Video: Why You Can’t Argue With a Leftist

When two people share the same goals, they can disagree and still have a productive discussion.

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Cal Thomas
Slaughter of the Innocents Reaches New Depths
Dennis Prager
Moore, Kavanaugh, Northam: The Left’s Assault on Repentance
Rich Lowry
An Irrational Political Culture, About to Get More So
James Shott
Democrats’ Move Toward Socialism Isn’t Sitting Well With Their Base
Stephen Moore
Donald Trump’s Monetary Vindication
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Tuesday Top Headline Summary

SOTU immigration split, Trump inaugural subpoena, little trust in government, judicial activism, infanticide ban quashed, and more.

Tuesday Short Cuts

Non Compos Mentis: “Now Brewed With Wind Power.” —Budweiser’s claim in a Super Bowl ad

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“American Gospel: Christ Alone, Film Review” by Reagan Rose | The Master’s Seminary Blog

In American Gospel: Christ Alone, we are treated to the melding of excellence in craft with excellence in content. It tackles false gospels in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner which makes it a must-watch for believers who love the true gospel.

I vividly remember the first time I heard someone use “abominate” as a verb. It was John Piper and he was talking about the prosperity gospel.

In the U.S. there has arisen a particularly virulent form of false teaching—a gospel which promises cash and comfort to Christ’s followers, and in so doing bilks the poor, the needy, and the ill. It’s a gospel which elevates man and deposes God. The film American Gospel: Christ Alone by Transition Studios tackles this teaching, along with several other false gospels, in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner.

One of the great blessings to the church recently has been the emergence of quality Christian documentary filmmaking. We’ve been blessed by the fruits of the creative labors of folks like Media Gratiae and Stephen McCaskell. The work of Brandon Kimber and his Transition Studios adds to that growing library of excellent films which are educational, entertaining, and edifying. In American Gospel: Christ Alone, we are treated to the melding of excellence in craft with excellence in content.

I want to share five features of American Gospel which set it apart and make it a must-watch for believers who love the precious truths of the gospel.

An Admirable Craftsmanship

This film would be laudable even if we set aside the content and just looked at it purely as a specimen of documentary filmmaking. The story is composed of interviews, archival footage, and animated graphics. And if viewers aren’t paying attention, they may not even notice that this film has no narrator stringing that content together. This is an impressive feat. But Kimber pulls it off to great effect. The craftsmanship of this documentary speaks to Kimber’s talent as a filmmaker and story-teller.

I can’t tell you what joy that brings to me. The lack of quality Christian media has long been a gaping hole in the efforts of the true church. Just this past weekend the so-called church of Scientology spent millions to air a well-produced, high-quality recruitment ad to millions of souls around the world. Yet, so much of Christian film making is shoe-string budget hack jobs with poor acting, atrocious scripts, and if we’re lucky the films will at least not say something heretical. The best we can usually hope for is a moralistic plot. Ironically, hoping for gospel truth in a well-made Christian film is usually a pipe-dream.

What is truly encouraging about this film from an artistic standpoint, therefore, is that such skilled film making is used in service of even more admirable content.

A Striking Depth

I was impressed by the theological depth of American Gospel. Even as it took aim at the worst of the worst in the health and wealth movement, Roman Catholicism, and other sub-gospels, it didn’t take the low road of mere mockery.

A film like this could have surrendered itself to easy potshots at heretical crackpots. It’s a sad feature of so many believers, who are otherwise sound theologically, that they often simply mock false teaching. Though it’s easy to laugh off the clownish Osteens of the world with their Cheshire grin, awe-shucks platitudes, and brazen money-grabs, the truth is millions are deceived by these people. And they will not be shaken from those philosophical bonds just because some Reformed guy jeered at them.

No, American Gospel takes the high road and thoughtfully, carefully tears down every philosophy that raises itself up against the knowledge of God. This film isn’t a takedown of false gospels, it’s a dissection. There is a theological depth to this film that speaks to the theological acumen of its creator and his interviewees.

It’s a great cast of people who make up the interviews, too, by the way. The film features voices like Ray Comfort, Mark Dever, Costi Hinn, Paul Washer, Michael Horton, and our own Steven J. Lawson and John MacArthur. Additionally, there are interviews with many people who were saved out false movements to a living hope by the true gospel.

The interviewees don’t waterski over theology, they take a deep dive. You’ll find more open Bibles than mere opinions here. There are discussions of subjects like the theology of trichotomy—the teaching that man is made up of body, soul, and spirit. And they show how this belief actually stands stands behind the “little god” theology of the worst corners of the self-exalting health & wealth movement.

They point out how that old heresy of Gnosticism is expressed through the law of attraction, “the Secret,” and from the pulpits and the books of prosperity charlatans. At one point R. Scott Clark wryly remarks, “If your teaching is being promoted by Oprah, that might raise some warning flags.”

They also spend time talking about exaggerated views of kenosis (that Christ actually emptied himself of deity), the doctrine that Jesus performed His works as a born again Christian and not as God, and that convenient huckster’s trick of claiming that if you speak against the “man of God” you will be cursed. The film doesn’t just say these things are bad teachings, it explains why from the Scriptures.

In fact, it is so biblical and kind in presentation, that I found myself thinking of people I know who believe some of these things with whom I’d like to watch this film. You could watch it with someone who entertains some of these beliefs without immediately making them feel attacked or putting them on the defensive.

In the film, Sean Demars, states it plainly, “Bad theology hurts people.” And that’s really what this film is about. It exposes the false gospels of the American church with particular attention given to the massively influential movement often called the prosperity gospel—a false gospel homegrown in the United States of America which is now being exported all over the world.

A Damning Indictment

At the Strange Fire conference in 2013, hosted right here on the campus of Grace Community Church and The Master’s Seminary, Conrad Mbewe begged the American church to stop exporting the false gospel of the prosperity movement to Africa. In the film, Justin Peters echoes this sentiment when he sadly notes that most of the so-called “Christian world” is characterized by the false gospel Americans spread. It’s a damning indictment.

Missionaries from these false movements are going to the world and replicating a message of false hope, twisting God’s Word to turn men away from eternal hope. Paul Washer says it well, “It is a pain to know that people do not know Jesus. It is a greater pain to know that often times Jesus and Christianity is being distorted.”

This is precisely the sort of thing John MacArthur, president of The Master’s Seminary, who makes an appearance in this film, has stood against for decades. This is no minor deviation, no principle of only secondary importance which needlessly divides us from otherwise sound brothers in Christ—this is a different gospel entirely. And if the true church will not stand up against this abomination, who will?

As I watched, I found myself convicted for the times when I have simply laughed at internet memes as though no serious person could possibly fall for the message of these frauds. The truth is, the people who are being caught up in these false teachings are the most vulnerable among us. It is the suffering and the down-trodden, desperate for hope, who are most often caught in the net of a message which promises healing and financial safety.

An Unexpected Balm

Another feature that struck me about American Gospel was the interviews with precious suffering saints. I was frequently brought to tears by people struggling under illness who sought hope in the prosperity gospel, but after coming up empty-handed, finally found true and lasting peace in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They no longer sought for God to change their circumstances but accepted that God was using their circumstances to change them.

I think suffering Christians will discover an unexpected balm in this film as they are reminded of the true hope provided in Christ Jesus, a hope which transcends suffering, sanctifies us, and increases our dependence on the Master. True and lasting joy cannot be found in the short-sighted hope of mere physical comfort. It is found in the fount of all blessing Himself, and in the trust that He is a faithful and loving God who does not cause suffering to His creatures without a loving purpose.

A Clear Gospel Message

But what stood out most to me in this documentary was the juxtaposition of truth and falsehood. Like a sparkling diamond against a black velvet backdrop, the gospel shimmers in all its glory when set against the vapid, self-serving, abominable putrescence of the false gospels presented in this film.

May the Lord use this film to open the eyes of many to the insidious wickedness of false gospels, and more importantly, to the truth of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, for His glory and for their eternal joy. And may it be a reminder to believers of the wonderful gift we have in the gospel. May it cause us to praise God with renewed thankfulness for opening our eyes to the truth.

You can rent American Gospel: Christ Alone on iTunes, Vimeo, and Amazon now.

Reagan Rose is the Digital Platforms Supervisor at Grace to You. He is also the author of Redeeming Productivity, a blog about how Christians should approach getting things done. Reagan earned his Master of Divinity from TMS in 2017.

Source: American Gospel: Christ Alone, Film Review

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Navigators Welcomes 2019 With Their Contemplative Trend By Promoting Jesuit Prayer Practice — Lighthouse Trails Inc

Navigators is a Christian organization, founded in 1933 by a young man named Dawson Trotman, that eventually became a household name in the evangelical church.* The Navigators motto is, “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known.” However, Navigators and its publishing arm NavPress have been on a contemplative trend for over 15 years, and in the January 2019 issue of the Navigator’s newsletter, “Worldwide,” it is evident that the stakes have become much higher.

Navigators History of Promoting Contemplative Prayer

In 2005, Lighthouse Trails posted a news brief titled, “NavPress – Whatever Happened to Navigators?” that stated, “Today, NavPress has become a leading publisher for contemplative spirituality books.” Some of the authors NavPress publishes include Brennan Manning, Jan Johnson, Dallas Willard, Henri Nouwen, and Bruce Demerest. NavPress is also publishing Eugene Peterson’s The Message (which is a key product for NavPress).

Read more: Navigators Welcomes 2019 With Their Contemplative Trend By Promoting Jesuit Prayer Practice — Lighthouse Trails Inc

Alerts About False Teachers and False Teachings — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

A review of an interview with William Lane Craig demonstrates problems with the theology of some who are acclaimed as top-notch apologists. I, personally, would never point anyone to Craig for defending the faith.
James MacDonald escapes the consequences of his actions!  The leaders of Harvest are not acting biblically. MacDonald should never again exercise any leadership roles in the church.
Another false teacher/heretic seem to be born every minute.  Kevin Zadai is a new one on me!
Another example proving the Pope does not represent ChristAnd another one: he is promoting violation of laws. Do we really need more proof that the Pope is not a Christian?
The Gospel Coalition has continued their slide into apostasy, and now they are assisting the forcing of children to not have two parents.
Black Hebrew Israelites — a dangerous, racist cult.
Russell Moore has gone beyond the pale, and has been promoting apostasy and learning from false teachers.
Todd White has proven he isn’t a Christian, but a tool of Satan.
Proof that Hillsong is an heretical organization.
Mark Driscoll is still a dangerous wolf.
Andrew Wommack — beware that he is just another vicious wolf.
Do not trust the teachings of David Barton.
A Bit of Humor
A funny way to make a very good point about “worship” music.

via Alerts About False Teachers and False Teachings — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

RenewAmerica Newsletter for February 5, 2019

February 5, 2019
CLIFF KINCAID — All freedom-loving people support the overthrow of the tyrannical socialist Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela. But President Trump’s replacement, Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido, is also a socialist. His Popular Will party is a “progressive” party and a member of the Socialist International…. (more)

February 4, 2019
SELWYN DUKE — It’s certainly a sign of the times that Governor Ralph Northam’s resignation has been demanded not because of an apparent endorsement of infanticide, but because of a 1984 yearbook photo. Yet another sign is how, while Virginia’s Northam is condemned for having appeared in blackface or a KKK costume, another man is being honored despite having actually appeared before a KKK rally and preaching strict racial separation…. (more)

February 4, 2019
AMY CONTRADA — A depraved sadomasochist (BDSM) orgy is set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio the last weekend in April 2019. The “Cleveland Annual Leather Weekend” (CLAW) has been taking over upscale hotels for years now with no interference. It is time to interfere and STOP this outrage. Hotels booked this year by CLAW are the downtown Cleveland Westin, Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Aloft…. (more)

February 4, 2019
NEIL BRIAN GOLDBERG — Many years ago, I had success in the music industry. My songs were being heard all over the world, but I was never happy. I was a very troubled and afflicted young man. After much “self-improvement”‘ work, great progress was made, but still, I had not changed. Finally, I heard about “Emotional Trauma Release,” a technique where one talks about their feelings lying on their backs in the presence of a facilitator, who keeps pointing you back to your feelings. “How does that make you feel?”… (more)

February 4, 2019
WALL STREET JOURNAL — President Trump in Tuesday’s State of the Union is expected to issue a plea for national unity at a moment of deep partisan divisions, with the Democratic-controlled House and the White House at an impasse over spending priorities while Mr. Trump threatens to do an end-run around both chambers of Congress to pay for a wall on the southern U.S. border…. (more)

February 4, 2019
“If Gladys Knight wanted to come back out for halftime, I would not be mad.”
COUNTRY LIVING — Sure, Tom Brady secured a record sixth Super Bowl ring on Sunday – -but the New England Patriots weren’t the only big winners of the night. Before kickoff, Gladys Knight took the turf for an incredible rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Clad in a crystal-embellished white gown and sparkling booties, the 74-year-old performed a soulful version of the national anthem that received rave reviews from the Atlanta crowd and beyond…. (more)

February 4, 2019
CHUCK NORRIS — Whether or not you’re a part of the declining viewership of the NFL, there’s a ray of light worth noting in professional football and in particular this year’s Super Bowl. We sometimes forget as debates about kneeling during the national anthem rage on, there are a host of real and inspirational American patriots who are at the heart of every NFL team. I’d like to highlight a few football warriors who stand out not only for their athletic abilities on the field but their perseverant strategies in life. They share a part of a new video just out for the 2019 Super Bowl…. (more)

February 4, 2019
DAILY CALLER — Democratic Washington Sen. Patty Murray moved to block a measure Monday that would have outlawed infanticide. The bill, presented by Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, was titled the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and would have offered medical care and legal protections to infants who survived attempted abortions…. (more)

February 4, 2019
You’ll never guess why you may likely never see movie again on TV
WORLDNETDAILY — You may never see the 1964 film “Mary Poppins” on television again – – now that the New York Times has labeled it racist. In a piece for the paper by Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, criticizes one of the film’s iconic moments, when Mary Poppins joins Dick Van Dyke’s Bert to dance on a rooftop for the classic song “Step in Time.”… (more)

February 4, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Border residents in New Mexico say they are hesitant to report suspicious immigration activity to local and federal law enforcement because they fear the Mexican cartels moving drugs or people into the U.S. will retaliate against them…. (more)

February 4, 2019
JOE KOVACS — Some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party ganged up Sunday on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a fellow Democrat, urging him to resign his position in the wake of controversy over a 1984 yearbook photo featuring a man in blackface and another dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman…. (more)

February 3, 2019
NEWSMAX — Less than 24 hours following the spectacular revelation that Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam had a medical school yearbook page featuring himself in blackface or a Ku Klux Klan hood, sources in Richmond told Newsmax the embattled governor would resign over the weekend…. (more)

February 3, 2019
REUTERS — A high-ranking Venezuelan air force general said he had disavowed President Nicolas Maduro and now recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim head-of-state, according to a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday…. (more)

February 3, 2019
NEWSMAX — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed early parliamentary elections on Saturday, seeking to shore up his crumbling rule after a senior general defected to the opposition and tens of thousands thronged the streets in protest at his government…. (more)

February 3, 2019
NEWSMAX — The top American diplomat said the United States has formally suspended its obligations under a Cold War-arms treaty with Russia. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday the Trump administration has acted after what he calls “Russia’s material breach” of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and its failure to come into compliance in the two months since Washington gave notice of its intent to withdraw from the pact…. (more)

February 2, 2019
ABC8 — A photo released on Friday afternoon of Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School shows two men, one in blackface and another in a KKK robe…. (more)

February 2, 2019
NEWSMAX — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a photograph on his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing two people at a party in racist garb, one smiling and in blackface and standing next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan costume…. (more)

January 31, 2019
JERRY NEWCOMBE — We live in a time when tolerance is just a one-way street. Those who clamor loudest for tolerance are the most intolerant people around if they are offended – – which happens often these days. To wit, the recent story involving the Covington kids…. (more)

January 31, 2019
BRYAN FISCHER — The Democrat Party, fresh off electoral victories last fall, is flexing its muscles on behalf of sheer, unadulterated brutality, cruelty, and savagery…. (more)

January 31, 2019
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D.) commented Wednesday about a controversial 40-week abortion bill and in so doing said the law allows an abortion to take place after the infant’s birth. “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said, alluding to the physician and mother discussing whether the born infant should live or die…. (more)

January 31, 2019
‘Health care provider’ killed record number of babies
WORLDNETDAILY — Planned Parenthood long has marketed itself as a “health-care” provider for women, downplaying abortion, but its own annual report documents hundreds of thousands of unborn babies killed. And its president, Leana Wen, recent affirmed the organization’s “core mission.”… (more)

January 31, 2019
NEWSMAX — Vice President Mike Pence plans to head to Miami on Friday, home to the country’s largest community of Venezuelan exiles, to rally support for the opposition ahead of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro, a White House official said…. (more)

January 31, 2019
BREITBART — There are three migrant caravans headed to the United States’ southern border with Mexico, according to top Pentagon official John Rood. Rood testified to the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that one of the caravans contains over 12,000 migrants…. (more)

January 30, 2019
NEWSMAX — Regardless of warnings from conservative Republicans about the dangers of declaring a state of emergency, President Donald Trump would do just that on Feb. 15 if Congress fails to appropriate money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House tells Newsmax…. (more)

January 30, 2019
House speaker ‘traitor’ beholden to illegal aliens
WORLDNETDAILY — Amid all the talk about impeaching President Trump, more than 100,000 people have signed a White House “We the People” petition calling for the impeachment of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of treason…. (more)