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Do we “like” sin? — Reformed Perspective

Welcome to the Information Age. With apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we now have a window into the lives of our friends, family, acquaintances and even complete strangers.

Business owners can now Google prospective employees, parents can check Instagram to vet new friends of their children, and a woman can search Facebook about a potential boyfriend. We can track down long lost friends from high school and keep in touch with family around the world. The benefits are evident in our churches too, in how we can share information about prayer requests, children’s illnesses, bus routes being late, weather conditions, and new study groups.

Via these social media forums, users are connected together in an online virtual world where our interests and ideas can be shared at the speed of light to our online peers. We can share articles that we deem interesting or important, and we can take political stands on issues. With a click of the button, we can friend and follow almost anyone we want. We like or dislike our way through thousands of gigabytes of information, telling everyone our favorite TV shows, games, authors, preachers, speakers and much more.

But how does our online presence reflect our allegiance? Do our likes match up with God’s own?

Many brothers and sisters seem to disconnect the online version of themselves from the real (or maybe their social media presence is their true self?). Christians will watch horrific godless shows and discuss them and like them on Facebook. Some may share photos of themselves in provocative poses with minimal clothing, or share pictures of drunken partying. We’ll fight with others online, speaking wrathfully, and assume the worst of whomever we’re arguing with. Disputes with our consistory, or our spouse, will be aired publicly and captured for all eternity. We’ll speak derisively about our employers, or our minister, family members, or friends. Online Christians will use filthy language, or casually take God’s name in vain in ways that they would not in the offline world.

The Bible calls this disconnect an unstable “double-mindedness” (James 1:8, 22-25) – we are trying to be two people, each serving a different master (Matthew 6:24).

Not only are we responsible for how we present ourselves online, we’re responsible for what we like and follow. When we see pictures of brothers and sisters sinning and like them, when we click thumbs up to a godless show, or blasphemous musician do we understand what we are telling everyone? Though it may take little thought – just a quick click of the mouse and a friendly like or thumbs up – what we are saying is I agree, I like this, I love this, this is good. Though it seems harmless, this is encouragement. When I sin and someone says good job,they are enabling me. That is not love. That is sinful. It is wicked. We should not condone sin whether online or off. In fact, we should love one another enough to be willing to privately approach and hold our brothers and sisters accountable.

Maybe we think this a task better suited to elders. But not all consistory members are on these online forums. They don’t always know what is happening on Facebook or Instagram. And it is not their job to follow every one of us everywhere we go. As brothers and sisters in the Lord, we need to hold each other accountable out of love for each other (Eccl. 4:9-12). And we need to do so out of love for our Lord – the world will get their ideas of Who He is based in large part on how we, his ambassadors, act.

Finally, whether we sin in daily life or online, God sees. In a world of both hate and tolerance, filth and fanaticism, we need to be careful not only in how we behave online, but also in what we likeshare and post and therefore condone, as well.

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Will Evangelical Leaders Succeed in Selling Out the American Church?

( This article is as important today it it was when written in the Summer of last year as we move into the 2020 election cycle -More to come on this important subversive effort from article posted June 2018 )

President Barack Obama & SBC’s ERLC President Russell Moore

By Rev Thomas Littleton
June 21, 2018

Last April, a group of self-appointed, self-important Evangelicals met at Wheaton College for what some have called a “Trump Bashing” and to determine the future of the Church. The list of attendees was not made available to the Evangelical community, whose future they are deciding, however, one attendee seems to be the designated spokesman. Jim Wallis was in his college days an activist in the radical left Students for a Democratic Society. Wallis later became spiritual adviser to President Obama and served on the Advisory Council to Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Wallis’ lifelong political commitments are revelatory. Barack Obama was mentored by none other than William Ayers who was the leader of the 1970’s domestic terrorist Weather Underground, the revolutionary faction of the Students for a Democratic Society, which was discovered to be a Communist front by the FBI.

Hillary Clinton, Jim Wallis & Barack Obama

Following the Wheaton conference, Wallis wrote a revealing piece, which actually clarifies that the intended “bashing” was not for President Trump but for those Evangelicals who voted for him. Of the three main points discussed at the gathering, all three do mention Trump, but the problem as they see it are the Evangelicals who support or even voted for Trump. This political action, in their view, represented a “collective backsliding” (a term seldom used these days even by Baptists). Evangelicals have embarrassed us, they said, and are too dumb to know it. We owe “people of color” and the international community an apology and must explain ourselves. Because of Trump’s personal character flaws, we are then warned of the danger of “losing an entire generation of young people to the Christian Faith” and they, of course, have the statistics to prove it.

In fact, the use of the very word “Evangelical” continues to be called into question as the effort to further stigmatize it ramps up of late. At one time “Evangelical” described Christians who “evangelize” or share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost, however, we are now at the point where churches in the US and UK are abandoning evangelism altogether.

UK megachurch pastor: “You don’t have to evangelise anyone, just love accept and serve people. I didn’t build my church on evangelism (in fact I banned the word) but on love and service and we flourished.”

Jim Wallis: “The question this meeting is asking about the future of evangelicalism has been answered by the voices of color and women in this room (pointing to several of them). They are pointing us to the evangel, the good news Jesus said he would bring to the poor in his opening statement in Luke 4. That’s our future, let’s listen. As one of the white evangelical leaders in the Wheaton meeting had said to me before, ‘American evangelicalism is destroying the evangel.’ It is time for the evangel to turn white evangelicalism in America upside down.”

This Evangelical Monster Mash Began Years Ago

By 2014, Cultural Marxism was in full swing and, by 2016, was doing the full monty – flaunting its university erudition and cultural relevance in the Southern Baptist Convention and Presbyterian Church in America, both conservative denominations. Ed “numbers cruncher” Stetzer partnered with his “out” LGBTQ activist journalist friend, Jonathan Merritt, (and some companions) to discuss The Future of Evangelicalism on The Gospel Coalition blog. They assured us that, on cultural issues that face the Church – like where we stand on abortion, homosexuality and gay marriage – we were “like unbaked cookies that need to be placed back in the oven for 3-5 more years and then taken out to see where we are.” Well, it has been 3 1/2 to 4 years, so here we are looking at the cookies.

Assault on the Southern Baptist Convention

Stetzer and Merritt began their long-awaited cookie inspection by attacking one of the main ingredients in the SBC and Evangelicalism – the conservative movement and a leader of the conservative resurgence, Paige Patterson. Merritt called out Patterson on rather flimsy assertions for a MeToo moment, based on twisted narratives of pastoral counseling which Merritt, who is no position to call anyone out, sees as abusive. Stetzer joined the fray on the same day. Anyone who does not see the coordination is simply not looking. Merritt doubled down in The Atlantic, even though airing such grievances, if valid, in the secular press violates the Word of God (1 Cor. 6:1-7). Stetzer clearly received some feedback as he boasted and invited more “Hate Mail” following a shaming session of those in the SBC who dare to not agree with him and his “research.” What Christian leader likes to boast or joke about the amount of hate mail they receive? Perhaps the evil servant of Matt. 24:48-49 and Evangelical leaders who are paid to be nasty and abuse the body of Christ.

Of late, Russell Moore has chimed in on the MeToo allegations against the SBC conservatives by promoting his “Gospel Sexuality in a MeToo Culture” meetings at the upcoming conference in Dallas. Notably, young Merritt’s father is among the speakers.

So, what is this exhibition really about? Is it about the future of the Church? Well, in many ways, absolutely it is! But is the problem that Christians voted for and support the President? The professional shamers claim we are too political, but the fact is that we are too conservative for THEIR leftist political agenda. It simply cannot be allowed again for the Christian fold, in today’s culture shift, to break ranks with their valued leaders and vote en masse for someone they have not endorsed. In a nutshell, they view the Church as their property and this movement is nothing more than a long, forced march toward the progressive slave labor camps that others have been forced into for decades. Our leaders have also placed a for sale sign on the property THEY DO NOT OWN.

Assault AT the Southern Baptist Convention to Hide the LGBT+ Sell Out.

Making the Church fully LGBT-compliant appears to be a primary contingency for the sale property to the new progressive ownership and years of subtle efforts have gone into meeting that required “upgrade.” Now it appears the agents of change must finish the project and massive efforts to complete those renovations are underway. In early May, Gay Christian advocate for Tim Keller and Russell Moore and the combined efforts of TGC and ERLC, Sam Allberry, began promoting a radical LGBT+ Christian conference scheduled for July known as Revoice. This radical conference was heralded as the U.S. counterpart to Tim Keller’s upcoming London appearance at Allberry’s “Living Out” ministry to discuss “Identity in Christ” for Homosexuals. Allberry’s social media promo for Revoice boasted that it is “Promoting LGBT+ flourishing in historic Christian tradition.”

Revoice openly talks about Queer Christians, LGBT+ Christians, Sexual Minorities in the Church and in ministry; the churches becoming safe spaces for LGBT+ people, building allies for LGBT+ in the Church; and the virtues of Queer Theory, Queer Culture and Queer Literature that the Church has missed when tossing out its vices. Revoice also hails the “Treasures that Queer Theory, Culture and Literature will bring into the New Jerusalem at the end of time.” This radical conference has close ties to both Keller and ERLC’s Russell Moore besides the fact that Sam Allberry is promoting it. Those ties include long time preaching staffer and disciple of Keller, Scott Sauls, who is promoting Revoice as well. The Revoice Conference is being held in a PCA church (Memorial Presbyterian in St Louis) and has nearly a dozen strong ties with PCA’s Covenant Seminary there. The PCA’s June General Assembly saw Revoice become a topic of concern and the issue remains a priority.

Dr. & Mrs. Russell Moore at Obama White House Christmas Party in 2016

Equally disturbing are the Southern Baptist ties of Revoice with ERLC head and long time SBTS Dean, Russell Moore. ERLC Fellow, Karen Swallow Prior, promoted Revoice alongside Scott Sauls on the website, and doubled down on her support of the controversial event /movement in a recent interview with Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez. Another person involved as a speaker at Revoice is Brandon Polk, whose Arrowhead Advisors LLC is a consultant with Russell Moore’s ERLC for conferences like the ERLC 2017 “Christ Centered Parenting,” their recent work on prison reform and the racially-charged ERLC/TGC Memphis MLK/50 Conference. Polk is also a friend and huge fan/promoter of Todrick, a judge on the panel for the RuPaul Drag Race Drag Queen program on LOGO TV.  Deeper Southern Baptist leadership ties to Revoice exist in the Founder and President of the conference/movement, Nate Collins, who carries two degrees from Dr. Albert Mohler and Russell Moore’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught New Testament and online course.  Dr. Mohler replied to questions about Nate Collins and ERLC connections to Revoice in an interview for Worldview Weekend which is available at the end this article.

You can read more about the Revoice conference, its American Psychological Association DNA and connections to the PCA, SBC, TGC, ERLC, Tim Keller, Russell Moore, Albert Mohler and the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, J. D. Greear, at these links.

My Experience of ABUSE at the Hands of SBC/ERLC Leadership Over Revoice Concerns

The ERLC and the Southern Baptist Executive Committee reacted strongly to this journalist when I traveled to the SBC 2018 convention on behalf of Southern Baptist members to report on the convention and feature concerns about Revoice to leaders there. On Tuesday afternoon an ERLC employee, Brent Leatherwood, attempted to physically restrain me from interviewing ERLC head Russell Moore in what Texas law would classify as a Class C Assault. Leatherwood, a former Tennessee Republican Party executive director, was hired by Moore at the ERLC after being exposed for his counter offensives as a “never Trumper” while at the Tennessee State GOP. A quick internet search will provide more than the average person will care to read about Leatherwood’s history at the Tennessee Republican Party.

On Wednesday afternoon, June 13, Leatherwood spotted me across the halls of the Exposition building just hours before the ERLC annual report was to be given at the main hall of the SBC Dallas meetings. Within two minutes I found myself face to face with two uniformed Dallas policemen and being removed from the building and the event without covering the main story I had remained for a third day at the Dallas meetings to cover. I was informed by Dallas PD that a complaint had been reported by someone in the event leadership, that I had “Threatened Someone.” Leatherwood met the officers and me as they began the long trek out of the massive Dallas Convention Center before thousands of fellow SBC messengers and attendees. Leatherwood came alongside the officer to my right and taunted me to provoke and escalate the situation he appeared to have set in motion. More details of this ABUSE and the history of dishonesty and false assault threat charges of Russell Moore, dating back to 2000 as a reporter for Baptist Press.

Exposure of Revoice has clearly inspired fear and reaction at the top level of the SBC and ERLC. Within 24 hours a totally false version of the above events was published in the Christian Post by a writer who never contacted me for comment. The false version from ERLC Press Secretary, Liz Bristow, was echoed by The Southern Baptist Executive Committee Member, Roger Oldham. You can find the false version of events here.

The Backstory: Peddling the Sheep to Obama

Early in the Obama administration, a cohort of progressive “thought leaders” took it upon themselves to auction off the Evangelical Sheep farm, and its conservative voting Christian sheep, to the lowest bidder. What we see now is that the listing has turned into a fire sale of whatever vestiges remain of the old conservative Christian right. The auctioneers are selling it cheap and fast, without giving notice to the sheep.

To market the Church, these hirelings must persuade the sheep that they go with the property and not to their Shepherd (spoken of in John 10). That is, they belong to the collective “Community.” Though hirelings are not the title holders by any stretch, per John 10:12, gatecrashers like Tim Keller, David Kinnaman of Barna, and a really relevant-looking 40 something with a skateboarder haircut, Gabe Lyons of “Q Commons,” set out to close the deal on the Third Way fire sale to the Obama White House early in his second term. (Reclaiming Hope, p. 186)

(“Third Way” is a political strategy to reconcile right-wing and left-wing positions by advocating a synthesis of center-right economic and center-left social policies.)

The Evangelical leaders’ desperation liquidation was a miserable failure as discussed in the book Good Faith: Being a Good Christian When Society Thinks Your Irrelevant and Extreme (a self-assertive title no doubt) by Kinnaman and “skater” Lyons. Moving further left by the hour, Tim Keller, who enjoys unchallenged protection in the very conservative Presbyterian Church of America, followed Gabe Lyons and other Obama-friendly pitch men who wrote a letter of intent to the President. This led to a presidential invitation to discuss the terms of the sale.

Who Are the Players?

Tim Keller appears to be the senior Evangelical statesman in this visitation committee. Keller is little known outside his denomination (PCA) and the slightly broader footprint of his Gospel Coalition organization. He erupted on the Evangelical scene in 2008 with his book The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Keller had come from an obscure church in Virginia to head the denomination’s flagship church plant, Redeemer City Church in New York City. In 2010, Keller launched his Emergent Missions movement called “MissionSHIFT” in partnership with the likes of Brian McLaren, Alan Hirsh, Dan Kimball and the ever edgy Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research. This brazen effort, including a not so best-selling book aimed at redirecting the Church, faded with little notice. What was noted by the global audience was his address that same year at the Lausanne Consultation’s South African Congress. Subsequently, Keller has risen to the top of the Evangelical leadership ladder and is said to have filled the shoes and received the mantle of John Stott, the framer of the Lausanne Covenant, as one of the “great Christian intellectuals” of our time.

Don’t feel bad if you have taken little notice of Tim Keller. Secular journalists in NYC love him and he does run in all the right circles. Along the way, however, Keller has become wobbly on the issue of homosexuality, significantly since his meeting(s) with Obama. In a 2015 interview at the Veritas Forum he was unable to say in plain speech that homosexuality is a sin. Prior to that, in a 2013 forum with journalists, Keller said “Christians can support gay marriage in the culture, just not in the church.” Besides lacking Biblical support, this position reveals ignorance or disregard of the impact that the legalization of gay marriage would have on religious freedom and the spiritual institution of marriage. Is Keller ignorant of the dissenting opinions of the judges on the Supreme Court who protested the Obergefell decision? Or is he feigning ignorance to bring about social change? Not only is Keller vacillating on sexuality, but also on the authority of Scripture as a speaker and author for Bio-Logos. This postmodern think tank challenges the Bible with the authority of “science,” so we silly little believers can have a place at the table with the real thinkers.

David Kinnaman is now president of Barna Group which specializes in number crunching for mega church pastors’ growth strategies. These numbers are also used to remind average Christians through compelling data that they have either missed the latest trend or have no clue how to respond to it.

Gabe Lyons is a disciple of John Maxwell, the leadership guru of the corporate and Christian worlds. In addition to Good Faith, Lyons also wrote The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America and unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters. To facilitate the “end of Christian America,” Lyons founded “Q Commons” – which according to the promo “works to educate and mobilize Christians to think well and advance good in society.” “Q Commons” is more easily understood as a loosely “Christian” version of TED Talks or a quasi-Christian Dialectic. The New York Times describes “Q” as “Sophisticated and Orthodox representing a new generation of Christians.” Perhaps it is more appropriate to say “Q” is Progressive and unOrthodox, but we will pass on the word games and labeling for now.

These men, therefore, are the main players at the center of the “Good Faith Movement.”

On to the Oval Office

With hat in hand and armed with Barna statistics, these pillaging prophets made their way to the Oval Office to persuade President Obama that a new, more worthy kind of believer now populates the American pews. It is, as the book title asserts, the “Good Faith Christian.” These are those who are concerned about Social Justice and would “vigorously defend the rights of our Muslim neighbors to practice faith beyond the neighborhood mosque and of our gay and lesbian friends to publicly express pride in their identity” (page 105). The offer was placed on the table in exchange for some tokens and trinkets comparable to the $12 in beads to purchase Manhattan Island from the Native Americans. The team of “global thinkers” promised Obama that, if he would toss in a few assurances of exemptions guaranteeing religious freedom, then THEY were positioned to assure delivery of the “Good Faith” voting bloc as a “Third Way” hors d’oeuvre to the most ravenous progressivism our nation had ever seen in Washington, D.C.

The impetus of the Oval Office meeting had been President Obama’s sudden (?) change in support of gay marriage. Posturing as agents of “Principled Pluralism,” our self-styled leaders implored the Constitutional Professor / President to offer a classically defined assurance of Religious Freedoms. What he in fact offered was the most limited “in house” protections he had come to be known for, assuring only that Americans will always be free to worship in their houses of worship. The pretense of expecting the President to offer Religious Exemptions, especially on the LGBTQ/ marriage agenda, conceals the fact that the Human Rights Campaign and all “Equality advocates” fight any and all exemptions as “license to discriminate.” Or perhaps our Evangelical hirelings were messaging that Obama could low ball the asking price for the Third Way listing of the Church and acquire it for an even better deal – ZERO assurances. Either way the sale was never completed and the Principled Pluralists returned to the sheepfold hoping to keep the flock from scattering while they plotted a new strategy to make the sale.

Trumped Intentions

Meanwhile back on the farm the sheep got restless as the primary season kicked into full swing. The flock had tired of the brown and dried out hay of the stable and began to graze in greener pastures. A field of GOP Presidential hopefuls came into the corral. Could Keller and company yet prove their worth to whoever it was that commissioned and funded them? Could they make good on their promise to deliver us all up as “Good Faith Christians,” fattened for the slaughter by Third Way hirelings to be counted on to abide by the conditions of sale, even though no buyer had yet agreed to the purchase?

Suddenly out of nowhere the unthinkable happened, causing total widespread panic. Though a stable remnant of “Good Faith” types remained devoted, like Deadheads at a rainbow gathering in the local national forest, the mass of the sheep herd bolted and voted for Donald J Trump, a brash New Yorker, casino owner and billionaire with a breathtaking beauty for prospective First Lady. The cabal of Evangelical sheep shearers had a collective cardiac arrest. This could not happen, they thought, and now they had to work even harder to liquidate the assets, lower the price and fire sale conservative Evangelical voters lest they act on their traditional values and dare to make “The Donald” President of the United States of America.

Loose the Prophets of Shame on Unsuspecting Sheep

What happened next is one of the most pathetic displays in modern Christianity. Third Way leaders like Tim Keller and Southern Baptists, Albert Mohler and Russell Moore, joined a host of their trainees in progressive groups like The Gospel Coalition and the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission in a concerted effort to poison the waterholes of the wayward flock and take cattle prods to the sheep. A relentless “Christian” media storm contrived to beat the wayward sheep back into submission continues to this day and has also impacted other elections like the conservative Southern Baptist Roy Moore’s Senate bid in Alabama. The agents marketing the Church to the lowest bidder were pleased as punch with Roy Moore’s defeat which in turn led to the election of a far-left candidate, Doug Jones, as U.S. Senator. The predictable outcome is that Sen. Doug Jones’ ties to the LGBTQ lobby were paraded as a trophy at a recent “big donor” fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign, at which event it was announced that Senator Jones was a co-sponsor of the radical LGTBQ “Equality Act” in the U.S. Senate.

What is Wrong with “Good Faith”?

To see what kind of fruit this Third Way-Good Faith movement has produced, let us look at some of the influence stream and contents of the book itself. Among the Acknowledgements on page 264 of those who “helped round out the rough edges and articulate why this book matters for today’s Christians” are some very left leaning and in some cases, radical leftists, posing as Christians. Examples include Preston Sprinkle who is attempting to move the conversation into the creation of safe spaces for LGBTQ in the Church which mirrors fully that of the progressive most hard core “gay faith activist” organizations. To this end, Sprinkle is pushing a Third Way dialog on the Church.

Another fruit is former Wheaton Chaplain office counselor, Julie Rodgers, who jumped the shark in her “untidy story over gay marriage” just hours after the announcement of Obergefell in June 2015. Rodgers, a once “celibate Christian Lesbian,” promptly abandoned her celibacy for full on gay affirmation in the Church while no longer advocating celibacy. She admitted that she had “quietly supported same-sex relationships for a while now,” though representing herself as committed to celibacy (all a false argument proliferating the progressive conversation like weeds in an untended garden). Rogers cited her concern for “the gaybees” (young LGBTQ “Christians”) in the pew who would be harmed by the condition of abstaining from gay sex in order to be accepted in the Church. Her untidiness is asked to be excused because Julie can find no way to make the Bible and its orthodox teachings on sexuality fit her newfound “conviction,” but she still expects full acceptance of it by the Church. Julie has clearly helped “round out the rough edges” of the Good Faith book and has maintained the approval of its authors and endorsers, including Tim Keller, throughout her untidy journey. She is presently engaged to be married to Amanda Hite who heads the organization Be The Change and according to Amada’s bio on its website, serves on Leadership Committees for the Human Rights Campaign. Julie is herself a friend, hero and mentor to many of the speakers at the upcoming Revoice Conference, including founder Nate Collins.

Likely the MOST telling progressive INSIDER involvement in the Good Faith Acknowledgments is that of Michael Wear, who was Barack Obama’s Faith Outreach team leader. At age 23, the boy wonder of the Obama Faith message came into the White House to help coordinate, with the President, the greatest advancement of LGBTQ and interfaith dialog in history. This was in large part facilitated by the overhaul and funding of the Faith Based Partnerships programs which placed Christian leaders of all stripes in close communion with a flood of tax dollars to work together for the common good. Funding is the FUEL of the Third Way strategy. Wear helped coordinate the Obama Faith-Based Partnership program with public and private funding – whether taxpayer dollars used for activism or the wealth of global giants in the corporate world of foundations sphere, the Evangelical landscape was flooded with cash.

Today it is fair to say that Wear now finds a home in the Tim Keller stable, as contributor of the “Good Faith” concept and as an editor and writer at Keller’s organization, The Gospel Coalition, which also promotes Wear’s memoir of his work with Obama, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.

Tim Keller played no small role in the production of Good Faith or the Third Way messaging of these visitors to the Obama White House, by offering to sell out the Church at bargain basement prices. According to Gabe Lyons, Keller’s “mentorship over the years has made me (Gabe) smarter, stronger and more confident that, no matter what happens in the broader culture, our faith (the Good Faith brand of faith) will last.”

New Age guru, Dallas Willard, is cited often in Good Faith as is James Hunter Davison and his concept of “Faithful Presence” which was born out of his Frankfurt School-inspired Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Also frequently quoted is Kirsten Powers, a progressive journalist with Friends at FOX News and a convert of Tim Keller who turned to Catholicism. Powers was among the journalists who interviewed Keller in 2013 when he asserted that Christians could support gay marriage in the culture, again advocating an impossible exemption for the Church if gay marriage became law. It does get worse.

Good Faith authors sympathetically and inclusively interviewed Gene Robinson (page 168), who was the first openly gay Bishop to be ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2003. This ordination forced MILLIONS of faithful Christians out of their denomination and took the once strong conservative membership from over 5 million to under 1.8 million, and declining by the day. Former Bishop Robinson, who went on to work in leadership roles for the Human Rights Campaign, was invited by the authors to share his emotional “experience” and trials for inclusion for them to determine what makes a “Good Faith Christianity” fit for the auction block of the Third Way.

In Chapter 13, titled “The Gay Conversation” (page 170), Good Faith statistics other than Barna’s are presented from a very messy source to support what constitutes Good Faith Christianity. Cited are Gary Gates of the Williams Institute statistics which specialize in “Queering the Census” and tracking LGBTQ / Same-Sex demographics in the U.S. Gates himself is the protégé’ of Marxist Lesbian “urbanologist“ Jane Jacobs’ protégé’ RICHARD FLORIDA, whose ever creepy Gay Indexes and pro homosexual urban theories have found themselves at home with Tim Keller, Q Ideas, the SBCs Albert Mohler and a host of Good Faith (by their definition) Christians. The Human Rights Campaign then uses the wild assertions of Gates/ Williams and Florida to market the Municipal Equality Index to your mayors and city councils and county commissions.

Tim Keller and others in his Gospel Coalition have been long time devotees of the Richard Florida “inclusion” ideology with its Cultural Marxist roots in Jane Jacobs, which includes Keller’s Social Gospel project in Orlando with Reformed Theological Seminary that birthed an Urban movement, Seeking the Welfare of the City, around the “Polis Institute.” ‘Good Faith’ Christians must love Florida’s LGBTQ inclusion ideas because Tim Keller’s certainly does. The book’s endorsement and use of Gary Gates’ Williams Institute research is simply further indication of the inclusive approach to the ideology of Good Faith Christianity. In the quote they do admit to the low stats on LGBTQ population – 3 to 4 % – while at the same time asserting that “some Christians and churches have had a cruel homophobic streak.” This is the typical victim narrative for devaluing the Church in the conversation and applying pressure to make amends by becoming Good Faith partners with Keller and Crew.

In Chapter 14, “We Cannot Live Without Intimacy,” there is a sympathetic overview of the Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner saga. Good Faith followers are reminded that “Christians must not be hard hearted toward those who seek alternative identities. Their quest is a signpost pointing to deep desire to be truly, profoundly known.” (page 189) So the gender confused person or the cross dresser who wants non-binary access the bathroom of choice in Target or your child’s public school is a victim as well. A person whom Good Faith folk recognize as just wanting their true selves to be seen and known. Never mind their rebellion against God’s design and sovereignty (supposedly a core doctrine of Calvinist Tim Keller). To be truly Good Faith you must look beyond the emasculated Gold Medalist Bruce to see the inner Caitlyn and understand her need. That is the Good Faith Christian and those who buy into all the above make a tidy package for the sheep herd of the Evangelical farm being offered to the lowest progressive bidder and the Democratic Party.

Stellar job of hosting this OPEN HOUSE to sell off God’s HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH for the very enemies who want it removed from hindering the progressive agendas of the Left. If that is the call of God in Evangelicalism – if this is what it means to be GOOD in the Faith – then let the rest of us find the exit before the Fire falls! In no way are these Good Faith assertions of Keller, Lyons and Barna compatible with Biblical Christian faith and living in these or any other times. If Kinnaman finds mega church pastors and church retailers like Lifeway interested in statistics and polls then so be it, but neither he nor Lifeway Research nor Pew or any other change agents will change the mind and heart of Jehovah, Who we are reminded in Hebrews 12:29 is a HOLY and consuming FIRE. He does not put a holy finger out to determine the prevailing winds of culture nor is He undecided about the gender He made the victims of the latest Trans-fad. Acquiescence to the tactics of Keller and his Obama-friendly hirelings to sell the Sheep farm is NOT Good Faith. At best it is self-deception and, at worst, self-aggrandizement, arrogance and apostasy.

Thanks for Nothing – Reality Check

Though Biblically Conservative Evangelicals may have been willing to follow hirelings onto the Progressive plantation, a full-scale awakening now threatens the Cabal. The sting of the cattle prods continues by the increased amperage of the recent Revoice Conference for LGBT+ Flourishing in the Christian Church, Cultural Marxist rhetoric, Critical Race Theory, open borders Immigration advocacy, accusations of White Privilege, canonization of MLK and Malcolm X in our seminaries, Transgender bathroom rights, and even disowning the Evangelical identity, thereby changing the name of the Sheep farm. Hopes are high to finally bank their 30 pieces silver.

Wishful Thinking from a Weary Flock

In conclusion – the sale is not even pending. The value of the conservative Evangelical has proven steady, is likely appreciating and did help accomplish the impossible, preventing a Hillary Clinton regime. Sorry to disappoint Tim Keller, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore and other desperate Evangelical leaders. Your Third Way fire sale has failed and exposed massive fault lines between the Blue-Collar saints and your Elitist clique. Please, stop pointing fingers and blaming the sheep. Call off the dogs and tell the manure spreaders to cease and desist. Take YOUR “For Sale” signs off the property. It is NOT yours to sell. Don’t bother trying to act as spokesmen for us or for the Good Shepherd; just fulfill your obligations to those who bought you out and do it preferably somewhere else. Leave our institutions and our pulpits and stay out of the voter booth with us and, please, no more convening meetings to decide the future for us or our children. Stop having conferences and talking issues like Racial Reconciliation (something you, in reality, know nothing about…but only the crass language of division) and fake news MeToo feminist-driven revenge masked as the Gospel. Enough with your efforts to talk the Bride of Christ into embracing Homosexuality as “Christian.” No more Revoice Conferences or endless pro LGBT+ “celibate” victims events staged by ERLC/TGC or The Nines. Stop talking in muddled language about things the Word of God says in plain language. And no more dialoging or sleeping with the enemies of God in the name of “principled pluralism” or any other false virtue signaling labels some social sciences think tank has provided for you. Let us be done with you and leave us to follow our Lord, while you follow the destructive path you have chosen.

Leaders like Tim Keller and Russell Moore – Stop the madness of your empty rhetoric and false concerns and pseudo intellectualism. The poorly disguised progressive political agenda you serve wrapped in an ever-thinning veneer of false compassion and gospel integrity just does not ring of truth. It no longer passes the smell test but resembles the sour milk of aging men growing bitter at having been exposed as change agents, deceiving the easy mark on the planet – the trusting, loving flock of God.  Stop abusing us.  Stop using minorities and race and women and gays.  Stop diverting the money and resources of the Church to your globalist views of human flourishing and a sustainable world.  Stop the fake concerns for us hurting the Gospel.

Do Your One “Good Faith” More and Just Cease and Desist Already

And finally, though many of you love the sound of your own voices and the “chief seats” in the Temple, please BE QUIET and JUST LEAVE — and let us enjoy the golden silence and be still, knowing that the Lord is God and we are His People and the Sheep of His pasture. (Psalm 100:3)

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The requirement of the Law will not be fulfilled in those walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the…

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February 19 Division Among Believers

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1–17

Key Verse: Colossians 3:10

[You] have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.

Sin hurts and undercuts the body of Christ. Others feel the effects of a Christian’s sin. The Christian worker who gossips at lunch and draws others into her conversation is guilty of slander. The sad result of her sin is that she tempts us to fall prey to her sin as well.

In an interview, evangelist E. V. Hill was asked what the greatest adversity is facing the body of Christ. Without hesitation, he replied that it is division among believers. The one group that has the knowledge to change the world for eternal good often ends up doing the most damage to its members.

Christians like to categorize sin; obvious things such as stealing, murder, and sexual misconduct are ranked high on the sin list. Yet “little” sins such as gossip and “white lies” are very seldom ranked. However, no sin escapes God’s convicting hand, including feelings of unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, rage, malice, lying, slander, greed, idolatry, or immorality (Col. 3:5–10).

The apostle Paul told us to “put on the new self” and to be “renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One [Jesus Christ] who created [us]” (Col. 3:10 nasb). We are to be truthful about our attitude toward others. Christ called us to love one another (John 13:34). Ask the Lord to reveal any sin you have in this area, and then claim His forgiveness by faith.

Precious Lord, reveal any wrong attitudes I have toward others. Take any unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, rage, malice, lying, slander, greed, idolatry, or immorality out of my heart. Give me a pure love for others.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 52). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Poll: 56% Say FBI, DOJ Officials Likely Broke Law by Plotting to Remove Trump from Office

Pres. Donald Trump (Screenshot)

A majority of likely U.S. voters want a Special Counsel to investigate whether senior FBI and Justice Department officials broke the law – as a majority believe they did – when they met and discussed ways to remove President Donald Trump from office in May of 2017, a new Rasmussen survey reveals.

Fifty-six (56%) say it’s likely the officials broke the law, 20 points higher than the 36% who believe it’s unlikely. What’s more, 37% of voters deem it “Very Likely” that the FBI and Justice officials broke the law, about double the 19% who call it “Not at All Likely.”

Question: How likely is it that senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in their discussions to remove President Trump from office – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?

  • Likely: 56% (including 37% who say it’s Very Likely)
  • Unlikely: 36% (including 19% who call it Not at All Likely)

Slightly more than half (51%) say a special prosecutor should be appointed to look into the matter, while 38% call it unnecessary.

Question: Should a special prosecutor be named to investigate the discussions among senior Justice Department and FBI officials in May 2017 to remove President Trump from office?

  • Special Prosecutor: 51%
  • No: 38%
  • Undecided: 11%

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of likely voters polled said that the meeting to discuss removing Trump from office warrants some form of disciplinary action against the conspirators, ranging from incarceration (25%) and termination of employment (21%) to a formal rebuke (12%).

Question: What type of disciplinary action should be taken against senior federal law enforcement officials who discussed removing President Trump from office. Should they be jailed, fired, formally reprimanded, or should no disciplinary action be taken?

  • Fired: 21%
  • Jailed: 25%
  • Formal Reprisal: 12%
  • No Disciplinary Action: 36%

In its announcement of these latest survey findings, Rasmussen highlights results from its February 8 report showing that half of all voters believe senior federal law enforcement officials also illegally conspired to keep Trump becoming president:

By a 50% to 40% margin, voters think it’s likely senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency. 32% Very Likely, 25% Not at All Likely

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 17-18, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. Read full Rasmussen Reports release here.

Source: Poll: 56% Say FBI, DOJ Officials Likely Broke Law by Plotting to Remove Trump from Office

Bernie Sanders Calls For Complete Socialism Saying It Is Time To ‘Finish The Revolution’ Of His Radical Progressive Agenda To Change America — Now The End Begins

Bernie Sanders is campaigning for president again, officially entering the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field on Tuesday with a vow to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.

When I was in school back in the 1970’s, they taught us about Socialism in history class. It was presented to us as an inherent form of evil tyranny, akin to it’s older brother of Communism, and something that was to be avoided at all costs. Socialism, we were told, was a precursor to the collapse of a formerly free nation as it slide down into despotism. In 2019, things have radically changed for the worse.

America was founded on freedom and capitalism, while Socialism and Communism are the sworn enemy of both those ideals. America in 2019 is flirting with making a switch to Socialism as we have seen with the red rise of people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Even if the nearly 80 year old Sanders doesn’t get very far, the Left is stacking their deck with hardcore Democratic Socialists. Which do you prefer, the frying pan or the fire?

Bernie Sanders enters 2020 presidential race: ‘Complete the revolution’

FROM NBC NEWS: “Together, you and I and our 2016 campaign began the political revolution. Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for,” Sanders said in an email to supporters and a video announcing his candidacy.

The 77-year-old independent senator from Vermont, who started his political career as a gadfly perennial candidate, remains a pacesetter of progressive politics in America, helping to craft a liberal agenda that includes everything from Medicare for All to a $15 minimum wage to free college tuition.

He broke the news confirming another presidential bid early Tuesday on Vermont Public Radio, saying in an interview that he promises to “take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”

Early polls show him far ahead of the rest of the pack and trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden in the nascent 2020 field.

“Three years ago, during our 2016 campaign, when we brought forth our progressive agenda we were told that our ideas were ‘radical,’ and ‘extreme,’” Sanders said in the email. “These policies and more are now supported by a majority of Americans.” READ MORE

‘We’re going to win’: Bernie Sanders announces second presidential run

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he is running for president of the United States and called on Americans from all over the nation to join him in building a massive grassroots movement to win the Democratic primary, defeat Donald Trump, and enact an agenda that serves all people, not just the wealthy few.

via Bernie Sanders Calls For Complete Socialism Saying It Is Time To ‘Finish The Revolution’ Of His Radical Progressive Agenda To Change America — Now The End Begins

JUST IN: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department For ‘Coup’ Documents — The Gateway Pundit

Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department for all ‘coup’ documents following Andrew McCabe’s claims DAG Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire in a plot to record President Trump and ultimately remove him from office via the 25th Amendment.

In addition to McCabe’s claims, former FBI lawyer James Baker testified to Congress in October that he was told that DAG Rod Rosenstein said two Trump cabinet members were “ready to support” removing President Trump via the 25th Amendment — Mr. Baker did not identify the two cabinet members.

Judicial Watch said in a press release Tuesday it is seeking all records of communication of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the Office of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing the 25th Amendment or presidential fitness.

Additionally, the lawsuit seeks all recordings made by any official in the Office of the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General of meetings in the Executive Office of the President or Vice President, Judicial Watch stated.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the coup plotters and the cover-up:

“It is no surprise that we are facing an immense cover-up of senior FBI and DOJ leadership discussions to pursue a seditious coup against President Trump. This effort to overthrow President Trump is a fundamental threat to our constitutional republic so Judicial Watch will do everything it can in the courts to expose everything possible about this lawlessness.”

The New York Times first reported on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s plot to wear a wire and oust Trump with the 25th Amendment in September.

DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trump’s removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Times reported, citing memos penned by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Disgraced FBI official Andrew McCabe confirmed the coup plot when he sat down with CBS’s “60 Minutes” which aired Sunday night.

McCabe told CBS that he ordered two investigations into President Trump because he wanted to know if Trump fired FBI Director Comey to impede the Russia investigation and was Trump acting on behalf of the Russian government.

McCabe also went into detail about DAG Rod Rosenstein’s plot to wear a wire and record President Trump. “I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device,” Rosenstein told McCabe.

President Trump lashed out at “treasonous” McCabe and Rosenstein on Monday over their plot to remove him from office.

The president fired off two tweets on Monday using the words “treason” and “treasonous” to describe the actions of the coup plotters as he ramps up his fight against the Deep State.

PAGING AG BILL BARR!

via JUST IN: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department For ‘Coup’ Documents — The Gateway Pundit

Bethel, Christalignment, and Fortune Telling.

If there was ever any doubt that Bethel Church is not ‘aligned’ with the occultic Christalignment ministry, the following YouTube review from Pirate Christian Media and Ps. Chris Rosebrough will settle the matter. For more background into Jen Hodge and her demonic practices we recommend our readers check out these following resources.

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out…

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The mainstream media is terrified of you learning the truth! — McAlvany Intelligence Advisor

Some of America’s deepest and darkest secrets are finally bubbling to the surface and gradually being exposed… and they are all interconnected.

Of course, you’d never know any of this unless you did some sleuthing in the alternative media. That’s because there’s been a total media blackout on these developments.

The mainstream media is terrified of you learning the truth. They do not want you to know about these developments. This is because the current power structure thrives on secrecy. It’s what keeps our hidden rulers in power.

But that secrecy is starting to come to an end…

…and the worst part is your average American is woefully uninformed and unprepared thanks to a steady diet of mainstream media’s fake news.

After all, they’re too busy staying current with Facebook updates and reality TV shows to be bothered with the serious (and troubling) trends that are taking shape right under their noses.

You could disregard this email, try to forget what you’ve read, cross your fingers, and hope America’s dark secrets remain hidden (so that you don’t have to deal with the fallout).

Or you could continue reading my latest article: America’s Darkest Secrets EXPOSED!


America’s Darkest Secrets
EXPOSED!

You’re About To Discover 3 of America’s Darkest Secrets That Will Shake The United States To Its Core… And What You MUST Do Immediately To Preserve And Grow Your Wealth…

Dear Reader,

Hi, my name is Don McAlvany. I’m the editor of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, and for the past few months I have been pondering an extremely disturbing question:

“What if all the darkest secrets the United States has been hiding were suddenly exposed and made public?”

Overnight, hundreds of millions of Americans would discover the truth about…

Political assassinations… false flags on U.S. soil… financial fraud on Wall Street… U.S. manipulation of foreign governments… not to mention, mind-boggling corruption at the highest levels of government… corruption that continues to this day.

To the liberal mind, this idea might sound crazy. Perhaps some believe the U.S. has no dark secrets to expose. Perhaps others believe if such secrets exist, they will never get out to the public.

And on the surface these are reasonable beliefs.

But for many traditional conservative Americans, there’s no question. The U.S. has some very dark secrets and they will be exposed…

“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”

So the only question is not if this will happen, but when.

Can you imagine the impact this would have? It would be swift, far-reaching, and strong. In the aftermath of widespread disillusionment, there would be riots… demands for change… violence… possibly even…

A Full-Scale Political & Economic Meltdown!

Most people cling to their illusions and false beliefs like a drowning man clings to a life raft. They refuse to let go.

So if the truth was suddenly and forcefully shoved in their face, their reaction would not be one of gratitude… but one of anger and indignation!

Complete disclosure would have an extremely unsettling effect on millions of Americans. The loss of trust would threaten the existence of all our political and economic structures. Some would be severely damaged while others would be entirely destroyed and cease to exist.

The job losses associated with such a collapse would be in the hundreds of thousands if not millions. Stock markets would plummet. Poverty and homelessness would skyrocket.

All this speculation raises an important question. Is there any proof that disclosure is happening now – or that it will happen in the near future?

Yes, absolutely.

In fact, there are three major developments happening right now that lead me to believe we are on the cusp of…

The Biggest and Most Disturbing Disclosures
in American History!

These disclosures will be the biggest of our lifetimes (by far).

Bigger than Operation Northwoods… bigger than the U.S.S. Liberty… bigger than Operation Paperclip… bigger than Operation Mockingbird… and bigger even than MK Ultra mind control experiments.

And when the public discovers what’s actually been happening behind closed doors, they will be…

shocked, disgusted, horrified, ashamed, and… ultimately…

Angrier Than They’ve Ever Been
in Their Lives!

Once these disclosures are made, there will be no turning back… no going back to the way things were before.

Everything will be different.

So what could possibly cause such a dramatic shake-up of the current system?

Right now, I’ve got my eye on three major developments that will affect every man, woman, and child in the U.S. — either directly or indirectly. In just a minute, I’ll tell you all about them. But first, you absolutely MUST understand the period of time we are now living in…

“Whatever Can Be Shaken Will Be Shaken”

If you’re a follower of the Bible like I am, then maybe you feel like I do that the end is drawing near. In which case, we should expect widespread chaos and natural disasters:

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars… Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

Question: Is this not happening today?

And it’s not just real famines and earthquakes (although those are happening), it’s also about spiritual famines and political and economic earthquakes.

If you have an ear to hear, then this probably resonates with your spirit. Everything is shaking right now – or is about to be shaken. Everything you thought was solid is beginning to fall apart.

This shaking is going to continue with greater intensity and greater frequency the next few years.

And the disclosures I’m about to tell you about will play a major role in this.

“Who the Heck is Don McAlvany
and Why Listen to Him Anyway?”

As I mentioned at the beginning of this letter, my name is Don McAlvany, and for the past 40 years I’ve been accurately predicting major events in my monthly newsletter The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor. I don’t expect you to take my word for it, so let me prove it by sharing some of the predictions I’ve made…

In 1999, I told my readers about the historic opportunity to buy gold at rock-bottom prices at just $252 an ounce. Readers who acted on my advice could have profited by as much as 657%. Even with gold currently sitting at multi-year lows, you STILL would have quadrupled your money.

In 2005, I began warning my readers about the real estate debt bubble. That was a full two years before the market began to implode. During those two years, my readers had ample time to get out of real estate, pocket their equity, and ride out the collapse in housing prices unscathed.

Also in 2005, I warned of the impending collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This prediction came true in 2008 when both companies were taken over by the government in the midst of the real estate collapse.

In 2007, I told my readers to get out of stocks. The DOW then plummeted more than 50% from a high of over 13,000 in 2007 to a low of 6,549 on March 9, 2009. Dr. C.B., a subscriber from Paramus, NJ, said this: “Last summer I read Don’s warnings about the coming drop in the stock market. I instructed my broker to drastically decrease my stock positions. The DJIA dropped 44% in the 7 months since I called them!”

In November 2012, I predicted an impending government “gun grab.” I explained that this gun grab would be “triggered or activated by some crisis – real or manufactured.” The Sandy Hook shooting happened just one month later, which set off the opening volleys of what has proven to be a long and drawn-out effort to outlaw and confiscate privately owned firearms.

More recently, in January 2015, I predicted the elimination of cash. While this hasn’t fully happened yet, there are signs it could happen soon. For example, in July 2017, VISA announced $10,000 rewards that would be offered to retailers who went 100% “cashless” and refused to accept payment in cash.

These are just six of many major trends and events I have accurately predicted during the last four decades. If you ignored these trends, chances are you are much poorer today than you might otherwise be. But if you heeded these trends, they clearly demonstrate how you could have made yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars richer during the last 20 years.

So you might be wondering, how have I been able to successfully predict major financial and political events before they happen? It’s simple. First and foremost, I am a lifelong student of history. As Solomon says in the Bible, “There is nothing new under the sun.” What has been… will be again.

Another big reason for my ability to accurately predict future events is my background in undercover intelligence and firsthand experience on Wall Street. I remain closely connected with financial experts and independent research groups, and I’m often sought out by high-level leaders for my advice on complex issues that have far-reaching effects on nations and citizens.

This rich network of “insider” connections helps keep me — and, more importantly, my readers — well-informed even while the majority are still in the dark and unaware of what’s about to happen.

While I believe my track record speaks for itself, today there are even bigger trends on the horizon — with even bigger opportunities to profit from them. Let me tell you about three of the biggest trends I’m monitoring right now…

Three of America’s Darkest Secrets
That Could Tear the U.S. Apart…

Some of America’s deepest and darkest secrets are finally bubbling to the surface and gradually being exposed. I’m going to share three of them in this letter. They are all interconnected.

Of course, you’d never know any of this unless you did some sleuthing in the alternative media. That’s because there’s been a total media blackout on these developments.

The mainstream media is terrified of you learning the truth. They do not want you to know about these developments. This is because the current power structure thrives on secrecy. It’s what keeps our hidden rulers in power.

But that secrecy is starting to come to an end…

America's Secrets America’s Dark Secret #1: The “Deep State” Controls America

The mainstream news rarely tells the truth. But every once in a while, the truth leaks out. On August 3, 2018, NBC News said, “It feels like there are two governments working against each other.

NBC may actually be 100 years late in arriving at this conclusion. I’m not joking. John F. Hylan, the Mayor of New York City from 1918-1925, once said this:

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states, and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually runs the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… [and] control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country.”

When you start digging, you find out that many high-ranking and influential people have held a similar view. For example, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who served from 1963 to 2012, said this:

“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”

As you can see, this secret government has been called the “invisible government”… the “shadow government”… and today President Trump refers to it as the “Deep State.”

The Deep State does not have a face. But it involves both people you recognize and people you’ve never heard of. This Deep State controls numerous elected officials who — because of the threat of blackmail — cannot act apart from the orders they’ve been given.

The Deep State also controls the mainstream media, which is why all the major news networks seem to be so coordinated in their anti-Trump fanaticism. The news comes from a centralized location, and the media runs whatever they are told to run.

Right now, the Deep State has one singular goal, and that’s to take down President Donald Trump because he is a clear and present danger to their existence. They are doing everything in their power to stop him… and I mean everything.

According to my sources, there has already been an attempt to assassinate President Trump, although this has not been publicized for obvious reasons.

Now why would the Deep State be so single-minded in their hatred of Trump? The reason is simple, and it relates to the next dark secret I’m about to reveal…

America's Secrets America’s Dark Secret #2: Child Sex Trafficking Is an Epidemic

Most people think child sex trafficking only happens in third world countries and tourist destinations like Thailand. But it is rampant inside the U.S. and used as blackmail to control politicians and other powerful people.

President Trump knows this. That’s why within days of taking office in January 2017, President Trump started a war. This war is ongoing, although it receives almost ZERO coverage in the national mainstream news. On February 23, 2017, Trump said:

“I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking and I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem. It’s happening in the United States, which is terrible. Solving the human trafficking epidemic is a priority for my administration.”

So far, Trump has made this one of his top priorities as evidenced by:

◼ Executive Order 13773, “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking.”

◼ The creation of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF), which is working tirelessly to stop all aspects of human trafficking.

So far, the results speak for themselves. The Trump administration has facilitated the arrest of 9,200 human traffickers, child pornographers, and pedophiles during the first 17 months of his presidency. And the arrests are accelerating: 5,987 have taken place this year alone (through June 23, 2018).

Compare this to the Obama administration, which only arrested 300 human traffickers in 2010 and never exceeded 2,000 arrests in any one year.

So far, most of these arrests have been of low profile people. But this will change. The people who are being arrested today are taking plea deals and ratting out the people above them… the real power players.

One of the most high profile arrests to happen so far is Allison Mack, a former “Smallville” actress who became involved in a sex cult called NXIVM. Shortly after her arrest, Mack was “singing like a canary.” This then led to the arrest of Seagram’s billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman and others in the NXIVM cult.

Even with the progress so far, this is just the tip of the iceberg. But with each arrest, President Trump gets closer to nailing the criminals at the top of the U.S. human trafficking enterprise. When this happens, the media will no longer be able to ignore it because it will involve literally hundreds of famous actors, musicians, businessmen, and politicians.

But this raises a question: How can we know for sure that these disgusting criminals will finally be brought to justice? The answer lies in America’s third dark secret…

America's Secrets America’s Dark Secret #3: Mass Arrests of Famous and Powerful People Are Coming Soon in the U.S.

The fact that 9,200 human traffickers and pedophiles have already been arrested since Trump took office should be proof enough that mass arrests are coming in the U.S. But this next wave of arrests is going to hit America where it really hurts…

Because the arrests will include Hollywood idols, well-known politicians, and famous media personalities.

Have you ever heard of a sealed indictment? An indictment is sealed so that it remains non-public until the time of arrest when it is unsealed.

Indictments are sealed for a number of reasons. For example, when you are pursuing a group of criminals who work together and are all guilty of the same crime.

You would not want to arrest just one person in the group because that would tip off all the others to your plans. Rather, you’d want to get all the necessary indictments in place so you could act all at once, arresting all members of the criminal group simultaneously.

Makes sense, right?

In a normal year, there may be a thousand sealed indictments, give or take. In the year 2009, for example, there were only 1,077 sealed indictments.

But something weird started to happen in late 2017. The number of sealed indictments started to balloon. People familiar with normal figures began to take notice. They began tracking these sealed indictments and found they were growing at an astronomical rate.

As of last count, there were 45,468 sealed indictments. That’s an average of 5,052 per month for 9 months straight. That’s 4,121% more than normal… and the year’s not even done yet.

Clearly, something big is about to go down. And if we believe that A) the Deep State runs America; B) human trafficking and pedophilia are one of the primary ways the Deep State controls elected officials and culture shapers; and C) Trump is following through on his promise to wage war on human traffickers…

Then it’s not too much of a stretch to believe that the Trump administration is getting ready to arrest and prosecute tens of thousands of human traffickers and pedophiles to shut down the Deep State once and for all.

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Plants, Animals, and Jihadists Trump Americans’ Safety

The US Border Patrol has been discovering a number of tunnels under the US-Mexico border – many of them dug over the past ten years (i.e., during the Obama Administration). They often build them by forcing poor Mexican locals to dig the tunnels for the dangerous drug cartels, who threaten the lives of their families and persons if they don’t cooperate. Some tunnels are crude bare earth tunnels and others are long, well shored up with electric lighting. They do their best to hide the entrance and exit of the tunnels to avoid detection.

The tunnels are then used to traffic illegal drugs, illegal aliens, and fake pharmaceutical drugs. In addition to the dangers from criminal illegals and drugs, the tunnels are used for what is an even greater threat to the American people – the infiltration of Islamic terrorists linked to ISIS and other terror groups. It was reported several years ago that ISIS was in Mexico working with some of the drug cartels in hopes of gaining access to the US without being caught. Yet Obama, true to his Muslim leanings, never tried to stop them.

Ranchers along the border, especially some in southern Arizona, have been reporting the finding of numerous pieces of litter and other items left behind by Islamic illegals. Among the items found have been Muslim prayer rugs, Islamic literature, and even some Qurans. No one knows how many Muslims have entered the US via the many tunnels.

The US Border Patrol has managed to locate a number of these tunnels, but shutting them down and sealing them so they cannot be used again has proven to be a very long and futile process, thanks to environmental bureaucracy created by the American federal government. That bureaucracy is to protect the environment, animals, and plants, but is failing to protect the American people – causing great frustration among Border Patrol agents and concern among some members of Congress.

(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, July 2018)

February 19 Remembering the Word

Scripture reading: Psalm 119:33–40

Key verse: Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades,

But the word of our God stands forever.

In the book The Light and the Glory, Peter Marshall Jr. tells how Isaac Potts, George Washington’s temporary landlord, once discovered the future president in prayer. Potts, a Quaker and a pacifist, came upon Washington’s horse tethered by a secluded grove of trees … Hearing a voice, he approached quietly and saw the General on his knees at prayer. Not wanting to be discovered, he stood motionless until Washington had finished and returned to his headquarters.

Potts then hurried to tell his wife Sarah, “If George Washington be not a man of God, I am greatly deceived, and still more shall I be deceived, if God does not, through him, work out a great salvation for America.”

Washington once said, “It is impossible to rightly govern … without God and the Bible.” This tremendous truth was one he would carry with him through the years of the American Revolution and then into the office of the presidency.

Joining Washington was Benjamin Franklin who wrote, “If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without God’s notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

The question is not, Has God forgotten America? but, Has America forgotten God and His Word?

Write Your Word upon the tables of my heart, dear Lord. I don’t want to forget You![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 52). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

“I’m Committing Professional Suicide”: CBS Star Reporter Admits “Mostly Liberal” Journalists Are Now “Political Activists” — ZeroHedge News

CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become “political activists.”

During an appearance on the Mike Drop podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, Logan admitted that “the media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.,” adding that it was nearly impossible for viewers to decipher if they were being told the truth at any given time.

85% of journalists are registered Democrats,” Logan said. “How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage? When they simplify it all [and] there’s no grey. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not. Something’s wrong. For example, all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. … That’s a distortion of the way things go in real life.”

“There’s no grey. It’s all one way,” said Logan.

Logan says that the heavy bias has warped people’s ability to know what’s really true.

“When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store If they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true,” said Logan. “You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it.”

She also admitted that journalists today are more or less lobbyists for liberal interests, adding that the weight of the liberal media machine overwhelms “the other side” unless people actively seek outlets such as Breitbart.

Noting recent comments by former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, Logan said “Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.”

https://www.mrctv.org/embed/537234

Logan said that MSM reports using anonymous or single government sources are bunk.

That’s not journalism, it’s horseshit,” she said – demanding more accountability.

“Responsibility for fake news begins with us.”

Watch the entire interview below (relevant part begins at 2:16:00):

Source: “I’m Committing Professional Suicide”: CBS Star Reporter Admits “Mostly Liberal” Journalists Are Now “Political Activists”

Democrats Don’t Oppose Executive Abuse, They Oppose Donald Trump — The Federalist

It’s not presidential power that Democrats find problematic, it’s the objectives the power is used for that troubles them.

Pointing out hypocrisy can be more than a political gotcha. In the case of Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, it’s a useful way to highlight the fact that Democrats who are attempting to regain power have not only refused to live by the rules they’ve set for the opposition, they’re also threatening to break those rules in even more expansive ways in the future.

As soon as Trump declared a national emergency to fund the building of a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border—a clear attempt to circumvent the legislative branch and one that I hope leads to the SCOTUS overturning the abused National Emergencies Act (NEA)—the first thing Democrats did was promise to use the law for their own partisan ends, immediately exposing any supposed apprehensions about executive overreach a fiction.

“Once we beat Donald Trump, we promise the word and spirit of the Constitution will be upheld, because the proper checks and balances are far more important than any fleeting political gain” said not a single Democrat ever. Instead, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bennet, Chris Murphy, and a slew of others senators threatened to use the same emergency powers for “real” crises like climate change and gun violence. Because it’s not the abuse of power they find problematic, but rather the objectives that Trump wants to use that power for that bother them.

“If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration,” Sen. Murphy tweeted, “then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.”

Can they? The emergency declaration allows the reallocating of funding earmarked for military projects, it doesn’t empower the president to “ban” (fictitious) categories of firearms any more than it empowers him to ban certain kinds of political speech. Outlawing “assault weapons,” the giddy dream of an authoritarian senator, would not only be another attack on separation of powers, but also on the Second Amendment—an abuse Democrats have long embraced.

So while some of us may incidentally side with Democrats on the use of Trump’s emergency declaration, we don’t share a common philosophical aversion to the use of executive power. In fact, because of them, none this is “unprecedented.” It was the Obama administration (with praise from virtually every nationally elected Democrat) that normalized this kind behavior.

It was Obama who transparently circumvented the will of Congress to implement a “temporary stopgap measure” that legalized millions of illegal immigrants. It was the Obama administration that entered into international climate agreements—one that they argued was perhaps the most important ever signed in the history of the world—without asking the Senate for permission. It was Obama who attempted to ban offshore drilling in large swaths of the using the obscure 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act without congressional approval. Not one elected Democrat has expressed regret for any of it.

There were times that Obama dispensed with the charade of legalities, altogether. When his administration implemented Obamacare’s “cost sharing reduction” subsides—direct payments to insurance companies meant to hide the cost of ACA from voters and bribe insurance giants to participate in the law’s exchanges—Congress had not appropriated the funding. It was then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, without offering any legal justification, who ordered the administration to begin making payments. The administration spent around $7 billion dollars per year on the project, even after a federal district court for the District of Columbia found the practice unconstitutional.

There was not a word of push-back from any of the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls.

Whether it was for partisan reasons or not, many of Trump’s early actions strengthened checks and balances—and, in the process, negated the bulk of Obama’s legacy.  If Trump makes a habit of ruling by fiat, as his predecessor did, he can expect much the same. And he will deserve it.

Of course, there may be good arguments that existing federal laws give Trump the legal authority to use already appropriated Department of Defense funds to build the wall. So Democrats could easily propose, as I wish Republicans would, that the NEA itself be overturned or narrowed. After all, the problem isn’t just that the executive branch grabs too much power, but that Congress cedes too much of it. But neither Kamala Harris nor Bernie Sanders nor Cory Booker want constitutional norms followed, they want constitutional norms followed when a Republican is president.

You can’t keep playing by two sets of rules and expect your opponents to unilaterally disarm when they hold power. Most Republicans are unlikely to engage in efforts to stop Trump because it would be political suicide after their constituents watched eight years of Obama make his pen-and-phone governance. Democrats obviously have no compunction wielding executive power. And they will have a stronger case to make to voters in the future because of Republican complicity on the emergency declaration today. And so it goes.

Then again, no one really pays a political price for hypocrisy, do they? In the age of hyperpartisanship, few voters care about neutral principles or the importance of process. Partisans merely brush aside claims of hypocrisy by hurling accusations of “whataboutism”–a favorite neologism of people who don’t want to talk about the importance of context, precedent, or consistency.

via Democrats Don’t Oppose Executive Abuse, They Oppose Donald Trump — The Federalist

The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism — The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College

Thank you, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Green New Deal (GND) she has unveiled is most illuminating. It is now unmistakably clear that AOC, Bernie Sanders, and other democrat socialists in the Democratic Party don’t want “socialism lite” but rather they want the federal government to take control of the “commanding heights” of the economy. Although they may settle for the variant of socialism in which businesses remain nominally private, even as the government dictates what they must do, they plainly want central economic planning, albeit with a 10-year rather than five-year plan.

This is no exaggeration. The GND essentially calls for conscripting the American workforce and putting us to work in accordance with what the elite government planners want instead of what “we, the people” want. They propose to replace our market economy, in which privately owned businesses compete to see who can best supply the needs and wants of the people, with a command economy in which government is the master and citizens build what the planners say must be built.

Here are some planks in AOC’s GND:

  • The elimination of fossil fuels in 10 years, which would entail the closing of all gas stations, replacing them with electric-charging stations; replacing or retooling tens of millions of vehicles that travel by land, sea, or air (with the alarming acknowledgment “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to get rid of … airplanes [in 10 years]”); replacing all power plants that use fossil fuels with wind and solar, and eliminating all jobs involved in the exploration, extraction, refining, and transportation of fossil fuels.
  • “Retrofit every building in America.”
  • “Overhaul … agriculture.”
  • “Provide job training and education to all.”
  • “Guarantee a job with family-sustaining wages”
  • “Provide high-quality health care [and] housing.”
  • “Ensure universal access to healthy food …” and much, much more.

What the GND proposes—essentially, rebuilding America’s physical plant and infrastructure from top to bottom—is physically impossible to do in 10 years. In fact, it couldn’t be done in 100 years. The economy would collapse long before then in the chaos that socialist economies always experience as the inevitable consequence of replacing market prices with government edicts.

The GND is economically impossible, too, although its proponents seem to think that they can bypass economic reality by implementing what is called MMT—Modern Monetary Theory, a new label for the old, failed practice of printing more money.

In everyday economic life, money acts like a claim on goods and services; if you have enough of it, you can obtain what you want. Under MMT, the government has access to as many fiat dollars as it wants—a virtually unlimited supply. (Fiat currencies are not backed by anything material but are created out of thin air and rely on legal tender laws to compel people to accept them as payment for goods and services.) Using its monopoly power over money, MMT in practice would give the federal government unlimited purchasing power. That would enable the government to outbid all private interests for labor, materials, equipment, etc. In short, what the government wants, the government gets, and private individuals and businesses are correspondingly deprived.

What about inflation—wouldn’t printing all those additional fiat dollars cause prices to rise? According to MMT, the government can prevent inflation by draining purchasing power away from the private sector through higher taxes. Thus, while printing more money increases the government’s purchasing power, inflationary pressures would be offset as government removes purchasing power from the private sector. MMT is a game rigged so that the government always wins and the private sector always loses. No wonder socialists love MMT!

There is a well-known word that describes overwhelming power that government wields over people: tyranny. MMT boils down to government using its monopoly over money to dictate and control production, obliterate free markets, suppress private enterprise, and impoverish the people—i.e., socialism. A more apt name for MMT is Money Monopoly Tyranny. Indeed, MMT is a destructive tool tailor-made to assist the implementation of the socialistic Green New Deal.

via The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism — The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College

Autopsy of a Dead Coup — Christian Research Network

“CNN soon proved that it is no longer a news organization at all—as reporters like Gloria Borger, Chris Cuomo, Eric Lichtblau, Manu Raju, Brian Rokus, Jake Tapper, Jeff Zeleny, and teams such as Jim Sciutto, Carl Bernstein, and Marshall Cohen as well as Thomas Frank, and Lex Harris all trafficked in false rumors and unproven gossip detrimental to Trump, while hosts and guest hosts such as Reza Aslan, the late Anthony Bourdain, and Anderson Cooper stooped to obscenity and grossness to attack Trump.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness)  The illegal effort to destroy the 2016 Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of funds to create, disseminate among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials, a fabricated, opposition smear dossier failed.

So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed. There are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history, marking the first occasion in which U.S. government bureaucrats sought to overturn an election and to remove a sitting U.S. president.

Preparing the Battlefield No palace coup can take place without the perception of popular anger at a president.

The deep state is by nature cowardly. It does not move unless it feels it can disguise its subterranean efforts or that, if revealed, those efforts will be seen as popular and necessary—as expressed in tell-all book titles such as fired FBI Directors James Comey’s Higher Loyalty or in disgraced Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s psychodramatic The Threat.

In candidate and President Trump’s case that prepping of the battlefield translated into a coordinated effort among the media, political progressives and celebrities to so demonize Trump that his imminent removal likely would appear a relief to the people. Anything was justified that led to that end.

via Autopsy of a Dead Coup — Christian Research Network

What to Do with A Gay Priest — Christian Research Network

“Sam Allberry is quite busy running around with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries doing all he can to convince the church that it needs to affirm celibate homosexuals. Of course, the term employed in this project is Same-Sex Attracted. He knows that evangelicals will have a hard time swallowing the stigmatized word “homosexual.” And so, he uses one that is greatly watered down in an attempt to change the mindset of the older generations. Allberry has included in his efforts an attempt to legitimize the category of gender dysphoria. And again, the goal is to provide a degree of affirmation.”

(Ed Dingess – Reformation Charlotte)   To be fair, Sam Allberry says there is a difference between same sex attraction and being gay. I just happen not to agree with him on this point.

There is a movement afoot in the evangelical churches to diversify. This diversity is coming at the churches in all shapes and sizes. The heartbeat of the diversity movement is an overwhelming need for affirmation. The generations that are coming up into early adulthood and even into their 30’s were raised in a culture of unbridled and unrestrained affirmation. These are the kids who played sports where everyone got a trophy no matter what. These are the kids who were taught to believe that they really are special. The worse thing imaginable that you could do to these adults is to refuse to agree with all that they have been taught to believe about themselves. They are good people. They are special people. They are beautiful people. They are entitled people. They deserve all that they have. On and on the list goes, but you get the idea.

The demographics of the churches is becoming more and more reflective of these generations of adults. And this shift will continue to increase over the next 10-20 years until they reflect an extremely high percentage of church membership. Now, as a side note, think about what this means for pastors and leaders who have bothered to look into these demographics and have seen the writing on the wall. What do you think their focus might be? Remember the movie “Field of Dreams?” View article →

Related:

Gay Priest At Ravi Zacharias Event: Jesus Had Dysphoria, Body Issues

Research:

Sam Allberry

The Homosexual Agenda

Progressive (Social Justice) “Christianity”

via What to Do with A Gay Priest — Christian Research Network

“Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

The End Time

I like what Ayanna Thomas has to say. She makes sense, is humble, insightful, and joyous. Here is the start of her Instagram piece today: Read the rest here.

ayanna

I know how you feel. You see so many women around you “stepping into their calling.” And you feel this urge to do something too. You scroll your feeds, wishing you could just launch your blog, start a local women’s group, deliver talks at conferences, like everyone else. It feels like you’ll never be able to walk in the gift(s) God has given you and you aren’t really even sure if you’re convinced of what that looks like.” 

“But let me encourage you with something…

Read the rest of her encouraging comment, then browse her Instagram account, lots of good stuff!

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for February 19, 2019

February 18, 2019
RENEWAMERICA STAFF — In Utah, unethical “insurance medical examiners” hired to deprive injured workers of guaranteed Workers Compensation medical and other benefits are protected by “state policy” from any liability for harm resulting from their fraudulent examinations…. (more)


February 18, 2019
THE HILL — President Trump repeatedly slammed socialism during a Monday speech about Venezuela, saying that the political ideology’s days in North and South America are “numbered.” “The days of socialism and communism are numbered, not only in Venezuela, but in Nicaragua and Cuba as well,” Trump told a crowd gathered in Miami…. (more)


February 18, 2019
WORLDNETDAILY — Already, according to a new report, more than 18 million people have heard Ellen Page, an actress, blame President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, for an “attack” on homosexual actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago…. (more)


February 18, 2019
NATIONAL REVIEW — The “we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly” contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett’s wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as well, not to mention the innumerable activists and celebrities who piled on. So, a question for all of the above. Why did you believe Jussie Smollett? Let’s try to catalogue the red flags…. (more)


February 16, 2019
Anchor admits ‘you could use more’ physical barriers at the border (1:50)
YOUTUBE — During an animated discussion of President Trump’s border wall, CNN’s Chris Cuomo tells Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz that Fox News host Sean Hannity has a strong influence over the actions and opinions of President Trump…. (more)


February 16, 2019
BYRON YORK — When someone says, “I’m a glass half-full person,” that means he or she tries to look on the positive side of any situation, even if the reality is mixed. In the case of border security and the spending bill passed by Congress, it would be hard, from the administration’s point of view, to call it a “glass half-full” result, given that President Trump won just $1.375 billion of the $5.7 billion he asked Congress to appropriate for a border barrier…. (more)


February 16, 2019
PAUL BEDARD — President Trump has an unlikely ally in his move to declare a national emergency, freeing up money to build a border wall despite bipartisan opposition – – Capitol Hill’s own think tank…. (more)


February 16, 2019
NEWSMAX — If former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is telling the truth with his claims that officials in the Department of Justice discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, that could be considered be an attempted “coup d’etat,” Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday…. (more)


February 16, 2019
NEWSMAX — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants answers from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the wake of a bombshell claim that the Department of Justice official was involved in discussions to remove President Donald Trump from office nearly two years ago…. (more)

February 16, 2019
REAL CLEAR POLITICS — FNC’s Tucker Carlson reports on the finding of the Senate Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion…. (more)

February 16, 2019
‘It’s gonna require an investigation by the Department of Justice of itself to find out what went on’
WORLDNETDAILY — Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh posed a theory about why Democrats went rogue under the Barack Obama administration and investigated the political campaign of Donald Trump. Aside from the fact that they wanted to keep their jobs maintain and their party agenda, Limbaugh said Democrats were frantic to cover up their own misdeeds and stay out of jail…. (more)

February 16, 2019
FBI ‘caught in another cover-up to protect Clinton’
WORLDNETDAILY — Government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Friday it has obtained another 186 pages of documentation from the Justice Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, and they show evidence of a cover-up of an FBI chart of possible violations by her…. (more)

February 16, 2019
NBC NEWS — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm William Barr as attorney general, 54-45. The confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee, who will oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, had been expected given the GOP’s 53-47 control of the chamber. He was sworn in several hours later at the White House…. (more)

February 14, 2019
NEWSMAX — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday…. (more)


February 14, 2019
CLIFF KINCAID — The Center for a Secure Free Society held a news conference the other day about the roles of Russia, China, Venezuela, and other countries in flooding the U.S. with illegal aliens. Mario Duarte, Secretary of Strategic Intelligence for the Republic of Guatemala, spoke at the event, calling the caravans and their impact on U.S. border security the “weaponization” of refugees…. (more)

February 14, 2019
BRYAN FISCHER — Most people have no idea where the theory of evolution came from. They think scientists made discoveries that led them to doubt the Bible’s view of origins. But it was the other way round. Men first began to doubt and then dismiss the Bible in the early part of the 19th century. So they needed to find some other explanation for, well, everything. And presto-change-o, Darwin popped out his theory of natural selection in 1859…. (more)

February 14, 2019
PETER LEMISKA — The idea of Medicare for all, as proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris, and many others on the left, sounds amazing. They’re a little vague on details, but as I understand it, everyone on U.S. soil, whether they pay into the system or not, would be entitled to free quality healthcare from birth until death. That would include rich and poor, healthy and infirm, young and old, citizen and non-citizen alike. There would be no exemptions, no carveouts, like there were for Obamacare. After all, who would want to be exempt from a dream program like that? And all of it would be administered by the government and funded by taxes on the wealthy…. (more)

February 13, 2019
Says he will build it with or without Congress
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump says he made his point – the U.S. needs a border wall, and he will build it with or without Congress. Rather than force another unpopular and economically harmful government shutdown, Mr. Trump sounds increasingly willing to accept the agreement in Congress that provides about $1.3 billion for border barriers. That’s less than one-fourth of the $5.7 billion that he demanded initially for a wall…. (more)


February 13, 2019
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump isn’t showing his hand yet. But with little Washington appetite for another shutdown, he’s expected to grudgingly accept an agreement that would keep the government open but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican border wall…. (more)

February 13, 2019
$1.375 billion for barriers after Pelosi promised ‘nothing’ for ‘wall’
WORLDNETDAILY — Remember when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sarcastically conceded she would allow $1 for border barriers in President Trump’s national security funding plan? Then she reneged, promising “nothing.” “We can go through the back and forth,” she dictated. “No. How many more times can we say no? Nothing for the wall.”… (more)

February 13, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Possible independent presidential candidate and Democratic spoiler Howard Schultz on Tuesday dumped on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ “Green New Deal,” warning it would be “immoral” to spend trillions of dollars on an “unrealistic” solution…. (more)


February 13, 2019
FOX NEWS — One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced 2020 presidential runs…. (more)


February 13, 2019
NEWSMAX — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh cheered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for scheduling a vote on the Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal. One day after McConnell said he would hold a vote on the progressive bill that would curb air travel, cut all fossil fuel use, and establish additional entitlement programs, Limbaugh said the move was a stroke of genius…. (more)

February 13, 2019
DAILY CALLER — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is not only a potential 2020 presidential candidate; he’s a vegan who says the world “can’t sustain” people eating meat. Booker told the February issue of VegNews that he became a vegetarian in 1992 when, after a few days of trying the new lifestyle, he said, “Oh my gosh, I will never go back to eating meat.” He made the decision to go vegan in 2014…. (more)

February 13, 2019
Jack Cashill calls ill-fated high-speed rail project ‘a boondoggle from birth’
JACK CASHILL — The decision by new California Gov. Gavin Newsom to “scale back” the planned high speed rail from Los Angeles to San Francisco has not gotten nearly the attention – – or derision – – it deserves. In the revised plan, the train will only go from Bakersfield to Merced. To put this in context, it is as if the planners of a high speed rail from New York to Washington settled on a route from Newark to Camden…. (more)