Christians who hate Trump

They are the Christians who hate Trump.  Let’s call it for what it is: hate.  It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments and their myopic views.

One sanctimonious ranting Christian said, “there’s nothing Biblical about Trump.”  Actually, there’s nothing Biblical about that statement.  The prophet Daniel served Nebuchadnezzar.  Daniel recognized the role a pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama.  The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.

Now I must clarify, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters.  I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he much more moral than his enemies know—I am saying that if Daniel could work with Nebbie, how much more we can work with the Don.

I tried hard to figure out believers who hate Trump.  Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory and they choose to aid and abet the other side.  Is it because their favorite “Christian” didn’t win and they are sour grapes?

And why didn’t these conservative Christians hold Reagan to the same standard?  They adored him even while Nancy was studying horoscopes in the White House.

They didn’t require any president to be a squeaky clean pastor until Trump.

Yeah his tweets can be a bit much.  And okay, president Trump is not as smooth as Reagan…but, maybe we don’t need smooth right now.

But there is something else that is really strange, (hypocritical is more like it) why didn’t these guardians of morality speak out against Obama?  T.D. Jakes even attacked Franklin Graham for questioning Obama’s Christian Faith.  Told him not to judge a brother.  Hold that thought as we explore another question…

How could you not question Obama’s Christianity?  Obama begged the question by dropping the Christian card whenever it suited him (something Trump never does).   Meanwhile, Barack fought for same sex marriage, late term abortion, and was the most Biblically hostile president in our history.

Click on this link to see the list of his acts of hostility toward Christians  

Back to Jakes.  So why do so many Christian leaders—who said it was wrong to judge Obama—judge Trump?

Trump is not a pastor.  He is a businessman who loves America.  As far as his faith?  I am not qualified to determine his spiritual depth since I’ve never had the chance to meet the man.

“He is like Hitler and the church is being fooled” said another comment.  Please remove your tinfoil hats and listen.  Hitler never had 98% of the media against him.  Trump has never called for a new constitution.  Hitler never tried to protect Israel.  I could go on and on.

Maybe if Trump had been the first president to address the march for life.  Maybe if he had chosen an on fire born-again vice president.  Maybe if he has rescinded executive orders that banned federal funds from Christian organizations.  Maybe if he overruled the Johnson Amendment that banned the free speech of pastors.  Maybe if he had moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem.  Maybe if he had put someone on the Supreme Court who helped Christian bakers practice freedom of religion.  Maybe then you would support him.  Oh wait…he did all that.

God has done a miracle and the enemy wants to make short work of the amazing breakthroughs we are witnessing by dividing the church.  Instead of being a religious outlier you should be thanking God, praying, supporting the president, and voting.

The coming collapse of the abortion lobby

The coming collapse of the abortion lobby

By Dr. Charmaine Yoest

Published January 25, 2013

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    FILE — Jan. 22, 2013: Bettina Hager, center, and Jeff Foster, left, join a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. ((AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta))

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a powerful shift is taking place within Big Abortion. What abortion advocates could not win through choice, they intend to impose through coercion.

Even Time magazine recently acknowledged on their cover that, for those so inclined to celebrate Roe’s anniversary, the rejoicing over abortion on demand should be tinged with concern.  On January 14th Time asked “What Choice?” and then answered their own question:  “40 years ago, abortion rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade,” the cover noted and then concluded: “They’ve been losing ever since.”

When viewed through the lens of policy — instead of private decisions – “choice” encompasses individual liberty and a freedom to dissent.   “Privacy” has long since vanished in the context of abortion policy:  the abortion statists believe the procedure should permeate the public sphere.

We won’t see much of anything happen at the national level in the next several years, but there is a rising tide of pro-life legislation passing at the state level that is dramatically changing the contours of abortion policy in this country. The storm surge is coming.

They want abortion defined as fundamental health care for women…and they want every American to pay for it. They do not believe an individual should have a choice whether to participate in abortion. They plan to force every American, regardless of their personal beliefs and values, to participate in abortion as part of the everyday fabric of our culture through tax subsidies and occupational mandates.

And in response, what do we see in the pro-life, legal community?  The number one piece of model legislation requested from our legal team is the one that assists in defunding the abortion industry.  Following closely after is the model that reinforces Rights of Conscience. These legislative changes, when enacted, become a powerful restraint on the abortion industry.

But that’s is only the beginning. In the last two years alone the legal team at Americans United for Life has helped enact nearly 50 new pro-life laws – that’s about one-third of the unprecedented number of pro-life laws enacted in that time period. In addition, we have a tremendous tidal wave of life-affirming legislation in the pipeline. Notably, over the past two years, we had 2,500 requests for our model legislation and our legal team was at work in 39 states.

It’s a tremendous irony that this week brings together in close proximity the second inauguration of the most aggressively pro-abortion President in American history one day before the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and just prior to the annual March for Life. These events tangled together in time reflect the strange state of play in abortion politics today. But where pro-life representation counts – at the state level closest to the grass roots – the momentum is building.

The abortion lobby today is a little like the old Soviet bloc that looked invincible … right up to the day it collapsed under the weight of its own stagnation.  The old guard of the Kremlin were on the wrong side of history, science, and the truth in much the same way that Big Abortion is today.

Cecile Richards, the chic Manhattan-based president of the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is considerably more stylish than Mikhail Gorbachev, but they have in common a dependence on the power and money of the state to prop up a failed ideology.

While pro-lifers are still stinging from the loss of the presidency — and perhaps the Supreme Court as well – savvy observers looking at the bigger picture resemble weathermen standing on a calm beach warning of the hurricane building far offshore.

We won’t see much of anything happen at the national level in the next several years, but there is a rising tide of pro-life legislation passing at the state level that is dramatically changing the contours of abortion policy in this country. The storm surge is coming.

Even abortion activists see the wind picking up.  Witness the recent resignation of Nancy Keenan, now-former President of NARAL, the organization formerly known as the National Abortion Rights Action League.  She stepped down acknowledging that the pro-life movement has real dynamism and strength among young people.

NARAL worked to airbrush the word “abortion” out of their name in 2003.  Now, a mere decade later, 2013 began with Planned Parenthood announcing that they are moving away from the “choice” rubric.

The rhetorical dodge isn’t working for them anymore.

Abortion advocates don’t say exactly what phrases they plan to replace “choice” with.  But their marketing trends are clear.  The abortion lobby doesn’t want to talk about abortion as a “choice” because that implies there might be a decision to weigh. . . a moral concern to consider. . . even agonize over.

They want to use exclusively the language of “health care” –- for abortion to become routine, commonplace, and morally neutral like going to the dentist. The real move they are making, however, is not a rhetorical one.  Abortion activists are actively and brazenly pivoting away from choice to coercion.

But the reality is, that won’t work, as the humanity of the unborn becomes more apparent to all.

Look across the country from state-house to state-house it is very heartening to pro-life advocates that a culture of life is being established one law at a time.

We don’t need The White House for the fifth decade of fighting Roe as state legislators work for a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest is president and CEO ofAmericans United for Life.