from Grace to You blog:
Tomorrow is Election Day in America, and I don’t know anyone who is looking forward to it. In fact, most people I talk to are aghast that it has come down to these two execrable characters, and that one of them will soon ascend to power.
Christians in particular are dismayed and distraught by the choices in front of us. Even down-ballot issues seem to have morality and personal freedoms in the crosshairs.
So as the church in America sees what little cultural influence it has fading fast, what should believers do? How do we make sense of a world—and in particular, a government—that appears to be overtly aligned against us?
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HT-Chas Rowland. John MacArthur takes 15 minutes last night to address tomorrow’s election. It is worth listening to all of it.
(NPR) — The big demographic story out of the 2012 presidential election may have been President Obama’s domination of the Hispanic vote, and rightfully so.
But as we close the book on the election, it bears noting that another less obvious bloc of key swing state voters helped the president win a second term.
They’re the “nones” — that’s the Pew Research Center’s shorthand for the growing number of American voters who don’t have a specific religious affiliation. Some are agnostic, some atheist, but more than half define themselves as either “religious” or “spiritual but not religious,” Pew found in a recent survey.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/religiously-unaffiliated-got-obama-elected/#hDRbBwyC4QA1WCz9.99
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MySA.com-The pressure is on for Rick Perry to reverse his position and abandon his longtime refusal to consider a race for president. Conservative pundits have been begging the conservative Texan to enter the enthusiasm-challenged GOP presidential field.
Every interview, every press availability in the past week has included at least one question about a possible Perry presidential candidacy in 2012. Here are some recent highlights of comments by the governor that may shed some light on his evolving thinking.
Here is what happens when a student in Maryland dares to yell the truth during a political rally, that Barack Obama is a liar, and he is! Amazing isn’t how those who scream the right to free speech the most, think it only applies to them.
Be advised, at one point someone in the crowd yells the f-word. But note how the tolerant and sensitive the “progressive” crowd is in this video.
“There is something very strange going on here. I don’t understand the disconnect on the part of Christians,”
“What concerned me about that event on the mall was not so much Glenn Beck and the politicians in the program; it was the picture of those religious leaders standing together,”
“The bottom line is … we’ve been used and we’ve allowed ourselves to be used at times by politicians and others who co-opted God talk,”
“We (conservative Christians in America) … have just assumed that because they were using our language, they were talking about the same Gospel or talking about the same understanding of God or talking about the same theological structure and that’s just not true,”
“One of the healthiest things that can happen among conservative Christians is the ability to recognize, to discern the difference between civil religion and authentic Christianity,”
“[j]ust to debunk liberal ideas does not give you then the authority to be taken at your word … to be speaking truth when then you talk about the Gospel,”
FOX News-The White House apparently offered a consolation meeting to Texas Gov. Rick Perry after he was denied face time with President Obama on his trip to Fort Bliss Tuesday.
The Republican governor’s spokeswoman said Perry’s request for a presidential meeting to discuss border security was rebuffed. According to Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger, White House aides said the president would not be available for such a meeting.
Instead, White House spokesman Luis Miranda said Perry "was offered but declined" a meeting on border security with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan.
"Today, the president is at Fort Bliss to honor the troops who so bravely serve our country, but if the governor wants to have a meeting about the border, the White House has made that possible," Miranda said in a written statement.
Cesinger later said the governor was just looking for a meeting with the president, not his advisers.
"The governor does not need additional briefings about what is occurring on our border. What we need is an immediate deployment of additional resources," she said.
Perry was one of the first people the president saw when he stepped from Air Force One during an Austin visit on Aug. 9. On that occasion, Perry hand-delivered a letter to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, warning about the "dire threat" from drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Miranda noted that the president has "directed unprecedented resources to the southwest border since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009" and signed into law $600 million in supplemental funds for border protection, law enforcement, 250 additional National Guard for Texas and a new Texas-based Predator drone to enhance surveillance to personnel on the ground.
A friend sent this to me today in an email….
I have often wondered why it is that the conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.” By chance a friend stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Yep, that’s it!