PENCE POSITIONING TO BE POTUS46

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Creative Commons By DonkeyHotey - Flickr
Creative Commons By: DonkeyHotey – Flickr

While Donald Trump is elephanting around Washington, stomping and bellowing,  Mike Pence is walking sanely around Europe, reassuring our allies that we aren’t lunatics, that we will absolutely stand behind our treaties and defend them in perilous times.

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Creative Commons: By Gage Skidmore

While Donald Trump treads willy-nilly over civil rights and terrifies immigrants, … Continue reading

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THE PRO-LIFE SPEAKING GIG

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ABORTION ISN’T MURDER, EVANGELICALS AGREE

Anthony Levatino is an OB/GYN who works for the Pro-Life Action League, an activist anti-abortion group based in Chicago.

Dr. Levatino used to do abortions. He estimates that he terminated around 1,200 pregnancies during the fetus-killing phase of his career. He stopped doing these procedures when his own child … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S MARCH

I managed to get to the last little bit of the Sacramento March and Rally last Saturday, January 21. It was inspiring. Here are a few pictures from the day.

These young people were excited about changing the future!

This beautiful woman’s smile and upbeat sign summarizes the positive vibe of the day.

Physical, cultural, national-origin, immigration status, and religious … Continue reading

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What does “Christian First” even mean? Let me tell you . . .

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For years, Mike Pence has described himself thusly: “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” There is unending material in those few words, and one could, if one was so inclined, do an entire series of articles on them. For now, however, just a short post.

Christian First

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WORSHIPPING THE FETUS

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When you prioritize something above everything else, when you bow down to something or someone to the exclusion of everything and everyone else, that is worship. If that worship isn’t direct to God, it’s idolatry.

What began in the 1970s with the “Moral Majority” as a marketing campaign has become nothing more and nothing less than idol worship.

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Mike Pence Does Not Like the Johnson Amendment. Why?

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Mike Pence Caricature by DonkeyHotey (Creative Commons By SA)

Mike Pence, in a video he has widely disseminated among the evangelical Christian community, speaks of himself as “…a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

The fact that he does not bother to mention “American” is telling. Perhaps he overlooked it, or perhaps it is simply not important … Continue reading

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UNEQUALLY YOKED OR ALTER EGOS?

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In “Two Corinthians” 6:14, Paul says to the Corinthian Christians (who, we suppose,  were Christians first, Corinthians second):
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Free Documentation GNU License; by: Cgoodwin – 1950

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Typically, Bible teachers have used this verse to exhort young Christians … Continue reading

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Selling Your Soul

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One Minute Video Introduction

Introduction

In the first three posts in this series about Mike Pence’s masterfully crafted political advertisement to sell a morally indefensible Donald Trump to American church-goers1 we covered these broad themes:

  • Racism was pervasive in a significant number of America’s white churches, especially, but not exclusively, in the South of the 1800s and 1900s.
  • The
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