American Family Association

by R. Burge

Tasha Easterling passes along statements made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry who distanced himself from Al Gore and noted that the current climate change legislation will prove to be extremely costly to future generations and is based on bad science.

David P. Smith criticizes Pres. Obama for his pledge of transparency during the campaign, one which he hasn’t maintained since he was sworn in. He concludes, “It sounds like the same, old, “bait and switch” trick. I think many people are realizing they have been deceived, and it’s not from a friend telling them the truth.”

Matt Friedeman notes that there is a story being floated by the Weekly Standard that indicates the White House will push for the closure of an Air Force Base in Sen. Ben Nelson’s home state if he does not fall in line with health care reform legislation. Jeremy Wiggins notes the same item in another post.

A leftist website held a design contest for health care reform, with the winning entry featuring a heart in Washington D.C. with arteries and veins branching out to the rest of the country. Friedeman writes, “Liberals think America is centered around D.C., not main street America. That’s why we have this monstrosity of a government-perpetuating, tax-increasing, freedom-stealing bill.”

Elijah Friedeman mentions an interesting juxtaposition going on in Copenhagen during the climate change conference. While the issue on the table is global warming the temperatures in Denmark are unusually frigid. He writes, “It’s hard to take the global warming alarmists seriously when they are holding a summit in the midst of sub-zero tempatures.”

Finally, E. Friedeman passes along some recent antics on the Senate floor where Sen. Coburn demanded that an amendment to health care reform be read aloud by the Senate clerk, which was estimated to take over 38 hours. After 3 hours of reading the Senator who introduced the legislation, Bernie Sanders of Vermont withdrew the amendment.

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American Family Association

by R. Burge

Jeremy Wiggins is upset at Washington D.C. which has found a workaround from the Hyde amendment which denies federal dollars for abortion procedures. The District insists that the money that will go towards these procedures is not, in fact, federal dollars but instead locally raised money through local taxes.

The AFA also publishes a list of 100 reasons why climate change is a natural part of the Earth’s life cycle. The AFA writes, “The hype over man-caused global warming is nothing more than hoax and change. The bottom line here is that’s it’s time to stick a fork in Al Gore and his theory – he’s done.”

Bryan Fischer notes that CPAC is experiencing a fracturing as a group named GOProud is joining the organization. GOPround is an organization that advocates for equal rights for homosexuals. Fischer writes, “Simply put, homosexuality is not a conservative value. Homosexual behavior is immoral, contrary to nature, and poses exaggerated health risks to its practitioners…By allowing GOProud into its collapsible and possibly collapsing big tent, CPAC has not just allowed the camel’s nose to slip under the edge of the tent but has seated his unsightly derriere at the table. The barbarians will no longer be at the gate but will be inside the fort.”

Jeremy Wiggins also retells the story from yesterday about a boy who was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation for drawing a picture of Jesus on the cross.

Finally, the AFA sends out an action alert specifically for the state of Michigan which legislature is working on a new bullying bill. Included in the latest draft is language about the sexual orientation of the student. The Alert reads, “Homosexual activists have schemed for years to use legitimate concern for student safety as a Trojan Horse to create special rights based on homosexual behavior and cross-dressing by inserting — for the first time ever — the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into Michigan law”

EEN: Creation care walk and prayer

by Ruth Moon

In an e-mail update, the Evangelical Environmental Network calls for people to join in their “Creation Care Walk” and “National Day of Prayer for Creation Care,” both in May.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Matt Friedeman writes about a recent study conducted on the pornography viewing habits of males. The researchers encountered a problem when they tried to find men who had not viewed pornography. Their entire sample had watched pornography at one point and many partook on a daily basis. Friedeman writes, “This is simply outrageous, but in our sex-saturated sulture, not entirely surprising.”

In the “Prophecy Matters” segment the AFA argues that the American public is in favor of supporting Israel, while the government does not. The author writes, “Sadly, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton show their contempt for the Scriptures by squeezing Israel. This painful reality also shows me that the biblical prophecies that look toward a day in the final period of world history when the international community will get fed-up with Israel…are further proof that the Bible is all true.”

Bryan Fischer takes exception with a recent article made by Warren Cole Smith which advocates a conscientious objector status in the war on Christmas. Fischer believes that this is ceding the battle to secular fundamentalists.

Bryan Fischer also objects to the way that the mainstream media handled a recent incident on a flight from Atlanta to Houston. Apparently there were a dozen Muslim men on the plane who were causing a disturbance with their electronic devices. One man refused to hang up his cell phone call even when prompted by the flight attendants and pilot. The AP failed to report the ethnicity of the men in question. Fischer writes, “It is only a matter of time before political correctness (note the airbrushing of the incident in the mainstream media above) kills another planeload of passengers as well as innocents living and working on the ground.”

The AFA notes that Pres. Obama used the phrase Christmas tree twice as well as ending his remarks by wishing the audience Merry Christmas.

Fischer also notes that 26 Asian students were beaten by their white and black counterparts. This was not referred to by police or the media as a hate crime, when black on white or the white on black incidents would undoubtedly be treated as such. Fischer writes,

This incident shows the silliness and the injustice of “hate crimes” laws. If the same criminal activity had been carried out by whites on blacks, the NAACP, the Rev. Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would already be in full howl, press conferences would be held, bullhorns brandished, and all we’ be hearing about is how racist America is, our sad legacy of slavery and how much we need special punishments for race-based crimes to purge the soul of the nation.

The AFA notes the humor in a recent Al Gore speech on global warming being canceled because of likelihood of freezing rain. Politico refers to this as the Gore Effect.

Fischer also notes that sex changes might become the next battleground in equal rights.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

The AFA bemoans the fact that CBS has perverted ‘Frosty the Snowman’ by showing an advertisement for the upcoming special with narration by How I Met Your Mother’s Neal Patrick Harris. Harris dialogue is raunchy, including statements like: “I have been with a lot of women. Blondes. Brunettes. Redheads. Big boobs. Small boobs. Medium boobs. Some boobs that were big but kind of in a bad way.” The AFA asks its readers to contact CBS and voice their disapproval. This same advertisement is lamented by Bryan Fischer.

The AFA continues its crusade to keep Christ in Christmas by citing findings in a recent Rasmussen poll indicating that almost three quarters of Americans prefer Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays. They ask readers to join their Facebook page and voice their support.

Matt Friedeman reminds readers that there are thousands of Christians in prison across the world for professing their faith in Jesus. He asks that Christians pray for these persecuted believers.

Tasha Easterling writes about a Virginia WWII veteran who has been forced by the homeowners association to remove a flagpole that he has on his property. He is appealing the decision and Easterling believes that the HOA should cut him some slack.

Matt Friedeman writes about an interesting debate going on in some churches over whether to have children exit the service for some sort of ‘Children’s Worship’ or allow them to stay in the larger service even when they become distractions.

Some Hollywood conservatives are demanding that Al Gore’s Oscar be taken from him in light of recent emails being made public between climate scientists according to Tasha Easterling.

Matt Friedeman again mentions the Manhattan Declaration and questions when Christians should engage in civil disobedience. He writes, “How many people would still sign up if the declaration contained a list of fifty stories about people who were civilly disobedient, and consequently paid the price. That would be an interesting and disturbing list.”

Friedeman also quotes a piece by Alex Knepper which advocates that voters judge politicians based on their religion as it is an integral piece of their worldview.

Matt Friedeman also makes light of the bad timing of Golf magazine in having Tiger Woods and Pres. Obama on the cover of their latest issue.

Center for a Just Society

by R. Burge

“Global Warming in the Hot Seat” by Ken Connor takes aim at the recent leaked emails between climate scientists over the issue of global warming. Connor accuses the scientists of obfuscating or destroying data that would hurt the theory of global warming. Connor writes, “This is a classic example of the politicization of science.  In a gross affront to their vocation’s guiding credo, men and women of science allowed an emotionally and politically charged ideology to muddle their thinking and corrupt their work. ” Connor believes that in light of these recent emails Pres. Obama would be remiss in attempting to push for the expansion of his Green agenda.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Several posts today about Mike Huckabee’s clemency for Maurice Clemmons. Tasha Easterling embeds a video of Huckabee on Fox News. The former Arkansas governor argues, “The judge recommended that Clemmons’ sentence be commuted, and that he received no response from the prosecutor at the time about whether or not clemency would be warranted.” Another post faults Huckabee for his belief in restorative justice and his empathy for criminals. Matt Friedeman believes that this is a quality that will never allow him to win the White House. Bryan Fischer also weighs in, not defending Huckabee but laying out a litany of reasons why the pardon of Clemmons was a bad idea.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendra Pachauri has logged over 400,000 frequent flier miles trying to spread the belief that global warming is man made and humans need to limit their carbon footprint. The AFA believes this to be hypocritical.

Chuck Norris weighs in on Pres. Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan, believing it to be a poor choice. He writes, “This much I know: We should either unleash the full potential of the U.S. military on Afghanistan to complete the mission as quickly as we can or pull out completely and bring our service men and women home to U.S. soil and their families.”

David Smith writes about a school in Naples, Florida that was embroiled in controversy because the student body had created a “Kick a Jew” day. To combat this the school begins each day with 20 minutes of character building exercises. Smith writes, “Trying to teach morality without an authority recognized to be the originator of it will ultimately not work. All that this will do is reinforce the rules that other humans have decided should be followed.”