American Family Association

by R. Burge

Tasha Easterling reports some recent findings from Pew which finds that many Americans blend different religions together to create their own brand of spirituality. Easterling writes, “Christians have gotten away from the Biblical truth that there is only one way to salvation.  It is more comfortable and popular to believe that there are many ways to God and they are all correct (a la Oprah) than to believe that Jesus is the only way”

Jeremy Wiggins is upset with some recent statements made by Pres. Obama in a bipartisan meeting of Congress when he told the Republicans to quit trying to scare the American public about the current health care reform proposal.

Matt Friedeman believes that the Tiger Woods scandal will not ruin his career and could make him more popular than ever. In another post Friedeman highlights an article that compares Tiger Woods and Barack Obama saying both have been whitewashed to create a positive public image. Woods’ skeletons have been revealed and Obama’s could soon be on the way.

Friedeman is also worried about the latest changes to the health care reform proposal which would eliminate the public option but drastically increase the scope of Medicare. Rep. Anthony Weiner applauds the move as a significant step toward a single payer system.

Bryan Fischer is upset with ‘safe schools’ czar Kevin Jenning’s reading list. Summarizing the list, Fischer writes, “Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air”

Matt Friedeman passes along a recent report from the Washington Post that concludes the U.S. national debt is larger than the net worth of all Americans combined.

Elijah Friedeman rehashes some of the debate between his columns of those of Bryan Fischer by noting that leading Muslims have argued that Nadal Hasan must repent for his actions because they were specifically in violation of the Quran, an idea that is contradictory to Fischer’s belief that Islam is a violent religion.

Chuck Norris writes a lengthy article in response to Sen. Obama’s trip to Copehagen, which he believes to be a waste of time. He cites the hacked emails of climate scientists as well as the fact that no treaty has been completed before the trip for Pres. Obama to sign when he arrives.  Janet Porter is also upset with Al Gore and some of the claims he is making. She believes Gore to be a hypocrite because the Tennessee EPA cites him as the number one polluter in the state because of a tin mine on his property.

Elijah Friedeman pokes fun at Jeremy Olson who threw a tomato at Sarah Palin during her book tour. His throw was off however and actually hit a policemen providing security. Olson was charged with assaulting a police officer.

E. Friedeman also notes that the Gallup tracking poll has Pres. Obama’s approval at 47%, a new low for this administration. Spokesman Robert Gibbs questioned the reliability of the poll.

The Roman Catholic church in Scotland has declared that the hokey pokey is officially off limits to its parishioners as it was originally called ‘the hocus pocus’.

Matt Friedeman notes a recent article Christianity Today that addresses the question of what the church should do with sex offenders. Friedeman writes, “Whatever churches decide, there must be a balance between grace and accountability.”

Friedeman is also upset that Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid compared those opposed to health care reform to those who opposed the abolition of slavery. He writes, “You would think Democrats would get tired of using the same old “Republicans are racist” put down.”

Friedeman also writes that he agrees with the Wall Street Journal when it says that Pres. Obama should give his Nobel Peace Prize to Shirin Ebadi who had her medal confiscated by the Iranian government.

E. Friedeman notes the hypocrisy of the Copenhagen Climate Summit as it will create tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases through the use of planes and limos to get dignitaries to the conference.

E. Friedeman also reports that the TEA party actually beats the GOP in a 3 way generic ballot for 2012. He writes, “The scariest thing about this poll for a Republican loyalist is the fact that close to the same number of Republicans say that they would vote for a TEA party candidate over a Republican candidate.”

Jeremy Wiggins also embeds a video of an undercover investigation in to Planned Parenthood that shows them committing numerous violations of state and federal law.

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American Family Association

by R. Burge

A post highlights recent statements by White House Communications Director Anita Dunn in which she praises Communist Leader Mao Tse Tsung. This is echoed in a different post by the AFA.

Another post by David P. Smith argues that Americans are leaving the only true God for the government god.

The AFA also reemphasizes the recent spat between the Obama White House and the Fox News channel by embedding a video of comments by David Axlerod over the weekend.

Another post comments on recent statements by Obama Adivsor Robert Reich. In this remarks Robert Reich apparently lays out the harsh true of health care reform- namely that young people will pay more than their share and older Americans will not receive the best drugs and technology.

Recent poll numbers show that Hillary Clinton is now more popular than Barack Obama.

Finally, the AFA publishes supposed leaks from the Nobel Peace Prize committee in which the majority of the voting body were opposed to Pres. Obama receiving the award.

Sojourners

by M. Pulliam

Action alert: Sojourners asks Americans to let Congress know that the same old broken financial system that lead to the $700 billion bailout will not do, citing scripture, “as Christians, we can advocate for a just financial system based on the wisdom of scripture. The Bible commends ‘those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice’ (Psalm 112:5), and condemns those who oppress the poor and needy for their own gain (Ezekiel 18:10-13).”

Arizona Sheriff had his ability  to enforce immigration laws (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 287(g)) revoked as he became notorious for repeated abuses.

Sojourners asks if Obama’s Peace Prize is premature and concludes, that no, his vision and immediate actions especially are deserving of the prize and this award should encourage him to continue with that vision. Another blogger sees the award as more of an encouragement and a challenge to America. Jim Wallis also comments on his take, particularly addressing the problem with all of the critics.

Sojourners distinguishes itself from critics on the right and critics on the left, using abortion as an example (a good perspective on a few issues).

Sojourners attempts to break down some of the assumptions that Christians should have certain political theologies, referencing the “Left Behind” series, big government, and the Conservative Bible Project.  Read more about Sojourner’s take on the Conservative Bible Project here.

One blog mentions that President Obama sent two members of his Cabinet, Arne Duncan and Eric Holder, to Chicago to meet with high school students, hoping that he will bring constructive change to the current desolate division between the tourists’ Chicago and the Chicago that the friends of Derrion Albert see.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

A post today highlights a breakthrough in adult stem cell research, hopefully paving the way for the elimination of embryonic stem cell use.

The AFA points out a recent Saturday Night Live Sketch that makes light of Pres. Obama’s Nobel Prize victory.

Another entry highlights recent statements by Liz Cheney on Obama’s Nobel Prize. Cheney says that Obama should send the mother of a fallen soldier to Oslo to accept the award.

An article by Jerry Richardson describes how a recent NYTimes article called Christians “demented” and he indicates a proper response to such an attack.

A piece by Bryan Fischer highlights some of the culture wars items of the last few months, including the possibility of overturning DOMA, the passage of ENDA, and the dismantling of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  He concludes by saying, “If there was ever a time for conservatives to stand athwart history and yell “Stop!”, the time is now.”

In another post by Bryan Fischer he compares what is occurring in the United States to what was happening in Nazi Germany. He specifically points to the separation of church and state and describes how that emphasis was important to Adolph Hitler before the invasion of Poland.

Another post describes Sen. Lindsay Graham’s change of heart on the issue of cap and trade legislation.  The article states, “Sen. Graham exemplifies everything that is wrong with the Republican Party.”

Fischer points out a recent article about Canadian Health Care, followed by several reasons why it is not better than the current U.S. system.

Two other posts indicate that Pres. Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize and then link to a video of his acceptance.

Finally, Elijah Friedeman points out the hypocrisy in the Democratic National Committee saying the GOP has sided with terrorists.

Sojourners News Updates

by M. Pulliam

Sojourners’ recent news blurbs from email updates include:

The constitutional debate about the death penalty in Ohio is spilling over into national dialogue.

Democrats face decisions in health-care reform like how people will have more comprehensive health benefits for affordable prices. Legislation from the Senate would provide coverage to 29 million Americans but slow the growth of spending on medical care.

Anti-American sentiments build as U.S. aid is increased to Pakistan.

The United States takes some heat from Mexico for falling behind in the global climate change agreement conversations.

The United States looks into new ways to detain illegal immigrants; options include converting hotels into prison-based systems.

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

The definition of federal hate crimes is expanded to include attacks based on sexual orientation.

Al Qaeda is seen as a greater threat to U.S. security than the Taliban; this could avoid major troop increases requested by military commanders.

FRC

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC reported on the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in a post with that same title, criticized living wills as serving as “suicide notes,” and “provide[d] links to audio streams” about the economy.

A Washington Update email from the group bashed the New York Times article entitled “The High Price of Being a Gay Couple,” talked about Kevin Jennings, and advertised for a lecture on Thursday on “The Rejection and Rebirth of the Hippocratic Oath.”