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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BreakPoint: Justice system woes

by Ruth Moon

New legislation should provide critical reform to Michigan’s justice system.

Compassionate choices like Huckabee’s decision to commute the sentence of the man who allegedly killed four police officers in Washington will always involve risk.

Television shows will lead to more violence.

If China and India don’t agree to an emissions reduction goal at the Copenhagen Summit, what’s the point of the meeting?

The people responsible for catching child porn creators have difficult jobs.

Sarah Palin’s baby, Trig, is still political.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Elijah Friedeman uses US Weekly to make a claim that Angelina Jolie dislikes Pres. Obama and calls him a socialist who is more concerned with handouts than self improvement.

Friedeman also mentions statements made by Matthew Dowd where he indicates that Sarah Palin has a chance of gaining the Republican nomination in 2012. Friedeman hopes that this does not occur, he writes, “Not because I disagree with Palin’s views, but because I know Palin isn’t ready to be president. For some reason people have been conditioned to think that serving several years as governor of a small state (at least in regards to population) qualifies her to be president of the United States and leader of the free world. Craziness. That’s makes about as much sense as electing a first-term Senator to be president. Just look where that’s gotten us.” A quick post by the AFA also notes the brisk sales of Palin’s new book.

The AFA reports recent findings by Rasmussen that indicates Pres. Obama’s declining approval numbers.

Finally, Crane Durham writes that he is thankful for the overwhelming protest by the American public to the recent policy initiatives proposed by Congress.

BreakPoint: NPR “grade-school quality”

by Ruth Moon

National Public Radio’s feature on Sarah Palin is “grade-school quality” (and that’s not a compliment).

A new, graphic display of photos was created in conjunction with an anti-abortion protest in Berkeley, Calif.

Is the “prosperity gospel” doctrine related to financial crises in the U.S.?

BreakPoint applauds the recent government focus on sex trafficking.

BreakPoint also lauds Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) efforts to change abortion-related portions in the health care bill.

BreakPoint is helping raise funds for the Philippines, recently hit with typhoons.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

The AFA has 4 posts today.

First, Elijah Friedeman revisits an earlier post which has a video embedded of celebrities advocating for health care reform. Today’s post shows a spoof video featuring average Americans refuting the points in the celebrity video.

Next, Jeremy Wiggins goes to the Heritage Foundation’s website and uses a social security calculator to determine how much of a return he will get on his payments into the Social Security fund. He finds that the average American will actually see a negative return on their investment in to Social Security. On the other hand he finds that with an individual savings account his investment would return almost 5%. He concludes, “And we want the government running Health Care? They haven’t even got THIS ponzi scheme off the ground and we want to give them more control?”

Third, Friedeman highlights a recent speech given from the floor of the House where Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) had a blunt assessment of the Republican’s health care plan – Die Quickly. Friedeman notes that the backlash to this language has been nonexistent compared to the outrage over Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during Pres. Obama’s speech to Congress.

Finally, in a piece titled “Is Sarah Palin winning?” Friedeman takes a balanced look at the possibility of a run for President in 2012 by Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin. He argues that she has branded herself a true conservative who fights for smaller government and lower taxes but also needs to bone up on her foreign policy knowledge, an area that was sorely lacking the 2008 campaign. Friedeman concludes, “If she can successfully rebrand herself and gain a greater knowledge of the issues at work in the world today, Palin will be a force to be reckoned with come November 2012.”

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Five posts today by the AFA.

First, the AFA encourages it’s members to let President Obama know that they do not support a Muslim day of prayer which they call anti-Semitic and anti-American. In describing President Obama’s history with religious observance they write:  “President Barack Obama has barely acknowledged the Christian heritage of the United States, refusing to participate in the National Day of Prayer and issuing only a perfunctory proclamation which he was required to do by law. Yet he has hosted a dinner celebrating what he called “the Holy Month of Ramadan” in the White House, and recently issued a proclamation at the end of Ramadan which concluded with an Arabic blessing.”

Second, Jeremy Wiggins laments the fact that the United States spent over $20 million ensuring that foreign dictators would be safe while visiting the United Nations.

Next, Elijah Friedeman highlights a recent study that reveals the average British citizen has slept with more than 2.8 million people by secondary means. Friedeman comments, “[This is an] indicator of how far our culture has sunk into the mire of immorality”

Fourth, Friedeman quotes lengthy portions of a speech delivered by Sarah Palin at an investor conference in Hong Kong.  He describes the event as “Palin bursting on the international stage.”

Finally, Tasha Easterling mentions but gives no commentary a recent video making the rounds that shows school children singing a song praising President Obama.