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Dan Proft: The Secular Elite’s Discomfort With the Faithful


Apparently, the path to putting a Democrat in the White House runs through God.

No, that’s not me saying God favors Republicans.

That is, essentially, the argument from foul-mouthed DNC Chairman Tom Perez. He’s uncomfortable with the fact that church-going people disapprove of Democrat candidates motivated in large part by their conviction on issues of life and death … convictions about abortion.

Perez recently complained about clergy who are willing to support Trump motivated in large part on the issue of life. He’s frustrated that “people buy it” from these clergy—and I quote—“because that’s their only source.”

Perez is unnerved by churchgoers who lean on their spiritual leaders, leaders who are working from the Bible rather than relying on today’s secular elites.

The short of it is Tom Perez would like you to stop attending church because it puts a real crimp in the ability of Democrats to make the state supreme.

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Albert Mohler: America in 2018 Boys Scouts v. Girls Scouts


The Washington Post recently ran a major news story that has to make us pause. The headline: “Scouts recruitment war raises questions about what it means to be a girl or a boy.”

The battle is going to the nation’s highest courts with the two litigants being the Boy Scouts of America the Girl Scouts, of all things.

It all started with an ad from the Boy Scouts stating that a church in Virginia would be chartering “one of our Girl Scouts BSA Troops.”

As Samantha Schmidt reports, the Girl Scouts then filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts, arguing trademark infringement.

Listen to this next sentence: “The battle between the youth programs echoes a divide that has been playing out across many arenas of American life amid the #MeToo movement, raising fresh questions about what it means to be male or female in 2018.”

This article simply reflects the times better than just about anything I have read of late, sadly so.

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White House Clash, EPA Water Wars and 17 Years in Afghanistan


Townhall Review – December 15, 2018

Michael Medved gives his thoughts on the political one-upmanship as demonstrated during the “photo op” meeting President Trump had with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher also give their views on the meeting between the President and the House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader. Dennis Prager turns to Philippe Karsenty, a French media analyst, for a look at the French riots. Hugh Hewitt talks with Acting EPA Director Andrew Wheeler about the EPA’s modifications to the Clean Water Act. Ed Martin talks with economist Jerry Bowyer about signs the economy may be slowing down. Joe Walsh brings Moran Birman on his show to talk about the threat Hamas and Hezbollah are to Israel. Dennis Prager’s guest, retired British Colonel Richard Kemp, talks about the seemingly never-ending war in Afghanistan. Mark Davis talks with Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco about a billboard in New York’s Times Square accusing ADF of being anti-gay.

 

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Michael Medved: Caravans and Shutdowns: Both Unpopular


This is Michael Medved of MichaelMedved.com for Townhall.

Congressional Democrats made a mistake to attack President Trump for his determined opposition to caravans of unauthorized immigrants at our Southern border. Automatic asylum would only encourage new thousands to make a dangerous, illegal trek.

But President Trump also makes a mistake by touting a pointless government shutdown, which might seem bold and decisive but raises the inevitable question, “what next?” The Democrats, with their newly elected House majority, won’t simply surrender and a shutdown hurts the government, the public’s faith in democracy, even our economy.

The only possible outcome is some form of compromise: no, the president won’t get all the money he wants for a wall, but he will get increased funding for enhanced border security. Since it’s obvious that both caravans and shutdowns are deeply unpopular, Congress and the president should drop the games and work out common sense reforms that can help all sides.

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