Obama's neo-Marxist, identity politics-infused worldview holds that America is an imperial power that has victimized other nations merely by being wealthy and powerful. Meanwhile, Obama romanticizes backward countries like those former colonies in Ebola-rich West Africa and views imposing a travel ban on their citizens as adding insult to the grievous injuries that the perpetually guilty United States has inflicted on them.
Reports that ISIS has surrounded Baghdad and is quickly closing in on the Baghdad International Airport (armed with MANPADS, no less) are troubling. Baghdad itself has been rocked by a series of VBIED attacks in the past 24 hours by ISIS, indicating that the battle for Baghdad has begun.
The possible fall of Baghdad could be the most significant development in the War on Terror since 9/11. And yet many among the D.C. foreign policy "smart set" were not long ago mocking such a scenario.
So what happens if such a situation comes to pass? Here are five key implications (by no means limited to these) if Baghdad falls to ISIS:
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A Silver Texas Lining?
As troubling as all of this is, Mayor Parker may have actually done the Bible-believing Church in America a monumental favor of far greater significance than can be estimated right now. This is a great opportunity for us to address one of the paramount cultural issues facing us today. As Pastor Jack Hibbs told me yesterday, "She has handed us a great opportunity to shine the light." The question now remains, will we shine it? The recent waffling track record of some in the American Church doesn't make this a slam dunk. Would your pastor unabashedly stand for truth or run for the shadows, hoping not to be recognized?
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Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge.
The stock market rises and falls, playing "now you see it, now you don't" with your 401k, the Ebola virus is on the move, infecting more and more people, while the United States pretends there isn't anything at all to worry about.
"There is a deeply troubling pattern of censorship with social-media companies when people of faith speak out. From Kirk Cameron, to Mike Huckabee, to our own #iStandWithPhil campaign earlier this year, faith voices have curiously been blocked during critical times as they seek to be heard. We are asking Twitter to immediately unblock thousands of people who have already flocked to our petition and want to spread the word from coast to coast," said Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer.
Faith Driven Consumer's new #HoustonWeHaveAProblem petition campaign reminds everyone that "pastors have been at the very center of American society since even before our founding as a nation....
Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few "false alarms" over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash. That doesn't mean that one will happen now, but we are starting to see some ominous things happen in the financial world that we have not seen happen in a very long time.
And just what, you might be wondering, was the pressing issue that prompted such extensive and concerted action? Well, it wasn't the mounting Ebola crisis, which has already killed thousands in western Africa and threatens to take the lives of many more. Nor was it the growing disaster confronting Syrian refugees, over 2.3 million of whom have fled to other countries to escape fighting at home.
Believe it or not, the vital topic on the agenda was to raise money to rebuild parts of Hamas-controlled Gaza.
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Malloy's committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending that Connecticut require home-schooling families to present their children to the local authorities periodically for inspection, to see to it that their psychological and social growth is proceeding in the desired direction. For anybody even passingly familiar with contemporary government schools, which are themselves a peerless source of social and emotional dysfunction, this development is bitterly ironic.
Adam Lanza was the product of madness, but he also was very much a product of the public schools and their allied institutions. He was briefly — very briefly — homeschooled after his parents had exhausted every other option.
Sam Rohrer of the American Pastors Network tells OneNewsNow about Moreland, Georgia Pastor Daniel Ausburn, whose sermon on the dangers associated with the Muslim movement was pulled from YouTube.
"We say that that is a tremendously dangerous thing that has occurred," Rohrer notes, "but it should not at all discourage pastors from faithfully preaching all that they need to preach, and that includes preaching about the dangers of Islam, what it is, and what it means as an antithesis really to the gospel of Jesus Christ."