- - Monday, February 29, 2016

(1) Senator Ben Sasse writes An Open Letter To Trump Supporters (facebook)

Now, let’s talk about political parties: Parties are just tools to enact the things that we believe. Political parties are not families; they are not religions; they are not nations – they are often not even on the level of sports loyalties. They are just tools. I was not born Republican. I chose this party, for as long as it is useful.
If our party is no longer working for the things we believe in – like defending the sanctity of life, stopping Obamacare, protecting the Second Amendment, etc. – then people of good conscience should stop supporting that party until it is reformed.

(2) Exclusive Interview with Mike Huckabee, by James Robison: On the Presidential Race and the State of the Union (The Stream)

MH: Let me mention something that I think a lot of people fail to understand about how politics work. Having swum in these waters now for 26 brutal years, there is a great lesson to be learned from what happened with Reagan back in 1980. Because many of the spiritual leaders, and many who didn’t endorse him, by simply being seen with him and listening to him, he listened to them. What I want to point out is that the most effective thing people of faith can do is to be in a position where their views and passions are listened to by the leaders. They may not necessarily share with the same level of enthusiasm those views, but what you don’t want to do is put yourself in a position where you write off someone and then have no ability to access that person and influence them.

Let’s take the story of Joseph. Joseph did not share any spiritual connections with Pharaoh. None. But God uniquely put Joseph in a place where he was able to influence Pharaoh, and Pharaoh respected Joseph because Joseph was faithful not only to his faith, but he was also faithful to the task Pharaoh had assigned to him. As a result, the nation of Israel was ultimately saved from the disastrous effect of a deadly famine. Joseph, who had been left to die by his jealous brothers, helped save the nation. That whole experience was used to put him in a place of authority and a position of power and influence.

(3) SC Pastor’s Alliance Calls for Lindsey Graham’s Resignation

The remarks suggesting the killing of Sen. Ted Cruz on the floor of the senate without due consequence were inappropriate and unbecoming of a person who holds this high office. Sen. Graham’s words suggest a disregard for the rule of law and subsequent justice, which is in direct opposition to his senatorial duty to create the laws by which our citizens are governed. His distasteful comments show a flagrant disrespect for his constituency and the sacred office which he holds. He has spoken egregiously toward a fellow senator and, in so doing, has embarrassed and misrepresented the good people of South Carolina.

Also: Why Lindsey Graham Should Resign, by Conservative Review

(4) Planned Parenthood President: My Childrens’ Lives Began at Delivery, Not Conception, by Steve Ertelt

(5) Chinese Pastor, Wife Who Opposed Cross Removals Sent to Jail (AP)

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