- - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

(1) Michael Brown: 7 Reasons I Decided to Vote for Donald Trump

Christian Bible teacher and radio host provides his reasons for voting for Trump (not the same as an endorsement). Here’s his conclusion:

…So, in summary, my hope is in God, not Donald Trump, and I do recognize that either Hillary or Trump has the potential to do great harm to America; my urgent call is for us as followers of Jesus to get our own act together so we can be the salt and light of the nation; I will continue to urge all believers not to vote for Hillary Clinton, whose policies will certainly do us great harm; ultimately, the most effective way to defeat Hillary is to vote for Trump, while also praying that God will use him for good, not for evil.

In the end, if he gets elected and fails miserably, I will be grieved but not devastated. If he does well, I will rejoice.


(2) Obama’s legacy of exporting gay rights (AP)

While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.

The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and spent tens of millions of dollars to try to block anti-gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie financial assistance to respect for LGBT rights. It was a mission animated in part by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s declaration that “gay rights are human rights.” …


(3) Iowa religious freedom court ruling update (Alliance Defending Freedom)

An Iowa church is dismissing its lawsuit against state officials and the city of Des Moines, after a federal judge issued a ruling protecting churches from government censorship and control. A federal district court held Oct. 14 that churches are not public accommodations subject to government control and that state officials have no business determining which church activities are “religious enough” and which aren’t.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ after the Iowa Civil Rights Commission issued guidance documents applying the Iowa Civil Rights Act to churches. Left unchecked, the commission could have applied the law to censor certain church statements on biblical sexuality and force churches to open their intimate facilities like changing rooms, showers, and rest rooms to people who identify as members of the opposite sex.

“The government cannot legally censor pastors or coerce churches to use their facilities in a way that violates their religious beliefs,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steve O’Ban. “The Iowa commission’s guidance was vague and empowered government bureaucrats far beyond what the constitution allows. The court cut off this unconstitutional power grab by clarifying that the law does not apply to churches and reassured Iowa churches that they are free from improper state interference.”

 

 

 

 


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