Newly released Wikileaks reveal that Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a "Spirit cooking" dinner last summer with famed performance artist Marina Abramovic.
In correspondence dated June 28, 2015, Marina Abramovic, a performance artist from Serbia who is known for her bizzare displays using bodily fluids, wrote the following to Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta, who is Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman:
"I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining? All my love, Marina." more >>
Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is telling thousands of churches that they should vote for Donald Trump next week to "free up the voices of faith."
Next Tuesday Americans will go to the polls to determine their next president, likely to be either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In a video that will be aired by thousands of congregations across the country this weekend, Pence will pitch to churchgoers that a President Trump will benefit them. more >>
Democrats have increased their support for removing all or most limitations on abortion, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.
While the party has long held a pro-choice platform, survey data show that Democrats have shifted farther leftward on the abortion debate in recent years.
According to Pew, the percentage of Democrats who believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases has increased from 66 percent in 2007 to 79 percent in 2016. more >>
Theologian and Desiring God founder John Piper is saying this week that a Christian is free to not vote; Followers of Jesus, he asserts, must first show their allegiance to another world.
In a message delivered at Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday, Pastor Piper addressed the moral reasoning behind the question that has bedeviled many believers in an election season many characterize as a "lesser of two evils" decision.
"[God's] children are free! Free from human institutions. As citizens of heaven, we are not bound in every situation to participate in the processes of human government. We are not bound! This is not our homeland! We vote — if we vote — because the Lord of our homeland commissions us to vote, and he does not absolutize this act above all other considerations of Christian witness!" Piper said. more >>
There are times in political discourse when you realize that there is a barrier so high it seems insurmountable. That barrier is delusion.
Democrats — no matter how many times they invoke Abraham Lincoln — are not the Party of Lincoln. Eric Sapp gives in to that chronic compulsion by comparing Lincoln to Clinton. Hillary doesn't even feign to be a moderate on the issue of abortion, so I want to believe it was a comedic attempt at hyperbole.
In the seventh session of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, the eventual history-making Lincoln declared: "I desire no concealment of my opinions in regard to the institution of slavery. I look upon it as a great evil, and deeply lament that we have derived it from the parental Government, and from our ancestors." more >>
The U.S. is now days from electing its next president.
Besides being among the most controversial the U.S. has probably ever seen, this political season has also eroded the faith of Americans in their government. In September, Gallup published the results of a study on the trust American's have in their political leaders. The results were just a further confirmation of what most people have already publicly expressed: only 42 percent of Americans have some level of trust at all in political leaders. This represented a new historical low and a drop of more than 20 percentage points since 2000.
At the heart of this dissatisfaction is one candidate's clear track-record of immoral behavior and the other candidate's ever-surfacing links to questionable business dealings and political favors. Speaking objectively, neither of these qualities are positive. Both are destructive and even — in some respects — related to each other. Yet, in terms of electing a president, accusations of corruption carry greater consequences than accusations of immorality. more >>