SUBJECT: EVANGELICAL MEETING – PLEASE READ EVANGELICAL MEETING – IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN_DEAR FRIENDS, A GREAT READ. PLEASE SOAK IT IN AND FORWARD TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN ON YOUR EMAIL LIST. TRUMP WAS NOT THE FIRST CHOICE FOR MANY — BUT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP ELECT THE ALTERNATIVE? YOU MIGHT ENJOY HEARING FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS “INSIDE THE ROOM”: THIS IS FROM BILL PERKINS OF COMPASS INTERNATIONAL. PLEASE VOTE IN NOVEMBER. NOT VOTING IS A VOTE. TRUMP MEETS WITH EVANGELICAL LEADERS. THIS WAS A FASCINATING DAY IN NEW YORK CITY AS OVER 1000 CHRISTIAN LEADERS FROM ALL OVER THE U.S. GATHERED TO ASK DONALD TRUMP TOUGH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS POLICYS AND INTENTIONS, SHOULD HE BE ELECTED POTUS. THE EVENT ORGANIZERS ORIGINALLY REQUESTED DALLAS, TEXAS AS A MIDDLE-OF-THE-NATION LOCATION TO HOLD AND GET SOME PRIVATE TIME WITH TRUMP, HOPING TO ATTRACT SOME 200-300 NATIONAL CHRISTIANLEADERS. BUT THE ONLY OPENING ON TRUMP’S SCHEDULE WAS IN NYC FOR 30 MINUTES, 30 DAYS OUT. SO THEY TOOK IT!! A SCREENING COMMITTEE, SCOURING THE INTERNET, SENT OUT INVITATIONS TO ABOUT 1000 CHRISTIAN LEADERS. BECAUSE THE HIGH EXPENSE OF FLYING INTO AND STAYING IN NYC, AND THE DATE LESS THAN 30 DAYS AWAY, THEY RESERVED A ROOM FOR ONLY 100 PEOPLE AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN TIMESSQUARE. EACH PERSON WHO ACCEPTED THE INVITATION THEN HAD TO BE VETTED, AND ULTIMATELY OK’D BY THE SECRET SERVICE. ONCE CLEARED, YOU WERE NOTIFIED BY PHONE. I GOT TWO SETS OF PHONE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY WORK WITH COMPASS AND WHEN FINALLY APPROVED, HAD 10 DAYS TO MAKE PLANS. (I’M SURE I WAS AT THE END OF THE LIST!!) BUT DESPITE RECEIVING THE LATE NOTICES, THE RESPONSE TO ATTEND WAS OFF THE CHARTS. ALMOST EVERYONE THEY INVITED ACCEPTED THE INVITATION. SOME WHO WERE LEFT OFF THE ORIGINAL LIST APPARENTLY LOBBIED FOR INCLUSION. ULTIMATELY THERE WERE OVER 1000 WHO HASTILY CHANGED THEIR SCHEDULES TO ATTEND. THE SECURITY WAS TIGHT FOR THE 7 AM OPENING FOR REGISTRANTS. I STOOD IN LONG LINES FOR AN HOUR, PASSING THROUGH THREE CHECK POINTS BEFORE FINALLY GETTING THROUGH SECRET SERVICE SECURITY. ONCE I FINALLY GOT TO MY SEAT AT MY TABLE. I WAS ASTONISHED TO BE SITTING NEXT TO A SHARP AS A TACK AUBURN GRAD WHO IS MARRIED TO ANOTHER AUBURN GRAD AND LIVES IN VESTAVIA, ALABAMA WHERE I GREW UP. SHE’S A REGISTERED LOBBYIST WHO WORKED FOR GEORGE BUSH WHEN SHE FIRST GOT OUT OF AUBURN, WAR EAGLE TO THAT ONE! ALSO AT MY TABLE WAS A CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FROM NORTH CAROLINA, A CHRISTIAN TV STATION OWNER FROM FLORIDA AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THEBOARD OF THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THERE WERE ABOUT FOUR PAST STEELING CONFERENCE SPEAKERS IN THE ROOM, THAT I NOTICED. PROBABLY MORE I DIDN’T SEE. AFTER OPENING REMARKS BY THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS, JERRY FALWELL JR. SPOKE, THEN FRANKLIN GRAHAM. BOTH ATTESTED TO THE AUTHENTICITY OF DONALD TRUMP. GEORGE BARNA, THE POLLING GUY, SPOKE. USING SEVERAL CHARTS HE SHOWED THAT TRUMP HAS A GENUINE PATH TO VICTORY IF CHRISTIANS VOTE. BUT IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, SOME 40 MILLION EVANGELICALS STAYED HOME AND THAT WAS LITERALLY THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ELECTION. THEN BEN CARSON SPOKE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. HIS EASY AND SOFT SPOKEN STYLE EASILY WARMED THE CROWD. HE REFERRED TO THE FACT THAT TRUMP HAD A BAD THREE WEEKS, AND CLINTON HAD A GOOD THREE WEEKS AND YET THE RACE IS STILL CLOSE, VIRTUALLY TIED. BUT HIS MAIN POINT WAS THATTRUMP IS A PROVEN LEADER. HE’S CERTAINLY NOT A POLITICIAN WHO’S ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT OFFENDING SOMEONE. AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED, ALEADER, NOT A POLITICIAN. NEXT CAME HUCKABEE, WHO MODERATED THE DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE CROWD AND TRUMP. BEFORE INTRODUCING TRUMP, HE MADE THE POINT THAT WE’RE NOT VOTING ON A PASTOR OR A POPE, BUT RATHER A LEADER. A LEADER WHOIS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE PAST IN ORDER TO CHANGE THINGS FROM THE STATUS QUO. SO THE DAY WAS SET THAT THIS WAS NOT ABOUT TRUMP’S CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE OR VIRTUES, BUT RATHER WHERE TRUMP WANTS TO TAKE THE COUNTRY, AND WHERE WE’RE HEADED IF TRUMP IS NOT ELECTED. THE BIGGEST CONCERN CENTERED AROUND THE SUPREME COURT. THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL APPOINT ANYWHERE FROM ONE TO FIVE MEMBERS. THE SECOND AMENDMENT, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, PRAYER IN PUBLIC PLACES, ETC., WILL LIKELY BE SETTLED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT’S APPOINTEES. WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS INTRODUCED, HE DIDN’T SPEAK FROM THE PODIUM BUT RATHER SAT NEXT TO HUCKABEE ON THE STAGE FIELDING QUESTIONS FROM THE CROWD FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. SO MUCH FOR THE 30 MINUTES ORIGINALLY ALLOTTED. THERE WAS NO PRESS ALLOWED INSIDE, SO IT WAS JUST TRUMP AND THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS TALKING BACK AND FORTH. THE REALLY BIG CHRISTIAN LEADER NAMES GOT TO DIRECTLY ASK TRUMP QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR— I.E. PEOPLE LIKE JAMES DOBSON, RALPHREED, TONY PERKINS, ETC. MOST FELT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WAS AT STAKE WITH THIS ELECTION, SAYING THAT IF THE POLICIES OBAMA HAS SET IN PLACE ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, CHRISTIANS WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE NO FREEDOM TO WORSHIP. HARASSMENT OF CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS WOULD CONTINUE. THROUGH IT ALL, TRUMP ANSWERED EACH OF THEIR QUESTIONS WITH SOLID ANSWERS, BOTH ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROBLEM CITED AND HOW HE WOULD TAKECARE OF THE PROBLEM. HE SEEMED TO BE GENUINELY CONCERNED ABOUTCHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE NATION. HE ADDRESSED MANY SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE SUPREME COURT, NATIONAL DEFENSE, BORDER PROBLEMS, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION, HIS PRO-LIFE STANCE, ISRAEL, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION. AND ENERGY. I WOULD SAY THAT MOST OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED WHO WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR HIM, LEFT CONVINCED OF HOW MUCH IS AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION, IF TRUMP IS NOT ELECTED. AFTER TRUMP LEFT, TO A STANDING OVATION, MORE QUESTIONS WERE TAKENFROM THE AUDIENCE ADDRESSED TO A PANEL OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS. THINGS LIKE THE WEAKENING OF THE MILITARY, CHRISTIAN BUSINESS RIGHTS, ETC., WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. I HAVE TO SAY, WE PRETTY MUCH ALL CAME AWAY THINKING THAT IF CLINTON, OR ANY DEMOCRAT, IS ELECTED, THE PATH THIS NATION IS CURRENTLY ON WILL CONTINUE AND WILL LEAD TO DISASTER. IF WE DON’T TURN THE SHIP NOW, WE’RE HEADED TO BE LIKE SOCIALIZED EUROPE, RELIGION PUSHED OUT OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND A FINANCIAL DISASTER GETTING WORSE BY THE MONTH. EVEN REACHING PROBLEMS LIKE WHAT’S GOING ON IN ARGENTINA, WHERE THEY ARE CURRENTLY, LITERALLY FIGHTING FOR FOOD, IS NOT OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES. IT’S THAT BAD. DON’T THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE. AT THE END OF THE DAY WAS PRAYER. WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, THE ENTIRE ROOM KNELT ON THE FLOOR IN CORPORATE PRAYER FOR OUR NATION. I TOOKTHE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A QUICK PICTURE OF THAT SIGHT, SOME 1000 PEOPLE IN THEIR SUNDAY CLOTHES ON THE GROUND PRAYING TOGETHER. WHO KNOWS WHERE THIS WILL LEAD. MAYBE . . . .SO, THE BOTTOM LINE FOR ME IS THAT I LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND OUR CONSTITUTION MORE THAN I DISLIKE TRUMP’S ANTICS AND EGO. HE WILL ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION THAT GODLESS LIBERALS AND THEIR PROPAGANDA MEDIA HAVE LED THIS NATION. WITH TRUMP WE HAVE A CHANCE. WITH CLINTON WE HAVE NO CHANCE. BE THANKFUL WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE AND VOTE THIS FALL FOR TRUMP. PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY IN GENERAL AND OUR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN PARTICULAR DEPEND ON EVERY CHRISTIAN BEING REGISTERED TO VOTE — AND VOTING. ONE FLAG, ONE LANGUAGE, ONE NATION UNDER GOD! Kay Vogl Duncan…In God We Trust
The war started in the 7th century and lasted through the 17th century.
I would contend it never stopped but historically the facts below are correct.
This is why I choke when I hear someone say we will defeat or contain these Islamic terrorists in a few years or even 30 years as recently stated by Leon Panetta .
If the latest batch of murders, beheading, and killing of innocent Christians has shocked you, maybe you should read this compilation of historical facts about the hatred of Muslims.
This is all factually (and historically) correct – and verifiable:
In 732 A.D. the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.
In 1571 A.D. the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lapano.
In 1683 A.D. the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.
This crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of the politicians don’t even know it.
If these battles had not been won, we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non-existent; Judaism certainly would not exist.
Reflecting: A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Pause a moment and reflect back. These events are actual events from history. They really happened! Do you remember?
1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.
2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics , athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.
3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing it was blown up by Muslim males.
4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
6. During the 1980 ‘s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.
7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.
9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.
10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.
11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.
12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – a Muslim male. (Plus two other American journalists were just recently beheaded).
16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon Bombing resulted in 4 Innocent people, including a child, being killed plus 264 people injured by Muslim males.
No Obama, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screener’s will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.
So, ask yourself “Just how stupid are we???” Absolutely No Profiling! They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the Obama’s security detail, 85-year-old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss,
BUT… leave Muslim Males alone lest we be guilty of profiling.
Ask yourself, “Just how stupid are we? “Have the American people completely lost their minds or just their Power of Reason??? As the writer of the award winning story ” Forrest Gump ” so aptly put it, “Stupid Is As Stupid Does. “Each opportunity that you have to send this to a friend or media outlet… Do It!
OR JUST SIT BACK, KEEP GRIPING, AND DO NOTHING. AS OBAMA SAID IN HIS BOOK NOTHING SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL AS THE MUSLIM EVENING PRAYERS FROM THE TOWER. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America .
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.
It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful–seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences.
Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.
The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”
Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.
It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That’s what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Leo “Lou” Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.