Jack Graham, pastor of the Dallas-area, 40,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church, told CP in a Friday phone interview that the group of evangelical pastors and leaders is now called The Faith Leaders Initiative, and that they are not an official council or government body. They function in a primarily pastoral and spiritual capacity even as they do have the president’s ear on many issues that matter to them, he said. Amid the calls for members of this group to resign, Graham said that as far as he was concerned, it would be “immoral” to do so.
“What we may say to the president privately in calling him out, or expressing our concerns anything he or a member of his team might do … people want us to expose the president or to express our disdain for this, that or the other. That’s not our responsibility as I view it,” Graham said.
“Do we want him to be more of a uniter right now? Absolutely.”
But he rejected the notion that he and others are morally obligated to bail on the president…. read more
“He stressed that what the United States is experiencing is fundamentally a “sin problem” that the world cannot solve.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden.
Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn’t even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work.
FX, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, kept right on pushing the mower in a long, straight row as Trump walked alongside him… read more
Front Page Mag, Daniel Greenfield: Susan Rice’s excuse for unmasking the names of top Trump officials in the Obama eavesdropping effort was that they were meeting with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. The carefully packaged CNN story, which reeks of the Goebbelsian media manipulations of “Obama whisperer” Ben Rhodes, tries to clumsily tie the whole thing to the Russians. But for once it’s not about Russia. It’s about Islam.
The UAE has become best known for being the first regional Muslim oil state to turn against the Muslim Brotherhood and the entire Arab Spring enterprise. It helped mobilize opposition to the Qatari agenda. The ultimate outcome of that effort was that Egypt was stabilized under a non-Islamist president and the Islamist takeover in Libya is looking rather shaky. The Saudi coalition against Qatar, the sugar daddies of Hamas, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, has its origins in that effort…. read more
President Trump has delivered again on a campaign promise, by ending the unlawful pandering to illegal aliens. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA for short, was an executive order by President Obama that prevented the deportation of adults who are unlawfully in our country.
Most of the beneficiaries of DACA are not children at all, but young, able-bodied adults who are taking jobs and benefits away from American citizens. Many states, whose budgets are burdened by illegal aliens, were planning to bring litigation to block DACA.
President Trump’s plan to phase out DACA, which granted amnesty for illegal aliens who claim they were brought to our country as children, restores the rule of law to immigration. President Obama’s executive actions had undermined both immigration law and congressional authority over it…. read more
On Aug. 15, 2017, President Donald J. Trump stepped out of the elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City to deliver a speech on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The room was full of reporters.
President. Trump delivered a very brief message and asked for questions. Someone asked, “Why are the CEOs leaving your manufacturing council?” The question had nothing to do with America’s infrastructure, but President Trump responded.
Someone else asked, “Why did you wait so long to denounce neo-Nazis?” President Trump responded, but several bad-mannered reporters were interrupting, yelling and shouting over him like a bunch of mean-spirited juveniles with no self-control…. read more
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Note: The expanded version of “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel” will be available September 7. It will have a total of 576 pages and 60 percent new content. The replacement theology chapter has been updated. The catastrophes and/or events that occurred during President George W. Bush’s final four-year term, President Barack Obama’s two four-year terms and the first seven months of President Trump’s first term are documented. It will be now include Hurricane Harvey. There is also a new chapter on Benjamin Netanyahu.
By Bill Koenig
- The Kushner-Greenblatt-Powell Chronology in MIddle East and Israel from August 20 to August 24, 2017
- President Trump’s first national disaster
- Harvey ‘came back to life’ after three and a half days as a remnant
- Houston has been a ‘bulls-eye’ for major flooding catastrophes and no U.S. state has had more catastrophes than Texas since 1991
- Houston resident President George H.W. Bush began the ‘land for peace process’ in Israel on October 30, 1991 and the two-state plan was birthed by Dallas resident George W. Bush on June 24, 2002…. read more
America has a long tradition regarding new presidents. Their arrival in office is accompanied by a spirit of goodwill in Washington and the country. We call it the “honeymoon.” It once last for several months after the inauguration. But in recent years the honeymoon has been getting shorter and shorter. President-elect Donald Trump didn’t even get through the night of his election before protestors took to the streets.
Only in the days leading up to the Civil War was America this divided. But even then, the discourse was rarely as angry and inflamed as today. Compare the Lincoln-Douglas debates with this year’s debates and you’ll see what I mean. Lincoln and Douglas disagreed. They jabbed at one other. But they also spoke respectfully.
You might answer, “Yes, but these are different times.” And that’s my point…. read more