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Not Christianity Today

2019_12 21 CT

There’s been a big brouhaha in conservative Christian circles about the magazine, Christianity Today, which just published an editorial in which the Editor in Chief proclaimed, “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.”

Excerpt: “To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come? Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?

If Christians can’t be authentic witnesses to our Lord and Savior while voting for Trump, then we’d have to either not vote (not an option, sorry) or else vote for the Democrat nominee. So let’s look at the top contenders, since surely one of these will be that nominee.

Biden is ahead in all the polls, with Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg in 2d, 3d, and 4th. Every one of them is in favor of unrestricted, taxpayer funded abortion and an even worse version of Obamacare that would make it impossible for pro-life health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions. Continue reading

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Even for Washington, this is low

2020 pelosi stall by Stilton

NY POST EDITORIAL: House Democrats insisted they had to rush to vote out articles of impeachment, supposedly to keep President Trump from tainting the 2020 election. Yet now Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she may delay sending them to the Senate, maybe indefinitely. Huh?

The House will sit on the articles “for as long as it takes” to ensure a fair trial, the speaker says. On Thursday, she even bristled when reporters kept querying her about it. “Don’t you have any questions on anything else?” she asked — when the House just spent 12 weeks to produce only the third impeachment in US history.

Is there any better proof of how political this has been from the start? Pelosi has long known Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to remove Trump — and opted not to take more time to build a case that might turn the tide.

So now she’s trying to find the best way to play it — and putting the Senate trial on hold in the meantime.

Pelosi knows the House doesn’t get to control the Senate trial — just as the Senate didn’t run her “inquiry.

An inquiry where Democrats dictated all the rules, held secret meetings, leaked “news” spun to tar Trump and unilaterally chose witnesses. What a joke that they now demand “fairness” (as they see it) from the Senate.

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell notes, if the House realizes its case is “deficient,” it shouldn’t expect the Senate to find new ways “to get to guilty” — it shouldn’t have impeached in the first place.

It was a frivolous, irresponsible abuse of power to hurry to impeach on such flimsy grounds — but it’s even more transparently cynical to now stall the process.

Why is it suddenly not urgent at all?

Clearly because Pelosi is simply using the solemn constitutional process for short-term political ends — to damage the president. Impeachment’s done that; acquittal in the Senate will only help him.

Even for 2019 Washington, this is low.

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