Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama on Sunday for not taking any action after receiving intelligence regarding the rise ISIS in Syria over a year ago.
Romney told John Catsimatidis on his radio show on WNYM in New York, called The Cats Roundtable, that had Obama acted upon intelligence reports that highlighted a strong presence of varying jihadist rebel terrorist groups' efforts in Syria, it could have prevented groups like ISIS from seizing cities in Iraq, a country the United States fought to liberate for over a decade.
"Those mistakes were made and now we have ISIS. Almost a year ago, American intelligence sources told the president that there was a group forming called ISIS … and there was significant chance that they would go into Iraq and invade a city there," Romney said. "The president failed to take action. He watched. We saw ISIS roll into Iraq. Instead of attacking them immediately and not knocking them in their convoy, when it would have been easy to knock down, the president again watched. Now we are in a position where ISIS has run throughout major portions of Iraq. There have been horrific human rights abuses, tragedies including those upon American journalists. Now we are in a difficult position." more >>
Are you having a bad day? Need something to give you a clear head and make you feel better? Well, you don't have to look further than the Bible. The Bible has great verses and scripture quotes to help Christians brighten up and reflect on their attitudes.
These Bible verses are good to share with someone who is having a bad day as well. The Bible is a greattool to turn a rainy day to sunshine in no time. Below are 7 Bible verses that are perfect for when you are having a bad day:
1 Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. more >>
Award-winning Christian musician Michael Gungor of the musical collective Gungor, who recently rattled the Christian world when he argued that the Bible should not be read literally, took his arguments a little further last month when he said Jesus could have been wrong about the creation story, or might have lied about it to fit in with popular culture.
In episode 2 of The Liturgists podcast posted on Aug. 12 Gungor, Mike McHargue, popularly known as Science Mike, and Lissa Paino discussed the furor that has continued over Gungor's argument that Genesis 1 should not be accepted as a scientific record of history, but a poem.
During the nearly hour-long discussion, co-host McHargue said fundamentalist Christians from a church he used to attend challenged Gungor's position with the argument that even Jesus spoke of Moses' writings as though they were historical fact, and to reject any of Moses' words as allegorical is to reject the divinity of Christ. more >>
A new film, "Holy Ghost," is making its world premiere this week, bringing evidence of God's real-life presence on Earth to audiences everywhere on Saturday, Sept. 6.
The first film of its kind, "Holy Ghost" is a clear departure from the entertainment industry's business model since it is entirely unscripted. Furthermore, the film features two members of the heavy metal band Korn, several acclaimed recording artists, recognized faith leaders, authors and more. Wanderlust Production's "Holy Ghost" will also see appearances by DeVon Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, and Korn's Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Darren Wilson, who helmed "Holy Ghost," explained his goal of capturing actual instances of miraculous healing and other seemingly impossible events in improbable places.
"I come from an artistic home, and I've always believed that the best art is the most fearless art," the director said in a statement. "That's why I am never interested in playing it safe or avoiding controversy as a filmmaker. When I decided to make a movie about this largely unknown subject, it was clearly understood that we would be pushing boundaries, both for Christian and non-Christian audiences alike. At the end of the day, 'Holy Ghost' is fundamentally a film about risk. We believe audiences will find it fresh, appealing, and authentic - an unexpected spiritual journey filled with hope and surprise." more >>
After months of anticipation and speculation, Apple has finally officially announced its reveal event to the press.
Over the weekend, Apple sent invites to media outlets detailing the event, but remained mum on what would be presented. The company is rumored to introduce a possible iWatch device and the new iPhone 6. The event will be held on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It will be held at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cuppertino, California, where Apple is headquartered.
Apple is expected to roll out the new 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5 inch version, which may be tagged the iPhone 6L. Apple introduced its new operating system iOS 8 at its World Wide Developers Conference in early June and the iPhone 6 will be fitted with it. The features of the phone, such as the Touch ID sensor, will see a new range of capabilities with iOS 8, and Apple is partnering with major credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, and American Express to support its new "iWallet" feature, that will allow users to pay for goods with the tap of their iPhone to a scanner. more >>
The largest professional wrestling company in the United States has invited openly gay National Football League player Michael Sam to their program to air his grievances.
World Wrestling Entertainment, based in Stamford, Connecticut, announced Monday that they wanted the recently cut Rams player on their flagship program "Monday Night Raw" next week.