A CBS News poll has found that for the first time since the U.S. began military operations against ISIS, the majority of Americans want ground troops to be sent to fight the terror group.
"With concern about ISIS growing, support for the use of U.S. ground troops in the fight against ISIS has risen. For the first time, a majority of Americans (57 percent) favor the U.S. sending ground troops into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS," the report states.
"In October, Americans were divided (47 percent favored and 46 percent opposed), and in September these numbers were reversed (39 percent favored and 55 percent opposed)." more >>
President Barack Obama has finally identified the 21 Egyptians beheaded by ISIS as Christians, after initially facing criticism for failing to point out that fact in his response to the massacre. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, congratulated Obama for taking this "first step," but also urged him to admit that the ISIS militants are "radical Islamic jihadists."
"The President acknowledges the martyrdom of Egyptians 'Christians' in Libya. This is an important and significant first step. It is well past time for the president and America's political leaders of both parties to realistically assess the world as it is, not as they might wish it to be," said Land, who also serves as the executive editor of The Christian Post.
A ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels is reportedly falling apart in the eastern town of Debaltseve, where government forces have been forced to flee and abandon the rail hub. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on rebels to allow the Ukrainian troops to leave, for which he said the only choice is to surrender.
"The actions by the Russia-backed separatists in Debaltseve are a clear violation of the ceasefire," said European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
"The EU stands ready to take appropriate action in case the fighting and other negative developments in violation of the Minsk agreements continue." more >>
Evangelical preacher Rev. Franklin Graham has responded to the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians at the hands of terror group ISIS by criticizing President Barack Obama's response, which he says "continues to protect Islam." Graham also asked people to "imagine the outcry" if it was Christians beheading Muslims.
"Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world? As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs, we'd better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States," Graham said in response to a video of the beheadings titled "Message to Nation of the Cross," released earlier this week.
In another Facebook post, Graham said that Obama refuses to "acknowledge the truth" and "call Islamic extremism what it is." more >>
As businesses across America struggle under the tremendous burden of ObamaCare, those who voice any objection to its onerous rules are singled out by our president. Such is the case of Staples, which, according to the trusted new source Buzzfeed, has cut the hours of some of its employees to lessen the cost of ObamaCare.
What is new is that a sitting president (apparently on a throne) cited a specific, successful company and its CEO for doing what they are supposed to do: manage their business while implementing rules forced on them by an ever more intrusive government.
With his disastrous ObamaCare sputtering, Obama went out of his way to attack and tacitly threaten the CEO of Staples, Ron Sargent, after hearing of his reasoned business decision. Beside disparaging the company, Obama went after its CEO with an irrelevant, class-envy comment: "I haven't looked at Staples stock lately, or what the compensation of the CEO is, but I suspect they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic financial security." Our Dear Leader went on to say, "Shame on them." more >>
The following essay is in response to an opinion piece that appeared in The Christian Post earlier this month entitled, White Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.
There are biblical and prudential reasons for opposing "comprehensive immigration reform," but your otherwise thoughtful article did not acknowledge them.
I concur with the statistical conclusion of Kellstedt and Hoover, that evangelicals, "white" and otherwise, largely oppose the kind of "comprehensive immigration reform" that President Obama is attempting to enforce despite the disapproval of Congress and most Americans. more >>