A National Review writer and attorney who briefly considered an independent presidential run has been ruthlessly targeted by the alt-right for his refusal to support Donald Trump for president.
David French of Columbia, Tennessee, detailed Friday in a National Review article titled "The Price I've Paid for Opposing Donald Trump" what alt-righties have done to him and his family over the past several months. Because he is a prominent public figure that is steadfastly #neverTrump, the hate and threats that have been heaped on this family have been nothing short of horrifying.
Because of the alt-right's sick obsession with racial preservation, what has really raised their ire about French is that he and his wife have an adopted daughter from Ethiopia. Among the many chilling things alt-righties sent him were photo-shopped images of "[his] daughter's face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her," and vile messages laced with racial epithets asserting that his wife had slept with black men while he was deployed in Iraq. more >>
An academic freedom group based in New York City released a ranking system on how well America's best colleges and universities do when it comes to academic freedom.
Heterodox Academy, a group dedicated to advancing "viewpoint diversity" in higher education, released their "Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges" last week.
"As prospective students begin filling out forms and looking to see which campuses fit their idea of a supportive and robust learning and social environment, they look to a range of guides and ranking systems," stated Heterodox Academy. more >>
The Reverend Samuel Rodriguez had stated that Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton wants Hispanic Christians to go against their own religious beliefs in supporting her.
In a statement emailed to supporters on Monday morning, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said that Clinton wants Christians "'to Sacrifice Our Most Cherished Values."
"Latinos are pro-life. Latinos, whether they be Evangelical or Catholic, must never sacrifice truth on the altar of political expediency," stated Rodriguez. more >>
Wayne Grudem is a very well known and highly respected theologian who has been at the center of attention for his support of Trump (July 28), then for his rejection of Trump (Oct. 9), and now for again supporting "Trump's policies"(Oct. 19).
Now, to begin, this is not a good look for Grudem. Did the tapes that led to his rejection of Trump really reveal anything new about Trump? Of course not. They simply confirmed what we already knew about him — his moral character is, let's just say, not what we would hope for in a president. What new information came out about Trump between when the tapes were released and now? As far as I can tell, not much. So maybe writing this post is a waste of time since Grudem may very well write another post next week again retracting his support for "Trump's policies."
Flip-flopping aside, what do we make of Grudem's new stance that if we don't like either candidate then we should simply vote for Trump's policies? Well, unfortunately for the American voter, Grudem's case is a complete failure for anyone who doesn't accept consequentialist-based reasoning. more >>
Although Christian persecution continues to be one of the biggest human rights issues facing the world, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have shared very few specifics about how they plan to help suffering believers.
The persecution of Christians for their faith reached unprecedented levels in 2015, according to watchdog groups such as Open Doors, with over 7,000 Christians losing their lives last year specifically because of their religion.
Persecution continues to manifest itself in a variety of different ways across different regions, most notably in the face of the brutalities of North Korea's totalitarian regime, and the ongoing genocide by Islamic extremists in the Middle East against religious minorities. more >>
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose government is accused of committing human rights abuses against its citizens, including Christians, has reportedly called the U.S. presidential race between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump a choice between "bad to worse."
"Did you see the debate and the way of their speaking, accusing and mocking each other? Do we want such a democracy in our country? Do we want such elections in our country?" Rouhani said in a speech in the Iranian city of Arak, as reported by The Associated Press on Sunday.
"You see the United States that claims it has had democracy for more than 200 years," he added. "Look at the country, what the situation is where morality has no place." more >>