Category Archives: 1st Amendment

Media BiASSED:

Stelter Attacks AP for Exposing Clinton Foundation Donor Access to State Department

On CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter who stuck up for Hillary Clinton last weekend did so again. This time he set his sight on the Associated Press for daring to publish a story which exposed how big money donor’s to the Clinton Foundation received special meetings with her while she was Secretary of State. Stelter questioned why they would even publish the story following a six and a half year investigation, “did you feel the pressure to publish SOMETHING even though so many critics have said it didn’t amount to much?”

Jorge Ramos Responds to MRC’s Call for Removal from Anchor Chair

On Sunday August 28 Univision’s Jorge Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about Donald Trump, immigration, and respond to the Media Research Center’s call for him to be removed from the anchor chair. Because of Ramos’ active opposition to Trump, MRC Founder Brent Bozell put out a statement which said, “At the very least, Univision should remove Ramos from the network’s national evening news anchor chair, from now through Election Day.” Ramos’ response was a resounding no.

Jorge Ramos On Warpath Over Trump’s ‘Xenophobic’, ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Ad

Evidently getting a jump on the fall campaign, Univision’s Jorge Ramos has launched a full-scale attack on the Trump-Pence ticket’s first general election television ad, with a rant that removes any doubt that might still remain that Ramos is a full-fledged #ImWithHer partisan.

Fusion: No ‘White Men Over 55′ as Debate Moderators!

In a screed published on news channel Fusion’s website on Friday, executive editor Dodai Stewart and editor-in-chief Alexis C. Madrigal demanded that white men need not apply to the job of being presidential debate moderators in the fall: “This isn’t what America looks like. Issues around race, gender, immigration, discrimination and justice are not just talking points – they’re a matter of life or death for many. We need moderators who better reflect this reality.”

CNN’s Brinkley Slams Trump, Nixon; ‘Law & Order’ ‘Clever Way to Be a Bigot’

Appearing as a guest on Friday’s Wolf show, liberal CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley tagged Donald Trump as the "kingpin" of "dog whistles and innuendo about race," charging that the GOP presidential candidate is "looking for racist votes." He also worked in a dig at former Richard Nixon as he accused the former Republican President of campaigning on the term "law and order" as a "clever way to be a bigot."

Joy Reid: ‘Planned Parenthood Is Not a Eugenicist Organization!’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid was back at it again, Saturday, shouting down a conservative guest when they talked about the facts she wants to remain hidden. This time she shouted down Alfonso Aguilar, the President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, for daring to mention Planned Parenthood and Founder Margaret Sanger’s entrenched past in the eugenics movement. “Planned Parenthood is not a eugenicist organization,” Reid exclaimed loudly on AM Joy, “I think that is incredibly offensive.”

CNN Panelists Defend NFL’s Kaepernick on Anti-US Statement

On Sunday’s New Day on CNN, a discussion of the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, and his subsequent statement accusing the U.S. of being a nation that "oppresses black people," citing violence by police, both guests expressed support for him in the aftermath of his expression of anti-U.S. sentiment. CNN political commentator Errol Louis lauded the NFL star’s decision as "weighty" and sympathetically concluded that "we should wish him the best of luck in getting through this."

MSNBC Invites Chelsea Handler on to Boost Rock the Vote, Encourage Pro-Choice Women

The liberal (disguised as non-partisan) voter registration group Rock the Vote received some free airtime on Friday afternoon’s MSNBC Live as host Thomas Roberts welcomed on celebrity backer and vulgar Netflix host Chelsea Handler to promote the group plus her plea for young women to vote so that more abortion-loving judges could end up on the Supreme Court.

Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving

August 29

Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account" (Phil 4:17).

The apostle Paul had a tent-making business. However, over time, it was evident that more and more of his time was being given to vocational ministry activities. That required him to receive income from those to whom he invested his life. It became increasingly difficult to run a business and travel and minister.

His letter to the Philippians gives us a perspective on giving. Although Paul appreciated the support financially, his real joy came in the fact that their gift was being credited to their Heavenly account.

Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:14-19 emphasis mine).

Paul had a confidence that God would always provide what he needed. Sometimes it came from his business. Sometimes it came through others. He was not overly concerned with where his provision would come from. His confidence was in God, his provider. So, his attitude was in affirming the benefit that came to the giver from a Kingdom perspective.

Paul learned that it wasn’t a church or a business that was his provider. It was God. These were merely tools God used to support him.

Coming Back from Doubt

Coming Back from Doubt
For reading & meditation – John 20:19-31
"Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’" (v. 28) We consider another important place where some Christians are broken – the area of deep and disturbing doubts. Some men and women have received Christ as their Savior and Lord, but yet are afflicted with paralyzing doubts. Some of these people go through deep agony of soul as they wrestle inwardly with doubt, ending up spiritually exhausted. Someone like this told me that she was a scientist and had serious doubts about certain parts of the Scriptures. "I’m afraid that one day I will wake up," she said, "and discover that science has disproved large chunks of Scripture." I could sympathize with her problem, but really her doubts were quite unfounded. Real science will never disprove Scripture, only confirm it. Half-baked science may appear to discredit the truth of God’s Word, but real science can only validate it. I suppose the classic example of doubt is found in the disciple Thomas. We call him "doubting Thomas" – an unfair label if ever there was one. It’s sad how we pick out a negative in a person and label him for that one thing. Thomas had his moment of doubt, but he came back from that place of weakness to become strong at the broken place. How strong? Let history judge. A well-authenticated tradition has it that Thomas went to India and founded a church there. Even today there are Christians in India who call themselves by his name – the St. Thomas Christians. They are some of the finest Christians I have ever met. Thomas had his doubts allayed in one glorious moment of illumination – and then he went places. So can you!

Prayer: O my Father, just as You took Thomas and changed him from a doubter to a man of amazing faith and achievement – do the same for me. For Your own dear Name’s sake I ask it. Amen.

For Further Study
Psalms 37; Isaiah 12:2; Luke 12:29
1. List seven steps of trusting given in verses 1-9 of this psalm.
2. What are five results of trusting?