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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Greatest Gift Ever Given

I recently ran across a depressing PBS news report. It was headlined: "Move Over 'O Holy Night,' Only Half Of Americans See Christmas As Religious."

The story was based on a recent Pew poll finding that while 92% of Americans will celebrate Christmas, only 51% say it is more of a religious holiday. If barely half the country recognizes that Christmas is a celebration of Christ's birth, is it any wonder that God is...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Duck Dynasty Controversy Continues

The battle for America continues on two fronts: On the legislative front in Washington over Obamacare, growing socialism, the Obama Administration's attack on religious liberty, while the battle for our culture rages across the country. All too often in the culture war, we are on our own with little-to-no political support.

The most recent and obvious example of America's culture war is the attack on Phil Robertson, the head of Duck...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Duck Dynasty Fights Back

Last night, Duck Dynasty's Robertson clan issued a statement responding to A&E's suspension of Phil Robertson, who expressed his biblically-based values on marriage and human sexuality in an interview with GQ. Here are a few excerpts of the family's statement:

"We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Defend The Duck Commander!

As many of you know by now, A&E, the Arts & Entertainment Network, has "indefinitely" suspended Phil Robertson from its highest-rated show, "Duck Dynasty." Why? Because Robertson dared to speak openly about his biblically-based values on marriage and human sexuality during a GQ interview.

When asked by GQ about his views on homosexuality, Robertson quoted Scripture and, as his many...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rep. Wolf Retires From The House

Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), a true "warrior" in defense of religious liberty, has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014. That's the bad news. The good news is that the congressman made it clear that he was not leaving the battle but only leaving the House.

The statement released by Rep. Wolf makes it clear where his heart is. He said:

"As a follower of Jesus, I am called to work for justice and...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Obama's Plunge 

One year ago Barack Obama had just defeated Mitt Romney to win his second presidential term. Basking in the glow of victory, his spirits sky-high, Obama would grab the Washington Post, and see a front page poll that brought him even more cheer. When asked who they trusted to do a better job coping with the problems the nation faced, the American people chose Obama over Republicans in Congress by an astonishing 50 to 35 percent. 

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Monday, December 16, 2013
Backlash To Ryan Deal Grows 

Is the Ryan-Murray budget deal going to die in the Senate? It’s entirely possible. The budget deal gets $6 billion of its “savings” by implementing cuts in military retirees' pensions. Republican senators are not happy, and more of them are announcing that, because of the cuts, they will vote “No.” Veterans of Foreign Wars has come out strongly against the provision. 

Democrats have a clear majority in...

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Friday, Decemner 13, 2013

Capital Prayer Alert 
 


As you know, my wife, Carol, prepares a prayer alert about once a month. I hope you will share Carol's thoughts with your friends and fellow worshippers. Thank you for taking an interest in her monthly devotion. -- Gary

With Christmas less than two weeks away, it is easy to get caught up in the rush of preparations: cards for friends near and far, shopping for gifts for the special people in our lives,...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Dog That Didn’t Bark 
 

It has been 24 hours since the Ryan-Murray deal hit Washington, and, as I feared, Republicans are forming their usual circular firing squad in attacking the deal. House Minority leader John Boehner lashed out at conservative groups with over-the-top rhetoric. Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz called the deal “deeply concerning,” and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul called its increased funding “shameful.”...

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Wednesday, December 11, 201

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

How Low Can He Go? 

Late last month, President Obama quipped about his low approval ratings, “[T]he good thing about when you're down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up.” But Obama’s statement was premature at best. 

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the president’s approval rating has dipped to 38 percent among registered voters, with barely one in...

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