Moral Issues and The Elections of 2016


Christians need to be involved in the elective process, not to champion one political party over another, but to call the nation back to its moral roots. The future of the United States is not defined in Bible prophecy. A weak or ungodly government here would just make it easier for the future evil world dictator, the Beast, to exert his influence. A revival here would be an great impetus to an End Times spiritual harvest and might provide the environment for a Christian underground during the Tribulation.

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Ted Cruz Says Tenn. Rally 'One Part Prayer Revival'

Dec. 23 -

The Cruz campaign previously announced that it would be launching a national prayer team to carry out "A Time For Prayer" campaign beginning Dec. 1.

Source: Christian Post

Prophetic Significance of Presidential Elections

Carson on offense: CAIR is part of ISIS problem

Dec. 16, 2015 - At the latest Republican debates, presidential candidate Ben Carson gave a detailed seven-point plan for defeating ISIS. His seventh point was aimed at the controversial group CAIR.

The U.S. should designate the Muslim Brotherhood and similar organizations as terrorist organizations, and fully investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Source: WND
End-times prophecy invoked at GOP debate [by Rick Santorum] - WND

Ben Carson threatens to leave the GOP over backroom dealings

Dec. 12, 2015 - Amid reports that Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have discussed the possibility of a “brokered national convention.” This would mean that Republican leaders were trying to manipulate the party’s presidential nominating process. If that does happen, Donald Trump and Ben Carson would both consider leaving the Republican Party. Carson said,

“If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party.”

Source: NYPost

Ben Carson calls on Christians: Get in the game

Oct. 19, 2015 - Speaking at a rally of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Presidential candidate Ben Carson said. "It's high time for those of the faith to get in the game and put God back in charge of America."

He also credited God with placing him in his current position of influence, and said he had never set out in life with the goal of running for president.

Source: WND
Jindal: America Needs 'Revival' Not Gun Control - CBN

Ben Carson: We May Be Headed Toward 'End of Days'

Oct. 12, 2015 -

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says its possible the world is headed toward the end times prophesied in the Bible, but added that as president he would take action to "ameliorate" it.

Source: NewsMax

Carson stands by Muslim president remarks, Trump weighs in

Sept. 22, 2015 -

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Monday that he "absolutely" stood by his comments about not supporting a Muslim president, while also clarifying that he was referring to Muslims who had not rejected Islamic Sharia law.

Source: Fox
Dr. Ben Carson, Man of Steel - Rush Limbaugh

GOP Debate Winners: Carly, Carson And Christie While Trump, Bush And Paul Among Losers

Sept. 16, 2015 - John Zogby rates the winners of tonight's debate. He considered Carly Fiorina as the winner, being "clear, strong, focused, forceful and visionary." He also said Dr. Ben Carson was a winner in key areas like immigration, foreign policy, the economy and the minimum wage.

But he also came across as congenial, modest, and as a reasonable outside. He is a force today and likely to be one tomorrow as well.

Source: Forbes

Debate night: The media want a Trump fight, with blood and bruises

Sept. 16, 2015 - Tonight CNN will televise the second Republican presidential race. Since the first debate Donald Trump's ratings have risen sharply, but Dr. Ben Carson has gained so much popularity that he is now only 4 points behind Trump in the polls. Carly Fiorina has also made significant gains, and Jeb Bush is still a serious contender. Analysts think the other candidates have fallen too far behind to be serious contenders now.

Trump’s rivals have to deliver a positive message about themselves while drawing a sharp contrast with the real estate mogul, not just denounce him, as Bobby Jindal did, as a narcissist and egomaniac.

Source: Howard Kurtz - Fox
New Hampshire poll: Ben Carson within 4 points of Donald Trump - CNN

Ben Carson Calls Out Trump: I Don't Deny My Faith

Sept. 10, 2015 - At a rally at the Anameim Convention Center, Dr. Ben Carson said,

"By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor and life. That's a big part of who I am. I don't get that impression with [Trump.] Maybe I'm wrong. I don't get that impression."

Source: NewsMax

Monmouth Poll: Surging Carson Ties Trump in Iowa

Aug. 31, 2015 - A new poll of Iowa Republicans shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump in the race for 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

The Monmouth University Poll ranked Carson and Trump each with 23 percent of the vote, followed by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina with 10 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 9 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 7 percent.

Source: NewsMax
Ben Carson for president Heal. Inspire. Revive.
Dr. Ben Carson Shares Dramatic Conversion Story, Reveals Why America Needs 'God's Healing Hands' More Than Ever - Gospel Herald

Ben Carson's Wisdom About "#BlackLivesMatter"

Aug. 24, 2015 - This must-read op-ed from Presidential Candidate Ben Carson explains that the anger against police is a misdirected campaign that ignores the real source of black anger and other problems. He says,

"The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to enrage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We're right to be angry, but we have to stay smart."

Carson tells the story of his upbringing in the ghettos by a virtuous mother. He explains that it is right to march in protest, but suggests that our anger should be directed to the institutions that are causing the real problems

Source: USA Today

Cruz: Religious liberty a top priority

Aug. 23, 2015 - Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz gave his opinion on CBS's "Face the Nation" about an Iowa wedding venue that is no longer in business after being fined for turning away a same-sex couple.

The Texas senator said, "The liberal intolerance we see trying to persecute those who as a matter of faith follow a biblical definition of marriage is fundamentally wrong."

Source: OneNewsNow

Year of the Outsider: Trump, Carson Surge in Iowa

Aug. 13, 2015 - A new CNN poll shows Donald Trump is still the leader in the Iowa race for the GOP presidential candidate.

Somewhat more surprising, though, is that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged into second place, edging out long-time Iowa frontrunner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Source: Gospel Herald
Dr. Ben Carson - America needs revival, more now than ever - Gospel Herald
Ben Carson, riding a fresh surge in the polls, braces for his close-up - Washington Post

6 Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of Carly Fiorina

Aug. 12, 2015 -

Fiorina said she is certain that she would not have been able to endure the death of her step-daughter and breast cancer without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

This Christian Post article gives an additional 5 reasons to believe that she is s true Christian.

Source: Christian Post

Highlights of Presidential Debate - Christian Perspectives

Aug. 7, 2015 - Most of the candidates expressed patriotic and Christian values in their responses. Some examples:

- Carson didn't get much airtime, but his values were encouraging.

- Rubio says God has blessed Republicans with great candidates while Democrats can’t find one. He says God has blessed this country.

- Walker says he is an imperfect man and it is only by the blood of Jesus Christ that he has been redeemed from his sins. He says he will follow God’s will.

- Cruz says he is blessed to receive a word from God every day. He reads the Scriptures every day and notes that God speaks through the Bible. He notes that he is the son of a pastor and tells the story about how his alcoholic father left him and his mother and was turned around after he gave his heart to Jesus and came back to his family.

Source: Breitbart
Trump Dominates Facebook, Twittersphere; Ben Carson Second - NewsMax
Rush: Tried to Torpedo Trump, However Failed - Observer Chronicle
Trump No. 1 in NBC poll after GOP debate, increases lead - Cruz second, Carson third, Fiorina and Rubio fourth - WND

With Trump at center stage, GOP candidates ready to rumble at 1st debate

Aug. 6, 2015 -

The spotlight is shining on Donald Trump right now, but nine other GOP presidential candidates are poised and eager to seize it from him as they head into Thursday night's prime-time debate in Cleveland

Source: Fox
Video: GOP candidates prepare for first presidential debate - Fox

Ben Carson Prevails in GOP Straw Poll

May 23, 2015 - The first straw poll of the GOP 2016 presidential race was held in Oklahoma City. It was the largest political gathering in the state's history, and featured a field of 17 Republican candidates for the presidency. After two days of speeches about ISIS and Middle East war, neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the hearts of many with his rags to riches story and common sense wisdom.

The end result was Carson with 25.4 percent, Walker at 20.5 and Cruz with 16.6. Christie and Perry came in fourth and fifth with around 5 percent each.

Source: Newsweek

Rand Paul Goes on Senate Floor to Protest NSA Spying Measure

May 21, 2015 -Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul delivered a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act. He said the law should be allowed to expire on June 1. It was meant to increase security, but has resulted in the bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

The Kentucky senator said at 1:18 p.m. EDT when he took to the Senate floor. "That time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged."

Source: NewsMax

State Dept. won't release Clinton e-mails until 2016

May 19,, 2015 - A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in January called for Hillary Clinton's e-mails be made public.

The State Department does not intend to make approximately 55,000 pages of former secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mails public until Jan. 15, 2016, according to court documents obtained by Vice News.

Source: USA Today

Mike Huckabee, Christian Conservative Former Governor, Throws His Hat Into the Presidential Ring

May 5, 2015 - Former Arkansas governor, outspoken Christian leader, and media host Mike Huckabee left his Fox television show months ago to prepare for a second presidential race. Today he announces his candidacy.

The Washington Post describes him as arguably "the most underrated candidate in the race." Unlike most of the other candidates, Huckabee has experience running for president. He won the Iowa Caucuses in 2008 and obtained valuable experience in the primary debates.

He is the only Southern populist running, and will have the advantage of not being considered a Washington insider.
Source: Christian Post

Dick Morris: Mike Huckabee Can Beat Hillary - NewsMax

Ben Carson: What I'll accomplish as president

May 5, 2015 - Announcing his formal bid for the presidency of the United States, famous Christian and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says he plans to accomplish three things for America: Heal. Inspire. Revive. In just a few weeks the Carson America Exploratory Committee has received approximately 69,000 donations. Carson said,

This overwhelming level of support, along with my strong desire for America to have a brighter future, has propelled me to make this exciting decision.

Source: WND

12 Reasons Ben Carson Would Make a Good President - NewsMax
Update 5/14/15 - Poll: Carson ties Bush for No. 1 among the GOP - The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz says conservatives must 'fall to our knees and pray' against Supreme Court gay marriage cases

Apr. 26, 2015 - At a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Texas Senator Ted Cruz noted that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about same-sex marriage cases this week. He urged conservatives to “fall to our knees and pray.”

“We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage and life,” Cruz said in his remarks that drew a huge applause.

Source: Fox
'March for Marriage' opens week of prayer, protest over gay marriage - In a letter to 100,000 pastors, Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote, "Will we be on the right side of history, the side occupied by the Author of history? Will we discard an institution, ordained by God, which has brought so much stability and happiness to the human family?" Other potential candidates including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are also strong supporters of traditional marriage. - Washington Examiner
High court's legitimacy at stake - OneNewsNow
Gay-Rights Skeptic Roberts Urged to Make High Court History - NewsMax
Ginsburg and Kagan must recuse - the law demands it - Opinion: Bryan Fischer - OneNewsNow

The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary’s Foreign Government Payola

Apr. 22, 2015 - According to the Washington Post:

The tax-exempt foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton accepted money from seven foreign governments while Hillary served as U.S. Secretary of State. . . Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution actually bans foreign payola for U.S. officials.

Source: The Federalist

Ted Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

Mar. 23, 2015 - Texas Senator Ted Cruz launched his presidential bid. He is the first candidate to formally declare his intentions. He did so at Liberty College in Virginia with a speech geared for cultural conservatives. He said:

"God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation and I believe that God isn't done with Americans," Cruz said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America.

Source: OneNewsNow
Ted Cruz launches as unabashed Christian conservative - Politico

Scott Walker Winning Support Across Entire GOP Spectrum

Feb. 27, 2015 - National Journal notes that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is showing the highest level of broad appeal for any Republican presidenial candidate since George W. Bush in 2000.

The Journal noted a Quinnipiac poll out this week that gave Walker a 25 percent lead among likely participants in the Iowa Republican caucus, twice as much as the second-place finisher, with consistent support across almost all of the party's religious, class and ideological factions.

Source: NewsMax
Scott Walker wants 'to make America great again' - Jerome Corsi - WND

Fiorina argues for a woman to take on Hillary

Feb. 27, 2015 - At the Conservative Political Action Conference, possible Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was seen as a person who could stand against Hillary Clinton. She has distinguished herself by rising from secretary to CEO of Hewlet-Packard, the largest technological company in the world. She said:

“Each one of us can live a life of purpose and achievement, and work is essential to achieving that goal.”

Source: WND

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes!

Feb. 3, 2015 - Most presidential hopefuls have new books for sale. This list shows great interest in Ben Carson's "What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," and a strong start for Mike Huckabee's "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy."
Source: NewsMax

Ron Christie: GOP's Crowd of Presidential Wannabes Could Hurt Party

Jan. 28, 2015 - Ron Christie, a former member of Vice President Dick Cheney’s staff, is concerned about the number of contenders for the Republican presidential candidate spot. He said:
"There are too many Republicans hinting at a 2016 presidential run and it’s only going to hurt the party as it did in 2012 with Mitt Romney’s defeat, says GOP strategist.
Source: NewsMax

LA Gov. Jindal draws thousands to prayer rally, calls for spiritual revival

Jan. 26, 2015 - Instead of joining presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal led thousandsof Christians at an ll-day prayer rally at Louisiana State University’s basketball arena. sponsored by the American Family Association (AFA).
Deemphasizing politics during the six-hour event known as The Response, Jindal focused on Americans’ faith in God, prayer and returnto the biblical values — upon which the United States was founded — as the solution to the nation’s woes.
Jindal called for a spiritual revival that would “begin right here, right here in our hearts.”
Source: OneNewsNow

Jindal, Carson Presidential Hopefuls Court Evangelicals

Jan. 25, 2015 - On Saturday retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson appeared with several other presidential candidates at the "FreedomSummit" in Iowa. On Sunday he participated in the major "If My People" conference at Houston's Second Baptist Church where he called for an effort to "restore the soul of America."
Source: NewsMax

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