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Capitol Hill Brief — The Bottom Line

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All week we’ve highlighted the shameful, unconstitutional religious test that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would like to use to ban all Christians from public service.

To be clear, according to Bernie Sanders, if you believe in John 3:16, affirming that we must believe in Jesus Christ to be saved, you are a bigot that should not be allowed to work in government.

Sen. Sanders calls Christians “Islamophobic” for this, but even Ismail Royer, who works at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., repudiated Sen. Sanders in a piece titled, “Bernie’s Relativism Test Is Bad for Muslims and All Religious Believers.”

He’s right.  Sen. Sanders’ views are misguided and actually dangerous.


Should your Christian faith disqualify you from government service? Senator Bernie Sanders thinks so. He attacked one man for his Biblical beliefs during a nomination hearing. Tell Sen. Sanders to respect our constitutional rights at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Stand Against Bernie

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There’s no question Sen. Bernie Sanders acted unconstitutionally when he opposed Russell Vought to be the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget because of his Christian faith.

He actually imposed a religious test for public service in direct violation of Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution.  He should be ashamed of himself, and he should be called to account by his colleagues.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about. I will vote ‘no’ on this.”

Such bigotry, in the name of tolerance, goes against the founding principles of our nation.

We must stand against it!


Should your Christian faith disqualify you from government service? Senator Bernie Sanders thinks so. He attacked one man for his Biblical beliefs during a nomination hearing. Tell Sen. Sanders to respect our constitutional rights at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — In America

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Sen. Bernie Sanders’ anti-Christian bigotry showed clearly at a recent nomination hearing.

[Audio clip] Russell T. Vought: Senator, I’m a Christian … (interrupted by Sanders)

[Audio clip] Sen. Bernie Sanders: I understand you are a Christian, but this country is made up of people who are not just … like I understand that Christianity is the majority religion, but there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?

Do you see how dangerous Sen. Sanders’ views are? Not just for Christians but for all freedom-loving people of different faiths around the country.

He was questioning Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to the Office of Management and Budget, and he cannot stomach the fact that he is a Christian.


Should your Christian faith disqualify you from government service? Senator Bernie Sanders thinks so. He attacked one man for his Biblical beliefs during a nomination hearing. Tell Sen. Sanders to respect our constitutional rights at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Kindness in the Face of Hatred

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Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to the Office of Management and Budget, was shamefully attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders as “Islamophobic” because of his Christian faith.  Here is a sample:

[Audio clip] Russell T. Vought: As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect, regardless of their religious beliefs. I believe that, as a Christian, that’s how I should treat all individuals…

 [Audio clip] Sen. Bernie Sanders: Do you think your statement that you put into that publication — “They do not know God because they rejected Jesus Christ the Son and they stand condemned” — do you think that is respectful of other religions?

Friends, this is right here in America!


Should your Christian faith disqualify you from government service? Senator Bernie Sanders thinks so. He attacked one man for his Biblical beliefs during a nomination hearing. Tell Sen. Sanders to respect our constitutional rights at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Unconstitutional Religious Test

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Article 6 of the Constitution says that “no religious test shall ever be” applied as a condition for public service in the U.S.

But Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont applied just such a test as he opposed Russell Vought to be the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, because of his Christian faith.

[Audio clip] Sen. Bernie Sanders: You wrote, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they rejected Jesus Christ his Son and they stand condemned.” Do you believe that statement is Islamophobic?”

And it got worse from there.


Should your Christian faith disqualify you from government service? Senator Bernie Sanders thinks so. He attacked one man for his Biblical beliefs during a nomination hearing. Tell Sen. Sanders to respect our constitutional rights at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — History of Community Health Centers

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The founding of Planned Parenthood vs. Community Health Centers couldn’t be more different.

Planned Parenthood was founded under the philosophy that the only way to help the poor was to stop them from reproducing.  It’s this offensive attitude that lead to Planned Parenthood becoming the largest abortion provider in America.

By contrast, Community Health Centers came out of the Civil Rights movement as a way to reduce poverty and serve minority populations.  This model produced tremendous health improvements in these communities — and continues to do so today.  This is the model for true help and empowerment for those in need — a model Planned Parenthood scorns in favor of abortion-on-demand.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Religion and Abortion

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I have some hard news.  Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identified as evangelical or Catholic.

Though self-identification may be a poor form of measuring religious engagements, these findings show that women getting an abortion are willing to be thought of as religious, but are still willing to get an abortion.

This is a tragic failure of the Church to truly educate women on what it means to trust God’s providence and forgiveness in difficult circumstances.

What can we do to help our churches teach pro-life values and support girls who get pregnant?  I think this is a fundamental question that every Christian church has to face, and I hope you will take it in prayer today.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org.

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Capitol Hill Brief — Planned Parenthood Services

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What does Planned Parenthood actually do? Mammograms? Nope.

What about prenatal care? Actually, only 8% of their clinics do that.

They boast about GYN exams and STD testing, but those are available through the more than 11,000 community health centers in America.

In fact Planned Parenthood only does about 1% of the nation’s pap smears and only about 2% of breast exams.  Yet they perform a full third of the nation’s abortions.

Abortion accounts for 86% of their non-governmental revenue.   94 out of 100 of their pregnant patients get one.

It’s time to stop funding them with our tax dollars.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Born on the Table

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Listen carefully to what this Planned Parenthood official says they do with an unborn child that is born as a result of a botched abortion:

[Audio Clip] Florida State Rep. Jim Boyd: It’s just really hard for me to even ask you this question, because I’m almost in disbelief. If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that’s struggling for life?

[Audio Clip] Alisa LaPolt Snow, lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates: Um … Well we believe … we believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the fam- … to the woman, her family, and the physician.

The Florida representatives can’t believe their ears, but this is who Planned Parenthood is and why our tax dollars should not be funding them.

Source: https://youtu.be/rQta8x6GyOo


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Every Beating Heart

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I remember hearing the heartbeat of my own children for the first time.

[Heartbeat audio]

Did you know that we can detect a child’s heartbeat beginning at 21 days? And can be heard by monitor at 8-10 weeks!   At 7-12 weeks old, an unborn baby has brain waves and developing features like a nose, mouth, and ears!  At this age in the womb, they can even hiccup and respond to touch!

Sadly, most abortions occur during this time — between 7-12 weeks gestation.

Just because an unborn child is small, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of life.  Protecting the unborn should remain a top priority for our nation’s laws and culture.  Let us protect every beating heart.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.