Did VP Pence Really Say That?

Below is an article that stated President Donald Trump said several different things that all have to do with Vice-President Mike Pence’s Christian views. You can read the story to get all of what was said, but I want to focus on one part in particular.

Before I get to the meat of my remarks, let me make clear that I have no clue if President Trump actually said all of the things in the article. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t – I have no clue, thus this article may not need to have been written – but even with that, many other things have been said about “My Man Mike” which brings back the the need of writing this back into legitimacy.

In the article, which used the New Yorker as it’s source, this line is used as the opening:

While I earlier said that I have no idea if Trump said the things listed in the article, I would stake my reputation on this statement. Mike Pence does NOT want all gay people to hang. 

I know Mike Pence, and while he might not remember the few times that I had the pleasure of talking with him, I KNOW from personal experience talking with the former Indiana Governor that he would not and does not believe what is said to start the article below.

There are many negative and untrue reasons why things are written about Mike (yes he is down home enough that he likes to be called Mike). The first and biggest reason nasty and hateful things are written about him is that he is a Christian, he is not ashamed of that fact, and he leads with those two traits always in mind.

I have heard and have had him say to me directly – I’m a Christian, I’m a Conservative, and I’m a Republican; IN THAT ORDER!

It’s time that people that know the truth, which will then set you free, speak out and not let the hammering of Vice-President Pence and many other good Christians go by without defending them.

Trump joked Pence ‘wants to hang’ all gay people, New Yorker reports

President Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported Monday.

The publication also reports that Trump has mocked Pence for his views opposing abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Trump jabbed at Pence after a legal scholar told the pair that if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many states would probably legalize abortion.

“You see?” Trump reportedly said to Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.”

And when the meeting began to focus on gay rights, Trump reportedly pointed to Pence, joking, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”

To read the rest of the article, go here.

Ed’s Video Choice: Prince of Peace by Hillsong United

Prince of Peace Live from Houston.

Check out Taya’s blog on Hillsong Collected https://hillsong.com/collected/blog/2…

VERSE 1: My heart a storm Clouds raging deep within The Prince of Peace Came bursting through the wind The violent sky held its breath And in Your light I found rest

CHORUS Tearing through the night Riding on the storm Staring down the fight My eyes found Yours Shining like the sun Striding through my fear The Prince of Peace met me there You heard my prayer

VERSE 2: Hope like the sun Light piercing through the dark The Prince of Peace Came and broke into my heart The violent cross The empty grave And in Your light I found grace

CHORUS 2: Tearing through the night Riding on the storm Staring down the fight My eyes found Yours Shining like the sun Striding through my fear The Prince of Peace met me there You’re always there You heard my prayer

BRIDGE: Your love surrounds me When my thoughts wage war When night screams terror There Your voice will roar Come death or shadow God I know Your light will meet me there When fear comes knocking There You’ll be my guard When day breeds trouble There You’ll hold my heart Come storm or battle God I know Your peace will meet me there Again and again

POST BRIDGE: Oh be still my heart And know That You are God Oh fear no evil For I know You are here

BRIDGE 2: And my soul will know Your love surrounds me When my thoughts wage war When night screams terror There Your voice will roar Come death or shadow God I know Your light will meet me there And my soul will know When fear comes knocking There You’ll be my guard When day breeds trouble There You’ll hold my heart Come storm or battle God I know Your peace will meet me there

TAGS: Oh be still my heart And my soul will ever know That You are God And You heard my prayer

Words and Music byJoel Houston, Matt Crocker & Dylan Thomas

© 2015Hillsong Music Publishing (APRA).

NFL News That Is Press Worthy

From a person who is boycotting the NFL, I saw this article and knew I had to share, since there isn’t much good news on this topic going around.

LOOK: Eagles WR gets baptized at the team’s hotel pool before Panthers game

One of the driving forces of the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles, or at least the unity behind the team’s 4-1 start in 2017, has been faith.

Whether through quarterback Carson Wentz’s infectious vow to play for an “Audience of One” or a collection of Eagles sharing their Christian testimonies by way of their own Bible app devotionals, the team has showcased its band of believing brothers as much as it has a trust in Wentz as the face of the franchise.

And that band of brothers appeared to expand on Thursday, when wide receiver Marcus Johnson shared via Twitter a picture of himself getting baptized in the pool at the team’s Charlotte, North Carolina hotel, surrounded by Eagles teammates.

To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE.

 

Ed’s Video Choice: Give Me Jesus

Chose a little Southern Gospel for today. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Give Me Jesus.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is one of the most successful, innovative Southern Gospel quartets in music history. EHSS breaks new ground by recording this music video to the new song, “Give Me Jesus.” This song includes a recently-discovered lyric (over 100 years old) written by the late Fanny J. Crosby. Ernie, along with friends Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun, finished what Ms. Crosby started by adding original music to complete the song. This video was shot in three locations: Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy Harbour, and St. Peter’s Cathedral, all in lovely Northern Ireland. This song will appear on the new January 2018 album release “Clear Skies” and will be supported with a 2018 “Give Me Jesus” tour. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is a StowTown Records Recording Artist and is booked for performances by Showcase Management. For booking info please contact Brian Hudson (bhudson@showcasemanagement.com / (704) 293-4447)

There Really Is Hope! Here’s My Heart

This story is one that we Christians need to share in love. The other side proclaims that there is no other alternative for homosexuals. This story proves that there is such a thing as “Former LGBTQ”.

Former LGBTQ Christians Share Their Journey to Freedom in Jesus and Heterosexuality in New Documentary

Today’s culture tells people who are homosexual there is no other way and there is no ‘cure,’ but Christians who were once LGBTQ have a different story to tell. And they’re telling it in a new documentary.

Men and women who once embraced gay relationships and transgender identities share how their lives and their sense of self completely changed after coming to meet Jesus.

Go Here to read the entire article.

Praying For Those Affected By The Wildfires

I have been following what is happening with the wildfires by watching the Facebook profile of friend of the podcast, Kevin Downes. While the fires got just a block or two from their home, Kevin and his family were allowed to move back home after being under mandatory evacuation.

Amy and I are praying for the safety of all in the path of the fires, for the thousands of first responders, and for the families of those who have lost their lives because of these fires. 

If you would like to hear the interview with Kevin, click here – the topic was the movie Faith of our Fathers.

Same Kind of Different As Me Opens October 20th

Below is the latest release from Pure Flix about the movie Same Kind of Different as Me. Here is the link to our podcast interview with Director Darren Moorman.

Gather your book club. Invite your moms’ group. Plan a girls’ night out. SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME opens in theatres NEXT Friday, October 20 and tickets are NOW available! This is the perfect time to get your friends together to see a movie based on a real-life story that will touch your heart.
/>With an award-winning cast that includes favorites like Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight, the beloved bestselling book comes to life vividly on the big screen. Be sure to see it next weekend!
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A DEVOTIONAL FOR YOU

At the heart of SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is the heart of God: loving and serving others. A new four-day devotional focused on the movie’s themes is now available on YouVersion. Dive in this week and then see the movie next weekend!

DISCOVER THE DEVOTIONAL