Evil

While some seem fixated on “the lesser of two evils,” I can’t stop contemplating the evil of two lessers.

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Answer

The next time someone says to me, “I’m voting for Trump because he’s the lesser of two evils,” I’m going to answer, “Which Trump?”

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Neither

If facing a choice between Hitler or Stalin, for which one would you vote? If you said, “Neither,” then you agree with me that, at some point, the “lesser of two evils” standard no longer applies. You also agree that there is, in fact, a line that cannot be crossed. Your line is just more forgiving than mine is.

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What the Transgender Bathroom Debate Means For You

By Russell Moore

toiletLast night the New York Times reported that the Obama Administration would issue a decree directing every public school in the nation to allow bathroom access on the basis of self-identity, not biological sex. I’m quite aware of the White House’s place in our culture wars, and even I am surprised. If anyone had suggested in 2009 that the new President’s administration would seek to target children’s bathrooms for the sake of transgender ideology, the White house would have ridiculed it as a crazy conspiracy theory. So, for those suggesting that state legislatures seeking to define such questions were working on “solutions without a problem,” well, here’s your problem. So why is this important, and what should the church do?

Every era has its blind spots, things over which future generations would exclaim, “What were they thinking?!” For some, it was slavery. For others, corsets. I used to wonder what ours would be.

I don’t wonder that any more.

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Laughing

Hey, evangelicals contemplating voting for Donald Trump because he’s supposedly “the lesser of two evils”:

You know he’s laughing at you, don’t you?

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Deal

I’ll make a deal with all you Trump supporters who are willing to hold your noses and vote for this ill-informed, unprincipled bully. If he defies my expectations and turns out to be a great president, I’ll give you full credit for your prescience and actually be happy about it. After all, our nation desperately needs a great president right now.

But if Trump turns out to be the dumpster fire I believe him to be, I want you to acknowledge that you were wrong, and that principles are more important than power.

Deal?

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On the Radio: The Power of Positive Christian Thinking

micJohn Blok of Moody Radio interviewed me about my BreakPoint column, “The Power of Positive Christian Thinking.”

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New Reports on Religious Freedom

By John Stonestreet

world mapThe 2016 report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, which is chaired by our friend and Wilberforce Award winner Robert George, warns that conditions are worsening in many places. “By any measure,” the 276-page report says, “ religious freedom abroad has been under serious and sustained assault since. . . 2015.”

My book, Missions in the Third Millennium, is mentioned at the end. Go here to order and support the ministry of BreakPoint.

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The Republican aristocracy is already bending its knee to King Trump

By Jonah Goldberg

crownThe Republican aristocracy is for the most part bending its knee to the new king, proving that much of the “establishment” is exactly as craven as Trump always claimed.

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Children

Because of the well-documented vulnerability of children to adults who would exploit their trust and abuse them sexually, my church, along with many others, has taken great pains to establish quite restrictive bathroom policies. While they can be inconvenient, we all go along to protect the kids from predators and ourselves from lawsuits or liability. Where does all this go if the government favors protecting “transgender rights” over child safety?

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