Monday, January 26, 2015
Watch The Brody File report from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the crew reports exclusively on a private pastors training meeting as many get set to run for political office.
It’s the Lord’s army at work. The experience was called the Issachar Training Event arranged by the American Renewal Project. The men of Issachar are mentioned in the Bible. They were, “men who understood the times.” (1 Chronicles 12:32) The Brody File has this behind the scenes look.
This is the beginning stage of what very well could be a turning point in American politics. Included in this report is part of my interview with political operative/influential evangelical David Lane. Lane’s goal is to get 1,000 pastors to run for some sort of political office in 2016. He’s well on his way with this event.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Governor Bobby Jindal tells The Brody File that hyphenated American titles need to be a thing of the past. ““ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race,” Jindal tells me. “One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans.”
The Brody File interviewed Jindal Friday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Watch the clip below.
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Governor Bobby Jindal: “ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race. One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans. My parents came to this country over 40 years ago and in many ways they were coming to an idea, not a place. The idea of freedom and opportunity. My mom loves her heritage. She loves her background. We can all be proud of where we’ve come from but my mom made it very clear to my brother and I as we were born here and as they raised us here…we are raising you as Americans. If we wanted to raise you as Indians…we would have stayed in India. “
On this week’s Brody File show, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy sits down with us to discuss the success of his media empire. As for why Newsmax has been so successful, Ruddy quips: “The liberal media keep me in business because they are so bad.”
Recently, The Brody File crew visited Newsmax headquarters in South Florida. Watch part of the interview below.
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Friday, January 23, 2015
This week on the Brody File we take a look at the president’s State of the Union address.
Plus, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped by to talk to us about his new book titled, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.
Finally, The Brody File team heads to the Newsmax television studio in southern Florida and introduces you to the man in charge of this media empire.
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy says the GOP will no longer be a major political party if they abandon social conservative religious voters. ““If you really annoy them and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country,” Ruddy tells The Brody File from the Newsmax headquarters in South Florida.
Watch part of the interview below.
Christopher Ruddy is a major player in republican circles. GOP candidates who run for president make their way down to meet with him. Some big time democrats do too. His “Newsmax Empire” is bustling. The leading conservative website, the very popular Newsmax Magazine and now Newsmax TV. When you look up “mover and shaker” in Webster’s Dictionary, Christopher Ruddy’s picture pops up.
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Christopher Ruddy: “If you really annoy them (religious right/social votes) and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country.”
Christopher Ruddy: “I tell my libertarian friends the reason we have a free enterprise system and the freedoms that we have is because of the Judeo-Christian ethic that the nation was founded on.”
Christopher Ruddy: “This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and ethics and think we should keep consistent on those and I think the country will remain strong and free. If we lose our tether to those principles I think the country is in peril.”
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Mike Huckabee says that big time financial bundlers who have supported Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush in the past are now showing major interest in a Huckabee presidential run. ““I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere,” Huckabee tells me. “Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”
Watch the video below. This interview was conducted Wednesday when I had a chance to discuss Huckabee’s new book called, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.”
Folks, let me give it to you straight. If Huckabee gets the financial support during a presidential run, watch out. We’ll have a new front-runner. The mainstream media may not christen him with the title but they’ll have to take notice of his new financial positioning at that point. And with his strong communication skills, Huckabee has the best shot in the field to seal the deal.
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Mike Huckabee: “I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere. Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”
On Traditional Marriage:
Mike Huckabee: “For many of us, who have a biblical worldview, who are God-centered in our approach to life this is the only option we have and if you have a God-centered worldview you say, ‘what did God say about marriage’, not what do I feel, what do I think, what do I believe.”
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Forget President Obama’s State of the Union speech for a moment. Let’s talk about two words we heard so much about in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president. Those words are "hope" and “change."
I covered that 2008 presidential race first hand. I was there. I saw the excitement that people felt at that time. It wasn't just democrats. It was moderates, independents and yes even some conservatives who thought this president was going to make good on his promise to unite the country and bring both parties together. It was Barack Obama who in 2004 said the following: “There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America."
Folks, it never happened. Not only didn't it happen but under President Obama's watch it has gotten worse. He hasn't brought the country together. If anything, he's torn the country further apart. Now, is there enough blame to go around? Of course. GOP leaders can lay claim to their fair share too but a president has the ultimate responsibility to promote unity. Executive Orders and saying “see you later” to congress doesn't do that. Passing major healthcare changes like Obamacare with 51 votes instead of a super majority doesn't do that. Making straw man arguments on a daily basis doesn't help either. Did congress give him headaches? Yes, of course. It's called “checks and balances." It's what our founders intended. But just because congress has you reaching for the Excedrin doesn't mean that the emperor has to get his way no matter what.
So what's our state of the union? It's fractured and President Obama deserves much of the blame.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Brody File has obtained a letter sent by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to the other 49 governors in America, asking them to attend this Saturday’s huge prayer event at LSU in Baton Rouge where he tells them the following: “There will only be one name lifted up that day – Jesus!”
Jindal is truly at the forefront of calling for spiritual revival in this country. He’s a politician who is not afraid to step out in faith and speak boldly about his Christian faith. In his letter to the nation’s governors, he cites Bible verses that call for us to seek God out in prayer so the Lord will restore a nation.
“I believe now is the time for us to have a similar posture of humility, honesty and honor before The Lord on behalf of our nation,” Jindal writes. “We need an appeal to heaven for heaven’s intervention over us. We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation.”
The entire letter below.
The Brody File will provide exclusive coverage of the huge event along with big pastors meeting taking place in Baton Rouge this Friday. Dozens of pastors, who are praying about getting involved in the political process are gathering the day before to attend a training event geared to help equip and encourage pastors if they decide to seek political office.
It’s being sponsored by the American Renewal Project. You don’t want to miss The Brody File coverage of this event.
Letter from Governor Jindal to 49 Governors
America, our great nation, is in great need.
We are faced with fatherless homes, an epidemic of drugs and crime, a saturation of pornography, an increase in the polarization, division, and hopelessness amongst many. We need trust, respect and civility restored. Yet as I trust you would agree, there are limits to our own influence as governmental leaders. Lasting change does not come only from laws and legislation, but from the changing of hearts produced by spiritual revival.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord makes this promise to us, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” The Bible also speaks of the prophet Joel, who lived in days of great challenge and crises. His response to these challenges was a clear call for prayer, “Declare a holy fast; call a solemn assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord.” Joel 1:14.
Likewise, I believe now is the time for us to have a similar posture of humility, honesty and honor before The Lord on behalf of our nation. We need an appeal to heaven for heaven’s intervention over us.
We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation.
That is why I am inviting everyone to join us on January 24th at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm for a Solemn assembly of Worship, Prayer and Fasting, as we corporately lift up the name of The Lord. There will be no politicians giving speeches and no preachers pontificating. This gathering will be apolitical in nature and open to all who would like to join us in humble posture before our Creator to intervene on behalf of our people and nation. There will only be one name lifted up that day – Jesus!
On Saturday, all ages, denominations, ethnic and racial backgrounds will gather to pray for America, asking God for His mercy and Abounding Grace. Christians will choose to cross their racial, denominational, generational and political preferences, to meet at the Cross of Christ together to pray for revival.
If you would like to join us, for all or part of this day of prayer, please let me know.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Hey John McCain: Move over. You have a “straight talk” partner. His name is Gov. Bobby Jindal. Watch below.
This is what he said today in London, England, about Islamic terrorists who think they’re going to heaven.
Gov. Bobby Jindal: Muslim leaders must make clear that these individuals are not going to enjoy the afterlife, they’re not going to be martyrs but rather they’re going to hell.
There’s not enough left to be said other than, “Preach it, brother!”
It's one thing to say that these Islamic terrorists are going to hell but Jindal put all Muslim leaders on the spot. Will some of these "moderate" Muslim leaders say that? Stay tuned.
Look, the reality is this: Jesus is the way to heaven. The Lord said these words: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
That’s God’s word. That’s called truth. Throughout history, so many have tried to prove the Bible wrong. And yet whether it’s prophecy or archaeology or any other means, they can’t. The Bible stands the test of time. Why? Because it’s God’s holy word. It’s his love letter to us.
Let’s pray that ALL Muslims and everyone that doesn't know Jesus in a real and personal way turn their life over to him.
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Brody File looks at how the White House committed a blunder by not attending France's big unity rally against Islamic terrorism.
Plus, we take a closer look at the rise of anti-Semitism.
Finally, a Spanish face-off between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.