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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal Ready to 'Meet the Pastors'

Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are about to "Meet the Pastors."

The influential David Lane has done it yet again, pulling together a big event in Iowa where the two soon-to-be presidential candidates will speak in front of a couple hundred pastors next week. More below from The Des Moines Register.

White House aspirants Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal, both born-again Christians, will speak to about 200 Iowa pastors and their spouses next week, organizers told The Des Moines Register.

And Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, will accompany evangelical conservative pastors from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada on an all-expenses paid journey to Israel in July, his aides confirmed to the Register Tuesday. Those four states are the big players in the presidential selection process with coveted spots at the front of the nomination voting calendar.

On Monday, Cruzand Jindal will be the keynote guests at a two-day, invitation-only "pastors and pews" event in Des Moines organized by the American Renewal Project, a group that seeks to mobilize Christian conservatives to become influencers in presidential elections and other civic matters and to run for public office themselves.

Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will give remarks at the event’s lunch session. Monday's dinner session will feature Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, and California-based conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager. Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds keynotes Tuesday's breakfast at the event, which will take place at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines.

Cruz is already scheduled to be in Des Moines this weekend for a big political gathering called the Iowa Agriculture Summit. Jindal won't be at the ag summit, nor was he at Iowa's last GOP two multi-contender forum, the Iowa Freedom Summit. He had already committed to an all-day prayer rally in Louisiana that day in January.

The American Renewal Project, founded by evangelical Christian activist David Lane, has been working in Iowa, South Carolina and other politically influential states for several years. The group pays for hotel and meal expenses for guests invited to the "pastors and pews" events, officially billed as "Rediscovering God in America" pastors policy briefings.

Hey mainstream media: you better pay attention to these events. These spiritual events are authentic as can be and here's some straight talk for the media as well: don't think that Cruz, Jindal, and others do these events for political purposes. They are both authentic Christians who believe every word of what they say when they talk to these pastors. They are NOT ashamed of the Gospel.

Will there be some political benefit? Well, of course but their heart is in the right place. And after all, God looks at the heart.

posted @ Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:10 PM | Feedback (0)

Scott Walker Announces Support for Five-Month Abortion Ban

Gov. Scott Walker just announced his support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after five months. Here’s what he said:

"As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the form of a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level. I was raised to believe in the sanctity of life and I will always fight to protect it."

The full letter is here.

Good move by the soon-to-be presidential candidate. He'll be beat up by the liberals on this but he'll wear it as a badge of honor during the GOP Primary season. If he makes it to the General Election, it really won’t hurt him because the science and the facts are on his pro-life side.

posted @ Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:59 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Brody File Show: Bella's Story

This week on The Brody File, we are at home with Rick and Karen Santorum, along with their daughter Bella.

Their 6-year-old shouldn't be alive today, according to the doctors. Instead, she's a miracle from God.

posted @ Friday, February 27, 2015 2:17 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Brody File Show: Capitol Conversations

This week The Brody File heads to Capitol Hill where we look at how women lawmakers are making their voices heard like never before.

Plus, Newt Gingrich sounds the alarm on radical Islam.

Finally, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., talks about how Christian lawmakers should act in Congress.

posted @ Monday, February 23, 2015 6:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Christian Slaughter

Franklin Graham pretty much summed it up when he posted the following remark on Facebook regarding the 21 Christians who were beheaded by ISIS:

"The militant Islamic terrorist group ISIS has released a video called A MESSAGE SIGNED WITH BLOOD TO THE NATION OF THE CROSS showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped in Libya. Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world? As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs, we’d better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States. If this concerns you like it does me, share this. The storm is coming."

The storm is indeed coming.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 5:41 PM | Feedback (5)

Monday, February 09, 2015

Jeb Bush and Gay Marriage

Jeb Bush will go into the 2016 presidential race as the GOP frontrunner but he will be maligned from the start.

Where to begin? Common Core and Immigration Reform will present problems for him. Could the gay marriage issue be a problem, too?

More below from The Washington Examiner:

Conservatives already irked at Jeb Bush over his support for immigration reform and Common Core educational standards are boring in on hints he is warming to same-sex marriage, a no-no among evangelicals who dominate early primaries and caucuses.

Two events this year put them on notice that Bush is backing away from his past hard-line position. First, while calling marriage a “sacrament,” he urged “respect” for gays in committed relationships in what some saw as an effort to finesse the issue slowly winning support among Republicans.

And then the leading 2016 GOP presidential hopeful hired a top campaign aide, David Kochel, an Iowa political pro who has advocated for same-sex marriage rights.

Jeb Bush needs to tread very carefully. It’ll be interesting to watch how he maneuvers this very sensitive issue. Clearly, he’s going to run a GOP primary campaign like a General Election campaign. But in doing so he may be left on the outside looking in when it comes to the General Election.

posted @ Monday, February 09, 2015 10:56 AM | Feedback (3)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Poplitical in New Orleans

Join host David Brody and Poplitical contributor Amber Strong who travel to New Orleans to bring you the best mix of politics and pop culture.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 2:08 PM | Feedback (0)

Praying for Spiritual Revival

The Brody File heads to New Orleans and reports on an effort by Christians to pray for spiritual revival in America.

Interviews with Gov. Bobby Jindal and influential evangelical political operative David Lane.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 2:00 PM | Feedback (0)

Cajun Cookin’ with The Brody File Show

This week The Brody File crew hits the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

We do a special report on spiritual revival in America, including interviews with Gov. Bobby Jindal and influential evangelical and political operative David Lane.

Also, we take a look at New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina came calling.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 12:49 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Newt Gingrich Proclaims: We're at War with Radical Islam...and We're Losing!

Newt Gingrich says we are at war with radical Islam…and he’s right. Watch his speech at the Freedom Summit in Iowa below.

He says, “The United States today is losing the war with radical islamists.” And President Obama has a “pathological incapacity to deal with reality.”

Gingrich is calling on major congressional hearings related to radical Islam. More here.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:28 PM | Feedback (3)