CDA Sunday Podcast Hour – Christians Against Hate Series with Pernessa Seele and Pastor David Forrester

What can we do as Christians to stand up against hate, racism, bigotry? How do we keep from becoming bitter ourselves? The first of our Christians Against Hate series. Please share our podcast with hashtag #ChristiansAgainstHate! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristiansAgainstHate/ http://www.christiandemocratsofamerica.org/christians-against-hate/ About our guests... Pernessa C. Seele is the founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, … [Read more...]

Desensitization

Desensitization - by Christina Forrester There is such truth to the famous saying housed inside the Holocaust Memorial museum by Martin Niemöller – First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for … [Read more...]

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: TAKING ACTION AGAINST HATE – NEW CDA SUNDAY PODCAST SERIES

Racism is Satanic, PERIOD. It might at times cloak itself in a radical religious dogma - but that's the dark manipulation of it. It's past time for Christians who actually believe in Christ's message to take a stand. Starting Sunday, August 20th, we will be hosting a CDA Podcast Hour, starting with a series on how we can unite as Christians against hate, bigotry and racism. We also have more exciting announcements - here's the full word as well as our response on the events in Charlottesville … [Read more...]

Half of GOP voters want a dictator and small government at the same time

Today a new Washington Post poll was released that shows half of Republican voters seem to want a dictatorship, not a democracy. The survey, taken from June 5 to June 20 and targeting 1,325 Americans, found 52 percent of those who identified or skew more toward the Republican Party supported the idea of pushing back the 2020 election, and 56 percent said they would also support it if Trump and Congress gave their blessing.  They also believe Trump did indeed win the popular vote because 68 … [Read more...]

“For I was sick and Republicans took my healthcare”

Here is a Biblical word for the Senate GOP: the poor are just as worthy of LIFE (and QUALITY of life) as the millionaires and billionaires you are protecting. We now have the Senate healthcare bill, which makes deep cuts to Medicaid and hurts the most vulnerable in America. Like the House bill, it is a giant giveaway to the rich at the expense of the poor, working poor, the disabled, elderly...the least of these. Every single Republican who would support this bill ought to be held accountable … [Read more...]

Word of Reflection After Alexandria Shooting

First, our prayers continue to go up for Steve Scalise and others shot yesterday in this attack. If it weren't for capitol police, this scene could have been a massacre, so God bless them for their bravery. Like we saw after Gabby Giffords, there is a mood of reflection and even a minute of unity in Washington where there has been none for too long. It is difficult at best to fight against a culture of extremism, propaganda and fake news when we have a president who has championed this. … [Read more...]

Paris Climate Agreement: Biblical Warnings Against Exploiting Creation

President Trump just announced he is exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, with the support of many Republicans.  Backing out of this agreement is a slap in the face to our closest allies, to our children, the health of the world's population and our economy. It is also a slap i the face to the majority of Americans who do support the climate accord. The fact that this has been done by men claiming to be Christians who love family and Biblical values is total hypocrisy. In this article … [Read more...]

The Truth About Christianity and Abortion

The Truth About Christianity and Abortion By Christina Forrester For Thousands of Years Christians Weren’t Concerned About Abortion. What Changed? Abortion is one of the most heated political, social and religious topics of our times. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year by “right-to-life” groups to raise awareness, fight for more abortion restrictions in the United States and around the world, and to support “pro-life” political candidates. It could even be said that … [Read more...]

An Easter Reflection on the Love and Mercy of Jesus

DO WHAT YOU CAME HERE TO DO (FOR HOLY WEEK) by Pastor Jonathan Martin The King comes riding into Jerusalem, on the back of a borrowed donkey.  The man rides like an apology, a slapstick parody of power, a send-up of pomp and circumstance.  The man rides under the weight of all our collective loneliness, as well as his own.  With no stallion, no army, and no pretension, Love himself rides solo in the parade of powerlessness.  Royalty, at last, has no entourage. With apologies to Dante, … [Read more...]

Where is the “change of heart” for Syrian refugees?

by Christina Forrester  4/7/17  1:04pm In a fast-moving change of policy this week, President Trump and his administration have spoken out and taken bold action against Syrian dictator Assad after the brutal chemical weapons attack on civilians. Throughout the presidential campaign and since taking the oath of office, Trump has consistently defended dictators and has been willing to criticize our allies, and pretty much anyone else, except Putin and other dictators. We were glad to see Trump … [Read more...]