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Ivanka Trump Makes Clear that She Hates Baby Killers
While President Trump’s daughter respects “all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion,’ she explained that her experience as a mother to three children has affected her “in a profound way in terms of how I think about these things.”
“I am pro-life, and unapologetically so,” she declared.
A White House aide told the outlet that Trump’s comments reflected her personal convictions and her views on the direction the Democratic party is headed.
“A huge driving part of that (stance) is where the Democratic Party has gone,” the aide explained.
Throughout her father’s first term, up until this point, Ivanka Trump has not taken an official position on abortion, The Christian Post reports.
In 2016, however, she did assert that “The most important job any woman can have is being a mother,” Slate reports.
But, in 2017, she held a secret meeting with then Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards shortly after her father’s inauguration.
According to Politico, “In the weeks following her father’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the President of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion.”
Trump suggested that Richards split Planned Parenthood into two groups: one larger group that would provide non-abortion services with federal funding, and another group that would still conduct abortions but without the use of federal funds.
Trump’s proposal, however, would be rejected as Planned Parenthood maintained that abortion was at the heart of their mission.
An article in the New York Times noted that Planned Parenthood officials considered her suggestion to be “naive” saying that she failed to recognize “how central [abortion] was to the group’s mission.”
Christians Defend Trump’s Faith
Christian author and conservative radio host Eric Metaxas is speaking out on President Trump’s walk of faith, contending that he has grown spiritually throughout the years.
Metaxas told Premier Christian News, a UK based outlet, that Trump, who was a businessman and TV personality before running for president, did not pretend to be a Christian figure in the past, but certain events would later change his life.
“He feels uncomfortable about pretending to be some kind of big Christian because he realizes that he’s not somebody who’s well read in the Bible,” Metaxas explained.
“But I do think that he is different from the man he was 15 years ago,” he argued. “For example, I think with the birth of his son Barron, he really became dramatically pro-life.”
Metaxas noted that before having their son Barron, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were “firmly pro-abortion.”
“I heard the story from a close friend of his who told me that Trump said that he and Melania were both typical New York, liberals, not evangelicals,” he noted. “They were firmly pro-abortion but the birth of Barron, who was a surprise, they didn’t expect to have a child, changed both of them.”
Metaxas added that he doubted that Trump would have large support from evangelicals during the 2016 election.
“I think what happened was he expected when he ran for president, that the moralistic, Christian right would condemn him,” he explained.
“And I think he was stunned when they didn’t, because what he didn’t know about Christianity, and what I think a lot of people don’t know about Christianity, is that at the very heart of our doctrines is this thing called grace,” Metaxas added. “I think that he was startled by that.”
Vice President Mike Pence claims ‘America Is a Nation of Faith’
On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence and Evangelist Franklin Graham both attended the morning service of Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, North Carolina.
According to The Appalachian, Pence met Graham in front of the church at 8:55 am. As Pence walked down the aisle, he was greeted by church members with applause. They also applauded Pence when he left after the service ended at around 10:15 am.
At the present time, due to the pandemic, services at Alliance Bible Fellowship are not meeting at full capacity and masks are required to be worn by all attendees. The service was also livestreamed on Facebook, but it was closed to the press.
Pence and Graham commented on their experiences following the service on social media.
“Such a Blessing to be at Alliance Bible Fellowship for Sunday Worship Service this morning in North Carolina with @Franklin_Graham,” Pence tweeted. “It was a Joy to be back in Church! Thank you to Pastor Andrews & Everyone for their warm welcome & prayers! America is a Nation of Faith!”
Graham, who invited Pence, thanked the Vice President for joining him and his family on Sunday morning.
“It was a privilege and an honor to have Vice President Mike Pence join me and my family for church today at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, North Carolina, “ Graham wrote on Facebook. “It means so much that, even with his ultra-busy schedule, the Vice President made time and took the effort to come for worship and teaching from the Word of God.”
7 Questions Christians Should Ask Ourselves Before Voting
Pastor David Platt recently sat down Christian Headlines to discuss the role of Christians in the upcoming presidential election.
Platt is pastors one of Washington D.C.’s largest churches, McClean Bible Church. He is also the author of a new book, Seven Questions to Ask Before You Vote.
As such, Platt has thought long hard about the issue of voting and the questions that Christ-followers should ask themselves before they cast their ballots.
When asked where the idea of the book came from, one can tell that Platt remembers vividly when he knew that God was calling him to tackle this issue.
He stated, “Following the visit from President Trump to our church, and the attention surrounding his visit I began to ask the question, what are healthy questions that Christ-followers should ask.”