Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Nominee Over Biblical Religious Beliefs

Russell T. Vought is President Trump’s nominee to be assistant budget director.

In a Senate Budget Committee meeting Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders aimed a hostile line of questioning at Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget nominee Russell Vought.

Vought, a graduate of Wheaton College, wrote a defense of the school last year for The Resurgent after many attacked the school for its discipline of a professor who said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In the piece, he wrote, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, his Son, and they stand condemned.” ChristianHeadlines

Senator Sanders Grills Nominee 

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”

It was Christ who spoke to those who rejected him saying that they do not know the Father. Senator Sanders, responding to Vought’s article and argument said that it was “indefensible. It is hateful. It is Islamaphobic. And it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world.”

Vought in response to Senator Sanders said, “I’m a Christian and I believe in a Christian set of principles.”

He defended his post by explaining that it was his effort as a Christian to identify with the Christian beliefs of his alma mater, but Senator Sanders kept coming back again and again and again. At what point he asked Vought,

“Do you believe that people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?”

Vought answered, “Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece…”

The Senator interjected, “I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. … Are you suggesting that all of those people stand condemned? What about Jews? They stand condemned too?”

Vought again began to explain where his convictions are grounded in historic Christianity when the Senator simply said, “I understand that you are a Christian!”

Actually, it would be an understatement to say that the Senator merely raised his voice. As the Huffington Post reported, he shouted. The Senator said,

“There are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”…

Senator Sanders concluded his remarks, quite agitated remarks, yesterday by saying that Vought “is not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.” AlbertMohler

Alternatives Of What Is Going On

Now let’s look at this and ask ourselves what the alternatives are here. Well there’s one alternative that comes down to the fact that Senator Bernie Sanders, an agnostic individual of Jewish background, really doesn’t have much of an idea of what biblical Christianity is and might be actually absolutely shocked to find out that orthodox Christianity holds to the exclusivity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Furthermore, thinking along the lines of this alternative, it might be that Senator Sanders knows very, very little about Jesus Christ and would have absolutely no knowledge of the fact that Christ himself claimed that very exclusivity.

There’s another alternative, and that is that Senator Sanders was basically not so much theologically offended as he was seizing a political opportunity. It’s a bit odd to say the very least that here you have an agnostic Senator from Vermont who all of a sudden shows up with an article that was published on a website defending Wheaton College in a controversy from back in 2016. I don’t think that this is a website that Senator Sanders frequents or was likely merely to have come across. We’re talking about the fact that someone on his staff no doubt set him up in order to have this exchange with Russell Vought.

But the important thing for us to recognize is that regardless of those alternatives, here you had Bernie Sanders directly addressing the exclusivity of the Gospel and rejecting it, but not just rejecting a very clear theological teaching that is essential in central to historic Christianity, but going on to reject a candidate—that is to say a nominee for a presidentially appointed position—simply on the basis of the fact that he had the temerity to write an article defending his alma mater and in so doing to defend that historic Christian doctrine. According to Senator Bernie Sanders, that kind of belief is simply out of bounds. Again to quote the senator, he said anyone who holds those beliefs “is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.” AlbertMohler

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

In response to Sanders, Moore said:

“Senator Sanders’ comments are breathtakingly audacious and shockingly ignorant—both of the Constitution and of basic Christian doctrine. Even if one were to excuse Senator Sanders for not realizing that all Christians of every age have insisted that faith in Jesus Christ is the only pathway to salvation, it is inconceivable that Senator Sanders would cite religious beliefs as disqualifying an individual for public office in defiance of the United States Constitution. No religious test shall ever be required of those seeking public office. While no one expects Senator Sanders to be a theologian, we should expect far more from an elected official who has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution.” erlc

The Democrat Party Anti-Israel Platform Committee

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders will have more influence than initially thought over the drafting of the Democratic Party platform.

Bernie Sanders’ goal is to transform the Democratic Party, which is already a European style social-democratic party, into a full-fledged socialist party that is much further to the left than the Democrats are today. That is why even though he well knows Hillary Clinton will be the nominee of the party as its candidate for President, he is not giving up until the bitter end. As part of his effort, he has demanded that his people play a major role in formulating the Democratic Party’s platform for the 2016 campaign.

With the announcement of those appointed by both Sanders and Clinton to the important Platform Committee of the Democratic Party, we already can see his influence. PJMedia

The Democratic party has revamped the way it appoints members of its platform committee .  The 15-member committee that writes the platform, Sanders will name five members and Clinton will name six members.  DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will name the remaining four.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was given unprecedented say over the Democratic Party platform Monday in a move party leaders hope will soothe a bitter split with backers of the longshot challenger to Hillary Clinton — and Sanders immediately used his new power to name a well-known advocate for Palestinian rights to help draft Democratic policy.  WashingtonPost

Sanders appoints anti-Israel ‘activists’ to the Democratic party platform.

Cornel West

First, let us look at the 5 members that Bernie Sanders has appointed. What stands out is their well-known animosity to Israel, and support of not only the Palestinians in the West Bank, but of Hamas in Gaza. The most prominent name is that of the African-American professor, philosopher and radical black activist, Cornel West. West has toured with Sanders and opened up rallies for him. West, moreover, is a leading BDS activist, who has said that the Gaza strip is “the ‘hood on steroids,’” and in 2014 wrote that the crimes of Hamas “pale in the face of the US supported Israeli slaughters of innocent civilians.” PJMedia

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Dr. Ben Carson: Dangerous To Teach Youth To Shut Down Free Speech

first-amendmentIn a free society people DO NOT deny thousands of people their right to free speech and assembly.

In a free society when a person believes that some people are wrong because they have a different opinion – they DO NOT try to shut down them down.  They DO NOT  use violence and the threat of violence as a way to get their message heard.

This is the same thug action the left pulled  in 1968, also in the same city.


Soros sponsored MoveOn takes credit for the violent movement of protesters in Chicago.


MoveOn also is backing Bernie Sanders.

The news videos, news reports, and tweets show this protest was an organized event that took days to plan.



Bernie Sanders Stay On A Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

During the 1960s Bernie Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz.   His campaign has kept mum about which one.  Mystery solved by Haaretz– he was at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim as a guest of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.

Israel had all sorts of Kibbutzim affiliated with various political movements. Hashomer Hatzair was about as bad as it got.

Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim had been co-founded by Aharon Cohen, the Arabist, who was a regular critic of Israel and opponent of its policy. He was arrested for spying for the USSR in the 50s.

Hashomer Hatzair was a Marxist organization. While the USSR purged most Zionist and Jewish groups, they waited until 1927 to ban Hashomer Hatzair making them the last group to be outlawed. Other left-wing groups described them as Leninist and even Stalinist. FrontpageMag

The Hashomer Hatzair group held great admiration for Stalin.
You can take Bernie out of the Stalinist Kibbutz, but can you take Stalinism out of Bernie?

in 1963 when Sanders worked on Hashomer’s kibbutz, its members considered themselves Marxist-Zionists, and they held a pro-Soviet orientation which included supporting Soviet foreign policy. Their ideological orientation on Zionism and socialism came not from the social democrats of the Socialist International, who were strongly anti-Communist and anti-fascist during the years of World War II (like Germany’s Willy Brandt), but from a rather unknown figure, a Zionist named Ber Borochov.

I knew members of Hashomer Hatzair in the same period that Bernie worked on their kibbutz. They would always urge me to read Borochov’s books.  Although he passed away in 1917, too early to see the horrendous results of the Bolshevik Revolution, Borochov’s followers argued that he had proved that “socialist Zionism” had to be Marxist-Leninist. Their only criticism of the official Israeli Communist Party was its refusal to see that Stalin was wrong to argue that Jews did not need their own nation and that they instead should work within their own countries to foment a communist revolution. (If you want to know more about Borochov,Wikipedia accurately summarizes his views.) PJMedia

Vermont Pulled The Plug On Single-Payer Health Care Plan

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders promotes a single-payer health plan.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he would pay for his plan for a single-payer health-care system with a suite of new taxes, includ

ing a 2.2% “premium” applied to all income, a new payroll tax paid by employers, and a variety of tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. WSJ

Last year Vermont pulled the plug on its single-payer health plan as it would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year.

For decades, liberal activists yearned for a European-style, single-payer health system that they argued would lead to more affordable, efficient, and comprehensive medical coverage for all citizens. When Vermont four years ago enacted a landmark bill to establish the nation’s first single-payer health care system, they saw their long-sought dream about to be fulfilled.

But reality hit last month. Governor Peter Shumlin released a financial report that showed the cost of the program would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year alone and require large tax increases for residents and businesses. Shumlin, a Democrat and long-time single-payer advocate, said he would not seek funding for the law, effectively tabling the program called Green Mountain Care.

“In my judgment, now is not the time to ask our Legislature to take the step of passing a financing plan for Green Mountain Care,’’ Shumlin said. Boston Globe