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I hope you will make plans to join me for my second annual Fall Getaway Nov. 11-13 at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina! I can’t think of a better way to unwind after the 2016 presidential election — and it’s cheaper than a therapist!

We had such a wonderful time last year – worshiping together and studying God’s word. Lots of laughter! Lots of great food! And lots of new friends!

If you’ve never been to The Billy Graham Training Center — click here and get ready to be impressed! 

Our Bible teacher this year is Dr. Don Wilton, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC. He is also Billy Graham’s personal pastor! You are going to love Dr. Wilton and his powerful teaching.

We also plan on having a special panel discussion to break down the election and what it means for Christians in America.

I’m also excited to announce our musical guests!

You are going to fall in love with the Mylon Hayes Family – one of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups. Mylon and Wendy and their three wonderful children are insanely talented and their tight harmonies are simply breathtaking!

And brace yourself for a return engagement by the Voices of Lee! I think it’s safe to say they received top marks from all of our attendees in 2015. Voices will lead us in worship and entertain us with their mind-blowing and jaw-dropping vocal arrangements!

And we’re also going to get Aunt Lynn to play the piano during our Saturday afternoon Hymn Sing at the Billy Graham Chapel!

If you’d like to reserve your spot at the getaway call 1-800-950-2092. You don’t have to pay the entire amount upfront — just a deposit. 

As for costs – it’s an all-inclusive price. That means your meals and lodging and conference fees are all included in the price (along with a special gift from Todd).

Here’s the pricing:

Double Occupancy: $350 per person

Single Occupancy: $450 per person

Off Campus: $250 per person (meals are included)

YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER ONLINE — BY CLICKING HERE.

I hope you will make plans to join me for my second annual Fall Getaway Nov. 11-13 at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina! I can’t think of a better way to unwind after the 2016 presidential election — and it’s cheaper than a therapist!

We had such a wonderful time last year – worshiping together and studying God’s word. Lots of laughter! Lots of great food! And lots of new friends!

If you’ve never been to The Billy Graham Training Center — click here and get ready to be impressed! 

Our Bible teacher this year is Dr. Don Wilton, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC. He is also Billy Graham’s personal pastor! You are going to love Dr. Wilton and his powerful teaching.

We also plan on having a special panel discussion to break down the election and what it means for Christians in America.

I’m also excited to announce our musical guests!

You are going to fall in love with the Mylon Hayes Family – one of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups. Mylon and Wendy and their three wonderful children are insanely talented and their tight harmonies are simply breathtaking!

And brace yourself for a return engagement by the Voices of Lee! I think it’s safe to say they received top marks from all of our attendees in 2015. Voices will lead us in worship and entertain us with their mind-blowing and jaw-dropping vocal arrangements!

And we’re also going to get Aunt Lynn to play the piano during our Saturday afternoon Hymn Sing at the Billy Graham Chapel!

If you’d like to reserve your spot at the getaway call 1-800-950-2092. You don’t have to pay the entire amount upfront — just a deposit. 

As for costs – it’s an all-inclusive price. That means your meals and lodging and conference fees are all included in the price (along with a special gift from Todd).

Here’s the pricing:

Double Occupancy: $350 per person

Single Occupancy: $450 per person

Off Campus: $250 per person (meals are included)

YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER ONLINE — BY CLICKING HERE.

By Todd Starnes

A growing number of conservatives are beginning to wonder if they’ve been snookered by Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump earned their support by promising to build a wall – to fight for the American working man — to put conservative justices on the Supreme Court.

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But lately – he’s been spending more time fighting personal battles instead of talking about important political issues.

Take — for example – this ugly battle over the Mexican heritage of the Judge hearing the Trump University case.

Mr. Trump reportedly told supporters to double down on their attacks – to label inquisitive reporters as racists.

And National Review reports that pro-Trump surrogates issued a veiled threat against the wife of David French. Mr. French is a conservative war hero who had been contemplating a third party run.

According to their account, one Trump operative contacted Mrs. French’s family in Tennessee. He was “instructed to call and deliver a message that the race would be very difficult for me. It was a pretty big assault that really put pressure on David that this not happen.”

It was despicable.

I know Mr. Trump is relatively new to the conservative movement – so let me offer him a few words of advice.

Conservatives don’t flip-flop. That’s what Establisment Republicans do.

Conservatives do not employ goon squads. That’s what the Democrats do.

As we say in the South – Mr. Trump needs to dance with the issues that brought him to the big dance in the first place.

By Todd Starnes

San Jose is supposed to be a sanctuary city. Illegal aliens are welcome – but Donald Trump and his supporters are not.

A violent crowd of mostly Spanish-speaking thugs, waving Mexican flags brutally attacked Americans in San Jose Thursday night.

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They targeted supporters of Mr. Trump – leaving them bloodied and battered. One guy was sucker-punched. Another was smashed in the face. A woman was pelted with bottles and eggs.

CBS in San Francisco reported that “another young man was chased down like prey. He ran until finding some police officers who stopped his attackers.”

ABC News reports the rioters smashed the taillights of a car. The vicious mob even turned their wrath on police – attacking them with whatever they could find.

They also burned the American flag. They burned Old Glory – on American soil. But they did not burn the Mexican flag.

If they love Mexico so much — perhaps they should pack their belongings and head to the border.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo responded to the violence by criticizing Mr. Trump.

“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” he told the Associated Press.

Mr. Liccardo is a Democrat. He is also a moron.

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Get a load of this sentence that was published in the The Mercury News – San Jose’s hometown newspaper:

“San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments have to deal with.”

So Mr. Trump and his supporters are not welcome in San Jose? I thought your town was a sanctuary city, Mr. Mayor?

And on the subject of responsibility – how about condemning the flagrant violence against not only Trump supporters – but also the police?

For months now anti-Trump thugs have bullied and harassed those who plan on voting for the Republican nominee. This is a classic example of how the left tries to silence the opposition — through intimidation — and violence.

These are not protesters — these are criminals. These are enemies of free speech. Thugs.

What happened last night is yet another example of how President Obama’s policies have fundamentally transformed our nation.

We’ve been invaded, folks. And now we’re being colonized by the invaders.

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

 

By Todd Starnes

Zookeepers in Cincinnati had a split-second decision to make: spare a gorilla – or save a four-year-old child.

It appears that many animal rights activists and Hollywood celebrities believe the zoo made the wrong choice.

The child was saved. The gorilla was shot.

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The ensuing outrage is beyond belief. Tens of thousands have signed petitions – demanding the parents be charged.

The hashtag gorilla lives matter trended on Twitter.

Even Drudge Report seemed to take sides — posting a banner headline alleging the giant beast had been “murdered.”

Enraged Hollywood celebrities unleashed their fury at the zoo and the child’s parents in 140-characters or less.

“It seems that some gorillas make better parents than some people,” Ricky Gervais wrote.

“If you leave your kid in a car you go to jail, if you let your kid fall into a Gorilla Enclosure u should too!” opined D.L. Hughley.

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Using their twisted logic — the Left seems to believe gorilla lives matter more than human lives – and they want their pound of human flesh.

Critics say the zoo should have done a better job of protecting patrons from the animals. But zookeepers say their animal enclosures passed recent inspections. And many animal experts say there was no other choice but to put down the gorilla.

Critics say the parents should have done a better job watching their kids. Yes, they should. But eyewitnesses say the parents of the child did nothing wrong.

Sometimes accidents just happen – no matter how many precautions you take.

What happened in Cincinnati was a tragedy –but this was a matter of life or death. The New York Times reports the gorilla had the ability to crush a coconut with its hands. And it was clear from the video that the child was in grave danger.

Remember folks — it’s a zoo — not Chuck-E-Cheese.

 

Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary – heard on more than 470 radio stations around the nation. He is the author of “God Less America.” 

 

By Todd Starnes

Paulding County, Georgia lost 79 of their sons and daughters on foreign battlefields — defending our land so that our sons and daughters might grow up to be free men and free women.

So it only seemed fitting that the citizens of Paulding County honor their heroes. And they did — posting hand made crosses on a patch of city land — near Highway 92.

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So when folks drove past the Waffle House and the Dunkin Donuts – they might remember — those who made the ultimate sacrifice

But instead — someone took offense –A complaint was filed. Questions raised. Were the crosses an appropriate symbol to honor our fallen heroes?

What kind of a person would ask such a cruel question? What kind of person would take offense at a war memorial?

The crosses in Hiram, Georgia were indeed an appropriate symbol — just as appropriate as the rows and rows of white crosses in Normandy.

City Hall took immediate action. The crosses were to be taken down — removed from public view.

“It opened our eyes that we missed something here, and we immediately took corrective action,” City Manager Barry Atkinson told television station WSB. 

Instead of defending those who defended us — Hiram City Hall shamed themselves and dishonored the dead.

By Todd Starnes

Donald Trump has agreed to meet privately with some of the nation’s most prominent Evangelical leaders – a meeting seen as critical to garnering support from social conservatives, Fox News has learned.

“Our goal is to be able to have a conversation that could lead to a better understanding of what Donald Trump has to offer to the country,” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.

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Perkins is one of the key conservative leaders spearheading the gathering – set for June 21 in New York City. Perkins, along with Bill Dallas of United in Purpose, worked with Dr. Ben Carson to arrange the meeting.

As many as 500 conservative leaders from around the nation are expected to attend the invitation-only event.

The meeting was convened by a who’s who among Evangelicals – including Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Penny Nance, Bob McEwen, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, Kelly Shackleford of First Liberty, and mega-church pastors Jack Graham and Ed Young.

“I want to be actively supportive of a candidate who can help turn this nation around,” Perkins told me. “With Trump – I’m not there yet. I hope to be there – but I’m not there right now.”

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Perkins said Trump will not be delivering a speech. He will be there to answer questions. There will be no straw poll. There will be no endorsement from the conservative leaders.

“There is no preconceived outcome here,” he told me. “I’m hoping we can have a conversation that could lead to helping conservative leaders make a decision about what to do in this election.”

The meeting comes as a small, but vocal number of Christian leaders is urging people of faith to stay at home on Election Day.

And that’s why Tony Perkins is worried.

“Our goal is to be able to have a conversation that could lead to a better understanding of what Trump has to offer to the country,” he said. “If we don’t try the outcome is not going to be good.”

Specifically, the leaders want to hear detailed plans on the Supreme Court nominees and the vetting process. They also want to hear his policies regarding religious liberty, pro-life issues and possible vice presidential candidates.

“A vice presidential pick is going to be very crucial,” Perkins said. “Mr. Trump doesn’t have a track record – so I am going to rely very heavily on who he is going to pick as a running mate.”

Floyd, the president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, said he just wants to do the right thing.

“The vast majority of Southern Baptists are very much where I am today – we’re trying to figure this out,” he told me. “We’re trying to navigate through these waters that are very uncertain and very difficult.”

Floyd had strong words for Christian leaders who are suggesting voters should simply stay home.

“We cannot change what exists or even alter it or adjust it sitting on the sidelines and prognosticating about the situation,” he said. “We have a biblical responsibility, but we also have a responsibility as citizens of the United States to express the privileges afforded to us – that men and women have died on the battlefield to give us – and I’m not walking away from that.”

Floyd said the conversation with Trump is a way for Christians to share their heart with him.

“None of us have endorsed Mr. Trump, nor have we condemned Mr. Trump,” he said. “This is about the possibility of being able to appoint the next four Supreme Court justices. This is about the dignity of human life from the womb to the tomb. This is about religious freedom. I’m not about to sit at home and not express something. I’m accountable to God and I believe I’m accountable to my fellow Americans.”

But at the same time, he acknowledged that many people of faith are struggling to come to terms with some of Mr. Trump’s past statements – statements that are contrary to biblical teachings.

“Could you vote for him? That’s the question at hand,” Floyd said.

 

 

I hope you will make plans to join me for my second annual Fall Getaway Nov. 11-13 at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina! I can’t think of a better way to unwind after the 2016 presidential election!

We had such a wonderful time last year – worshiping together and studying God’s word. Lots of laughter! Lots of great food! And lots of new friends!

If you’ve never been to The Billy Graham Training Center — click here and get ready to be impressed! 

Our Bible teacher this year is Dr. Don Wilton, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC. He is also Billy Graham’s personal pastor! You are going to love Dr. Wilton and his powerful teaching.

And I’m also excited to announce our musical guests!

You are going to fall in love with the Mylon Hayes Family – one of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups. Mylon and Wendy and their three wonderful children are insanely talented and their tight harmonies are simply breathtaking!

And brace yourself for a return engagement by the Voices of Lee! I think it’s safe to say they received top marks from all of our attendees in 2015. Voices will lead us in worship and entertain us with their mind-blowing and jaw-dropping vocal arrangements!

And we’re also going to get Aunt Lynn to play the piano during our Saturday afternoon Hymn Sing at the Billy Graham Chapel!

If you’d like to reserve your spot at the getaway call 1-800-950-2092. You don’t have to pay the entire amount upfront. 

As for costs – it’s an all-inclusive price. That means your meals and lodging and conference fees are all included in the price (along with a special gift from Todd).

Here’s the pricing:

Double Occupancy: $350 per person

Single Occupancy: $450 per person

Off Campus: $250 per person (meals are included)

 

By Todd Starnes

The “American Diner” in Liverpool, New York may be the most politically incorrect diner in the Empire State – and possibly the nation.

The “American Diner” is a gun-toting, beef-eating, Constitution-loving establishment owned by Michael Tassone.

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Mr. Tassone is a no-nonsense God & Country fellow who takes pride in Old Glory and his signature “Animal Burger” – made from 24 ounces of “American Love.”

“We talk religions and politics and we encourage people to carry their guns,” Mr. Tassone told me. “The Second Amendment protects all the rest of them.”

They also encourage folks to say Grace.

“ If people don’t like it – they can go to Denny’s,” he said.

And just so diners aren’t caught off-guard, they post their talking points on the menu.

  • We don’t like political correctness or special interest
  • If you really don’t like America – LEAVE
  • Actually, I did build MY business
  • Everyone doesn’t get the same size trophy
  • Gov’t and taxes are the problem

And these days Mr. Tassone is especially upset with the government.

On Dec. 31, 2015 the state of New York implemented a new minimum wage for tipped workers. Wages increased from $5 to $7.50 an hour.

“It’s absolutely killing us,” Mr. Tassone told me. “My payroll has gone up over $21,000. We have to find a way to pay for that.”

It’s a problem facing family-owned restaurants across New York, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Many have been forced to pass along the additional costs to their customers.

“I had to lay off a worker and I have to work 103 hours a week,” he said. “I just have to try to take on additional time and hours to make it work.”

And he also decided to poke a bit of fun at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Obama by naming a new breakfast special in their honor.

It’s called the “Dictator Obama/NYS Special (King Cuomo)”.

The breakfast includes two eggs and a slice of toast for $3.59. The tax is $27.99.

“We took a good jab at them,” he said.

As you might imagine, the Obama special isn’t exactly selling like hot cakes.

“If they really want to pay that much for two eggs and a piece of toast, we’ll sell it to them,” he said.

Mr. Tassone illustrated how difficult it’s becoming to run a business in America. There’s only so much you can tax consumers.

On the other hand, a sandwich named after the First Lady is one of the diner’s hottest items.

It’s called, “The Anti-Michelle Obama, Don’t Tell Me What to Eat or Feed My Kids Burger.”

It’s a 16-ounce beef patty with bacon and cheese – along with a side of fries.

“If you don’t like it, go to Denny’s,” he said.

 

By Todd Starnes

I’ve been telling you for quite some time that your local public schools have been co-opted by liberals and turned into anti-American — public indoctrination centers.

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Nothing illustrates that point better than an incident that happened at grade school in New York City.

A concerned parent shared the story with Sean Hannity – my colleague here at Fox News.

The children were told to paste the flags of 22 other nations over the Red, White and Blue.

That’s right – Old Glory was covered up — desecrated by flags from mostly Spanish-speaking nations.

Below the flag read the following words: “We pledge allegiance to an International flag.”

We pledge allegiance to an International flag?

The school district  explained that the pledge was meant to create unity and a place where everyone is welcome.

The flag was being auctioned off to raise money for the Parent-Teacher Organization. Not too long after Hannity exposed this ugly bit of America bashing – the flag was removed an online auction page.

This is the United States of America – and traditionally when people migrate to our nation — they are supposed to assimilate to our culture — — not the other way around.