Trump Stands for Christians/ Austria Adopts Trumpism

Since he was elected has said repeatedly that president Trump is a strongly pro-Christian president, although most Americans do not know it.

Now we have increasing proof. Look at what he recently told the Values Voter Summit, a socially conservative conference:

“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values …They don’t use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct …We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”

Fantastic. has been disgusted for years with “happy holidays” and the increasing secularization of our culture. (Note: I am a practicing Orthodox Christian.) Candidate Trump said in 2016:

America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer.

This is great. President Trump recently rolled back an Obamacare rule that required employers to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage. His new rule would exempt employers with religious or moral objections to birth control.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council said that Trump is “undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom.”

God bless president Trump, although he has never been a religious person himself. He is a Presbyterian but has lived a generally secular life in business in New York City. Now that he is older and wiser, however, he is doing good work. We must support him. He knows what our nation needs. He understands, like our Founders did, that our Constitutional freedom is intended for moral and religious people.

This comes after decades of rhetorical and political assaults on American Christianity going back to the 1960s, and even going all the way back to Europe in the first centuries of the faith.

We must rebuild our Christian faith, without which we would not even be here, and here is why:

After the legitimization of Christianity in the year 313 AD by the Roman emperor Constantine, Europe was sustained and united for 600 years by the growing Christian faith in a period often called The Middle Ages.

In those six centuries Europe was largely an impoverished wilderness – it was also known as the Dark Ages – with a few loosely-defined cities that were really just large towns. Invaders like the Norse, Goths and Vandals plagued the rural peasantry.

Throughout the Middle Ages thousands of Christian monasteries large and small – more than 400 in Britain alone – became bastions for the budding faith, but they evolved into much more.

They became centers for education, commerce, banking, finance and government; Christian figures became the leading scholars of their day like The Venerable Bede, St. Jerome and St. Augustine.

Monasteries also became centers for innovation in metallurgy, water systems, crop science, forest management and animal husbandry; and they served as conference centers, inns, hospitals, orphanages and shelters for the poor.

Local monks constructed and cared for bridges and roads, and acted as police and as judges in legal proceedings. Many monasteries became very wealthy both financially and through the acquisition of land.

Clovis, king of the Franks (France), turned away from paganism and became Christian on Christmas Day in the year 496 AD. He was the first major political figure to convert. This event further fueled the growth and legitimacy of the Christian faith.

In short, the discipline of Christianity and of its acolytes gave crucial order to Europe and even converted the barbarians to a peaceful Christian future. This ushered in the Renaissance and the growth of modern Europe and the United States.

Praise God for His good Christian works…

Our American nation then was founded on Christian principles and was a fervently Christian nation for 200 years. And while that religious ardor has cooled, it will return as citizens are finding the secular and materialistic life unfulfilling.

Meanwhile in January 2017 CNN reported about president Trump’s policies:

President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been “horribly treated.”

Speaking with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said that it had been “impossible, or at least very tough” for Syrian Christians to enter the United States.

“If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair — everybody was persecuted, in all fairness — but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”

… According to a report by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, however, 99% of the nearly 12,600 Syrians granted refugee status last year were Muslims. Less than 1% were Christian. Syria’s population is 87% Muslim and 10% Christian, according to the CIA World Fact Book.

Great. We needed a major shift in policy to help the embattled Christians in places like Iraq and like Syria where they have lived for centuries longer than the muslims. Christians populated Antioch, Syria as early as the year 100 AD. On the other hand the muslim prophet was not even born until 570 AD.

In Egypt, president Trump has built strong relations with the military government that is protecting the Coptic Christians and that deposed a radical muslim government in 2013. This is another good sign.

Coptic Christianity was founded in the year 42 AD by the Evangelist Mark. It is the oldest Christian sect that still exists. There are 8 million Copts in Egypt today, or about 10% of that nation’s population.

Now here is a brief editorial about modern-day politics in Austria:

We recently have seen more signs that Europe is shifting to the conservative idea of strong border controls after several years of large-scale muslim migration from the Middle East and Africa. Yahoo News reported about the October 15 elections in Austria:

Austria’s political “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe’s youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right after its best result in almost 20 years.

Kurz’s conservative People’s Party (OeVP) won 31.7 percent of the vote … Close behind was the nationalist Freedom Party (FPOe) on 26.0 percent, twice that of their allies the Alternative for Germany (AfD) last month and close to its all-time record of 26.8 percent in 1999 under then-leader Joerg Haider.

AfD is the German border-control party that recently won a big victory in the German elections in a stunning Trump-style slap at the political establishment.

Kurz is sometimes called The Donald Trump of Austria, and considering that he is just 31 years old, this is a good sign for the future of border controls and free-market economic growth in Europe. Kurz has vowed to slash taxes and bureaucratic red tape.

“I promise I will fight for great change in this country. It’s time to establish a new political style and a new culture in this country,” Kurz said, sounding like Trump. Austria has 8.6 million people.

Meanwhile The Daily Caller reported about elections in the Czech Republic, with 10.5 million citizens:

Populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his ANO movement won the Czech general election by a wide margin Saturday.

ANO had almost three times as many votes as any other party when 94 percent of votes were counted. … Babis is the country’s second wealthiest person with a net worth of more than $4 billion. He is often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump for his outspoken style and background as a businessman.

ANO has focused its campaign on cutting taxes, focusing on investments and limiting immigration. Babis is also known to be a critic of the European Union.

Meanwhile Breitbart News reports about a Trump-like leader in socialistic Japan:

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to “deal firmly” with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign.

Abe’s ruling conservative coalition was on track to win more than 310 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection from public broadcaster NHK, handing the premier a two-thirds “super-majority.”

This allows nationalist Abe to propose changes to pacifist Japan’s US-imposed constitution, which forces it to renounce war and effectively limits its military to a self-defence role.

Abe said the comfortable election win had stiffened his resolve to tackle North Korea’s nuclear threat, as the key US regional ally seeks to step up pressure on Pyongyang after it fired two missiles over Japan in the space of a month.

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