Donald Trump steps in it: It’s only been a week since a 2005 video emerged of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump referring to women with profane terms and bragging about sexual assault. John Stonestreet takes on this hard subject on BreakPoint, arguing that Christians should never defend this kind of behavior. With an ongoing cascade of serious accusations against Trump, a host of prominent Christian publications like WORLD and Christianity Today have condemned his behavior and apparent dismissal of the 2005 tape. Many Christian leaders have also called for him to exit the race, while others have reversed their previous support for him. This election, Christians face an agonizing choice, and our hosts recognize that listeners will come to different decisions. But excusing or defending sexual assault or objectification of women is never acceptable.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship under fire: The nation’s largest Christian students’ network has come under intense criticism from the secular media after announcing that it would enforce its statement of faith for employees, including its belief that sex belongs only in marriage between a man and a woman. TIME magazine woefully mischaracterized Intervarsity’s move as an attack on progressive employees. Ed Stetzer defends Intervarsity’s decision in Christianity Today, which has the complete story, here. And writing in First Things, Samuel James argues that it’s progressives at TIME and elsewhere, not Intervarsity, who are out to silence those with opposing views.
"BreakPoint This Week" is hosted by John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center, and Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Chair, and Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College.
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