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This day in WND history: Is U.S. under God’s judgment?

Isaiah 9:10 prophecy: Is U.S. under God’s judgment?  Dec. 13, 2011: A messianic rabbi from New Jersey stunned audiences nationwide by revealing striking parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and what he suggests are God’s early judgments of America. Jonathan Cahn of the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., said an otherwise obscure passage in the […] …

Disney’s not safe for kids – but you knew that

Disney is no longer safe for our kids Is this news? Conservatives have long been wary of Disney’s kids’ entertainment. (Miley Cyrus? No thank you.) Said one concerned parent in 2011 about Cyrus’s most famous role that began in 2006, “Hannah Montana’s most popular words are ‘Shut up!’ and ‘You idiot!’ I personally would not […] …

The origin of our cherished Christmas traditions

Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, Dec. 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: “Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864. Two verses of that carol (‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’) particularly express my thoughts and prayers and, I’m sure, those […] …

Asteroid or aliens? Cigar-shaped object sparks frenzy

Called Oumuamua, it’s an unusual cigar-shaped asteroid believed to be the first interstellar object seen in the solar system. And even though it’s already speeding away from Earth, scientists are examining it to see if it’s emitting any radio waves. If so, some scientists believe it would constitute evidence Oumuamua is actually an alien reconnaissance […] …

Ex-Facebook exec: Social media ‘ripping apart’ society

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former executive at Facebook and a venture capitalist involved in the social networking revolution since its beginning, said he feels “tremendous guilt” for the unintended impact of Facebook and other social networking companies on society. In a recent talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya, a former head of AOL’s instant […] …

What was unique about Pennsylvania’s founding?

Pennsylvania became the second state to join the Union, Dec. 12, 1787. Pennsylvania was where the Continental Congress met, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and where the Liberty Bell was rung. The Continental Army spent the freezing winter of 1777 at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was where the U.S. Constitution was written […] …

Which Hollywood heartthrob loves Trump?

Actor and former model Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress in California’s 26th congressional district as a Republican. Yes, that’s right – this 45-year-old Italian-born Hollywood star is a Republican in one of the most notoriously liberal states in the country, and he supports President Donald Trump. “Thank God we have President Trump,” Sabato […] …

This day in WND history: NBC show stars Jesus, pill-popping priest

NBC show stars Jesus, pill-popping priest Dec. 11, 2005: NBC began promoting a new weekly show centering around a troubled, pill-popping Episcopal priest played by veteran actor Aidan Quinn, who talked with a manifestation of Jesus, played by Garret Dillahunt. “The Book of Daniel,” written by a homosexual, was touted as the riskiest new show of […] …