Ted Cruz Schools Alyssa Milano on Self-Defense

Still Love me some Ted Cruz!

from the Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano Asks Where The Bible Says Gun Ownership Is A ‘God-Given Right’ — Ted Cruz Shows Her

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz gave actress and political activist Alyssa Milano a quick Bible study and lesson in self-defense Monday.

After Milano asked where the Bible justifies gun ownership, Cruz provided a direct response from the Scriptures while also reaching to the United States Constitution and American history to demonstrate why self-defense is both morally and biblically sound.

Islam – Is it Better to Be Safe or Consistent

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I have to apologize. As conservatives, particularly social conservatives, we’ve been all wet on the topic of religion – mainly Christianity and Islam.

We say one can’t possibly be a true Christian if, for example, one appears to accept abortion, the taking of an innocent life, as just some women’s issue, or a political football.

We chide people like John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi for not living the faith they profess – saying there is no such thing as an a-la-carte Catholic. You either are or are not. It’s not a judgment – it’s just a fact. It’s like being a man or a woman. You are one or the other. It’s just fact.

We evidently want them to adhere to their faith – obey the word of their God and stop cherry picking – yet we wish the exact opposite for those of another faith – that being Islam.

I wrote in an article just the other day and in it I stated that being a Muslim is itself not antithetical to our Constitution or American Judeo-Christian values, but being an Islamist is. Well, I’m not too proud to say I was wrong.

We conservatives can’t have it both ways. The left can and does – be we can’t – or shouldn’t. We can’t complain about self-proclaimed Catholics like Kerry not living his faith but give a pass to Muslims. Worse – we not only give them a pass, but celebrate them for the courage to not adhere to their faith and to the words of their Holy book, the Quran. read more

Miracles On the Set of The Bible Miniseries

‘The hand of God was on this’: Bible blockbuster’s producer claims MIRACLES took place on set with mysterious visitor from the desert, plague of snakes and gust of wind as strong as Boeing 747

 

Blockbuster miniseries The Bible has fast become one of the biggest hits on TV, landing more than 13million viewers for its first episode.

But while its runaway success has taken the entertainment world by surprise, it has not come as a shock to its creators.

The producers have revealed that during its production, the show seemed to be marked by mysterious omens which they claim are evidence of ‘the hand of God’.

These apparent miracles included a a sudden swarm of snakes around the base of the cross where Jesus was to be crucified,  and a boy who emerged from the desert with part of Christ’s costume which had been lost for four days.

British-born producer Mark Burnett  told Entertainment  Weekly that the series’ success seemed almost preordained while it was being made.

‘The hand of God was on this,’ he said in an  interview before the show’s  premiere two Sundays ago. ‘The edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to  life.’

However, he claimed that it was not just the fact that filming in North Africa went smoothly that convinced  him his production was blessed.

Mr Burnett, who is most famous for creating reality shows such as Survivor and produced The Bible along with his actress wife Roma Downey,  described a number of ‘weird things’ which drew the attention of cast and crew during filming.

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Swarm of snakes: Producer Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey behind the scenes on The Bible where they believe 'the hand of God' was at work
Producer Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey behind the scenes on The Bible where they believe ‘the hand of God’ was  at work during filming

 

 
'Weird things happened': Bible producer Mark Burnett said the way the shooting came together 'perfectly' suggested the filming process was being overseen by God
 Bible producer Mark Burnett  said the way the shooting came together ‘perfectly’ suggested the filming  process was being overseen by God
 

In one scene, filmed during a still night on the edge of the desert, Jesus tells the priest Nicodemus, ‘The  Holy Spirit is like the wind.’

According to Mr Burnett: ‘At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert.

‘Everyone just looked at everyone like, “What just happened?”‘

Another notable occasion came during the filming of Jesus’ crucifixion – one of the most risky scenes, due to the dangers  involved in the mock execution.

Doing God's work: Producer Mark Burnett filming The Bible during a strange series of events including an gust of wind as strong as a 747
Producer Mark Burnett filming The  Bible during a strange series of events including an gust of wind as strong as a  747

 
Snakes: During the filming of Jesus' crucifixion an unprecedented 48 venomous snakes crawling around the mountain where Mark Burnett, pictured right in a white tee-shirt, was filming
 During the filming of Jesus’ crucifixion an unprecedented 48 venomous snakes crawling around the mountain where Mark  Burnett, pictured right in a white tee-shirt, was filming
 
Tales: British-born producer Mark Burnett revealed the extraordinary experiences of the crew
Roma Downey
 British-born producer Mark Burnett, top, who  created the series along with his wife Ms Downey, bottom, revealed the  extraordinary experiences of the crew during filming

 

The  production had hired a ‘snake wrangler’  to keep the set free of dangerous reptiles, and he usually found one of two snakes per day.

But on the day the crucifixion was filmed, according to Mr Burnett, the handler found an unprecedented 48 venomous snakes crawling around the mountain.

Perhaps the most inexplicable happening came while they were filming the baptism of Jesus in a reservoir.

The producers were terrified when part of the actor’s irreplaceable costume came off and floated away – but help came from an unlikely source.

Bizarre: After Jesus lost part of his costume during the baptism scene, a boy returned it four days later

After Jesus lost part of his costume during the  baptism scene, a boy returned it four days later

How did that happen? The baptism scene led to perhaps the most inexplicable 'miracle'
How did that happen? The baptism scene led to perhaps the most inexplicable ‘miracle’

 

'Miracles': Events such as a sudden plague of snakes convinced the crew their production was special

Events such as a sudden plague of snakes  convinced the crew their production was special

 
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Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus, top, and director Mark  Burnett, bottom, were moved by the experience
 

‘Four days later, a kid showed up  from many,  many, many miles away, who had been seeking us through the  desert to return this to us,’ Mr Burnett told EW.

‘He didn’t know what it was why he should seek us, but he felt he had to return it.’

The Bible is airing on the History Channel in two-hour chunks on Sunday nights, and has been the surprise winner in its timeslot.

The series will air its finale on March 31,  Easter Sunday.

Colourful: The show brings modern production values to the millennia-old story of the Bible
 The show brings modern production values to  the millennia-old story of the Bible

Attribution: Hugo Gye, Mail Online