Many Christians and non-Christians misunderstand the relationship between morality and religion. Many mistakenly believe that morality is the same thing as religion and, therefore, mistakenly believe that they should not advocate for policies that reflect their moral beliefs. But morals and religion are not the same, and basing our decisions on public policies, laws, or elections on beliefs that derive from religious convictions does not constitute an unconstitutional establishment of a state religion.
All laws reflect or embody someone’s morality. The moral beliefs of people who hold theistic worldviews are no less valid in the public square than the moral …
Posted in Faith, Religious Liberty
Tagged Barack Obama, D.A. Carson, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Francis Beckwith, Free Exercise clause, Gregory Koukl, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Lynn R. Buzzard, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Perry, Richard Neuhaus, Rob Portman, Robert George, Samuel Silver, sharia, The Golden Rule, The Naked Public Square
Remember last July when CNN’s homosexual “journalist” Don Lemon said, “Here’s the thing, Jesus Christ—if … you believe in Jesus Christ—admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this Earth”? Apparently, Lemon forgot these verses about Jesus:
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
For we do not have a high priest who
Planned Parenthood has been called out by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition for “systemic racism” and targeting pregnant Black women in a racial discrimination claim filed against the organization. This network of Pro-Life and Pro-Family organizations wants the federal government to “investigate and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their continuing violations of civil rights laws as their services have had a tremendously negative and lasting impact on Black women and children--and overall, the Black family.”
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Alveda C. King, Catherine Davis, Cecile Richards, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Department of Health & Human Services, fertility rate, Guttmacher Institute, Johnny Hunter, Margaret Sanger, Martin Luther King Jr., National Black Pro-Life Coalition, Negro Project, Office of Civil Rights, Planned Parenthood, Stephen Broden, Walter Hoye
The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans. The study found: "The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were just as likely to shoot black citizens as white officers were." For political reasons, the authors of the study sought its retraction.
Posted in Education
Tagged abolition of whiteness, Ajax Peris, Americans, Boston University, Brown v. Board of Education, Cancel culture, Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, college campuses, Don Lemon, education, Galileo Galilei, George Orwell, higher education, J. William Fulbright, Martin Luther King Jr., Michigan State University, race, racism, Stephen Hsu, Steven Clifford, u.s. department of education, University of Arkansas, Walter Williams, William S. Penn
Democrats in California have passed a resolution to tear down a statue of John Wayne and to remove his name from the airport where it stands. The reason they say that they are doing this stems from a 1971 interview Wayne gave in which he was asked about white supremacy. (I believe they dislike John Wayne because he truly loved America.) His answer was unclear. It seemed to me he was trying to say if differing groups want to be supreme, they need to act that way. It was not a good answer, but it was just words.…
In Genesis 1:27, we are told that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him …” Moses is very clear. God did not say he created humanity and then divided us by categories. All men and women are created as a singular race that is a direct reflection of the unity of triune God himself. There is absolutely nothing here that suggests otherwise.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a committed Christian, and, before last week, deeply admired and liked by people of all colors and no color, committed an almost unforgivable sin. He said this in response to a specific question about athletes kneeling during the national anthem:
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged 1776 Unites, 1984, Al Sharpton, Antifa, Ben Carson, Black Lives Matter, Bob Woodson, Brittany Brees, Candace Owens, Critical Race Theory, Derek Chauvin, Drew Brees, George Floyd, Hank Aaron, Harriet Tubman, Howard Zinn, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Owens, Jim Crow laws, Malcolm Jenkins, Martin Luther King Jr., New Orleans Saints, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Peggy McIntosh, Rosa Parks, Shannon Sharpe, Slavery, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The 1619 Project, Thomas Sowell, Tony Dungy, Tuskegee Airmen, White Privilege Conferences, Winston Smith
In his recent Christianity Today (CT) blog post, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight defends recently retired CT president Mark Galli’s hubristic diktat about the necessity—in Galli’s view—of Trump’s removal from office:
Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.
Trump’s removal from office would inarguably result in the election of a man or woman who endorses, among other things, human …
Posted in Faith, Media Watch
Tagged Anthony Esolen, Christianity Today, Donald J. Trump, Karl Barth, Mark Galli, Martin Luther King Jr., Pete Buttigieg, Randall Balmer, Scot McKnight, Thomas Jefferson, Timothy Dalrymple
I’d like to offer a few words about the separation of church and state—a concept long abused by “progressives.” The religion clauses of the First Amendment were intended to protect religion from the intrusive power of the state, not the reverse. The Establishment Clause states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.” That does not mean religious convictions are prohibited from informing political values and decisions...
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Tagged Barack Obama, christian, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Jason Collins, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Perry, Pete Buttigieg, Richard John Neuhaus, Rob Portman, Robert L. Toms
There are some battles in which all Christians and all who are committed to truth are called to engage: all Christians should have opposed slavery; all Christians should have fought for the civil rights of blacks; all Christians are called to oppose abortion; and we are all called to oppose the rancorous, pernicious demands to affirm the pro-homosexuality/pro-“trans” ideologies.
In his book Kingdoms in Conflict, Chuck Colson writes about the failure of the church to oppose the extermination of Jews and the government usurpation of control of the church in Nazi Germany. Immediately following the naming of Hitler as …
A Colorado baker has a right not to make a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage that is against his faith, and the LGBT agenda is not a new civil rights movement, black Christian leaders said Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The nine leaders spoke in support of Jack Phillips, whose lawyers will ask the high court...
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Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Dean Nelson, Family Research Council, Frederick Douglass Foundation, Garland Hunt, Jack Phillips, Janet Boynes, Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. Supreme Court, William Avon Keen
What the tragic events of last week did not need was the distraction posed by one of the organizers of the Dallas protest, Dr. Jeff Hood, the 32-year-old bearded, bespectacled white man who is effective at one thing: self-promotion. While Selma had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an eloquent, dignified, and committed follower of Christ, Dallas had Dr. Hood, a narcissist committed to self-aggrandizement, sexual deviance, and syncretism.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “Every public official in our democracy is subject to the rule of law. No one is above the law. That applies to the president of the United States and that applies to the county clerk of Rowan County, Ky., as well.”
Really? That applies to the president? Well, did it apply to President Barack Obama when he instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was the law of the land—a bipartisan law passed by huge majorities in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives …
Six weeks ago, I was privileged to be in the delivery room when my seventh grandchild was born. The only response to the doctor’s words “It’s a boy” were tears of ineffable joy.
This morning I heard those same words when a Planned Parenthood medical assistant plucked casually through the bloody remains of a just-butchered baby and announced in a jubilant tone, “another boy!” in the newest Center for Medical Progress video:
Last week, another conscience-deformed obstetrician, Dr. Jen Gutner, writing a defense of Planned Parenthood for the New Republic, criticized the use of the phrase “baby parts” …
Albert Einstein once said, “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.”
He was right.
In the aftermath of the Arizona religious freedom skirmish, I have a few questions for those who would presume to compel religious business owners, under penalty of law, to “provide goods and services” to homosexuals in a way that violates that business owner’s conscience.
- Should a homosexual baker be forced to make a “God Hates Fags” cake for Westboro Baptist Church, simply because its members claim to be Christian?
- Should a black printer be forced to develop and print thousands