Elana Schor wrote an unhelpful article titled “Christianity on Display at the Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate” for the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday. It’s a rambling piece of slumgullion ostensibly on “Christian Nationalism” that throws together equally unhelpful quotes from Christian leaders without once defining Christian Nationalism; or making distinctions between patriotism and “Christian Nationalism”; or between those who merely use Christian rhetoric and true Christ-followers; or between the rioters and the thousands of Americans—including many Christians—who were at the protest but had nothing to do with the riots.
Posted in Faith, Federal
Tagged Barack Obama, Capitol riot, Christian Nationalism, Christianity, Elana Schor, Jacob Chansley, Jake Angeli, John Piper, Josh Haley, QAnon, Russell Moore, Scripture, Southern Baptist Convention, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, United States
Let’s join USA Today and Fox News for a short, illuminating stroll down memory lane:
2001: Following the Bush vs. Gore election in 2000, “Members of the Congressional House Black Caucus spent 20 minutes objecting as they sought to block Florida's 25 electoral votes” from being certified for George Bush.
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Barbara Boxer, Ben & Jerry's, Bennie Thompson, Big Tech, BLM, Bush vs. Gore, Byron York, Chris Van Hollen, Chuck Schumer, CNBC, Coca-Cola, Congress, Dick Durbin, Fox News, George Bush, John Kerry, Josh Hawley, JP Morgan, Pennsylvania, Pramila Jayapal, Republican, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ted Cruz, the Capitol assault, The Media, USA Today, Walt Disney
How he managed to say it without choking on his own tongue I will never know. As President Trump began to dress down the hostile press that was attempting to use his Monday White House briefing to smear him as negligent, CNN cut away immediately to anchor John King who managed to prattle out these words without even a sniff of irony...
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Tagged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, Brian Stelter, Christopher Cuomo, CNN, Coronavirus, COVID–19, Democrat Party, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Jake Tapper, Joe Biden, John King, Michael Avenatti, Nancy Pelosi, Peter Heck, Steve Cortes, Stormy Daniels, Ted Cruz
The intellectually incoherent U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sought to apply an unconstitutional religious test for office today when interrogating nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Neomi Rao. Perhaps hoping everyone listening were idiots, he first attempted an indirect tactic by asking her this irrelevant question, the answer to which is none of his business: “Are gay relationships in your opinion immoral?”
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Tagged Bernie Sanders, Chai Feldblum, Cory Booker, Diane Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Judicial tests, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Mike Lee, Mike Pompeo, Neomi Rao, Obergefelle, presidential nominees, Senator Cory Booker, Ted Cruz
This is a story that illuminates the critical importance of sound church leadership informed by unequivocal, courageous commitment to biblical truth.
No Protestant denomination will be spared attacks on theological orthodoxy by apostates and heretics who view Scripture as a means to their pernicious ends of normalizing sexual sin. The attacks will come in fits and starts, and the victories for wolves in sheep’s clothing will be incremental. True Christ-followers need to be steeped in Scripture, led by pastors who know and boldly teach truth, discerning, and committed to suffering for Christ and his kingdom.
The recent Evangelical Covenant Church …
Posted in Faith, Sexuality
Tagged David Gushee, Evangelical Covenant Church, Human Rights Campaign, Mark Nilson, Mark Pattie, Mission Friends for Inclusion, North Park Covenant Church, Peter Hawkinson, Rafael Cruz, Salem Covenant Church, Southern Poverty Law Center, Ted Cruz, The Gathering
In an email, conservative Chicago attorney Joseph A. Morris, former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, President and General Counsel of The Lincoln Legal Foundation, and frequent guest on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” told IFI that he is “thrilled by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” elaborating...
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, Chicago Tonight, David French, Donald J. Trump, Jay Sekulow, Joseph A. Morris, SCOTUS, Ted Cruz, The Lincoln Legal Foundation, Thomas More Society
As Congress moves the tax reform legislation into a Conference Committee, the U.S. Senate version of the bill has an amendment that is not in the U.S. House bill.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (r-TX) explains what this language is at his website. The “Cruz Amendment” (Sen. Amendment #1725) “seeks to expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school tuition for public, private, and religious schools, including K-12 educational expenses for homeschool students.”
Sen. Cruz delivered these remarks on the Senate floor:
By expanding choice for parents and opportunities for children, we have prioritized
Should the use of public multiple-occupancy restrooms, showers, and changing facilities be based on biological sex or “gender identity”? I think the answer is biological sex. Before I set out the reason for my answer, here are four clarifications.
A majority of Americans oppose progressives’ agenda on race and identity. Why aren’t they speaking out?
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Tagged affirmative action, conservatism, cowardice, democrats, Free Speech, identity politics, Leftism, multiculturalism, New York values, political correctness, Progressivism, Republicans, Ted Cruz, virtue
Some may remember the ecstatic press accounts of the first two women, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, to make it through the grueling Army Ranger School. Well, here’s what former Marine Jude Eden shares in an article in Crisis Magazine about their headline-grabbing accomplishments:
The females who graduated Ranger School were given additional training and recycled at least twice through each phase where men are only allowed two recycles—at most—over the whole program. The third graduate got three recycles in at least one phase of Ranger School. Their graduation was planned in advance and the Army …
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Tagged Army Rangers, Ash Carter, Ben Sasse, Crisis Magazine, Draft America's Daughters, James Inhofe, Jude Eden, Kristen Griest, Mark Milley, Mike Lee, Mike Rounds, Military, Navy SEALS, People magazine, Ranger School, Robert Nelle, Roger Wicker, Selective Serivice, Shaye Haver, Ted Cruz
Physiology doesn’t lie: Women are less effective than men at meeting military objectives, and far more likely to be injured in combat. Let’s stop denying reality in a misguided effort toward “equality” and agree that women should not be drafted to combat roles.
"The science is settled." It's becoming an incessant catchphrase. More and more frequently, this simple statement is used as conversational pepper-spray to discourage contention and dissuade any who would continue to press their objection to the status quo. Those foolhardy enough to persist in their dissent are often labeled science-deniers; which, in today's culture of scientism, is tantamount to being branded with the Scarlet Periodic Symbol and cast from the village.
A pro-life leader believes a letter from Planned Parenthood attacking The Center for Medical Progress proves the abortion giant is guilty of violating federal law.
The 11-page letter from Cecile Richards to members of Congress tries to explain away The Center's secret videos of dealings between Planned Parenthood and organ procurement organizations to harvest aborted baby body parts.
Only six of 54 Republican members of the U.S. Senate signed a pro-traditional marriage legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that was submitted on Friday. USA Today noted, “By contrast, 44 Democratic senators and 167 Democratic House members filed a brief last month urging the court to approve same-sex marriage. The brief included the full House and Senate [Democratic] leadership teams.”
These developments strongly suggest that while the homosexual movement remains solidly in control of the Democratic Party, the tactics of harassment and intimidation that we saw wielded against the religious freedom bill in Indiana last week are …
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Tagged Alfred Kinsey, Charlie Baker, David Koch, Dr. Judith Reisman, Harry Hay, James Inhofe, James Lankford, Jeb Bush, John Boehner, Jon Huntsman, Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman, Mark Kirk, Mason Fink, Maynard v. Hill, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Paul Singer, Peter Thiel, Reed Irvine, Reince Priebus, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, Robert A. Levy, Rudolph Giuliani, Skinner v. Oklahoma, Steve Daines, Ted Cruz, Tim Huelskamp, Tim Miller, Tim Scott