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Reverend Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, posted a message on Facebook and sent an email to his social media followers requesting they dedicate Sunday, June 2, as a day of prayer for President Donald Trump. Two hundred and fifty Christian leaders quickly responded by signing the proclamation, including three former presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest Protestant denomination in America) and the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.
The proclamation reads:
“We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President
Family Research Council (FRC) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, and urges the U.S. Senate to take up and pass the bill. This bill will restrict for one year funding under several mandatory programs such as Medicaid to abortion entities such as Planned Parenthood and would also repeal key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which encourage subsidies for abortion coverage and which threaten conscience protections.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following statement about this legislation:
We thank the House
In October 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) put Dr. Benjamin Carson on its “Extremist Watch List.” Why? Because Dr. Carson holds the traditional, historical, and true belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and has the courage to express that belief.
Who else is on this “Extremist Watch List”? In addition to a host of unsavory Neo-Nazis, KKK members, and skinheads, the SPLC lists the following as “extremists”:
- Dr. Michael Brown, Bible scholar, author, and radio host
- Cliff Kincaid, director of Accuracy in Media
- Charles Murray, fellow at the American Enterprise
An Idaho pastor and his wife have won a showdown with the city of Couer d’Alene over demands that they preside over same-sex union ceremonies.
Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who are both ordained Pentecostal ministers, have operated The Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel in Coeur d’Alene since 1989.
City officials had previously informed the Knapps that they must perform same-sex “weddings” at their chapel, or face the potential of a $1000 fine for each day of violation and up to 180 days in jail.
City attorneys said the failure by the couple to do so would violate the city’s non-discrimination …
U.S. Republican House Speaker John Boehner (OH), who came under fire from conservatives for resisting the creation of a Benghazi select committee until the scandal got too big to ignore, is under fire from conservatives once again. On Saturday he raised funds for Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican congressional candidate at the center of a scandal to turn the GOP into a gay-friendly political party like the Obama Democrats.
DeMaio, charged with sexual harassment and exhibitionism, is one of the Republican “young guns” getting official Republican money and support. But he has also enjoyed the strong support of Fox …
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a highly anticipated ruling that affirmed First Amendment protections of religious liberty and freedom of conscience. In this particular ruling it means that our government does not have the authority to force family businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods to provide abortifacient drugs and contraceptives in their health care plans.
The Illinois Family Institute celebrates this important decision in favor of religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The Court ruled that private companies cannot be forced to comply with onerous federal government mandates that violate their religious …
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has dealt a severe blow to religious freedom and freedom of speech in a highly publicized case involving a New Mexico photographer.
The High Court has refused to hear the appeal of Elaine Huguenin, who was found guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination for failing to photograph a same-sex ceremony.
Huguenin owns Elane Photography along with her husband, Jon, in Albuquerque. They are both committed evangelical Christians. Elaine was approached in 2006 by a lesbian “couple” who asked her to photograph their civil union ceremony.
When Huguenin declined to accept the job, …
Last week, the Family Research Council (FRC) issued a press release in which they publicly ask Illinois’s U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to apologize for his bigoted decision to cancel a U.S. Senate office building room reservation for our friends at the Rockford-based Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, a decision Kirk made at the behest of radical homosexual activists.
According to Kirk’s press secretary, Kirk cancelled the meeting because he “will not host groups that advance a hateful agenda.” The so-called “hateful agenda” was a discussion titled, “[W]hat might conservative Americans learn from Russia, Australia, and other nations …
President Barack Obama has announced his “strong opposition” to efforts in Congress to protect the religious freedoms of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
U.S. Representative John Fleming (R-LA) and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) have offered amendments in their respective chambers to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendments would require the military branches to accommodate actions and speech of service members which reflect “the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of the members.”
Rep. Fleming’s amendment has been adopted by the House Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lee’s amendment has been approved by the Armed Services Committee in …
A university employee who was suspended from her job because of her support for the institution of marriage has been reinstated to her position. Angela McCaskill was relieved of her job last October as the chief diversity officer for Gallaudet University, one of the nation’s leading colleges serving the deaf and hard of hearing.
McCaskill was shown the door when it was learned that she had signed a petition in support of placing Question 6 on the Maryland statewide ballot. Passage of Question 6 would have reversed action by the Maryland Legislature redefining marriage to include homosexual unions.
McCaskill, who …
In light of the recent attempted murder of employees at the Family Research Council (FRC), several pro-family organizations, including IFI, and private citizens are asking Fox News to discontinue guest appearances by homosexual agitator Wayne Besen on the popular O’Reilly Factor TV show.
Besen has a long history of slandering conservative groups and the ex-gay community in language that foments hatred and undermines civil discourse.
Last week Fox News reported that Tony Perkins, FRC’s president, blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its rhetoric of hateful lies against FRC for helping to create a climate that led to …