The Travesty Called the “Equality Act”
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.14.19
The Equality Act seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” (which really just means homosexuality and bisexuality) and “gender identity” as protected conditions. Further, it specifically addresses the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), essentially neutering it. According to the National Religious Broadcasters, the passage of the Equality Act, which “does not have an effective exemption for religious employers…. actually eliminates any appeal to RFRA in lawsuits arising from its new provisions.”
Illinois HB 3023: Creating Target-Rich Environments
By David E. Smith   |   02.18.19
UPDATE: The sponsor of HB 3023 has “tabled” this bill.
This proposal is dead for the session. America was birthed as adventurous. Persecuted people braved an Atlantic crossing to establish new lives with new opportunities and freedoms in a wild...
U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Religious Test for Judicial Nominee
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.05.19
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?”
12.18.18
For the 11th consecutive year, a Nativity scene is on display in the Illinois Capitol Rotunda in Springfield. It has detractors. And the spirit of Christmas could be dampened by an anti-life, anti-family agenda that may ring in the new...
Dr. Robert Gagnon’s Response to Evangelical Leaders’ Compromise with LGBT Activists
12.17.18
Written by Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon  In a blog post titled “‘Fairness For All’: Smart Politics, Or A Sellout?” (Dec. 13), Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative,  reports a defense of the recent decision by the boards...
Evangelical Leaders’ Devilish Deal
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.14.18
In stunning semi-secretive decisions motivated by fear of religious persecution, the boards of two major evangelical organizations, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), have voted to pass motions that represent an...
It’s the Courts, Stupid
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   11.13.18
When Bill Clinton was running for president in 1992, his campaign strategist James Carville gave him the formula for success: Focus on the economy. In Carville’s famous words, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Today, President Donald Trump could easily campaign with...
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
10.25.18
Forty years ago, a group of evangelical leaders and scholars took a clear and unapologetic stand on a fundamental tenet of the faith. This month marks the fortieth anniversary of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which was signed in October of 1978 by more than 200 evangelical leaders, including R.C. Sproul, J.I. Packer, and Francis Schaeffer. The Chicago Statement was not only a landmark document in evangelical history...
The Real Reason for the Left’s Double Standard on Hate Speech
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   08.15.18
Why is it that organizations like the SPLC can designate conservative Christians as hate groups while ignoring radical leftists like Antifa? Why is it that Facebook and Google and YouTube and Twitter appear to punish conservatives disproportionately for alleged violations of community guidelines? The answer is as disturbing as it is simple. The left believes it is so morally and intellectually superior to the right that it can see nothing wrong with its extreme positions and hostile words. Is it wrong to be intolerant of bigots? Is it wrong to hate (or even punch) a Nazi?
Liberals Against Freedom of Conscience
08.09.18
Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech — even advocacy of sedition or sodomy — and conservatives wanted government to restrain or limit it.
Planet Fitness’ Refusal To Protect Women’s Privacy Encouraged Man’s Indecent Exposure
07.28.18
A New Hampshire Planet Fitness did right by its members this week by having police arrest a man who said the company’s “Judgement Free Zone” let him do yoga poses naked. The man is being hit with multiple charges, and will go to trial in September.
A British Doctor Is Fired for Affirming Biological Reality
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   07.10.18
A British doctor has committed the unpardonable sin. He is guilty of medical heresy. He has transgressed the sacred lines of revisionist science. Surely a man like this must be punished.  And punished he shall be. What exactly was the...
07.09.18
While students and teachers every year hold a Day of Silence in solidarity with the LGBTQ agenda; that agenda is silencing licensed counselors as well as Christians who use social media, and it threatens pastors.
Christian College Wins Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate
07.09.18
A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions.
SCOTUS Allows Lower Court to Ban prayer from Public Square
07.03.18
In case you thought that the potential to flip Justice Kennedy’s seat alone will bring us back to the constitutional promised land, think again. So long as the lower courts are not restrained, we will never return to the Constitution and the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
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