07.12.19
More abortion, more gambling, super weed and higher taxes… all courtesy of the Illinois legislature… but wait… there may be more....
Klein v. Oregon: Religious Liberty & Freedom of Speech vs. Gay Rights
07.09.19
Among recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court, a four-sentence order may set the stage for the court to eventually address the collision between free speech and religious freedom on one hand and gay rights on the other. The order voided a judgment by the state of Oregon that had imposed a $135,000 fine on Portland-area bakery owners—the Kleins—for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Oregon maintained that its anti-discrimination law condemned such a rebuff even when the bakery owners’ religious convictions run counter to participating in a same-sex wedding.
Evangelical Leader Testifies for CA Resolution Pressuring Pastors to Affirm LGBT identities
07.01.19
Azusa Pacific University Chaplain and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals, Dr. Kevin Mannoia, shocked Christian leaders last week when he testified in favor of a California resolution directing pastors and counselors to affirm LGBT identities and behavior. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99, authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-San Jose), calls on “counselors, pastors, religious workers, educators” and institutions with “great moral influence” to stop perpetuating the idea that something is wrong with being LGBT.
Conflicts Between Religious Freedom and the Gay Agenda Trouble Most Americans
By Micah Clark   |   06.21.19
A few weeks ago, I shared the findings of an extensive national survey from the Barna Group.   The poll was on religious freedom, religious monuments and displays. They have passed along the internals of another large national poll looking at attitudes toward sexual orientation, gender identity and religious freedom.
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Christian Bakers Win in Same-Sex Case, Vacates Lower Court
06.18.19
The U.S. Supreme Court handed religious liberty advocates a victory Monday when it vacated a lower court’s opinion that had ordered a Christian baker to design a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Offending Christians: The Bladensburg Cross Case
06.04.19
One of the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions we’ll soon hear about is the Bladensburg cross case. This is the case in which secularists are demanding the removal of a large cross that memorializes veterans in the town of Bladensburg, Maryland because the cross resides on public property.
The Criminalization of Christianity
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.24.19
On May 4, Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was expected to play at the World Cup this fall, will come before a three-member panel of Rugby Australia following his firing by the organization for allegedly committing “a high-level breach...
Don’t be Shocked When Many “Christians” Cheer the Criminalization of Christianity
04.18.19
As I read the enraged responses from professing Christians at the news that Vice President Mike Pence would be the commencement speaker for Taylor University (a leading private, Christian institution located in tiny Upland, Indiana) I realized something.
Watching a Bully Get Smacked
By Robert Knight   |   04.11.19
It appears that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is having a long overdue comeuppance.Seven years ago, inspired by SPLC’s “hate map,” a gunman walked into the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, intending to massacre the staff and then ...
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...
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