“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” — George Orwell, 1984. Civil discourse is nearly dead in the United States. Men and women are being verbally attacked in restaurants, movie theaters, and elsewhere. Maxine Waters, a United States Congresswoman has been telling her supporters
It’s easy to give him. Most people don’t like to fight. But there comes a time when fighting is the right thing to do. If a person gives into a bully, the bully will only revert to more bullying. There are two ways to fight a bully. Become strong yourself
Bakers who have refused to make cakes or flower arrangements for same-sex weddings have been hauled into court and made to pay huge fines. One fine is $135,000. No one should be forced to make a cake, print a t-shirt, or film an event if the proprietor has issues with
If the Supreme Court does not rule in favor of Phillips and others who have been persecuted by compromised governments and courts, then no one will be free. There’s always someone out there who will make a cake, print a t-shirt, or provide flowers for silly, idiotic, and immoral practices. A baker should be free to refuse to bake a cake for any reason, and the person being refused should be free to go elsewhere. It’s that simple and right.
Who would have thought that in the buckle of the Bible Belt that a Christian would be forbidden from speaking to other students about the redemptive work of Jesus Christ? But it happened. At Georgia Gwinnett College, in one of the most conservative areas of Georgia, the administration of the
In my article “What if Nazis Had Sued Jewish Film Crew for Secretly Filming Nazi Death Camps?” a number of people who commented claimed that the videos had been edited in such a way that distorted the operations of Planned Parenthood (PP) facilities. If this was the case, PP would be
With new homosexual rights cases being adjudicated, business owners with convictions – religious or otherwise – are being discriminated against by some states. You’ve read about the $135,000 fine levied against a bakery in Oregon where the owners would not make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Sweet Cakes by
A Supreme Court ruling on speech might have implications for Christians who object to serving people who engage in same-sex marriage since “speech” is the issue. A baker has no problem selling a cake to someone who identifies as homosexual and engages in same-sex sexuality, but that same baker should have
Most pastors don’t like to cause trouble. They have enough on their plates that they don’t relish the idea of getting in a political brawl with the government and one of its most powerful agencies – the IRS. The needless fear of an audit by the IRS is enough to
A black couple that owns a wedding chapel has been offering their facility to couples for years. People from around the country visit the charming chapel set in a beautiful wilderness area to get hitched. But a few months ago, a couple came in wanting to do a KKK-themed wedding.
I have followed the Houston petition story for months. I’ve had numerous conversations with a person directly involved in the petition drive. I’ve known him for more than 25 years. He’s one of the most connected persons in Texas when it comes to politics. Long before this became a national
Can you imagine Nazi officials going into a tailor shop owned by Jews and demanding that they produce Nazi and Jewish insignia patches? Yes you can, because they are Nazis who had taken control over everything in Germany and hoped to extend their tyranny to other countries in Germany. It
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been at the forefront of challenging anti-religious groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been working overtime to remove religion and religious expression from every area of American life. If it could, it would dismantle the First Amendment.
The following is from Freedom Outpost: “The Internal Revenue Service settled a 2012 lawsuit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRM). The lawsuit was settled after the IRS agreed to monitor what is said in houses of worship.” Monitoring churches is something the Nazis did. When German anti-Nazi theologian
Somehow I missed an article from the March 2013 issue of Church & State, a publication of the anti-Christian organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The title of the article is designed to strike fear in the hearts of liberals everywhere and increase donations. (Americans United learned
I bet you haven’t heard this story, and you’re most likely not going to beyond a few “fringe” conservative news sources. Six months ago, a Southern California photographer turned down Alan Sears when he asked a photographer “to take a Christmas card photo of his family, explaining in an email,
Barronelle Stutzman is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers. When one of her customers, Robert Ingersoll, a homosexual, asked Stutzman to supply the flowers for his upcoming wedding with his male “partner,” she refused. She cited her religious beliefs. Stutzman never refused Ingersoll service when he ordered flowers for personal use.
More than 1400 pastors stood up in their pulpits on Sunday and told the IRS, “We’re Mad at Hell and We’re not Going to take it Any More.” For nearly 60 years, the IRS and its liberal surrogates at the ACLU have threatened ministers with the lie that if they