For decades pastors have been timid about preaching politics from the pulpit. The Old Testament prophets would have been stunned by such timidity. A good many modern-day churches believe that they have some very good biblical reasons for not touching on the subject of politics from the pulpit. Many believe
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Democrat presidential candidate said that churches and other religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage should lose their tax-exempt status. It’s obvious by his goal that he does not understand how tax exemption works. Those who get the tax deduction are the people who donate
Every time there is a crisis or tragedy, there is the usual call for our government to do something. Consider this Facebook post: Guns in our country are a little too sacred. There needs to be something done, hope our leaders can figure it out. By “our leaders,” he meant
Churches have been fooled into believing that they are prohibited from discussing politics from the pulpit. For more than 50 years the threat of the IRS revoking a church’s tax-exempt status has been held over churches. Some pastors don’t care because they don’t want to address controversial issues like politics.
The unthinkable has happened, and not just at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where 26 church members were murdered and more than 20 were wounded. There was the horrific race-based shooting in 2015 that took place in Charleston, SC, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where nine people
The Supreme Court opened up a Pandora’s Box of rights for sexual activity. When civil rights legislation was enacted, it was not a racial behavior act, since race is not a behavior. There are no identifiable “gay” people. If 20 people stood together in a group, and they all dressed the
There is no need for government schools. In fact, government (public) schools are our nation’s biggest enemy. They are liberalism’s false churches with their own priesthood and sacred texts. Education is where the power is. Government schools feed the law schools, and the law schools feed Congress and the courts.
Five Things Churches Should Immediately do to Protect Themselves from the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Law
Churches have always had a say in who they would marry. Many churches won’t marry non-members or allow non-members to use their facilities. Churches often require a series of counseling sessions. Pastors often question prospective married couples about church membership, lifestyle choices, whether they are marrying within the Christian faith,
I can’t be sure, but it looks like the Supreme Court is about to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. In doing so, it will be declaring the Supreme Court to be a new Olympus made up of a plurality of gods. For decades Supreme Court justices have been working
As I pointed out in a “When Gays Fire-Bombed a Church: ‘Gay Rights or Gay Riots,’” Christians have been the target in the homosexual debate going back more than 30 years. Homosexuals learned that by attacking one church or one person at a time, they could get pro-homosexual precedents established.
It’s hard to criticize Christian parents when they show a deep love for their children even when their children engage in sinful behavior. Now we’re learning that a number of Christian parents are challenging evangelical doctrine regarding homosexuality. Instead of leaving the church, these parents are calling on their churches
Todd Starnes writes, “Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).” Isn’t a sermon a “speech”? What are they actually looking
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” — Qur’an 3:151 Radical Islamists are here. They
A new study by the Barna Group is reporting some disturbing results on what pastors believe but are not preaching. “[I]n his study, Barna’s organization asked pastors across the country about their beliefs regarding the relevancy of Scripture to societal, moral and political issues, and the content of their sermons
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
Recently, a petition drive was started to overturn some new laws that the Houston City Council passed that made sexual distinctions irrelevant and even illegal. The new laws are “being used by men to enter women’s restrooms on the grounds they consider themselves women.” The potential for abuse is enormous.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), presidential candidate, and now political commentator for the Fox News channel recommend to Baptist pastors that they should consider rejecting tax exempt status for their churches because of concerns of not being able to speak freely about social and political issues. He told a
The following is from the website 11millionvotes.com. There is a short video that follows. In six minutes, the 6-minute video tells a compelling story of how a nation can dig its own grave. Andy Andrews believes that good answers comes from asking good questions. Through the powerful, provocative question, “How