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Category: Politics

Secularism

In case you didn’t know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that’s what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this. Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric…

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fowle

An American citizen who was detained in North Korea for nearly six months for allegedly leaving a Bible in a night club has been reunited with his family in Ohio. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was awaiting trial on charges of committing an anti-state crime before North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered his release, the New…

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Putin

The world has indeed been turned upside down. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, a career apparatchik in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a loyal agent of the Soviet secret police, the KGB (and head of its successor, the FSB), now not only proclaims himself to be a Christian, but has donned the mantle of…

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system

With many Democrats ramping up their campaigns, touting ‘climate change’ as a centerpiece in their election bids, one declaration from the Heartland Institute couldn’t have come at a worse time. According to the think tank out of Chicago, Illinois, the environmentalist alarmism — sending many Americans into frenzies to buy Green and fund multi-billion-dollar environmental…

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Sermon

The city of Houston has managed to unite Baptists divided on other issues to speak with one voice on an application of their shared belief in religious freedom — that the government should not subpoena sermons. Baptists on both sides of a divide from the days of the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention…

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Ted-Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz held a quickly arranged press conference, 11:15 this morning, in Houston’s First Baptist Church located in North Houston. Cruz, who attends First Baptist, addressed dozens of pastors, various politicians and the local media, along with some interested community members, regarding the city’s recent subpoena requiring a number of local pastors to…

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faith-and-vote

On Sunday, pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in California stood before his congregation of more than 2,000 and told them he would be making an unusual announcement. The pastor proceeded to warn his audience against voting for a candidate in the upcoming midterm elections who supports gay marriage and abortion, even if that candidate,…

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huck

If the GOP wants to hang onto former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the party needs to “find Jesus soon” and oppose gay marriage more aggressively, the former presidential candidate suggested Tuesday. In an interview with the American Family Association’s radio show, Huckabee said he was “utterly exasperated” with Republicans for failing to stand up for…

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jethro

Many in national leadership have proven without a doubt to be incompetent. On Nov. 4, they must be replaced by principled, qualified leaders in the House, Senate and many local elections. It is the responsibility and privilege of every eligible American to vote. It  certainly is the responsibility of Christians who claim to know a…

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worship

What a refreshing piece there is on Time magazine’s website. It’s about the meeting on the family that has begun in Rome. Elizabeth Dias notes that this synod is about much more than politics or disagreements or clever ideas: something more is happening as bishops gather for the first major doctrinal and pastoral summit of…

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steeple

Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity. Consider these two stories highlighted in the last week by conservative Christian blogger Rod Dreher. Item 1: In a widely discussed essay in Slate, author Brian Palmer writes about the prevalence of missionary doctors and nurses in Africa and their crucial role in treating those suffering…

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carter

Not only did former President Jimmy Carter criticize President Barack Obama for his foreign policy, which “changes from time to time,” Carter also said we have nobody to blame but ourselves for the rise of the Islamic State. “First of all, we waited too long,” Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Obama’s response to…

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