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Category: Politics

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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vegas

The marriage licenses are already gender-neutral. Chapel photographers have been practicing shooting two brides wearing white gowns. And an ordained Elvis will be waiting at the end of the aisle. Las Vegas, the land of wedding chapels, is ready for gay weddings. Nevada and Idaho joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is…

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real

The conversation got heated on the most recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” when Ben Affleck got into a spirited debate with the outspoken host over radical Islam, reports Rob Shuter of Naughtybutnicerob.com. Author Sam Harris opened up the conversation when he opined, “The crucial point of confusion is that we have been…

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hong-kong

Baptist ministers, Catholic cardinals and Christian students are at the forefront of protests for free democracy in Hong Kong. Among the founders of the ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ movement is Baptist minister Rev Chu Yiu-ming, who has fought for true democracy in Hong Kong for more than 30 years. Ahead of the demonstrations,…

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marriage

This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to “disfellowship” a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of churches shares a Christian sexual ethic with all orthodox Christians of every denomination for 2,000 years. One of the arguments…

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Justin Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury has backed military action in Iraq but he also urged British parliamentarians to “face the fact” that for some young Muslims, the appeal of Jihad is great than that of their life in the West. Speaking in the House of Lords on the debate in Iraq, Justin Welby said Islamic State…

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