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On the weekend Americans celebrated freedom, YouTube censored the trailer for “Audacity,” an upcoming movie on homosexuality by filmmaker Ray Comfort. In less than three weeks, the trailer garnered more than 130,000 views, but was suddenly removed on July 5 “as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.” “This is…

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rainbowcross

For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got…

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Christianbooks

The Gospel Coalition exists to serve the church. To help fulfill this mession, TGC has joined with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention on Equip, a project to provide a broad range of resources on homosexuality and same-sex marriage issues to prepare your church for a changing culture. If you’re looking for something to share with people in…

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Bastiat

Today is the 214th birthday of Frederick Bastiat, one of the greatest political and economic thinkers of the 19th century. Bastiat, a farmer turned politician and pamphleteer, had a inimitable gift for explaining economic and political concepts in way that make them not only understandable but seem downright commonsensical. Bastiat, as Charles Kaupke notes, drew on his Catholic faith…

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I received a lot of feedback this past weekend about my piece responding to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. Many people seemed to take exception to my radical position that men and woman can conceive children. They didn’t explicitly disagree with that theory, but they did deny the one single conclusion that inevitably stems from…

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americanchurch

As the Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision on same-sex marriage, religious people are wondering: will we lose our tax-exempt status for our religious institutions? Justice Samuel Alito raised this question during the oral arguments, citing the 1983 Supreme Court case that ruled Bob Jones University could lose its tax-exempt status if it continued to oppose…

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Mike Rowe, host of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, recently responded to a photo of himself shared by the prominent Tea Party organization the Tea Party Express: Rowe wrote a post on Facebook addressing the many people who have lambasted him since the photo was shared for being “a card-carrying Tea Party member.” Carrie Simmons writes, “Did you know the “Tea Party Express” was using…

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Obama speaks during a church service commemorating the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March.
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Franklin Graham doesn’t shy away from bold political statements—and he often disagrees with the Obama administration’s moves. Graham, though, does agree with at least one thing Obama said recently. Unfortunately, Obama being right is all wrong for Bible-believing Americans. “President Barack Obama was right about one thing in the speech he gave at a Gay…

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