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  • Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in ‘Post-Christian America’

    08/20/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/16 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.” To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any...
  • Is the end of white Christian America a good thing?

    08/17/2016 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "White Christian America is dying," proclaims the headline on a Monkey Cage blogpost by the perceptive political scientist John Sides. Like many headlines, it's an exaggeration of the thrust of the article that follows, which is an interview with Robert Jones, head of the Public Religion Research Institute, on his new book The End of White Christian America, based on PRRI and other research on religious beliefs and practices of Americans. Sides's questions and Jones's answers are pretty much neutral in tone, but many readers will detect a tone of triumphalism in the book's title and in the thrust of...
  • Student Newspaper Defends Using Aborted Baby Parts in Research: “America is Not a Christian Nation”

    06/07/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    When all else fails, abortion activists often resort to the old “pro-lifers are forcing their religion on us” argument to push their agenda. That is what a group of Indiana University student editors used to attack a new state law that protects the dignity of unborn babies by requiring that aborted babies’ bodies be buried or cremated. The new law will help stop the kind of sale of aborted babies’ body parts that Planned Parenthood facilities in other states have been caught arranging. Although Roe v. Wade prohibits states from completely banning abortions, pro-life advocates in Indiana believe the aborted...
  • Russell Moore: Saying America Is a Christian Nation Is Contrary to the Gospel

    05/05/2016 12:41:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Russell Moore says the belief that the United States is a Christian nation in the respect of being a divinely ordained country is "theological liberalism." In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention tackled the question of whether or not the U.S. is a Christian nation. "If what you mean by that is a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then certainly the United States of America was and is a Christian nation," said Moore.
  • Our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ.

    03/28/2016 12:19:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    American Minute ^ | March 27, 2016 | by Bill Federer
    American Minute with Bill Federer"Our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ." -Supreme Court Justice David Josiah Brewer U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice David Josiah Brewer (143 U.S. 457-458, 465-471, 36 L ed 226): "This is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation. The commission to Christopher Columbus...(recited) that 'it is hoped that by God's assistance some of...
  • Is America ready for a non-Christian president?

    12/30/2015 7:02:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2015 | Sreedhar Potarazu
    <p>In 2008, our nation broke through a barrier, electing an African-American to be president of the United States.</p> <p>In 2016, another barrier may very well be broken. All polls indicate that a woman or a Latino has a very good chance of being elected to be our 45th president.</p>
  • Tell pupils that Britain is Christian, schools are told as Education Secretary vows not to force…

    12/27/2015 11:02:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 22:15 EST, 27 December 2015 | Tamara Cohen
    Pupils at mainstream schools will continue to be taught that Britain is a Christian country, the Education Secretary has said. They will be told "the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian", but teachers will also acknowledge the teachings and practices of other religions. And schools will not have to include atheism in GCSE religious studies lessons under guidelines released today. ...
  • The Future Trump - Putin Bromance

    12/19/2015 6:47:11 PM PST · by pboyington · 46 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 19, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Donald Trump was on fire this week, stating that he would kill families of terrorists, a statement that caused Wolf Blitzer to choke on his beard and was even more inflammatory than last week’s “stop all Muslims from coming into the country line.” Just as Reagan made statements that horrified the left about how he would destroy the Soviet Union, Trump horrifies the liberal media by stating how he would shut down immigration for Muslims and furthermore, would take out the families of terrorists. Trump is the voice of the times. He represents every frustrated feeling Americans have now on...
  • Trump Celebrates Christmas at Rally Talking Putin Praise [Calls Clinton "A Snake"]

    12/19/2015 3:26:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 117 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 19, 2015 | JOSH HASKELL JOHN SANTUCCI
    Trump Celebrates Christmas at Rally Talking Putin Praise By JOSH HASKELL JOHN SANTUCCI Dec 19, 2015 Christmas appears to have come early for Presidential candidate Donald Trump as he basked in the praise received from Russian President Vladimir Putin while on the campaign trail in Iowa Saturday. "Russia's got plenty of problems. But I'll tell you what, if Putin likes me and he thinks I'm a good, smart person, that's a good thing. Not a bad thing," Trump said. Acknowledging that Trump's GOP rivals didn't exactly think an endorsement from Putin was something to gloat about, the billionaire businessman told...
  • GOP Debate Number 5

    12/17/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Each of the Republican presidential candidates brings something good to the race for the GOP nomination and some things not so good. In the fifth and final GOP debate of the year, the candidates on the main stage, and even a few on the "undercard," presented ideas and positions that many Republican voters would consider far better than those we have now under the president we have now. Donald Trump continued to channel Republican voter anger on several issues, including the feeling that the U.S. is no longer "great," a word Trump does not define, but which resonates with the...
  • 'Convert or die' ISIS graffiti jihadis declare first European 'caliphate'

    12/04/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 16 October 2015 | By Sophie Alexander
    FEAR: Jihadis are targeting Christians in Sweden -- like they did in Iraq The terror group's logo was daubed on the wall of a restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden. Chilling messages such as "convert or die" and "the caliphate is here" were also found covering the outside of Markus Samuelsson's bakery. "I felt a sudden chill down my spine. It's terribly painful, we feel threatened," Samuelsson said. The Arabic letter for "N" -- which has been used to identify Christians and drive them out of their homes by ISIS fighters -- was also painted on the restaurant. Gothenburg is a hotbed...
  • Loretta Lynch Vows to Prosecute Those Who Use 'Anti-Muslim' Speech That 'Edges Toward Violence'

    12/04/2015 3:05:19 PM PST · by yoe · 124 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | December 4, 2015 | James Barrett
    he day after a horrific shooting spree by what appears to be a radicalized Muslim man and his partner in San Bernardino, California, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a group of Muslim activists that she would take aggressive action against anyone who used "anti-Muslim rhetoric" that "edges toward violence." Speaking to the audience at the Muslim Advocate's 10th anniversary dinner Thursday, Lynch said her "greatest fear" is the "incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" in America and vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech. "The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my...
  • CAIR steps into refugee debate in Redlands, CA (10/15/2015)

    12/03/2015 3:29:18 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Refugee Settlement Watch ^ | 10/15/2015 | Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 15, 2015
    We told you the other day that concerned citizens have stepped forward in Redlands, CA to question their local elected government about any plans they might have heard about to resettle refugees in Redlands.  Of special concern are the Syrian Muslims now expected to arrive in large numbers in the coming months.This is new…. CAIR is the Council on American Islamic Relations and is active (and makes news) in demanding rights for Muslims in America.  However, it is only recently that they have become publicly involved in the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department as we told you about...
  • Latvia An Islamic State In 50 Years, Boast Muslim [ ] Leaders ‘Integration Will Not Take Place’

    11/01/2015 10:15:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Islam will replace Christianity in Europe just as Christianity replaced Paganism centuries ago, and it will conquer by womb rather than the sword to make Latvia an Islamic State, claim Muslim community leaders in the Baltic country. Speaking in an interview with Latvia's Morning Independent newspaper, the chairman and head spokesman of the Islamic Cultural Centre, better known as Riga Mosque, said while they both had three children with their wives each "we are working to have more" in an effort to colonise the country faster. Asked "what are the chances that Latvia will become part of the Caliphate?" white...
  • Vanity: 1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI (need some help)

    06/29/2002 7:46:31 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 7 replies · 446+ views
    1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI ^ | Copyright 1997 Gene Garman | by Gene Garman
    Was and is the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli an official treaty of the USA? Yes, all 12 articles as printed in English. See Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America , Hunter Miller,ed., 2:349-385:“Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796,. . . and at Algiers January 3, 1797, . . . . Original in Arabic. Submitted [in English] to the Senate May 29, 1797. (Message of May 26, 1797.) Resolution of advice and consent June 7, 1797. Ratified by the United States June 10, 1797. . . . Proclaimed June 10, 1797”...
  • Of Course America Is Giving Up on Christianity — We Gave Up on God Ages Ago

    05/18/2015 8:17:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/18/2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Christians decided going to church was enough, rather than advocating Christian morals and values. Jews decided even God wasn’t necessary.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2015 If Ben Shapiro’s simply stated point isn’t enough to drive home the idea that the latest Pew survey on religious life in America reported absolutely nothing new, just check out one of the latest episodes of the Kardashians in which Kim Kardashian has to Google who baptized Jesus before concluding that she wanted to “find a guy named John” to baptize her daughter, North West. What’s worse, the “guy named John” concept, the...
  • America is Still a Christian Nation, But the Past Seven Years Has Seen Significant Drop

    05/13/2015 5:59:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 13, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    New Evangelization, where art thou? The Pew Research Center reports that the number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen sharply, to the tune of nearly eight percentage points in only seven years.  The survey, carried out in 2014, was the second "Religious Landscape Study" Pew conducted since 2007. Based on the 35,000 people the institute interviewed, the American populace is 21% Catholic. It was 23.9% seven years ago.  While the percentage of Americans who identify as Christian dropped from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014, non-Christian religions are growing. Islam showed the greatest gains, growing half a percentage point...
  • The US Constitution and Religious Liberty

    01/09/2015 6:53:30 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    The Wall Street Journal recently ran a fascinating op-ed by William A. Galston, "The Christian Heart of American Exceptionalism," much of which I agree with but some of which I don't. Galston argues that the idea of American exceptionalism should not be discounted and that its primary source is the "durability of American religious belief" -- mostly Christianity. Bravo. This will doubtlessly come as a shock to zealots for the blurry concept of multiculturalism, which on its face dictates that all cultures are equal and that all who disagree with the notion are more or less bigoted. At a deeper...
  • A Christian Nation, Not a Theocracy

    11/24/2014 2:29:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a nation is not virtuous, and turns its back on God, the people of that country finds that liberty is elusive Last Tuesday Night, at the end of the discussion during the Corona Constitution Class, I gave the folks an assignment. Read the Declaration of Independence, and notice how the grievances the colonists had with the British government are similar to the grievances many Americans have with today’s federal government. One of the students sent me an email as he began to read. He stated that as he began to read the Declaration of Independence, he came across Chuck...
  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values (AND HE SHOULD!)

    06/20/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 12 replies
    Yahoo News and AP ^ | June 20, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom as they courted social conservatives expected to play a critical role in the next presidential contest. "Those of us inspired by Judeo-Christian values...have an obligation to our country and to our fellow man to use our positions of influence to highlight those values," Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio said at a conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by long-time Christian political activist Ralph Reed.
  • "Without God, people can do as they please"

    04/22/2014 8:33:32 AM PDT · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Catallaxy Files ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steve Kates
    One of the most enlightening books I have ever come across was The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success by Rodney Stark. And at the very end of this book there is a quote from a Chinese scholar who had been part of an investigation into the causes of Western economic success. This is a direct quote of what this Chinese scholar had said: One of the things we were asked to look at was the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West, all over the world. We studied everything we could from...
  • Rasmussen Reports: 77% Believe Jesus Rose From the Dead

    04/21/2014 9:55:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    the Blaze ^ | April 7, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    With a margin of error +/- 3%, Rasmussen found “Americans’ belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ remains strong.” 86% of American adults believe that Jesus Christ walked the Earth 2,000 years ago, while just seven percent (7%) don’t share this belief. Furthermore, 77% of those polled believe Jesus rose from the dead.  This is only a percentage point lower (within the margin of error) than in 2011 and 2010, when 78% espoused the same belief. Rasmussen claims a 95% level of confidence in their report.
  • Gallup: Only 5% of Religious Americans Are Non-Christians

    01/01/2014 7:16:44 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A recent Gallup poll refutes the claim made by Barack Obama on March 9, 2008 that “we are no longer a Christian nation.” Gallup found that three quarters of all Americans - a supermajority - identify themselves as Christians, with only five percent saying they are practicing members of a non-Christian faith. “We find, looking at our data, that America does in fact remain a predominantly Christian nation,” Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief, said of the poll released on Christmas Eve. “Now, our overall estimation of what percent of Americans identify with the Christian religion depends a little...
  • What do real conservatives want in a candidate? Here is my list

    12/12/2013 6:52:19 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 23 replies
    None | Original content
    No candidate is perfect. But here are some of the things that would be on MY list if I could design my perfect candidate for office. Candidates should believe: • Taxes should he lowered whenever possible and never raised unless emergency funds are needed to repel an invading army. • The federal budget should be balanced ASAP and then stay that way. • The federal government should not take on new debt. • The federal income tax is an abomination and should be ended. • A return to the gold standard should take place ASAP. • The U.S.A. is and...
  • Is it "on?" Oath Keepers is Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams

    11/02/2013 5:18:54 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 42 replies
    Oathkeepers Web site ^ | October 21st, 2013
    Oath Keepers is instructing its 30,000 members nation-wide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces “A Team” (Operational Detachment A ) model, and for a similar purpose: to be both a potential operational unit for community security and support during crisis, but also, as mission #1, to serve as training and leadership cadre, to assist in organizing neighborhood watches, organizing veterans halls to provide community civil defense, forming County Sheriff Posses, strengthening existing CERT, volunteer fire, search-and-rescue, reserve deputy systems, etc., and eventually...
  • Ted Cruz's Dad Calls US a "Christian Nation," Says Obama Should Go "Back to Kenya"

    10/31/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2013 | David Corn
    In April, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), spoke to the tea party of Hood County, which is southwest of Fort Worth, and made a bold declaration: The United States is a "Christian nation." The septuagenarian businessman turned evangelical pastor did not choose to use the more inclusive formulation "Judeo-Christian nation." Insisting that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution "were signed on the knees of the framers" and were a "divine revelation from God," he went on to say, "yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation…The...
  • New Novel 'Terrifies' Readers, Suggests 'President Palin' Could've Turned us Into Christian Nation

    09/01/2013 9:48:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 1, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    “They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.” Sounds frightening, doesn’t it? Who could “they” be? A 1984-like government? A terrorist organization? An alien force? Well, according to the author who wrote those words, the “they” are big bad Christians. Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich is a new novel which, according to some reviewers, is their worst nightmare, for it details a country in which Christian values are strictly obeyed. From GoodReads.com, “They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what...
  • A proposed Constitutional amendment to RESTORE the original meaning of the Constitution

    08/03/2013 6:49:44 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 16 replies
    Me
    It is abundantly clear that the president, Congress and out uber-secular courts have twisted the Constitution into a pretzel. They also have completely disconnected the Constitution from the document upon which it (and ALL of our laws) were built. So, I propose this Constitutional amendment. I call it the Religious Liberty Restoration Amendment. Religious liberty being essential to the functioning of a free, Christian nation, the rights of Christians to act upon their Christian values and to proclaim the Word of God shall not be infringed. Congress shall make no law contradicting the Law of God as expressed in the...
  • Should the SCOTUS be tamed? DOMA Decision Opens Debate About the Supreme Court, Not About Marriage

    08/02/2013 4:44:43 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 24 replies
    http://www.lc.org/ ^ | July 10, 2013 | Liberty Counsel
    The 5-4 opinion by the Supreme Court on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) raises questions about the Court’s authority. The debate should focus on the role of the Supreme Court within the Republic and its duty to interpret the Constitution. The debate should not be over marriage. In the DOMA case, the five-member majority ignored long-accepted Equal Protection law. The decision is neither grounded in the constitutional text nor in prior precedent. It is contrary to the Western legal tradition, natural law, and the created order. Marriage was not invented by religion or civil authorities and predates both.
  • Our theocracy nightmare: President Palin’s martial law (Here's their real fear - she's effective)

    06/29/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2013 | Frederic C. Rich
    What if McCain/Palin won, then McCain died -- and a terror attack followed. Apocalyptic fiction from a nightmare It is obvious in retrospect that only an external attack like that on 7/22 could have saved the Palin presidency. Without it, would any of what followed have happened? I doubt it. The Democrats would have recaptured both the White House and Senate that fall. The culture wars would have simmered on, but the evangelical movement’s momentum on the path toward political power would have been lost. I would be installed in my corner office downtown, practicing law. I would probably have...
  • Military Pocket Bible Contains Politically Correct Message! [A Letter From CINC Roosevelt---FDR]

    05/02/2013 10:42:12 PM PDT · by thouworm · 8 replies
    ActiveRain ^ | January 25, 1941 | Rose King and FDR
    THE WHITEHOUSE - WASHINGTON January 25, 1941 To the Armed Forces: As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt. My father-in-law gave us his old Bibles yesterday. He gave us the large family Bible in...
  • Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?

    09/25/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT · by billflax · 103 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/25/2012 | Bill Flax
    Few matters ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. The issue reverberates anew this electoral season where the faiths of both major candidates have been questioned. Religion imbues politics. The battle over America’s beginnings muddles wishful hero worship with efforts to commandeer America’s past so to steer her future. The most vocal proponents of Christian America and their counterparts advocating a completely secular state necessarily cherry-pick data to prove exaggerations while discarding inconvenient details. By transforming our Forefathers into faithful servants of Christ the Religious Right risks compromising the biblical message. Baptist theologian Al Mohler warns advocates of Christian America...
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • 25 Examples of What America Would Be Like if We Were All Christian Conservative Tea Partiers

    08/03/2012 4:42:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | John Hawkins
    If every American was a Christian conservative Tea Partier... 1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment, and a much smaller government that would lead to considerably stronger economic growth and job creation. In fact, we'd probably have to dramatically increase the number of work permits we hand out to foreign workers, not because there are "jobs Americans won't do" (which don't actually exist), but because so many Americans would be employed that we'd have to bring in more people to do all of the available work. 2) ...The richest Americans would have more money. Of course,...
  • This is a philosophy that REALLY can save America

    07/31/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 13 replies
    Sovereignty is an attribute of God alone, not of man nor the state. God alone is Lord or Sovereign over all things; over state, school, family, vocations, society and all things else. The Bible is given as the common law of men and nations and was for most of U. S. History the common law, as Justice Story declared. Salvation is not by politics, education, the church, or any agency or person other than Jesus Christ our Lord. The myth of Machiavelli, that, by state control at the top, bad men can make a good society is at the root...
  • Pastor’s Fiery Remarks at Santorum Rally Reverberate

    03/21/2012 5:27:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/19/12 | Katherine Q. Seelye
    Rick Santorum attended a revival-type church service on Sunday night in Louisiana, where the Rev. Dennis Terry, pastor of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, offered some fire and brimstone in a videotaped sermon that on Monday was going viral because of his fiery comments. “I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation,” Mr. Terry said. “There’s only one God, and his name is Jesus,” he continued. “I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians...
  • What are some of the characteristics of a Christian nation?

    01/30/2012 10:10:56 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 16 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 01/30/2012 | Michael Peabody
    Hello, Right now there is a huge debate about whether the United States is or is not a Christian nation. But what makes a nation a Christian nation? I'm working on a presentation and was looking for some ideas of what would characterize a truly genuine Christian nation and the society it created? What would the domestic and foreign policy be like? What would the people be like? How would they think? I look forward to any ideas you might have. Michael Peabody, Editor ReligiousLiberty.TV
  • David Cameron says the UK is a Christian country

    12/16/2011 4:34:20 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | December 16, 2011
    [b]David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country "and we should not be afraid to say so".[/b] In a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the prime minister called for a revival of traditional Christian values to counter Britain's "moral collapse". He said "live and let live" had too often become "do what you please". The PM said it was wrong to suggest that standing up for Christianity was "somehow doing down other faiths". Describing himself as a "committed" but only "vaguely practising" Christian, the PM admitted he was "full of doubts"...
  • Newest entrant into GOP field, Rick Perry, is longtime friend of Israel—and Jesus

    08/14/2011 12:46:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    JTA ^ | August 14, 2011 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – To some conservative Jews, Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make an excellent presidential candidate. He’s been to Israel more than any other candidate already in the field and has said he loves it. And Perry creates jobs. But other Jewish conservatives seeking the anti-Obama candidate look at the three-term governor and see something arresting: He believes he’s on a mission from God. Perry has nonplussed longtime Jewish supporters by claiming that he has been “called” to the presidency and by hosting a prayer rally this month that appealed to Jesus to save America. Jennifer Rubin, the Washington...
  • Republicans rip the Fed after examiner tells Okla. bank to hide religious items

    12/17/2010 4:07:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2010 | Peter Schroeder
    The Federal Reserve quickly withdrew an order to an Oklahoma bank to remove religious items from public view on Friday after two Republicans blasted the action as an "assault on faith." Sen. James Inhofe and Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma sent a pointed letter to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday asking him whether he stood by a Federal Reserve examiner who told Payne County Bank officials to remove the religious references from their business. The Fed examiner told the bank the religious items could discourage a person from seeking an application.The removed items removed included a link on the bank's website...
  • Supreme Court Weighs Arizona Tax Credit for Christian Schools

    11/10/2010 9:56:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2010 | Ken Klukowski
    While America was talking about the election returns, the Supreme Court was talking about tax credits to fund Christian schools in Arizona. It looks like this might be yet another 5-4 decision on religious liberty, and it’s not clear which way the Court will go. On Wednesday, November 3—the day after the conservative tsunami resulting in Republican victories across America—the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn. Arizona allows a $500 dollar-for-dollar tax credit if taxpayers choose to give some money to student tuition organizations (STOs) that fund all manner of private schools, including...
  • Local Christian Book Store’s Name [In Kittanning, Pa.] Called “Offensive"

    09/29/2010 9:18:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    The Kittanning Paper ^ | September 29, 2010 | KP NewsDesk
    HomePlace A Classified AdSubmit EditorialSubmit AnnouncementToday’s EditionAbout UsCirculationContact Us Local Christian Book Store’s Name Called “Offensive” Christian Book and Gift Shop owner Don Toy (right) told host David Croyle that his store was rejected by an advertising agency because the name “Christian” is offensive. The owner of Kittanning’s only Christian book store said he was denied advertising on a restaurant menu because the name “Christian” is offensive.Reverend Don Toy, owner of the Christian Book and Gift Shop, appeared on last night’s Talk of the Town program on Family-Life TV, to describe a national movement against Christianity that has made...
  • Muslims in New York Desecrate U.S. Flag (More from the 'Moderates')

    08/25/2010 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | July 2007 | b34nzzz
    Muslims making a spectacle of desecrating the American flag.
  • Christianity and the State

    08/04/2010 4:59:34 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 10 replies
    Not only is every church a religious institution, but every state or social order is a religious establishment. Every state is a law order, and every law order represents an enacted morality, with procedures for the enforcement of that morality. Every morality represents a form of theological order, i.e., is an aspect and expression of a religion. The church thus is not the only religious institution; the state also is a religious institution. More often than the church, the state has been the central religious institution of most civilizations through the centuries. (SNIP) To return to the basic problem today,...
  • What is Theonomy?

    05/11/2010 6:15:12 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Forerunner.com ^ | Published May 2008 | By Jay Rogers
    Theonomy means literally, “God’s law,” or the belief that the moral laws of the Old Testament are still binding today. This idea states that only Old Testament laws specifically fulfilled in the New Testament are non-binding (such as sacrificial laws, ceremonial laws and dietary laws). The moral Law of God is still the ethical standard for governing individuals and society. In discussing theonomy, we should first explain clearly what we are not talking about. We are not talking about salvation, but merely government of individuals in society. Salvation cannot come through the Law, but only by grace through faith. A...
  • Palin: America Is A Christian Nation

    05/07/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 50 replies · 937+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 07, 2010 | Posted by RCP Staff
    Former Alaska governor on National Day of Prayer controversy.
  • Franklin Graham: Islam Is Not Faith of America (He still won't back down)

    05/06/2010 7:47:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1,202+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2010 | Michelle A. Vu
    Ahead of the National Day of Prayer, Franklin Graham expressed dismay at how Islam is receiving preferential treatment by the Obama administration. The evangelist, who was recently disinvited from a Pentagon prayer event over past comments he made about Islam, pointed to the violence against Muslim women. “It’s just horrific,” Graham said to Newsmax.TV this week. “If you just take women alone … I just don’t understand why the president would be giving Islam a pass.” Graham wants the president to speak up for women and minorities living in Muslim countries instead of one-sidedly praising Islam. As a result of...
  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus! [VA Gov. McDonnell lifts ban on chaplains praying in Jesus' name]

    04/30/2010 7:30:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 375+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/30/10 | KEN BLACKWELL
    Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is catching flak from the ACLU because it does not like the fact that he has lifted the ban on police chaplains praying in Jesus’ name. Virginia’s former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine had issued the ruling in 2008, and the ACLU gang charges that McDonnell is giving in to conservatives and Christians in revoking the Jesus ban. Well, maybe another former Virginia governor influenced McDonnell—Thomas Jefferson. The author of Virginia’s famed Statute for Religious Freedom, Jefferson never tried to suppress Virginians’ or Americans’ free exercise of religion. In fact, as president in 1802, Jefferson invited...
  • White House drops Christian dating for Jewish proclamation

    05/03/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 740+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/3/10 | Ben Smith
    The White House, in the midst of an intense charm offensive aimed at the Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has dropped an archaic phrase that has, in the past, rankled Jewish groups. The use of the proclamation boilerplate "in the year of our Lord" for a celebration of Jewish Heritage Month had struck a slightly off-key note for Jewish groups in Obama's last proclamation, as in those of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.