Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Politics And The Pulpit

The question of whether politics should have a place in the pulpit has been with us for decades. At times dormant, it has arisen again as the 2014 elections draw near, and it poses a dilemma for religious leaders. The IRS rules forbid religious groups from direct or indirect involvement in political campaigns or for […]

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“American Exceptionalism”

I am troubled by the term “American exceptionalism.” Those who know me will find this odd because I love my country, my eyes still fill with tears when I hear the national anthem, and I thank God that I was born here. What is more, I believe no other nation has done more than America […]

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Obamacare’s Collision With Religious Liberty

The original United States Constitution and Bill of Rights included two basic principles which the Founding Fathers believed were essential to the preservation of liberty for the new nation: constraint of centralized power and assurance of religious liberty for all citizens. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), both in its content and in […]

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House report claims Obama influenced IRS to target conservative groups

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C. — A House committee says that President Obama’s “political rhetoric” was critical in the IRS’ decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings. In a 77-page report released on Monday, the House Oversight Committee said, “President…

US taxpayers to fund sex-change procedures for federal employees

by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidelines allowing federal agencies to offer coverage for “sex-change” surgeries and procedures to their employees and dependents.  The decision came just two weeks after the Obama administration lifted a ban…

Obama order to grant special rights to gay, transgender employees of federal contractors

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama will sign an executive order adding homosexuality and transgender status as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors, the White House has announced. “Following on his pledge for this to be a year of action to…

GOP leaders mum as Obama grants special rights to gay, transgender employees

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As President Obama prepares to issue an executive order adding homosexuality and transgender status as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors, for the most part Republican Party leaders are keeping mum. Neither Senate…

‘Duck Dynasty’ nephew makes bid for Congress, platform ‘begins with God’

by Dustin Siggins WEST MONROE, LA – The “Duck Dynasty” family may soon be in the chambers of Congress. Emphasizing that his “basic platform … begins with God,” the nephew of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson has declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District…

NYC mayor hires strategist who led Planned Parenthood attack on Komen

by Ben Johnson NEW YORK CITY, June 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired the woman who orchestrated Planned Parenthood’s scorched earth media attack on the Susan G. Komen Foundation as a communications director for his administration. The Democrat named Andrea Hagelgans…

Florida bans post-viability abortion, Jindal signs pro-life bills, NH backs pro-life candidate, more

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill remains mired in legislative inaction, pro-life laws have advanced in Florida and Louisiana, requiring doctors to protect babies who could survive outside the womb, obtain admitting…

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