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The California Version of Sharia Law

wake up smell fascism Behold the secularist/atheist's version of Sharia Law. Christianity Today asks: “Will InterVarsity Losing Cal State Standoff Be Tipping Point for Campus Ministries Nationwide?” Despite a year's worth of persuasion and a New York Times article that sparked widespead support this summer, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has lost campus access in America's largest university system because it requires student leaders to affirm Christian doctrines. California State University has told Read more [...] Continue reading →

TEA Parties and Secession

teaparty The TEA Party movement in America claims it is “Taxed Enough Already,” but author Thomas DiLorenzo says that this is not nearly good enough. If they took their own rhetoric about constitutional government seriously, they would recognize that what is needed is at least a 90 percent reduction in federal taxes, not merely being satisfied with being taxed “enough already.” Too true. Most Americans fail to realize that the famous event which inspired the name of the TEA Party groups—the Boston Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Uniquely American Fear of Strangers

longroad In his fascinating book, The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America, author Mike McIntyre makes this humbling observation: There was a time in this country when you were a jerk if you passed somebody in need. Now you’re a fool for helping. Gangs, drugs, murderers, rapists, thieves, carjackers. Why risk it? I Don’t Want to Get Involved has become a national motto. Not only a national motto; it’s a national tragedy. Mike knows of what he speaks: he used to be the guy that wouldn’t Read more [...] Continue reading →

The United States are 'Them,' Not 'It'

union Article 3, Section 3 of the United States Constitution states the following: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” According to this—the governing document of our country—treason against the United States consists not only in warring against the country, but also in aiding and abetting enemies of the United States. But notice closely the wording of the sentence above: “in levying Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Real Message of Duck Dynasty

missyjase The entertainment hit from out of nowhere, Duck Dynasty, is now in its third season on A&E. The Robertsons—the family the show is based around—appear to be as unchanged by their newfound fame as is humanly possible. While the show is largely about the men and their daily escapades through Louisiana marshes and swamps, a strong domestic foundation is consistently present thanks to the Robertson women. A recent interview with Missy Robertson, wife of Jase, is an interesting and informative Read more [...] Continue reading →

Maureen Dowd Channels the Kingfish

kingfish If ever there was an article that didn’t pull punches about playing political games to advance political agendas, Maureen Dowd’s most recent editorial in the New York Times is it. Entitled “No Bully in the Pulpit,” Dowd chides President Obama for not being able to push his gun control legislation through Congress. More than that, she illustrates a few potential scenarios where Obama could have used leverage and underhanded tactics to win people to his side. Like the president, Dowd is convinced Read more [...] Continue reading →

Don’t Stay Quiet

silence In case you weren’t aware of it, today is the Day of Silence, an annual silent protest by non-straights and their supporters against sexual preference persecution. I could go on and list the groups associated with the ever-growing acronym—it is now up to LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer—but it is actually much easier to simply refer to them as non-straight sexually, since this is really the main thing they all have in common. The goal of the Day of Silence, according to Read more [...] Continue reading →

MacFarlane: Family Guy Editing 'Abhorrent'

familyguy Wow. I never thought I’d live to see the day when Seth MacFarlane would call something “abhorrent.” The creator of Family Guy knows a thing about “abhorrence” because he is usually the one writing it and presenting it as entertainment for brain dead audiences on Fox on Sunday nights. But some pranks are even too much for the Master of Crass, it seems. A recent episode of Family Guy, called “Turban Cowboy” was edited and circulated online to appear as if it predicted the Boston Marathon Read more [...] Continue reading →

You Can’t Do It Here

bible A public school teacher from New Jersey has apparently lost his job for giving a Bible to and discussing religion with one of his students. Walter Tutka, a substitute middle school teacher, was dismissed for “distributing religious literature” and “not remaining neutral when discussing religion.” In other words, Tutka was fired for doing the very thing teachers are paid for—teaching. When a student asked Tutka where a quotation was from that the student had heard him say, Tutka told Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obeying God Rather than Men

john I received an email question the other day about the Christian’s responsibility to government. It is a question we receive often and it is one that must be addressed time and time again. In short, the question is this: “Should we passively accept evil in government, or should we resist it?  Do we submit to evil government, or resist it?” Well, what would you say? This particular questioner referred to a teaching of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:39, Jesus says: “But Read more [...] Continue reading →

People are not Dollars

skulls In one of the chapters in his book Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government, Thomas DiLorenzo discusses “the extent to which various governments during the twentieth century committed acts of mass murder against their own citizens.” He makes the point that communistic and socialistic regimes are unopposed to killing their own people when citizens resist the centralized planning and political power required by such totalitarianism. Dissenters are murdered when “the rulers of such Read more [...] Continue reading →

Jesus: The True ‘Political Outcast’

cross Many families will gather together on Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is nothing short of miraculous that anything that happened 2000 years ago is even remembered, let alone celebrated. But what is often overlooked in this event—the most important one in world history—is the political nature of the death and resurrection of Christ. Jesus was a “political outcast” of the first degree. His execution was, of course, a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, reaching all Read more [...] Continue reading →