The Political Significance of Christmas

In their effort to make a point, those who discuss law and government and politics for a living often miss the most crucial – the most critical point of all. So, as we celebrate Christmas, this is a good time to take a deep breath and revisit first principles. We should remember the political significance of Christmas. Now don’t get distracted by arguments that early Christians latched onto a pre-existing pagan holiday to establish the date of Christmas. That may be true, but it is a distraction Read more […]

“To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God”

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably Read more […]

Barack Obama and the Bible on Immigration

President Obama and the Bible seem to have a relationship of convenience. I hear the President consulted and quoted from the Bible in making his royal fiat Thursday night. Associated Press reported: President Barack Obama appealed to the Good Book on Thursday evening when he addressed the nation regarding his executive order on immigration amnesty. During his speech, Obama alluded to the Old Testament law that mandated that the Ancient nation of Israel look after the foreigners among them. “Scripture Read more […]

Church and State – Cohorts Or Combatants?

We’ve all heard the protests: “Separation of church and State! You can’t post the 10 Commandments in a courthouse!  You can’t have Jesus in a Christmas play in a public school!  That would violate the First Amendment!”  Really?  Have any of the people making such proclamations read the First Amendment, or what any of the founders said in regard to the relationship between the church and the state?  Time for a dose of truth by way of a brief history lesson. Wake-up call:  The Read more […]

Sometimes Christians Need to Support Separation of Church and State

Christians are often accused of not believing in the separation of church and state. But in some cases, the accusers are right and Christians need to change their ways. Here’s my torpedo of the week: Christians are commanded—it’s not optional—to love our neighbor as we already love ourselves (Mark 12:31). We are mandated to do for others, what we would like them to do for us (Luke 6:31). I do not understand those who profess to heed these commands, but then get in bed with the State to do Read more […]

The Political and Legal Significance of Christmas

In their effort to make a point, those who discuss law and government and politics for a living often miss the most critical – the most crucial point of all.   So, as we celebrate Christmas, this is a good time to take a deep breath and revisit first principles. We should remember the political significance of Christmas.  Now don’t get distracted by arguments that early Christians latched onto a pre-existing pagan holiday to establish the date of Christmas.  That may be true, Read more […]

Supreme Court Does Not Have Authority to Redefine Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected any day to release opinions on two landmark cases (Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor) that, should the court overstep its authority, threaten great violence to the age-old institution of marriage – society’s fundamental cornerstone. Also at stake is the high court’s already fragile legitimacy. Lest there be any doubt as to where the Bible-believing Christian community stands, scores of Christian leaders and clergy – Catholic, Orthodox and Read more […]

Liberal Myth of Separating God From the State

Virtually every week there is some outrageous story of an alleged violation of the separation of church and state. They’re becoming so frequent that they are often met with a collective yawn. The crazy thing about all this is how removed these actions are from the clear intent of the founders — as seen in their documents, their actions, words, etc. A lot of times when the pro-religious freedom side fights back, we win. (That’s because the constitution and history are on our side.) But Read more […]

Biden Wants Pastors To Preach Gun Control

Liberals always bring up “separation of Church and State” whenever Christians voice their support for teaching Creation and allowing prayer in government schools. When liberals bring that up, what they really mean is that only their religion should be taught in government schools. Evolution and Atheism are their religions, but they get around the “wall of separation” by calling those things science and philosophy. As long as it’s their religion being spewed, there doesn’t need to be a Read more […]