Bethany Blankley

CP Contributor

America Isn't a Theocracy — Because of the Work of Christians

The beginning of American law, the concepts of independence and freedom, is rooted in the belief that moral absolutes exist within a universal standard of justice independent from political rulers. The Judeo-Christian faith is not separate from but foundational to just and fair public policies that encourage human flourishing.

Obama's Hope? To Change the US Constitution

In 2004, comedian Jay Leno quipped, "They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years, and [heck], we're not using it anymore."

Wrong Flag, Wrong Issues Evidence Christian Hypocrisy In Charleston

In no way am I disregarding, demeaning, or belittling the death of the nine people murdered in a church in Charleston, S.C. Their lives are not insignificant. And grief, sorrow, anger, and desire for justice are all right and healthy responses. But the response to these murders makes obvious two alarming realities about American Christians.

Gone Girls: Sewn up and Spit Out, 9 Year-old Girl Commodities

Girls between ages 1-9 are kidnapped, sold, and bought at slave bazaars then married and remarried throughout Islamic-controlled areas. While ISIS may be orchestrating most of the child sex trafficking and condones institutionalized violence against women as a "righteous act," it is important to understand this is not extremism and mirrors Muhammad's behavior and instruction.

The Marriage Conundrum

Marriage has always been at the center of politics. In most of the world it is used to solve problems—to settle dynastic disputes, to distribute property, or to join one family to another. Within this construct, women in many countries still have no legal right or choice as to whom or when they marry.