Billy Graham says that he is praying daily for spiritual awakening in America. Last week Rush Limbaugh expressed that the hope for America is an awakening. I think it's safe to say that most serious Christians concur.
Studying the spiritual history of America we have seen two major times of spiritual awakening that transformed the cultural landscape. In addition, we have seen times of divine intervention in our nation with the Pentecostal movement, the Catholic Charismatic movement, the Jesus movement, and other such times of supernatural visitation.
An awakening or a revival is a season when God's people who have been lulled to sleep are jolted into the reality of the urgency of the hour and the need for Holy Spirit transformation. Some recent experiences illustrate why the time is now. more >>
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law Tuesday approving surprise inspections at the nine abortion clinics located in the state.
"This legislation will ensure that the Arizona Department of Health Services has the authority to appropriately protect the health and safety of all patients," Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Brewer, said in a statement after the governor signed the bill.
The bill, known as House Bill 2284, removes a section from state law that requires a judge to grant a warrant before a surprise inspection of an abortion clinic can take place. Proponents of the bill argued that because warrants are not required for other medical facility inspections in the state, abortion clinics should not require a warrant either. Eliminating the warrant requirement elevates abortion clinics to the same health code expectations as other medical facilities, supporters of HB 2284 argue. more >>
A recent article in The Christian Post, Christian Planned Parenthood Executive Challenges Misconceptions About Nation's Leading Abortion Provider, interviewed the new Chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, where she regurgitated a statistics-free litany of talking points. It was as though I was reading a press release directly from Planned Parenthood.
Far from being "vilified" by prolife advocates, as the article indicates, Planned Parenthood has merely been exposed by historical, statistical and visual evidence that irrefutably reveals who and what Planned Parenthood truly is.
No seeming amount of beneficence, such as breast cancer screenings, STD treatments and (alleged) general health care, makes up for the nearly 1,000 killings that happen in Planned Parenthood centers every day. An organization steeped in eugenic racism and elitism has no defense for the violence it commits against the defenseless. If claiming to be Christian is worthy of giving journalistic space on The Christian Post, wouldn't the same apply to the KKK? It claims to be Christian, too. more >>
Colorado legislators are currently debating a controversial "reproductive health bill" that has attracted the attention of pro-life supporters in the state, including the Archbishop of Denver, who sent an open letter to dioceses this past Sunday encouraging Catholics to contact their congressperson or local media about their opposition to the bill.
The highly-debated piece of legislation is Senate Bill 175, also known as the "Reproduction Health Freedom Act." The legislation, described by some as the "anti-personhood bill," prohibits state or local governments from interfering with "reproductive health care," meaning "treatments related to services, procedures, supplies, products, devices, or information related to human sexuality, contraception, pregnancy, abortion, or assisted reproduction."
The bill also states that any newly enacted policies relating to reproductive health must be in line with "current evidence-based scientific data and medical consensus." more >>
Outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hopes ObamaCare covers injuries sustained from being shoved out a door.
After magically manufacturing her own low-ball projections of 7 million-plus signups for ObamaCare, she high fives herself, then exits stage far left. She leaves the smoldering ruins of a poorly thought out commandeering of one seventh of our economy by a bumbling group of ineffective ideologues.
The media coverage was what you would imagine. CBS called her "heroic." Fox asked for details and accountability. MSNBC called Fox "racist and sexist" for wanting details. CNN built a paper airplane, tossed it around the studio, and interviewed experts on Sebelius' projected flight pattern back to Kansas. more >>
The Alaska House recently passed legislation defining a "medically necessary" abortion, essentially placing limits on state funding for an abortion.
Those supporting the legislation, Senate Bill 49, argue that the bill does not discriminate against who may receive an abortion, but rather ensures that state funds are not used to pay for elective abortions through Medicaid. The bill passed the state's House by a 23 to 17 vote on Sunday evening.
Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, (R-Anchorage), who is sponsoring the House version of the bill, argued that the legislation's intent is not to limit abortion access, as some opponents of the bill argue that its purpose is to prevent low-income women from receiving the procedure. more >>