We may never get the chance to explain our Christian views on national television, but we have more opportunities than we often think.
Recently on CNN, my BreakPoint co-host Eric Metaxas demonstrated, live and in-person, how to talk with those with whom you clearly disagree. In a discussion with host Don Lemon about Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine as running mate, Eric articulated that the Democratic platform had become synonymous with the most radical pro-abortion position possible.
Lemon replied, "Well, Planned Parenthood certainly has a very high opinion of Tim Kaine." more >>
Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson has opened up about his views on abortion and how it factors into race relations in America today.
In an hour-long interview for the San Diego-based Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center's blog interview series, Watson, a devout Christian who often speaks out publicly on a wide range of racial and political issues, answered questions on whether race plays into the abortion debate, whether men should have any say over whether women get an abortion, and why he is pro-life.
On November 17, 1957 at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Martin Luther King delivered a message for the ages when he said: "There is something within each of us that causes us to cry out with Goethe, 'There is enough stuff in me to make both a gentleman and a rogue.' There is something within each of us that causes us to cry out with the Apostle Paul, 'I see and approve the better things of life, but the evil things I do.'"
I was drawn to reading King's speech at the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, located just two miles away from convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's infamous death factory — where a grand jury investigation found that Gosnell "regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy — and then murdered these babies by severing their spinal cords with scissors." The investigation found that he also "overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels — and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths."
At one point, Gosnell justified his actions, saying it was his way of giving back to his community, similar to how pro-choice proponents claim that abortion is about women's rights — proving true Dr. King's words — that there is plenty in each of us to make both gentlemen and rogues. more >>
Pro-life evangelicals are better off voting for the Planned Parenthood-endorsed Hillary Clinton than voting for real estate mogul Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, prominent Christian author Rachel Held Evans suggests.
Evans, a progressive Christian columnist and author of books such as Faith Unraveled and A Year of Biblical Womanhood, who claims to be pro-life and proclaimed in 2014 that she was no longer fighting for a seat at the "evangelical table," took to her website on Tuesday to argue that Christians, even pro-life believers, would be doing themselves and their cause a disservice by voting for Trump over Clinton.
Despite the facts that Trump vows to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices and Clinton opposes abortion limits up until the very end of the third trimester, Evans contends that Clinton's policies will help keep abortion rates at record lows, while Trump's policies will only help raise the abortion rate. more >>
I grew up in a family that had its politics rooted in the Democratic Party. My father, an evangelical pastor, bred into me the principle that one's Christian faith mandates a duty to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for the homeless, and to provide Christian charity to those in need.
In short, I was taught that the identification badge of people of genuine authentic faith is that they truly care for the little guy, the disenfranchised. That was why my father was a proud Democrat.
I don't believe that he would have such a political affiliation today. more >>
We know what the majority on the Supreme Court thinks about abortion. But increasingly, the court of public opinion is issuing a different ruling.
It hasn't even been a month since the Supreme Court handed down a decision many saw as a massive setback for the pro-life movement. But new data shows that it's the supporters of legal abortion, not pro-lifers, who face an uncertain future. PR Newswire reports that the Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus, conducted a scientific survey of a thousand Americans, 18 and over. And the results were stunning.
Although around half of Americans still call themselves "pro-choice," seventy-eight percent — nearly eight in ten in this country — support substantial restrictions on abortion. It turns out not all Americans who call themselves "pro-choice" take the extreme position that abortion should be legal at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. more >>