The culture war may be lost and religious liberty might not be that far behind, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.
Seventy percent of senior pastors at Protestant churches say religious liberty is on the decline in the United States and 59 percent of Christians believe they are losing the culture war. Eleven percent considers that war already lost.
The survey results are staggering– indicating grave concerns about the moral direction of the nation from both the pulpit and the pew. more >>
A former Planned Parenthood nurse said that employees at the abortion facility in Indianapolis view abortion as a "rite of passage," and described the institution as an "evil and sad place to work," revealing some of the disturbing behavior of its doctors.
Marianne Anderson, who worked at Planned Parenthood from 2010 to 2012, shared in an interview last week with The Criterion, newspaper of the Indianapolis Archdiocese, that she began feeling uneasy about her job starting up patients' conscious sedation program when people from the national office in New York came to teach them the process.
"It was disgusting. These two ladies had this chant they would do: 'Abortion all the time!' I thought, 'I've got to get out of here.' That was about six to eight months after I started," Anderson said. more >>
The Alliance Defending Freedom has argued before the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday that parents need to be notified when their child seeks an abortion, something which Planned Parenthood is disputing.
"Abortionists don't care more about children than parents do," said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden, co-counsel in the case, in a statement Alliance Defending Freedom. "Alaska's Parental Involvement Law, which an overwhelming majority of citizens adopted through a state ballot initiative, is a reasonable and constitutional measure. It ensures that parents may exercise their right and responsibility as parents to counsel their daughters in one of life's most difficult moments."
ADF is defending Alaska's 2010 voter-approved Ballot Measure 2, which requires at least one parent to be notified before a minor child can go through with an abortion. The court previously stated that Alaska's Constitution permits a statutory scheme which ensures that parents are notified so that they can be engaged in their daughters' important decisions in these matters. more >>
A Texas abortion clinic is closed this week after it was discovered that a Houston abortionist illegally performed 268 abortions without obtaining admitting privileges at a local hospital.
The Texas Medical Board revoked the license of Theodore M. Herring Jr. on Thursday, after two unannounced inspections by the Department of State Health Services at his A Affordable Women's Medical Center revealed that Herring was violating the state's abortion clinic safety regulations.
According to TMB documents, the department's two unannounced inspections in December and February found that Herring failed to apply for admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of his abortion clinic by the Nov. 1, 2013, deadline, and illegally induced 268 abortion procedures from Nov. 6 through Feb. 7. more >>
An official from the University of Alabama has delivered an apology to a pro-life student group for removing their display at a campus facility.
Carl Bacon, director of the Ferguson Center, sent an emailed apology to Bama Students for Life stating that their display could return to the center after being removed.
"Please accept my apology that your display was removed without your knowledge two days before your reserved time expired. You have two options available to you to complete your 30-day reservation," wrote Bacon. more >>
The Bible tells us "God is not the author of confusion" (1 Cor. 14: 33, NKJV), but He is the revealer of it. The United States of America is in a serious state of confusion, and it is critical that we understand how we got here so we can discover His way out.
Do you recall the 70s song by the Temptations entitled "Ball of Confusion"? Remember the lyrics? "So round 'n' round 'n' round we go/Where the world's headed, nobody knows ... Just a ball of confusion." That's us!
Romans 1 explains how a culture lands in this precarious condition. We started our drift in the late '60s, and today we've officially arrived. Here's the downward spiral outlined in this passage: Reject truth. Lose discernment. Experience moral chaos and confusion. (See Romans 1:18-32.) more >>