WASHINGTON — Christian ethicist Russell Moore has said that congregations too afraid of being political to speak out against acts of immorality, like abortion, are similar to churches in the 1800s that remained silent on the issue of slavery.
As the featured speaker at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's fifth annual Diane Knippers memorial lecture, Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, criticized mainstream Christian congregations that have relaxed their teachings on key issues of sexual morality and other social issues in order to blend in with the "ambient culture" and appeal to today's society.
Moore explained that religious conservatives need to "preserve" the biblical truth for future generations. Although secular society likes to claim that Christian conservatives are on the "wrong side of history," Moore told the audience that Christian conservatives should not be afraid to have their biblical convictions conflict with mainstream society and that they should really embrace the distinctive Christian message. more >>
Protesters turned out in hundreds of locations across the country Saturday to demand an end to government funding of Planned Parenthood and raise awareness of the popular abortion provider's practice of selling aborted baby parts.
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress spoke at his local planned Planned Parenthood protest in Orange County, California, while Lila Rose of Live Action spoke at the protest in Pasadena, California. An estimated 70,000 protesters turned out across the nation to protest Planned Parenthood.
"I look forward to the opportunity to speak at my local Planned Parenthood Mega Center, which is one of the high-volume surgical abortion facilities across the country where they have been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts over the past several years," Daleiden said to rally organizers earlier in the week. more >>
With the Republican presidential debates having been filled with contested back-and-forth exchanges between candidates, the first Democratic debate Tuesday night on CNN went by without much animosity between the participants, as none of the underdog candidates went out of their way to smear front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Although the five candidates seemed to be on their best behavior and none of them maliciously attacked the validity of another candidate, there were 10 key highlights of the debate that showed the unity and minor chasms among the Democrats on certain issues.
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In the first Democrat debate for the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton claimed that Republicans favor big government for their opposition to abortions and efforts to cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
In an impassioned moment Clinton bellowed, "They don't mind having big government to interfere with a woman's right to choose and to try and take down Planned Parenthood. They're fine with big government when it comes to that. I'm sick of it."
Clinton, who received thunderous applause for her defense of Planned Parenthood, made multiple mentions about how being a female candidate makes her an "outsider" in the Democrat field. more >>
Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced a change in their fetal tissue donation policy, in a move that one pro-life critic calls "an admission of guilt."
America's largest abortion provider released a statement Tuesday noting that their clinics will no longer accept reimbursements for fetal tissue donations.
Planned Parenthood actually instructs its supporters to "treat tough questions as general issues and don't respond to specifics." There's a good reason for that. It's because Planned Parenthood's talking points bear little resemblance to the truth.
With each successive undercover video, America is learning more and more about the depraved practices of its number-one abortion provider. But, Planned Parenthood isn't about to give up its $500 million government subsidy without a fight. So, it's continuing to twist the truth and to perpetrate narratives it knows are false.
Below are five of its most commonly repeated myths — and why you shouldn't believe any of them. more >>