Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.
Anderson, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, spoke on the topic of civil liberties at a pro-LGBT summit in Washington D.C. Thursday that was organized by The Atlantic.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June to nationally legalize same-sex marriage, Anderson was interviewed by The Atlantic's Mary Louise Kelly on how America should straddle the fine line between granting the LGBT community its protections under the law while not infringing upon the religious liberties of those who oppose same-sex marriage. more >>
For the past ten years, we have enjoyed a holiday tradition on the Ringside Politics program, bestowing the "Turkey of the Year" award on the most deserving politician or celebrity.
While all of the former winners have been worthy recipients, this year's honoree is the most deserving of all time. No one fits the bill of "Turkey of the Year" more than President Barack Obama.
Last week, the President was pardoning official White House turkeys for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, we cannot pardon Barack Obama for his actions as President. He has presided over the dismantling of our country's economy and our standing in the world. more >>
Today, we face an enemy that has killed about 60,000 U.S. and allied troops in the past decade — and just last month, killed more than 5,000 innocent civilians.
Yet Sunday night, President Obama assured the American people that Islamic extremism represents only a "tiny fraction of Muslims." And, he argued that his policies, which have allowed this enemy to grow exponentially, will somehow "achieve a more sustainable victory."
Increasingly, this president is showing himself to be completely out of touch with reality. Does anyone besides Bernie Sanders actually believe Obama's claim that gathering to discuss Climate Change last month served as a "powerful rebuke to jihad terrorists"? Certainly, no one in their right mind still believes Obama's assertion that terrorists pose "no specific or credible threat to the United States." Nor, do they believe his delusion that ISIS is "contained." more >>
WASHINGTON — A group of black pastors asserted Wednesday that in order to change the impoverished, crime-stricken cultures in America's inner cities, more emphasis needs to be placed on responsibility, education and entrepreneurship instead of blaming the police for problems facing troubled African-Americans.
Bishop E.W. Jackson from The Called Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, and other black ministers from the organization STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny) gathered at the National Press Club to announce the launch of Project Awakening, a private-sector, church-centered, comprehensive plan for the recovery of America's inner cities that focuses on teaching children they have options and responsibilities in life.
While the pastors detailed how the project aims to build relationships between churches, police, the black community and businesses to create cultural renewal, entrepreneurial awakening, and technical education for inner city children, the ministers did not refrain from chastising the Black Lives Matter movement for propagating a "demonic" message that does not offer a solution but simply puts police officers in harm's way. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has again raised his voice for the U.S. to recognize the genocide being committed against Christians at the hands of the Islamic State terror group.
"Mass murder, crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement, rape, destruction of churches, theft of lands and wealth, and forcible conversion to Islam — all are horrors that Christians in the Middle East are experiencing," Graham said in a Facebook statement on Tuesday.
"I join leaders who are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to include Christians in the State Department's classification of genocide in the Middle East," he added, noting that President Barack Obama has indicated that he recognizes the persecution of Yazidis at the hands of IS as a genocide, but not Christians. more >>
I do not believe that President Obama is a Muslim, but I have no doubt that he reveres Islam and that he is an apologist for Islam. Is there really any question about it?
I posted comments similar to this on social media December 5th in the aftermath of the San Bernardino massacre before reading that Sen. Ted Cruz had commented that, "We have a president right now, who at times operates as an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists." It was also before I read Donald Trump's comment that, "Our president doesn't want to use the term, 'Radical Islamic Terrorism.' There is something wrong with him that we don't know about."
There are many who believe that Obama is, in fact, a Muslim, but I seriously doubt it. A real Muslim would not worship in a church building for a period of years, neglecting Islamic prayer on a daily basis and abstaining from prayer on Fridays in a mosque, nor would a real Muslim publicly and consistently profess to be a Christian. That would be a denial of his faith. more >>