Tennessee's Republican Party has sent a letter to school superintendents denouncing an earlier letter from a civil liberties group expressing opposition to prayer at high school football games.
Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney sent the letter to superintendents last week in response to an American Civil Liberties Union letter sent earlier this month.
A Texas academic institution rejected an ad and barred a raffle for a free concealed carry class at a pro-Second Amendment event organized by a nationwide conservative student group.
Texas Christian University rejected a proposed ad by Young Americans for Freedom for a pro-gun rights event, barring the flyer from being posted at facilities.
The university also did not allow a raffle to take place at the on-campus event whose winner would have received a free concealed carry class. more >>
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – America no longer has a Judeo-Christian basis and it is up to Christians to help re-establish the nation's foundation before freedom is completely lost, said prolific author and theologian Dr. Norman Geisler.
"We are losing our freedoms because we are losing our Judeo-Christian basis for the freedoms in America," Geisler said in a recent interview during the National Conference on Christian Apologetics hosted by the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. "The founding fathers all, without exception, showed an inseparable unity between integrity and liberty, between virtue and our freedoms.
"Now that we no longer have a Judeo-Christian basis for our country we are realizing that we are losing all our freedoms along with it," he explained. "Our job is to speak to the culture and help re-establish our Judeo-Christian basis or our freedom is going to be swept away." more >>
WASHINGTON – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has declared that he will work tirelessly to free Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor jailed in Iran for his Christian faith.
In a speech Friday morning before a large crowd at the Values Voters Summit, Paul exclaimed that Americans, including himself and the federal government, should do their utmost to see that Abedini is freed.
"In Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini is detained indefinitely, facing physical and psychological torture. They ask him to renounce his faith," said Paul. "I've introduced a resolution to the Senate that says and calls for and says we should do everything within our power, within our voice, from the White House, from the State Department, from our government to release Saeed Abedini." more >>
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Southern Evangelical Seminary warmly welcomed Dr. Richard Land, former longtime president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, during his inauguration held at First Baptist Church Indian Trail Thursday evening.
After receiving accolades and charges from such notable theologians as Craig Mitchell, Greg Thornbury, Ergun Caner, Josh McDowell, and Norman Geisler, Land told The Christian Post that the event was very humbling.
"You don't come to an event or to a place like this without owing a tremendous debt of gratitude to many, many people starting with my parents, and the church workers who invested in an unruly child in a church a longtime ago in Houston, Texas," said Land, during an emotional evening for the staunch defender of the Christian faith. "My dad was saved in a Billy Graham crusade and I got raised in a Christian home." more >>
WASHINGTON – At the Coalition of African American Pastors Leadership Conference on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul (R- Ky.) supported Martin Luther King Jr.'s definition of a just law and advocated reform of the prison system, drug laws, and child support.
"An unjust law is a law that is passed by a majority that compels a minority but doesn't make binding on itself," Paul declared, reading from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." The Senator argued that being a minority "doesn't have anything to do with the color of your skin," and that Evangelical Christians, homeschoolers, and those who believe in traditional marriage or limited constitutional government can face the same discrimination African Americans did and still do.
On racial issues, Paul admitted that America has "come a long way," but he warned that "it's also a mistake to think that injustice is not still happening." He pointed to the war on drugs as an example of present-day discrimination. more >>