A Texas judge has dropped a misdemeanor charge against pro-life activist David Daleiden, the man behind last year's series of undercover Planned Parenthood baby body parts videos, after he was indicted earlier this year by a Harris County grand jury.
In January, a grand jury responsible for investigating the purported illegal compensation practices of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston instead indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, claiming that he tried to illegally purchase fetal tissue from the abortion clinic during the undercover investigation.
In addition to the misdemeanor charge, Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, were indicted on felony charges of tampering with governmental records because they used fake drivers licenses to access the abortion facility. more >>
WASHINGTON — Christian apologist Jason Jimenez argued Saturday that the church in America is "biblically illiterate" and Christians only have themselves to blame for being silenced in the political arena.
Jimenez, a pastor, author and apologist for Stand Strong Ministries and who tours the country teaching Christians how to stand up for their biblical views on marriage, abortion and other political issues, told attendees of a panel discussion at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's 2016 "Road to Majority" conference that there is a troubling trend of Christians who don't read the Bible and don't stand up for Christian principles in the public square.
"The church in America, we are biblically illiterate. We revere the Bible. The average home in America owns four bibles, if you are not including the devices that we have. Yet, we don't read the Bible," Jimenez explained. "We can talk about all these issues and I am sure we will talk about some of them but the biggest issue is that we have a whole nation of Christians that are biblically illiterate." more >>
WASHINGTON — College students need to stand up and fight for their free speech rights on campus in order to end the societal trend of illiberal liberalism that is beginning to plague the American culture, a religious freedom lawyer maintained Friday.
As today's political Left has fallen into the habit of trying to stifle debate by labeling social conservative arguments as racist, bigoted and offensive, Casey Mattox, senior counsel for the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that society's infestation of intolerant liberalism can only be cured if it is first eliminated from the college campuses across the country that helped give birth to it.
At the Faith & Freedom Coalition's 2016 "Road to Majority Conference," Mattox participated in a panel discussion addressing "how to stop the left's all-out assault on religious freedom and freedom of speech." more >>
A Christian university in Canada is appealing a court ruling banning its accreditation because the school opposes homosexuality.
Trinity Western University argued before the British Columbia Court of Appeal on Wednesday that the province's Law Society should not ban the school from accreditation over its biblical stance on issues such as homosexuality.
TWU is being represented in part by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Christian Higher Education Canada. This is because the university is an affiliate of the EFC and a member of the CHEC, according to EFC President Bruce Clemenger. more >>
Maintaining confidence in God's Word means you don't always have to be sure of His way, author Jon Bloom says.
Bloom, who serves as the board chair and co-founder of DesiringGod.org, wrote in an article on Monday titled, You Don't Have to Know God's Will, that the concept can garner objections from Christians in the midst of life's toughest moments when it can be difficult to stay focused on trusting God's promise when the path seems uncertain.
"Living in the will of God is more about knowing and trusting His specific promises than receiving specific direction," Bloom writes. "It's more about resting in his sovereignty than wrestling with my ambiguity." more >>
A leader within the Presbyterian Church (USA) took part in a protest held outside of Wendy's Dublin, Ohio, headquarters last week, demanding that the fast food chain sign onto the Fair Food Program.
"Wendy's has, for many years, avoided the criteria of the Fair Food Program, even as other companies have joined on," said Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, in a statement about his participation in the May 26 demonstration organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
"We believe, as people of faith, that it is time for Wendy's to adopt the criteria of this program. Thievery in the field, sexual harassment and other abuses have no place in the supply chain of our food. It is right and moral that workers receive a fair wage and just working conditions are established." more >>