This past Saturday, a group of volunteers from Love Wins Ministries – a Christian ministry dedicated to helping the homeless in Raleigh, North Carolina – gathered at Moore Square, a downtown park, to hand out free biscuits and coffee. They were grateful for the opportunity to share the love of Christ. They were also grateful they didn't get arrested for it.
Without the requisite permit, anyone caught feeding the homeless in a public park in Raleigh is subject to criminal arrest for violating city ordinance.
Because a permit would cost an astounding $1,600 per weekend, Love Wins has historically avoided the park itself and set up station on a sidewalk adjoining Moore Square to distribute food. This strategy worked for six years. Almost every Saturday and Sunday, Love Wins supplied hot breakfast to thankful individuals on that sidewalk. more >>
A Pennsylvania pastor has begun a campaign to erect Ten Commandments monuments throughout his town after a lawsuit threatened to have a Ten Commandments statue removed from the local junior high school.
Businessman Pastor Ewing Marietta of Liberty Baptist Church in Connellsville, Pa., started the "Thou Shall Not Move" campaign in April, a year after the Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF] filed a lawsuit against the local Connellsville School District to have a Ten Commandments statue removed from its junior high school.
The lawsuit was filed by the FFRF on behalf of a mother and daughter from the school, who argued the Ten Commandments statue was not inclusive of all religions, as it only contained two Stars of David and the Ten Commandments. In an attempt to show support for the school district, Pastor Marietta began ordering Ten Commandments statues to be placed throughout the town for whoever wanted to have the monuments on their property. So far, Pastor Marietta has dedicated three monuments throughout the county, and has purchased a total of 14. Each one of the Ten Commandment monuments reportedly costs $1,685. more >>
Surely the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a major milestone in our history.
But in our highly secular age, the politically correct Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been yanked from his biblical context---deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That doesn't mean he wasn't a flawed man. No one but Jesus is without sin.
In the "I Have a Dream" speech, King quotes the Bible (Isaiah 40:4-5) and a Christian hymn ("My Country 'Tis of Thee"---presumably as in God). more >>
Let's see: Britney, Lindsay, and now Miley. Disney produces human train wrecks, and then MTV slaps the faces of American parents as they parade their freak show of objectification in front of our kids. Shame on them -- and on us -- for funding it.
It's all so ironic because today we mark an important anniversary for women in this country. It was on this date, August 26, 1920, that the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote, became law.
On Sunday night, Miley Cyrus exemplified what the end of the road looks like for the "women's liberation" movement. With tongue out, twerking with teddy bears, mouthing, "we can kiss who we want, we can screw who we want," Miley sang, "We Can't Stop" to gaping mouths in the audience and a firestorm of reaction nationwide. Miley needs to know that in fact, she can stop, and she should. more >>
An Evansville, Ind., area church filed an appeal Wednesday in an ACLU lawsuit over the display of up to 31 temporary crosses at the city's popular riverfront. A federal district court issued an injunction last month saying that the crosses cannot be displayed in the same manner as other community group displays, according to allied attorneys representing the congregation.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled last month that the proposed display at Evansville would be a government endorsement of Christianity, thus violating the First Amendment.
However, Alliance Defending Freedom lawyers say it is government officials who are in violation of the Constitution for singling out the crosses display. more >>
Chaplain for the 108 American Legion in New Mexico, Richard Frazier complained about the "Christian propaganda" and prayers to Jesus he was forced to put up with at a Wild West horse show he paid to attend in Alamogordo, N.M., two weeks ago.
"We went to see what was advertised as a horse show, but [it] turned into a proselytizing Christian religious event," Frazier complained in an Alamogordo Daily News report.
"Why wasn't the show billed as a Christian event?" Frazier asked. He said the show should have been properly advertised to inform citizens of the dogma to which they would be exposed. more >>