"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people…" with these words our Declaration of Independence begins.
The signers continued by affirming "Nature's God," "self-evident truths" and our "Creator." Then our brave forefathers, putting their very lives on the line, ended their statement of convictions by declaring, "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
At another historic moment, a courageous leader named Nehemiah led the people of God in a similar pledge that is recorded in the Bible (Neh.10:28-39). They promised to uphold marriage as God intended (v30) and "obey carefully all the commands, regulations and decrees of the Lord our God" (v29). more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham said in a recent interview that when it comes to the American political system, he has no faith in the Democratic Party, Republican Party or the Tea Party. Instead, he called on Christians to go out and vote and run for office in the upcoming 2016 elections.
"I have no faith in the Democratic Party, I have no faith in the Republican Party, I have no faith in the Tea Party, whoever they are," Graham told WIAT 42 News in an interview posted on Thurday.
He added that he's not endorsing anyone in the 2016 elections, but urges Christians to run for office. more >>
Legislators in Texas are considering bills that would seek to enforce a ban on gay marriage even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to declare such bans unconstitutional.
Last month, the highest court in the land heard oral arguments in an appeal to determine whether or not state-level bans on gay marriage were constitutional.
Texas representatives have introduced measures, including House Bill 4105, which would bar government funds from being used to support gay marriage. more >>
A new study suggests that the acceptance of a gay or lesbian president has increased by 18 points to 61 percent in less than 10 years, but Americans' comfort with an evangelical president has risen only by 11 points, to 52 percent.
Less than 10 years ago, only 43 percent of Americans said they would be enthusiastic or comfortable with a gay or lesbian as president, and today that share has jumped to 61 percent, according to the March Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
On the other hand, the acceptance of an evangelical president has risen from 41 percent in 2006 to only 52 percent in 2015, the poll says. more >>
Carly Fiorina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has stated that if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state-level gay marriage bans, she "wouldn't support an amendment to reverse" their decision.
Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who announced her candidacy earlier this month, spoke with the blog Caffeinated Thoughts last week and was asked: if the Supreme Court strikes down state laws banning gay marriage would she support a hypothetical amendment overturning the decision.
"I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn't support an amendment to reverse it," said Fiorina. more >>
Two Evangelical Left speakers chastened their co-religionists to change the church's teachings on human sexuality and marriage at an influential gathering of mostly young Evangelicals in Boston April 23-25.
Author Matthew Vines of the Reformation Project and Ethicist David Gushee of Mercer University offered arguments from mission and hermeneutics against biblical prohibitions on sexual acts between persons of the same sex.
Begun as a project of Evangelical Author Gabe Lyons, Q is frequently compared to TED Talks with a format of short, timed presentations and a focus on cultural engagement. more >>