Today's liberals have betrayed the principles of free thought and open-mindedness they proclaim to profess by using "authoritarian control" to silence conservatives and others who don't share their opinions, conservative author Kim R. Holmes said Wednesday.
Holmes, a historian of political movements and a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation, was the featured speaker at a Heritage Foundation discussion in Washington, D.C. that focused on his recently released book The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left.
Although the definition of liberalism is to permit the free flow of ideas and protect freedom of expression, Holmes asserts that liberals today have "turned the cause of equality into a weapon that could be used against freedom of speech." more >>
A couple in Oregon who lost their bakery business because they refused to make a gay wedding cake are appealing the decision that found them guilty of discrimination.
Aaron and Melissa Klein were found guilty of discrimination by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and forced to pay $135,000 in damages.
Filed in the Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday, the appeal argues that Oregon violated the religious freedom of the Kleins by punishing them for practicing their sincerely-held religious beliefs. more >>
Beyonce's new album Lemonade, was released over the weekend on Tidal to rave reviews. Along with the music, HBO aired the entertainer's visual album, which was not just an artistic display of heartache, betrayal and forgiveness, but also provided insight into the megastar's skewed perception of spirituality as it relates to Christianity.
The highly publicized cinematic album is loaded with clips of black women empowerment, superstar cameos and the artistically genius yet disturbing visual interpretation of Beyonce's painful journey through infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage to rapper Jay Z. In the hour long film, the Houston, Texas-native takes fans along her journey to redemption after betrayal.
Starting with intuition the movie navigates through denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, accountability, reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. more >>
Colorado's highest court declined to hear an appeal from a Christian baker who was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to service a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear an appeal from Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., who had been found guilty of discrimination by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
"Upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals and after review of the record, briefs, and the judgment of said Court of Appeals, IT IS ORDERED that said Petition for Writ of Certiorari shall be, and the same hereby is, DENIED," read the decision. more >>
With the release of his debut album The River, contemporary Christian artist Jordan Feliz is winning over the hearts of many with his mainstream appeal and passion for worship.
Feliz started out as a part of secular band that was steadily growing an audience and making a name for itself, but as he began to pray about his future he felt unsure of where he was heading in the group and said God started closing doors. Soon after, still remaining prayerful, he was asked to serve part time as the worship leader of a church he felt drawn to.
Within a few months of being obedient to God's shift for his life, Feliz received a phone call from an old friend asking him if he would fly out to Nashville and write and record a few songs, all expenses paid. While in music city, the singer fell in love and he and his wife prayed for about a year until he heard from God that he was to move there and make music for the church. more >>
Five Christian girls have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam just this month, according to a human rights group that monitors ongoing abuses of religious minorities in Pakistan.
"In April in the area of Kasur alone, five Christian girls were kidnapped and converted to Islam and forced to marry their captors. These girls are denied the legal protection of individual rights," said Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a lawyer with Legal Evangelical Association Development in Pakistan.
Fides News Agency reported Monday that the latest victim was 23-year-old Laveeza Bibi from the Kasur district in Punjab, who earlier this month was kidnapped by two Muslims who stormed her house armed with guns, kidnapping the girl and threatening her parents. more >>