In 2009, retired Army General Mark T. Kimmit wrote in the journal Foreign Policy of what he called "war of exhaustion" with regard to America's military efforts in Afghanistan.
"The objective in a war of exhaustion is to defeat a nation's will to fight. The British Empire was not defeated in Afghanistan by a war of attrition, nor was the Soviet Union defeated in Afghanistan through attrition. Both were defeated through exhaustion. And this is how the Taliban intends to defeat the current coalition efforts in Afghanistan — by steadily eroding our will to fight," he explained.
Whatever is now happening in Afghanistan, there is another "war of exhaustion" plaguing America: The exhaustion of social conservatives as we continue to defend life, uphold marriage, and protect religious liberty. more >>
Dr. Ben Carson was hit with some tough questioning in Wednesday's presidential debate that led him to address his opposition to gay marriage.
The 64-year-old retired neurosurgeon was asked by CNBC's Carl Quintanilla about his role as a board member of Costco, one of the world's largest warehouse retail stores. The moderator pointed out that a marketing study found Costco to be No. 1 "gay-friendly" brand in America, as it extends benefits to same-sex spouses.
Carson was asked how he could be on the board of a company that has an employment policy that counters his own Seventh-day Adventist view on homosexuality. more >>
Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure has defended a Maryland bride who presented her father with a "certificate of purity" signed by her doctor during her wedding reception as a way to prove that she maintained her virginity until marriage.
Twenty-two-year-old Brelyn Bowman, who pledged to God when she was 13 years old to remain celibate until she got married, was one of the topics of discussion on Thursday's episode of ABC's daytime television talk show "The View."
Bowman, who posted a picture Instagram last week from her wedding that featured her posing in her weddings dress with her father, who's a pastor, holding the purity certificate has become the center of a social media storm. more >>
WASHINGTON — The trend of illiberal liberals shutting down open debate is similar to certain forms of religious zealotry, a diverse set of panelists argued.
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore compared liberals' growing intolerance toward religious views on college campuses to certain fundamentalist Christians' dissent of heretics. Though representing diverse political and theological viewpoints, the other panelists made similar arguments.
The Tuesday afternoon panel, Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, liberal pundit Kirsten Powers and atheist Pitzer College sociology professor Phil Zuckerman, was hosted by Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Religious Freedom Project Associate Director Timothy Shah moderated. more >>
"To get the full value of joy," Mark Twain wrote in Following the Equator, "you must have someone to divide it with."
In other words, the redoubtable Samuel Langhorne Clemens was saying, only marriage enables two people to experience the fullness of life's good things.
Key to a good marriage is fidelity — and, although now it's often ridiculed — abstinence until the knot it tied. Put religious worship into the mix, and the likelihood of an enduring husband-wife bond grows even stronger. more >>
Some three weeks before he shot dead semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, whose wife he allegedly impregnated, Pastor Keon Allison of City of God Church in Detroit, Michigan, declared that he has only been with one woman in the 15 years he's been saved.
The declaration, which came during a fiery sermon delivered in September to his congregation, appears to have been a reaction to raging accusations Smith made publicly on social media that Allison had been having an affair with his wife, Tykia.
Smith, who was mentored by Allison and was once an active member of his flock until late-summer, alleged that his wife had aborted a pregnancy that resulted from an affair with the preacher. more >>