Two prominent women. They were both 88 years old, well known and highly respected in their spheres, yet they held two completely different worldviews. When they died 24 hours apart, I couldn't help but consider how these two women, so much alike in their tenacity, passion, and commitment, had given their lives over to polar opposite causes.
Anne Nicol Gaylor, co-founder of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, died June 14, 2015 and Elisabeth Elliot, Christian missionary, speaker and author, died the next day on June 15.
Anne Nicol Gaylor led an organization that claims to be the largest group of atheists and agnostics in our nation. She was an ardent advocate for abortion rights and a fearless defender of the separation of church and state, citing religion as the root cause of women's oppression. She was the author of the 1975 book, Abortion Is a Blessing. Her foundation has filed suit, often unsuccessfully, to keep Nativity scenes and the Ten Commandments off government property, to prevent White House faith-based initiatives, and to stop faith-based programs in education, health care and criminal justice systems. In Gaylor's obituary, Ellery Schempp was quoted as saying "… she helped make nonbelief respectful" (Meg Jones, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, June 15, 2015). more >>
The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and LifeWay Research began a one-year partnership Wednesday to further perfect efforts to evangelize at home and abroad.
Part of this partnership will involve the appointment of Ed Stetzer, head of LifeWay Research, to the position of senior fellow at the Billy Graham Center.
Laurie Fortunak Nichols, spokeswoman for the Billy Graham Center, told The Christian Post that the two entities have "a similar mission to see Christ's Church better equipped to engage in Gospel witness." more >>
A church in Georgia has recently collected over five tons of Oreos, which were shipped overseas to members of the United States Armed Forces.
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church collected 5.6 tons of the beloved cookies in an annual charitable endeavor called "Operation Oreo."
The Word of God is under attack in Columbia Heights, Montanna — literally. A billboard park dedicated to displays centered on the Ten Commandments has been the victim of a recent spree of vandalism.
Seventeen of the 21 billboards at the God's Ten Commandments Park have been seriously damaged by an unknown party sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.
Conservative organizations remain concerned about the religious liberty implications of the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate following the release of the mandate final rules.
The Family Research Council, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., denounced the final rules immediately following their release last Friday.
FRC Legislative Assistant Jamie Dangers stated that the HHS "is offering a variation of an old accounting gimmick which still mandates that the Little Sisters of the Poor, Notre Dame, and many other religious non-profits offer coverage with objectionable benefits." more >>
South Carolina's House has passed the bill that will remove the Confederate battle flag from its capitol grounds following an emotional speech by a descendent of Jefferson Davis.
Legislators voted Tuesday evening to pass the bill following the remarks of Republican Representative Jenny Horne, whose district includes Charleston.