Are you wondering why the cost of your smartphone plan keeps going up? Remember last year when AT&T hiked rates and Verizon switched from offering individual plans to a Share Everything plan? Unlimited data used to be the norm, but today people are fortunate if 1GB of data is included in their plan. On top of that, nearly every carrier has introduced some sort of data throttling, which slows down access speeds after you hit a data cap.
Demand for data among cell phone users is greater than the phone carriers can supply-because a huge chunk of the electromagnetic spectrum in America-the system needed to carry the data-is owned by the federal government. Brent Skorup at the Technology Liberation Front points out that the government owns around 1500 Mhz of the spectrum. In 2010, President Obama directed government agencies to free up a third of that spectrum for consumers to use instead. more >>
Gay marriage cannot be an equal rights issue for the simple reason that no one has a right to get married. Marriage is a union freely entered into between two parties. Gay or straight, no one can be married unless another person freely agrees to enter into that union.
Consider all of the single people who are looking for a spouse but are coming up empty-they could claim that their rights were being violated, and could petition the government for redress of their grievance. And the government would have to provide redress - if marriage were a right.
How would that work? In Gideon v. Wainright (as highlighted in the book Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis), the court ruled that defendants in criminal cases have a right to an attorney. If they lack the means or the methods to have their own attorney, the government will provide one for them. more >>
The semester at Liberty University was barely over when I decided to fly half way around the world to see for myself what was happening among the world's most war torn people -- the Syrians.
As Liberty University's Vice President responsible for our Center for Global Engagement, it's part of my job to further our mission to inspire and empower our students to make this world a better place. This year our students have provided medical care for impoverished people in Africa, taught English to young leaders in Asia, and have produced a thousand smiles on the faces of a thousand children around the world. From Rwanda to Bosnia, and in dozens of nations in between, our students they have helped people, and the students have been beating down my door for more than a year asking what more we can do for Syria.
So, I decided to find out for myself. more >>
WASHINGTON – Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retail chain, was honored Saturday at the Faith and Freedom coalition's "Road to Majority 2013" conference with a "Courage in Business Leadership" award. The Christian Post interviewed him about the company's current lawsuit over the birth control mandate and the "Green Collection," the world's largest private collection of biblical antiquities and artifacts.
The Green Collection has a traveling exhibit, called "Passages," which is now in Colorado Springs, Colo. It will eventually be housed in a permanent museum in Washington, D.C. There is also a seperate exhibit in Vatican City. Additionally, the initiative includes the "Green Scholars Initiative," to advance scholarly research on the Bible.
Hobby Lobby was founded by Green's father, David Green. The company's statement of purpose reads, in part, that it is committed to "honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles." more >>
Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA whistleblower responsible for "the biggest intelligence leak in the National Security Agency's (NSA) history," denied allegations that he was a Chinese spy.
During a Monday question-and-answer session with Britain's newspaper The Guardian, Snowden said, "No. I have had no contact with the Chinese government. Just like with the Guardian and the Washington Post, I only work with journalists."
Last week, members of the United States House of Representatives Intelligence Committee questioned Snowden's connection with China. "We need to ask a lot more questions about his motives, his connections, where he ended up, why he is there, how he is sustaining himself while he is there and is the Chinese government fully cooperating," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). more >>
America awaits the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, out of California. But while we wait, the culture is slowing moving away from God's position on the issue of homosexuality.
Hostility is mounting against any Christian who takes God's word as Truth. With no ambiguity whatsoever, the Bible tells us that any sex outside of marriage – marriage being defined by God as the union of ONE man and ONE woman – is sin. Pre-marital sex, extra-marital sex, homosexual sex – all wrong, all sin, all clearly condemned in Scripture.
But the sin of homosexuality is marching in the streets of Washington, and across the highways of America, demanding acceptance and inclusion. A majority of states have rejected the concept of same-sex marriage but nonetheless we are seeing a steady movement toward the embracing of homosexuality. more >>