Some Christian gun owners disagree with Pope Francis' statement that people who manufacture or invest in weapons cannot call themselves Christians.
Francis issued his strongest condemnation of guns during his visit to the Italian city of Turin on Sunday, saying, "If you trust only men, you have lost."
He added: "It makes me think of people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn't it?" more >>
Former Baptist pastor and creator of the pro-traditional marriage petition known as the Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage, which was signed by more than 50,000 Americans, said last Tuesday that he's willing to "burn" before accepting gay marriage.
Rick Scarborough, who's also the president of Vision America Action, a group that mobilizes pastors to help restore Judeo-Christian values in the U.S., was on a National Emergency Coalition conference call last week hosted by preacher E.W. Jackson when he revealed how far he's willing to go to resist gay marriage.
"We're simply being preemptive and saying, no matter what the cost we are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and we will burn," said Scarborough. more >>
The highest court in the land may be the location for the final debate over a sweeping prolife Texas law that, if kept on the books, will lead to the permanent closure of several abortion clinics.
Last week a group of Texas abortion clinics asked the U.S. Supreme Court to place a stay on a lower appellate court decision upholding Texas' HB 2.
The request comes as the pro-choice group Center for Reproductive Rights and their allies prepare an appeal in their effort to overturn the 2013 law. more >>
Where sin abounds grace does much more abound. I'm confident that Charleston, SC won't become the next Ferguson or Baltimore despite the president or his Justice Departments egging it on. There are simply too many praying people in "the holy city" of Charleston. The people of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church led by Reverend Clementa Pinckney have bared a tragedy no one should endure, and yet the church of Christ is showing the world how to unite in the midst of tragedy and grief. Having said that, it's time for the church to rise up and be intolerant of evil racists everywhere whether their name is Dylann Storm Roof or Barack Hussein Obama!
I can only imagine what must have crossed Dylann Roof's mind as he observed the riots of Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland unfold. A psychopathic racist fueled by hate took in the visual stimuli that would serve as the clarion call for race wars in his evil mind. Every single chant of "hands up, don't shoot," and "no justice, no peace" would only embolden him. Maybe the president would come in and speak words of peace - calm the storm. He didn't. Instead he used identity politics to federalize local police departments. In Dylann Roofs mind, blacks were taking over and the time to stop them was now.
Two "isms" helped to create Dylann Roof...racism and leftism. In today's society we're no longer challenged to consider moral cause and effect. We've removed God from the public square and replaced Him with Instagram and Twitter. Every millennial wants to be famous for something even if it's evil or mundane, and as evidenced by the victim he left behind "to tell the world what happened," he wanted to be famous for murdering blacks. Obama didn't shoot the gun, but by creating an atmosphere of racial division, he certainly has contributed to the mindset that brings out the worst in racist of all colors. more >>
Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, and the state's governor, Nikki Haley, called for the removal of a Confederate flag display on the grounds of the state capitol.
At a press conference held Monday afternoon surround by other high-ranking elected officials, Haley said that while the flag was "an integral part of our past" that it must be moved.
"It's time to move the flag from the capitol grounds," said Haley, whose comments brought about a lengthy round of applause. more >>
Like speeding trains heading toward the same collapsed bridge, the dangers and failures of Barack Obama's foreign, economic, and social policies are heading rapidly toward implosion. Our vital security interests, our economic well-being, our religious liberties, and the very fabric of American family life are all at grave risk of becoming casualties of the extreme ideological agenda and simple incompetence of the current Administration.
First, with respect to foreign policy: Watching the spread of ISIS throughout the Middle East is like watching the growth of a cancer. Yet President Obama says he still has no fully-formed strategy with which to deal with it.
Instead, his focus has been on Iran, to which end he is encouraging Senate approval of a plan that would give Iran the continued capacity to produce nuclear weapons in coming years. more >>