In March I reported on Professor Mike Adams's victory for academic freedom in his jury trial against the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. UNCW officials had rejected Dr. Adams's promotion application in a process rife with irregularity and laced with open hostility to his conservative and Christian speech. In addition to teaching at UNCW, Professor Adams is a columnist at Townhall.com, where he regularly attacks intolerance in higher education.
He experienced that intolerance first-hand when UNCW officials denied his promotion, and in 2007, he filed suit (full disclosure, I was his lead counsel in the case). The facts were egregious:
Dr. Adams began his career at UNCW in 1993 as an outspoken atheist and liberal. During this period, he was widely praised in the university for his teaching and scholarship and achieved tenure in 1998 without any controversy. In 2000, however, shortly after visiting a mentally handicapped prisoner on death row in Texas - and being struck by the fact that this prisoner had read the entire Bible while he had not - Dr. Adams read the Bible and experienced a religious conversion, becoming a Christian and, over time, a conservative as well. more >>
"You're a racist f--ing male that doesn't stand for women's rights!," screamed a pro-abortion activists at young men leading a peaceful pro-life demonstration in downtown Columbus on July 9, 2014. A YouTube video captures the irate abortion supporter verbally attacking Seth Drayer, Created Equal's Director of Training, saying, "No uterus. No right to talk about it."
If you are against abortion or tax-payer funded contraception, then you are waging a so-called "War on Women." No right to talk about it. Men should stay out of women's business, they say. This is a major falsehood that liberals constantly tell men. But as Christians and future husbands and fathers, women need men to engage in the "war on women" debate.
Guys, here's why. more >>
I am sick to death of writing about Barack the Destroyer. Ever since that cold November day in 2008, when a chill settled into the heart of every American patriot, we have been fighting. Fighting with written word. Fighting with deeds. Fighting with shaky camera footage. Fighting with Town Halls. Fighting with viral media. Fighting any way within our means. We have made allies in unexpected ways. We have held our noses to vote for politicians which wouldn't have earned our trip to the voting booth in normal election years. We have lost friends, made enemies, and gained allies. And yet, our fight seems to have hardened the resolve of the Destroyer and whetted the appetite of the Orcs in his cabal.
I would much rather write about the return of liberty to the people and to the states, reversing the flow of progressive statism which had been steadily gaining power since the 1930's. With the power of governance returning to the states, the fruits of federalism encourage Americans to build their communities to their liking and add to the unified diversity which used to be America's greatest strength. If a school district decides to reflect the wishes of the community and teach intelligent design theory alongside other origin-of-life theories in their science curriculum, it is at the behest of the community rather than the dictates of an administrator on the other side of the country. Anyone who disagrees with the timbre and direction of this community is free to join a community more to their liking or start their own. I would love to write about how the increased federalism empowered the local legislatures and made political leaders more accountable by placing the responsible parties in our state capitols instead of insulated in plush cloak rooms in Washington, D.C. But I cannot write about such things.
Or I'd prefer to write about our burgeoning economy, which has benefitted from the elimination of onerous regulation. An economy which is no longer forcibly steered by the ideological dictates of ivory tower eggheads, but fueled by market forces and guided by logic and reason. This economy would substantially decrease the price of consumer goods by allowing market pressures to work as are meant to do. As in all free markets, bad products and businesses are punished while good ones are rewarded with success. Removing the cronies from capitalism promotes a greater amount of competition, which in turn drives down prices while increasing quality, as the competitors strive to attract the dollars of picky purchasers. Yet I cannot write of this economy. more >>
If Republicans are to win the Senate, they probably are going to have to do something they haven't done since 1980: beat more than two Democratic Senate incumbents in November.
In that Reagan Revolution election - one of the best for the Republican Party in its entire history - the GOP flipped 12 seats held by a Democratic incumbent who sought another term. The Republicans defeated nine Democratic incumbents in the November general election, and they won three other Democratic-held seats where the incumbent who held the seat ran for reelection but lost an earlier primary.
Incredibly, in the 16 Senate elections since then, the Republicans have flipped only 12 Democratic Senate seats where the incumbent was running again: It's taken them three decades worth of elections to match the achievement of that single 1980 effort. more >>
Our founders based our nation on the rule of law. But now lawlessness is becoming the rule. One of the Bible's definitions for sin fits here: "Sin is lawlessness" (1 John 3:4).
The border crisis is a strong case in point. Congress said no to the DREAM Act, but the president has a phone and a pen, and he says yes.
So now tens of thousands of young people are pouring in through our porous borders down south in hopes of having a chance at the American dream---a dream eluding many already here. more >>
A pro-traditional family advocacy group has launched an email campaign opposing a Burger King local promotion in San Francisco that featured a specially packaged, limited-edition gay pride Whopper with a rainbow wrapper in anticipation that the fast food chain may go national with the burger.
"Even though this promotion was at just one location, as a chain, Burger King is promoting homosexual behavior as healthy and something to have pride in," said American Family Association president Tim Wildmon in a statement released Wednesday. "We believe that promoting and encouraging unhealthy behavior will drive families away."
Fernando Machado, Burger King's Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management defended the company's promotion, telling USA Today that the sandwich "showcases who we are as a brand," adding, "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression." more >>