Former President Jimmy Carter's advocacy of Islam brings to mind something my grandfather used to say: "A leopard can't change its spots."
Little did I know at the time, he was quoting Jeremiah, who 625 years before Christ admonished people to return to God—a warning equally relevant today.
In 1976 Carter famously declared he was born-again. Introducing his "deep Christian faith" into politics, he frequently invoked "evangelical" vocabulary. His presidential platform incorporated key concepts from a little-known document, the "Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern," conceived three years earlier by a group of men in Chicago who first introduced America to the term "Progressive Evangelical." more >>
As another season of professional football excitement begins, it is becoming crystal clear that the NFL is beholden to a politically correct agenda.
One example is the ridiculous hoopla about the Redskins name. A name that has been associated with the Washington football team for decades is now supposed to be racist and insensitive to Native Americans. Never mind that the name was chosen as a way to honor Native Americans, the liberals have now deemed it to be a relic of a bygone era. Television commentators Phil Simms and Tony Dungy will no longer utter the dreaded Redskins name this season as the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder to change the name increases. Hopefully, Snyder listens to Hall of Fame coach and player Mike Ditka who said the whole issue was "so stupid, it's appalling." Ditka said the movement is being led by "politically correct idiots" and that the Redskins name should be retained because it is part of "American football history."
While the Redskins are being attacked, gay football player Michael Sam is being celebrated. What other seventh round draft choice receives a congratulatory call from President Obama? Sam's passionate kiss with his boyfriend was immortalized on ESPN and his selection by the St. Louis Rams received tremendous coverage. more >>
Eight days before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, he received his high school diploma from Normandy High School in the Normandy School District near Ferguson.
In January 2013, Normandy district schools lost their accreditation from the Missouri state Board of Education because of poor performance on standardized tests and poor graduation rates.
The 2014 evaluations have just been issued from the state board and the Normandy district score has dropped even further from last year. Scores are based on compiling results of a number of different performance measures and in order to remain accredited, a district needs a score of 70. The latest score of the Normandy district was below 10. more >>
A pro-life student organization with chapters across the country has filed a complaint against the University of South Alabama over its "solicitation policy."
Students for Life USA filed a complaint arguing that South Alabama's policy restricted their right to hold an event known as the "cemetery of innocents."
The student organization is being legally represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, which sent an amended complaint to South Alabama last month. more >>
The top aide to the Islamic State's head leader was killed along with two other senior ISIS militants in an airstrike in the Ninewa province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed Thursday.
While NBC News is reporting that senior security officials confirmed that a U.S. airstrike carried out the attack, Iraqi Army General Arm Babaker Zebari claims it was an Iraqi warplane that killed the member of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's inner circle, Abu Hajar al-Suri, in ISIS, also known as ISIL, stronghold of Tal Afar just west of Mosul.
The Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts to build support for immigration reform have achieved modest success, according to new research.
White Evangelical Republicans have moved more in the direction of supporting immigration reform, especially in the states where EIT bought radio ads, Michele Margolis, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, reported. Her paper, "What are the reaches and limits of religious influence? Religious messages and immigration attitudes," was presented Saturday at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Between February 2013 and February 2014, Evangelical Republicans became slightly more supportive of immigration reform while non-Evangelical Republicans became more opposed to immigration reform. The differences among white Evangelicals were even more pronounced in the states that had EIT radio ads, despite the fact that white Evangelicals in those states started out more opposed to immigration reform than white Evangelicals in the states that did not have EIT radio ads, Margolis found. more >>