Pastor Robert Jeffress, leader of the influential 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said every Christian and pastor must get involved in politics, and that "whenever there was a need for a great change it was pastors who led the way" in America.
"Many people think that pastor should not get involved in politics, that their responsibility is only to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ," said Jeffress on his program, "Pathway to Victory," after telling the viewers that many people have ask him why he is getting so involved in politics, especially in this political cycle.
"When you look at American history, whenever there was a need for a great change, it was pastors who led the way," he said. "It was pastors who led the way with the American Revolution, the Black Robe Regiment. It was pastors who led the way for the abolition of slavery. And it was pastors who were at the forefront of the civil rights movement." more >>
As David Cameron is stepping down after failing to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union, a new prime minister is likely to take office by October. Boris Johnson is favored to be the country's next leader among the candidates who might run to replace Cameron. Here are eight things to know about him.
One: Johnson was born in New York City in 1964, and was called "The Blond Beetle" by the nursing staff. He had thick yellow hair, which was extraordinary, and at a time when The Beetles had just arrived in New York, his mother, Charlotte, said in a BBC documentary, "Boris Johnson The Irresistible Rise."
"Certainly, he got called The Blond Beetle," she said. more >>
Words have great power. They shape how we think about ourselves and the world. Even silly, made up words.
The sociologist Peter Berger once told a story in First Things about his childhood in Mussolini's Italy and the ideological use of language.
Italian, like Spanish and French, has one way of addressing someone close to you, "tu," and another for addressing a stranger, "lei," which is also Italian for "she." more >>
The recent directive by the Obama Administration that all public schools must provide transgender access — a directive that would allow any boy into girls' shower facilities, locker rooms, and restrooms — has stirred considerable parental and political resistance nationwide.
It is, however, but the latest in an ongoing series of provocations connected to public schools.
Over the past hundred years, controversy has arisen over whether public schools should have prayer or Bible readings, reject or exclude from school libraries certain controversial books, teach evolution or intelligent design, include school-based clinics, feature graphic sex education (and at what ages), adopt certain perspectives on American history, and use books that positively portray same-sex marriage or abortion. more >>
WASHINGTON — Catholic University of America professor Paul Sullins said Friday that there is "no expectation" of sexual faithfulness in many gay marriages, noting that studies have shown only a small minority of gay marriages are truly monogamous.
Sullins, an associate professor of sociology who focuses on family studies, participated in a Family Research Council panel discussion on the aftermath of last June's Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. The discussion focused on the effect the court ruling has had on American society one year later.
After Sullins, Institute on Religion & Democracy President Mark Tooley and the director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty Travis Weber gave 10-minute presentations and fielded questions from the audience. more >>
Conservative groups are expressing concern for student rights following New York City Public Schools' recent LGBT Pride Celebration.
Earlier this week, NYC Public Schools held what has been described as their "first ever" LGBT pride celebration for students and their families.
"Hundreds of LGBT students, their parents and teachers came together Tuesday for the first LGBT pride celebration at the [Tweed] courthouse in Manhattan," reported Fox 5, noting that hundreds were in attendance. more >>