A black New Jersey pastor and pro-life activist protested the NAACP's support for abortion at the organization's convention held in Philadelphia last week, where he posted a sign that included both an aborted baby and a Confederate flag.
Rev. Clenard Childress, the president of the Life Education and Resource Network, the largest African-American pro-life group in the U.S., used this sign that read "Evil done to us" under the Confederate flag, and "Evil done by us," under the aborted baby to communicate his message.
Childress blasted the NAACP for supporting what he believes is "racist genocide." His website, BlackGenocide.org, equates abortion with genocide, features information on Planned Parenthood, and even provides shocking information about Margaret Sanger, the founder of organization. more >>
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee preached a sermon on racial reconciliation Sunday at a black church in rural South Carolina.
A Baptist minister by background, Huckabee delivered remarks at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
"If we expect kids to be losers they will be losers; if we expect them to be winners they will be winners. They rise, or fall, to the level of the expectations of those around them, especially their parents and their teachers."
Those are the words of legendary East Los Angeles math teacher Jaime Escalante. Garfield High School, where Escalante taught, was 95 percent Latino and 80 percent poor. When he arrived from his native Bolivia in 1974, he found that many of his students were still using their fingers to add.
Yet during Escalante's tenure, hundreds of these students not only mastered algebra and geometry, but calculus. They were able to take and pass the Advanced Placement Calculus test and most went on to become successful college students in California's excellent state universities. Now, five years since Escalante's death, some encouraging numbers suggest that Latino education may still be improving in the United States as a whole. more >>
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the senior Roman Catholic official in the U.K., is praising immigration for reviving the Christian faith in a "weary, western secularized culture."
According to The Telegraph, the loss of citizens who identified as Christian is being bolstered by 1.2 million foreign-born Christians living in the U.K., including many Evangelicals who hail from Africa and Polish-born Roman Catholics.
Nichols believes the wave of immigration is not only providing vigor to fledgling churches but helping native-born Brits to reclaim their own "wellsprings of faith." more >>
The New England Conference of United Methodist Churches, a group of 600 churches spanning six states, voted in favor of a resolution Saturday which calls for an end to the war on drugs because it is the Christian thing to do.
"In the love of Christ, who came to save those who are lost and vulnerable, we urge the creation of a genuinely new system for the care and restoration of victims, offenders, criminal justice officials, and the community as a whole," said the resolution, in part, according to a release from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
"Restorative justice grows out of biblical authority, which emphasizes a right relationship with God, self and community. When such relationships are violated or broken through crime, opportunities are created to make things right," it continued. more >>
Taking down the Confederate flag flown on government property is something we should have done a while back. The key here is flag's flown on government property. It's an easy call for us libertarians, since we don't believe government should even have property.
The Democrats, the party of hollow symbolic gestures, had a rare win (in their minds) last week when South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag flown on the grounds of the state capital, and which was put there by Democrat icon Sen. "Fritz" Hollings. Liberals are always just one empty gesture away from solving any problem they conjure up.
Every four years, S.C. is voted by the Electoral College as "Most Likely to Secede." more >>