WASHINGTON — Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called on Congress to protect the religious freedom of those affected by the "darkness of unrestricted sexual license ... gone mad."
While America previously faced the threats of Nazism and Communism, today's threats emanate from the Sexual Revolution, Perkins said Monday in his "State of the Family" address.
"The threats America face are not potential — they are clear, present and dangerous," he said. "And ironically they come most sharply today not from the radical economic doctrines of Karl Marx, nor from the lights of what Winston Churchill called 'perverted science,' but from the darkness of unrestricted sexual license — a new Cultural Revolution — gone mad." more >>
In keeping up with a long-standing Texas gubernatorial tradition on Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry passed down Texas' historic governors' Bible to his successor, and underlined text from Matthew 20:25-28 to help guide Gov.-elect Greg Abbott to success in his tenure as Texas' new executive.
In a tradition that began in 1925, when Gov. Pat Neff handed down the same leather-bound Bible to his successor Gov. James Ferguson and marked the words from Psalm 119, Texas governors have since shared the gospel from this nearly century-old Bible with their successors.
The tradition calls for the outgoing Texas governor to not only pass down Bible, but also pick an appropriate verse or passage in the Bible that they want to share with the incoming governor. more >>
Ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran delivered messages of hope for Christians everywhere during two separate testimonies on Sunday, nearly two weeks to the day after he was fired for espousing his religious beliefs in a self-published book and sharing it with subordinates.
In his 2013 book, Who Told You That You Are Naked?, Cochran calls homosexuality "sexual perversion" and "vulgar" and also likens it to "bestiality," among other things. The book targets Christian men, and the married father of three explained his views on sexuality to fellow members at Elizabeth Baptist Church in southwest Atlanta over the weekend.
"The truth will set you free, but I've also found out that the truth will make a lot of people angry and that there are worldly consequences for standing up for righteousness in these current times," he said from the pulpit. "God intended for a man and a woman to procreate in the bounds of holy matrimony, and that's what got me in trouble." more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has executed 13 teenage boys solely because they were found watching a soccer match, an act that has apparently been deemed punishable by death under ISIS' sharia law.
According to the Syrian activist organization Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group closely monitoring executions carried out by ISIS militants, the 13 teens were caught last week in the Al-Yarmouk district of the Iraqi city of Mosul watching the Iraq vs Jordan Asian Cup soccer match, which was held in Australia.
After being caught watching the game, which Iraq won 1-0, The boys were rounded up by ISIS militants and were later publicly executed via a firing squad using machine guns. more >>
The United States Supreme Court has just delivered a landmark ruling stating that a Muslim inmate can keep his beard as an expression of his religious freedom.
The petitioner, Gregory Holt (also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad), brought the case stating that his religion required him to keep a beard. However, Arkansas courts upheld their rule that prisoners be clean-shaven unless a medical condition requires them to have a beard, which can only be a quarter-inch. Federal district and appeals courts ruled against Holt's case, which he then took to the Supreme Court.
He cited the 2000 law passed by Congress to protect prisoners' religious rights as a precedent for him keeping his beard. Prosecutors argued that Holt, and other prisoners, could hide contraband in their beards if allowed to grow them past the quarter-inch mark. Yet the Supreme Court justices seemingly belittled this argument, even asking why guards could not use a comb to go through the hair if they suspected anything was amiss. more >>
"I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish — in their pews, homes and hearts."
So says an influential New York Times journalist.
In other words, "Keep your religion in the closet." more >>