Atheists are protesting to remove a cross on a war memorial located in an Indiana state park.
The sculpture is currently in the Whitewater Memorial State Park, but could be removed if the cross is not taken away.
"The religious significance of the Latin cross is unambiguous and indisputable" Rebecca Market, attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, wrote in a letter to the state park. "An overwhelming majority of federal courts agree that the Latin cross universally represents the Christian religion and only the Christian religion." more >>
Yesterday we heard the sad news that the savage terrorist group ISIS reportedly beheaded American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
As the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack draws nearer, we as Americans must remain vigilant. We must remember that radical Islam poses a severe threat as it seeks to infiltrate America.
ISIS is not a "jayvee team" as President Obama once said—it is a group of extremist militants looking to destroy America. more >>
The pastor of a small-town Baptist church in Georgia says he got banned from YouTube after he posted video of a Sunday sermon he gave about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
"Apparently, they didn't like me preaching on radical Islam, so I got booted and banned," said Daniel Ausbun, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Moreland, Ga. "This is sermon censorship."
On Aug. 24, Ausbun delivered a sermon about the Islamic State, terrorism, radical Islam and Christian persecution in the Middle East. more >>
In the public policy arena, the past few decades have seen a constant conflict between Christian conservatives and secular liberals. These two factions have sparred openly over a variety of issues, including abortion, the definition of marriage, the importance of the family, and the size of government. Recently, however, secular liberals have adopted a new tactic. Rather than continue our public debates, some secular liberals have decided to take a different route — attacking the very foundations of Christian institutions. In this assault, they have been aided and abetted by the current administration.
It seems secular liberals have decided that certain religious freedoms are no longer going to be free. Moving forward, the exercise of those freedoms is going to cost you. As Rick Plasterer explains at The Institute on Religion and Democracy's blog, Juicy Ecumenism, certain long-held Christian beliefs may soon result in the deprivation of Christian institutions' tax-exempt status, state aid, or accreditation. Religious institutions like colleges and hospitals are particularly susceptible, as Plasterer explains:
"Although threats do exist to the primary religious institutions — houses of worship — it is those that provide social services as a religious activity, namely religiously affiliated schools, hospitals, and charities that are most directly threatened. These have been a refuge for Christians, or other believers, from the secularization of the twentieth, and now twenty-first, centuries. Service to the poor and suffering and the education of the young are both Biblical commands, and thus, in the American rights-oriented context, should be understood as an exercise of religion. Heretofore our legal system has permitted religious education and social service without seriously impinging on their religious character. Now we may be seeing the beginning of the end of educational and social services that are in any serious way religious rather than secular." more >>
An atheist was escorted out of a Florida city public meeting for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, prompting outcry from secular organizations.
John Thoreau remained seated for both the opening invocation and Pledge during a meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners last week.
Four years after the Arab Spring, taxpaying Americans continue to fund ethnic and religious cleansing throughout the Middle East, thanks to President Obama's subversive strategy to spread Islam.
The Eastern Mediterranean region, known as the Levant, was the birthplace of Christianity. Initially, Christ followers called themselves "The Way" (in Arabic "Ahl-Al-Deen") before they were known as Christians (John 14; Acts 9, 14, 24). Alexandria, Antioch, and Constantinople were all meccas of Christian scholarship. Christian trade centers included Jerusalem, Gaza, Caesarea, and Beirut and Christians lived peacefully throughout Ethiopia, Yemen, and Persia (Iraq and Iran).
Yet today, numerous organizations claim that within our lifetime Christians will no longer exist in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. more >>