John W. Whitehead

Christian Post Contributor

This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls

We are being ruled by a government of scoundrels, spies, thugs, thieves, gangsters, ruffians, rapists, extortionists, bounty hunters, battle-ready warriors and cold-blooded killers who communicate using a language of force and oppression.

Love of Country Means Sometimes You Have to Take a Knee

If freedom means anything, it means that those exercising their right to protest are showing the greatest respect for the principles on which this nation was founded: the right to free speech and the right to dissent. One can be patriotic and love one's country while at the same time disagreeing with the government or protesting government misconduct.

Obama and War: What Would Jesus Do?

Barack Obama came into the office of the presidency proclaiming hope and change and a personal adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, who preached a message of peace, love and nonviolence. Yet any hope that Obama's professed religious beliefs might lead him to put an end to the endless wars was short-lived.

Doing Away with the Right to Be Different

The tension between political correctness and religious freedom is heightened in such cases as Phelps v. Snyder and Christian Legal Society (CLS) v. Martinez, which present scenarios that test our tolerance for expressive yet politically incorrect First Amendment activities.

The National Biometric ID Card: The Mark of the Beast?

As technology grows more sophisticated and the government and its corporate allies further refine their methods of keeping tabs on the American people, those of us who treasure privacy increasingly find ourselves engaged in a struggle to maintain our freedoms in the midst of the modern surveillance state.