We recently remembered the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, and in that context, we do well to remember what he stood for: It was not just a message of racial equality. It was a message of freedom. Today, as our freedoms are under assault on many fronts, we must recapture that cry for freedom.
You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, "Will California Go from Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?" You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.
Porn star Stormy Daniels may be having the time of her life. She may be enjoying her newfound fame, at the expense of President Trump. She may be making boatloads of money with her "Make America Horny Again" tour and other endeavors. But at the end of the day, this is a sad story.
Two weeks ago, we warned you about the implications of California's "Must Stay Gay Bill." Now others are sounding the alarm about the full weight of this onerous bill, which could literally mean the banning of certain religious books. If we don't stop this, what's coming next?
Why must we dance around these issues with the constant fear of stepping on people's toes? Pull an article you agree with because you got some flack? Delete a post you feel is important because some people unfriended you? Our fellow-believers around the world are being tortured and killed for the gospel, and we're afraid of losing friends on social media? No wonder we're losing our freedoms. We're handing the jailer the keys.
On Saturday, April 2, in the aftermath of the Palestinian protests in Gaza, Geraldo Rivera called Gaza "the world's largest concentration camp." In response, I posted a three-minute video, expressing my differences with Geraldo and placing the blame where it belongs: at the foot of Hamas. YouTube was not happy with my commentary.
Reactions to our bombing of Syria, as we joined together with the UK and France, have been intense on all sides. Why are some Trump supporters outraged with the president's actions? Why are others coming to his defense?
The Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews is one of the greatest atrocities in world history. The number represents two-thirds of Europe's Jews and includes one-and-a-half million children and babies. And it occurred in the midst of "civilized" (and "Christian"!) nations.
Have you been burned by a false prophecy? Did you lose your faith when a promised healing never came? There are more Charismatic casualties than many of us would care to admit.
Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I'd like to ask you some forthright questions. In your view, what are "the values of our nation" when it comes to homosexual acts?
Since President Trump was elected in 2016 with the help of white evangelicals, we have been told that in voting for him, we compromised our ethics and can no longer be taken seriously.
If the Huffington Post is to be believed, a bigoted Prime Minister in Hungary is leading the nation in a dangerous, ultra-right direction, to the consternation of the populace. If the election results are to be believed, a courageous Hungarian leader is standing against a sea of political correctness, with the support of the populace.
The Boston Marathon (among other marathons) has announced that men who identify as women can compete with the women. I'm not questioning the fact that some men believe they are really women (and vice versa). I'm simply stating the obvious: These men are not biological women, and it is not fair for a biological male to compete against a biological female.
There are times when it is right to name names when calling out error and there are times when it is not right. How do we make that distinction? When we call out error, our goal is to be redemptive, not to be right.
The Charismatic-Pentecostal movement finds itself at a critical juncture. On the one hand, our movement is arguably responsible for the greatest ingathering souls in Church history, with well over 500 million new converts in the last 50 years. On the other hand, abuses abound in our midst, from sexual scandals to financial impropriety and from unaccountable prophecies to doctrinal deviances.
In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion.
Without a doubt, Dennis Prager is correct in stating that, while adultery is always sinful, we should recognize that: The calling of a president is different than that of a religious leader.
As a former teen activist, I'm glad to see young people standing for a cause. I appreciate their conviction and zeal and energy. And I'm thrilled when young people truly believe they can change the world. At the same time, I'm thrilled that I was not given a platform to speak to the nation during my teen activist years. Practical wisdom doesn't come overnight.
Do you remember when it was considered shameful to be a porn star? When porn and mainstream entertainment didn't mix? There was a time in our culture when we knew how to blush. When we had a sense of propriety. These are the days of middle-schoolers sexting each other. These are the days of wall-to-wall, day-and-night porn. These are the days when releasing a sex-tape is the path to stardom.
This year, as Christians celebrate Good Friday, Jews will be celebrating Passover. But most years, the two holidays are separated, sometimes by several weeks. How did we end up with two distinct holy seasons when, in the beginning, they were one?
We need to address these "born trans" claims the moment they are out of the gate. How should we respond to these new studies? Are they any different than the earlier "gay gene" or "gay brain" claims?
If you've never humbled yourself, taken full responsibility for your actions without blaming others, and asked for forgiveness, you should try it.
If the presidential elections were held today and Donald Trump was running against Hillary Clinton, I would vote for him without hesitation. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't embarrass me at times like he did with Chuck Todd.
The next time someone tells you that Jesus said, "Don't judge," how about saying this? "Did you know those words are from the Sermon on the Mount? How about we read that sermon together?"
If Alex Jones' YouTube channel is terminated, we all must be on alert!