The Manhattan Declaration: A Hierarchy of Issues for Christians?

A coalition of 152 Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders have issued a 4,700 word statement addressing the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty. The Manhattan Decalration: A Call to Christian Conscience is more than a list of convictions. The document is a pledge to engage in civil disobedience in defense of the outlined... Continue Reading

Why I Voted Against The House Health Care Plan

When the current Health Care Reform Bill came to a vote in the House of Representatives, 39 Democrats voted against the bill. The following is a statement issued by one of those 39 members, giving his reasons. Congressman Boucher is not known as a ‘Blue Dog’ and votes with the Democrat caucus most of the... Continue Reading

Muslims overwhelmingly are loyal to America

I served in the U.S. Army for five years, three of which were spent at Fort Hood, Texas. I deployed overseas on two occasions, held a top-secret security clearance, and was honorably discharged with numerous citations and awards. I am also a practicing Muslim, and observed my faith while serving in the military. I can... Continue Reading

Now Is the Hour to Stand Up for Religious Freedom

Allow me to make a very direct statement. I believe it is time for the Church in this country to stand up for religious freedom. Especially over the course of the last few years, we have seen repeated efforts—in the courts, in state legislatures, in Congress, and on Pennsylvania Avenue—to erode what has been called... Continue Reading

How Iran’s Revolution Was Hijacked

It has been three decades since Iranian college students overran and occupied the American Embassy in Tehran, and we are still dealing with that country’s revolution. Americans at the time were understandably preoccupied with the fate of 66 countrymen who were held captive, accused of being spies, and threatened with prosecution and punishment—which in the... Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Community Organizers

In 1970 America, two infamous organizations were gearing up for big things. Wade Rathke founded ACORN in Arkansas and soon after moved its headquarters to New Orleans. Jim Jones was building the Peoples Temple and set up operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rathke and Jones were gifted community organizers utilizing Democrat politicians, a... Continue Reading

Reconsidering Calvin and Calvinism

The following editorial is first in a series of five about John Calvin. Please check back for follow-up articles. It is much easier to mock and ridicule John Calvin than it is to read him and seriously consider his insights in the light of Scripture. That is why today there is no shortage of disinformation... Continue Reading

What exactly are atheists so scared about?

As I was leaving church yesterday, a nice chap called Andy called to see if I would go on Radio 2 to talk about a new billboard campaign enjoining us not to “label” our children with religious tags such as “Catholic child” or “Muslim child”. Beside pictures of bonny toddlers (all white, as it happens),... Continue Reading

Abortion Politics and its Discontents

On Saturday, Nov 7, the House of Representatives passed a health-care-reform bill with an amendment sponsored by Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak restricting any of the new government-supported health-care options from covering abortion. Sixty-four Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the amendment. I spoke to Jon Shields, an assistant professor at Claremont McKenna College and the... Continue Reading

The Coming of Caesar

We have a problem. This could be “the big one”—bigger than coping with the Ahmadinejads, Kims, and Chavezes of the world and bigger than our current economic woes. Our republic, our society, may be heading for a crackup. We are bankrupt, both financially and politically. The source of the problem is democracy. Decades of so-called... Continue Reading