Articles of Interest
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.Read More »
Shouting the jihadist battle cry declared by Islam’s prophet Muhammad himself, “Allahu-akbar” (“Allah is greater”), on Saturday, February 14, 2015, a Muslim gunman opened fire on participants at a Copenhagen, Denmark, conference on freedom of expression, killing 1 and wounding 3 others.Read More »
By Paul Blair
Did you ever wonder why Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were the only three Hebrews that refused to bow down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar erected in the plains of Shinar? I suspect that a distant relative of Russell Moore was on the scene misquoting Romans 13 to the others.Read More »
Pressure is building on the Obama administration to give uninsured people a second chance to sign up for ObamaCare before they are slapped with a fine.
People without insurance in 2015 will pay a fine of $325 or 2 percent of their income, whichever is greater, during next year’s tax season.Read More »
WASHINGTON — They’re burning and beheading victims in the name of Islam, but President Obama delivered a major speech Wednesday on combating violent extremism — while refusing to use the words “Muslim terrorists.”Read More »
As the West braces itself for the challenge of a muscular, jihadist Islamism woven into the fabric of our very culture and its treasured institutions, one of the hopes flitting about is that Christianity has its own force worldwide, even in the midst of traditionally Muslim areas. It’s a story often avoided in the West—as with all things Christian—but it’s very real. Latin America, Africa, and Asia have exploded with evangelical Christianity.Read More »
PETERSBURG, Ky., February 5, 2015 – Answers in Genesis (AiG), developer of the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, filed a federal lawsuit today against Kentucky state officials for denying the park participation in the state’s incentive program to receive a future sales tax rebate. The suit asserts that the state’s action has violated a number of constitutional and statutory provisions under federal and state law.Read More »
Many of us have wondered how long it would be before a prominent official proclaimed that rogue federal judges, like the proverbial emperor, have no clothes and thus no authority to make up laws.
That’s what Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did this past week in a letter to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, in which he began by asserting that “the recent ruling of Judge Callie Granade has raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.”Read More »
When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction.
Writings often trigger defining moments in moral history. The Decalogue prescribed the pattern for living an ordered life for a newly freed people, the Edict of Milan set forth an official policy protecting religious liberty, Magna Charta provided political guarantees for religious expression, and the Declaration of Independence justified a revolution against tyrannical and religiously intolerant political leadership. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail set forth a citizen’s moral justification for refusing to obey, not simply any imprudent law, but a fundamentally unjust law.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity – lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.Read More »