Drafting Women: Long-term Cultural Consequences

Lost in the latest egalitarian nonsense about drafting women to serve in the military are two concerns I have about the long-term impact on us as a culture. Aside from the scientific arguments about weakening our fighting force, valid though they are, and the complete collapse of principles by so many on what used to be the ideological right, two glaring concerns remain with drafting women to serve in the military:Our society needs mothers who are not trained killers. Men … [Read more...]

Missouri: The Latest Religious Liberty Battleground

Georgia isn't the only state where religious freedom is under attack these days. As we warn in You Will Be Made to Care, the Left is just getting started. In Missouri, Democratic senators filibustered a bill that would permit the people of Missouri to vote to amend their Constitution to give clear protection to those who object on moral grounds to redefining the institution of marriage. Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and other Democratic lawmakers filibustered to block the bill they … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Halftime Show Preaches Gay Marriage Gospel

Was it just me or did the Super Bowl 50 halftime show get commandeered to make us care?When did it become an opportunity to advance a political agenda?Wardrobe malfunctions are one thing but whatever happened to just enjoying a game of football and a few funny commercials?Not anymore. Instead, watching the Super Bowl has become an exercise in dodging subtle—and not so subtle—messages from the secular Left, particularly the LGBT community.With Super Bowl 50 being played in San Fran … [Read more...]

BYU: Latest Victim of Left’s Discrimination Tactics

Students at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law are facing the possibility of their school losing accreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA) thanks to a current battle between the school and a group of dissident students identified as FreeBYU.org.These students have alleged that BYU has violated the ABA’s nondiscrimination policies by expelling students who choose to leave the Mormon religion (which subsidizes the university) or live in same-sex rel … [Read more...]

2015: A Bloody Year for Christianity

2015 was bloody year to be a Christian.With today’s media making such a fuss about Islamaphobia, homophobia or any other perceived slight against other groups, Americans may have been distracted from a very intense and ongoing persecution of Christians around the world.It shows no sign of weakening in 2016.In the words of Open Doors, an organization founded in 1955 to assist persecuted Christians, 2015 has been “the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern hi … [Read more...]

YMCA Bows to Bullies on Transgendered Locker Rooms

OK. This is just hilarious. Or at least it would be if it were not true.The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties in Washington state had implemented a policy earlier this year not to allow people who are confused about their gender to choose their own locker rooms.But now they have reversed that decision. You are now free to move about in whichever locker room you choose.“In October we released a statement asking our transgendered members at our family facilities to use private ch … [Read more...]

Faith Under Fire: Kelvin Cochran Case Moves Forward

The city of Atlanta is supposed to be the buckle of the Bible belt. But when their fire chief published a book in which he quoted Scripture, he was fired for doing so.Kelvin Cochran was made to care.I've had the privilege of interviewing Chief Cochran about his ordeal for the upcoming book I co-authored with Erick Erickson entitled You Will Be Made to Care.In fact, I will feature the interview in one of the first episodes of the You Will Be Made to Care podcasts launching in … [Read more...]

Pistol Packin’ Jesus: A Response to Shane Claiborne

Jesus’ message was the Kingdom of God (Mt. 4:17, 23; Lk. 8:1). The Kingdom of God is the rule of God in the earth. [1] Near the heart of that kingdom-rule lies justice (=righteousness, [Mt. 6:33;  Heb. 1:8]). That justice includes (as I intend briefly to show) the defense, including lethal defense, if necessary, of judicially innocent life. [2] Therefore, Jesus, by implication, would have supported — and does support — carrying firearms to defend that life.The fact that this line of reasoni … [Read more...]


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