Marriage and Religious Liberty: A Conversation with Andrew T. Walker

If you are like a lot of Christians—or even conservative folks, you’re blown away by how quickly marriage and religious liberty have seemed to crumble in recent years. What are we to make of it all in light of the seemingly constant pressure to be made to care?In this latest episode of The FaithWalker's Podcast, I share a conversation with Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also the co-author of the book Marriage Is in … [Read more...]

#MadetoCare: Tolerance Terrorizes Texas Bakery

You know those times where you repeat a word over and over and over and it starts to sound like nonsense? It loses all meaning and you wonder what you were talking about in the first place. Today, that word resounding ad nauseum across FaceBook feeds, YouTube comment sections, and social issues articles is tolerant. Americans should be more tolerant! I can’t believe you’re such an intolerant bigot! You need to be more tolerant of his/her/its lifestyle choices! I sort of expect Inigo Mon … [Read more...]

Georgia Governor Claims Jesus Wants Him to Oppose Religious Liberty

The Atlanta Journal Constitution actually used this headline to report Governor Nathan Deal's surrender of religious freedom in Georgia: Nathan Deal makes a forceful, biblical case against Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill If ever there was a snort-worthy headline, this is it.The truth is that what we are seeing in Georgia is crony capitalism at its worst—big business in bed with lovers of big government being pushed by special interests to trample the rights of the majority of citizen … [Read more...]

John Kasich Delivers Blow to Religious Liberty

In what was one of the most disturbing moments of last night's GOP debate in Houston, John Kasich declared war on religious liberty.He ridiculed those who refuse to endorse behavior they believe to be sinful.The same guy who said he would lock private business owners (Apple) in a room with the FBI until they agreed to give access to their phones, said Christians should just accept the travesty of Obergefell and accept the abolition of marriage.I presume he believes the same about Roe … [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...]

Will North Carolina Magistrates Be Made to Perform Same-Sex Marriages?

The religious freedom of some North Carolina magistrates is under attack.North Carolina is one of only two states to offer protection for those officials who cannot in good conscience—by the tenets of their Christian faith—carry out a marriage between same-sex individuals.The state law allows for magistrates with “sincerely held religious objection,” to recuse themselves from conducting a same-sex marriage, while local counties provide alternate magistrates who do not hold such object … [Read more...]

Rubio Is Right: Obey God, Not the Supreme Court

Senator and Republican Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio turned some heads on the Left recently by saying we should obey God rather than men.The fact that such a simple statement would provoke controversy at all signals just how far our freedoms have already slipped.What Rubio said is nothing new. It is what nearly every Christian -- and people of every major religion -- have believed for two millenia:In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally … [Read more...]