David Barton Again Falsely Claims Obama Administration Has Not Prosecuted Child Pornography

Repeating a false claim he made in 2011, David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience yesterday that the Obama Administration has not prosecuted any child pornography cases. In contrast, Opposing Views links to six different FBI cases in just the last week (e.g., this MS case). According to World Magazine, the Obama administration has been less than active on adult cases but has been vigorous in prosecuting cases involving children.  The Department of Justice has placed emphasis on … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Orange County and the City of Santa Ana: The Church That Didn’t Want to Move


In May 2012, there was a stand off between the City of Santa Ana and the Orange County campus of Mars Hill Church. At the time, Mars Hill was meeting in a concert venue known as The Galaxy (now called The Observatory). According to the city, the venue was located in a zone where churches were not allowed to meet. The city had informed the church and the building owner that a church could not meet in that place but Mars Hill continued to hold services there. Thus, in May 2012 the city threatened … [Read more...]

Christ is Risen – Matt Maher

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The Fatal Wound – Switchfoot

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Kansas City Shooter Among Majority on Vanguard News Network Who Called for Extermination of Jews


More information is coming out about the Vanguard News Network and Frazier Glenn Miller who is in custody in connection with three fatal shootings in Kansas City.  On the Occidental Dissent blog (Brad Griffin's white nationalist site aligned with the League of the South), Griffin links to a Vanguard News Network poll about the "extermination" of Jews. (Warning: this is extremely ugly and hateful material). Glenn Miller, who identified himself by name on VNN but posted as "Rounder," agreed … [Read more...]

American Clubs Bring Neo-Confederate Institute on the Constitution to Public Schools; Liberty Counsel to Assist


The neo-Confederate Institute on the Constitution wants to come to a school near you. The IOTC is actively pushing "American Clubs" with materials on their website designed to help students get a club started. Late last year, IOTC was featured at an American Club meeting at Spanish River High School in FL. In the photo to the left, IOTC founder and former board member of the white separatist group the League of the South Michael Peroutka speaks to high school students at Spanish River about … [Read more...]

From Barton to Scherr: Thomas Kidd on Various Visions of Thomas Jefferson

Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture seeks "to advance knowledge of the role Christianity has played in mediating larger social and intellectual forces."  The Spring issue includes an article by Arthur Sherr (sic), entitled “Thomas Jefferson Versus the Historians: Christianity, Atheistic Morality, and the Afterlife.” When the article appeared, we asked for comment from other historians who have studied the role of religion in Jefferson’s thought. (Last week’s response … [Read more...]

Man arrested in connection with Kansas City shootings is member of forum calling for extermination of Jews


Frazier Glenn Miller is in custody tonight in connection with the murder of three people in Kansas City. Miller is known as "Rounder" on the Vanguard News Network, a racist, anti-Semitic forum, hosted by Alex Linder. Miller apparently targeted a Jewish Community Center but if news reports are correct, he killed a teen and his grandfather who attended a Methodist Church. The forum host (Linder) of VNN (where Miller posted frequently) signs his posts as follows: If we exterminate termites because … [Read more...]

What Would Redemption Look Like on Other Planets?

On Friday, the Daily Mail (UK) ran a story about a new study which suggests that Jupiter may have influenced Earth's climate in the distant past. A benefit of the study is that it may help astronomers find planets which could sustain human-like life.  It appears that many such planets exist in the "Goldilocks zone," (not too hot, not too cold, but just right!) including one reported in late March. I suspect there are such planets and I can believe they may be inhabited. I doubt I'll ever … [Read more...]

More on Liberty University and the Unification Church

James Duncan at Pajama Pages has another article today with more information on the historic links between Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church and Liberty University.  Specifically, he focuses on Ron Godwin, LU's Provost who has a long history with the Unification Church. The beginning: Liberty University’s current provost, Ron Godwin, was appointed by Rev. Sun Myung Moon to take his teachings and use them to revive and resurrect American Christianity. Moon knew Godwin intimately, and … [Read more...]