A New Chick-Fil-A?

Maybe the chain will now use this sign for their ads. I'll bet there are lots of people unhappy about this, but looks like some bridgebuilding been going on...The story is getting a little play with an analysis of CFA's tax returns showing donations moving away from culture war groups. … [Read more...]

Who Are the Paleo Evangelicals?

Last week, historian Thomas Kidd described a subset of evangelicals who are reluctant Republicans. Inspired by the term paleoconservative, he calls them paleo evangelicals. These evangelicals, according to Kidd, are suspicious of American civil religion, and skeptical that much good comes from allegiance to any political party. Although conservative, paleos do not agree with the modern GOP on all issues. On balance, the GOP may be the party that gets their votes, but they are not enthusiastic … [Read more...]

Barton, Birther featured in Kirk Cameron’s new Monumental movie

Kirk Cameron has a new movie coming out called Monumental. It claims to search American history to find our natural treasure. Cameron interviews a variety of people, most of whom appear on the Christian nation wing of the church, to make his points. As RWW pointed out Friday, Cameron interviews David Barton about the Aitken Bible. Barton, as is typical, takes an interesting story and misleads his audience. You can read Chris Rodda's more accurate rendering of the situation here. I … [Read more...]

Oversight Hearings on DHHS Contraception Rule Broadcast Now (VIDEO)

Interested in the DHHS controversy over contraception?Currently, hearings are being held with representatives of the Catholic church, and the Southern Baptists. A Jewish Rabbi is also testifying. From the website:Chairman Issa Hearing Preview StatementAmericans of all faiths have a right to practice their religion free from the fear of persecution or harassment from their government. Our nation's founders believed this and enshrined religious freedom into the First Amendment to the … [Read more...]

Anoka-Hennepin School District Ends Silence Policy Toward Sexual Orientation

UPDATE - 2/14/12: The school board placed this information on their website about the change (scroll down to see the approved policy):The Anoka-Hennepin School District has a new policy designed to promote a respectful learning environment in which teachers facilitate student discussions of contentious topics in a balanced and impartial manner that encourages development of critical thinking and decision-making skills."I believe this policy is the best thing for Anoka-Hennepin and for all … [Read more...]

Al Mohler says evangelicals have not told the truth about homosexuality; AFA's Bryan Fischer proves the point

Al Mohler, the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told the Christian Science Monitor in March that Baptists have lied about homosexuality and practiced a "form of homophobia."Responding to questions about the CSM article, Mohler affirmed his belief that same-sex sexual behavior is sin, but then told the Associated Baptist Press:“But we as evangelicals have a very sad history in dealing with this issue,” he continued. “We have told not the truth, but we have told about h … [Read more...]

Will this calm the birther storm????

The President is releasing his long form birth certificate today.Trump and Franklin Graham may have pushed the right/wrong buttons.So will this calm the storm? Open forum - what will the new objections be? What will birthers say about this development? And what new and startling findings will we see?Been pretty serious around here for a spell, let's have some fun with this.And here it is...I wonder if this thread will finally die? (2800 comments and counting) … [Read more...]

Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson: The Faith Factor

Tomorrow, April 15, marks the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The executive who signed him with the express purpose of combating racism was Branch Rickey, President of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today, CNN reports that Branch Rickey's faith was a strong motivation for his decision to sign Robinson. Roll the tape:I watched the CNN segment this morning and reporter Ed Henry said that he told President Obama about the segment of Robinson … [Read more...]


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