Trump Contradicts Himself and VP Pence on FBI Director Comey Firing

Yesterday, VP Pence said Trump acted on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General to fire FBI Director James Comey. Watch:First, Deputy AG Rosenstein didn't directly recommend Comey's firing and today, Trump says he had already planned to fire Comey without the recommendation, contradicting the White House statement and Pence.Amazing interview where Trump contradicts HIS OWN LETTER FIRING COMEY and everything the White House said yesterday pic.twitter.com/voFo9wfwvV— Judd … [Read more...]

Texas Governor Tries to Mobilize Churches in Favor of LGBT Discrimination (UPDATED with Video of John Hagee)

On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott contacted ten megachurch pastors about Texas HB 2899. Abbott told the pastors the bill was being held up by the Speaker of the House and asked the pastors to persuade their congregations to oppose it. Robert Morris, pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, called HB 2899 "the bathroom bill" and urged Christian church goers to voice their opposition to their representatives. Watch Morris urge his congregation to call their legislators.Transcript: Also I … [Read more...]

Reaction to Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order

Earlier today Donald Trump signed an executive order with religious liberty as the subject matter. However, the order did next to nothing of substance. Everything Trump and his supporters want to change must be done legislatively or via rule making.Reaction to the order has been much more interesting and in some cases substantial than the order itself. First, I start with comments from Rick Cohen, Director of Communications with the National Council of Nonprofits. After I saw a press … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order on Religious Freedom (with Text)

Although it is much ado about nothing much, Donald Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom today. After reading through it, I am pretty sure Christian bakers, florists, and photographers are still going to have to serve gays. I don't think this order changes anything. All of these directives specify that any actions be done within existing law. Any real changes must come via legislation.You can read it here and below: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR … [Read more...]

Perception Versus Reality at Gateway Church

As first reported here, Gateway Church is going through a large and significant downsizing of staff, expenses and programs.  This is happening after a year of lavish spending on political activities. Although there is no mass uprising yet as was seen at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, some members and remaining staff are beginning to question the stewardship of the existing leadership.The following video was made by a Gateway Church member who would like to see less lavish spending on … [Read more...]

Staples Apologizes to Wallbuilder’s Live Host Rick Green for Refusing Print Job

This is an interesting story.The office supply company Staples today issued an apology to David Barton associate and Wallbuilders Live co-host Rick Green in response to the refusal by a Sandusky, OH Staples to print 500 copies of a Wallbuilders brochure.In mid-April, Green asked the Sandusky Staples to print 500 brochures advertising Wallbuilders high school government course.  Then via email on April 18, a store representative said the job was being held up because the store had … [Read more...]

Mayor of La Mesa, CA Backs Out of Prayer Luncheon with David Barton as Keynote Speaker

Tomorrow in the San Diego, CA area, self-styled history writer David Barton is slated to address the East County (CA) Mayor's Prayer Luncheon. Four local mayors were slated to attend but today I learned that the mayor of La Mesa, CA, Mark Arapostathis, has decided not to attend. Dr. Arapostathis did not give a reason. One other mayor also dropped out but has declined to comment as of now.Controversy has swirled around the event since at least Monday when a local news source wrote … [Read more...]

Video of Mark Driscoll Blaming Demise of Mars Hill Church on a Governance War; More Elders Respond

In early April, Mark Driscoll stunned many ex-Mars Hill Church leaders with his account on the Life Today TV program of how Mars Hill Church came to an end. Driscoll blamed the problems at Mars Hill Church on an "eight year governance war" and said it centered around disputes over power with his subordinate elders. Last week, one elder, Mike Wilkerson, went on the record on Matt Carter's podcast to contradict Driscoll's account. When Driscoll first made that claim, former elder Mark Dunford also … [Read more...]