Church Files Suit Against Iowa Civil Rights Commission Over 2007 Law Change

Twitter was abuzz a couple of days ago with outrage over a brochure from the Iowa Civil Right Commission which provided guidance on how to comply with a 2007 change in Iowa law to forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. At first, I thought the law had recently been changed but later learned that the law was changed in 2007 and the brochure was first published in 2012. Here is some of the reaction. Clearly the tweeters also thought the change was … [Read more...]

Hillary’s Emails and the Case of Navy Man Bryan Nishimura

It appears all but certain that Hillary Clinton will not face federal charges over her "extremely careless" handling of emails. FBI Director Comey gave her a stern public reprimand but that came with no recommendations for other consequences. Comey also asserted that no prosecutor would take up her case with the set of facts as the FBI had uncovered them. He may be right. However, others have done very similar things and been prosecuted. One such case is Bryan Nishimura.Nishimura, a Navy … [Read more...]

Plaintiffs Respond to Mark Driscoll’s and Sutton Turner’s Motions to Dismiss the RICO Suit: Not Enough Funds to Continue

Today, attorney Brian Fahling filed responses to the motions to dismiss the RICO lawsuit accusing Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner of misuse of funds in their positions as pastors at the now defunct Mars Hill Church in Seattle.Bottom line: Because sufficient funds have not been raised to pursue the case, the suit was not served to Driscoll and Turner. Thus the plaintiffs do not object to dismissal without prejudice (the case could be tried later). Turner had requested the suit be dismissed … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas, You Know the Constitutional Convention Didn’t Have Daily Prayers, Right?

In his new book, Eric Metaxas features the June 28, 1787 motion for daily prayer made by Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention. Earlier today, he tweeted out this message with a link to an excerpt of his book, If You Can Keep It. Did they teach you this in school? Ben Franklin exhorted the Constitutional Convention to pray to God for His help. https://t.co/9iAD2532nA — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) July 4, 2016Based on the way Metaxas tells the story, I can't tell if he kn … [Read more...]

On July 4, 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Died – Happy Independence Day!

With slight editing, this post is reprinted from prior posts on Independence Day. Last year it was the culmination of my Daily Jefferson series.Happy Independence Day!In addition to being Independence Day, this is the day that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826. On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each ot … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Buys a Million Dollar Mid-Century Modern Home

If Driscoll and Co. paid the building's appraised value, they are one rich start up church.Here's the purchase announcement:Hey everyone! I have a really exciting announcement. We have officially purchased our historic church home in Scottsdale, Arizona!Every family needs a home, and this one is a wonderful fit for our church family.I am so thankful for all the hard work from the many volunteers that has already gone into getting this 50-year-old mid-century modern church home … [Read more...]

David Barton: Donald Trump is God’s Candidate in This Election

So he told his Wallbuilders audience today.Right Wing Watch has the audio.What is maddening about Barton's description is that he was asked for advice by a delegate who doesn't believe Trump should represent the GOP. Instead of pointing the delegate to the Free the Delegate movement, he told him to accept Trump as "God's candidate."Barton rationalized his advice: "One thing I know for sure is that in the race of primaries, we had a lot really good God guys in there," Barton said. … [Read more...]

Message to the GOP Rules Committee: Free the Delegates

The Free the Delegate movement is moving. I was in on a conference call over the weekend put on by the Free the Delegate folks and it appears they are serious about proposing a rule change to free delegates to vote for the perceived best candidate, even if that isn't Donald Trump. One sign of serious intent is the development of a command center in Cleveland. Another is the following ad:I think this is just the beginning.  … [Read more...]


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