Ted Cruz’s Religious Liberty Guidelines Target Gays and Miss the Mark

Awhile back, Ted Cruz formed a committee to advise him on religious liberty issues. However, looking at their initial recommendations released yesterday, it appears the committee had a dual role -- religious liberty and discrimination against GLBT folk.  Here is the press release from the Cruz campaign:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alice Stewart, (202) 365-5654News Release Catherine Frazier, (512) 751-5984March 24, … [Read more...]

Marco Rubio Leads in Poll of Evangelicals; Donald Trump Ties with Hillary Clinton

World magazine is regularly polling 103 leaders/insiders regarding their views of the 2016 presidential contenders. This month Marco Rubio and  Carly Fiorina gained ground among the poll participants.Rubio was considered first choice by 34.5% of the participants while Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Fiorina and John Kasich round out the top five. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each got two votes to tie with 2.3% of the participants. Eighty-one percent said they would not vote for Trump, tops among GOP … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck to Appear at Ed Young’s Fellowship Church on July 5

Glenn Beck will be interviewed at 11am Sunday morning at Fellowship Church near Fort Worth, TX. According to the website, the event will take place at the Hawkins/Allaso Ranch retreat center.Fellowship Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.It seems surreal to have an unabashed Latter Day Saint apologist address a Baptist congregation on Sunday morning.  … [Read more...]

Tony Evans Clarifies Statement About Stronger African-American Families During Slavery

About two hours ago, I received this statement apparently in response to the Christian Post article about Evans' statements about slave families. The CP article triggered a post from me on the subject. Evans' statement:I never had or expressed a doubt that Evans condemned slavery or racism.I offered my view in my post on the subject, linked to his full remarks in that post, and I am glad that Evans extended his remarks on the subject. Even though we don't see this issue the same way, I … [Read more...]

Benny Hinn: 120 Shades of Strange

And there's this:The Five Most Disturbing Things About a Benny Hinn Miracle Service by Corrie Mitchell.Go read it. Someone needs to claim reality with their mouth. … [Read more...]

Ministers Warn Evangelicals About “Unholy Alliance” With NRA

Interesting presser comes across the wire this morning:On Visit to Shooting Scene, Evangelical Leader to Warn of Unholy Alliance with NRAContact: Peggy Nienaber, National Clergy Council, 202-236-0953ISLA VISTA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Reverend Dr. Rob Schenck, president of the Washington, DC based National Clergy Council, will speak at a news conference tomorrow, June 5, 2014, at 11:00 AM in Isla Vista, California, the scene of a recent mass shooting. In his r … [Read more...]

Pentagon again addresses rumors of crackdown on Christians

Yesterday, the Pentagon issued another statement regarding the rumors of a crackdown on religious speech. The Hill picked up on the comments and I have the Department of Defense statement here. In response to queries from various sources, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen sent along the following comments:EEOC rules do not apply to military personnel.There is no DOD wide policy that directly addresses religious proselytizing.  Furthermore, there is no effort within the department to make … [Read more...]

NPR Segment on Changes at Exodus International

A segment on changes at Exodus is coming up on NPR sometime between 4:30 and 4:45pm. It should repeat again between 6:30-6:45pm.I have a few lines but I am not sure who else is in on it.Listen, learn and comment.The audio will be posted at 7pm, but the transcript is here.Rob Gagnon has emerged as a vocal opponent of Exodus. I am baffled by his approach, which seems to make grace conditional on one's behavior or attitude.I intend to write more about this next week. Gagnon says … [Read more...]