Taxpayers have given $234 million to an early childhood development organization that promotes introducing infants to transgender ideology by the age of three. It also held a special "Drag Bingo" event for educators and interventionists who attended its most recent conference.
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Urbanites across the country are double bolting their doors and watching their backs as the violent crime wave continues to sweep through many major American cities. Leading the pack with historic criminal highs are Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New York City, though many others have experienced the uptick in brazen lawlessness on their streets.
As furious as Democrats are about the end of Roe v. Wade, they certainly can't complain about the timing. Months away from a midterm bloodbath, the Supreme Court's decision was - in many ways - a political gift. While the issue of abortion may not have the power to upend the November elections, it's certainly given the president's party something to talk about other than his monumental failures. And talk they have - about everything but their radical position of abortion until birth.
On Monday, the New York Times published a story highlighting the growing trend among adolescent girls who identify as transgender and voluntarily undergo surgical breast removal, popularly known as "top surgery." The report comes as experts and lawmakers express increasing concern about the institutional and cultural influences that push transgender ideology on minors and the infringement of parental rights.
"Authentic" and "true self" are the shibboleths of the postmodern age. Being "real" is what counts even if to be real one must deny physical and visible reality. What, though, do these mandatory axioms actually mean?
News of newly elected right-wing Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's victory rippled across the pond Sunday night, marking a historic turn for Italian politics. Though her critics were quick to tie Meloni's alleged political history with a neo-fascist agenda, her straightforward approach to Italy, and by extension, Europe's issues has garnered whole-hearted support from other conservative EU party leaders like Viktor Orban.
Although President Joe Biden declared that "the pandemic is over" last Sunday on "60 Minutes," the Biden administration seems to hold the vaccination mandate more sacred than religious liberty - and America's national security is paying the price.
A large contingent of FBI agents arrested a pro-life activist at his home on September 23 over an almost year-old and highly disputed incident with a pro-abortion supporter outside an abortion facility in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, no arrests have been made in the FBI's now three-month long investigation of attacks on dozens of pregnancy resource centers and pro-life organizations since May.
The whole concept behind Salesforce is to help companies connect with customers. So it's more than a little ironic that the CEO behind the effort is intent on driving a political wedge between his own business and half of America. For Marc Benioff, who's spent years turning Salesforce into a woke social force, it's no surprise that he'd threaten to yank his company from pro-life states. The real surprise - at least for Benioff - may be how little those conservative states care.
"Every two hours a Christian is killed," said Gia Chacon, founder of For the Martyrs at the third annual March for the Martyrs that took place this past Saturday in Washington, D.C. In 2021 alone, more than 360 million Christians have suffered persecution and discrimination, 5,898 Christians were killed for their faith, 5,110 churches and Christian buildings were attacked, and 4,765 believers were detained without trials, arrested, sentenced, or imprisoned.
"By land, by air, or by sea!" Suzanne Scholte, an American activist, proclaimed. These are the means through which she and others are working to get information to people in the world's most closed country, North Korea. It's a daunting task - one that's become increasingly difficult.
So is abortion now illegal in America? Is the battle to protect life won at long last? Far from it! Although the June 24 Supreme Court decision in Dobbs clearly states that its 1973 decision was in error, and that there is no constitutional right to abortion, the fight for the right to life now moves to the states ... and to you!
After the Supreme Court handed down its historic decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in June of this year, overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to enact laws that protect the unborn, the pro-life movement was united in celebration for the lives to be saved. But with the celebration came questions. Many in the pro-life movement may be wondering exactly where we go from here. Now that a key battle in the war has been won, what's next for the pro-life movement?
Voters pleaded with Republican leaders to protect parental rights, children's modesty, and religious liberty as the GOP unveiled its "Commitment to America" midterm agenda on Friday morning - asking would-be Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to make America "godly" and become "the party of parents."
Earlier this week, Great Britain and indeed all of the world mourned as Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest next to her beloved husband Philip. The last two weeks have been a time of tremendous change for Great Britain as they received both a new head of government and a new head of state within a matter of days.
While the Left often circumvents real issues that concern Americans, a recent poll highlighted the ideology most are afraid of: socialism. National Review reported on Monday that 55% of Americans are more worried about the "Socialist Left" than "MAGA Republicans."
On Friday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) offered her thoughts on Twitter regarding the human rights protests currently happening in Iran. Ocasio-Cortez's take? She wrote, "Mahsa Amini was senselessly murdered by the same patriarchal and autocratic forces repressing women the world over. The right to choose belongs to us all, from hijabs to reproductive care." In other words, AOC sees the recent wave of American pro-life legislation protecting unborn lives across the nation after the overturn of Roe v. Wade as being comparable to the oppression of women living under radical Islam.
SB 107 is sitting on California Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) desk right now awaiting his anticipated signature, and many American parents are disturbed by what this could mean for their families. The bill would allow minors to obtain procedures such as puberty blockers, hormones, and gender transition surgeries, which several states are restricting or banning altogether.
In the space of just 33 words, Biden uttered two outright lies. The first is that Graham's bill does not include exceptions in the cases of rape and incest. The second lie is the contention that the Catholic Church has somehow changed its position recently with regard to abortion.
We're being watched, and it's not just paranoia. How should Christians view privacy in a state of surveillance?
Jesus commanded His disciples to say what they mean and mean what they say. "Let your yes be 'yes' and your no be 'no,'" He told them (Matthew 5:37). Being clear and firm is a matter not only of integrity but of courage. Backtracking and rationalizing clear, definitive statements signals weakness and, sometimes, cowardice.
Republican leaders prepared to unveil the "Commitment to America" plan, their 2022 midterm pledge that they believe will draw a sharp contrast between themselves and congressional Democrats on core issues including abortion, the right of parents to a successful public education that respects their values, economic prosperity, and constitutional rights.
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, denied that unborn children have a heartbeat at six weeks and that the ultrasound is part of a grand conspiracy to give men control over women's bodies - statements that run contrary to well-established facts and medical standards of fetal development.
The military is struggling mightily to meet their recruitment goals. In August, reports came in that the Army had only "recruited about 52% of its goal for fiscal year 2022 and is likely to wind up short by as many as 15,000 recruits." Significant shortages in personnel are also being reported by the Air Force and Navy. Meanwhile, Biden's military leaders continue to flounder in woke ideologies that are being pushed on servicemembers.
College football season is back - and so is the politicization of a fall pastime that used to unite Americans across the aisle. This year's game day rivalries on the University of Massachusetts's home field consist of a little more than fans with opposing school spirit. With plans to host the Liberty University Flames on their territory for their October 8 home game, UMass announced that the game day will also be "Pride Day."
On Monday, the steps of the Harrisburg Capitol Building were packed with pro-life supporters who traveled from every corner of Pennsylvania to march for life. This event marked the first state March for Life in a post-Roe America - and offered fascinating insight into the dichotomy of enthusiasm between pro-lifers and abortion supporters.
"Since the students had done nothing wrong, I never thought that they would be brutally shot by machine guns," one woman in northern Burma, also called Myanmar, told The Guardian. It started as a normal day for the woman, who has asked to remain anonymous for her safety. She was not concerned when she first saw government helicopters pass by because they had flown over the remote village before without incident. But the helicopters returned, and with them, terror.
On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced a proposed tax relief package that would provide $1.1 billion in tax relief to Florida families, including provisions to make necessary baby items like diapers, cribs, and strollers permanently tax exempt. Due to a record budget surplus, DeSantis is seeking to "allow families to purchase items for their children at a lower cost and help families keep more money in their pockets."
When governors started bussing migrants to sanctuary cities, not everyone was pleased. A sheriff in San Antonio launched a criminal investigation into Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), and others have referred to the tactic as "human trafficking." Others have taken a theological approach claiming that those who call themselves Christians (both DeSantis and Abbott do) should know better than to use immigrants as political pawns. Is it unbiblical to relocate immigrants to make a point?
Dozens of congressmen have introduced a bill accusing the Biden administration of "dereliction of duty" after its nearly three-month-long investigation into abortion extremists' crime spree against pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) has yet to yield a single known arrest.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has renewed her heated campaign against pregnancy resource centers by implying that the crisis pregnancy center "industry" lures "pregnant people" into its offices - not to help expectant mothers - but to conduct "surveillance" that could help politicians prosecute women who obtain illegal abortions. Pro-life health care providers call the allegations ludicrous, and a former human trafficking victim replied to Warren's incendiary rhetoric by saying, "I wish she'd be quiet."
As the flood of illegal immigrants at America's southern border crests to an all-time high, a Texas sheriff has called out the Biden administration's immigration policies as creating a "class of slaves," while also asserting that the real numbers of illegal immigrant crossings are far higher than what is generally understood. In his opinion, the administration is also "aiding and abetting" the flow of illegal narcotics into the U.S.
One of the best ways to fight cultural absurdity is to make fun of it. Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip "Dilbert," has spent 33 years leaning into that philosophy - poking fun at the woke mob, the cancel culture, and the outlandish social policies of the Left. After all, G.K. Chesterton once said, "Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle." But for Adams, getting under the door isn't the problem. Having the door slammed in his face by 77 newspapers is.
The much-watched trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen, a widely respected Catholic cardinal from Hong Kong, was delayed from its scheduled start this week. He and five others were charged with failing to apply for a local society registration for their former nonprofit, the 612 Humanitarian Fund between July 16, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2021. The fund offered financial and legal aid to pro-democracy protesters who protested a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China in 2019.
As polls show Democrats threatening to dam up the GOP's big red wave, former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee revealed the three issues that he thinks will chart the path to his fellow Republicans' victory in November - including a firm commitment to life. "Keep it simple," the former governor says.
KathyGrace Duncan, who once lived as a man, is now an advocate for women who identify as transgender at Portland Fellowship in Oregon. Recently, she gave her testimony as part of a panel discussion on the transgender movement at Family Research Council's annual Pray Vote Stand Summit.
"Every year, one million Hispanic youth turn 18 and become eligible to vote. Since 2016 voter registration numbers among Hispanic Americans have swelled 24% compared to 9% for all other ethnic groups in America. Recently, we've seen evidence that Hispanic Americans, whether they be Mexicans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, etc., are changing their voting behavior, and leaving the Democratic Party in favor of the Republican Party."
If Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) hadn't done anything since his shock win last November, he'd probably still be an improvement over his radical predecessor. For one, the Commonwealth wouldn't have a leader who openly embraced infanticide. For another, voters would at least have someone on the record who believes that parents - not schools - know best.
On September 16, reports surfaced that the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), a leading organization that advocates for transgender medical procedures, had removed all age guidelines regarding the appropriate time to start puberty blocking drugs and undergo surgeries to remove healthy organs. The revelations come as news emerged Monday that a South Carolina clinic may have dispensed cross-sex hormones to children as young as four.
My name is Geng He, and I am the wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. My two children and I have not seen my husband in 14 years. To this day, we do not even know if he is still alive. In our endless longing to see him again, we helped create this incredible art piece, "Relief Sculpture of Gao Zhisheng."
The recent ceremonies surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II communicated solemnity, sadness, honor, and dignity. Not only a nation, but much of the world mourned the death of the Queen, who for decades symbolized the solidity of the British monarchy. And yet, earthly ceremonies come and go, reminding us palpably of greater realities. But they will not last long in our memories. The triumphal march of Christ to the New Jerusalem, however, is no such occasion. It is not a ceremony to recall only occasionally. It is the very destiny of our days.
Yeshiva University, a private Orthodox Jewish university in New York City, is refusing to back down following their temporary setback at the Supreme Court last week. In a 5-4 decision on Friday, the Supreme Court reinstated a New York trial court decision that required Yeshiva University to approve an LGBT club on campus despite school officials saying it violated their religious beliefs.
A documentary, released Monday, unveils the stories of three women who previously identified as transgender in a futile attempt to escape depression and suicidal thoughts.
At the beginning of this year, Wendell Perez got a call that no father ever wants to receive - his elementary-aged daughter had attempted to hang herself in the school bathroom. It was only until the child's second suicide attempt in a matter of two days that Perez and his wife found out that the school was secretly transitioning the young girl into a male identity, without the parents' knowledge or consent.
The Biden administration has set another national record on illegal immigration: For the first time in U.S. history, more than two million illegal border crossings took place in one year at the southern border, according to new government statistics released Monday afternoon.
In the eyes of the Biden administration, the summer of 2022 has been going so well that it merited a concert: a performance by James Taylor on the South Lawn of the White House last week. But someone at the White House forgot to send the celebratory memo to the American people. In a "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, President Biden yet again displayed just how out of touch he is with reality.
Queen Elizabeth II is being mourned around the world for bringing dignity, warmth, and discretion to her role as monarch and international role model. But the mourning is not universal.
Vladimir Putin is in trouble. His unwarranted but massive invasion of Ukraine has been repudiated by all but the world's most repulsive governments and, more immediately, on the battlefield. The recent defeat of Russian forces across a wide front has demonstrated the weakness of the Russian military and the ineptitude of its commanders.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday cited the words of Jesus from Mark 12:31 in support of abortion, "Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these." The billboard campaign advertises California abortion in seven pro-life states - Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas.
What is the first word of the United States Constitution? "We." People will say: "You work for me. You need to do what I say to do. You work for me." And I try to smile at them and say: "Actually, I work for we." Because this selfish attitude has become more and more prevalent, that the whole world is about me. But the power of our Constitution began with this very simple principle of "we."
Ambassador Sam Brownback discusses religious freedom with TWS - both internationally and what's at stake in America. He emphasizes its importance and how Americans can and must stand up for the nation's most crucial right.
Libby Emmons, Editor-in-Chief of the Post Millennial, talks to TWS about sifting through media bias and misinformation. She gives readers advice on how to navigate finding good news outlets.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) overhauled the state's transgender policy for public schools, preventing administrators from hiding children's gender transition from their own parents and affirming parents' right to "nurture values and beliefs for their own children."
Adianis Morales shares with The Washington Stand how she has used FRC Action's resources to rally conservative voters for the polls. She explains the importance of voting according to Christian values and reveals the response she has received in Florida.
Wisconsin parents asked a federal court last week for a permanent injunction against the Eau Claire Area School District's (ECASD) gender identity policy "to vindicate parents' fundamental rights to care for and raise their children, and to religious freedom." The unincorporated group Parents Protecting Our Children explain that the gender identity policy "mandates that schools and teachers hide critical information regarding a child's health from his or her parents."
Rob Bluey, Executive Editor of The Daily Signal, gives TWS the scoop on why alternative media sources are necessary. He advises conservatives to have a balanced media diet and healthy skepticism of social media.
Key midterm elections are intensifying in battleground states like Pennsylvania, with the abortion issue taking center stage in the campaign strategies of candidates like John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro. Given that inflation has hit 40-year highs under the Biden administration and violent crime is on the rise in Democratic-run cities after their push to defund police departments, it is little wonder that Democrats are scrambling for a leg to run on in November.
A woman facing an unexpected pregnancy may experience complex and conflicting emotions surrounding the best path forward for both her unborn child and herself. When mothers hear messages about placing their child for adoption that deliberately paint the process in a negative light, it becomes more difficult for them to believe that choosing adoption when necessary is an act of love.
Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Ga., brings a word of hope to Christians, charging young Americans to "turn on the light" in the world around them in an interview with TWS. He reminds Christians of the biblical mandate to pray for leaders on every side of the aisle.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee charges Christians to get off the sidelines and engage with the culture in an interview with TWS. He encourages them not to pay attention to criticism and remember that even Jesus was unpopular during his time on earth.
Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin lamented that the Afghanistan withdrawal "will go down in history as the worst foreign policy failure in U.S. history. And every decision that was made was wrong." Setting aside the catastrophic ramifications for religious freedom, it also broadcast a global image of America as weak and hapless.
Apparently signaling a lack of support, Senate Democrats on Thursday postponed voting on a bill that would officially declare same-sex marriage the law in all 50 states.
The West Virginia legislature passed a new abortion ban on Tuesday, the second state to do so after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. The state House of Representatives passed H.B. 302 by a three-to-one margin (69-23) on July 27. The state Senate approved (22-7) an amended version on Tuesday, and the House passed (77-17) the bill with the Senate's amendments the same day. Governor Jim Justice (R) is expected to sign the bill.
Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, explains to TWS how America has strayed from Judeo-Christian values. From his perspective as a prominent neurosurgeon, Carson also unpacks how science affirms that a baby in the womb is a complete human being.
Congressional Republicans have introduced the first national pro-life protection since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, aiming to safeguard children capable of feeling pain from abortion - a proposal favored by a lopsided majority of Americans, including nearly two-thirds of Democrats.
Ryan Bomberger, cofounder of the Radiance Foundation, debunks the commonly used exception that abortion is moral in cases of rape and incest, from his own personal testimony of being "conceived in rape, but adopted in love."
Katy Faust, founder and leader of the child advocacy group Them Before Us, gives TWS a preview of her upcoming main stage talk where she explains how the "Respect for Marriage Act" would infringe upon children's rights.
Allie Beth Stuckey, host of BlazeTV's "Relatable," shares some ways that young women and moms can "raise a respectful ruckus" against evil in their lives and at the polls. "Politics is not the only way or even often the primary way to love your neighbor, but it is a necessary way to love your neighbor," she told TWS in a preview of her main stage talk.\r
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and popular podcast host, unpacks the significance of the upcoming Senate vote on the "Respect for Marriage Act" and the implications it could have if passed. He gives a sneak peek to TWS on his Pray Vote Stand Summit main stage address.
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) has sustained so many serious attacks over the past few years that it could use a little comic relief. In a new lawsuit filed Monday in Washington Superior Court, that's exactly what its critics provide. Founded by the Free Methodist Church USA (FMC) as Seattle Seminary, SPU has come under fire for expecting of employees a lifestyle consistent with biblical standards, as set forth in a detailed, nuanced Statement on Human Sexuality, which says that sex should be limited to "the context of the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman."
After a slew of states passed laws aimed at strengthening election integrity in 2021 in the wake of voting irregularities that surfaced in the 2020 election, Democrats spent months attacking the bills, saying they would lead to "voter suppression." But data from recent primary elections indicate that voter turnout increased following the passage of the new laws, and experts say that these laws aimed at securing elections lead to increased voter confidence in the election system.
FRC Public Comments Highlight ‘Dangers’ to Women and Children in Proposed Title IX Redefinition of ‘Sex’
On September 12, in response to the U.S. Department of Education's proposed Title IX ruling which redefines "sex" to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," Family Research Council (FRC) submitted a public comment addressing both the legal and social ramifications of this controversial ruling.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has declared his intention to push through a bill to codify same-sex marriage "in the coming weeks." The measure, called the Respect for Marriage Act, would override a 1996 law defining marriage as "only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife" and reinforce the Supreme Court's controversial Obergefell decision with the force of federal statute.
Since the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs, the abortion industry has worked to conflate the cultural and medical definitions of abortion. Their attempts to blur the lines between the intentional killing of a child in an abortion and the tragic unintended death of a child in a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy are hurtful, insulting, and dangerous.
How quickly free speech has deteriorated in our current age of "misinformation." In public policy we've gone from the Lincoln-Douglas debates to, "We have to pass the bill so that we can find out what is in it." Making an argument is seldom permitted, and when you do, it's only when approved by the "Fact Checkers." This point may be debatable, but debate itself is now a lost concept.
The U.S. military has suffered a string of humiliating defeats over the past 18 months, second only to the humiliation of surrendering Afghanistan to the Taliban. These defeats have not come from the hands of a foreign foe (although that may happen soon), nor even at the hands of an invasive species of ideology (although they have tried their hardest to embarrass themselves). Rather, I mean the string of defeats that the U.S. Constitution has handed to various branches of the military in the U.S. judicial system.
June's Dobbs Supreme Court decision put abortion at the epicenter of public forum debate, paving a platform on mass media for advocates to lay out a case for life. Last night, an episode of "Dr. Phil" aired on the topic of abortion, featuring president and founder of the pro-life organization Live Action, Lila Rose, along with a number of individuals representing the pro-abortion side.
As the Senate considers the "Respect for Marriage Act," a bill that would codify the right to same-sex marriage into federal law, dozens of conservative groups representing millions of Americans have expressed grave concerns that the legislation will imperil the religious freedom rights of Christians and those of other faiths who believe that marriage is a sacred bond established by God that is reserved for one man and one woman. Ordinary business owners like Donald Vander Boon have already experienced what life can be like when their beliefs about marriage run afoul with the federal government's view.
If your stride recently became lopsided, it's likely because your wallet is unusually light. Your hard-earned money may have fallen through an imaginary hole at the supermarket cash register. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, rose 8.3% over the last 12 months, with August numbers increasing 0.1% from July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday. The increase came despite gasoline prices declining 12.2% (not seasonally adjusted) from July, as most other prices continued to rise.
Crime Against Pro-Life Centers ‘Will Become Routine’ Without Prosecution: Fmr. Counterintelligence Expert
Attacks on pro-life churches and pregnancy resource centers could become a daily occurrence if liberal district attorneys and a complacent Justice Department refuse to prosecute the perpetrators, according to a former FBI counterterrorism and intelligence expert.
Vice President Kamala Harris was "gaslighting" the American people when she likened those who question the integrity of the 2020 election to the perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, lobbing a "gross insult" at those who perished on 9/11 and presenting "the picture of extreme" thinking, a Republican congressman has said. The actions of the Democratic Party - including those of Harris - could not survive the judgment she has passed on Republicans, he said.
At a press conference, Officer Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida, reported that the department's recent "Fall Haul" sting operation was a rousing success, arresting 160 individuals connected to human trafficking. Cumulatively, the convicts racked up 52 felonies, including Offering to Engage in Lewdness, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, and Negligent Child Abuse.
On Friday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough excoriated Christians who oppose abortion on the grounds that Jesus "never once mentioned it." Reducing the gospel to a single issue is "heresy," he said, and those who do so "are using Jesus as a shield to make 10-year-old, raped girls go through a living and breathing hell here on earth."
Despite having hundreds of thousands of fewer customers, Planned Parenthood committed a record-breaking number of abortions and received an historic amount of funding from U.S. taxpayers in 2021, according to its newly released report.
On September 9, attorneys representing the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit asking the full court to consider the college's case that it cannot be legally forced to allow biological men in women's private spaces, including dorms, bathrooms, and locker rooms.
Organizers of the September 9-11 Boise Pride Festival cancelled a "Drag Kids" performance after public pressure prompted multiple sponsors to pull their support. The event advertised drag performances by children "from ages 11-18," which conservative sleuther Christopher Rufo uncovered on the Tuesday before the event.
Sex education debates - or shall we better call them battles? - in the states and in local schools are in the news every day. In the chaos, confusion, and controversy of sex education, a clearer understanding of the two opposing approaches is needed. They are defined as "comprehensive sex education" (CSE) and "abstinence" (or "abstinence-only"). Both are misnomers.
A left-leaning New York think tank sounded a familiar warning about Arizona's "voter suppression bills" being "dangerously close to becoming law." Little more than a year later, in August 2022, Arizona notched a record for high turnout in a primary election as 1.45 million voters participated, or 35.1% of those registered, surpassing the previous record in a 2000 primary by 7,000 ballots.
Dr. Maya Angelou famously said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." Likewise, when elected Republican legislators show us their anti-life cowardice, we should believe them.
Each year on September 11, the families of the victims gather at the site of the Twin Towers for a memorial service where the names of the 2,983 victims are read aloud. Alongside 10 of the names, the words, "and her unborn child" are read. These names, which are inscribed on the 9/11 memorial, as well as Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child who were killed in the 1993 terrorist bombing at the World Trade Center, remind Americans of the impact of every life.
While the Biden administration is working overtime to dispel fears that it is weaponizing government power to target political enemies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is weaponizing government power to target political enemies. And, just like a bully, it's picking on those smaller than itself.
On Thursday, the District of Columbia's Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) declared a public state of emergency over the nearly 10,000 migrants that have continued to arrive by the busload at Union Station since April. In a statement, Bowser announced that she will be devoting $10 million of the city's funds for her new Office of Migrant Services to support the humanitarian efforts by both the city government and charity organizations meeting the migrants upon their arrival.
On August 31, the California State Senate passed a bill that would allow courts in California to take custody of minors from out of state who come to the Golden State seeking gender transition surgeries and cross-sex hormones, even if these actions go against the wishes of the minors' parents. Legal experts and children's advocates warn that the measure, which awaits Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) signature to become law, is almost certainly unconstitutional, would cause severe harm to the health and wellbeing of children, and would egregiously violate parental custody rights.
Queen Elizabeth II often showed a deeply held faith, especially in her ceremonial role in delivering her annual Christmas broadcasts - messages that were often more orthodox, and more substantive, than the sermons delivered by the clergy of her Anglican Communion. Here are five faith-inspired examples of royal rhetoric that show her sincere, and well-articulated faith.
For all his professed concern over threats to "our democracy," President Joe Biden's recent actions to expand abortion for active-duty and retired soldiers - which a Biden administration official says is "what our nation owes them" - is "running rogue over our Constitution," a Republican congressman has said.
Over the weekend, Instagram delivered a hit to the pornography industry by deplatforming Pornhub from its audience of over 13 million followers. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) claims the Meta-owned company's action is a result of their lobbying against the organization. In a press release, CEO Dawn Hawkins applauds Instagram's stand against sexual exploitation. "Instagram is courageously choosing to stop partnering with Pornhub, and it is time for all corporate entities to follow its example," Hawkins said.
A lot has and will be written about Queen Elizabeth II. But what must not be forgotten in the many tributes to the late queen is her faith in Jesus Christ.
On Wednesday, the Miami-Dade School Board, which represents the nation's fourth-largest school district, voted against a measure that would have recognized October as "LGBTQ history month." The vote follows an August 23 school board election in which Miami-Dade was flipped to a conservative majority.
Passing a bill enshrining same-sex marriage in national law would put the existence of religious nonprofit ministries at risk and send "a pretty strong message that religious beliefs don't matter," a Republican senator has said.Some Republicans "just want to get this thing behind us, and the faster we can do that, the better. And the best way to do that is to simply give them the votes they need to pass the bill," Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on "Washington Watch" Wednesday "That would be a terrible mistake," he said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday extended emergency measures implemented in late August to mitigate an extraordinary heat wave's effect on the state's energy grid. The National Weather Service forecasts "dangerously hot conditions" with temperatures into the triple digits likely to persist through Friday. "Many state buildings will power down lights and air conditioning beginning at 4:00 p.m. to save energy." The emergency declaration "will allow power plants to generate additional electricity" and "permits use of backup generators."
The advent of a Supreme Court populated by jurists who believe the Constitution is not legal putty but a text with definite meanings has created angst, heartache, and deep anger among those on the Left. Perhaps the most vivid case in point is a new book by legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, "Worse Than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism." Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California-Berkeley law school, argues that "the Framers likely did not want their views to control constitutional interpretation."
Students across the nation are returning to school this fall. Many are still a year or more behind where they should be, due to the learning loss triggered by the panicky shutdowns and inexcusable "virtual" learning inflicted upon them over the past three years. But for some students, going back to school looks much different than what they were expecting, for one simple reason: it hasn't happened yet.
In the name of saving the planet and re-defining social equity, ESG standards are being rapidly adopted and enforced across the world. There are billionaires, political figures, Big Tech moguls, and educational elites who promote this new philosophy - and they are not only pushing America toward ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) laws, but they are pushing the unquestioning acceptance of things like Synthetic Sex Identity, Social Emotional Learning curricula, and critical race theory in our schools and universities, diversity mandates in our businesses, and a new branch of gender health care practices across the world.
With November's midterm elections just eight weeks away, Democrats are seeing President Biden's recent sharply-worded rhetoric and abortion rights as rallying points to make the midterm elections close, which have been expected for months to go the GOP's way. Meanwhile, warnings are emerging that conservative voters cannot afford to rest easy on predictions of a comfortable victory in November.
U.N. Human Rights Official: Christians ‘Misuse Religious Narratives’ to Deny Minors Transgender Surgeries
A United Nations expert has accused Christians in the U.S. of "the misuse of religious narratives" and the "deliberate exploitation" of believers to oppose extreme gender ideology and transgender surgeries for minors - among other "egregious abuses" of LGBT people's human rights. The U.N. figure says permanently sterilizing teens represents "the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health," recommends U.S. schools adopt sex education that teach homosexuality and gender fluidity, and refers to women as "persons with gestational faculties."
Senate Democrats have crammed a bill to codify same-sex marriage into a continuing resolution to fund the government past September 30. "We need the federal government to pass funding authorizations by the end of September," explained Travis Weber, FRC's vice president for Policy and Government Affairs, on "Washington Watch." But codifying same-sex marriage is "still obviously unacceptable, whether a standalone vote or attached to funding bills."
On Wednesday, USA Today featured an article detailing the "major panic" across women's college sports as coaches and athletic administrators encounter state laws protecting unborn children from the evil of abortion. The article quotes one Power Five coach from a pro-life state as saying, "If a young woman is in a moment of crisis, that is when they need to know they can rely on us. The ruling doesn't change that it's our job to support and serve these young women - it's just made it a lot more challenging."
This week, the state senate in South Carolina is discussing a bill that would protect the lives of unborn babies beginning at conception. While the bill is not perfect - given that it fails to protect unborn children conceived in rape or incest from abortion - it is succeeding at finally correcting the misleading language of other pro-life protections that feature the "life of the mother" exception.
As the states continue to pass pro-life protections that defend the unborn from abortion, it is important to consider the necessity for these laws to protect all unborn lives. Sadly, the importance of protecting unborn children who are prenatally diagnosed with disabilities has fallen to the wayside in the national conversation about abortion. Some states protecting unborn lives from conception are failing to include babies with a prenatal diagnosis under that protection.
Disney-owned FX is releasing a new adult cartoon series, "Little Demon," about a woman who has a fling with Satan (voiced by popular actor Danny DeVito) and bears his child. With the animation coming soon to Disney+, Star+, and Hulu, the parents of Disney's primary audience are not happy about this release.
In a speech brimming with dehumanizing and erroneous statements, President Joe Biden hit upon a truth: "I believe we were in a battle for the soul of this nation." His insight is true, if unoriginal. Unfortunately, Biden's fighting on the wrong side.
As negative mental health outcomes for young people continue to reach unprecedented levels, many are pointing to the increased use of social media as a main culprit. Experts say that a two-pronged approach of more parental guidance and new laws governing Big Tech companies are needed to combat the problem.
It was a dark and angry sight. Motionless soldiers flanked the grizzled head of state as he angrily condemned his political opponents in front of a black-and-red background. Worthy of a Hollywood portrayal for a third-world Hitler wannabe, the setting appropriately transformed the iconic Independence Hall into a dystopian hellscape for a presidential address that presented a "dangerous escalation in rhetoric," according to a majority of Americans (56.8%) and independents (62.4%).
The Biden administration remains manically committed to weaponizing the U.S. government and civil rights law to advance the LGBTQ+ agenda. The Department of Education's newly proposed Title IX rule uses the federal rulemaking process to destabilize students with gender ideology, roll back rights for women and girls, and undermine parental rights, just to name a few - all in order to force the LGBTQ+ political agenda on every public school student in America.
Though cases of incest are unquestionably tragedies, failing to protect the innocent babies conceived in these difficult circumstances is punishing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty. Unfortunately, in several pro-life states that have legally protected their unborn citizens from abortion, children conceived by incest are not receiving the same protection.
It is always impressive when a national political leader unapologetically speaks the truth. That's what Liz Truss, the Tory (conservative) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and the new Prime Minister of Great Britain, did during an interview on September 4. She told the BBC that the economics of redistribution - taking money from one segment of the population and giving it to another - don't work.
As the states continue to pass pro-life protections that defend the unborn from abortion, it is important to consider the necessity for these laws to protect all unborn lives. Sadly, the importance of protecting unborn children who are prenatally diagnosed with disabilities has fallen to the wayside in the national conversation about abortion.
White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre declared at the August 31 press briefing: "When you are not with what majority of Americans are, then, you know, that is extreme. That is an extreme way of thinking." By his own criteria, Joe Biden sits atop the most extremist administration in decades. The disconnect between his actions and those of mainstream Americans could hardly be more profound. How? Let us count the ways.
A representative of the United Nations has instructed U.S. officials to better implement a treaty against racism and that they must make it easier to abort minority children. Promoting abortion under the guise of fighting discrimination proves that the global body's aggressive drive to undermine pro-life laws around the world "has reached a dangerous new level," a U.N. watchdog has told The Washington Stand.
The Christian life is described as warfare, a boxing match, or a race. We have opponents that make our journey more difficult - the world, the flesh, and the devil. So, we need to keep the end in view. To help us remember how to obey God rightly, and to encourage us in our Christian walk, we can hardly do better than study the book of Deuteronomy.
Though cases of rape and incest are unquestionably tragedies, failing to protect the innocent babies conceived in these difficult circumstances is punishing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty. Unfortunately, in several pro-life states that have legally protected their unborn citizens from abortion, children conceived by rape and incest are not receiving the same protection.
Last week, country music wife Brittany Aldean made ripples online when she took a strong social media stance against allowing children to go through gender transitioning. In the openly conservative influencer's words, her comments that were "taken out of context" were labeled "transphobic" by multiple mainstream media outlets and progressive country music counterparts.
Unfortunately, like many other educational places in the U.S., the Smithsonian has fallen privy to critical theory and is propagating a radical cultural agenda. In the National Museum of American History, an exhibit called "Girlhood: It's Complicated," looks at the political impact of women from a young age - girlhood.
In the weeks following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the abortion industry has ruthlessly sought to sell the lie that treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is the same thing as abortion. When combatting this deception with the truth, it can be helpful to know the story of a couple who experienced the heartbreak of ectopic pregnancy, so that it is not hypothetical, but concrete. This is the story of Sean and Emily's ectopic pregnancy - a tragedy that will impact the rest of their lives.
On Tuesday, Biden introduced his "Safer America Plan," his newly unveiled solution to fund policing, prevent crime, and ban assault weapons. "It's based on a simple notion," he said. "When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not 'defund the police,' it's 'fund the police.'" This comes in contrast to the Democrats' strategy to defund the police during the riots of 2020.
In his speech, Biden essentially dehumanizes a whole segment of the American people. In doing so, he divorces them from the country for which many of them have served and fought, worked and prayed. He does not appeal to what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature" but castigates millions of Americans as virtual demons.
In a nationally televised speech Thursday night, President Joe Biden warned that "MAGA Republicans" have "fanned the flames of political violence" and constitute a "threat to American democracy," charges a conservative congressman says aim only to "dehumanize" his political opponents.
On Wednesday, nurse practitioner Paige Casey sued her former employer, CVS, for firing her simply based on her religious beliefs regarding abortion-causing drugs. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, tensions - and corporate political activism - regarding abortion have been at an all-time high. Casey's case could be an important indicator of what might happen to corporations that discriminate against employees with a religious conviction that life begins at conception.
As the states continue to pass pro-life protections that defend the unborn from abortion, it is important to consider the necessity for these laws to protect all unborn lives. Sadly, the importance of protecting unborn children who are prenatally diagnosed with disabilities has fallen to the wayside in the national conversation about abortion.
National Review's Nate Hochman "spent the last couple of weeks digging into exactly what kinds of LGBT activist groups and medical clinics MLB franchises and teams were funding under the auspices of these LGBT-themed pride nights." What he found makes a drag queen story hour seem like Sesame Street. For 20 out of the 29 teams, these pride nights were "funding groups that were either promoting sex changes for children as young as 12 years old, or ... actually providing them themselves."
COVID Shutdown Repercussions, Teacher Vacancies, and Ideologies among Problems Plaguing Education, Experts Say
National test results released on Thursday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) revealed that the math and reading scores of elementary school students reached historic lows in 2022, with an unprecedented drop in math and the largest drop in 32 years in reading among nine-year-olds. Experts say that the drops can be attributed to a variety of factors, including repercussions from school shutdowns, discipline issues, open borders, classroom time spent on controversial ideologies, and other factors.
Attorney General Merrick Garland distributed a memo Tuesday to all Department of Justice (DOJ) staff, to "reaffirm and remind all Department personnel of our existing policies regarding communications between the Justice Department and Congress." According to those policies, "no Department employee may communicate with Senators, Representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination, consultation, and approval by OLA [Office of Legislative Affairs]." If you believe Garland, the memo was purely routine.
‘That’s How You Get away with It’: Liberal Principal Admits Discriminating against Religious Teachers
An undercover video has captured a public school administrator admitting that he quietly refuses to hire "brainwashed" religious teachers and older people, so he can impose his own liberal views on the district's schoolchildren. His comments touched off a torrent of criticism from Catholic officials, education experts, and Democratic elected officials.
Madrigal-Borloz is the "SOGI czar" at the United Nations. Or, more precisely, he is the U.N.'s so-called independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI. The Costa Rican lawyer just concluded an official visit to the United States intended to "assess" the "human rights of LGBT persons" here.
In the aftermath of Roe v. Wade's overturn, disinformation and fearmongering have been the only tools left in the abortion industry's kit to convince the nation that life-affirming laws are somehow dangerous for women. The abortion industry has shown that they will stop at nothing to continue profiting from their evil work, whether it is spreading ableist narratives about fetal anomalies or falsely equating ectopic pregnancy treatment with abortion.
It's only been a few months since Disney was humiliated at the hands of Florida Republicans - and already, the Left is declaring the war against woke capital dead. The wet blankets at USA Today, in an attempt to dishearten conservatives, announced that none of the party's plans to infiltrate Big Business are working. This strategy "isn't winning over shareholders of the nation's largest companies," the paper claims. But as this month's polls remind us, hardly anyone in America trusts the media. And based on this story, now is no time to start.
Sometimes, when having a hard conversation about a sensitive topic like abortion, it can help to be armed with the true stories, experiences, and words of those who have personally faced what it means to protect life without exceptions. In the coming days, The Washington Stand will be featuring the lived experiences and wisdom of strong individuals who have carried their babies to term after receiving a prenatal diagnosis, survived an ectopic pregnancy, and been conceived through rape and incest.
It has now been over seven years since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision mandated that all 50 states recognize same-sex marriage. As the current court case of Yeshiva University illustrates, there appears to be no end in sight to the legal battle between LGBT rights activists and religious institutions who maintain belief in biblical sexuality.
On August 30, 2021, the last American troops left Afghanistan, entrusting hundreds of American civilians and thousands of Afghan allies left behind to the brutal mercy of the Taliban. This was to meet President Biden's deadline to withdraw all U.S. military personnel by August 31, 2021, one year from Wednesday. The arbitrary withdrawal timeline was not modified to conditions on the ground. Over the advice of his generals, President Biden insisted that American troops would leave by the end of August, no matter who was left behind. And that was the end of the conversation.
Mass lockdowns, the West's preferred response to COVID-19, cost millions of years of lost lives and "harmed nearly every single poor person on the face of the Earth," concluded a leading scientist. "The lockdowns harmed nearly every single poor person on the face of the Earth, and it did it in a myriad of ways," Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, told "Washington Watch" guest host Joseph Backholm on Tuesday.
Mikhail Gorbachev has died, but the effusions of sentimental goo emanating from his champions in the world of diplomacy are very much alive. While there is evidence that Gorbachev realized that a nuclear "exchange" between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. would have been devastating and had to be avoided, he does not deserve the credit he is being given. That belongs to the Left's once-favorite target, Ronald Reagan.
I am a senior at a private Christian university, and most of my peers are dishing out tens of thousands of dollars to pay for loans every semester. On many occasions, I find my friends making (not so ironic) jokes about how Uncle Sam owns their college degree. When I tell my friends I am graduating debt-free, they look back at me with astonishment. Most of my friends attribute my lack of financial bondage to being "smart" or just pure "lucky." However, there is a lot more to my story than a few fortunate college scholarships.
"It's wrong that [people] would be able to say to women what they think women should be doing with their lives and their bodies. But it's sinful, the injustice of it all." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) remarked on the "sinfulness" of restricting abortion last Friday when she joined Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.), a House Pro-Choice Caucus member, for a "reproductive health" roundtable discussion with several doctors at the University of California in San Francisco.
Few places embody America's pluralistic ideal better than Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Amish heartland, where the religious sect known for its uncompromising way of life coexists side-by-side with a broad spectrum of modern American beliefs and sentiments. Yet, in a strange twist, this richly tolerant farm country is the setting for the latest case of the federal government's persistent incomprehension of Christianity.
On August 26, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a ballot measure intended to roll back Arizona's recently enacted election integrity law will not be on the upcoming November ballot. The bill that was targeted by the initiative was signed into law in March and required that prospective voters show proof of citizenship before being allowed to vote.
‘Not Business as Usual’: Former FBI Investigator Says Facebook Censoring Hunter Biden Story Highly Unusual
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed his platform censored stories about Hunter Biden's laptop after a warning from the FBI - a practice that a former FBI investigator says violates the norms and standard operating procedure of that department. That act of misguided, Big Tech censorship meaningfully impacted the outcome of the 2020 election.
Disney has made it quite clear that it no longer clings to its founder's belief that "the most important thing is family." Quite on the contrary - for Disney, the most important thing is money, even if that means dictating the size of someone else's family.
Celebrities are fighting about politics again - this time, a country music artist's wife is in the epicenter of the drama. Brittany Aldean, wife of CMA Award-winning Jason Aldean, mother, and beauty influencer, posted a makeup video on Instagram last week to her audience of 2.2 million followers. "I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life," her tongue-in-cheek caption read. Some stars didn't appreciate the humor.
Twelve years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, we're still finding out what's in it. The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a permanent injunction preventing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing a requirement that hospitals "perform gender-reassignment surgeries or abortions" against Franciscan Alliance, a Catholic hospital network of nearly 19,000 health care professionals, because doing so would be "in violation of its sincerely held religious beliefs."
After years of litigation, California and the state's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) were unwilling to budge on forcing churches and other religious entities to pay for abortion against their deeply held beliefs. So ADF filed the lawsuit against the DMHC. Earlier this month, that case was finally resolved.
Mississippi Report on Fatherlessness Highlights Need for Increased Emphasis on Marriage, Experts Say
A recently released report from the state government of Mississippi underscored that hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are being squandered on government programs that could have been avoided if more fathers were present in their children's lives. The report reflects a decades-long pattern of social science data that points to how closely marriage and religious practice are to positive social outcomes for their children, experts say.
A coalition of left-leaning politicians and Big Tech executives plan to limit, label, and stigmatize pro-life pregnancy resource centers - a move the director of a recently firebombed clinic says will "foment violence" against the already embattled women's charities. Last Tuesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) issued a statewide consumer alert about "so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)," and Big Tech is piling on.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released Thursday that Facebook suppressed the New York Post's report about Hunter Biden's laptop after the FBI warned the tech giant about misinformation.
The eagerness of abortion advocates to dehumanize the unborn speaks of something sad and desperate. Unable to deny the personhood of the little one in the womb, they speak in a sort of muted code. By using terms that attempt to sanitize something evil, we assuage our consciences and gradually create a thick callous over the tender flesh of our basic moral impulses.
There's an old saying that some people's purpose in life is to serve as an example to others. That's certainly true of the Israelite generation who perished during the 40 years in the wilderness. "Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience" (Hebrews. 4:11). It's worth considering the wilderness wanderings of those unfaithful Israelites, to learn from their bad examples. Moses records most of those wilderness years in the book of Numbers.
After Tuesday's primaries, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic voter turnout, saying, "Republicans should be very, very, very scared this morning about their prospects. I have never believed that we would not hold the House. That's my mission. And that's what I hope to accomplish, and I plan to do it." While predictions and hopes for a red wave in November have been high, are conservatives and Republicans right to heed Pelosi's victory cry?
The war in Ukraine continues to escalate despite declining media coverage. Cities are still being bombed, families are still fleeing, and men - both young and old - are still fighting for their country. Recently, I visited Gut Elim, a community hidden in the green German countryside within the small town of Bad Wildungen that is helping refugees. "When you're coming to Gut Elim," one of the coordinators said, "you're coming to God's move on the earth." She was right.
Renowned Christian Leader: Culture Trying to Make Christians ‘Comfortable in a Society That’s Living by Lies’
Far from a "distraction," much-derided "culture war" issues as the reality of gender, the definition of marriage, and "systemic racism" are flashpoints in the war to transform America into a collectivist nation, a renowned Bible expositor and commentator has said. "Make no mistake, that which is canceled today will be criminalized tomorrow," wrote Dr. Erwin Lutzer, author of the new book "No Reason to Hide: Standing for Christ in a Collapsing Culture."
Heavily Redacted Trump Affidavit Shows FBI ‘Very Likely’ Had ‘Political Motivations’ for Mar-a-Lago Raid: Congressman
Facing intense public backlash, the Biden administration on Friday released a heavily redacted version of the affidavit justifying the unprecedented raid on President Donald Trump's home. The amount of material blacked out has convinced a leading congressman "there were very likely political motivations" behind the action, a concern shared by a former high-level Justice Department official.
Have you ever imagined a lion that's scared of its own roar? It petrifies its prey, but instead capturing the moment - and its dinner - it turns tail and runs. That's the position the Republican Party finds itself in, only weeks away from the beginning of early voting in the 2022 midterm elections.
School boards have been the center of a lot of controversy in recent years. The National School Board Association labeled parents "domestic terrorists," children are being given books that can't be read aloud in public, and drag queens are being invited to school assemblies. As a result, many parents and concerned citizens have concluded it's time for new leadership and have chosen to run for school board. Is that a bad idea? Christianity Today ran an article titled "Don't Run for School Board" that made this very argument.
Late Thursday night, the White House admitted that its bailout of student loans will cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years - but a former congressman said Democrats' claims that the action will not deepen the national debt would "embarrass George Orwell." Touting a lower deficit is like standing "at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but then a few rocks fall down, and you get to stand on those little tiny rocks," Dave Brat said. "You're still at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. ... Only in D.C. can you get away with that kind of logic."
Earlier this year, Israel's Tel Aviv University published "The Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2021." It reveals that the most serious increases in anti-Semitic activity occurred in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, France, Germany, and Australia. Why this rise in acts of vicious, irrational hatred toward the Jewish people?
When we call abortion a "women's" issue, we do a grave disservice to men. Abortion harms them too. It causes real psychological injury. Studies indicate that the fathers of aborted children often experience grief, shame, and despair for many years after the abortion.
Around the country, the headlines have been plagued with stories of mothers who wanted to give birth to their child but received a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis and now, often out of a deeply misguided attempt at compassion, are franticly searching for a way to abort their child. While these tragic narratives are heartbreaking - full of the mother's shattered hopes and dreams for her unborn child - they also fail to accurately depict what it means to love someone with a disability.
"We like to think we're masters of our own destiny," Grove City College's Carl Trueman insists, "but there's a lot of evidence that points in the other direction." He explained two disadvantages in particular. First, "imagine the burden placed upon a three- or four-year-old who asks their parents, 'Who am I? Am I a boy or a girl?' And the parent says, 'Well, you've got to decide that for yourself.' That's a terrifying burden to place on the child." Second, "sooner or later, nature bites back. We're seeing already with the accounts of detransitioners."
For some college students, the three or four-month summer vacation hasn't been enough of a break to reset. A new Boston University (BU) study found that mental illness has increased among college-aged kids in the past eight years, with anxiety up 110% and depression up 135% since 2013. While many students seek help amidst their struggles, there are plenty who don't as depression, anxiety, and loneliness hit record highs among the college population, according to a similar BU study. What changed? The Washington Stand takes a deeper look.
After Libs of TikTok exposed the Boston Children's Hospital for performing gender transition surgeries on minors, the hospital rushed to contain the fallout, revising its website to remove the evidence. But Botson was just the tip of iceberg. According to research compiled by The Washington Stand, at least 13 hospitals - mostly children's hospitals - in the United States perform gender transition surgeries on minors.
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will force U.S. taxpayers to bail out college students for up to $20,000 of student loan debt and further reduce repayments - a policy that sounds superficially compassionate, but which victimizes the innocent, rewards the guilty, and violates biblical morality in a plethora of ways. Here are the first seven that come to mind.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping plan to let delinquent student loan borrowers transfer tens of thousands of dollars in debt to taxpayers. If he were a biblically minded leader, Biden would have used his nationally televised press conference to repent of his role in creating the student loan crisis in the first place.
Just as school bells across the country begin ringing for another semester of class time again, Florida conservatives are running another victory lap around the school yard.
In a Friday memo to its employees, Walmart announced it was expanding its insurance coverage for abortion, as well as providing travel benefits to obtain them legally. Under the new policy, Walmart will cover the travel costs for employees who must travel more than 100 miles from their home to obtain a covered procedure. The largest private employer in the U.S., with approximately 1.6 million employees, Walmart maintains its own insurance plan for employees.
In its staring contest with human biology, did the American Academy of Pediatrics just blink? For years, the Academy has been a booster for the school-to-sterilization-pipeline for kids struggling with their sexed bodies-to the dismay of at least some of its 67,000 members. But in a telling letter to the Wall Street Journal this week, the group seemed to signal a shift in its position.
A leading economist has denounced President Joe Biden's plan to let some Americans write off thousands of dollars of student loans as "irresponsible," "unfair" to those who paid their loans, and "astonishingly imprudent." Although the media widely dubbed this an act of "debt forgiveness," that's a misnomer. "The debt doesn't really get canceled. It just means they shift the debt" from "the people who took out the loans to you and me and everyone else who's a taxpayer," Stephen Moore, a senior fellow at FreedomWorks, insists.
In 2021, the American Worldview Inventory released data analyzing the top 10 most prevalent "seductive unbiblical ideas" embraced by American adults. With contemporary culture becoming more secular, belief systems divergent from Scripture are not surprising. What is surprising, however, is that even among adults who have a biblical worldview, 6% harbor many secular beliefs as part of their personal philosophy.
Texas public schools are beginning to hang posters featuring the national motto, "In God We Trust." While that hardly seems newsworthy, the intense backlash that the posters have garnered is newsworthy - and points to troubling cultural trends.
Grace Christian School "fielded hundreds, probably thousands, of phone calls Thursday, Friday, over the weekend, with just some of the most outrageous things: People threatening to burn my house down, threatening to kill my family," said Barry McKeen, school administrator and pastor of Grace Community Church of Valrico, Florida, which runs the school. The threats came in reaction to an article by NBC News, which published several paragraphs of a June 6 email in which McKeen reiterated to school parents the school's commitment to biblical sexuality.
Media distrust is a growing problem in our country, and it's not hard to understand why. But for trust to be restored, there must be honesty about past biases. The media must commit to covering the news fairly, honestly, and completely - even when it isn't flattering or comfortable. Big Tech must commit to allowing diverse viewpoints to remain standing, without censorship.
Uganda, located in East Africa, is a largely Christian nation, reflecting the faith of more than 80% of its population. But reports of anti-Christian violence there are increasing exponentially. Unlike the horrific massacres in Nigerian villages and churches or the mass beheadings in Mozambique, Ugandan attacks tend to target individual converts from Islam to Christianity. They are carried out by radical Islamists, encouraged by local Muslim clerics or terror groups like al-Shabab and ISIS-affiliates.
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a piece highlighting the schemes of the online chemical abortion black market. For example, Plan C, a site that has received media coverage from left-wing sources like the New York Times, encourages women to travel to Mexico or the southern border to obtain pills. It also links to "online pharmacy" websites that feature off-brand abortion drugs for sale that have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most public figure associated with the government's COVID-19 strategy of government lockdowns and mask/vaccine mandates, announced on Monday that he will leave his post in December. The federal face of the pandemic stated he is not retiring but moving on "to pursue the next chapter of my career." Fauci leaves office as the highest-paid official in the U.S. government.
In an opinion referencing unicorns and the Netflix original "Stranger Things," a federal judge appointed by President Obama blocked part of a law enacted by Florida Republicans and Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to combat woke ideology. You'd expect his opinion to contain the typical ideological screed - light on the logic, heavy on the racism, and hold the freedom. But it doesn't.
In a major setback for the Biden administration's vaccination mandate, a federal judge has ruled that military brass cannot punish any Marine who refuses to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons. "U.S. Marines who filed for religious exemption and were denied, at least at the first level, are now protected," Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel, celebrated.
August 22 marks the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The day is intended to remind us of a simple though devastating reality - people around the world face violence because of their faith, and we must fight against it.
Philadelphia residents and taxpayers, represented by the Thomas More Society (TMS), sued the city for funding abortions in violation of Pennsylvania law. Earlier this month, on August 4, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) announced the city would provide $500,000 to the Abortion Liberation Fund of Pennsylvania (ALF-PA), a group which pays for abortions.
While Joseph was not, like his adopted son Jesus, sinless, the biblical evidence is that he was faithful, engaged, and consistent. Sadly, too many of the men of our day fall far short of this standard.
Deng Ziqi, better known to her millions of fans by her stage name G.E.M., is soon to release a new album titled "Revelation." Yet, her new single has not only her fans, but Chinese Christians, feeling excited. G.E.M.'s new single "Gloria" and the accompanying music video was released last week, and it is breaking norms in the Chinese music industry with its distinctly Christian themes.
There's no way to sugarcoat the facts - recent drug seizures at the southern border reveal dangerous narcotics that appear to be targeting children with their deceptively candy-like appearance. Last week in Arizona, border patrol agents intercepted 250,000 "rainbow fentanyl" pills busted from a vehicle on Tuesday, and 15,000 of the lethal multicolor pills strapped to a person's leg last Wednesday.
For many decades, Christians have felt they satisfied their citizen obligation by simply casting a ballot on Election Day. But the times have changed dramatically.Merely voting is no longer enough to ensure the security and extension of a safe country driven by the Constitution, rule of law, and biblical morality. If there is any hope of stabilizing and restoring our nation, we desperately need an "all hands on deck" commitment from biblical Christians between now and November.
Are Christians hateful? Bigoted? Ignorant? Do they "cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them"? Do they stubbornly retain discredited beliefs, while the world has passed them by, entering into a more enlightened age? Is there a common distinction between the Christians the world hates, and the Christians the world loves? There is, and a good place to see that distinction is in the book of Leviticus.
The former chaplain of Austin's fire department says the liberal city dismissed him from his position over a blog that said it is unfair for men to compete against women in sports events - basing its views in the Bible. Now, he's suing the department.
'A Brilliant Lawyer, An Exemplary Christian': Kristen Waggoner Named New President of the Alliance Defending Freedom
One of the nation's premier legal organizations dedicated to preserving religious liberty has a new leader. The Alliance Defending Freedom announced Friday that Kristen Waggoner will become ADF's president and CEO on October 1.
The Biden administration has been spent nearly two years transporting illegal aliens across the nation for many reasons - including to have taxpayer-funded abortions. A new bill introduced by a coalition of pro-life senators aims to protect U.S. taxpayers from subsidizing non-citizens' abortions.
"Is TikTok destroying civilization? Some people think so." Elon Musk's June Twitter musing isn't the only source questioning whether Americans should be downloading the wildly popular short-form video app. The social media platform has taken the internet - and a predominately Gen-Z audience - by storm. But the widespread talk of the threat of the Chinese Communist Party's surveillance is dampening the excitement.
Vandals painted pro-abortion messages late Wednesday or early Thursday at a pro-life pregnancy center in Massachusetts. The vandals splattered red paint across the white exterior of Bethlehem House Inc. Pregnancy Care Center in Easthampton, 99 miles west of Boston.
While the IRS bulks up to come after conservatives, another "nonprofit" is robbing taxpayers blind and then turning around and using its freed-up cash to influence elections. And yet, Planned Parenthood's racket never seems to raise an eyebrow in the federal government, which is apparently too busy harassing ministries who don't take a dime of taxpayer money.
One of the leading figures in the Trump impeachment saga says his new bill will rectify the "iniquity" in U.S. laws by giving economic benefits to same-sex couples to hire surrogate mothers - but family experts say his rosy analysis forgets the rights of one person: the child.
In a split decision on Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that "gender dysphoria" is a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court ruled that a male identifying as a female, named Williams, who was imprisoned in Fairfax County, Virginia should be housed with the female inmates, even though he retains male body parts.
Conservative states have a warning for corporations that have "gone woke": the consequences of political activism are no longer one-sided. "They've weaponized tax dollars against the very people and industries that have generated those dollars." Derek Kreifels, CEO of the State Financial Officers Foundation, added, "If you want to make social change in this country, we have a democratic process that you should utilize to get that done."
'Racist to the Core': Legal Expert Promises to Sue Minneapolis Over Plan to Fire White Teachers First
A legal expert has promised to sue - and defeat - a Minnesota-based public school district for adopting an official policy to fire white teachers in order to make room for ethnic and racial minorities, regardless of seniority.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized record-breaking amounts of fentanyl being smuggled across the southern border from Mexico. In July alone, they confiscated upward of 2,100 lbs of the illicit synthetic opioid, which is 203% higher than the amount in June. Per the Drug Enforcement Administration, a lethal dose of the drug is approximately two milligrams, which means that in July alone, the fentanyl seizures amounted to enough doses to kill every American, according to the Washington Times.
As students continue to struggle with learning loss brought on by school lockdowns, a public teachers union has taken out a new ad branding concerned parents "extremists" and instructing them to take their complaints "somewhere else."
On Tuesday, President Biden signed the "Inflation Reduction Act" into law, a $437 billion spending package that received no Republican votes when it narrowly passed the Senate on August 7. Economic experts say that the Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation, and that Biden's economic policies ignore underlying issues that are the real causes of the record-high inflation that is squeezing the wallets of Americans.
Since August of last year, ever-increasing questions continue to circulate about the shocking downfall of Afghanistan and the subsequent bloodshed. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin served in the U.S. Army for 36 years as one of the original members of the Delta Force and was also commander of the Green Berets; he later served as deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence. His responses to interviewers' recent questions provide a perspective of his views on Afghanistan after a year's consideration. And his thoughts no doubt mirror those of countless veterans who watched the debacle that brought the conflict to such a chaotic end.
It was just a routine checkup, they thought. But when the couple sat down in the doctor's office, they were stunned at what the pediatrician asked their three-year-old son. "... [T]he doctor comes in, and he sees my son sitting there at the table," the dad posted on TikTok, "and the first question that he asks him is, 'Are you a boy or are you a girl?'" The chart clearly says the child is a boy, and his parents were relieved to hear him affirm it. But the dad was rattled - and as far as he's concerned, every other parent should be too.
The school board for Wauwatosa, Wisconsin will consider a "Curriculum Revision proposal" to radically reshape their "Human Growth and Development" (HGD) curriculum (essentially, sex ed) into a tool for radical, gender ideology indoctrination.
A recent Gallup poll confirmed what many Americans already knew - people don't trust the media like they did before. What's driving the skepticism? Washington Stand reporter Marjorie Jackson takes a closer look.
The Biden administration told a United Nations body that it promotes abortion to minorities and illegal aliens in order to combat racism. The exchange came last Friday, August 12, during the U.N.'s periodic review of how the U.S. is implementing the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
A year ago, Calvary Chapel San Jose (CCSJ) was the most persecuted church in America. Despotic officials, both state and local, employed every trick in the book, unsuccessfully, to force the church to shut its doors. The harassment continued after the Supreme Court ruled twice in the church's favor. On Monday, the California Court of Appeals (the state's mid-level court) hopefully ended the crusade, ruling in favor of CCSJ and its Pastor Mike McClure in three separate cases.
On August 10, the Center Square reported that 96% of school districts (534 out of 554) in Illinois have opted out of the state's proposed standards for sex education in public schools included in a bill authored, passed, and signed into law by Democrats, despite the fact that Illinois is considered one of the "big three" most liberal states in the nation.
Researchers at a Spanish university have announced the creation of "mouse embryos in the lab without using any eggs or sperm." These tiny creatures have been made using stem cells and are being grown in "small beakers of nutrient-filled solution" and have developed brains, beating hearts, and even intestinal tracts.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has problems, alleged 11 Democratic senators in an August 11 letter. Specifically, USAID recipients are too reluctant to carry out abortions, they argue, and that needs to change. The senators painted the morality problem as an information problem; if people only knew they could use the money for abortions, surely they would.
The nation's largest conservative, Protestant denomination revealed on Friday it is under investigation by the Biden administration over claims of sexual abuse and harassment. The federal probe by a persistent church critic raised eyebrows, coming amidst a flurry of actions opponents say are intended to punish the president's political enemies.
After serious voting irregularities surfaced during the 2020 presidential election, causing widespread concern over the validity of the results, many Americans are approaching the 2022 midterm elections with a nagging pit in their stomachs: What if mine and the voices of millions of my fellow citizens are rendered silent by voter fraud?
I graduated from nursing school in 2015, excited about starting my career and forging my future as a medical professional in one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world. Although my education and training shaped me to appreciate the incredible advances of modern medicine, I have grown increasingly disillusioned at the deafening silence of medical professionals around the country who are abandoning biological reality in the name of radical transgender ideology.
Last week's violent attack on world-famous novelist Salman Rushdie was a sobering reminder of the Iranian regime's ruthless global influence. It also exposed its radical leadership's long and unforgiving memory.
With all of the other fires the Biden administration is trying to put out, tying up a federal agency in court for the foreseeable future probably wasn't an appealing option. That might explain why on Friday, while the media was consumed with news from Mar-a-Lago, the Department of Agriculture quietly cried uncle on an outrageous policy that would have held needy kids hostage to the president's radical LGBT agenda.
It has become quite common to hear of threats to "our democracy." But what does this mean?
Shortages of baby formula are worse now than they were three months ago, when the crisis became a national issue. According to data from ISI Worldwide, a consulting firm helping the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to track outages, the out-of-stock rates for the weeks ending on August 7 (26%), July 31 (27%), and July 24 (30%) were all higher than the week ending May 15 (22%), when everyone was clamoring for the Biden administration to fix the problem.
The shooting. That's still how it's referred to around here. Simply "the shooting." That's all you have to say, and everyone who works for Family Research Council - whether they were here that day or not - knows what you're talking about. And they also know that thanks to one man, Leo Johnson, "the shooting" happened only to one person: Leo himself.
August 15, 2012 "started out as a typically normal day" for Family Research Council (FRC) building manager Leo Johnson, as he described it. Johnson, who had seven years of experience as a security guard for FRC, had moved into the position of building operations manager, but still spent part of his daily shifts manning the guard desk in the lobby of FRC's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Little did he know that on this day, in an instant, his life would be on the line, and would be forever transformed.
An Iranian Christian convert residing in Germany is in danger of deportation after the European Court of Human Rights dismissed his asylum-seeking case. In 2018, Hassan - whose name has been changed to protect his identity and is filed as "H.H" in public records - fled religious persecution in his home country.
Exodus offers the perfect antidote to cultural forces who want Christians to confine their faith to their own bedrooms, or at least to the walls of their churches. There is no one like our God, who does wondrous works (Exodus 15:11). All the earth is his, particularly his people (19:5). He has saved us for the purpose of serving him, and he will redeem us out of slavery to sin. How could servants of this great God not devote all their lives to serving him?
The estimated 30 agents who searched the president's 58-bedroom Palm Beach mansion on Monday carted off 21 boxes of material, as well as multiple binders of photographs, a "leatherbound box of documents," a "potential presidential record," and a "handwritten note." Federal officers took four sets of documents they say were marked "top secret/sensitive compartmented information," three sets of papers marked "secret," and three marked "confidential."
Evangelical leaders say Christians should not respond to legitimate concerns that the Biden administration is weaponizing law enforcement agencies against its critics with sinful fear or threats of violence, which will only strengthen federal efforts to repress believers' civil liberties. Instead, one of the nation's foremost Christian leaders has revealed the exact words he prays when he thinks about the future of American freedom.
While a sweltering August heat wave sweeps through the states, summer temperatures aren't the only numbers on the rise. Inflation keeps breaking records, hitting 9.1% in July; gas prices in June were higher than ever before; and in the current economy, the Misery Index (economic measurement of inflation and unemployment) is skyrocketing. While the White House has remained ambiguous on the definition of a recession, many economic experts confirm that the state of America's economic symptoms fit the conventionally accepted definition.
You may have forgotten the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) even had COVID guidelines. Already whittled down from severely draconian origins to something that more reflected Florida's early policies, the CDC's official guidelines have finally been updated to better reflect public opinion. That's not quite how they put it, of course. "CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others," began their Thursday press release.
With Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) promising a vote on legislation that will codify same-sex marriage, it is worth reviewing the serious threats to religious freedom that have already arisen as this idea (and its underlying ideology) has been legitimized in recent years. Looming among these is the threat to the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that believe marriage is between one man and one woman.
As American culture drifts from its foundational biblical principles, so too will our society cast aside marriage as an essential societal institution and good. The only solution to reverse this decline in marriage is to recover the transcendent nature and purpose of marriage as revealed in Scripture.
In recent years, and especially since the Supreme Court's repudiation of Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, advocates of abortion have promoted the story that the reason evangelicals are almost uniformly pro-life is rooted in something sinister.
More than 24 hours after an unprecedented FBI raid on his Palm Beach residence, former President Donald Trump remained "flabbergasted" by their actions, a congressman who met with him has revealed.
Tens of thousands of new IRS agents will target middle-class, conservative Christians for new rounds of audits if a bill favored by President Joe Biden passes Congress on Friday, an expert has warned. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives looks poised to pass the "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" on Friday. The legislation - which cleared the Senate on Sunday by a party-line, 51-50 vote - would hire 87,000 new IRS agents in an effort to raise $124 billion in new revenue through enhanced "enforcement" actions, such as audits.
The list of ways America's position in the world could be made more precarious keeps getting shorter; everything on the list keeps happening, one-by-one. This week, the disastrous incident is: America has lost eyes on Russia's nuclear arsenal. Russia announced on Monday it was halting U.S. inspection of its nuclear facilities in retaliation for U.S. sanctions imposed for their invasion of Ukraine.
With the nation's first post-Roe school year rapidly approaching, the pro-abortion lobby's crosshairs are once again aimed at one of their favorite targets: female college students. On August 8, Vice President Kamala Harris gathered the president of the American Council on Education and the presidents of eight colleges to discuss her concerns about how the Dobbs decision and the overturn of Roe v. Wade would impact college students. The participants of this meeting offer a vignette of the stunning ignorance that lies behind the Biden administration's perspective on abortion; of the 10 participants, two were self-identifying lesbians and five were men.
The Fargo, North Dakota School Board voted 7-2 at a Tuesday meeting to not recite the Pledge of Allegiance at upcoming school board meetings. School Board Vice President Seth Holden argued at the meeting that reciting the Pledge was a "non-inclusionary act," excluding atheists, agnostics, and adherents of many religions because of the words "under God."
It seems even 10 years after the FRC shooting on August 15, the Southern Poverty Law Center's dangerous lies about mainstream Christian organizations, like FRC and ADF, still persist.
Most people would agree that transparency in government is a good thing, so it was perplexing to see U.S. senators and representatives vote against amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have provided for more transparency at schools for children of U.S. military members.
When someone dies, family members are the ones left to live with the burden of grief and missing their loved one - not the government. So why should a court have the authority to determine when life support ends?
The Supreme Court ruled on June 21 that state education budgets can't discriminate against Christian schools - but the most significant aspect of the case came more than six months earlier. In a revealing exchange during the oral arguments of Carson v. Makin last December 8, an attorney for the state of Maine essentially confessed that the government wants to discriminate based on religion, because politicians have "values they want to instill" in public schoolchildren. Multiple Supreme Court justices then explained precisely how they wish to discriminate against traditional Christian and religious believers.
If Republicans thought marriage was a throwaway issue in 2022, they're learning pretty quickly that voters don't think so. Despite a political climate dominated by the economy, primary season is shedding some interesting light on a subject that pundits wrongly assumed Americans have "moved on" from. While marriage isn't at the top of most voters' concerns in a country where a single chicken breast now costs $4.56, the debate has proven to be surprisingly potent in swing states the GOP can't afford to lose.
On Tuesday, Pew Research Center released a new survey showing that both Republicans and Democrats increasingly view members of the opposite party in a negative light. For Christians, this once again raises an important question as our society steadily becomes more polarized and judgmental: How are we called to love our neighbors who have opposing political views?
"I just want to say a number: zero," said President Joe Biden Wednesday. "Today, we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July - 0%." He added, "While the price of some things went up last month, the price of other things went down by the same amount. The result? Zero inflation last month."
A "Student Identification Card" sounds relatively innocuous, like something that could come in handy for a field trip, emergency drill, or cafeteria hour. Such a card seems unlikely to serve a purpose in promoting LGBT indoctrination and deceiving parents. And yet, that's exactly what it is now being used for.
The institution charged with training the next generation of American military leaders teaches that "racism" marks every aspect of U.S. society, "slavery" is alive and well in the United States, capitalism oppresses the poor, and it indoctrinates soldiers in feminism and "queer theory," a Freedom of Information Act request has found.
A recent Barna Research report reveals that there is an uptick in millennials seeking out church post-pandemic. While just a few years ago this generation received the brunt of jokes and stereotypes embodying youthful naivete and a disdain for responsibility, Generation Y is now turning ages 25 through 40. While some argue that with age comes maturity, this new study breaks down the effects of the pandemic as it pertains to millennials engaging in local worship. And the reason might come as a surprise.
Congressman: FBI’s Trump Raid is ‘Overreach, Politicization, and Weaponization’ of the ‘Police State’
The Justice Department must turn over all documentation used to justify a raid on President Donald Trump's Florida home or stand presumed guilty of a vicious double standard that victimized conservatives, multiple experts - including a U.S. congressman - told The Washington Stand. Already, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has called for Attorney General Merrick Garland to be impeached over his role in the historic rifling through a former president's belongings. "Biden has taken our republic into dangerous waters," Hawley wrote. "At a minimum, Garland must resign or be impeached."
Joe Biden may believe in a woman's right to choose, but what about a doctor's? Or a nurse's? Or a pharmacist's? While the Left rants, vandalizes, and bullhorns about the sanctity of personal decisions, their version of individual freedom has limits. It doesn't apply, for instance, to people who don't share their radical worldview. In that case, there's only one choice - surrender. But fortunately for America, there are still Christians like George Badeaux who refuse to.
Pennsylvania lawmakers on Monday called on the state's acting education secretary, Eric Hagarty, to scrub "Gender Theory Student Indoctrination" from state education websites immediately - or resign. Twenty-one Republicans in the Pennsylvania House supported this "Reform or Resign Ultimatum."
Crime is surging in American cities. An AP story on Monday reported that in municipalities like Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Portland, violent crime is steeply rising at the same time that the number of law enforcement officers is dwindling. Meanwhile, the Biden administration's top law enforcement officials are occupied with other matters.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents initiated a raid Monday on former President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, reportedly seeking classified documents taken by President Trump when he vacated the White House. But before we jump to conclusions, Christians should remember to wait for the facts to come out.
In a coming-of-age tale as old as time, schoolyard bullies are quick to steal lunch money. Only this time, the Biden administration threatened to withhold federal lunch funding from a small Christian school for adhering to their biblical values. Unfortunately for the government, Grant Park wasn't going down without a fight.
State universities indoctrinate future teachers in controversial transgender, racial, and political theories - and instruct them to teach these principles to children beginning in preschool, a new report has found. "There's a huge amount of liberal indoctrination going on," the report's author, Will Flanders, told "Washington Watch" guest host Joseph Backholm on Monday. "We found it across every public university in the state that has an education program."
President Joe Biden's plan to have taxpayers fund the travel of women in pro-life states seeking an abortion in another state may be terminated before it reaches viability. Republican lawmakers, including a member of House leadership, have introduced a bill to protect Americans from being compelled to underwrite the transportation costs of poor women to receive an abortion in a less protective state.
At 12 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, it would lie at about 7 o'clock if a clock face were interposed on the famous "palm" map. It's about a mile, as the crow flies, from Sunrise Acres Egg Farm. It's a mile-and-a-half from the nearest Meijer grocery. Jamestown Township, population 9,630, is deep in Michigan's Dutch Reformed farm country. The Township's local library, named Patmos, is deep in something else: trouble.
The mood was "super cheerful - giggly," a woman who worked inside the clinic explained. They came in with other girls, laughing like they were at the mall. Only they weren't at the mall. They were shopping for another gender.
In retaliation for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) recent visit to Taiwan, China has announced it is cancelling "dialogue with the U.S. between regional commanders and on defense policy coordination, military maritime safety, returning illegal immigrants, criminal matters, transnational crime, (and) illegal drugs." Additionally, China moved to "halt bilateral talks on climate change with the United States."
In a clear sign of the vitality of the pro-life movement in the post-Roe era, Indiana became the first state since the Dobbs Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v. Wade to pass a wide-ranging pro-life bill that protects most unborn children from abortion, with some exceptions included for cases of rape and incest and to save the life of the mother.
After Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) finally indicated last week how small a version of the Build Back Better bill he would support, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) hurried to cash that check before the deal fell apart, scheduling a vote-a-rama on Saturday and a final vote on Sunday.
In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which once again allowed state legislatures and Congress to pass laws protecting life, several states have had laws go into effect protecting life at conception. As more and more states move to protect life in the womb in its earliest stages, it is important to see what kind of impact laws outlawing abortion will have on reducing abortions.
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do the wicked prosper? Why is there so much frustration, pain, and seemingly pointless suffering in this world? These are tough questions, and they are made even more challenging to answer because they are usually asked out of acute emotional anguish, provoked by difficult circumstances. Underneath these questions, you will often find a soul wrestling with doubt, asking questions like, "Is God good? Is he in control? Can I trust him?"
If fidelity to Scripture means a loss of members or even ecclesiastical collapse, then "let God be true and every man a liar" (Romans 3:4). Is the survival of a denominational organization more important than obeying our Redeemer? The Archbishop of Canterbury should know better than what this week's conference implies.
New CDC data confirm that monkeypox overwhelmingly occurs in men who identify as gay or bisexual and who engage in risky sexual behavior- yet LGBT activists have said it is "not moral" to ask men to refrain from sex until the government can get the virus corralled.
This summer, students aren't the only ones dreading going back to the classroom. According to staggering enrollment data, parents appear to have had a case of back-to-school blues over public education since COVID-19's onset in early 2020. In the past two years, a mass exodus of over 1.2 million students has left the public school system as parents seek alternative education routes, such as public charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling.
Is religious practice in America dying? If taken at face value, the conclusion of recent studies is clear: the U.S. is becoming increasingly secular. However, other studies continue to show that religious practice leads to increased happiness, less depression, and more involvement in community life, with a religious upbringing leading to positive outcomes in adulthood. In the end, experts say, what remains evident is that despite numerous challenges and a changing landscape, Christianity in America isn't going anywhere.
It took five years of litigation and a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the city in May for the Christian flag to finally be allowed to go up on the public forum flagpole of the Boston City Hall Plaza. Harry Mihet of the legal group Liberty Counsel, which engaged in the court battle against the city, said Wednesday was "a great day for the city of Boston, for the Christian community in the city of Boston, for freedom itself, and for the Constitution."
If the Republican Party wants to assemble the voter base it needs to win national elections, it must maintain pro-life and pro-family stances on the issues, an evangelical leader told a GOP planning and strategy meeting this week. At the same time, he pointed to a decades-long victory on abortion while counseling conservative Christians not to give up, even if it appears they are losing the battle over LGBT issues with some wings of the GOP.
The calls started coming in from across southern Louisiana on Monday. Offices in Shreveport, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge were all-hands on deck, divvying up patient lists to try to reach everyone in time. One by one, they called dozens of women, explaining that their abortion procedures couldn't go forward as planned. "The court reinstated the law," they explained for the third time since Roe v. Wade was struck down. As many as 120 women across the state were scheduled to end their pregnancies this week - all lives that were saved, at least for now, by order of the First Circuit Court.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a splash with her recent visit to Taiwan - or, at least, she provoked a few. Shortly after she landed, the Chinese military on Tuesday announced live-fire "training drills" in six zones, virtually surrounding Taiwan with at least 10 ships and 100 planes.
If you did a case study of our political and cultural polarization and how radically different the Democratic and Republican parties are, look no further than each party's poster boy - California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced on Thursday morning that he was suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren "effective immediately." Warren is among the woke cadre of district attorneys who rode to victory on waves of funding from George Soros. With progressive groups like Fair and Just Prosecution, he has pledged to prioritize progressive priorities over enforcing the law, such as a pledge, issued on the date of the Dobbs decision, to enforce no pro-life laws.
As talk of codifying same-sex marriage into law intensifies with the "Respect for Marriage Act" in the Senate, Katy Faust, founder and director of Them Before Us, believes this would be a detrimental move against children's rights. This past Tuesday, on Family Research Council's broadcast, Pray Vote Stand, she shared why she is personally invested in the impact that marriage has on children.
The dangerous and unregulated use of abortion pills is accelerating quickly in America. But what if there was a way to reverse the effects of chemical abortion for women who change their minds?
Although a number of peculiar circumstances led to a pro-life voter referendum failing in Kansas on Tuesday, pro-life advocates should remain engaged in the political fight, confident of their ultimate victory, a scholar said the day after the vote.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that could force taxpayers to pay the costs of women who travel to another state to have an abortion. The decree "paves the way for Medicaid to pay for abortions for women having to travel out of state," said White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre at Wednesday's press briefing.
Primary elections serve a significant role in our constitutional republic. Representing the views and priorities of 330 million Americans can sometimes be a tall order for the two major political parties. In the party primaries, though, candidates have an opportunity to distinguish themselves by appealing to certain constituencies - and hopefully, if they win - to a broader electorate on Election Day.
A pro-life member of Congress, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), died in a car crash on Wednesday in northeastern Indiana. Two staffers in her vehicle - Emma Thomson, 28, and Zachery Potts, 27 - also perished in the accident in Elkhart County after a driver reportedly went left of center and crashed into Walorski's SUV on State Route 19 at 12:32 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle, 56-year-old Edith Schmucker, also lost her life.
A group of concerned parents have sued the Linn-Mar Community School District for a policy which "authorizes children to make fundamentally important decisions concerning their gender identity without any parental involvement and to then hide these decisions from their parents," according to the lawsuit.
Just as the surge of terrorism and hate crimes against pregnancy resource centers (PRC) and churches appeared to be slowing down in recent weeks, two more churches were targeted in Lawrence, Kans. over the weekend. With this ongoing violence and with the rhetoric surrounding PRCs continuing to heat up on Capitol Hill, pregnancy center staff are increasingly finding themselves having to divert valuable resources away from helping vulnerable women in need in order to bolster security measures for their buildings.
In an attempt at playing four-dimensional chess, the Biden administration has determined to sacrifice the Department of Justice (DOJ) in pursuit of a political advantage. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Tuesday the DOJ was suing the state of Idaho over its pro-life trigger law that bans abortion, which has now taken effect.
New Report on Religious Persecution in North Korea Demands Immediate Action from Biden, Says Rep. Smith
The senior member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee said Tuesday that the newest report from the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) "makes it absolutely clear" that there has been no improvement in the human rights situation in North Korea and that the Biden administration "must take immediate action."
The decision of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to visit Taiwan will almost certain bring "Chinese action against the American homeland," an expert on China policy forecasted. The Chinese communist government will launch "further attacks on Taiwan," even though they would be "stiffening the resolve of Taiwan's people," China expert Gordon Chang told "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" on Monday.
A bill that would legally quash pro-life pregnancy resource centers resembles authoritarian governments' efforts to dismiss opposing viewpoints as "disinformation," a U.S. senator said on Tuesday.
The pro-life cause just experienced its first setback at the ballot box since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Voters in Kansas defeated the "Value Them Both" amendment (or Amendment 2), which would have clarified that the state constitution does not contain an unalienable "right" to abortion. With 63% of the statewide vote total in, Kansans rejected the amendment nearly two-to-one.
George Soros insisted, based upon an unnamed study, that woke prosecutors have nothing to do with the rise in violent crime. He even went so far as to assert, "Violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors." It's unclear what evidence he is looking at.
Tuesday, people in Kansas hit the polls and voting on the "Value Them Both Amendment," a ballot initiative seeking to change the state's constitution to make it possible to pass pro-life laws. With this first post-Roe attempt to change state abortion law, several instances of hate crimes against pro-life individuals and organizations have been reported in the Greater Kansas City area.
As far as campaign slogans go, "We Hate Babies" isn't a particularly good one. And yet, with each passing day, that seems to be the message the Democratic Party is desperate to convey. Like Barack Obama, who insisted he didn't want his daughters "punished with a baby," the Left's post-Dobbs strategy seems to be painting motherhood as the worst form of oppression and pregnancy as a torture encouraged only by pro-life zealots. It's a far cry from society's mainstream, but then, what about the president's party isn't?
"Smoke and mirrors," Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) called it on Monday's edition of Washington Watch. "Completely Orwellian." That's the verdict on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which a damning analysis from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Budget Model (PWBM) has concluded does not improve America's economic picture. "The impact on inflation is statistically indistinguishable from zero." Worse, if the act had any effect, it "would very slightly increase inflation until 2024."
Democrats in Congress are moving to reinforce the Supreme Court's grave error in the Obergefell ruling with legislation. Not only does the atrociously named "Respect for Marriage Act" discount the faith of millions of Americans, it also erodes their religious liberty by elevating the "right" to same-sex marriage above the constitutionally-guaranteed right for people to live according to their faith.
In the brief period of human history that the U.S. has recognized gay "marriage," proponents have asked the same question: "How does my gay marriage affect you?" In reality, redefining the central institution in human society causes real harms - the very harms predicted by the defenders of marriage.
One of America's most-hated terrorist enemies has been killed - but it is no time for America to become complacent about the terrorist and geostrategic threats facing our "woke" and politicized military, a top general said on Monday.
The head of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) said Sunday that he and his staff are looking into ways to "make sure" that women veterans and their dependents are able to get abortions if their state has laws that prevent them from doing so.
Less than 40 days out from the Dobbs decision of June 24, abortion clinics have taken a hit in post-Roe America. The overturning of Roe v. Wade ushered in a new era for the pro-life and pro-abortion movement alike, moving the battle over life from the federal level to the states. According to a recent Guttmacher Institute report, 11 red states have taken swift action to protect unborn life. This has resulted in a mass halt in abortions.
On this past Thursday, Republican and Democratic lawmakers convened not in the Capitol, but at Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals team. The teams sold thousands of tickets - mostly to Hill staffers and other politico-types - with proceeds going to charity. But this year, not everyone was there for fun at the friendly faceoff.
On Jaelene Daniels's Twitter page, there's a single pinned tweet. It says, "If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection." "Unashamed," she added below. The post is from 2016, a year before the soccer star made coast-to-coast headlines for refusing to wear an LGBT pride jersey. It was a decision that cost Jaelene a spot on the U.S. Women's National team - ending a longtime dream. "I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn't my job to wear this jersey," she said. Five years later, that conviction hasn't changed.
Is Google censoring search results from pro-life pregnancy resources centers (PRCs)? Sixteen state attorneys general are determined to find out. "We hope that Google isn't doing it," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) told Tony Perkins Friday on "Washington Watch." "But what we did see, for example, the attorney general from New York calling upon Google to limit or censor the searches ... looking for pregnancy centers." More than 20 Democratic lawmakers have also urged Google to censor pregnancy resource centers.
Starting in May, hundreds of Seattle Pacific University students and their allies in the Seattle LGBTQ community conducted a "sit in" at the school demanding that SPU's board of trustees change the institution's "homophobic" policies. Now, Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) has "announced a civil rights investigation into Seattle Pacific University for refusing to hire LGBTQ+ faculty and staff." So what is SPU's response? Unlike other Christian colleges, it's fighting back.
With three months until November, there is a lot of momentum behind the education issue heading into the midterm elections. As parents across the country have become increasingly frustrated with the public school system, they have proven that they're ready to take their passion to the polls.
People can't live without tribes. The same is true for followers of Christ. There are denominational tribes, of course, but there are much more than that. There are intra-denominational enclaves, cross-denominational enclaves, and Christian enclaves which have nothing whatsoever to do with denomination. Many of these tribal affiliations are good, but there is another kind of tribalism afoot that flourishes particularly in our internet age, and understanding it is key.
Last week, Reuters uncovered a private letter from Chinese officials that requested the United Nations human rights chief hide a report on human rights violations in Xinjiang. The report has been in the development process for years at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It's believed to provide damning evidence of Chinese atrocities against the Uyghur population.
"Every human life is of infinite value - and we, as lawmakers, have a duty to protect the weakest and most vulnerable from harm." These words certainly ring true when considering human trafficking - the modern slavery crisis that victimizes nearly 25 million people around the globe. Over 400 representatives from both sides of the aisle saw the necessity for legislation that defended the human person from the many atrocities inflicted by human trafficking, including kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual assault.
Today marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, intended to raise awareness about human trafficking and to promote solutions to protect the victims. While the movement against human trafficking has grown over the past few decades, there is still much to be done to combat this evil, especially in areas of the world we hear little about. For North Korean women like Jihyun Park, the day is a poignant reminder of past struggles.
In the upcoming school year, Maryland's Montgomery Country Public Schools will prohibit school staff from disclosing students' transgender identity to their parents. The 2021-2022 Guidelines for Student Gender Identity booklet outlines a plan where "LGBTQ students can express their gender identity free from discrimination, bullying, or harassment."
It's the "House of Horrors" of gender ideology. The Tavistock clinic in London, England is the only facility in the United Kingdom performing so-called gender transitions, and it has inflicted them on over 9,000 youth since the 1990s. In 2020, leaked transcripts showed staff concerns about the welfare of children who came through the clinic were suppressed - concerns like, "If I am not wrong, very many vulnerable children have been very poorly treated and will be left with, potentially, a lifetime of damage here."
The state of Florida has instructed public schools to ignore a Biden administration executive action that would force schools to open girls' showers, locker rooms, restrooms, and dormitories to members of the opposite sex, and to let males compete in women's sports. As the state's officials noted, since the federal government admits guidances do not - and cannot - carry legal weight, the latest transgender document "should not be treated as governing law."
On Friday afternoon, the West Virginia Senate will hear the third and final reading of H.R. 302, a bill to clarify and amend West Virginia's abortion laws. Despite loud and disrespectful protests in the state house (abortion activists were well organized), West Virginia's House of Delegates on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the bill 69-23. Republicans hold the majority in the House of Delegates 78-22, and they hold the majority in the Senate 23-11.
It's rare that GOP leaders are heard cheering on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). This is the unusual situation caused by the White House's inconsistent messaging regarding Pelosi's upcoming trip to Taiwan - a trip that China's authoritarian leaders really don't want her to make.
On Thursday, Family Research Council hosted a Watchmen on the Wall briefing for ministry leaders in Maysville, Georgia. The meeting offered pastors updates on the most pressing issues facing followers of Jesus in America. Andrew Brunson, Bishop Garland Hunt, Bishop Patrick Wooden Sr., and other speakers offered insight and encouragement on how to respond to today's culture for a biblical worldview and engage in practical ways.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of Family Research Council, announced today it will support challengers to Members of Congress who voted in favor on the so-called Respect for Marriage Act.
The Biden administration has abandoned the vast majority of Americans to cater to tiny minorities, special interests, and foreign powers. Transgender activists, the abortion industry, and Chinese Communists enjoy Biden's unmerited favor; middle-class families, taxpayers, and church-goers hear Lunch Bucket Joe say, "Depart, I never knew you."
"Is this really happening?" That's what the University of Kentucky's Riley Gaines thought to herself, looking around the room. No one told her - or any of the other swimmers - that they'd be sharing their NCAA locker room with a fully-grown man. "So not only were we forced to race against a male," she told Tucker Carlson about Lia Thomas, "we were forced to change [in front of] one." And if President Biden gets his way, every girl in America - from kindergarten to college - will be in the same boat.
This past week, the House of Representatives passed legislation allegedly to protect access to "contraception," with just eight Republican congressmen voting yes. What Democrats in Congress are pushing, though, isn't access to "contraception."
A widely accepted "rule of thumb" is that, when the economy experiences two consecutive quarters of economic contraction (declining GDP), it has entered a recession. However, the Biden administration has made much of the fact that the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which is responsible for officially determining the dates of a recession, employs a definition that doesn't mention two quarters of negative growth.
The decision to overturn Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is one that will have an international impact, especially as many pro-lifers in other countries look to the robust pro-life movement in the U.S. for inspiration. In China - one of the other five countries with the world's most radical abortions laws - pro-lifers maintain a tiny presence. But Chinese pro-lifers face more challenges than most as they try to navigate tight government restrictions and a culture shaped by the legacy of China's notoriously brutal "One Child Policy."
Earlier this week, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) served a complaint to a bar that offers drag shows for children. The R House Bar in Miami was recently featured in viral videos in which a topless drag queen can be seen entertaining a young girl.
A devout Catholic college football coach made headlines last week for publicly taking a firm pro-life stance. Coach Jim Harbaugh of the University of Michigan Wolverines spoke at a pro-life fundraiser, along with his wife, Sarah. The Detroit Catholic covered the couple's individual testimonies of faith and commitment to their pro-life values.
A Republican senator has said he will "absolutely oppose" a bill redefining marriage nationwide, warning that liberal activists plan to "use it as a weapon" to drive Christians out of the public square. During Wednesday's episode of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced for the first time that he will vote against H.R. 8404, marketed as the "Respect for Marriage" Act, if it comes to the Senate floor.
Puberty blockers earned a warning label from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month after six minors (ages 5-12) experienced severe symptoms. The puberty blockers in question are known scientifically as "gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) substances" The minors, who were all biologically female, suffered from symptoms of "pseudotumor cerebri" (tumor-like masses in the brain), including visual disturbances (seeing bright lights that aren't there), headache or vomiting, papilledema (swelling of the optic nerve), increased blood pressure, and abducens neuropathy (eye paralysis).
A U.S. congresswoman said on Tuesday that a Biden executive order could potentially use taxpayer dollars to fund the use of ballot harvesting, which could include the use of unsupervised ballot drop boxes, in U.S. elections - leaving election integrity experts highly concerned about how this could lead to potential voter fraud.
In the AP's new style guide, reporters are being urged to write based on someone's emotions rather than on reality - further blurring the lines of objective truth.
If top U.S. officials were trying to lose a cold war to China, they could hardly do a better job. A report from Saturday details how China's infiltration of U.S. infrastructure could potentially give them influence over our nuclear capabilities. Another report from this week detailed how China infiltrated the Federal Reserve, cultivating assets and stealing information. "This is the most dangerous moment in history after the Second World War," warned Gordon Chang on Monday's edition of "Washington Watch."
This week, The Heritage Foundation released a list of frequently asked questions about the Democrats' radical same-sex marriage bill, H.R. 8404. Roger Severino, the former director of the HHS's Civil Rights Division, sets the record straight on what the sweeping law would actually do.
General Mark Milley misled Congress, under oath, about the way firing hundreds of thousands of soldiers who refuse to comply with the Biden administration's vaccination mandate will harm America's national security, a Republican congressman revealed Tuesday.
Every state has certain distinctives. One of Kansas's happens to be owning the geographical center of the contiguous United States. For the lower 48, a little chapel near the Nebraska border is smack dab in the middle of the country. And starting next week, the state can brag about being in the center of something else: the nationwide abortion debate.
Is there any word the Left won't redefine? God once judged the world by confusing their language; now men are judging themselves by confusing their own language. Sharing a common language and understanding of what words mean is one of the most fundamental attributes that holds society together. The Left seems to believe that society isn't worth holding together, if it won't conform to their utopian schemes.
By attempting to change rules through executive action that would lead to widespread violations of privacy rights, conscience rights, religious freedom, fair sports play, and a plethora of other rights, Biden is attempting to remake America into California's image, without the permission of the American people.
Senate Republicans are feeling the pressure to defend marriage and the natural family, as two large grassroots coalitions warn them that a controversial bill will fuel frivolous litigation and subject the most fundamental unit of society to an infinite variety of experimentation and tampering.
No one likes to be told they are on the "wrong side of history," and no one likes being called "hateful." Furthermore, the desire to affirm the dignity of our friends who identify as LGBT is rooted in the biblically consistent conviction that everyone has inherent value and ought to be treated with decency and respect. To affirm the dignity of our LGBT friends and avoid being vilified, should Republicans move on from social issues perceived as divisive, such as the definition of marriage?
According to Lifeway Research, "With a 1.17% growth rate, almost 2.56 billion people will identify as a Christian by the middle of 2022. By 2050, that number is expected to top 3.33 billion." Of course, identifying with a denomination or faith tradition is different from experiencing what Jesus called the new birth (John 3). However, there is no question that millions of men, women, and children are coming to saving faith in Christ.
Never underestimate the Republican Party's ability to self-destruct. That's the one thing years of cultural battles have taught everyone. Heading into November with the elections on a silver platter, the men and women who rebranded themselves as the "anti-woke" have suddenly gone soft on an issue that should be a political no-brainer: marriage. After seven years of letting the court take the heat for redefining history's oldest institution, a surprising number of Republicans are making a fatal mistake - believing they can win back Congress by sounding just as radical as the party set to lose it.
As the Biden administration considers declaring monkeypox a public health emergency, an epidemiologist says the easiest way to combat its spread is to discourage the practices of "aggressively hypersexualized gay men."
Myanmar's military recently executed four pro-democracy activists in what is believed to be the first use of capital punishment in the southeast Asian country (also known as Burma) in more than three decades. In closed-door trials earlier this year, the activists were sentenced to death for carrying out "brutal and inhumane terror acts" by helping militias fight the army that overthrew the democratically-elected government in February 2021.
Persuading (or rather, mollifying) parents remains a major issue for Democrats. Fully half of likely voters believed education is too politicized, according to a May poll commissioned by the American Federation of Teachers in seven battleground states. They were also dissatisfied with "the amount of say that parents have in what their children are taught" (50%), "the way schools have handled the COVID-19 pandemic" (42%), "the way students are taught about racial issues" (60%), and "the way students are taught about issues related to sexual preference and gender identity" (58%).
Unfortunately, a lot of people who should know better seem to be struggling with how to respond to Congress's marriage debate. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) criticized the Obergefell decision in 2015 but told reporters that she was "keeping a very open mind" about the issue because she has a "good number of very close friends that are same-sex married." The implication is that it would be unloving not to support same-sex marriage - and there are plenty of people who would agree with her.
The Dobbs Supreme Court decision has sparked a renewed focus on adoption in America. A recent Washington Post story reported on the small number of women with unplanned pregnancies who choose adoption and asserted that this is "unlikely to change" despite new pro-life laws. Meanwhile, a new survey of women of childbearing age is providing insight into what factors influence the decision.
Religious freedom is core to who we are as humans. We naturally seek to answer life's biggest questions - about who we are, where life itself comes from, what our purpose is, and where we are going. These answers are found in our Christian faith. This makes the freedom to choose and live out our faith essential to living a fully human life.
In a House Oversight Committee hearing on July 13, self-proclaimed "abortion storyteller" Sarah Lopez insisted, "My abortion is the best decision I ever made. It was an act of self-love [...]." The day before, in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, abortionist Dr. Colleen P. McNicholas said simply, "Abortion is an act of love." The abortion lobby is correct about one thing - abortion is a matter of love, but not true love; instead, it is a complete perversion of love. What is the object of the warped love that motivates abortion?
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, state legislatures are grappling to implement initiatives to improve maternal health care both during and after pregnancy. Extending Medicaid health care coverage for pregnant women up to 12 months after they give birth or miscarry is one of the measures states are taking to ensure women have access to quality maternal care.
Earlier this week, the Miami-Dade School Board voted against adopting two new sex education textbooks for the 2022-23 school year. With a narrow vote of 5-4, the decision followed emotionally charged debate between more than 40 parents and board members.
The Biden administration's international religious policies, which include funding atheists abroad, is "anti-God" and "anti-Christian," said a Republican member of Congress.
State officials in Louisiana have withheld tens of millions of dollars from a Democratic city where elected officials, including its Soros-linked prosecutor, defiantly refused to enforce the state's pro-life laws. The funds would have helped build a critical update to the city's water and sewage infrastructure. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) told The Washington Stand he proposed delaying state funding for city projects until liberal officials stopped threatening to turn New Orleans into a "sanctuary city" for abortion.
At the moment, only 4% of women with unwanted pregnancies place their children for adoption. But with the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, social workers at pregnancy resource centers expect this number to increase due to a potential post-Roe unplanned baby boom. With this possible rise in domestic infant adoptions, a pertinent question has emerged: Is America prepared for a plethora of adoptable babies?
A good Samaritan stopped a mall shooting last Sunday 15 seconds after it began, said Greenwood, Indiana police on Tuesday. At a Monday press conference, Greenwood Police Chief James Ison had said the good guy with a gun engaged within two minutes, but on Tuesday clarified that was due to misreading his notes. The abbreviated timeline only makes the courageous action of Eli Dicken that much more heroic. But the Left doesn't understand the significance of Dicken's manly behavior. In fact, the Left doesn't understand the solemn, masculine duty to protect - in any area of society.
Under the guise of protecting access to contraception, Democratic leaders in Congress have introduced "a Trojan Horse" that protects abortion on demand while denying Christians the religious freedom to opt out of chemical abortions. "Believe me, they are coming for your rights - especially Christians. Especially," warned Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) on Friday.
The House Freedom Caucus declared their opposition to H.R. 8404, the Respect for Marriage Act, in a press release on Friday. They characterized the bill as "fearmongering over the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization," which Democrats resorted to "in a desperate effort to distract from their creation of galloping inflation, a record-breaking border crisis, and skyrocketing gas prices."
Amid a "red wave" midterm election cycle, and after the most successful Supreme Court term in living memory, including the long-sought-after overturning of Roe v. Wade, many Republicans seemingly feel a sudden urge to apologize for the victories by abandoning every conservative principle and give Democrats everything they want.
Despite the attempted assassination of a sitting U.S. congressman, the attacker, David Jakubonis, was released the next day by the Monroe County sheriff's department despite being charged with a felony. The release fits a pattern of Democrat lawmakers loosening criminal laws, despite lawlessness continuing to climb.
When the Supreme Court delivered its blow to marriage in 2015, burning down three dozen state laws and tearing up 50 million ballots, the GOP's reaction was straightforward. Outrage. With a handful of exceptions, the response that echoed across the two coasts was a collective "How dare they?" As far as Republicans were concerned, what the five justices did on that June day was a betrayal of the people, our system of government, and the pillar that's upheld society since the beginning of time. "It's an injustice," they railed. Now, seven years later, they finally have a chance to prove it. The question is: will they?
According to the State Department, funding Queer Lisboa and similar initiatives in other countries is part of President Joe Biden's push to "support LGBTQ+ and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility efforts" overseas.
As the U.S. Senate debates the "Respect for Marriage" Act, a social scientist said politicians must understand that preserving the time-honored definition of marriage is necessary to establish "social justice for children."
On Tuesday, 47 Republican congressmen voted in favor of the "Respect for Marriage Act," a bill that was rushed for a House floor vote with little notice from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The measure would force every state to recognize same-sex marriages in the unlikely event that Obergefell v. Hodges is overturned. At least one congressman is calling the actions of these GOP members a "political calculation."
Despite its name, the bill isn't about marriage or respect at all. It's about imposing the radical Left's sexual ideology as state orthodoxy. Now more than ever, we need courageous elected leaders who will stand up to woke ideology and protect the foundations of our free society.
Three U.S. Senators wrote July 14 to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), expressing concern over "Chinese food manufacturer Fufeng Group's recent purchase of roughly 370 acres of land near Grand Forks, North Dakota." Fufeng plans to build a wet corn mill on the site. However, because of national security implications that potentially go far beyond food production, Rubio, Cramer, and Hoeven urged the CFIUS to conduct a full review.
In our rejection of God's word, we've abandoned his instructions, thereby destabilizing the intended foundation of marriage for children. The results are devastating for kids. And the implications are repeatedly reflected in news headlines. There will always be challenges with kids, black, yellow, red, and white. However, as adults, we must follow God's plan and prayerfully proceed to what's next.
Mr. Biden would probably have been an excellent salesman, public relations executive, or even talk-show host. But a statesman, sadly, he is not. From issue to issue, on domestic and foreign policy, he has been inconsistent, erratic, and blown about by every wind of changing partisan preference and political pressure.
Watching his environmental legislation stymied by popular will and the democratic process, President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he would implement some of his Green agenda through executive actions. But legal experts tell The Washington Stand that the president has overreached the limits of his constitutional authority - and that his policies will make Americans pay even more for energy.
It's the most radical "summer camp" ever. No, really. The Portland-area Budding Roses summer camp "cultivates free, safe, and empowering spaces for youth to learn, express themselves, and engage critically with the social justice issues that impact them." What that boilerplate gobbeldy-gook means is that they aim to teach 4th through 8th graders about white supremacy, police abolition, protest chants, and how to deal with tear gas.
What is particularly infuriating about transgender ideology is that it fails to grasp its own inherent contradictions.
Politicians who will not enforce state laws should not receive state funds, said Louisiana's top law enforcement official, a decision that could cost defiant cities tens of millions of dollars this week alone.
The House's fast-tracking of the "Respect for Marriage Act" is emblematic of the astonishing speed at which the moral revolution continues to move concerning same-sex marriage. But it is just as true today as it ever has been that natural marriage is the context for strong families, thriving communities, and stable civilizations.
The American people have lost faith in the Biden administration because they have a pattern of denying reality and gaslighting the public. They said inflation was "temporary." They said the border is secure. They said they don't think the Wuhan coronavirus came from the Wuhan coronavirus lab. They said the Taliban wouldn't take over Afghanistan in a weekend. They said men can get pregnant. This is all madness!
"Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution" highlights gripping stories of Christians from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe who are bravely devoted to their faith. Co-written by Family Research Council's religious freedom experts, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Lela Gilbert, and Arielle Del Turco, the book takes a close look at the tragic circumstances Christians face due to dangerous and sometimes deadly opposition to their faith in Jesus Christ.
Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine appeared Monday on MSNBC to promote permanent mutilation as a solution for mentally disturbed minors. "We really want ... to affirm and to support and empower these youth not to limit their participation in activities in sports and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state," he said.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rushed the "Respect for Marriage" Act to a vote this week, claiming that the Supreme Court might overturn the 2015 case that first invented a putative constitutional "right" to same-sex marriage. The bill - which would prevent states from recognizing a marriage as the union of one man and one woman - passed the lower house of Congress by a hefty 267-157 margin. While 157 Republicans voted no, 22% of House Republicans voted to redefine marriage and prevent states from recognizing the natural family in the event the Supreme Court reverses itself.
One year ago, President Joe Biden said the inflation that had marked every month of his presidency would soon be a thing of the past. Last July 19, Biden denied the economy would see "persistent inflation," because "our experts believe and the data shows that most of the price increases we've seen were expected and expected to be temporary." By December, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the administration should stop calling rising prices "transitory."
If you asked the talking heads, they'd say Americans are flocking to the Republican Party because of Joe Biden. It's a reasonable explanation, considering the dumpster fire he's made of our economy, energy, and inflation. But there's another reason that voters are turning to the GOP - and it has nothing to do with the price of gas in Wichita. It's because under Donald Trump they rediscovered something important: their moral courage. And this week's marriage debate, however contrived it is, is putting everything they've learned to the test.
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas (R) commissioned charter buses to provide free transportation for migrants who volunteered to travel from overwhelmed Texas border towns to Washington, D.C. To date, over 100 buses with capacity of up to 40 passengers each have arrived, bringing undocumented men, women, and children straight to the streets adjacent to the Capitol, where many politicians were advocating for open borders.
A panel of judges will soon rule on whether Georgia's heartbeat abortion law can take effect. In 2019, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed a bill prohibiting abortion once a "detectable human heartbeat" is present (the bill included exceptions for rape and incest when a police report has been filed). The law was blocked before it could be enacted by a federal judge who found it unconstitutional based on the federal Roe v. Wade precedent. Since the Supreme Court ruled that abortion is not protected in the Constitution, Georgia's abortion law is up for review.
Minneapolis city councilmembers joined pro-abortion groups on Sunday at a rally to urge Mayor Jacob Frey to directly fund abortions in the next city budget. Councilmembers Aisha Chughtai and Robin Wonsley Worlobah joined 16 pro-abortion groups, as well as U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Minnesota House Majority Whip Kaohly Vang Her, and members of the state legislature's new "Reproductive Freedom" Caucus.
On June 28, four Sudanese Christian men were arrested for violating a previously annulled apostasy law - a law demanding a death sentence for leaving Islam. This latest report of Christian persecution has led to increasing concern about Sudan's future, thanks to a 2021 military coup that shattered widespread hopes for continuing freedom of worship.
Recently, I saw a bumper sticker that read, "The Constitution: Frustrating Liberals Since 1789." This is a humorous witticism, but it carries the ring of truth. Liberal outrage over the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has been generated not only by the end of their cherished national culture of abortion on demand, but also by an understanding of our country at odds with the vision of America's Founders.
As the raging national debate over abortion laws continues almost a month after the watershed Dobbs Supreme Court decision, a former Southwest Airlines flight attendant has won a lawsuit against her former employer for wrongful termination over her outspoken pro-life views.
With economic pressures squeezing middle-class families tighter than any time in a generation, congressional Democrats have decided to ram through a series of laws that would write left-wing positions on social issues into law, including a national bill establishing same-sex marriage.
The strangest part of the Left's obsession with "disinformation" is that, despite their rhetoric, they cannot conceive of countering disinformation as a search for objective truth. For them, it's only a cynical, political exercise. Twisting the facts for political ends is exactly what they accuse their opponents of doing.
The problem used to be that judges wanted to be legislators. Now, thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs, legislators want to be judges. It's a shift that seems to be exploding under Joe Biden, who has about as much use for the separation of powers as a menu at Haagen Dazs. Desperate Democrats, who can't manage to get the courts, Congress, or voters on board with their radical agenda, have turned to the one thing that Barack Obama perfected: lawlessness.
While Russia's invasion of Ukraine has slowed to a deadly slog, Russia is rapidly reshaping the territories it controls into its own image. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called out Russia's "systematic 'filtration' operations and forced deportations" in a July 13 press statement.
The Founding Fathers envisioned three co-equal branches of government with distinct roles serving as a "check" against each other to ensure that one branch did not grow too powerful. Congress, reflecting the will of the American people, would pass legislation, the president would act on behalf of the nation by enacting those laws, and the Supreme Court would act as a backstop against tyranny and mob rule by interpreting the constitutionality of Congress and the White House's actions. Washington Democrats have all but abandoned this bedrock framework.
In 2019, then-candidate Joe Biden said, "In prison, the determination should be that your sexual identity should be defined by what you say it is, not what, in fact, the prison says it is." Biden and Democratic congressional leaders favor the so-called Equality Act, which would codify the notion that transgender criminals should be jailed in a facility that matches their gender identity. With that legislation stalled, the president is taking unilateral action to promote the transgender cause.
In a ruling that is a clear victory for advocates of keeping biological males out of girls' sports and locker rooms, a federal judge has blocked a Biden administration directive that reinterprets Title IX's prohibition of "discrimination on the basis of sex" to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) made it clear during meetings with the United States a while ago that "the Taiwan Strait is not an international waterway, and China has sovereignty and control over the Taiwan Strait." The U.S. disagreed and expressed its dissatisfaction, and Beijing said immediately that "China will not impede the normal navigation and air traffic rights of the relevant countries in the Taiwan Strait," which is nonsense.
Whether it's the beach, a theme park, or a scenic foreign city, vacations can be enjoyable and refreshing. New experiences can open our eyes to the wider world and build sweet memories with loved ones. Extra leisure allows us to reflect and recharge. But among the fun and excitement, vacations have a dangerous side. I'm not talking about jellyfish or sunburn; their danger is only skin deep. I'm talking about the spiritual danger vacations pose by tempting us to leave our Christianity at home.
America is under threat. This is not news in itself, but the kinds of threats we face are of a different sort than in previous years. The list of specific dangers is long and disturbing.
Missouri dad John Potter has made a name for himself by speaking out and rallying other parents to put checks and balances on the Columbia Public School (CPS) district, vying for transparency in their children's educational institutions. This week, the national power struggle between parents and school boards continues, as a high school prepares to receive funding for a new "gender closet."
On Thursday, Texas state officials filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration challenging its recent guidance that health providers can carry out abortions in emergency cases regardless of their state's laws. Under the guidance released earlier this week by the Department of Health and Human Services, health providers who carry out emergency abortions are protected under federal law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) responded to this by suing the HHS to "ensure that the Left's abortion agenda can't reach Texas babies."
For the first time as president, Joe Biden visited Israel this week, arriving on Wednesday and staying into Friday. The Middle East trip featured both impressive innovation - such as cultural exportation of the American "fist bump"- and salutary preservation of key features of Middle East stability.
While the end of Roe v. Wade is and will remain a source of rejoicing, the Biden administration is doing all it can to prevent states from exercising their constitutional authority over abortion policy. In a number of states, judges have impeded implementation of pro-life legislation already on the books.
This very second, there are men online, in malls, walking through neighborhoods, luring girls away from unhappy homes with one goal: to sell them and use them for sex. They've been kicked, beaten, starved, punished, and forced to subject themselves to a level of brutality and humiliation most of us can't comprehend. Most of these young girls end up pregnant - and not just once. Multiple times. In their abusers' minds, there's only one solution: abortion.
Hey, remember COVID? The U.S. Air Force still believes the virus poses a top threat to their young and healthy workforce. In fact, they believe your tax dollars are best used to cover their legal expenses, to defend their denial of requests for religious exemptions to the COVID vaccine mandate. Strange, because they keep losing.
The Department of Health and Human Services sent a guidance on Wednesday to 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, warning their employees of stiff, legal "corrective action" against anyone who refuses to comply. The guidelines say, for instance, that if a pharmacist refuses to fill an order for mifepristone or misoprostol "because these medications can also be used to terminate a pregnancy - the pharmacy may be discriminating on the basis of sex."
The House of Representatives has passed two abortion-expanding bills, one of which would strike down virtually all pro-life laws nationwide and potentially force taxpayers to fund abortion until birth. Opponents have called it the most extreme pro-abortion bill in U.S. history, saying both measures would shield disreputable abortionists while throwing "a cloak around" sexual predators.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a stated vision of "Equitably protecting health, safety & security." Yet new revelations show that the CDC's website links to an online chat space directed at "LGBTQ+ teens" that is facilitated by transgender activists promoting practices that have been shown to permanently harm the health of minors.
A polling firm believes it has found the perfect strategy for Democrats to fend off a red wave in the 2022 midterms: Blame the culture war in America's public schools on Republicans. The decision comes even as parents struggle to remove pornographic content from school libraries.
Plato and Aristotle asked what form of government was best, and now the debate has been taken up by pro basketball players. On Tuesday, former Boston Celtic Enes Kanter Freedom tweeted at LeBron James, "You are free to leave buddy." James had suggested WNBA player Brittney Griner might prefer remaining in a Russian prison, instead of returning to America. "I would be feeling like, 'Do I even want to go back to America?'" said James.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is rapidly transitioning from a mechanism to improve global health outcomes into just one more institution captured by woke political activism. Fresh off the director-general lamenting that the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade "was a setback" because "restricting [abortion] drives women and girls towards unsafe abortions," the global health body announced its determination to erase women altogether.
America is facing a maternal health crisis. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the maternal mortality rate increased between 2019 to 2020. The CDC reported that in 2020, there were 861 deaths due to maternal causes compared to 754 women in 2019 and 658 in 2018.
It began in Boulder, Colorado. On the night of May 3, criminals attacked Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, beginning a country-wide wave of hate crimes and terrorist attacks against churches, pregnancy resource centers (PRCs), and pro-life organizations unlike anything seen before in the U.S. And if the Biden administration won't do something about it, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has made it clear: he will.
A right-leaning legal group sent two letters on Wednesday. The first, to Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Lauren Hobart, alerted her "to apparent mismanagement and violations of federal civil rights laws that threaten the waste of the Company's assets." The second, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) area office, asked the EEOC to "open an investigation into DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (the 'Company') for engaging in unlawful employment practices in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
Ohio authorities have arrested an illegal immigrant for raping a 10-year-old girl, who subsequently crossed state lines to get an abortion. Numerous media outlets questioned the thinly sourced details of the original story. They were right to do so, based on abortionists' long history of simultaneously lying about rape and concealing the sexual assault of minors.
Immigrant women in custody are "still entitled to abortions," announced the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Top immigration officials are planning on instructing detention centers around the country to allow pregnant women in custody to get abortions regardless of the recent overturning of Roe. v. Wade.
A video of a self-described "pro-abortion doctor" telling the U.S. Senate "abortion is liberation ... and I want to celebrate that" went viral on Wednesday. But the Democrats' star witness proved equally untrustworthy when she asserted a new wave of post-Roe, pro-life protections might threaten the care women receive when suffering from threatening ectopic pregnancies.
Working-class Americans, who previously voted in large numbers for Democrat politicians, are shifting toward the GOP. Turns out, the actions of those in power are not without reactions from voters - voters who rely on affordable gas for their cars and trucks and food to feed their families, and who will look for a political home elsewhere if the party in power refuses to take their concerns seriously.
Not to be outdone by big business and America's public schools, significant historical sites are now joining the woke parade. Recent visitors to Thomas Jefferson's former home Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia have reported that the famous historical site has gone woke.
While inflation numbers burn through projections and Americans stare down a 9.1% price hike, Democrats are on a hopeless mission to persuade the country that abortion access is the nation's biggest crisis. Their crusade has already chewed through hours of the legislative clock this week, as party leaders on both sides of the Capitol host endless hearings on an issue that the majority party can do almost nothing about. But, as Senator Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) viral exchange made clear on Tuesday, the time isn't all wasted. At least voters are getting a clear picture of what the Democratic Party cares about.
Rising prices floored the accelerator instead of the brake in June, increasing 1.3% over the past month and a whopping 9.1% over the past year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) release on Wednesday. BLS said the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) saw "the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1981," over 40 years ago.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is no stranger to Emmy nominations - or angry mobs. Last fall, his comedy special, "The Closer" (TV-MA), launched on Netflix and sparked a scandal due to what were labeled "transphobic and homophobic" and "derogatory comments about the LGBTQ+ community."
"Arizona has figured out how to fund students instead of systems, and now solidly leads the nation in educational freedom."
Resisting intense lobbying from well-funded national LGBTQ pressure groups, the state of Florida has taken a step closer to stop taxpayers from funding transgender hormone treatments and surgeries. Concerned parents and at least one teen who has detransitioned after having her breasts surgically removed asked state officials to do more to protect minors.
Left-wing activist organization ShutDownDC, known for its radical and often illegal tactics, offered to pay waiters who tip them off regarding the locations of the Supreme Court justices. "DC Service Industry Workers ... If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details!" tweeted ShutDownDC on Friday. "We'll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they're still there 30 mins after your message."
Since the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturned the egregiously wrong Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration has been doing everything in its power to expand the use of chemical abortion. For years, the abortion industry has made unsubstantiated claims about the safety of chemical abortion carried out with the use of mifepristone and misoprostol. Here are five common myths about chemical abortion and the science that dismantles them.
A law professor accused a U.S. senator of "opening up trans people to violence" by denying that men can get pregnant during a hearing in the Capitol on Tuesday. Critics say transgender activists increasingly equate rejecting extremist gender ideology with assault, or they suppress debate altogether, in order to foist controversial ideas of gender fluidity on the public.
According to KCBS Radio, San Francisco OBGYN, professor, and pro-abortion activist, Dr. Meg Autry, is mobilizing a group to bring abortion access to women in pro-life states. Her bay area-based group, Protecting Reproductive Rights Of Women Endangered by State Statutes (or, PRROWESS), is crafting plans to send an abortion clinic ship to the Gulf of Mexico, where they could perform surgical abortions five miles off the shore on a ship in federal waters. They are currently in the process of fundraising a minimum of $20 million and even a ship donation.
In March 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law, which the White House touted as "a bridge to an equitable economic recovery" from the COVID pandemic by "delivering direct relief to the American people" and small businesses. But a recent report found that a federal government agency that works with libraries and museums used $15 million of ARP funds for programs aimed at children that promote "anti-racism" and "equity, diversity, and inclusion," among other programs for the general public.
Transgender activists propose administering a battery of drugs and surgeries to young children with gender dysphoria, but a newly released report refutes nearly every supposed benefit they list - including claims that such treatments reduce suicides. In fact, they may increase them, some studies show.
An anecdote about a 10-year-old girl being raped, which President Joe Biden forcefully cited to promote abortion-on-demand, appears to be a myth, according to the highest legal authority in the state where the assault supposedly happened.
What does a blockbuster dinosaur franchise have to do with theology? Plenty, it turns out.
June 24 wasn't just the end of federal abortion on demand - it was also the end of a long-running corporate ruse. America's biggest businesses, we were told for years, would do anything to protect their woke social causes. They'd write letters, donate to the loudest activists, lobby on Capitol Hill, even publicly shame their own customer base. But when push comes to shove, would these CEOs really fall on their sword to protect abortion? The answer, so far, is no.
Complete with images and a QR code for a "Google doc with more resources," a pro-abortion flier walks a woman though the process of using abortion drugs to kill her unborn child. The 11-step process begins with the woman taking a pregnancy test (Step 1), ends with her starting birth control (Step 11), and along the way, makes certain to put her life in danger.
Scrambling for ways to reinstate a top-down abortion policy that bars all 50 states from punishing abortionists, House Democrats have scheduled at least two votes and multiple hearings - including a bill that could strike down nearly all state pro-life protections until birth.
Over the weekend, President Joe Biden told reporters that he is considering declaring abortion a public health emergency. This executive decision could potentially free up immediate federal funds to promote abortions.
As international conflicts and tensions continue to mount, the U.S. military's persistent focus appears to be on rules of speech.
Food pantries, counseling, and community hospitality - according to the Pottstown, Pa. Zoning Officer Winter Stokes, such activities are "by definition ... more than that of a church." Stokes issued citations to Christ Episcopal Church of Pottstown and Mission First, "a ministry of Cedarville UMC [United Methodist Church]" which shares an address with First UMC of Pottstown.
Fighting, tardiness, absenteeism, and an unwillingness to complete classwork are all issues Rebekkah Biven, a public school teacher in Tulsa, Okla. says were exacerbated post-pandemic. After the COVID lockdowns, Biven and many of her colleagues at MacArthur Elementary returned to classrooms that were more chaotic than before due to months of isolation that had adverse effects on students' social skills.
Less than 48 hours after U.S. and British intelligence officials called a rising China "the most game-changing challenge we face," President Joe Biden stood poised to remove tariffs from Chinese products - while doubling down on plans to foist controversial social-engineering policies on the U.S. military.
Why has our humanitarian assistance made so little progress toward a "free, peaceful, and prosperous world"? The answer is simple: We are neglecting religious freedom in our development efforts.
"Children's entertainment" is no longer guaranteed to be appropriate for children. With Disney vowing to promote sexual perversion, and a drag queen story hour targeting children in every city, this conclusion has become increasingly obvious. Yet, somehow, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has managed (or is it womanaged?) to up the ante yet again, aiming woke propaganda not at kindergartners, but at infants.
Gavin Newsom is the photogenic governor of California. He is known for his outbursts of selective moral indignation and also for his unfiltered elitism. In the words of satirist Kevin Nelson, Newsom is "the P.T. Barnum of masking, vaccines, boosters, lockdowns, and arbitrary mandates for all those who do not think like him."
It took me about a year of being in prison to get to the point where I could consistently press through my fear. I did not come to the point where I had no fear, but I came to the point where I could stand firm in spite of fear. I want to share with you how I came to this point and how you can overcome fear as well.
When the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, it gave the nation an opportunity for healing. The Constitution provides us the tools for balancing competing interests and for finding resolution for tough questions through the two branches of government accountable to the people at the ballot box.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday morning to "expand access to abortion care, including medication abortion." The executive action signaled the president plans to take aim at pro-life pregnancy resource centers and offer free legal protection to the abortion industry.
The Biden administration's lax immigration policy does not merely show incompetence, it "actually aids and abets the cartels in doing as much harm to our country as possible," according to the top law enforcement official in a border state.
Pro-life advocates say Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) plea to "put a stop" to pro-life pregnancy resource centers is a faith-based initiative: It's based on abortion activists' pursuit of the Almighty Dollar.
I hear some people saying confidently now, "Persecution will be good for us. It will build the church. Bring it on." We need to be careful not to be over-confident. I say to you again, it can be more difficult than we think, and God's faithfulness, His help, His grace, may look different than what we would expect.
Here are some ways PRCs have expanded their general services to meet more specific needs in their local communities - needs that will undoubtedly be greater now that the Supreme Court has returned the ability to protect unborn children to the states.
While investigating and choosing to avoid companies that fund abortion, consumers can take their pro-life convictions a step further by choosing to support businesses that take an active stance on honoring human dignity rather than merely remaining neutral.
Relativism is the notion that reality is a result of human interactions and cultural interpretations - in other words, reality is subjective. But as we see with the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, only the truth endures.
Fewer Americans than ever before believe that the Bible is God's word. According to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, only 20% of American adults believe that the Bible is the inspired, literal word of God.
A Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed that Americans' confidence in major U.S. institutions is steadily declining.
The nation's largest teachers union voted on Wednesday to defend abortion-on-demand, capping off a politically charged convention that encouraged teachers to "validate" children experimenting with transgender ideology and homosexuality.
A new FRC report documents an alarming trend over the past three years of rising intolerance towards Christians in the West. The report lists 99 unique incidents of religious persecution across 14 separate countries spanning from January 2020 to May 2022.
PRCs meet the unique needs of their local communities. With over 2,700 centers nationwide, these services demonstrate why PRCs are so beneficial and how they stand in stark contrast with abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.
Even in the post-Soviet era, the hope that we are living in a "different world" is a false one. But we can look with confident joy to the day when the God of the universe will create "a new heaven and a new earth" when the redeemed "from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages" will stand "before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white (pure) robes" (Revelation 21:1, 7:9).
Across today's increasingly violent world, Christians who are persecuted for their faith can be numbered in the hundreds of millions. Most of them live in poverty and constant uncertainty, yet they continue to pray, praise, and openly worship.
Popular satire news source The Babylon Bee received a sting from TikTok after they were removed from the platform Monday without explanation, according to CEO Seth Dillon in a comment to The Washington Times.
It was midnight on July 4, 2018. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a survivor of religious persecution in Turkey, was greeted with an American flag as he descended from an Air Force flight in Germany after a harrowing two-year imprisonment. Overwhelmed with joy, he buried his face in the star-spangled banner.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent string of pro-religious liberty decisions, including striking down a law that excluded religious schools in Maine from participating in a school voucher program and upholding the right to public prayer, many are claiming that by ruling in favor of religious organizations and individuals, the current Supreme Court is destroying the so-called constitutional idea of "separation of church and state."
Although each PRC faces unique challenges and takes different approaches to cater to the specific needs of its local community, there are general services that one can expect to find at each. PRCs stand together when it comes to optimizing care for mothers, fathers, and their babies. In addition to pregnancy tests and counseling, here are some of the services typically available at PRCs.
When it comes to gas prices, there's good news and bad news: The good news is the price of oil may fall by half. The bad news is, if that happens, it's because America is in a recession.
Last week at the annual International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel titled, "Victims of 'Polite' Persecution: Believers Targeted By Secular Abortion and Gender Activists." One of the panelists was Reverend Dr. Bernard Randall, an ordained bishop of the Church of England and a former chaplain at a Christian K-12 school in Cambridge, who took to the podium to share his experience of being on the receiving end of religious discrimination.
After Dobbs, dozens of corporations are scrambling to broadcast their pro-abortion stance to the world by announcing they will cover the cost of an abortion for their employees. But one company has recently decided to flip the script by offering to cover birth and adoption-related medical costs for their employees instead.
Ninety left-leaning attorneys general and district attorneys across the country have pledged to not enforce criminal charges related to laws protecting the unborn.
On Sunday, July 3, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins partnered with Michael Farris, the CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to commemorate the Supreme Court's historic decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The event brought together various pro-life leaders and supporters of the movement for an evening of prayer, worship, and discussions on a post-Roe America.
The sentiment that America is not worth celebrating is not new. Small but growing calls to boycott have almost become part of the tradition for holidays like Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. And the truth is, America does have problems. Even if we disagree about what the biggest problems are, the fact that America has issues is one of the few things everyone agrees on. But one of the emerging problems in America is the idea that it's inappropriate to be grateful for something until it has been perfected.
As we celebrate Independence Day, I believe the Founders would be smiling at the work of the Supremes because these two monumental rulings, Dobbs v. Jackson and Kennedy v. Bremerton, are absolutely in sync with two foundational rights enumerated in our Founding Document, the Declaration of Independence.
Today, we can celebrate God and give thanks to those who sacrificed much for the freedoms we share as a nation and for the beauty of this country. We can also be people who commit to praying for our country. While we can pray for many things for our country today, I urge you to pray these scriptures as you give thanks to God for the United States of America.
Slightly more than one out of every three pastors of Christian churches (37%) possesses a biblical worldview - i.e., adoption of the basic scriptural principles and teachings that form the filter through which we experience, interpret, and respond to the world. While that is far better than what the Inventory has discovered in the adult population among those who consider themselves to be Christian, it is a far cry from what most people expect - and what today's confused culture so desperately needs - from Christian church leaders.
Since the Supreme Court's decision to correct Roe v. Wade, many in the mainstream media have claimed that for decades, conservatives have not only worked to end this injustice but have somehow "conspired" to do so. It's as if an insidious cabal has met in shadowy places, working like termites to undermine the framework of our justice system.
President Joe Biden has admitted that he does not have enough support in his own party to suspend the filibuster, a necessary step for Democrats to pass a nationwide expansion of abortion. Biden launched into the topic on Thursday while responding to a poll that said 85% of Americans believe the country is moving in the wrong direction. U.S. voters "do not think that," he fired back, asserting that we have "the strongest economy" in the world. "The one thing that has been destabilizing is the outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court ... "
Despite a month and a half heads-up, Joe Biden didn't exactly snap to attention when his party's greatest fears were realized. The end of Roe v. Wade inflamed the Democrats' die-hards, who were immediately ready to burn down the Supreme Court with the conservative justices inside. While the Left suggested everything from impeaching Brett Kavanaugh to pitching abortion tents in Yellowstone, their slow-moving president seemed incapable of urgency.
In the process of building a legal, political, and cultural movement that would ultimately defeat Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers achieved something else as well: a court that would adhere to the Constitution.
Pride month is now over, but America's fascination with pride isn't quite put to rest. We've got a pride problem, and we're proud of it.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, a renewed surge of terrorism has been unleashed against churches and pregnancy resource centers, with at least 25 attacks occurring across the country over a seven-day span.
This week at the annual International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., I sat down with one of the most influential rabbis in the United States, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, and talked about the importance of religious freedom for all. Appointed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and recently elected USCIRF vice chair, he shared why he has passionately committed his life to combatting antisemitism and championing human rights, and why every American should care.
Since the landmark Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration has been scrambling to find new ways of ensuring laws cannot protect unborn children. At the top of their list is chemical abortion - a pill regimen of mifepristone (distributed under the brand name Mifeprex) and misoprostol.
Pro-life advocates won an indelible victory on June 24 when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. But they may have forgotten one of the most important skirmishes that paved the long road to this historic victory: Seventeen years ago, pro-life Christians defied a Republican White House pressure campaign and insisted the president withdraw his first choice for the court.
"Health and humanitarian challenges that the world is facing" include COVID vaccines, monkeypox, malnourished children in Africa, and... the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade? That's according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a Wednesday briefing. The comments were just what you would expect from a former African warlord who now does the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party.
They came in force, armed with spray paint and rocks. They shielded their identity from security cameras with umbrellas and masks. After assembling in a park, as many as 100 people marched two blocks to the office building of Hinson Baptist Church, which also houses a community coffee shop and office space for First Image, a Christian pro-life group that operates pregnancy centers in the Portland, Ore. area.
Following the Supreme Court's historic 6-3 decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Democrat strategists and so-called "pundits" within the mainstream media went into a manic frenzy. The entire country was swept up by the media's maelstrom of political skullduggery - it was intended to deceive the American people, and more importantly, distract them from the truth.
Western Christians facing legal penalties for sharing the Bible say their persecution has opened up new opportunities to share the gospel with wider audiences than ever. Police crackdowns have resulted in their broadcasting scriptural messages on TV, converting atheists, and saving emergency response personnel. The results led one Christian to exclaim he has been "rejoicing for the persecution."
On Thursday, Family Research Council hosted a luncheon at the second annual International Religious Freedom Summit. With an estimated 250 multi-faith advocates in attendance, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins presented a groundbreaking report titled, "Free to Believe? The Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in the West."
Playing for the NBA gave him a platform - using it cost him his career. That's the latest chapter in the unlikely story of Enes Kanter Freedom, the outspoken basketball center who's spent the bulk of his 11 years in the league fighting for human rights.
On the second day of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit in downtown Washington, D.C., Family Research Council hosted a breakout session called, "Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution." The panel was moderated by Arielle Del Turco, FRC's Assistant Director of the Center for Human Dignity. In her words, "Hearing the stories of the persecuted is vital to understanding what is happening to Christians living in dangerous places. Knowing about their experience enables us to know how to pray for and assist the persecuted."
The president's party historically struggles in midterm elections, and the president's habit of stumbling from crisis to crisis doesn't help their cause. Between foreign foibles and domestic disasters, Democrats have few positive developments they can point to, despite controlling the House, the Senate, and the White House. They were ready to latch on to anything that might re-float their party's boat - when the Supreme Court's decided to send abortion policy back to the states.
"[The blood] - it looked like I was sitting in the middle of a crime scene. I suppose it was a crime scene. I mean, I had just murdered my child ... But this couldn't be normal. Planned Parenthood didn't ever tell me this could happen.... I decided that I would call them in the morning... if I didn't die before then." -Abby, 23 Abby lived. In fact, she went on to become one of the most effective pro-life activists in the movement: Abby Johnson. Like a lot of women, she thought taking the abortion pill would be the easy way out. She was wrong.
This Supreme Court ruling signals the beginning of a massive shift in domestic politics, yes, but it will undoubtedly have a ripple effect throughout the world. The more immediate - and less discussed - effect will be on the international abortion debate.
While the legacy news media obsesses over allegations that former President Donald Trump once flung a plate that caused ketchup to run down a wall, the suffering and persecution of the world's Christian population remains all-but-invisible. Believers in the world's deadliest nation for Christians want Americans to know their spiritual brothers and sisters "are going through Hell. You need to pray for them."
From Nigerian villages devastated by Fulani militia to Afghans fleeing the Taliban, religious oppression is a global crisis. International Christian Concern, a nonpartisan human rights organization, unveiled their 2022 Persecutor of the Year Awards report, shedding light on the atrocities men and women of faith face around the world.
When Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act this week, he used some interesting legal rationale: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. What does the end of federal abortion on demand have to do with dangerous gender ideology? A lot, Marshall insists.
Nearly one-third of all boys are already growing up in a home without a father of any kind - and decades of social science have shown a fatherless home breeds a panoply of social ills, from crime to lower education and lack of employment.
As the reverberations of the Supreme Court's historic overturn of Roe v. Wade last week continue to settle on our culture, one thing is clear: we pro-lifers may very well find ourselves having difficult conversations with our friends and family members who disagree with us about abortion in the coming months. So how can we avoid these conversations becoming heated shouting matches? And what are some of the most persuasive pro-life arguments that we can bring up? Here are a few tips.
"Imagine staying in business after losing 25% of your company." That's the U.S. Army's latest dilemma, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) warns. Despite a military-wide recruitment emergency, America's biggest branch is on the verge of losing 13% of its National Guard, 10% of the Reserve, and 24,250 active-duty soldiers out of the service over the president's ludicrous vaccine mandate.
Monday, in Seattle, the Boy Scouts marched in the local Pride Parade. Rainbow flags were held aloft by a line of boys marching behind another row with American flags. The LGBT flags were displayed on poles several feet higher than the flags of our country. On a personal level, this pains me.
Although the phrase and the wristbands are less commonly used today, the question "What Would Jesus Do?" has been tossed around a lot by liberal Christians, who would like to believe that Jesus wouldn't have condemned homosexuality if he were alive. The Bible, however, paints a much different picture.
Democrats' extreme rhetoric and increasingly desperate attempts to leverage the federal government's power to expand abortion reflect how Democrats "worship abortion," a Republican U.S. senator said on Tuesday afternoon. "I'm just struck with how we believe that life is sacred. We are building a culture of life. Everything I hear from the Left is elevating abortion, as if abortion is sacred," Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) shook his head. "It's their religion, sadly."
In a country where the right to worship freely has historically been a tenet of society upheld by the Constitution, we continue to see a fight for religious freedom - Monday's victory for Coach Joe Kennedy is a prime example. Yet, while many Americans are fixated on the major headlines in mainstream media from this past week, the international battle for religious freedom wages on as persecution thrives in many countries today.
Pro-abortion activists are determined that the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision will not signal the end of abortion in America. Abortion proponents at almost all levels of government responded almost instantly to the decision - or even anticipated it - with strategies to promote abortion through means that don't rely on federal courts. Here are 10 ways the Left is seeking to expand abortion.
In the 72 hours since the Supreme Court's bombshell ruling, the Democrats' hysteria has sucked up most of the oxygen in the room - and that's just fine with corporate America. While some CEOs have taken their battle stations on the sinking ship of Roe v. Wade, the bigger story might be how many haven't. It's been an unusually quiet weekend for several of the country's major brands, who've had almost two full months to consider their response. Is it cold feet from Disney's cautionary tale - or could abortion be the new neutral ground?
There is much talk now about how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is actually a matter of denying or removing a constitutional right. Even the President has gotten into the act. According to Joe Biden, in reversing Roe, "the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized." These claims merit a close look.
The current session of the U.S. Supreme Court has shown greater fidelity to the Constitution than any collection of justices in nearly nine decades, according to a legal scholar. "You'd have to go back to 1935," Ken Klukowski, former legal advisor to the Trump administration, told "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" on Monday.
Religious displays, such as Nativity scenes and displays of the Ten Commandments, may return to classrooms and courthouses after Monday's Supreme Court ruling, a legal scholar has argued. The sweeping decision erased decades of judicial activism that had stifled religious liberty.
The judicial dominos are starting to fall since Friday's Dobbs ruling at the Supreme Court. On Monday, a New Orleans judge on Monday temporarily blocked three Louisiana laws that would restrain or ban abortion, after the Supreme Court on Friday sent the power to set abortion policy back to the states.
The court's decision in favor of Coach Kennedy could help other Americans as God-fearing as he. Currently, confusion about what the Establishment Clause requires is widespread. Like Bremerton, many local school districts often discourage or inhibit religious expression out of a desire to avoid "excessive government entanglement." But with the Kennedy decision, the Supreme Court has made clear that is not what the Constitution requires at all.
In the latest major decision to come down from the U.S. Supreme Court in what has become a historic month of June, the majority ruled that a high school football coach has the constitutional right to pray in public view after games.
To the children who grew up in the shadow of Roe v. Wade, Friday's Supreme Court ruling ushered in a world they'd never experienced. For the first time, entire generations woke up Saturday morning in a country not controlled by abortion on demand. But as much as the Left has leaned into this misunderstanding over the years, the end of Roe was never going to be the end of this fight. If anything, conservatives warn, it's the starting gun.
There are many examples of how some evangelicals are turning from scriptural norms regarding human sexuality. This is disturbing, as the biblical teaching is clear and definitive. Instead, some believers seem to see Scripture not as God's self-revelation but as a moral buffet from which each of us can select or reject specific teachings based on personal preference.
When society tells young men and women that their careers, personal ambitions, and Starbucks coffee budget are more valuable then starting a family or taking care of your own elderly family members, the inherent value of human dignity suffers. And this devaluing of human life starts at the earliest point possible - in the womb.
President Biden's approval numbers have been declining since the day he took office. To be sure, there are challenges, like the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that are beyond his control. But dealing with the unexpected is one of the things that is expected of a president. Still, the president's biggest challenges are not the things beyond his control but the disconnect between his priorities and the priorities of the American people.
The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to abortion extremism on Friday, striking down the arbitrary restriction the Left has used to prevent voters from enacting laws to protect the most vulnerable. Relying on judicial brute force for five decades may have degraded some abortion supporters' reasoning abilities, judging from their reactions. Here are a few of the most egregious comments made about the pro-life Dobbs ruling.
"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled." With these words, nearly half a century's worth of prayer, lobbying, campaigning, and legislating has come to fruition. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Moving forward, the American people, through their elected representatives, will have the power to defend unborn children. \r
As pro-life advocates rejoice, abortion activists vent, seethe, and devise ways for their political allies to circumvent the Supreme Court decision allowing states to protect the unborn at younger stages of their lives. "It's a sad day for the court and for the country," said President Joe Biden, who called the ruling "a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court."
President Joe Biden spoke Friday in response to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health, in which the court overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The speech was heavy on outrage, but light on truthfulness. Here are a few of Biden's worst whoppers.
Finally: a Supreme Court that stands up for the Constitution in the face of government tyranny. The morning before it overturned Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, the Supreme Court issued another opinion strongly supporting the Second Amendment in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. Quite of few public figures on the Left fired off at the mouth with emotional reflexes - unsurprisingly, they were wide of the mark.
The fight to protect unborn children and their mothers is far from over. With this ruling, the abortion industry that has been built through the exploitation of women and the killing of their children has been dealt a devastating blow. Still, our work is far from finished. In some states, the evil of abortion that ends the life of an unrepeatable child, breaks the heart of a mother and father, and shatters the conscience of a nation continues (learn which states don't currently have protections for the unborn here). Therefore, we must double our efforts to support mothers and fathers in need.
While there are admittedly a multitude of factors that have led to the fatherhood crisis we find ourselves in here in America, one thing is certain: nothing will change unless we are willing to help cultivate genuine, godly masculinity and fatherhood in our own families and communities.
The nation is now digesting the 79-page Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling that overthrows Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Critics are panicking as if this means abortion is now illegal. But this decision does not make abortion illegal. What it strives to do is return to Americans what the pro-abortion Roe and Casey decisions stole from them: the right to decide the fate of abortion state by state.
After two generations of prayer, activism, and tireless organizing, pro-life advocates rejoiced Friday morning as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. "While we are grateful that the tyranny of Roe has ended, we are mindful of the solemnity of this moment," Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. "What the Court has done is an act of repentance, out of which we bring forth the fruit of repentance, rebuilding a culture of life in America."
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a memo to the Catholic Church in the Stockton area that their churches would be under threat on Friday night due to pro-abortion extremist groups calling for a "Night of Rage" against churches.
"We are entering a new era," said Connor Semelsberger, the director of Federal Affairs, Life and Human Dignity at Family Research Council, following the Supreme Court's decision to completely overturn Roe v. Wade. What does that era look like for all 50 states? The Washington Stand takes a deeper look.
In the most historic and momentous ruling in a generation, the U.S. Supreme Court has resoundingly overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that struck down virtually all state laws regulating abortion and that divided the American people unlike any other issue for 49 years.
It was the last conversation they would ever have. On May 24, sometime between 11:44 a.m. and 12:50 p.m., 44-year-old Eva Mireles called her husband, Ruben Ruiz, and told him "she had been shot and was dying," in the words of Texas Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Steven McCraw, who testified at a Texas Senate hearing on June 21. No one knows what else passed in that last, private moment between husband and wife, but they do know one thing: Ruben Ruiz tried to save her - and was stopped.
On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Biden administration is set to strip protections for women and girls by expanding "sex" to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
For the third year in a row, violent crime - including homicide, robbery, and rape - has risen in America's major urban areas. Five cities stand at risk of breaking last year's murder rate, while six cities will outdo 2021 for the highest number of serious offenses. But Christians must go deeper than the patina of statistics and crime reports to get to the darkened heart of lawlessness.
Five years ago, Chloe decided she was transgender. Last year, at the ripe old age of 16, she abandoned the flirtation with transgender ideology and embraced her natural sex. In the intervening four years, she had both her breasts removed. "I was failed by the system," she now says. "I literally lost organs." If a new bill becomes law, teens like Chloe will finally be able to hold their doctors accountable.
On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) held a press conference along with fellow Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.), and Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) to highlight the law's impact on women's sports and comment on the Biden administration's plan to revise it.
The Department of Education on Thursday issued a 701-page proposed rule announcing changes to the interpretation of Title IX, which covers education. The proposed rule was announced exactly 50 years after Title IX was first passed into law, on June 23, 1972.
Liberal states cannot require Americans to show "some special need" to exercise their constitutional right to carry guns in public for their own protection, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday morning. Instead, the court ruled, the Constitution recognizes each citizen's right to self-defense in public places.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Title IX - signed into American law by President Nixon in 1972 to protect women from sex-based discrimination in sports, it was a mighty stride of progress for women's rights and equality. Today, over 215,000 women play collegiate sports and benefit from the protections that Title IX paved the way for. Though there are many victories and achievements to remember on this semi-centennial birthday of Title IX's enactment, a heated debate ensues over the protections now,
The camaraderie, grit, commitment, and innate desire to win necessary to succeed in sports have defined the American way of life from our founding. From a young age, athletes across every sport learn the value of determination and teamwork. We must continue to ensure women have full exclusive access to the sports teams that are essential in fostering these critical traits.
To break Ukraine's resistance, Russia has blockaded the Black Sea, access to which is critical for Ukrainian shipping. Long known as the "breadbasket of Europe," Ukraine grows crops "for export across the European Union, as well as China, Turkey, India, Egypt and Africa." If the blockade continues, many of those millions of people will not be fed.
For a woman who says she doesn't "like conflict," U.S. soccer's Megan Rapinoe has sure started her share of it. The pink-haired co-captain of America's 2019 World Cup team has made a name for herself - not because of her players' success - but because of her expletive-laden political rants. Now, the fiercely leftist activist, who owes her lucrative career to women's sports, is on a public crusade to destroy them.
So many pregnancy centers have been attacked that they are in danger of turning from a tragedy into a statistic. Another pregnancy center had its windows smashed on Sunday night, this one in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. That brings the total to 62 acts of violence, property destruction, and disruption of religious services in 52 days. How are the victims faring? The Washington Stand's Joshua Arnold reports.
Last week on the tarmac, Kamala Harris argued that a person's religion isn't a good reason to oppose abortion. "I've convened faith leaders. And, for those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there's nothing about this issue [abortion] that will require anyone to abandon their faith or change their faith." Where to begin with that?
In a seemingly unprecedented escalation of the ongoing violence against churches and pregnancy centers, abortion activists have attacked the offices of a pro-life U.S. congressman. The overnight attack marks the first time someone has caused property damage to the office of a member of Congress since the leak of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision on May 2.
Tuesday, in the case of Carson v. Makin, the Supreme Court struck down a Maine law that blocked taxpayer-funding of religious school tuition. Chief Justice John Roberts's court has ruled in favor of religious groups in more than eight out of every 10 cases it has heard.
Six days after the FBI announced a formal investigation into a series of attacks against churches and pro-life organizations, the agency seems to be following through, though no arrests appear to have been made.
Portsmouth, Ohio seems an unlikely site for a culture war. But the rural town of 18,000, nestled on the rolling banks of the Ohio River, has seen the child's section of its public library set up a display featuring books normalizing the LGBTQ message for children as young as two years old.
Three months removed from the drama in Tallahassee, the country's outrage at Disney is still real. Now, with a stock portfolio that looks more like an Olympic alpine course, shareholders are panicking - and so should management. The film that was supposed to be the entertainment giant's great white hope is a disaster in the making.
Do you have four minutes of your life to throw away? Do you have spare brain cells you want to kill off? Then watch this video, produced by the U.S. Navy - which means, produced by American taxpayers - on "proper" - that is, politically correct - gender pronouns.
With the national average gas price hovering around the unprecedented price of $5 a gallon, President Biden has been desperately searching for ways to lower gas prices for months, including selling 90 million barrels from the Strategic Oil Reserve, waiving prohibitions on gasoline blends with higher ethanol content, and pleading with foreign authoritarian regimes to pump more oil. Why isn't it working?
Military Wokeness Makes It ‘Difficult’ for Young People ‘to Serve under This President’: Congressman
A Navy video instructing sailors how to use people's preferred pronouns would repel anyone who does not wish to end up "indoctrinated in their agenda [and] forced to take a vaccine," Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) told "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins."
On Sunday, June 19, the Ethiopian rebel group, the Omoro Liberation Army (OLA), murdered more than 200 people. Reports from the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) suggest that the attack on the town of Gimbi was connected to the ongoing conflict between government forces and the OLA.
With the end of June rapidly approaching, crowds gather outside the Supreme Court every decision day in anticipation of the release of its decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. And, to no one's surprise, the chaos continues to mount as people passionately express their stance on life and abortion on Capitol Hill.
Religious equality and school choice scored a victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as justices ruled that excluding faith-based schools from a state's private school voucher program "violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment." The court's conservative-leaning bloc ruled 6-3 that state officials cannot restrict parents' use of state funds to secular schools.
A growing chorus of women athletes are speaking out in support of FINA's recent move to ban biological men from competing in women's swimming events, and the governing bodies of other sports are beginning to follow suit.
The Republican Party of Texas has come under pitched media attack for adopting its latest platform, which affirms natural marriage, the right to life, and America's status as "one nation under God" while rejecting Drag Queen Story Hour and punishing people who do not use someone's preferred pronouns.
Three weeks into Pride Month's suffocating deluge, the LGBT agenda is getting a rare reality check. In a gutsy move Sunday, the governing body of international swimming, FINA, decided to interrupt the global parade with a stunning rebuke of every rainbow the sports world is flying. Starting this week, biological men will be banned from competing against women at federation events, the group announced. "We have to protect the rights of our athletes to compete," FINA agreed, "but we also have to protect competitive fairness at our events..."
For nearly two months, Jane's Revenge has sought to incite violence and instill terror in those it hates. When will the FBI shut down Jane's Revenge? When will the residences of Supreme Court justices be protected from intrusion and intimidation? When will all Americans enjoy equality under the law?
There is a new bully on the playground: the education establishment. Bolstered by teachers unions and the Democrats' political machine, certain school boards and administrators are pushing a progressive and dangerous social agenda down the unwilling throats of America. The Left's push into K-12 schools includes everything from drag queen story hour to unisex locker rooms. But these aren't even the most troubling trends. \r
Google engineer Blake Lemoine recently made headlines following a Washington Post profile where he claimed that a Google chatbot currently under development called "LaMDA" (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) had become so advanced that it became "sentient" (or had developed a consciousness). But an artificial intelligence (AI) expert and Oxford professor of mathematics is unconvinced.
Supporters of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council, announced by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on June 14, praised the board as "a channel for parents' voices to be heard." Yet one look at some of the council's 14 acknowledged members shows it represents a small segment of elitist, left-wing views.
A survey by Gallup recently revealed that 81% of American adults believe in God, the lowest percentage since 1944. Between the early 1940s - when Gallup first started conducting the survey - and 2011 more than 90% of adults believed in God.
From China's purposeful hiding of COVID-19 and causing its spread all over the world, to their ally Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many people wonder if World War III is upon us. The pandemic, war, famine, and death are right in front of us. This alarming message draws the attention of global democratic countries to Taiwan. An article featured on the cover page of The Economist highlights this issue: "The most dangerous place on Earth."
It isn't often that Hollywood's own betrays the values and worldview of Tinseltown - but now, even their brightest stars are admitting that all that glitters isn't gold. Recently actresses like Zendaya and Sophie Turner have opened up about the trauma and emotional toll it took for them to portray characters on some of the darkest and most sexually explicit shows on television. \r
President Biden spoke Wednesday in the East Room of the White House at an event to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. "The message is simple," he said. "Pride is back at the White House." Pride may be back, but what about reality? Here are thirteen claims from President Biden's speech. What's true? What's false?
Across the country, inflation is spreading like a financial cancer. The Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman called inflation "the cruelest tax" because it is invisible, eroding the value of hard-earned dollars in the unseen corners of the economy. It hits everyone, from the low-income worker trying to put food on the table to the companies that pass along their own rising costs to ordinary Americans.
Americans are not thrilled with government. Gallup's "Mood of the Country" survey published earlier this year found that only 30% of Americans are happy with their government. That's a 13-point decline in just two years. Yes, it's been a particularly rough couple years but dissatisfaction with government and politicians is not a new phenomenon.
Our nation is at a crossroads. We have reached a point where political violence is becoming mainstream, largely but not solely because our leaders ignore it. Just look at liberals' reaction - or lack thereof - to pro-abortion terrorism. Where are the sweeping condemnations from President Joe Biden?
The abortion industry has always been about one thing - profits. No organization knows this better than Planned Parenthood. Over the years, Planned Parenthood has figured out a way to reduce expenses and increase revenue. Their cash cow - chemical abortion.
After weeks of silence from top law enforcement officials in the Biden administration following an explosion of attacks against churches, pro-life organizations, and individuals over the last 46 days, the FBI announced Friday that it is now "investigating" the incidents, although it was unclear whether the investigation would include church attacks.
A left-wing billionaire has donated $10 million to an organization that counsels public school teachers to exploit their influence over young minds to drive "social change" - even instructing math teachers to "infuse social justice into mathematics." Could U.S. taxpayers also be financing the effort? The Washington Stand's Ben Johnson investigates.
After threatening to open a federal investigation into parents who spoke out against liberal policies at local school board meetings, the Biden administration's attempt to mollify moms and dads by opening a new parents council is transparent "deception," a Republican congresswoman said on Thursday.
With gas prices topping $5.00 and grocery store prices through the roof, the Family Security Act 2.0 announced today by Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), along with Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), comes as welcome news to families across the country.
Half of the country now thinks America's moral values are "poor," Gallup says. And the question on most people's minds must be: What's wrong with the other 50%? "Poor" suggests that the nation's moral values register at all - an assumption this Pride Month is quickly proving wrong.
"Hispanics don't want to pay $5 for gas. Hispanics don't want violent criminals running the streets. Hispanics don't want schools trying to convince their son that he's their daughter," Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued on Wednesday. And the political earthquake shaking Texas this week is proving him right.
"I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending," President Biden complained Tuesday. "We're changing people's lives." But a June 2022 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that tens of billions of dollars had, indeed, been spent recklessly during the COVID pandemic.
During the current eruption of attacks against churches and other pro-life organizations that have happened in the last seven weeks, a clear majority have taken place in states controlled by Democrat administrations. The Washington Stand has found no records of arrests made related to any of these incidents.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon directing executive agencies to counter state laws protecting children from gender transition procedures, and "advance" such procedures instead - under the name of "equality." The executive order assigns responsibilities in advancing the "LGBTQI+" agenda across a wide swath of the federal bureaucracy, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, the Treasury Department, the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of Management and Budget.
Nine conservative leaders, led by Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote, recently issued a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) expressing their concern over the nationwide increased attacks against churches, pro-life organizations, and pregnancy resource centers.
The widely-panned Disinformation Governance Board, also known as the Ministry of Truth, floated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is different than advertised. Of that much, conservatives were sure from the first proposal. But whistleblower documents released earlier this month by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have now confirmed those suspicions.
What kind of person would let needy kids go hungry over a spat about gender identity? Apparently, President Joe Biden. In one of his most ruthless power plays yet, Biden has decided to take away kids' lunches until every school opens its bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams to transgenderism.
President Joe Biden wants you, the American voter, to know that he is sick and tired of taking the blame for inflation. "I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending. We're changing people's lives," the president said Tuesday. But while President Biden was boasting of "the greatest job recovery in American history," he made "no mention of the largest increase in the cost of living and inflation in 40 years," criticized Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, host of "Washington Watch."
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has demanded the Biden administration explain why it has yet to enforce laws on the books that protect pro-life organizations and Supreme Court justices from a torrent of abortion activist-driven violence. Hawley called Attorney General Merrick Garland to account in a letter sent to the Biden administration's Justice Department on Tuesday.
As the number of attacks on pro-life groups and individuals ticked up to 51 this week, including a Republican state representative and a church, the group behind many such assaults promises to take "increasingly drastic measures" which are not "so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti."
Rather than address the root causes of mass shootings, Democrats "want to use" rampant crime "as a reason to take every law-abiding citizen's gun away," a Republican congressman said Wednesday.
As darkness descended upon Seytenga village in northern Burkina Faso last weekend, gunmen stormed into the community killing at least 55 civilians. This is the latest violent massacre in the west African country, which has seen increased violence from Islamic extremists.
It's America's main street. Pennsylvania Avenue in northwest Washington, D.C. can take you from White House all the way to the Capitol Building, passing the U.S. Constitution along the way. And traditionally, every summer as Independence Day approaches, it's not uncommon to see this national avenue lined with American flags. But not this year.
A curious detail in the June 8 arrest of the man who intended to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh doesn't fit into the various political narratives surrounding his attempt. Namely, the would-be shooter, Nicholas Roske, called 911 on himself. As mass shooters become all too common, it's rare - if not unheard of - for them to plan an attack and then turn themselves in beforehand. This provokes the question, what changed Roske's mind?
It's Flag Day, and we all know which one the Biden administration is flying. Of course, this president, who made LGBT activism his number-one priority, didn't wait for June to start his radical revolution. It began the millisecond he stepped foot in the Oval Office with orders to debauch the military, schools, health care, sports, and social services. Now, a year and a half later, as the border collapses, our economy tanks, and a gallon of gas costs more than a meatball sandwich, the president's 24/7 social extremism doesn't seem like such a good idea after all.
Inflation debases the U.S. dollar, functionally taking money away from those who worked hard to earn it. We know how to stop this injustice, but those who have the power refuse to do so.
State policies that allow children to access so-called gender-affirming care without parental consent have created a significant increase in suicides, according to a new Heritage Foundation study.
In a poll meant to prove that conservatives threaten democracy, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) revealed that young men who belong to the Democratic Party are the most likely group in America to approve of killing a political opponent.
"We're in the middle of a major crime wave all across this country. Unfortunately, that crime is being directed increasingly against people of faith and those in the pro-life community," Senator Josh Hawley told Tony Perkins on "Washington Watch." on Tuesday. "And this administration won't do anything about it."
A featured article in Sports Illustrated published on Monday is characterizing a possible U.S. Supreme Court victory for a former high school football coach's right to public prayer in Bremerton, Wash. as a "further erosion of the separation between church and state."
In recent weeks, headlines have been full of local controversies over transgender indoctrination creeping into schools without parents' knowledge. Three mothers in Pennsylvania are suing their children's first-grade teacher for introducing classroom lessons on gender identity.
Making money is tough for businesses these days. Making friends is even harder. For most CEOs, Pride Month was already a lose-lose situation - celebrate too much and risk consumer backlash. Ignore it and face the fringe. But if companies thought walking that tightrope was tough, it's nothing compared to the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) latest shakedown. Just how much power does the LGBT movement wield? The world is about to find out.
For the last handful of years, no one's been under the impression that Fox News is particularly conservative. But at least they were reasonable, many thought. After Friday's glowing endorsement of transgenderism, the benefits of those doubts are gone.
Abortion activists have committed 48 acts of violence or vandalism against churches, pro-life organizations, or individuals in the last 42 days - something that amounts to "a kind of war" against pro-life Americans, according to a Republican congressman.
Yet another pregnancy resource center was targeted over the weekend in Gresham, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. At approximately 3 a.m. on Friday morning, police and fire responded to a fire in the Gresham center, which is owned and operated by First Image, a Christian organization that runs multiple pregnancy resource centers in Oregon.
The conflict in Ukraine has drawn much attention from a sector of the evangelical community who support a "neither Left nor Right" political approach. The support for the rights of citizens in Ukraine has bewildered some of us. For some of the "neither Left nor Right" crowd, what should be opposed in America should be celebrated overseas. In what follows, we examine a few such ironic stances.
Sadly, Western culture is growing increasingly hostile to foundational Christian beliefs about marriage, sexuality, and ethical behavior - including many beliefs that Judaism and Islam often share. Thus, challenges to religious believers' right to live out their faith in the public square are mounting, and secular forces are attempting to marginalize their speech.
A new survey from Pew Research Center found 5.1% of Americans aged 18-30 identify as transgender or non-binary, a markedly higher percentage than in other age groups. What's driving this fad in our young adults, and how should Christians respond?
On Friday, Fox News Channel aired a story praising a family who allowed a five-year-old girl to begin transitioning to the opposite sex, claiming that the move was inspired by their "conservative faith," and that God "created" the child transgender. The segment wrapped extreme gender ideology in heretical religious verbiage.
Teachers at Richards Middle School in Fraser, Michigan have been hiding the transgender status of a biological male student from parents. Earlier this week, Fox News obtained an email from a counselor at the public school warning teachers to not inform the mother of the student that her child was going by a different name and pronoun.
Congressman: Jan. 6 Commission Is a ‘Sham’; Congress Should Protect Justices, Churches, Pro-life Centers
The primetime January 6 Commission hearings are a "sham," focusing on issues that voters find irrelevant, while doing nothing to protect churches and pro-life women's centers from a rising tide of violence, a Republican member of Congress has said.
While the nation holds its breath to see if Roe v. Wade will be overturned, another case that will be decided by the Supreme Court any day could have just as much impact on the future of the country. But it has received only a fraction of the attention.
The Washington Stand has found that there have been at least 41 separate incidents of violent attacks against churches, pro-life organizations, and pro-life property across the country since the May 2 leak of a draft Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case that indicated the overturning of Roe v. Wade. These attacks include arson, vandalism, property theft, and property destruction.
Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Biden administration on the economy. And based on the latest numbers from May, the president isn't close to righting the ship.
While the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) describes itself as "...a collection of like-minded churches working in cooperation with one another to impact the whole world with the Good News of Jesus Christ," the focus on the convention's annual meeting this year will be on an issue not normally associated with the spread of the gospel.
Every mass shooting is one too many, and calls to prevent them often descend with the moral force of a hurricane. Family members of the victims "had one message for all of us: Do something. Just do something. For God's sake, do something," said President Biden after the shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Uvalde, Texas. "Let us finally do something." But for many people, the outraged slogan "do something" really means "do anything."
Wednesday, the New York Times published an article pointing out that the word "women" is conspicuously missing - "vanishing" from the abortion debate. Author Michael Powell referenced a recent ACLU tweet that read, "Abortion bans disproportionately harm: Black, Indigenous & other people of color; the LGBTQ community; immigrants; young people; those working to make ends meet; people with disabilities. Protecting abortion access is an urgent matter of racial and economic justice." This tweet, Powell contended, left out a relevant demographic: women.
Protestors have ramped up their efforts to vocalize their support for legalized abortion in light of the Dobbs draft leak one month ago, some even resorting to violent measures. In fact, it has become nearly commonplace to find protestors outside of each of the five conservative-leaning justices' homes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans on Sunday to attach new strings to school lunch money and food stamps. The agency declared its intention to "interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on sex ... to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," in both Title IX education policies and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP) benefits, or food stamps.
For years, the LGBT movement didn't like being hitched to the "T." The transgender cause felt like a distraction - the crazy uncle that made people think twice about normalizing their unnatural lifestyles. Now, after years of riding the coattails of its LGB brothers and sisters, the "T" has not only stepped out of the shadows - it's sucking up all of the oxygen in the room. Just how quickly have things shifted? One look at Pride Month says it all.
Once again, the Biden administration is putting its commitment to climate change ideology over any concern for human rights.
For well over a decade, Christian believers in Nigeria have been killed, kidnapped, raped, mutilated, and driven from their homes, churches and villages, which are often torched in the aftermath. But on Pentecost Sunday, June 6, the horrer reached a terrifying new level at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State. \r\r
One day after a thwarted assassination attempt against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted, "No one is in danger over the weekend because of our not having a bill" that would improve police security for justices' family members. "The justices are protected," she claimed on Thursday.
With the start of summer, the Supreme Court justices are set to decide on an unusually high number of prominent cases including disputes over abortion, religious liberty, gun laws, and the environment.
Thousands of migrants, mostly from Venezuela, are headed to the U.S. border from the southern tip of Mexico. Covering several lanes of a highway, the caravan of approximately 6,000 people, including many children, set off from the border city of Tapachula early Monday morning.
An intensifying campaign of violence targeting the Supreme Court and pro-life women's centers make Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) past threats against conservative justices seem "sickening," a U.S. senator said on Wednesday. Instead of coddling rioters promising "days of rage," America needs a rebirth of faith and virtue, he said.
What will make a difference for our nation's future? Redeeming the brokenness in families, starting with your own.
A man armed with a gun, a knife, and pepper spray was arrested near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Maryland home on Wednesday. He told officers that he wanted to kill the justice, who is one of five members of the court to sign on the leaked draft Dobbs opinion from February, which would overturn Roe v. Wade.
When you can't recruit to save your life, maybe decking out your most macho branch in rainbow bullets isn't the best commercial. The U.S. Marine Corps tried that last Wednesday, raising plenty of eyebrows with its controversial Pride tweet of multi-colored rounds, holstered in a Corps helmet. Turns out, the few were not proud.
Although congressional Democrats say they brought two gun control bills to the House floor Wednesday to "protect our kids," they snuck in a provision requiring all federal agents to receive training in controversial sexual orientation and gender identity ideology.
The Washington Stand has found that there have been at least 28 separate girls' and women's sports titles that have been won by biological males in the last 19 years, with the trend accelerating exponentially in the past three years.
Every year, the National Institutes of Health awards $30 billion in taxpayer-funded grants, but federal scientists - including Dr. Anthony Fauci - have also received tens of thousands of royalty payments, often from the very companies petitioning for those grants. A handful of Republican senators have demanded federal bureaucrats answer concerns about this potential conflict of interest.
From the image of George Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge, to Abraham Lincoln's invocation of God at the end of the Emancipation Proclamation, to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer, Americans throughout history have called on God in times of crisis, thanksgiving, and uncertainty.
On Friday, President Biden proclaimed, "My plans have produced the strongest, fastest, most widespread economic recovery America has ever experienced, with record jobs, a new record of small businesses, and wages rising." Whose economy is President Biden talking about?
You don't have to be a genius to understand that America is a nation in crisis. The issue, however, is that understanding the nature of this crisis might not be quite as obvious as recognizing that we are, in fact, in one. My proposal to you is that we have a single crisis in America that's introduced a number of serious challenges in this nation: a crisis of worldview.
By effectively taking over the student loan process, the Obama-Biden administration concentrated enormous power in the hands of the federal government. Generations of young people and adults wishing to continue their educations now become financial debtors to Washington.
If you would have told me when I took office in 2016 as the state's chief legal officer that our faith and freedom would come under attack the way it has recently, I would have guessed that was too big a bridge even for the radical Left to cross. However, with the way that many elected officials and their bureaucrats used the pandemic to try to strip away liberties given to us by God (not the government), it has been a terrifying reality.
Recent polling commissioned by FRC Action should give fresh hope to those who simply want the freedom to live out their sincerely-held beliefs, their children protected from gender ideology, and corporations to remain neutral in the culture wars.
A Democratic governor has allowed a bill preventing male athletes from competing in female sports to become law without his signature - but not before calling it "mean-spirited" and saying he finds it "very distressing" that the bill could discourage young people from embracing transgenderism.
Over the weekend, officials at Abbott Nutrition, the company at the heart of the national baby formula shortage, announced that the manufacturing site has restarted production. Since February, baby formula shelves in grocery stores across the country have been empty, leaving parents scrambling.
One U.S. ambassador in eastern Europe took time out of America's crucial work with NATO during Russia's invasion to fully participate in a gay pride festival. Robert Gilchrist, ambassador to Lithuania, spoke at Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius, which ran from May 31-June 5.
After 16 years of Pride Nights, the Tampa Bay Rays probably took their players' support for granted. Not anymore. Heading into Saturday's game, when the team was supposed to sport rainbow logos, a group of players decided to wear something else on their sleeves: their convictions.
When does a tweet carry real-world consequences? When it has potential to spark an international incident. But that didn't stop official U.S. embassy accounts tweeting about LGBT Pride Month in countries where such behavior is not accepted.
Thirty-eight years ago today, President Ronald Reagan stood above the rocky crags of Normandy, France and gave a soaring speech about the most significant military operation of the 20th century. To the brave men who survived D-Day, he said, "You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet, you risked everything here. Why?"
Numerous prosecutors nationwide "have violated their oath" of office by promising not to enforce pro-life legal protections if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, a state attorney general said on Monday. What will that mean for state laws when Dobbs comes down?
The possibility of the overturning of Roe v. Wade has many abortion groups taking drastic measures against pro-life counterparts, especially among communities of faith. From protesting outside of several conservative-leaning Supreme Court justices' homes to vandalizing pregnancy resource centers, the intimidation tactics point to the escalating tension between pro-lifers and pro-abortionists as they await the final verdict on Roe.
Over the weekend, Pizza Hut was trending on Twitter, but the topic wasn't new toppings or a dinner deal - it involved their stance on Pride Month. Social media users slammed the franchise for recommending a book about a young boy dressing in drag in their children's book club program BOOK IT.
On Pentecost Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria, four gunmen stormed a Catholic Church during mass, massacring at least 50 worshippers in one of the most brutal rampages of the year. As word of the attack spread, so too did outrage that the violence in this African nation continues on.
To be in politics is to do two things simultaneously: Advocate and oppose. To support one position is, by definition, to be against another. This is axiomatic and unavoidable. This reality is part not only of political life but, for Christians, life generally.
There's a small club of Americans that no parent wants to join: the tight ring of families who've lost children to school shootings. The circumstances might be different, and the cities too, but the pain is always the same - a raw, wrenching feeling that this never had to happen.
Thirty-three years ago, winds of change blew through China. I remember a time when the hope of freedom lifted the spirits of everyone around me. Passion stirred in my fellow classmates, including one who wrote "Liberty" on his bedsheets with his own blood. I organized a group of students to attend the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Anything was possible for this revolution, but we did not realize any of the dire consequences.
A string of domestic crises may have turned America's attention inward - mass shootings, a baby formula shortage, unprecedented gas prices, but the war in Ukraine has raged on. Today marks the 100th day since Russia invaded. There is no end in sight.
This week, North Korea was handed the gavel to the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament while the rogue nation is itself under sanctions by the UN Security Council for developing nuclear weapons.
If you're wondering where America's heroes rank on Joe Biden's list of priorities, try below the rainbow flag. While federal agencies have been tripping over themselves to pledge allegiance to LGBT activism, two couldn't be bothered to recognize the fallen troops who make our freedom possible.
Fearful that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe and send abortion policy back to the states, some pro-abortion officials in some progressive cities are preparing to draw it down to the local level.
"Jane Says Revenge." Friday morning on her day off, Janet Durig received a rude awakening when a former neighbor sent her a text alerting her that these words had been spraypainted on the side of Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center (CHPC). The door was splattered in bright red paint with the vandal's red footprints trailing to the end of the sidewalk. In her 19 years as director, Durig has never seen vandalism like this occur.
Although President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats want to "disarm America," gun control legislation cannot solve the spree of mass shootings plaguing the nation, said world-renowned evangelist Franklin Graham on Friday. Dealing with the root causes of such atrocities demands that we recognize that "to confront evil, only God can change hearts."
As American corporations continue an unprecedented pattern of activism in support of controversial social issues, pension fund investment firms are following suit. Investment giants like BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard have been outspoken in their support of hotly debated issues like gender identity and climate change, which is causing alarm among state officials and financial experts.
As inflation rates hover near 40-year highs, President Joe Biden has announced a record-breaking new federal expenditure, pouring fresh fiscal fuel on the nation's economic fire.
As the nation eagerly waits for the Supreme Court to release a final decision on the future of Roe v. Wade, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, along with 47 other Republicans expressed their unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment.
As the world awaits the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization, pro-lifers across the country are preparing for what they hope will be a post-Roe world. Sadly, the pro-abortion industry has been working just as hard pushing a culture of death.
The most troubling unanswered question is why the police behaved so timidly during the Uvalde school massacre. One possible answer is that America sowed the wind during the violent summer of 2020 and is now reaping the whirlwind.
I believe that building a robust and compassionate community of care that focuses relentlessly on providing families the support they need to bring life into this world is the future of the pro-life movement.
Thousands stood to cheer at last year's Pray Vote Stand Summit when Quisha King, spokesmom for Moms for Liberty, declared during a panel on fighting indoctrination in public schools, "I really think at this point the only thing to do is have a mass exodus from the public school system - that's it."
To help meet the needs of Ukrainians, Christian organizations like Samaritan's Purse are providing essential medical supplies in the war-torn country.
During a monthly call organized by Family Research Council's men's ministry, Stand Courageous, Haven, Kansas Police Chief Stephen Schaffer shared a behind-the-scenes look at how the small-town dispute over the national motto became a nationwide controversy - and how he kept the faith in the process.
A Republican congressman has called it "inexplicable" that the Biden administration has announced improving "school safety" is "not something [President Joe Biden] believes in" and is "not his focus."
While someone who advocates for human rights should have much to discuss about the situation in China, Michelle Bachelet kept her comments short - and echoed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) talking points.
It might seem like every other June 1, but inside corporate board rooms, this Pride Month feels different. Companies aren't coasting into this rainbow bonanza like past years - empowered and carefree. They're looking in the rearview mirror at a 2022 that's been anything but kind to their CEOs' woke causes.
It's Pride month again, which means we will all have another chance to offer a pinch of incense to the gods of the sexual revolution. How should Christians respond? Here are a few things to remember.
The healthy American family is a product of our unalienable rights. Today, we are called not to protect but to restore these essential elements of our nation. This noble and urgent work must start with re-establishing the family as the country's central, sacred institution.
Why is FRC launching a digital news outlet? We want to equip followers of Jesus with truth and wisdom so that they can rest assured that they have the truth from a source they can trust.
The 75th World Health Assembly concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, without passing 12 of 13 amendments the Biden administration proposed to increase the World Health Organization's (WHO) power.
After months of denying or downplaying inflation, President Joe Biden has kicked off a 32-day campaign to convince voters that he holds the key to taming the nation's skyrocketing prices.
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Bauwens: How Parents Can Help Children Process the Uvalde School Shooting
As America continues to wrestle with the aftermath of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, many school-age children may be experiencing trauma, wondering whether they are safe at school.
Since Joe Biden's first day as president, the U.S. military has spent 539,771 hours on the Left's absurd priorities of "diversity and inclusion." The Air Force was on the verge of making it 539,772 - until Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) stepped in.
Senate Democrats considered gun control legislation last week in response to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but Republicans questioned whether such a response would actually address the real problem.
A Sterling Middle School teacher was shocked to come across a tweet from a parent discovering a book promoting prostitution in the school's library.
Khalid Payenda, the former Afghanistan finance minister, who once oversaw a $6 billion budget, now drives an Uber in Washington, D.C. to support his family.
Turns out, customers aren't the only ones upset with State Farm's transgender book drive. Employees, who've been on the receiving end of hundreds of local complaints, are making their own phone calls to corporate - furious that the company would drag its good name into the mud, and them with it.
Cracks in our social fabric and lax security measures are allowing disturbed, disgruntled, and mentally ill people to victimize our most vulnerable citizens.
In the Gospel of John, these immortal words of Jesus are recorded: "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends" (John 15:13).
New analysis from Arizona Christian University's Cultural Research Center reveals a "particularly shocking" absence of biblical worldview among pastors of evangelical churches, "because evangelical churches, by definition, believe that the Bible is God's true and reliable words to humanity."
There's an old saying that the only things in the middle of the highway are yellow stripes and roadkill. State Farm is finding that out, four days into a raging PR disaster of their own making.
A stunning trove of documents, including photos taken inside Chinese prison cells and internment camps, reveals that the crackdown on China's Uyghur Muslim population has been directed from the highest levels - and sunk to the lowest depths of abuse.
The Biden administration's problems with transparency stretch beyond their proposed amendments to the World Health Assembly to hamstring American sovereignty on public health affairs; they also can't seem to tell the whole truth on how the COVID pandemic got started to begin with.
Congressional Democrats' instinct to exploit every tragedy for political advantage has proven reliable as ever. In the wake of the racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) moved on Tuesday to consider the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 (H.R. 350), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed on May 18 with only a single Republican vote.
In an explosive announcement last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone declared that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may no longer receive the sacrament of the Eucharist because of her outspoken support for abortion.
Our schools have been forced into marginalizing the source of life. Religion is out, and defining your own reality is in. How can we be shocked when these products of our godless culture shatter society's false sense of security - built on a foundation of lies?
Republican-dominated state legislatures have sent a clear message to weak or doddering governors: If you don't protect girls from unfair male competition in athletics, we will.
Georgia set a voting record for early turnout for Tuesday's primary election and has already far outpaced the total votes cast in the gubernatorial primary four years ago.
The World Health Organization (WHO) re-elected the controversial figure Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General for a second five-year term on Tuesday.
Florida health officials issued an emergency order last Friday closing an abortion business in Pensacola after a report by Reprotection, a pro-life investigative organization. The group found that within the last nine months, three patients had been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after their abortions.
Americans are finding out what State Farm apparently puts a premium on: indoctrination. Thanks to a company whistleblower, the corporation was just outed for trying to flood local libraries and schools with transgender stories for children.
Monday, the Texas School Board Association formally dissociated from the National School Boards Association (NSBA), becoming the 24th state association "to withdraw membership, participation, or dues."
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's controversial visit to China began on Monday. However, Bachelet is unlikely to see any hint of China's human rights violations on her trip.
The Biden administration's attempt to usurp Congress's public health authority by rewriting international law may have just encountered an untimely grave.
President Joe Biden wandered off script when he said the United States would intervene militarily to keep China from invading Taiwan, but a conservative member of Congress said on Monday's episode of "Washington Watch" that Biden's words showed rare resolve against an American enemy - and the White House's efforts to walk back the president's comments only benefit the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
The NBA's Jonathan Isaac hasn't played a game since August 2020 - but people are still talking about what happened at the last two he did. Three games into the abridged season, Isaac still did what no other player had the courage to: he stood for the national anthem.
Is the outrage feigned or uninformed? That's one question after the Louisville Courier Journal declared they were shocked - shocked - to discover Christian teaching at the Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL).
Russian officials have permanently banned Family Research Council President Tony Perkins from setting foot in the nation, because of his outspoken criticism of Moscow's religious liberty restrictions.
The Biden administration's proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations strengthen the WHO by allowing the director general to unilaterally declare a public health emergency of international, or intermediate, or regional concern without the consent of a U.N. member state. If the new paradigm falls into place, we will find ourselves hurtling into a different world.
When Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry was 13, he remembers his mom sitting him down after his team got crushed in a tournament that scouts were watching. She looked in his face, a moment he still remembers to this day, and said, "No one gets to write your story but you ... Take your time ... and write what you want to write. But just know that this story - it's yours."
Here yesterday, gone today. Americans just don't have the appetite for falsehood Leftists wish they had. That's one conclusion to draw from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision to "pause" their "Disinformation Governance Board," more accurately known as the Ministry of Truth, only three weeks after its launch.
A panel of three federal district courts heard testimony earlier today to consider whether SPLC lawyers "engaged in an abuse of judicial process known as judge shopping," as stated in a letter from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to the committee's chairman, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Missing the days of 2020, when angry mobs were fixtures on America's streets? If you're nostalgic for the arson, destruction, and looting, abortion activists are promising more of it.
Last week, PolitiFact wrote the first of what will likely be many articles aimed at quelling the reality that our children are being sexualized in the education and media spaces.
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia called the racist shooting in Buffalo "an act of pure evil." The president himself visited the crime scene on Tuesday and declared, "Evil will not win. I promise you hate will not prevail and white supremacy will not have the last word." When evil so palpable and grotesque confronts us, it jars us out of our daily routines and forces us to reckon with its seriousness. Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler said the extent of evil involved in the shooting "staggers our imagination, but it's real." So how do we handle it?
Starbucks pays big bucks for their PR firm's advice - but not as much as they're about to pay for ignoring it.
The shooting shouldn't be about scoring political points. This should be about protecting life, a core duty of government under any party. The shooter was a symptom and product of the fractured communities, online anonymity, and social mistrust running rampant through our country and only exacerbated by the lockdowns.
When it comes to subjecting children who are confused about their gender to hormones, puberty blocking drugs, and irreversible surgeries, the Biden administration has exhibited an alarmingly one-track mind: inject and cut now, ask questions later.
While America's supply chain woes are affecting many markets, few are more urgent than the baby formula crisis. Across the country, caregivers are scrambling to grab the last baby formula cans on the aisles of their local grocery stores.
The year 2022 will remembered for a lot of things, but the rise of the corporate resistance movement has to be near the top. After years of abuse, Republicans were finally George McFly to "Back to the Future"'s Biff, landing a blow on Disney that still stings.
The great baby formula airlift of 2022 will soon be underway. After 40 percent of popular brands were out of stock by late April, Swiss manufacturer Nestle, which owns Gerber, announced it will fly extra baby formula to the United States.
The small city of Haven, Kansas was bustling Monday evening as residents and journalists gathered for a city council meeting. On May 3, council members hastily voted to remove the "In God We Trust" decals from police vehicles. But the residents responded to this move with great resistance.
A usually hum-drum budget hearing turned fiery last Wednesday when Representative John Moolenaar (R-Mich.) took Acting National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak to task over special payments made over the past 10 years to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins, and other officials.
With Roe v. Wade on the chopping block, there's an interesting theory popping up in certain media outlets that the end of federal abortion could backfire on Republicans. How will the GOP gin up its base without the 1973 ruling to rally around, some pundits are wonder? Simple, conservatives say. Not only would a positive Supreme Court ruling kick off a furious battle over life in the states, but thanks to the Left, there's no shortage of cultural outrage to unite the party together. Exhibit A? The transgender debate.
No parent ever thinks it will happen to them. One day, they wake up and their son or daughter is just gone - lost to a world they never saw coming. Some parents have said it's like living in a horror film or screaming through a nightmare they can't wake up from.
Living as a Christian could get a student suspended from public school in Fairfax County, Virginia. Last week, the school board conducted an annual review of its Regulation 2601, proposing edits to a 70-page-long document on "Students' Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R), and parents noticed something shocking. According to a short provision buried deep in the document, students could face suspension for up to five days, and possibly further punishment, for referring to a fellow student according to their biological, God-given sex.
As the list of vandalized churches and pro-life organizations continues to grow due to pro-abortion extremist attacks in the wake of the leaked Dobbs Supreme Court decision, the silence from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is becoming increasingly deafening.
When the Supreme Court justices met Thursday for the first time since the leak, life looked anything but normal. Now they head into the city from secret locations, leaving their homes in the care of entire swat teams.
The pending U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has dominated most conversation on Capitol Hill over the past week. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's comments at the Senate Banking Committee hearing were no exception.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) wants to make sure you know how much he approves of abortion. Yesterday he announced $57 million in state funding to promote abortion - on top of $68 million he announced in January.
For 45 years, the American Family Association (AFA) has stood at the forefront of upholding and strengthening "the moral foundations of American culture" and "giv[ing] aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission." With Wednesday's grand opening of the 20,000-square-foot, two-story Don Wildmon Center for Cultural Transformation in Tupelo, Miss., AFA will be well equipped to "combat the forces that seek to destroy Christian influence in America and overthrow the founding principles of our republic" for years to come.
It's been an unusually quiet week for corporate America after one of the biggest cultural bombshells of the modern age. The news that the Supreme Court might be on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade hasn't unleashed an army of woke CEOs on the country like most reporters expected.
If it was a "show vote," then it did its job. When Democrats decided to put the most extreme abortion bill ever drafted on the Senate floor, it showed people plenty. If anyone was under the illusion that Joe Biden's party was remotely reasonable on the issue of life, they learned pretty quickly that those days are over.
Inflation statistics for April were released this morning, and they can't be what Democrats were hoping for. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "The all items index increased 8.3 percent for the 12 months ending [in] April, a smaller increase than the 8.5-percent figure for the period ending in March."
The recent research report from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, entitled Millennials in America: A Generation in Crisis, reveals new insights into where the nation is heading as the individuals in the youngest adult generation take on a growing number of positions of power and influence.
Wait, WHO's grabbing power? Yes, they are. Flush off their unprecedented interference during the COVID pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) is acting to ensure they have even more power next time around.
When Joe Biden stepped in front of the press pool this morning, there was one inflation he didn't address: the inflation of violence. Since last week's stunner of a SCOTUS leak, the only thing that hasn't shocked America is the Left's crazed response. With their usual disregard for people's dignity, privacy, and property, pro-abortion radicals have been on the march from New York to California, burning, spray-painting, and bull-horning their way through the country-reminding everyone that the only kind of "protests" they understand are the dangerous ones.
Last week, during a city council meeting in Haven, Kansas, council members voted to remove the "In God We Trust" decals from police vehicles.
"When words are many, transgression is not lacking" (Proverbs 10:19), so it's little surprise that among all the ink spilled over the leaked Dobbs decision draft, there were at least a few shockingly poor takes.
In the wake of the leaked draft Supreme Court decision that would reverse the Roe v. Wade decision if handed down, extremists have carried out acts of property destruction against pro-life organizations and have disrupted religious services. Sunday night, a pregnancy resource center in Manassas, Va. became another target of vandals.
There've been some over-the-top reactions to the Supreme Court leak, but the fanatics have really outdone themselves with their latest idea: a Mother's Day strike.
Now that the country has had a few days to process the Supreme Court scoop of the century, the mood is changing. As shock gives way to suspense, the entire country is waiting - waiting to see whodunit, waiting to see if the justices will expedite the ruling, waiting to see if the ruling we saw is final.
Another 24 hours have come and gone, and Americans are no closer to answering the burning questions on everyone's minds: who leaked the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe - and why?
New research from the American Worldview Inventory conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University reveals that children's disregard for their parents often has to do with the worldview confusion caused by the parents.
It was the scene that wasn't supposed to play out for another seven weeks - angry protestors outside the Supreme Court, clutching signs and shouting at the building's dark offices.
There's virtual anarchy on our southern border - costing U.S. servicemen their lives - and what is Homeland Security's priority? Policing free speech.
These days, Democrats can't even turn around without bumping into another poll that reminds them of the shellacking that awaits in November.