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Commentary PERKINS: Hostility to Churches Fueled by Biden’s Anti-Faith Climate
PERKINS: Hostility to Churches Fueled by Biden’s Anti-Faith Climate
February 21, 2024

"It's an emotional moment," Pastor Robin Lutjohann said quietly, surveying the rubble of his church. "It's been a place of worship for a number of communities for over a century," he told reporters after a six-alarm fire raged through the building Easter Sunday, destroying the Massachusetts landmark. "It fills me with sadness..." Lutjohann admitted, wondering why anyone would have such malice toward Faith Lutheran. "If and when a person is found who has done this then we will pray for the power to forgive," he insisted. Unfortunately, his congregation isn't alone in that prayer.

News State Department Warns Staffers against ‘Misgendering’
State Department Warns Staffers against ‘Misgendering’
February 21, 2024

As the U.S. faces a rapidly deteriorating situation in the Middle East and a worsening crisis at its own southern border, the State Department is ensuring that staffers don't "misgender" one another. Just days after the U.S. attacked Iran-backed militants in retaliation for the killing of three American troops, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a communique instructing State Department staffers to avoid using "harmful" terminology such as "mother/father," "son/daughter," and "husband/wife."

Commentary ‘The Blessing and the Curse’: Christian Nationalism and the War for the West
‘The Blessing and the Curse’: Christian Nationalism and the War for the West
February 21, 2024

Christians have suffered much throughout history: from the massive persecutions wrought by the likes of Nero and Diocletian to the mass murders executed by Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin to the discrimination and harassment governments and corporations level against Christians today - but few things are quite so annoying as non-Christians lecturing informed, educated, faithful Christians on what they think Jesus's words meant. More often than not, the interpretations non-Christians offer of Christ's teachings contradict Christ's teachings, or at least leave out the parts that non-Christians object to.

Commentary Nigerian Christians Endure ‘Refining, Testing Time‘ of Intense Persecution
Nigerian Christians Endure ‘Refining, Testing Time‘ of Intense Persecution
February 20, 2024

A record 8,222 Nigerian Christians were killed in 2023, according to a report published Wednesday by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, extending a genocide that has claimed the lives of roughly 100,000 Christians since 2009. What man intends for evil, God works out for the good of those who love him (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28). "Radical Islam is making huge inroads into Nigeria right now," Pastor Carter Conlon, who recently visited Africa's most populous nation, described on "Washington Watch."

News FRC’s ‘Washington Watch’ Show Receives the NRB Television Impact Award
FRC’s ‘Washington Watch’ Show Receives the NRB Television Impact Award
February 20, 2024

Family Research Council's "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" program received the Television Impact Award at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) annual conference in Nashville on Tuesday. NRB is an independent international association of Christian communicators dedicated to protecting free speech in "governmental, corporate, and media sectors." NRB's mission is "to spread the life-changing truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every electronic medium available."

Commentary Woke Investment Managers Pull $15.7 Trillion from Climate Activism Pact
Woke Investment Managers Pull $15.7 Trillion from Climate Activism Pact
February 20, 2024

BlackRock and other U.S.-based investment management conglomerates have chosen to withdraw from a controversial initiative, Climate Action 100+ (CA100+), that pressured companies to "reduce greenhouse gas emissions" to "net-zero emissions by 2050 [or] sooner," in pursuit of "limiting global average temperature increase" to 1.5 degrees above "pre-industrial levels." The withdrawals follow financial and legal pressure from U.S. state officials, as well a new phase of cooperation for CA100+ that would move "from words to action."

News Recent Study on Abortion Drug Panned for ‘Poor Quality Research’ by Expert
Recent Study on Abortion Drug Panned for ‘Poor Quality Research’ by Expert
February 20, 2024

Nature Medicine recently released a study that claimed "99.8% of abortions were not followed by serious adverse events." But with an abundance of evidence that contradicts such a claim, can the results from this study be trusted? "[A]re these claims truthful, or are the researchers in this study blind to the very real dangers of the drug to the mothers?" asked Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, on Monday's edition of "Washington Watch."

News British Peers Blast Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy
British Peers Blast Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy
February 20, 2024

A new bill to ban conversion therapy in the U.K. is facing opposition in the House of Lords. House of Lords Bill 5 was hotly contested earlier this month when brought to the floor of the upper chamber of the U.K. parliament, with more peers opposing the legislation than supporting it.

News ACLU Sues Virginia Over School Guidelines Supporting ‘Rights of Parents’ over Trans Agenda
ACLU Sues Virginia Over School Guidelines Supporting ‘Rights of Parents’ over Trans Agenda
February 20, 2024

One of the most notorious liberal legal organizations has sued a Republican administration for "focusing on the rights of parents" instead of the agenda of transgender activists in its restroom, sports, and parental notification policies. In one case, the plaintiffs argue a trans-identifying special education student dissolved into a bout of "shakiness" after a teacher refused to call the male teen by a female first name, because the teacher "objected to [his] very existence."

News Church Attacks Increase 800% in 6 Years: FRC Report
Church Attacks Increase 800% in 6 Years: FRC Report
February 20, 2024

If you believe anti-Christian attacks have skyrocketed over the last decade, you're right. Attacks on churches have increased 800% in less than six years - and more than doubled over the last year, according to a new report released today by Family Research Council. Documented acts of anti-church hostility include attempted bombings, shootings, satanic vandalism, and numerous attacks based on anti-Christian bias due to support for abortion or extreme transgender ideology. Some constituted unpunished election interference.

Commentary Survey: ‘America Needs Spiritual Renewal More than a Political Majority’
Survey: ‘America Needs Spiritual Renewal More than a Political Majority’
February 19, 2024

Throughout history, America has been known as "the land of the free" and "the home of the brave." Or as we learned as children, America is a melting pot of different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. Yet, despite those differences, America is a land of unity. At least that's the beacon of hope, the "city on a hill" that it was meant to be and remain. However, all it takes is a glance from any news outlet to see that this country is now plagued with division.

News Disney’s DEI Policies Land Them in Court: ‘The Hit Factory Is Now the Flop Factory’
Disney’s DEI Policies Land Them in Court: ‘The Hit Factory Is Now the Flop Factory’
February 19, 2024

According to Bob Iger, Disney CEO, what happened on January 6 "was fundamentally wrong and ... rooted in hatred ... and intolerance." In his view, that was the day Iger felt Disney needed to take "a stand" on political matters, which has been mostly rooted in the company's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. However, experts have highlighted the fact that these efforts have mostly backfired.

News Expert: Married Americans Are Thriving despite Negative Cultural Narrative
Expert: Married Americans Are Thriving despite Negative Cultural Narrative
February 19, 2024

While the decline in marriage has eased somewhat in recent years, the fact remains that in the U.S., the marriage rate has dropped by almost 60% over the last 50 years. Social science shows that the reasons behind this decline are multi-faceted, but what has become increasingly clear is that with the precipitous decline in marriage has also come an increasingly fragmented and unhappy American society. A new book by sociologist Brad Wilcox tackles the complex and foundational reality of marriage with a simple solution for our current cultural malaise: jump in and get married.

News South Carolina Advances Bill Protecting Minors from Gender Transition Procedures
South Carolina Advances Bill Protecting Minors from Gender Transition Procedures
February 19, 2024

A bill to protect minors in the South Carolina legislature is rapidly advancing, despite efforts by LGBT activists and the medical lobby to derail it. The Help Not Harm Act (H. 4624) passed the state House overwhelmingly (82-23) on January 17, and it received its first hearing in the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Commentary Parents of Americans Held in Gaza: ‘We Are All Hostages of Hamas’
Parents of Americans Held in Gaza: ‘We Are All Hostages of Hamas’
February 19, 2024

They know the underground of the U.S. Capitol like the back of their hands. "I have walked more distance in these corridors than I have in my own house," Ronen Neutra says wistfully. "I can't believe this is our life." The 135 days since her son was taken hostage by Hamas have been a sleepless nightmare. "We don't have day and night," she admitted. "... It all becomes very blurry to us." And like the other five American families waiting for word about their loved ones, there's no end in sight.

News ‘Voting for Biden Is National Suicide’: Former AG Delivers Backhanded Trump Endorsement
‘Voting for Biden Is National Suicide’: Former AG Delivers Backhanded Trump Endorsement
February 19, 2024

America's former top lawyer is warning against another four years of President Joe Biden. According to Axios reporter Mike Allen, former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr told the Forum Club of Southwest Florida on Friday that although he has issues with former President Donald Trump, incumbent Joe Biden is significantly worse. Barr said, "Voting for Trump is playing Russian roulette with the country. Voting for Biden is outright national suicide."

Commentary Christians Don’t Need to ‘Choose Between Fulfilling the Great Commission and Respecting the Rule of Law’
Christians Don’t Need to ‘Choose Between Fulfilling the Great Commission and Respecting the Rule of Law’
February 19, 2024

With the ongoing crisis at the southern border, which has allowed millions of people to enter America illegally, the debate over the proper response to the crisis has moved beyond Congress and the political realm. As the U.S. is increasingly overwhelmed by swarms of migrants, the debate has made its way into the church. Christians are wondering what their role is in this unfolding calamity, and whether the Bible tells us how to respond.

Commentary The Account of Barabbas Shows How the World Is Blind to True Justice
The Account of Barabbas Shows How the World Is Blind to True Justice
February 19, 2024

In the gospels, Barabbas is described as a robber, an insurrectionist, and a murderer. Unlike Jesus, he was a true threat to Roman civil society. This man, in accordance with justice, should never have been set free. And you would think Rome wouldn't have let it happen. But the Jews believed hanging Jesus on the cross was true justice. They were wrong.

Commentary The Gospel Should Make You Feel Bad (At First)
The Gospel Should Make You Feel Bad (At First)
February 18, 2024

The tragic shooting at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston is another sad reminder that sin is irrational, evil, and enduring. The mayhem caused when a woman with a rifle opened fire led Osteen to say, "In the face of such darkness, we must hold onto our faith and remember evil will not prevail." That's good theology: In the long run, the God of the Bible triumphs. But that long run is much less temporal than it is eternal.

Commentary Media Constructs Straw Man to Distract from SAFE Act Triumphs
Media Constructs Straw Man to Distract from SAFE Act Triumphs
February 16, 2024

A new scare campaign among legacy media outlets is claiming lawmakers pushing back against transgender ideology have plans to "broaden [their] focus beyond children" and "are increasingly turning their focus to adults," as a 2,800-word hit piece in The Washington Post alleged Thursday. That simply isn't true.

News Republicans Question Turner’s ‘Security Threat’ Motives, Call for Ouster as Chairman
Republicans Question Turner’s ‘Security Threat’ Motives, Call for Ouster as Chairman
February 16, 2024

Following House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner's (R-Ohio) cryptic statement on Wednesday regarding an unspecified "national security threat," a growing chorus of Republican lawmakers and other conservatives are questioning the "suspicious" timing of the statement, with at least one congressman and four advocacy organizations calling for Turner to be removed as chairman.

News As Illegal Immigration Grows, Cities Are Overwhelmed, ‘Out of Room’
As Illegal Immigration Grows, Cities Are Overwhelmed, ‘Out of Room’
February 16, 2024

The U.S. cities that have declared themselves "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants are supposed to be places where a city council or mayor declares welcoming policies for migrants coming into the country. However, many of these regions are getting overwhelmed and running out of room as they use hotels, airports, schools, and other public facilities to house the millions of illegal immigrants streaming in through the southern border. One of the most impacted metro areas is New York City, which has been overrun by the thousands of migrants.

Commentary U.S. Part of a ‘Cash Bonanza’ That’s Paying Illegals to Cross the Border: Report
U.S. Part of a ‘Cash Bonanza’ That’s Paying Illegals to Cross the Border: Report
February 16, 2024

Is the U.S. bankrolling our own border invasion? That's what an explosive new report from The Epoch Times suggests. While Americans struggle to pay for shelter, medical care, food, and schooling for the migrants who've been bussed to major cities, we may also be footing the bill for their journey here. "We're actually funding our own border crisis," the Center for Immigration Studies' Todd Bensman warned. And most taxpayers have no clue.

News National Science Foundation Sinks $1M into Gender Ideology Study
National Science Foundation Sinks $1M into Gender Ideology Study
February 16, 2024

A federal government agency dedicated to "science" is funding programs to teach students that there are more than two sexes and genders. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted a combined total of nearly one million taxpayer dollars to Colorado State University, Florida International University, and the University of Minnesota to fund a study entitled "Collaborative Research: A qualitative inquiry into sex/gender narratives in undergraduate biology and their impacts on transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students."

Commentary The D.C. Five Prove that Cesare Santangelo Commits Infanticide. He Must Be Stopped.
The D.C. Five Prove that Cesare Santangelo Commits Infanticide. He Must Be Stopped.
February 16, 2024

While the Biden administration may be colluding with the D.C. government to cover-up this evidence that suggests Cesare Santangelo's Washington Surgi-Clinic performs illegal partial-birth abortions or commits infanticide, there is other evidence that the government cannot get rid of - a little boy who just celebrated his fourth birthday.

Commentary The Biblical Way to Treat Trauma Is to Courageously Face It
The Biblical Way to Treat Trauma Is to Courageously Face It
February 15, 2024

Clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, director of Family Research Council's Center for Family Studies, recently discussed on "Washington Watch" how childhood trauma is a common source of mental illness and may contribute to the growing trend of trans-identifying females perpetrating mass shootings, despite not fitting the profile. In the same interview, she also described a biblical approach to dealing with trauma, in contrast to the ineffective solutions offered by our culture.

News Talk of ‘Serious National Security Threat’ Scuttles Vote to Reform FISA Spying Program
Talk of ‘Serious National Security Threat’ Scuttles Vote to Reform FISA Spying Program
February 15, 2024

Conservative critics find it "very bizarre" that sources announced an unspecified "national security threat" just hours before the House of Representatives had scheduled a vote to rein in a warrantless government spy program. Republicans said they had "no confidence" in Biden's foreign policy leadership and his promises not to use the authority to spy on U.S. citizens, including President Donald Trump. In fact, one congressman said a bipartisan faction of Congress aligned with the intelligence community "wants to keep spying on Americans."

News ‘National Security Threat’ Designed to Foment Support for Ukraine Bill, Experts Say
‘National Security Threat’ Designed to Foment Support for Ukraine Bill, Experts Say
February 15, 2024

On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) issued an enigmatic statement requesting that President Biden "declassify all information" related to a "serious national security threat," without specifying the nature of the threat. After sources later revealed that the "threat" was in reference to intelligence reports that Russia is pursuing putting nuclear weapons in space that could potentially destroy vital U.S. satellites, experts and lawmakers say Turner's statement appears to be intentionally timed to fuel urgency for the House to pass the controversial Ukraine funding bill.

News ‘He Saves Us’: Pastor Offers Alternative to Controversial Super Bowl Ad
‘He Saves Us’: Pastor Offers Alternative to Controversial Super Bowl Ad
February 15, 2024

A Christian pastor is sharing what he says would have been a more effective message than the "He Gets Us" ad that debuted on Super Bowl Sunday. Jamie Bambrick, the associate pastor of Hope Church Craigavon in Northern Ireland, posted a video to social media on Tuesday entitled "He Saves Us." The pastor said that the "He Gets Us" commercial may have been "perhaps well-intentioned" but ultimately "failed to convey anything of the gospel to the hundreds of millions who saw it." Featuring real-life public figures instead of AI-generated images of people who don't exist, Bambrick's video already has over two million views on Twitter and nearly 300,000 on YouTube.

News Lakewood Church Shooter Was Mentally Ill, Eligible for Deportation, Acquaintances Say
Lakewood Church Shooter Was Mentally Ill, Eligible for Deportation, Acquaintances Say
February 15, 2024

Disturbing new details of the woman who opened fire inside Joel Osteen's Texas megachurch have emerged, painting a different picture than many in the legacy media have reported. According to those closest to her, the Lakewood Church shooter was a mentally ill former Muslim who is sometimes identified in official records by a man's name, abused her seven-year-old son for years to collect welfare payments, and could have been deported due to her immigration status.

News Military Continues to Drop Standards to Reach Recruitment Goals
Military Continues to Drop Standards to Reach Recruitment Goals
February 14, 2024

The military has been struggling to meet recruitment goals since COVID. Reportedly, in 2023, the Air Force fell roughly 2,700 airmen short, the Army was 15,000 soldiers short, the Navy missed their goal by over 7,450 sailors, and the Coast Guard by about 4,800. The military as a whole missed their recruitment target by 41,000 recruits.

Commentary IDF Hostage Rescue Bolsters Israel’s Strategy against U.S. Criticism
IDF Hostage Rescue Bolsters Israel’s Strategy against U.S. Criticism
February 14, 2024

It was Day 129 of captivity for Luis Har and Fernando Simon Marman, two elderly Israelis kidnapped as hostages by Hamas terrorists on October 7. They weren't expecting this Monday to be any different, nor were the three Hamas terrorists holding them captive in a second-floor apartment.

News Congressman: $60 Billion in Aid to Ukraine Would ‘Complete’ U.S. Border Wall
Congressman: $60 Billion in Aid to Ukraine Would ‘Complete’ U.S. Border Wall
February 14, 2024

On Tuesday, House Republicans followed through on their promise to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his "systematic refusal" to enforce border laws and "breach of public trust" amid an unprecedented surge of illegal border crossings under President Joe Biden's administration. The move came after the Senate's passage earlier the same day of a bill giving billions of additional dollars to Ukraine that did not include any funding to secure America's southern border.

Commentary PERKINS: An Open Border Is an Open Invitation to Terror
PERKINS: An Open Border Is an Open Invitation to Terror
February 14, 2024

Nineteen people. That's all it took to completely upend the world. Even now, 23 years after 9/11, America looks dramatically different from that sunny morning when a handful of radical Islamists slammed their planes into the beating heart of our nation's freedom, its commerce, security, and way of life. We vowed then, never again. But the lessons of the past have been forgotten under this administration, as millions stream across our open border - hundreds of them with a single goal: to destroy us.

News ‘Infighting’ and ‘Ineffectiveness’: New Report Torches Biden Admin’s Border Policies
‘Infighting’ and ‘Ineffectiveness’: New Report Torches Biden Admin’s Border Policies
February 14, 2024

The Biden administration has been rocked with bitter infighting over border security failures, according to insiders. Axios reported this week on a meeting aboard Air Force One in which President Joe Biden "exploded with fury" at senior staff and aides over the illegal immigration crisis at the nation's southern border. "The president lit into his team," Alex Thompson wrote. "He demanded obscure immigration data points - and vented when his staff didn't have them handy." Later on, "Biden's fury subsided, and aides scrambled for the information he wanted. People in the meeting later told others in frustration that his winding process and irritability were making it more difficult to reach decisions about the border."

Commentary Resist WHO’s Transgender Trojan Horse
Resist WHO’s Transgender Trojan Horse
February 14, 2024

The World Health Organization (WHO) is poised to promote extreme transgender ideology the same way it once endorsed abortion-on-demand.

Commentary NCAA Official Resigns over Trans Takeover of Women’s Sports: This Is ‘Massive, Authorized Cheating’
NCAA Official Resigns over Trans Takeover of Women’s Sports: This Is ‘Massive, Authorized Cheating’
February 14, 2024

Whatever hopes people had for a new day at the NCAA have officially died out. A year into Charlie Baker's reign and the wildfire threatening to burn down women's sports still rages - no thanks to the unsympathetic man at the helm. If anything, Mark Emmert's successor has proven to be coldly indifferent to the plight of collegiate women, refusing to even meet with victims of his transgender policy until Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) demanded it. Now, in a stunning turn of events, Baker is facing rebellion in his own ranks, as a longtime NCAA committee member resigns in protest.

News Has Dove Changed Their Stance on Transgenderism in Sports?
Has Dove Changed Their Stance on Transgenderism in Sports?
February 13, 2024

The controversy surrounding transgenderism and women's sports has been a hot topic in the media and politics. But the debate has also played out in corporate advertising, as major brands like Target, Starbucks, and Bud Light raced to embrace the LGBT agenda. In 2021, Dove boarded that rainbow train. Three years later, some of that activism has come to a screeching halt.

Commentary As the World Continues to Turn Away From Christ, Teen Mental Health Worsens
As the World Continues to Turn Away From Christ, Teen Mental Health Worsens
February 13, 2024

A recent study conducted by Common Sense Media (CMS) found that America has a teen mental health crisis. Yet, with the way social media has plagued the younger generations, is anyone really surprised by this? But it goes beyond technology, as many factors contribute to the decay of younger generations and their mental health.

News FAA Faces DEI Backlash: ‘It Doesn’t Matter If You’re a Purple Unicorn If You Don’t Tighten That Bolt Down’
FAA Faces DEI Backlash: ‘It Doesn’t Matter If You’re a Purple Unicorn If You Don’t Tighten That Bolt Down’
February 13, 2024

As the U.S. Senate is advancing a new aviation bill, politicians and businessmen alike are warning that it does not adequately address growing safety concerns, especially those linked to an overemphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, touted as "deliver[ing] improvements to aviation safety and consumer protections that Americans have been demanding." However, both her congressional colleagues and numerous other public figures are concerned that the legislation does not address significant failures brought about by DEI initiatives.

Commentary Illegal Immigrants Overrun ‘Free’ Buildings and Resources Recently Shut Down in Major Cities
Illegal Immigrants Overrun ‘Free’ Buildings and Resources Recently Shut Down in Major Cities
February 13, 2024

Residents in cities across the United States are justifiably upset that their recently closed facilities are now being used by illegal immigrants at no charge to the immigrants. Adding to the frustration, these taxpayer-funded schools, health care clinics, and community recreation centers in low-income neighborhoods have been shut down largely because of city leaders' fiscal irresponsibility.

News Conservatives Warn against Senate’s Ukraine Funding Bill: An Anti-Trump ‘Time Bomb’
Conservatives Warn against Senate’s Ukraine Funding Bill: An Anti-Trump ‘Time Bomb’
February 13, 2024

Congressional conservatives are warning against the Ukraine funding bill just approved by the Senate, calling it "an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency." Ahead of Monday night's Senate vote on the supplemental national security bill funneling around $60 billion into the ongoing Ukraine conflict, Senator J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) issued a memo to Republican colleagues cautioning, "Buried in the bill's text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill."

News Biden’s HHS Approves $1.4 Million to Help Trans-Identifiers with COVID ‘Stress’
Biden’s HHS Approves $1.4 Million to Help Trans-Identifiers with COVID ‘Stress’
February 13, 2024

According to its website, the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services." Yet HHS has approved numerous grants for transgenderism, which many experts do not consider "effective," "sound," or positively impacting the "health and well-being" of any American.

Commentary Budget Office’s 10-Year Forecast: Historic Deficits, Record Debt, Higher Taxes
Budget Office’s 10-Year Forecast: Historic Deficits, Record Debt, Higher Taxes
February 12, 2024

America's fiscal future is gloomy, according to the 10-year forecast released Wednesday by the economic meteorologists (accountants, really) at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO projected that by 2034 the U.S. federal government will run a $2.6 trillion deficit, equivalent to 6.1% of GDP, while public-held debt would nearly double from $26 trillion to $48 trillion, reaching a record 116% of GDP. These numbers are "mind boggling" and "absolutely astounding," said Heritage Foundation research fellow Jeffrey Griffith on "Washington Watch."

Commentary Senate GOP Spends Super Bowl Sunday Sacking House Plans for Border Reform
Senate GOP Spends Super Bowl Sunday Sacking House Plans for Border Reform
February 12, 2024

If anything was more unpredictable than the Chiefs game, it was the Senate in overtime. A Sunday in session is rare for the upper chamber, but a Sunday session on the biggest football day of the year? That's unheard of. And while Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) promised to wheel in TVs and stacks of pizzas, most Americans probably wished they'd stayed home and done nothing once they heard the Democrats' playbook: an end-run on Ukraine funding - without any border reforms.

Commentary ‘Made in America’: Toby Keith, American Patriotism, and the Decay of the Democratic Party
‘Made in America’: Toby Keith, American Patriotism, and the Decay of the Democratic Party
February 12, 2024

Country music legend and patriot par excellence Toby Keith has gone on to meet his Maker. The Oklahoma-born singer passed away Monday night last week at the age of 62, after a years-long battle with stomach cancer. Days before he passed away, Keith shared in an interview that his Christian faith sustained him throughout his experience with cancer. "You have to have your faith," he said. "Thank God that I got it too. You take it for granted on days that things are good, and you lean on it when days are bad. It's taught me to lean on it a little more every day."

News Biden Claims Israel’s Response to Hamas Is ‘Over the Top’
Biden Claims Israel’s Response to Hamas Is ‘Over the Top’
February 12, 2024

In a press conference late last week, a reporter asked President Joe Biden how he thought Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the Israeli-Hamas conflict. In response, the president said, "I'm of the view, as you know, that the conduct of the response ... in the Gaza Strip has been over the top." His remark on Thursday received immediate backlash.

Commentary Jesus: Accept No Substitutes
Jesus: Accept No Substitutes
February 12, 2024

In our crumbling society, we must stand for the things God cherishes - the dignity and sanctity of life, the beauty of natural marriage, the well-being of family life, and the foundational right of religious liberty. This does not mean we cannot have hobbies, cook fabulous meals, have family game nights, or, for that matter, watch the Super Bowl. But bearing in mind that these things bring no enduring peace and purpose helps us enjoy them without seeing them as ends in themselves, as substitutes for the things that truly matter.

News Record-Breaking Super Bowl Bets Prod Tony Perkins, Ralph Nader to Tackle Gambling
Record-Breaking Super Bowl Bets Prod Tony Perkins, Ralph Nader to Tackle Gambling
February 12, 2024

A record-breaking 115 million people watched the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in last night's Super Bowl, the largest number in the 58-year history of the game. Last night's NFL showdown also set another record: Experts estimate an historic 67.8 million people gambled $23.1 billion on the game's outcome - 44% higher than the previous record of $16 billion placed by 50.4 million people, set just last year, according to a survey from the American Gaming Association. More than one out of every four Americans (26%) wagered money on the Super Bowl, a 35% increase in the number of U.S. gamblers, the survey stated.

Commentary Survey: Almost Half of Trans-Identifying People Have Considered Moving to a Blue State
Survey: Almost Half of Trans-Identifying People Have Considered Moving to a Blue State
February 11, 2024

A survey conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) showed that 47% of over 92,000 transgender and nonbinary-identifying respondents "said they had thought about moving to another state at some point during the past year" due to bills combatting LGBT ideology. According to the results, at least 5%, roughly 4,500 people, have moved already.

Commentary An Open Border Policy Is Not a Biblical Mandate
An Open Border Policy Is Not a Biblical Mandate
February 10, 2024

Within Christian circles, the political debate over open borders has been happening in tandem with a theological debate where some appear to be arguing that allowing open borders is a matter of Christian love. On X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Carlos A. Rodriguez, said, "100% of migrants beyond the razor fences were created in the image of God." The implication appears to be that image bearers of God should generally be allowed to do what they want to do, but he can't possibly mean that.

News Research Shows ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Hurts Mental Health, Fails to Address Underlying Trauma
Research Shows ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Hurts Mental Health, Fails to Address Underlying Trauma
February 9, 2024

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), a national professional membership organization, released a position statement on Wednesday that said, "Adolescents who have a gender identity not congruent with their biological sex have an increased incidence of mental health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. This is particularly serious given the exponential increase in the number of adolescents identifying as 'transgender' in the past decade."

News ‘It Was Not an Insurrection’: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Trump Ballot Case
‘It Was Not an Insurrection’: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Trump Ballot Case
February 9, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments for and against the Colorado state Supreme Court's decision to bar former President Donald Trump from the Republican presidential primary ballot. According to legal scholars, the justices' questions during oral arguments Thursday seemed to indicate a decision in favor of Trump.

News Ohio Governor Walks Back Health, Safety Protections on Transgender Industry
Ohio Governor Walks Back Health, Safety Protections on Transgender Industry
February 9, 2024

A Republican governor has weakened proposed health, safety, and ethical protections for Ohioans who identify as transgender, increasing the speed at which the transgender industry can begin cross-sex hormones or surgeries. His administration said it watered down the requirements based on "assurances" from the transgender industry that it already self-polices its own actions in an ethical manner. Yet the state is still being sued by the ACLU for protecting those under the age of 18 from transgender procedures.

Commentary 4 Biblical Ways to ‘Counter the Deception’ Rampant in Modern Media
4 Biblical Ways to ‘Counter the Deception’ Rampant in Modern Media
February 8, 2024

Here are four ways that Christians should respond to the epidemic of deception poisoning America's media, public discourse, and even the church. In a refreshing contrast to America's prevailing buffet of lies, here are four courses of hearty, wholesome truth - all of which were grounded in God's infallible Word.

News Biden White House Pressured Amazon to Delist Books Related to COVID Vaccine, Emails Show
Biden White House Pressured Amazon to Delist Books Related to COVID Vaccine, Emails Show
February 8, 2024

Evidence has been uncovered revealing that the Biden administration pressured retail giant Amazon to remove listings of books related to COVID vaccines during the pandemic. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released a series of emails sent between Amazon and senior White House officials, showing that the company eventually hid listings for books critical of vaccines from being viewed by the public at the administration's behest.

News Indiana AG Debuts Portal for Parents to Keep an Eye on Schools
Indiana AG Debuts Portal for Parents to Keep an Eye on Schools
February 8, 2024

The Hoosier State's top lawyer is introducing a new method for parents to keep an eye on what their children are being taught in the classroom and hold schools and teachers accountable. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) recently launched an online portal called "Eyes on Education," which allows parents to check what their children are being taught in public schools and submit examples of material that is ideologically-charged or violates Indiana state law.

Commentary Mom Sues NY School District for Hiding Daughter’s Gender Transition
Mom Sues NY School District for Hiding Daughter’s Gender Transition
February 8, 2024

Jennifer Vitsaxaki found out that her 12-year-old daughter's school, according to the district policy, was purposefully hiding the fact that her daughter was being treated as a boy by her teachers and classmates. She was referred to by a male name and pronouns, and this was being done without the consent of Vitsaxaki.

News Biden State Department Funds Training of 2,500 LGBT ‘Allies’
Biden State Department Funds Training of 2,500 LGBT ‘Allies’
February 8, 2024

The Biden administration is using the State Department to fund LGBT activism abroad - again. According to federal spending database USASpending.gov, the U.S. State Department awarded a $15,000 grant to Washington State University (WSU) for a "public diplomacy program." The government website explains that the program is designed to train 30 "master trainers" to become "LGBTQI+ allies, followed by these master trainers training another 2500 individuals on this theme." WSU hosted its three-day "train-the-trainer workshop" in India at the end of September.

News ‘Significant Flaws’: Senate Rejects Border Bill
‘Significant Flaws’: Senate Rejects Border Bill
February 8, 2024

The U.S. Senate voted down a bill combining massive amounts of foreign aid to Ukraine and Israel with measures to enhance the processing and release of illegal immigrants at the U.S. border - a bill one constitutional Republican critic said contains at least a dozen misguided and counterproductive provisions further opening our uncontrolled southern border.

News Second Mayorkas Impeachment Vote Likely to Happen Next Week
Second Mayorkas Impeachment Vote Likely to Happen Next Week
February 7, 2024

Despite a failed vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday for failing to secure America's southern border, House Republicans have indicated that the impeachment effort will be brought back to the House floor as early as next week.

Commentary 4 Biblical Principles to Inform Immigration Policy
4 Biblical Principles to Inform Immigration Policy
February 7, 2024

Christians will not necessarily agree on issues that call for the application of wisdom, or to which Scripture does not speak clearly. Immigration policy is just such a wisdom issue. While the Bible has a lot to say on the subject, it doesn't clearly define what is a "moral" immigration policy. However, it does provide clear principles that can help to inform our approach to immigration policy. In pursuit of biblical wisdom on immigration, here are four applicable biblical principles.

News HHS Offers Single 2-Pager in Support of Gender Transition Procedures for Children
HHS Offers Single 2-Pager in Support of Gender Transition Procedures for Children
February 7, 2024

The Biden administration is admitting it has little basis for claiming that gender transition procedures are "life-saving" or "necessary." According to the response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the watchdog organization Protect the Public's Trust, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is basing its claim that gender transition procedures are "necessary" on a two-page PDF entitled "Gender-Affirming Care and Young People."

News Redesignation of Nigeria as CPC Moves Forward: ‘Americans Stand With’ Persecuted Nigerians
Redesignation of Nigeria as CPC Moves Forward: ‘Americans Stand With’ Persecuted Nigerians
February 7, 2024

"Despite these ongoing attacks," said Tony Perkins on Tuesday's episode of "Washington Watch," "the Biden administration continues to refuse to place Nigeria on its list of countries of particular concern." But earlier on Tuesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a markup for House Resolution 82 that covered the need to reinstate Nigeria on the CPC list.

Commentary Low-Performance School in Bay Area Uses ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Program
Low-Performance School in Bay Area Uses ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Program
February 6, 2024

Glassbrook Elementary School is located in Hayward, California. It's a low-performance school that has been on the state's watch list for academic advancement since 2020. According to The Daily Wire, as of last spring, "Less than 4%" of the school's 474 students "were proficient in math, and less than 12% of students were proficient in English."

News Congressman Introduces Bill to Defund UNRWA
Congressman Introduces Bill to Defund UNRWA
February 6, 2024

The House Foreign Affairs Committee conducted a markup Tuesday on a bill introduced last week to defund the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for its complicity in Hamas's terrorism against Israel. "My bill would totally defund UNRWA. [It] says they cannot get so much as a dime of U.S. taxpayer funding," Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said on "Washington Watch."

Commentary Biden Calls on Voters to ‘Save Our Democracy’ This November, but He Is the One Putting Our Country at Risk
Biden Calls on Voters to ‘Save Our Democracy’ This November, but He Is the One Putting Our Country at Risk
February 6, 2024

Only a month into this presidential election year, President Joe Biden is again warning America that we must "save our democracy" from former President Donald Trump and conservatives. In reality, during these last three years, the Biden administration and many congressional Democrats have revealed that they care very little about democracy - especially our Constitution's First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech.

News Governments Are ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ to Christian Persecution in Nigeria: Congressman
Governments Are ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ to Christian Persecution in Nigeria: Congressman
February 6, 2024

In recent years, concerns over religious freedom increased substantially. Last week at the 2024 International Religious Freedom Summit, over a thousand people gathered to learn more about what can be done globally to protect the human right of religious liberty. Speakers at the conference pointed out that there are some areas of the world receiving less attention than others, and one of those places is Nigeria.

Commentary Justice and Mercy Can Walk Together: Why Texas Is Right to Secure its Borders
Justice and Mercy Can Walk Together: Why Texas Is Right to Secure its Borders
February 6, 2024

With our nation's border crisis worsening by the week, the legal tug-of-war between the Biden administration and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) once again exposes a false narrative: that citizens who support secure borders lack mercy. More to the point, proponents of this narrative often accuse Christian conservatives of being hypocrites who lack mercy toward undocumented immigrants.

News 8 Items in the Senate Border Bill
8 Items in the Senate Border Bill
February 6, 2024

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Sunday released long-awaited text for a compromise bill to address the crisis at the southern border. Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray (D-Wash.) filed an "amendment in the nature of a substitute" to H.R. 815, a bill that had dealt with veterans' health care. In addition to border issues, the 370-page bill also authorizes additional funding for Ukraine, Israel, the military, and other issues. A Washington Stand analysis found the bill's contents to include the following items.

Commentary ‘Institutions Have Become Ideologically Captured,’ and Now Is the Time to Speak Up
‘Institutions Have Become Ideologically Captured,’ and Now Is the Time to Speak Up
February 5, 2024

"[O]ur institutions have become ideologically captured," said Vernadette Broyles, president and general counsel of the Child and Parental Rights Campaign, on "Washington Watch" last week. In light of this reality, she added, now is the time to speak up. "[T]he church has no choice [but] to stand in the gap, to uphold biological truth, and to stand with parents that are otherwise sitting ducks for the wolves."

News High Consumer Prices among Top Concerns as Voters Lose Confidence in Biden, Polls Show
High Consumer Prices among Top Concerns as Voters Lose Confidence in Biden, Polls Show
February 5, 2024

As new polls indicate that American voters remain worried about the persistently high cost of goods and have largely lost confidence in President Joe Biden's handling of the economy, a leading economist is pointing out that the economies in red states that feature free market policies are outpacing the economies of blue states.

News Americans Support Border Wall, Fear Civil War
Americans Support Border Wall, Fear Civil War
February 5, 2024

A new poll is revealing that the majority of Americans support building a border wall and enabling states to defend the border in the federal government's absence. According to an I&I/TIPP survey released on Monday, 59% of American voters back the construction of a southern border wall, including 41% who "strongly" support the wall and 18% who "somewhat" support it. Only 32% oppose it, either "strongly" (17%) or "somewhat" (15%). Notably, nearly half (43%) of Democrats support a border wall, with only 47% opposing it. The border wall also has support from minorities, with 52% of black Americans and 54% of Hispanic Americans backing it.

News Believers Have Less Suffering, More Hope, and Volunteer More: Studies
Believers Have Less Suffering, More Hope, and Volunteer More: Studies
February 5, 2024

New studies from the world's leading research institutions show that Christians who actively practice their faith are less likely to become unhappy during times of global crisis and isolation, more hopeful, and more likely to lend a hand to their fellow citizens.

Commentary Heifers, Hyssop, and Holiness: How Jesus Christ Purifies Sinners from Dead Works
Heifers, Hyssop, and Holiness: How Jesus Christ Purifies Sinners from Dead Works
February 4, 2024

Do you ever marvel that God would save a sinner like you? His character is so righteous, and ours is so twisted. His plans are so good, and ours are so self-serving. His holiness is so pure, and our lives are so messy. Nevertheless, God graciously revealed to us his sovereign plan of redemption in Jesus Christ, he has also unveiled the mystery of his sovereign counsels through his Word, so that we might silence our doubts "in full assurance of faith" (Hebrews 10:22).

Commentary Christian, Do Not Respond to Hardship the Way the World Does. Pray and Let God Work in You and Others.
Christian, Do Not Respond to Hardship the Way the World Does. Pray and Let God Work in You and Others.
February 4, 2024

To be a follower of Christ in a world that rebels against Him daily is no simple undertaking. Although, the life of a believer is the most rewarding, purposeful, joyful, and amazing life one could live. To live in service of the Lord Almighty is to live in hope of an eternity with Him in paradise. But additionally, to live for Him is what makes this otherwise mundane, dark, and harsh reality of earthly living not merely bearable, but enjoyable. A life lived for Christ is the only true life, indeed.

News Speaker Johnson to Introduce ‘Clean’ Israel Aid Package
Speaker Johnson to Introduce ‘Clean’ Israel Aid Package
February 3, 2024

As the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate stalls on funding for Israel, the House of Representatives is introducing new legislation to succeed where the upper chamber of Congress is failing. The Washington Stand has obtained a copy of a letter House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is preparing to send to his colleagues. It reads, in part, "Next week, we will take up and pass a clean, standalone Israel supplemental package." The letter continues, "During debate in the House and in numerous subsequent statements, Democrats made clear that their primary objection to the original House bill was with its offsets. The Senate will no longer have excuses, however misguided, against swift passage of this critical support for our ally." In the letter, Johnson declares, "Given the Senate's failure to move appropriate legislation in a timely fashion, and the perilous circumstances currently facing Israel, the House will continue to lead."

Commentary GOP Moves to Protect American Women in Olympic Sports
GOP Moves to Protect American Women in Olympic Sports
February 3, 2024

Lately, all evidence points to male athletes pretending to be women dominating women in competitions, from golf to boxing. It's no wonder since, as experts have pointed out, men have distinct physical advantages over women. In many cases, women who train day-in and day-out don't stand a chance at winning against the six-foot, muscular male competitor. To level the playing field, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) "will introduce a bicameral bill that would block biological men from participating in any U.S. Olympic Committee event intended for women," Fox News reported Thursday.

News Nicaraguan Regime Imprisons 11 Pastors as Christian Persecution Spreads
Nicaraguan Regime Imprisons 11 Pastors as Christian Persecution Spreads
February 2, 2024

The communist Nicaraguan regime under President Daniel Ortega has expanded its persecution of Christians in the Central American country, imprisoning 11 evangelical pastors, including three U.S. citizens, along with two attorneys in December. An American pastor who ministered in Nicaragua and is now wanted by the government is speaking out on their behalf and petitioning Congress and the State Department to work for their release.

Commentary UNRWA Schools Promote Terrorism, Mimicking Radicalism of Western Education
UNRWA Schools Promote Terrorism, Mimicking Radicalism of Western Education
February 2, 2024

U.N.-employed school teachers participated in Hamas's October 7 attack that killed more than 1,400 Israelis, according to information Israeli intelligence officials recently shared with American colleagues. Their participation strikingly parallels a radicalized streak in American education, albeit in service of a more murderous ideology.

Commentary Rip Curl’s Wipeout Shows that Fed-Up Americans Are Winning
Rip Curl’s Wipeout Shows that Fed-Up Americans Are Winning
February 2, 2024

It's been a week to forget for surf company Rip Curl, the latest brand to risk consumers' wrath with a pro-transgender marketing campaign. Their January post urging people to meet "waterwoman" Sasha Lowerson, a biological man in a bikini, lit a literal fire under fans, who took to the internet to burn everything from surf booties to boards. Days after deleting the reel, with international outrage at a peak, headquarters decided to do something that Bud Light still hasn't: apologize.

Commentary Israeli Leader: The World Is Telling Hamas That ‘The Path of Terror Is Worth It’
Israeli Leader: The World Is Telling Hamas That ‘The Path of Terror Is Worth It’
February 1, 2024

"I go to sleep a dead man." That's the only way Liri Albag's father can describe what it's like to know his daughter is a hostage in Gaza. He holds up a picture of his beautiful girl before captivity - and another, the unrecognizable face of his 18-year-old looking dirty, dazed, and disheveled. Somewhere, deep underground, she waits for help that has not come. "I want to show to the world," a pained Eli tells reporters. "This is the same girl - it is not different girls," he pleads. It's the face of a girl who's seen unspeakable horrors. Horrors that will not stop if Israel does.

News Mayorkas Impeachment Effort Progresses as Urgency at Border Intensifies
Mayorkas Impeachment Effort Progresses as Urgency at Border Intensifies
February 1, 2024

On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for violating 12 immigration and border security laws. The move comes as traditional defenders of the Biden administration in the legacy media are now admitting that a "humanitarian crisis" is currently occurring at America's southern border.

Commentary Virginity and the Consequences of Consequence-Free Sex
Virginity and the Consequences of Consequence-Free Sex
February 1, 2024

Abortion behemoth Planned Parenthood's obsessive focus on "sexual education" is a testament to the kinship between the Sexual Revolution's perversions and the slaughter of the unborn, and the corrupt corporation's latest "lesson" is an egregious example of the Sexual Revolution's hatred of the reality of nature. In a recent video available online, a Planned Parenthood "sex educator" explained that there is actually no such thing as virginity. According to Planned Parenthood, "virginity is a completely made-up concept" and "a term that was created simply to control and shame people, mainly women."

News Mike Johnson Warns of Global Threats to Religious Freedom, Calls on Biden to Protect Uyghurs
Mike Johnson Warns of Global Threats to Religious Freedom, Calls on Biden to Protect Uyghurs
February 1, 2024

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Mike Johnson (R-La.) urged the Biden administration to take stronger action against the Chinese Communist Party as the ruling government's treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority group continues to invite allegations of genocide, human rights violations, and religious hostility. Johnson addressed the crowd gathered at the annual International Religious Freedom Summit Wednesday, highlighting his background as a religious freedom litigator and discussing the threats to religious freedom worldwide.

News Prosecution of Pro-Lifers Continues under Biden’s DOJ, with 6 More Convictions
Prosecution of Pro-Lifers Continues under Biden’s DOJ, with 6 More Convictions
January 31, 2024

On Tuesday, a guilty verdict was announced for six pro-life activists for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act at an abortion facility near Nashville, Tenn. The Biden administration's Justice Department brought the charges, which stemmed from a peaceful protest on March 5, 2021, in which a group of pro-lifers prayed and sang hymns at the entrance to the Carafem Health Center Clinic.

Commentary The American Church Needs Repentance and Revival
The American Church Needs Repentance and Revival
January 31, 2024

The American church is "desensitized," Pastor Jack Hibbs told "Washington Watch" host and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Tuesday. "And I'm afraid, Tony, we're going to have to get desperate." In Revelation 3:14-22, the Lord Jesus urged a desensitized church to recognize the danger of its own spiritual lukewarmness. "You say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing," he told the Laodiceans, "not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked" (Revelation 3:17).

News RFK Jr.: WHO Pandemic Agreement ‘Should Be Dead in the Water’
RFK Jr.: WHO Pandemic Agreement ‘Should Be Dead in the Water’
January 31, 2024

Liberal presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has come out against the WHO Pandemic Agreement, saying the COVID-19 lockdowns proved Americans should not strengthen an "unelected, quasi-governmental organization that is linked very strongly to the Chinese and the pharmaceutical companies."

Commentary The Great Sham of the United Nations
The Great Sham of the United Nations
January 31, 2024

There is credible evidence that at least 12 staffers of the U.N.'s Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) were involved with the Hamas attacks of October 7 in which 1,200 Israelis were murdered. "One is accused of kidnapping a woman," report journalists Ronen Bergman and Patrick Kingsley. "Another is said to have handed out ammunition. A third was described as taking part in the massacre at a kibbutz where 97 people died."

News N.J. Dad Sues School over Daughter’s Secret Gender Transition
N.J. Dad Sues School over Daughter’s Secret Gender Transition
January 31, 2024

A father is suing a Garden State school district after his daughter's gender transition was allegedly kept a secret from him. The father, who is remaining anonymous to protect his daughter's identity, found that New Jersey's Delaware Valley Regional High School (DVRHS) had been calling his daughter by a male name and male pronouns for at least two months, after a pro-LGBT student club's staff advisor - who is not licensed to practice either medicine or psychology, according to the lawsuit - asked teachers and other school staff, faculty, and administration to refer to the girl by a male name and male pronouns and not to tell her father.

Commentary Can American Churches Reap a Harvest among Gen-Z Religious ‘Nones’?
Can American Churches Reap a Harvest among Gen-Z Religious ‘Nones’?
January 30, 2024

Younger Americans are more likely to dissociate from organized religion, according to a recent Pew Research study on religious "nones." Out of 28% of American adults who identify as "atheist," "agnostic," or "nothing in particular," 29% are aged 18-29 (Generation Z is ages 11-26), while 40% are aged 30-49. Despite their professed dissociation, these individuals are not necessarily hardened against the message of the gospel. "We have tremendous opportunity right now," urged podcaster Kyle Campbell on "Washington Watch," "particularly in the church."

News Biden Changes Tune on Border as Polls Show Strong Support for Texas’s Stand
Biden Changes Tune on Border as Polls Show Strong Support for Texas’s Stand
January 30, 2024

Over the weekend at a campaign event, President Joe Biden pledged to "shut down the border right now" if a border deal is reached in Congress. The admission appears to signal a seismic shift in the president's messaging on the southern border crisis as polls indicate that almost three quarters of Americans say they support Texas in its standoff with the federal government over securing the border.

Commentary Remember to Pray for Nigeria’s Endangered Christians
Remember to Pray for Nigeria’s Endangered Christians
January 30, 2024

Why are Nigeria's Christians facing grave danger? Why have kidnappings and murders of pastors, priests, men, women, and children in Nigeria continued to increase in numbers? The fact is that more Christian believers are killed for their faith in Nigeria each year than in the rest of the countries of the world combined. Meanwhile, the international response to these tragedies has for too long been virtual silence.

News ‘Dems Want to Give Up U.S. Sovereignty’ to ‘New World Order’: Senator on WHO Treaty
‘Dems Want to Give Up U.S. Sovereignty’ to ‘New World Order’: Senator on WHO Treaty
January 30, 2024

The Democratic Party in general, and the Biden administration in particular, are eager to hand global governance institutions more influence over U.S. health policy, said the prime opponent of a new pandemic agreement. Pro-life and pro-family advocates should be most concerned about expanding the WHO's reach, power, and prestige, as it moves to polarize global health policy in favor of abortion, homosexuality, and transgenderism, say its opponents.

Commentary Rip Curl Stunned by Anti-Woke Current, Backtracks on Bethany Hamilton’s Trans Replacement
Rip Curl Stunned by Anti-Woke Current, Backtracks on Bethany Hamilton’s Trans Replacement
January 29, 2024

Live by the transgender mob, die by the transgender mob. That message should've already made its way to most corporate board rooms, but a few stubborn holdouts seem determined to find out the hard way. Rip Curl is the latest brand to stick its toe in the unfriendly waters of the LGBT debate with this terrible idea: putting a 44-year-old man in its summer bikini campaign. Apparently, the numbskulls at headquarters thought showcasing a long-haired dude in a halter top would sell more surf gear than inspirational role models like Bethany Hamilton. They were wrong. R.I.P. Curl.

News Rep. Miller’s Goals for the Family Caucus: Promote Core Values and ‘The God of the Bible’
Rep. Miller’s Goals for the Family Caucus: Promote Core Values and ‘The God of the Bible’
January 29, 2024

On Monday, Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) and the Congressional Family Caucus hosted an event to discuss the challenges that face the most important unit in society: the family. Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.), and Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) all spoke about the fundamental truths that strengthen a society - the reality of male and female, the science that backs up basic truths, and the God who authored them.

Commentary The Swiftian Candidate: How a Pop Star Might Impact the Presidential Election
The Swiftian Candidate: How a Pop Star Might Impact the Presidential Election
January 29, 2024

One of today's most prominent celebrities, however, was largely silent on the subject of politics for much of her career, but now has the potential wherewithal to sway nearly a fifth of voters in 2024. According to a new survey, country star-turned pop icon Taylor Swift's endorsement would likely influence 18% of voters in America, including about 30% of voters under the age of 35.

Commentary International Court Half-Heartedly Vindicates Israel
International Court Half-Heartedly Vindicates Israel
January 29, 2024

Americans usually pay little attention to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and rightly so. The U.N. arbitration board has little neutrality and even less power, often able to award nothing more than propaganda points. But, in a Friday decision, the ICJ issued a decision that was actually noteworthy - for what it didn't say. As an organ of the rabidly anti-Israel international organization whose members overwhelmingly sided with Hamas in October and demanded an immediate ceasefire, the ICJ's decision didn't fully side with Hamas and strikingly didn't call for a ceasefire. Perhaps the evidence failed to sustain the charade.

News Election Integrity Experts Warn of Dangers of Ranked-Choice Voting
Election Integrity Experts Warn of Dangers of Ranked-Choice Voting
January 29, 2024

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, election integrity experts are warning that ranked-choice voting poses perhaps the biggest threat to free and fair elections, noting that left-wing activist groups are heavily funding an effort to spread the practice throughout the country.

Commentary Pressure Swells for Biden to Strike after Attacks Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers: ‘Stand Up and Fight Back’
Pressure Swells for Biden to Strike after Attacks Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers: ‘Stand Up and Fight Back’
January 29, 2024

For the men and women stationed at Tower 22 in the Middle East, it probably feels like they're serving at the end of the world. Surrounded by miles of desert near the borders of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan, the word "isolated" doesn't begin to describe the tiny outpost. With just 350 Army and Air Force members rotating in and out of the base, no one would have expected the base to be a target - until now.

News Religious ‘Nones’ Are the Product of a ‘Post-Christian, Religiously Confused Age’
Religious ‘Nones’ Are the Product of a ‘Post-Christian, Religiously Confused Age’
January 29, 2024

The Pew Research Center recently released data about the religious "nones" in America. The poll tried to uncover more about this enigmatic group and what it is they believe. According to the results, 28% of U.S. adults fall into the religious "none" or "religiously unaffiliated" category, with 17% calling themselves atheist, 20% agnostic, and 63% "nothing in particular."

Commentary Lia Thomas Secretly Sues to Overturn Rules for 2024 Olympics
Lia Thomas Secretly Sues to Overturn Rules for 2024 Olympics
January 29, 2024

Apparently, it wasn't enough to steal a girls' Division I title - now Lia Thomas has his sights on the Olympics. The controversial swimmer, who hasn't been in the pool competitively since the scandal of 2022, has been outed for secretly suing World Aquatics. His goal? To burn down the fair, biologically-based rules for women's swimming.

Commentary The Once and Future King: The Danger of Idolizing Trump
The Once and Future King: The Danger of Idolizing Trump
January 28, 2024

There's no doubt that Trump is fighting for the soul of America, and not only making tremendous sacrifices to do so but having no small degree of success. But it is crucial that Trump not be (in the literal sense of the term) idolized.

Commentary Genesis 22: Faith, Obedience, Fulfillment, and Love
Genesis 22: Faith, Obedience, Fulfillment, and Love
January 28, 2024

Sin came with the fall and separated us from God. While redemptive history proves God had a plan to save His people from the beginning, the lives of believers in the Old Testament and the New Testament were quite different. Before Jesus paid our debt and atoned for our sins, believers appeased God's wrath toward sin through offerings and sacrifices. And this is the context we find ourselves in when reading Genesis 22.

Commentary The Stork Advisor App: A Pro-Life Resource Designed to Direct Expecting Moms to Hope
The Stork Advisor App: A Pro-Life Resource Designed to Direct Expecting Moms to Hope
January 27, 2024

Women - young and old - who experience an unplanned pregnancy are often terrified. I'm not ready to be a mom," they think. "I just can't afford it, especially on my own," others cry out. The sad reality is that many women who get pregnant unexpectedly do not have any form of support system. That is why Stan Yeatts, a practicing board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, created Stork Advisor.

Commentary The Unstoppable Word of God
The Unstoppable Word of God
January 27, 2024

In 1939, the Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Church Life was founded by pro-Nazi "theologian" Walter Grundmann. Located at the University of Jena - the institution from which Karl Marx received his doctorate - the goal of the Institute was to demonstrate that Jesus was actually an Aryan. Mary, you see, was a descendent of Assyrians and Jesus's real father was a Roman soldier.

News ‘We Want People to Come Here Legally’: Texas’s Border Stand Promotes Migrants’ Safety, Experts Say
‘We Want People to Come Here Legally’: Texas’s Border Stand Promotes Migrants’ Safety, Experts Say
January 26, 2024

Approximately 10 million illegal immigrants, which is larger than the individual populations of 41 states, have crossed the southern border under the Biden administration. In September, to the irritation of Democrats, Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) declared the mass migration "an invasion as defined by the U.S. Constitution." He added that each state has a right to secure their own borders, and "Congress must recognize" that. And Marshall is not alone in his sentiments.

News  Congressman: Pro-Life Republicans Should ‘Never Run’ from ‘Love and Compassion’
Congressman: Pro-Life Republicans Should ‘Never Run’ from ‘Love and Compassion’
January 26, 2024

In the opening seconds of President Joe Biden's first reelection campaign video, the third image that appears (after two shots of the January 6 riot) is a woman holding a sign that reads "Abortion Is Healthcare" in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The video serves as a template for what appears to be the Biden campaign's two-pronged reelection strategy: to paint Republicans as "extremists" and to characterize abortion as a matter of "personal freedom."

Commentary Language Matters, and So Does the Way Pro-Lifers Talk about Life
Language Matters, and So Does the Way Pro-Lifers Talk about Life
January 25, 2024

"Republicans can't outrun abortion," wrote The Intelligencer's Sarah Jones. She went on to state that those who are pro-life are of "a party that shows no mercy." Apparently, pro-lifers "like to play language games" in order to "obscure facts," which, according to Jones, has "unleashed great suffering" for women. Especially since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Commentary 7 Reasons Why Border-Ukraine Negotiations Are Unlikely to Succeed
7 Reasons Why Border-Ukraine Negotiations Are Unlikely to Succeed
January 25, 2024

It was a good idea, but it probably won't work out. Last year, Republicans offered to go along with another funding package for Ukraine, if Democrats would go along with commonsense measures to secure our own southern border. As House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said last month, "I don't think it's a radical proposition to say that if we're going to have a national security supplemental package, it ought to begin with our own national security."

News Oregon Lawmakers Backtrack on Drug Decriminalization after Overdoses Skyrocket
Oregon Lawmakers Backtrack on Drug Decriminalization after Overdoses Skyrocket
January 25, 2024

In 2020, a referendum known as Measure 110 passed in Oregon, which essentially decriminalized the possession of user amounts of hard drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone, and others. But after an explosive rise in overdoses and drug use occurred in the aftermath of the measure's passage, state lawmakers are now considering a partial rollback of the law to try and stem the tide of carnage.

News ‘Stand with Texas’: Governors Back Lone Star State’s Self-Defense on Border
‘Stand with Texas’: Governors Back Lone Star State’s Self-Defense on Border
January 25, 2024

The governor of Texas is declaring his state has a right to self-defense against the "invasion" of unimpeded illegal immigration, and other red state governors are standing in solidarity. On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued a statement on the state's constitutional right to self-defense in light of the Biden administration's persistent negligence in securing the border. "The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States," Abbott wrote. "The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them."

News CVS Hit with Second Lawsuit for Terminating Employee over Religious Beliefs
CVS Hit with Second Lawsuit for Terminating Employee over Religious Beliefs
January 25, 2024

Gudrun "Gunna" Kristofersdottir is a Florida-based nurse practitioner who works at the CVS MinuteClinic. Or rather, who used to work there. Due to her deeply held Catholic beliefs, Kristofersdottir refused to provide contraceptives as a CVS employee, and she was able to do so through an approved religious exemption in previous years. However, CVS changed its policy in 2021 stating that it no longer grants "exemptions from ... essential MinuteClinic functions." As such, Kristofersdottir was terminated.

News Ohio Becomes 23rd State to Protect Minors from the Transgender Industry
Ohio Becomes 23rd State to Protect Minors from the Transgender Industry
January 25, 2024

The bellwether state of Ohio has become the 23rd state to protect children from transgender injections and surgeries, and the 24th to safeguard fairness and privacy in women's sports, as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to override the Republican governor's veto. Yet Democratic opponents claimed Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ would have supported transgender surgeries for kids, a transgender activist changed the words of a Christian hymn to support transgender surgeries, and liberals likened withholding cross-sex hormones from children to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Commentary  Biden: Second-Place Candidate Is ‘Real Governor’ of Virginia
Biden: Second-Place Candidate Is ‘Real Governor’ of Virginia
January 24, 2024

"Today, I make this sacred pledge to you. The defense, protection, and preservation of American democracy will remain, as it has been, the central cause of my presidency." So said President Joe Biden during a January 5 speech at Valley Forge. That "sacred pledge" lasted about two-and-a-half weeks. At a January 23 abortion rally in Manassas, Va., Biden began, "Hello, Virginia! And the real governor, Terry McAuliffe." Thus, the self-styled defender of democracy indulged in pointless election-denialism - over an election whose results were never significantly challenged.

News Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion Would Be a Pro-Life Victory, Say Experts
Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion Would Be a Pro-Life Victory, Say Experts
January 24, 2024

In a rare show of bipartisanship, a bill that would expand the child tax credit (CTC) for low-income families easily passed through the House Ways and Means Committee last Friday by a 40-3 margin, moving it one step closer to a vote on the House floor. Experts say the bill will give a substantial financial boost to parents with multiple kids at a time when the cost of raising a family has risen significantly due to persistent inflation.

Commentary From the Jaws of a Shark to the Jaws of the Left: Bethany Hamilton Fights the Mob
From the Jaws of a Shark to the Jaws of the Left: Bethany Hamilton Fights the Mob
January 24, 2024

Bethany Hamilton survived a shark attack - I sincerely doubt the Left can scare her. But that doesn't mean they won't try. Ever since last year, when the beloved pro surfer took a stand for girls' sports, she's been in the bullseye of the trans mob. Now, months away from a speaking gig at an organization for underserved girls, the woman at the center of one of the most inspiring true life stories of our time, is the target of a national LGBT boycott. Good luck trying to intimidate her. The Bethany we know is probably thinking, "Guys, a shark bit my arm off, and I got back in the ocean. I'm not afraid of you."

Commentary WHO Seeks Partnership with Radical Pro-Abortion Group
WHO Seeks Partnership with Radical Pro-Abortion Group
January 24, 2024

The World Health Organization is considering partnering with a radical pro-abortion group in the United States. In a December 2023 executive board meeting, the secretariat of WHO proposed that the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) be admitted into official relations with the organization. Such a partnership includes collaboration between WHO and CRR on agreed objectives and activities for a three-year period to uphold WHO's mission to "contribute significantly to the advancement of public health."

News If Hamas Isn’t Defeated, ‘It’s Open Season on Israel,’ Experts Say
If Hamas Isn’t Defeated, ‘It’s Open Season on Israel,’ Experts Say
January 24, 2024

Since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas, there's been no shortage of pain and suffering. Thousands have died, many are still held hostage, and deadly conflict threatens to spread throughout the Middle East. Amid all the chaos, death, and destruction, many wonder: why keep fighting? Caroline Glick, a senior contributing editor at the Jewish News Syndicate and host of the "Carolyn Glick Show," has an answer.

Commentary Studies Show Professional Fact-Checking Is Subjective
Studies Show Professional Fact-Checking Is Subjective
January 24, 2024

Ask 10 professional fact-checkers to rate something as true or false, and get one, unanimous answer. That's what we assume will happen based on our understanding of the word "fact" and our understanding of the responsibilities of a person who "checks" them. That assumption is incorrect, according to a recently published study that found a "low level of agreement of professionals over what is misinformation." Fact-checkers sometimes enjoy a reputation as paragons of objectivity - but, based on the conduct of many fact-checkers, the opposite conclusion isn't all that surprising.

News Haley Refuses to Quit after Trump Claims N.H. Primary
Haley Refuses to Quit after Trump Claims N.H. Primary
January 24, 2024

Former president Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire primary, soaring towards a third consecutive Republican presidential nomination despite orchestrated opposition from both Democrats and the "Never Trump" wing of the GOP. On Tuesday night, Trump bested former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley by an 11-point margin, winning with 54.5% of the vote against Haley's 43.2%.

Commentary Tammy Nobles on the Border Crisis: ‘I Don’t Want Any Other Parent to Live the Nightmare I Am Living’
Tammy Nobles on the Border Crisis: ‘I Don’t Want Any Other Parent to Live the Nightmare I Am Living’
January 24, 2024

Last Thursday, two mothers spoke on Capitol Hill before the House Homeland Security Committee, sharing their heartbreaking stories about how they lost their daughters due to the actions of illegal immigrants - two criminals that, before 2021 when the Biden administration took over, most likely would have been stopped at the border and not allowed into the United States.

Commentary Looking for Reliable Election News and Resources in 2024? FRC Can Help
Looking for Reliable Election News and Resources in 2024? FRC Can Help
January 24, 2024

As the 2024 election approaches, many people are overwhelmed with a barrage of news, ads, soundbites, and social media posts. They want clear direction, asking, "Who can I trust, where can I get reliable information, and what can I do?" The following is a listing of helpful resources divided into two sections - those provided by FRC and those provided by FRC Action.

Commentary The 7 Most Outrageous Moments of the World Economic Forum 2024
The 7 Most Outrageous Moments of the World Economic Forum 2024
January 24, 2024

Although legacy media apologists insist the World Economic Forum (WEF) "has no authority to enforce" its mandates, the WEF claims it unites "the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." WEF's most recent conference left no doubt that the world should resist being shaped by the secular-progressive, globalist agenda on display, included taking part in a pagan ritual, advocating for a universal and biometric ID and a global tax, "public-private" government censorship of the internet, and reining in elected officials' ability to deliver for their voters.

Commentary GOP Leader Urges Party: ‘Stop Using the A-word and Start Talking about Life’
GOP Leader Urges Party: ‘Stop Using the A-word and Start Talking about Life’
January 23, 2024

The closer we get to November, the more high-profile Republicans are admitting it: Silence isn't selling on abortion. From RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to the head of the House's GOP fundraising arm, the cry to get off the sidelines on life is echoing off the walls of campaign headquarters. Lt. Governor Mark Robinson (R-N.C.) is the latest to join the chorus of conservatives, telling candidates to "stop being cowards and stand up for what you believe." But know this first: the problem is as much about how the GOP is messaging as whether they do.

Commentary Feds, Banks Colluded to Snoop on Religious, Gun-Owning Americans without Warrant
Feds, Banks Colluded to Snoop on Religious, Gun-Owning Americans without Warrant
January 23, 2024

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) "urged large financial institutions to comb through the private transactions of their customers for suspicious charges on the basis of protected political and religious expression," according to a letter by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in his capacity as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. A branch of the U.S. Treasury Department, FinCEN's job "is to ferret out money laundering, illegal activities," Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) said on "Washington Watch." "But there's a way to do that. It's called a search warrant."

Commentary Biden and Harris ‘Celebrate at the Altar of Abortion’ on the Anniversary of Roe
Biden and Harris ‘Celebrate at the Altar of Abortion’ on the Anniversary of Roe
January 23, 2024

Abortion has become Vice President Kamala Harris's and President Joe Biden's primary focus. On Monday, both Biden and Harris decried the end of Roe v. Wade in speech and action. As a kickoff to her abortion tour, Harris proclaimed "women across our nation are suffering" because they've been "robbed of a fundamental freedom."

News Fetterman Sides with GOP on Border Control
Fetterman Sides with GOP on Border Control
January 23, 2024

A well-known Democratic senator is breaking away from his party's position to side with Republicans on illegal immigration and border control. Appearing on CNN's "The Lead" on Friday, Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) quipped, "I honestly don't understand why it's controversial to say we need a secure border."

Commentary Feminism Is the Mother of Transgenderism
Feminism Is the Mother of Transgenderism
January 23, 2024

All evidence over the past two centuries leads to the conclusion that feminism has been a tragic misstep and an ugly wound in the history of Western civilizational thought. One of the most destructive consequences of feminism has been the still-unfolding and exponentially-worsening transgenderism crisis. This horrific ideology - now plaguing numerous Western nations and destroying the lives of countless men, women, and children - is a direct descendant of feminism, and it is fueled and fed by the feminism pervading every aspect of society.

Commentary The Tooth Fairy and Gender Dysphoria
The Tooth Fairy and Gender Dysphoria
January 23, 2024

Parents often concoct ways for their children to have fun growing up. Playing games such as the "Tooth Fairy" has been a tradition for many American children. The tooth fairy tradition is meant to be a harmless way for parents to engage in make-believe play with their growing children. But what happens when the lines of play become blurred with reality?

Commentary No, Really, Do Your Own Research
No, Really, Do Your Own Research
January 22, 2024

"Doing your own research is a good way to end up being wrong," insisted Washington Post analyst Philip Bump last week. Such a counterintuitive, even comical, claim cannot survive the close interrogation it richly deserves. The only reason for Bump and the Post to publish such a claim is that its implied application, outsourcing your own research to the mainstream media, enhances their own status.

News Over 10,000 Army Soldiers Were Promoted without Completing Required Military Training
Over 10,000 Army Soldiers Were Promoted without Completing Required Military Training
January 22, 2024

The Army's Select, Train, Educate and Promote policy (STEP) went into effect in 2016 and required "noncommissioned officers to complete professional military education training courses before they can be promoted." But to relieve stress during the pandemic, the Army set up a temporary promotion policy that allowed servicemen and women to be promoted without completing the required course and training. However, since this 2021 policy has been in place, 52,000 NCOs have been promoted, but 10,588 have yet to finish the required training. And the Army appears to be doing nothing about it.

News Ben Carson Warns Christians: ‘You’ll See the Attacks Ramp Up Significantly as the Election Approaches’
Ben Carson Warns Christians: ‘You’ll See the Attacks Ramp Up Significantly as the Election Approaches’
January 22, 2024

Few people have been a target of the legacy media like Dr. Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon and former member of the Trump cabinet. Late last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins sat down with the longtime conservative on "Washington Watch," and the two men discussed a number of topics, including how Dr. Carson handles the Left's hostility, what the country would look like if Joe Biden hadn't been elected, and how believers can help get America back on the right track. Here's what the former presidential candidate had to say.

News Male Claims Women’s Golf Title as Battle over Women’s Sports Grows
Male Claims Women’s Golf Title as Battle over Women’s Sports Grows
January 22, 2024

Last week, a male professional golfer who identifies as female was allowed to compete in a women's tournament and won the event. Hailey Davidson, a 30-year-old Scottish golfer who was born James Scott Davidson, came in first place at the NXXT Women's Classic in Orlando, Fla. The episode highlight's women's golf as the latest sport to allow biological males to compete, claim titles, and win prize money in women's events, despite growing public outrage.

Commentary Today, and Every Day, Pray for the Legal Protection of Every Unborn Child
Today, and Every Day, Pray for the Legal Protection of Every Unborn Child
January 22, 2024

January 22 marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that allowed abortionists to kill unborn children at any point during a mother's pregnancy. It is a day that forever changed America. Just as America's original sin, slavery, denied the personhood of human beings and stained our nation from its inception, so too has the unfettered murder of unborn children by abortionists.

News DeSantis Ends Campaign, Endorses Trump ahead of New Hampshire Caucuses
DeSantis Ends Campaign, Endorses Trump ahead of New Hampshire Caucuses
January 22, 2024

Florida's governor has dropped out of the Republican presidential primary and endorsed former President Donald Trump. On Sunday night, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) announced that he was suspending his 2024 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Commentary For Christians, Abortion Cannot Just Be a Political Issue
For Christians, Abortion Cannot Just Be a Political Issue
January 22, 2024

On January 22, 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in January as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This past weekend marked the 40th anniversary of this significant day, when we celebrate human life, especially the lives of the unborn.

Commentary WPATH Lost Over 60% of Its Members. A Look at 2023 Could Explain Why.
WPATH Lost Over 60% of Its Members. A Look at 2023 Could Explain Why.
January 22, 2024

In January of 2023, WPATH had 4,119 global members. Within a year, however, membership dropped more than 60%, with only 1,590 members remaining as of January 2024. U.S. membership alone, which constitutes as 78% of the global membership, dropped from 3,104 to 1,234. "The future for gender affirming healthcare at a global level now looks rather uncertain," wrote Peter Jenkins, a member of Thoughtful Therapists.

News Activist Urges Congress to Confront China’s Transnational Repression
Activist Urges Congress to Confront China’s Transnational Repression
January 21, 2024

During testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday, a religious freedom expert on China revealed the extent of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) efforts to engage in transnational repression and espionage by targeting dissidents and religious freedom advocates in other countries.

Commentary The Bible Calls Us to Pursue Both Holiness and Love, Not One or the Other
The Bible Calls Us to Pursue Both Holiness and Love, Not One or the Other
January 20, 2024

The concept of "religion vs. relationship" is something we bring up in evangelism all the time. It's meant to emphasize that one can be religious without ever developing a real relationship with God, which is very important to share with an unbeliever. However, I believe it's just as important to remind the believer of this exact same truth.

Commentary A People of the News: Evangelicals, Politics, and the Media
A People of the News: Evangelicals, Politics, and the Media
January 20, 2024

It's that time again. The time when evangelical Christians are all over the news for all the wrong reasons. No, it's not due to scandal (although evangelicals have sadly had their fair share), but it's also not it because they possess a life changing message about God, reality, and the human condition. For the mainstream media, evangelicals during this period are seen through only one lens: politics. They're a voting bloc - and for many in the public eye, they have absolutely no right to be.

Commentary The 51st Annual March for Life: ‘Every Person has Inestimable Dignity and Value’
The 51st Annual March for Life: ‘Every Person has Inestimable Dignity and Value’
January 19, 2024

As I walked through the snowy streets of Washington D.C. this morning, each step brought me closer to where thousands gathered for the 51st annual March for Life. And the closer I got, the louder the songs, cheers, and laughter became. This march wasn't just a gathering, but a beacon of light shining in a desperate and dark world.

Commentary WHO’s Altar to an Unknown Pathogen
WHO’s Altar to an Unknown Pathogen
January 19, 2024

This week, global elites are discussing the potential danger of a future pandemic at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. There, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led a panel on "Preparing for Disease X," an objective WHO now pursues with religious zeal. Despite a pattern of new pandemics sweeping the globe approximately once a century, WHO insists on nations and individuals giving up their sovereignty and freedoms now.

Commentary New NCAA Boss Shrugs Off Outrage over Girls’ Sports in House Hearing
New NCAA Boss Shrugs Off Outrage over Girls’ Sports in House Hearing
January 19, 2024

For someone who's been on the job for 10 months, NCAA President Charlie Baker certainly doesn't seem to have a grasp of the important issues. While the biggest battle in modern sports boils over on campuses across the country, the former Massachusetts governor was shockingly blithe about the threat to girls' teams and privacy in his latest trip to Congress.

Commentary Congress Narrowly Escapes the Snow and Budget Storms
Congress Narrowly Escapes the Snow and Budget Storms
January 19, 2024

With a wintry mix headed toward Washington, Congress decided to plow through something else Thursday: its differences on the federal budget. Before the first flakes fell in D.C., the House and Senate raced to avert a shutdown - passing a temporary spending bill to keep the government's lights on for six more weeks. While the move buys the two chambers until early March on appropriations, it certainly wasn't the solution everyone wanted. But, as one congressman pointed out, it's better than the alternative: a rushed and bloated omnibus.

Commentary Praying for Life
Praying for Life
January 19, 2024

For those of us in the pro-life movement, January 22, 1973, will always be a day of great sadness, but we do not mourn as those without hope. We know that God hears our prayers, and in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization¸ decided on June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court reversed its terrible decision to allow abortion - calling legalized killing of the unborn "egregiously wrong," and once again giving Americans the opportunity to protect the innocent among us. Our rejoicing continues, but a sad realization sets in: the fight for life is far from over.

Commentary China Bioengineers Deadlier Coronavirus
China Bioengineers Deadlier Coronavirus
January 18, 2024

Researchers associated with the Chinese military have bioengineered a COVID-related coronavirus (GX_P2V) that "can cause 100% mortality" in lab mice modified with human DNA, according to a "preprint" - a not-yet-reviewed paper - posted online on January 4. The development "is sure to remind many of the Wuhan lab incident," Family Research Council President Tony Perkins warned on "Washington Watch," as the Chinese research team underscored the "spillover risk of GX_P2V into humans."

News With Asylum Backlog Reaching 3 Million, Biden and Johnson Meet to Discuss Border Crisis
With Asylum Backlog Reaching 3 Million, Biden and Johnson Meet to Discuss Border Crisis
January 18, 2024

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden signaled openness to making "significant change on the border" during a White House meeting with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). The news comes as reports surfaced that an unprecedented three million asylum cases are currently backlogged in U.S. immigration courts due to Biden's porous border policies.

News NBC Censors NFL Rookie Who Praised Jesus Christ in Postgame Interview after Victory
NBC Censors NFL Rookie Who Praised Jesus Christ in Postgame Interview after Victory
January 18, 2024

After Saturday's historic win, Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud wanted to make sure God got the glory first. The NFL's Rookie of the Year finalist led the team to victory and was immediately interviewed by NBC to talk about the team's trip to the playoffs. "First and foremost," Stroud said, "I just want to give all glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Commentary 4 Ways Republicans Should Talk about Life in 2024
4 Ways Republicans Should Talk about Life in 2024
January 18, 2024

As the March for Life approaches, political pundits are recommending Republicans leave the unborn to speak for themselves. Even "pro-lifers" have argued that if Republicans want to win the 2024 election, they must "find a middle ground" on the life issue. Sadly, this path has already failed. Here are four ways Republicans can chart a different course in 2024.

News Poll Reveals Most Young Voters Want Limits on Abortion
Poll Reveals Most Young Voters Want Limits on Abortion
January 18, 2024

According to a poll conducted by YouGov and Students for Life of America (SFLA), 65% of voters aged 18 to 42 supported some limits on abortion, and 54% believe human rights should start in the womb. Additionally, 75% "supported restrictions at or before viability, up 10% from 2023."

Commentary Feds Tell Texas to Stop Securing the Border, Wrongly Blame Them for Migrant Deaths
Feds Tell Texas to Stop Securing the Border, Wrongly Blame Them for Migrant Deaths
January 17, 2024

"The U.S. Constitution tasks the federal government with regulating immigration ... and securing the Nation's borders," a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) in a January 14 letter, giving Texas until Wednesday to cease-and-desist its latest and boldest attempt to secure the border by shutting federal agents out of an illegal crossing hotspot in Eagle Pass, Texas. In other words, Texas is doing for them the job the Biden administration refuses to do, and the Biden administration is threatening another lawsuit over it.

Commentary Double Standard of Justice Could ‘Crumble the Entire System’: Former FBI Agent
Double Standard of Justice Could ‘Crumble the Entire System’: Former FBI Agent
January 17, 2024

If the election is a choice between democracy and chaos (as Joe Biden insists), then the president isn't making a very compelling case. The man who claims his biggest competition is "sowing lawlessness and disorder" didn't have to look very far to find it at his own gates. And yet, unlike 1,100 Americans caught up in the Justice Department's January 6 crackdown, this mob faced no consequences.

News  As Taiwan Reaffirms Independence, Biden’s Weakness Emboldens China, Experts Say
As Taiwan Reaffirms Independence, Biden’s Weakness Emboldens China, Experts Say
January 17, 2024

On Saturday, current vice president and independence advocate Lai Ching-te (also known as William Lai) was elected the next president of Taiwan, winning over 40% of the popular vote. The election drew a series of strong rebukes from China, as experts noted that Lai's victory signaled the continued resolve of the Taiwanese people to maintain their independence from the increasingly hostile communist regime.

News Christian Teachers Reinstated as Lawsuit over Transgender Policy Continues
Christian Teachers Reinstated as Lawsuit over Transgender Policy Continues
January 17, 2024

Two Christian teachers, Lori Ann West and Elizabeth Mirabelli, were placed on administrative leave in May of 2023 for their opposition to Rincon Middle School's transgender policies. The teachers were represented by the Thomas More Society in a lawsuit against district administrators and the California Board of Education.

Commentary ‘Break It Down’: No Consequences for Pro-Terrorism Protestors Assaulting White House
‘Break It Down’: No Consequences for Pro-Terrorism Protestors Assaulting White House
January 16, 2024

Ten weeks ago, I wrote of a November 4 protest at the White House in which a pro-Hamas mob "cursed the U.S. president, waved the flag of a foreign adversary, and endeavored to breach the White House compound." No one was held accountable for that vile display of hate and anti-Semitism, even from the president ostensibly committed to the extermination of these evils. So, in the least surprising development ever, the pro-terrorism protest happened again this Saturday, only bigger and bolder - and again with no consequences.

Commentary A Biblical Worldview on Elections: Our Political Engagement Should Glorify God
A Biblical Worldview on Elections: Our Political Engagement Should Glorify God
January 16, 2024

As I read through, I found that C.S. Lewis's "Screwtape Letters" touched on several ways the enemy attacks believers that are heavily relevant today. For instance, Screwtape said to Wormwood, "Certainly we do not want men to allow their Christianity to flow over into their political life." Naturally, as a Christian whose career is quite literally to have her Christianity flow into her political life (and to encourage others to do the same), this single line stood out to me. A lot.

Commentary The Growing Ignorance of the Benefits of Marriage - and Why It’s Dangerous
The Growing Ignorance of the Benefits of Marriage - and Why It’s Dangerous
January 16, 2024

A large percentage of Americans don't know or outright disagree that marriage builds stronger families and is linked to better well-being for children, according to the annual American Family Survey. This is despite the fact that such benefits have been proven time and again. These attitudes may be due in part to nearly half of all U.S. children today spending at least part of their childhood in a non-intact family.

Commentary How Is the ‘T’ Different in ‘LGBT’?
How Is the ‘T’ Different in ‘LGBT’?
January 16, 2024

When considering the LGBT alphabet, I'm sure a lot comes to mind. On this, there are many factors to consider. First, as believers, we need to know what God's Word says to accurately convey it in the public square. Second, as believers, we need to know what God's Word says to appropriately behave in a way that serves as a witness to Christ, even amid the chaos of the public square.

Commentary The Most High Rules - Whoever Wins in November
The Most High Rules - Whoever Wins in November
January 16, 2024

The Founders of our country were often at odds about what kind of nation they were forming. In the summer of 1787, as the Constitutional Convention wore on and contention grew, Benjamin Franklin rose and said this to his colleagues: "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"

News Trump Dominates in Iowa Caucuses
Trump Dominates in Iowa Caucuses
January 16, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has won the Hawkeye State's GOP caucuses in a landslide. On Monday night, Trump won 98 of 99 counties in Iowa, tying with Nikki Haley in Johnson County, each with 35.5% of the vote. Both the Associated Press and CNN called the caucuses for Trump within 30 minutes of votes being counted.

News Circuit Court Allows Alabama to Enforce Law Protecting Minors from Gender Transitions
Circuit Court Allows Alabama to Enforce Law Protecting Minors from Gender Transitions
January 15, 2024

Alabama may resume enforcement of a law protecting minors from the harmful effects of gender transition procedures, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in a brief order Thursday. The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection (VCAP) Act has been blocked in federal court since May 2022 amid an unusually eventful 18 months of legal pinball and faces a hearing by the full 11th Circuit later this year. "It's been a long, hard road," Becky Gerritson, executive director of the Eagle Forum of Alabama (EFA), said on "Washington Watch."

Commentary GOP Experts Warn Candidates to Stop Treating Abortion ‘Like a Hot Stove’ They Won’t Touch
GOP Experts Warn Candidates to Stop Treating Abortion ‘Like a Hot Stove’ They Won’t Touch
January 15, 2024

Nobody likes a wimp - and on the issue of abortion, the Republican Party has plenty of them. After the Dobbs ruling put the issue back in legislators' hands, a shocking number of GOP candidates spent the 2022 and 2023 elections cowering in the collective corner, hoping voters would take their silence as confirmation that they had a reasonable position on life (despite the Democrats' 24/7 ads to the contrary). Now, staring down a high-stakes November where this issue has the potential to upend all of the GOP's momentum, more voices are urging the party to get off the sidelines and fight.

Commentary ‘God Made Trump’ Appeals to a Christian Nationalism Foreign to the Bible
‘God Made Trump’ Appeals to a Christian Nationalism Foreign to the Bible
January 15, 2024

After months of campaigning, debating, and politicking, the 2024 election is officially underway. While political pundits and prognosticators focus their analysis of the Iowa caucus on which of the Republican candidates - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, and Vivek Ramaswamy - can sustain their campaigns into the New Hampshire primary, a widely distributed viral video (and one campaign's embrace of its messaging) provides an opportunity for thoughtful Christian reflection about the interplay between politics and faith.

News Nikki Haley Waffles on Transgenderism
Nikki Haley Waffles on Transgenderism
January 15, 2024

A Republican presidential contender appeared to signal support for portions of the transgender agenda. According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley dodged a question on gender transition procedures on Sunday, but affirmed that "people can live any way they want..."

News Nations Must Provide ‘an Uninterrupted Supply of’ Trans Hormones and Surgeries: WHO Guidelines Drafter
Nations Must Provide ‘an Uninterrupted Supply of’ Trans Hormones and Surgeries: WHO Guidelines Drafter
January 15, 2024

The team drawing up guidelines for how doctors around the world should view transgender injections and surgeries consists of numerous radical transgender activists, an author who popularizes the term "genderf*ck" in a forthcoming book of "academic smut," and someone who advised the United Nations that countries should provide an "uninterrupted supply of ... medical [hormone therapy] and gender-affirmative surgeries for trans people." Many of the "experts" have no medical expertise, and the majority of those with any medical experience belong to a group that advocates transgender surgeries and medical interventions for children as young as 10.

News Harvard Hosts Summer Program with Hamas-Affiliated University
Harvard Hosts Summer Program with Hamas-Affiliated University
January 15, 2024

Birzeit University is a Palestinian school in the West Bank that considers itself a "thorn in the side of the occupation." Only three days after the terrorist group Hamas brutally attacked Israel, the university posted on X that the attack was due to the "numerous assaults of the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians, especially against its educational institutions." The post also called for the "glory for martyrs."

Commentary Artsakh: The Final Days of a Christian Community
Artsakh: The Final Days of a Christian Community
January 15, 2024

Today, more than 100,000 Armenian refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh are struggling to begin new lives in Armenia. Their hopes for returning to their earlier lives in Artsakh are fading, while their struggle to restart their lives is a daunting challenge. Although their plight is not widely reported in the United States, these Christian believers deserve our concern and our prayers.

Commentary The Decay of Havana as Poetic Justice
The Decay of Havana as Poetic Justice
January 14, 2024

The decay of Havana is, in part, the result of robbery. Almost no one lives in a house that their family built. Instead, they live under roofs stolen from their legitimate owners by the revolutionaries.

Commentary Spending Time with God Shouldn’t be a To-Do List: The Importance of Slowing Down
Spending Time with God Shouldn’t be a To-Do List: The Importance of Slowing Down
January 14, 2024

Moving back to America was a major culture shock. Among several differences, what mostly stood out was the fast-paced nature of American society. I'm not here to dissect the interworking's of this country nor the different governments we're dealing with. Simply, I'm here to say it was hard to adapt. I noticed how common it was to have a full schedule with little flexibility, as if the general default was go, go, go!

Commentary Airlines Prioritize Wokeness Over Safety: But at What Cost?
Airlines Prioritize Wokeness Over Safety: But at What Cost?
January 13, 2024

"To an incredibly dangerous extent," wrote Daily Wire host Matt Walsh, "The airline industry is in the process of actively making itself less competent and reliable." But why? It's simple. The airline industry is prioritizing wokeness - in the name of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) - over safety and qualified personnel.

News ‘Derelict’: Lawmakers Demand Mayorkas’s Impeachment as Border Crisis Deepens
‘Derelict’: Lawmakers Demand Mayorkas’s Impeachment as Border Crisis Deepens
January 12, 2024

On Thursday, the crisis on America's southern border entered unprecedented waters as the Texas National Guard seized control of a key migrant processing center in Eagle Pass, blocking Border Patrol from entering the area. The move highlighted the urgency of a spiraling catastrophe that lawmakers say must be dealt with vigorously, including impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Commentary PERKINS: Memo to Democrats - Lawlessness Started Long Before January 6
PERKINS: Memo to Democrats - Lawlessness Started Long Before January 6
January 12, 2024

With nothing but three years of failure to campaign on, President Biden has made it clear that he intends to use January 6 as the theme of his reelection bid. The first evidence of that was his speech in Charleston on Monday, when he told the audience, "Let me say what others cannot: We must reject political violence in America. Always. Not sometimes - always." Conservatives agree - we just didn't wait until January 6 to say so.

Commentary What to Think about Speaker Johnson’s Spending Deal
What to Think about Speaker Johnson’s Spending Deal
January 12, 2024

After a week of angry outbursts and threats, cooler heads may have prevailed in Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) Thursday meeting with Republicans. That would be a relief, considering that the first few days of 2024 haven't exactly been a joyride for the Louisianan, who's struggling to find a sweet spot on government spending that wins over his insatiable, wafer-thin majority. It's a painful exercise in the challenges of the job, which only seems to be getting more difficult with the unrealistic expectations of his party.

Commentary The Advent of Anti-Woke Comedy
The Advent of Anti-Woke Comedy
January 12, 2024

Much of the entertainment industry is failing; the film industry has grown stagnant, relying on unoriginal franchises jam-packed with digital effects, television shows are cancelled the second their ratings dip, and even the music industry is beginning to find itself with a bored consumer base. But comedy is burgeoning, and anti-woke humor is leading the boom.

Commentary Dear Christian, Greed Is a Slippery Slope That Has Nothing to Do with God
Dear Christian, Greed Is a Slippery Slope That Has Nothing to Do with God
January 11, 2024

The first thing to be said about greed is that it's not from God. The second thing to be said about greed is that it's entirely inconsistent with the desire for the truth of God. And the third thing to be said about greed is that it's a tremendously dangerous trap for the Christian to fall into.

News Number of Children Living with Two Parents Increasing, Data Shows
Number of Children Living with Two Parents Increasing, Data Shows
January 11, 2024

Newly published data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the proportion of American children living in two-parent families increased to 71.1% in 2023, continuing a slight upward trajectory since 2015. The numbers appear to contradict a popular narrative in the mainstream media that American society no longer aspires to establish households with a mother and father to parent children.

Commentary He Blew the Whistle. Now the Feds Are Punishing Him for It.
He Blew the Whistle. Now the Feds Are Punishing Him for It.
January 11, 2024

Eight months after anonymously blowing the whistle on Texas Children's Hospital's (TCH) transgender program, a surgeon has gone public with a tale of relentless persecution by the Biden administration. Dr. Eithan Haim would have preferred to remain anonymous, but he said the Biden administration's "blatant attempt at political intimidation" forced him to go public, after a federal criminal investigation buried him and his wife in $250,000 of legal fees without ever filing charges.

News Is the War in Israel Spreading throughout the Middle East?
Is the War in Israel Spreading throughout the Middle East?
January 11, 2024

Since the day it began, the war between Israel and Hamas has resulted in almost nothing but significant tragedy. Thousands in Israel and Gaza have become victims of a violent war, and the death toll continues to rise. Additionally, the terrorist group wreaking havoc in the Middle East is not only a threat to Israel, but to any of Israel's allies. And in recent development, experts are warning that the Israel-Hamas conflict could trigger a broader war throughout the Middle East.

News Biden Reelection Campaign Makes Abortion ‘Front and Center’
Biden Reelection Campaign Makes Abortion ‘Front and Center’
January 11, 2024

If President Biden wins reelection, his top priority on Day One would be codifying abortion protections in federal law, his deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Host Kristen Welker asked, "What would on day one President Biden's top priority be?" Fulks responded, "First of all, Roe. The president has been adamant that we need to restore Roe. It is unfathomable that women today wake up in a country with less rights than their ancestors had years ago."

News ‘Thank You for Your Prayers’: Ohio House Overrides DeWine’s Veto of SAFE Act
‘Thank You for Your Prayers’: Ohio House Overrides DeWine’s Veto of SAFE Act
January 10, 2024

The state of Ohio has taken the first step to overturn the Republican governor's veto of a bill that protects children from permanently harmful transgender procedures and assures privacy and fairness for female athletes. Conservatives praised the action, while Democratic opponents accused its supermajority of promoting "a political, hateful agenda" due to "money given by radical Christian groups." One Democrat screamed, "You are literally killing our children!"

News Montgomery County Incurs Massive Legal Bills Defending Anti-Parent LGBT Curriculum
Montgomery County Incurs Massive Legal Bills Defending Anti-Parent LGBT Curriculum
January 10, 2024

A wealthy D.C. suburb has incurred a massive legal bill in defense of a policy that mandates curriculum-wide LGBT indoctrination, without a parental opt-out option. In December, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) acknowledged its legal fees for July and August (apparently reported on a 90-day delay) were 549% higher than the same period last year "due to substantial litigation on two separate matters pending in Federal Court." The school district's top legal expense went to defending its mandatory pro-LGBT curriculum against parents who wanted an opt-out option.

News Students Forced to Learn Online to Make Room for Thousands of Migrants in Schools
Students Forced to Learn Online to Make Room for Thousands of Migrants in Schools
January 10, 2024

For months, America has faced the devastating consequences of the Biden administrations actions (or lack thereof, many argue.) With the southern border wide open, millions of illegal immigrants have made their way - and continue to make their way - into the United States. As a result, authorities across the nation are actively engaged in the dilemma of where to put them.

Commentary Evangelical Self-Reflection and the Danger of Contempt
Evangelical Self-Reflection and the Danger of Contempt
January 10, 2024

In late December, my friend Andrew Walker wrote an important op-ed titled, "Can Evangelical Journalists Say Anything Good about Evangelicals?" In it, he raised what I believe is a serious issue: The virtual cottage industry some prominent evangelical writers have made in attacking, relentlessly, the real and perceived deficiencies of our faith community. Sadly, those Andrew challenged have pushed back, hard.

Commentary Of Her 4 Abortions, Nothing Scarred Kelly Like the Chemical One
Of Her 4 Abortions, Nothing Scarred Kelly Like the Chemical One
January 9, 2024

She wasn't even old enough to drive when she had her first abortion. At the tender age of 15, Kelly - like so many girls - was haunted by the surgery. So by 19, when she found herself in the same situation, pregnant with a child she didn't want, she decided to try something else: chemical abortion. She thought it would be "easier, less traumatic," but it wasn't. Instead, she says, "it was one of the most horrific experiences of my life."

News Despite 52,000 Deaths, Biden’s State Dept. Leaves Nigeria Off Religious Freedom Watch List for 3rd Year
Despite 52,000 Deaths, Biden’s State Dept. Leaves Nigeria Off Religious Freedom Watch List for 3rd Year
January 9, 2024

For the third consecutive year, the Biden administration's Department of State has left Nigeria off of its list of "Countries of Particular Concern," a list that catalogues the countries around the world that have perpetrated or tolerated "particularly severe violations of religious freedom." The move comes despite the fact that Nigeria leads the world in the number of Christians that have been killed for publicly practicing their faith.

Commentary The Purge Revisited, History Revised
The Purge Revisited, History Revised
January 9, 2024

The Biden regime's National Parks Service (NPS) hurriedly withdrew plans Monday night to remove a statue of William Penn from the state which bears the man's name. The NPS claimed the plans were "released prematurely and had not been subject to a complete internal agency review," after it was announced on Friday that the NPS would "rehabilitate" Philadelphia's Welcome Park "to provide a more welcoming, accurate, and inclusive experience for visitors."

News Congressman: Border Chaos ‘Is Ripping Apart America Right Now’
Congressman: Border Chaos ‘Is Ripping Apart America Right Now’
January 9, 2024

One of the many obstacles to solving the southern border crisis is the lack of cooperation from the Democrats, according to Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.). In December, Marshall, who serves on four Senate committees, discussed on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" how the president's party had been focused on Ukraine funding rather than the border, putting progress at a complete standstill. However, as the threat to the southern border continues to swell, more Democrats are changing their stance on the issue.

Commentary Did Lloyd Austin’s Unannounced Absence Jeopardize Military Readiness?
Did Lloyd Austin’s Unannounced Absence Jeopardize Military Readiness?
January 9, 2024

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spent days in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Walter Reed Medical Center, and nobody knew. "The President has full trust and confidence in Secretary Austin," a spokesman said Monday. But the Biden administration's efforts to defend Austin contradict the logic of its recent attacks on Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) regarding his hold on military promotions over the Pentagon's illegal policy to use taxpayer dollars for abortion-related travel.

News Fact-Checking 4 Biden Claims in Valley Forge Speech
Fact-Checking 4 Biden Claims in Valley Forge Speech
January 9, 2024

President Joe Biden on Friday accused Donald Trump, his predecessor, and the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, of wanting to be a dictator. Biden spoke at a community college about 15 miles east of Valley Forge, a historical site in the battleground state of Pennsylvania that Trump won in 2016 but lost in 2020 to Biden. Here's a look at the accuracy of some of Biden's stronger assertions in his speech Friday, billed as the first event of his reelection campaign in the new year.

News Conservative Jeff Landry Inaugurated as Louisiana’s 57th Governor
Conservative Jeff Landry Inaugurated as Louisiana’s 57th Governor
January 9, 2024

The Bayou State has a new governor - a stalwart conservative Christian dedicated to faith, family, and freedom. On Sunday, former Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) was sworn in as the state's 57th governor, succeeding Democrat John Bel Edwards. Landry was elected governor in an October primary election, winning with 52% of the vote and averting a runoff election.

Commentary Biden Obsesses over January 6 as Military Extremism Study Comes up Empty
Biden Obsesses over January 6 as Military Extremism Study Comes up Empty
January 8, 2024

With a family-pummeling economy, the worst border crisis on record, a new war in the Middle East, and ongoing protests openly endorsing genocide against Jews, this weekend President Joe Biden decided to spend his time commemorating the third anniversary of the January 6 capitol riot with a major speech. In President Biden's analysis, the embarrassing incident deserves to be remembered as a quasi-holiday on the order of 9/11 or the attack on Pearl Harbor, but a recent report commissioned by his own administration undercuts his chosen narrative.

Commentary Defense Sec. Austin’s Vanishing Trick Stuns and Vexes Both Sides
Defense Sec. Austin’s Vanishing Trick Stuns and Vexes Both Sides
January 8, 2024

When people criticize the Biden administration's lack of leadership, they usually don't mean it literally. But Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's decision to keep his days-long hospitalization a secret from everyone (including the president) has rocked the D.C. establishment. Not since the Supreme Court leaker - a mystery that remains unsolved - has the political world been so stunned by a breach of protocol. What possible "elective surgery" could have made the chief of America's military operations AWOL at such a critical time? And why on earth wouldn't he tell his team?

News Over 80% of Dems Want Trump Removed from the 2024 Ballot
Over 80% of Dems Want Trump Removed from the 2024 Ballot
January 8, 2024

The startling results of a new poll have revealed that over 80% of Democrats believe that former President Donald Trump should be removed from 2024 presidential ballots. The poll comes despite the fact that Trump has not been formally charged with, much less convicted of, a crime that would constitutionally disqualify the leading Republican presidential contender from running.

News Pro-Life Coffee Company Raises Nearly $300K to Support Pregnancy Resource Centers
Pro-Life Coffee Company Raises Nearly $300K to Support Pregnancy Resource Centers
January 8, 2024

Founded in 2021, Seven Weeks Coffee is named after the stage in a woman's pregnancy when her unborn child is the size of a coffee bean. The company supports the mission of pro-life pregnancy centers, which provide free resources and counseling services to pregnant women and families by donating 10% of its earnings from coffee sales to them.

Commentary Claudine Gay Makes Us Ask, What Is an Education For?
Claudine Gay Makes Us Ask, What Is an Education For?
January 8, 2024

Claudine Gay has resigned as president of Harvard. Her defenders are claiming that opposition to her continued leadership of that institution is grounded in racism or the threat to the historic prominence of European-descended persons in positions of power. So she herself claims in a defiant op-ed in The New York Times.

Commentary Simeon Is an Example of Faith, Trust, and Patience We Can All Learn From
Simeon Is an Example of Faith, Trust, and Patience We Can All Learn From
January 7, 2024

How often is our faith tested by waiting? We wait to find a partner, get married, or have a baby. We wait for a job or a raise. Over the course of our lives, we spend a lot of time waiting in various contexts and for various amounts of time. Some waiting periods are only a few minutes, while others spend years or their whole lives just simply waiting.

Commentary How Do We Test for Truth?
How Do We Test for Truth?
January 6, 2024

The battle for truth is, ultimately, a spiritual issue. We rationalize dishonesty even as we assuage our guilt with beliefs that soothe without saving. From "You be you" to "Truth is what you feel," we're awash in competing claims about God, meaning, and inner peace. Truth claims, including the assertion that there is no truth, call out like the seductive woman of Proverbs 5. Her lips "drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil," Solomon tells us, "but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword." So with the falsehoods swirling throughout our culture - appealing, calming, and deadly.

News Ohio Lawmakers Set Date to Override DeWine’s Veto of Child Protections
Ohio Lawmakers Set Date to Override DeWine’s Veto of Child Protections
January 5, 2024

Ohio will not permit the transgender industry to carry out surgeries on children under the age of 18 under the terms of a new executive order announced Friday morning. Yet even as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) announced a series of regulations on transgender procedures, lawmakers revealed the date they plan to override his veto of a bill that would have codified even more child protections into law.

News Vax Expert: ‘Accountability’ Needed to Restore Americans’ Trust in Public Health
Vax Expert: ‘Accountability’ Needed to Restore Americans’ Trust in Public Health
January 5, 2024

The bureaucrats responsible for bungling America's response to COVID-19 must be "brought to court and held accountable for their actions," Dr. Robert Malone argued Thursday on "Washington Watch." He emphasized the "need to rebuild public trust" before another public health crisis, which could be caused by the Biden administration's open border policies. "The only way this [restored public trust] is going to happen is through accountability," he said.

News Sympathy for J6 Protestors Growing amid Election Integrity Concerns
Sympathy for J6 Protestors Growing amid Election Integrity Concerns
January 5, 2024

Nearly half of Americans believe the U.S. Capitol protestors on January 6, 2021, had a point. According to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll, a combined total of 43% of registered voters agreed that Capitol protestors "had a point," with 37% of respondents adding that the protestors "went too far."

Commentary Insider Trading? Congressional Democrats Crush the S&P 500
Insider Trading? Congressional Democrats Crush the S&P 500
January 5, 2024

According to a recent study, the returns calculated by estimating current stocks held by congressional Democrats shows House Democrats yielded annual returns for 2023 of 31%, beating the S&P 500's returns of 24%.

News Trafficking, Terrorism, and Trauma: Speaker Johnson Describes What Republicans Saw at the Border
Trafficking, Terrorism, and Trauma: Speaker Johnson Describes What Republicans Saw at the Border
January 5, 2024

During their trip to the southern border, dozens of congressmen saw a spectacle of human traffickers, military-aged men from terrorist nations, and the "unconscionable" indifference of the Biden administration to the cries of its own citizens. They returned ready to use "every ounce" of their influence to protect the victims they saw, said Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.).

Commentary PERKINS: Chris Christie Goes Downstream from Courage
PERKINS: Chris Christie Goes Downstream from Courage
January 4, 2024

No one has ever accused Chris Christie of being a bastion of social conservatism. But when the former New Jersey governor announced last Thursday that he'd embraced same-sex marriage, the shift was noteworthy - not because of what it says about politicians, but what it reveals about the church.

Commentary Shadow-Editing and Plagiarism Go Hand-in-Hand in Service of Identity Politics
Shadow-Editing and Plagiarism Go Hand-in-Hand in Service of Identity Politics
January 4, 2024

After Harvard President Claudine Gay was forced to resign for copying other's words without attribution, the Associated Press was forced to edit its erroneous spin - which it did without acknowledging any error. Both lead in fields where truthfulness is essential, yet both displayed callous intellectual dishonesty. The reason why neither seems to care is that they are pursuing an incompatible agenda: Marxist usurpation.

News Leaders Discuss the Church’s Role Supporting Israel: ‘Now Is the Time to Speak Boldly the Word of God’
Leaders Discuss the Church’s Role Supporting Israel: ‘Now Is the Time to Speak Boldly the Word of God’
January 4, 2024

Israel's war against the Hamas terrorist group in the wake of its October 7 massacre has resulted in thousands of deaths, stirred much fear and controversy, and sent reverberations across the globe. Christians, in particular, may be wondering how everything happening relates to the church and our role as followers of Christ. To help answer those questions, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, gathered prominent leaders to provide insight on the matter Thursday afternoon.

News Israel’s Resolve Undeterred Despite Global Array of Attacks and Anti-Semitism
Israel’s Resolve Undeterred Despite Global Array of Attacks and Anti-Semitism
January 4, 2024

In the wake of news that a senior Hamas leader in a Hezbollah stronghold had been killed near Beirut on Tuesday, observers fear that the incident could spark an escalation in the conflict on Israel's northern border between the Jewish state and Hezbollah. But experts on the ground in Israel say the Jewish state remains resolute in its mission to eradicate Hamas following the terrorist group's October 7 massacre of hundreds of Israeli civilians.

News As Illegal Immigrants Stream across the Border, Health Concerns Rise
As Illegal Immigrants Stream across the Border, Health Concerns Rise
January 4, 2024

On Wednesday's episode of "Washington Watch," Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, said, "The Biden administration's border control disaster has turned every state into a border state, and we're now seeing the strain ... on local governments." As experts are warning, this strain now goes far beyond a shortage of housing and jobs for the thousands crossing the border. In a recent development, health concerns are also on the rise.

Commentary House GOP Raises the Stakes: ‘Shut the Border Down or Shut the Government Down’
House GOP Raises the Stakes: ‘Shut the Border Down or Shut the Government Down’
January 3, 2024

While the rest of Congress is soaking up the last few days of holiday recess, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) decided to cut his vacation short, opting instead to take 60 House Republicans on a detour to the southern border before Congress resumes next week. If the goal was to remind them what they're fighting for in the standoff on immigration with Joe Biden, it succeeded.

Commentary Ohio Children’s Hospital Targeted Evangelical Beliefs on Gender
Ohio Children’s Hospital Targeted Evangelical Beliefs on Gender
January 3, 2024

An Ohio children's hospital that carries out gender transition procedures on minors has specifically targeted evangelical views of gender, according to a May 2022 webinar reviewed by The Washington Stand. The director of the Living with Change Center at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), Lee Ann Conard, dismissed evangelical views on gender as incorrect and proceeded to denounce as harmful any counseling that does not pressure a minor to transition.

News Former NIH Head Admits to ‘Narrowminded’ Pandemic Response
Former NIH Head Admits to ‘Narrowminded’ Pandemic Response
January 3, 2024

Last week, reports surfaced that Dr. Francis Collins, the former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the COVID pandemic and the current science advisor to President Biden, admitted at an event earlier last year that some government health officials had a "narrow view" of how to make public health decisions during the pandemic. Virologists such as Dr. Jay Bhattacharya are pointing out that the admission is further vindication for their initially scorned arguments against widespread lockdowns.

Commentary J.R.R. Tolkien’s 3 Responses to the Modern World’s Madness
J.R.R. Tolkien’s 3 Responses to the Modern World’s Madness
January 3, 2024

Today is the 132nd birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, the famed and beloved author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," among many other books. Although they enjoy almost-universal acclaim, Tolkien's books are especially popular amongst Christians, who keenly discern in them subtle and profound allusions to living a Christian life.

News Women Are Stocking up on Abortion Pills amid Fears of Restriction
Women Are Stocking up on Abortion Pills amid Fears of Restriction
January 3, 2024

In 2020, when word first broke out about the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a nationwide flurry to stock up on food and home goods - particularly toilet paper and Lysol wipes. It was a time of "panic buying" and led to mostly empty paper and cleaning product shelves across the country. The rush to stock pantries when fear strikes is normal in real life, but what's not as normal, some would argue, is stocking up on something like abortion pills.

Commentary ‘You Will Be Like Gods’: The Need for Moral Clarity in a Luciferian World
‘You Will Be Like Gods’: The Need for Moral Clarity in a Luciferian World
January 3, 2024

Politics is downstream from culture, and culture is downstream from religion. Evidence of this maxim abounds, but a pertinent illustration may be found in a well-known Republican's policy shift on same-sex marriage. At a Thursday night townhall event in Epping, New Hampshire, presidential primary contender and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie cited the Vatican's controversial document "Fiducia Supplicans" in endorsing same-sex marriage. While the Vatican document allowing same-sex couples to request certain informal blessings affirmed that it is not "changing in any way the Church's perennial teaching on marriage," Christie pointed to the document as evidence that "even the Church is changing."

News Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Spark Controversy by Attending Gaza Fundraiser
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Spark Controversy by Attending Gaza Fundraiser
January 3, 2024

After a record-breaking year for Taylor Swift, the pop star attended a Gaza fundraiser with celebrity friend Selena Gomez earlier last month. The event was hosted by Ramy Youssef on his tour "Ramy Youssef: More Feelings." While the comedian traveled to several major cities like D.C. and Philadelphia during the stand-up tour, Swift's and Gomez's presence at his Brooklyn show stirred public controversy as tensions continue to rise in the Middle East.

Commentary The 4 Biggest Storms Looming in Congress’s Return
The 4 Biggest Storms Looming in Congress’s Return
January 3, 2024

If there's one thing this Congress has going for it, it's that they can't possibly match the futility of 2023. (Or can they?) After one of the most dramatic - but unproductive - years ever, members are returning to Washington next week with a much longer to-do list and an even more unforgiving calendar to accomplish it. Thanks to the deep hole members dug with the drama over the speakership, there's a lot of ground to make up in actual legislating in this young year. And unfortunately for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), the second half of this term promises plenty of fireworks right off the bat.

Commentary Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Own Resources Debunk DeWine’s Reasons for SAFE Act Veto
Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Own Resources Debunk DeWine’s Reasons for SAFE Act Veto
January 2, 2024

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's (R) Friday veto of a bill to protect children from the harmful effects of gender transition procedures has conservatives everywhere scratching their heads. Although the governor tried to explain himself, his remarks did not leave his hearers any better informed. His comments sounded conservative at first blush, but in reality, they echoed the narratives promoted by the Left and, on this issue specifically, their allies in children's hospitals.

News Only 3.4% of Journalists Are Republican: Study
Only 3.4% of Journalists Are Republican: Study
January 2, 2024

A survey has found that only 3.4% of American journalists identify as Republican, compared to 36.4% who identify as Democrat and 51.7% as Independent. The survey also indicated a steep decline in the number of Republican journalists over the last several decades, which has coincided with record high levels of Americans saying they do not trust the media.

Commentary The Role of Faith in Cuba’s Fight for Freedom
The Role of Faith in Cuba’s Fight for Freedom
January 2, 2024

By the end of September 2021, the events of July 11 were a burning memory for Cubans. That July, which Cubans refer to as 11J, activists linked to a Facebook group called Archipiélago had requested authorization through letters to several provincial governments to hold a demonstration. They wanted to condemn violence and demand the release of political prisoners, respect for the rights of Cubans, and the resolution of political differences through democratic and peaceful means.

Commentary Resolutions Old and New
Resolutions Old and New
January 1, 2024

Why do we have such a hard time with making resolutions? Why does our resolve evaporate more quickly than a stain treated with Resolve carpet cleaner? I suspect that often it's because our resolutions - even if they're good resolutions - are made for our own sake. Enter Jonathan Edwards.

Commentary Cuban Christians and the Fight for Freedom of Expression
Cuban Christians and the Fight for Freedom of Expression
January 1, 2024

Pedro Luis Hernández sensed that something was wrong. The National Revolutionary Police (PNR) patrol stopped near him on a street in the Playa municipality of Havana, around 9:40 in the morning. One of the soldiers demanded that he identify himself. The independent journalist extended his card. The uniformed officers made a call, and shortly thereafter, an officer from the Political Police appeared on the scene.

Commentary Begin the New Year Standing on the Word
Begin the New Year Standing on the Word
January 1, 2024

I know how much we love our New Year's resolutions, so, on behalf of all of us here at Family Research Council, let me suggest a New Year's resolution that is guaranteed to change the outlook of the year to come in the best way possible. And that is to have the goal of being in the Word of God every day of your new year (and every year!).

Commentary The Second Most Valuable Lesson I Learned at Bible College (Part 2)
The Second Most Valuable Lesson I Learned at Bible College (Part 2)
December 31, 2023

We look at the grim world that surrounds us and see wars, grief, illness, and tragedy around every corner. Turning inward, we see anxiety, doubt, confusion, and insecurities. But when we turn to Christ, we realize He's walking right beside us. He carries us when we're weak and picks us up when we stumble. A sinful world does cause pain and affliction, but it won't ultimately defeat us, since He secured victory for those who put their faith in Him. We must focus on Christ. But is it just me, or is it really hard to do that?

Commentary Kids Are Being Hospitalized for Consuming Hemp Products: Congress Should Make It Illegal
Kids Are Being Hospitalized for Consuming Hemp Products: Congress Should Make It Illegal
December 30, 2023

If you live in one of the 37 states where marijuana has been legalized, you have likely seen the number of cannabis shops in your area multiply quickly. Even small, rural towns contain three to five shops. We see billboards that warn drivers not to "drive high" - assuming that a lot of residents are high. But even if you don't shop at cannabis stores, parents need to be aware that kids are able to buy hemp in other places - including gas stations.

Commentary Keeping Score on SAFE Acts
Keeping Score on SAFE Acts
December 30, 2023

One of the hottest policy questions of 2023 is what actions states should take to prohibit, regulate, or encourage the provision of gender transition drugs and surgeries to minors. "States are indeed engaged in thoughtful debates over this issue," the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit wrote in a September opinion, in which court wisely declined to "limit accountable elected officials from sorting out these medical, social, and policy challenges." After a year-long flurry of activity, it's time to check the score.

Commentary The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned at Bible College
The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned at Bible College
December 30, 2023

Not to be dramatic, but five semesters at a secular university really tested me. I started my freshman year with high school credits that got me ahead, but it didn't take long to realize I wanted to get out of there as fast as possible. Perhaps not the best response to my external circumstances, but as someone who struggled with things outside of school as well, I was overwhelmed in many ways.

News Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Vetoes SAFE Act, Girls’ Sports Protections
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Vetoes SAFE Act, Girls’ Sports Protections
December 29, 2023

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) vetoed HB 68 at a Friday press conference, just before the end of his 10-day window to do so. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded that he was "disappointed in Gov. Mike DeWine for buying into the false narrative of those who are preying upon the sexual confusion of children."

Commentary A Tribute to Don Wildmon: ‘Only Through Adversity Are True Heroes Born’
A Tribute to Don Wildmon: ‘Only Through Adversity Are True Heroes Born’
December 29, 2023

For over 45 years, Wildmon faithfully served the Lord in the face of severe adversity, and on December 28, 2023, the beloved founder, minister, husband, father, and friend went home to be with the Lord. Wildmon championed the belief that we had a duty to join the game of defending truth. But for Wildmon, if we were going to play, we had to play to win. "Only through adversity are true heroes born," he urged. And his life was certainly a reflection of such thinking.

News Pornhub’s Year in Review: Sex-Trafficking, Abuse, and Age Verification
Pornhub’s Year in Review: Sex-Trafficking, Abuse, and Age Verification
December 28, 2023

One of the world's largest pornography websites is admitting that it profits from sex-trafficking. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Pornhub's parent company admitted in federal court that it profits from sex-trafficking and has agreed to pay a fine and submit to a three-year monitor as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. Formerly known as MindGeek, Aylo Holdings S.A.R.L. was arraigned on a charge of engaging in unlawful monetary transactions involving sex trafficking proceeds.

Commentary Nigerian Nightmare: Christmas Eve Slaughter Kills and Wounds Hundreds
Nigerian Nightmare: Christmas Eve Slaughter Kills and Wounds Hundreds
December 27, 2023

Like moms all around the world, Grace Godwin was cooking Christmas Eve dinner when life took a terrifying turn. Standing in her Nigerian kitchen, Grace's husband ran into the room and shouted at her to take the children and run. Go to the bush, he ordered after alarm spread that gunmen were in a nearby town. Everyone in the central Plateau knows what happens to Christians. In the time that it took her to gather her three little ones, they started to hear the unmistakable sound: rifle shots.

Commentary The Top 10 Non-Stories of 2023
The Top 10 Non-Stories of 2023
December 27, 2023

In a 24/7 news cycle, the media's existence depends on churning out an endless stream of content - but the legacy media most prolifically creates non-stories. A non-story is a news story that should never have been reported, usually a triumph of "narrative" over facts that attempts to spin away some aspect of a bad story or magnify an otherwise insignificant good story. The non-story exists to massage the news, not to report the truth. Here are 10 of the most overreported, non-stories of 2023.

Commentary Top 10 Underreported Stories of 2023
Top 10 Underreported Stories of 2023
December 27, 2023

Although the legacy media lift up non-stories every year, they offset the spilled ink by underreporting stories of great national importance. Here are 10 of the most significant stories ignored by the legacy media in 2023.

News Christmas Message in a Bottle: Outreach to North Korea’s Christians Grows
Christmas Message in a Bottle: Outreach to North Korea’s Christians Grows
December 27, 2023

As the ban on Christmas and all other religious practices persists under the communist regime of dictator Kim Jong Un in North Korea, religious freedom advocates are continuing their efforts to spread the knowledge of Christianity to the North Korean people in creative ways. Earlier this week, the North Korean Freedom Coalition organized an effort to launch bottles into the Yellow Sea containing a week supply of rice for a family of four, a flash drive loaded with the Bible and other content, and a $1 bill.

News LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’ Reduces, Not Increases, Suicide Risk: Study
LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’ Reduces, Not Increases, Suicide Risk: Study
December 26, 2023

In a finding that turns conventional wisdom on its head, a researcher has found that so-called "conversion therapy" aimed at reducing unwanted homosexual or lesbian attraction makes people less likely to consider suicide than those who continue to live the unbridled LGBTQ lifestyle.

Commentary ‘Who’s to Say?’: Katy Perry Discusses Her View of Truth on New Show
‘Who’s to Say?’: Katy Perry Discusses Her View of Truth on New Show
December 26, 2023

Celebrities and pop stars who struggle with mental health issues or promote therapy at their concerts is not a new concept to the media, but enduring a public therapy session apparently is. A new Vice TV series - called "The Therapist" - features Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh who "sits down to speak with musicians from the world of rap, rock, pop, dancehall and EDM to discover what lies beneath their public personas." Each episode of the show averages 22 minutes until episode seven, where Siri sits down with popstar Katy Perry.

Commentary The Greatest Blessing
The Greatest Blessing
December 26, 2023

As a committed evangelical Protestant, I feel a bit uncomfortable writing about the pope's recent decision to allow Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex unions. But Pope Francis's "Fiducia Supplicans" ("Supplicating Trust"), his declaration on blessing same-sex couples issued on December 18, is far more than a kindly attempt to broaden his church's reach.

Commentary Retired NFL Player Jack Brewer Is Working to End the Fatherlessness Crisis
Retired NFL Player Jack Brewer Is Working to End the Fatherlessness Crisis
December 26, 2023

Jack Brewer is a former NFL player who is passionate about ending fatherlessness in the United States. In 2006, he founded the Jack Brewer Foundation which includes, among other programs, the American Heroes Fatherhood Initiative (AHFI) which offers after-school programming and serves juveniles and adults who have been affected by the criminal justice system.

Commentary Let Christmas Remind Us that Peace and Unity Are Only Eternal in Christ
Let Christmas Remind Us that Peace and Unity Are Only Eternal in Christ
December 25, 2023

The Christmas truce of 1914 was a monumental moment of peace and unity in the middle of a catastrophic world war. But the peace and unity did not last. And to this day, we can see how moments of peace and unity here and there just don't last. Yet, we yearn for it so deeply. However, the problem is not that we yearn for these things. The problem is that we look for them almost exclusively through what is temporary.

Commentary Don’t ‘Paint Over’ the Truths of Christmas
Don’t ‘Paint Over’ the Truths of Christmas
December 25, 2023

The Australian pastor Adam Ramsey has written, "The meaning of Christmas goes miles deeper than family traditions, pretty lights, and a chance to refresh your depleted stockpile of socks." Christians know this, but do we take time to meditate on what Christmas does mean? If Christmas busyness is keeping us from taking a bit of time to quietly and calmly turn our hearts and minds to the fulness of Jesus, His life and redemption and promised return, then we're simply too busy.

Commentary Expectantly Waiting for the ‘Suddenly’ Moments
Expectantly Waiting for the ‘Suddenly’ Moments
December 25, 2023

When the Lord wants to teach you something, nothing will stand in His way. It is easier to recognize when He is speaking, though, when you expectantly wait on Him to move. Key word: expectantly.

Commentary Christmas Is Not ‘the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ for Everyone, But Christ Still Offers Peace
Christmas Is Not ‘the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ for Everyone, But Christ Still Offers Peace
December 24, 2023

It's important to remember that not everyone has blissful memories of Christmas to recall. For some, Christmas never included the things that make it "oh so wonderful." For those who grew up in poverty, abandonment, or abusive homes, the holidays are just another reminder of the cruelty of life. While everyone else sings carols and delights in good company, they sit in darkness, pain, or grief.

Commentary The Christmas Revival on the Early American Frontier
The Christmas Revival on the Early American Frontier
December 24, 2023

"The first remarkable season of the outpouring of the Spirit, which we enjoyed in this congregation, began about the middle of December, 1781," recalled Pastor John McMillan in a letter years afterward. "Many were pricked to the heart with deep convictions, and a goodly number, we hope, became the subjects of renewing grace." Thus began a revival among the first churches established on the American frontier, which was providentially timed to exert an inestimable influence on "the great Western field then opening with inviting promise to Eastern emigration," church historian Iain Murray wrote in "Revival & Revivalism."

Commentary ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Conversion, and Christ
‘A Christmas Carol,’ Conversion, and Christ
December 23, 2023

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is reading the ghostly novella "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Written in 1843, the 31-year-old wrote the holiday classic in a mere six weeks. This incredible work of literature has become one of the most popular Christmas stories of all time. What strikes me every time I read this story is the possibility of conversion, the hope of change. It might be tempting to dismiss the wonder of it all, since you know the end of the story.

Commentary A Message to Governor DeWine Regarding the Ohio SAFE Act: Sign It
A Message to Governor DeWine Regarding the Ohio SAFE Act: Sign It
December 23, 2023

Governor DeWine, please take your cues on the Ohio SAFE Act, not from a handful of children you visited in the hospital this week, but from a medical expert, Dr. R. Kaltiala, the chief adolescent psychiatrist who developed and headed the first gender identity service in Finland and oversaw the care of more than 500 such adolescents over 12 years.

News ‘We Have a Constitution, We Have Truth’: Perkins Addresses Colorado Court’s Trump Decision
‘We Have a Constitution, We Have Truth’: Perkins Addresses Colorado Court’s Trump Decision
December 22, 2023

Democrats' efforts to bar former President Donald Trump from running for the White House a second time are a form of political extremism, according to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. "These provisions that were in our Constitution were put there by the Founders in this extreme circumstance where you would use them like a fire extinguisher. You don't use it every day," he insisted.

Commentary War at Christmas: Let Us Pray for Those Spending the Holiday amid Fear and Fighting
War at Christmas: Let Us Pray for Those Spending the Holiday amid Fear and Fighting
December 22, 2023

It's been over two months of utter chaos since the moment gunfire and screams began in Israel on October 7. On both sides, thousands of lives have been lost by vicious means. Families have been torn apart, homes destroyed to rubble, and nations threatened with elimination. And in the heat of the fighting are the families grieving their loved ones who are held hostage by the terrorists. With Christmas around the corner, I want to urge believers to take some time to think of and pray for the soldiers, civilians, and hostages who are spending the holidays unsure if they'll even see tomorrow.

News ‘I’ll End the War on Christians’: Trump Pledges Task Force to Tackle Anti-Christian Bias
‘I’ll End the War on Christians’: Trump Pledges Task Force to Tackle Anti-Christian Bias
December 22, 2023

A former U.S. president is calling out the Biden administration for targeting Catholics and discriminating against Christians. At a speech in Iowa on Tuesday night, flanked by Christmas trees, Donald Trump excoriated the Biden Justice Department for such actions as raiding the home of pro-life Catholic Mark Houck and pledged to create a federal task force to tackle anti-Christian bias. "As soon as I get back in the Oval Office, I'll also immediately end the war on Christians," the former president declared.

News Democratic Staffer Posts Satanic Prayer and Photo Kissing ‘Sexy Satanic’ Statue at Capitol
Democratic Staffer Posts Satanic Prayer and Photo Kissing ‘Sexy Satanic’ Statue at Capitol
December 22, 2023

The Satanic Temple (TST) placed a display of a "Yule Goat" - a small tree with Satanic imagery topped by a goat's skull celebrating the Nordic pagan holiday - on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Monday, December 18. "In the name of Satan, I claim the sexy satanic [sic] baphomet goat altar at OUR Michigan Capitol. Amen," wrote a House Democratic staffer, Samantha Skorka, on Wednesday.

Commentary ‘Every Nation Fails,’ But Jesus Christ Offers a ‘Better Government’
‘Every Nation Fails,’ But Jesus Christ Offers a ‘Better Government’
December 22, 2023

We live for work, friends, family, and all kinds of earthly ambitions. But to live for anything or anyone other than Christ is no different than living for any crumbling kingdom. But rather than just saying that and moving on, Bonner dissects four reasons why Christ offers a "better government." In his mind, Christ's kingdom is the only kingdom worth serving, and here's why.

Commentary This Advent, Extend the Hope of the Faithful. Embrace Children Awaiting Adoption
This Advent, Extend the Hope of the Faithful. Embrace Children Awaiting Adoption
December 22, 2023

During Advent, we wait. We wait in the dark and the cold and the quiet for the birth of our Savior. But we don't wait in despair - we wait in hope. We wait as the Jewish people waited through 400 years of silence after the post-exilic prophets, before John the Baptist began preparing God's people for the coming of Christ. And we still wait, not for Jesus to come but for Him to come back.

Commentary Governor DeWine, It’s Time to Put People over Profits
Governor DeWine, It’s Time to Put People over Profits
December 21, 2023

On December 18, HB 68, agreed to by both chambers of the 135th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, was sent to Governor Mike DeWine's (R) desk. The bill would protect minors from gender transition procedures and also protect the integrity of women's sports. According to the Ohio Constitution, Governor DeWine has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to sign or veto this bill. Otherwise, it will automatically become law notwithstanding his signature. Thus, he has until December 29 to make his decision.

News Study: Support for Abortion Has Increased on College Campuses
Study: Support for Abortion Has Increased on College Campuses
December 21, 2023

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June of 2022, there have been significant developments for both the pro-life and pro-abortion sides. In one regard, leaving abortion matters up to the individual states has saved over 30,000 babies from being killed in their mother's womb. On the other hand, at-home and out-of-state abortions have grown in number as well.

News U.K. School Guidance Endorses Parental Notification
U.K. School Guidance Endorses Parental Notification
December 21, 2023

New government guidelines in England are urging schools to adopt parental notification policies regarding students' social gender transition efforts. Published on Tuesday by the United Kingdom's Department for Education, the new guidance recommends that teachers first wait before agreeing to a student's request to be referred to by a new name or new pronouns in order "to ensure it is a sustained and properly thought through decision. This period of 'watchful waiting' may help to ensure unnecessary action is not undertaken." If a student's social transition-related request persists, teachers are then instructed to "engage" with parents.

Commentary Samaritan’s Purse Made My Christmas
Samaritan’s Purse Made My Christmas
December 21, 2023

I want to offer my Yuletide thanks to Franklin Graham, the hard-working staff of Samaritan's Purse, and the millions who donated gift-filled shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child in 2023. Two Fridays ago, I went with a friend, my former Family Research Council colleague Peter Sprigg, to put in an afternoon working at Samaritan's Purse's Baltimore Processing Center.

Commentary Well Done, Dean Nelson
Well Done, Dean Nelson
December 21, 2023

Jesus said, "The meek shall inherit the earth." Dean Nelson undoubtedly will be in that number. I will miss him ferociously, and these words don't do his life justice. The 55 years of his life were a resounding testimony to God's goodness and faithfulness.

News States Enact 84 Laws Protecting Citizens against Transgender Extremism
States Enact 84 Laws Protecting Citizens against Transgender Extremism
December 21, 2023

States across the country passed dozens of laws - and have debated hundreds of pieces of legislation - to protect children from the predatory transgender industry, a new analysis has found. In all, 23 state legislatures passed 84 separate laws this year preventing minors from being subjected to transgender surgeries, securing parental rights, shielding kids from sexually explicit drag queen shows, safeguarding the privacy of women's facilities, ensuring fairness in women's sports, and strengthening religious conscience rights.

Commentary Praying for Mothers This Advent
Praying for Mothers This Advent
December 21, 2023

As Christmas Day comes closer and closer, I can't get Kate Cox and her family off my mind. The fear in her voice haunts me from a recording I heard of an interview she gave to NBC news. I can't recall her exact words, but every mother understands the fear and exhaustion in her voice. You feel it in the very pit of your stomach as it radiates throughout your body. It goes without saying that I'm deeply sorry for the cross she has been asked to carry and the suffering that it requires.

News Biden’s Border Disaster Leads to Shutdown of Two Economically Vital Railway Bridges
Biden’s Border Disaster Leads to Shutdown of Two Economically Vital Railway Bridges
December 20, 2023

On Sunday, reports surfaced that U.S. border officials had closed two vital rail bridges used for trade shipments between the U.S. and Mexico due to a surge in illegal immigrant smuggling. The news opened up yet another front in the continuing fallout from the ongoing border crisis, which lawmakers say will greatly harm the economy.

Commentary VP Kamala Harris Announces 2024 Nationwide Abortion Tour
VP Kamala Harris Announces 2024 Nationwide Abortion Tour
December 20, 2023

On January 22, Vice President Kamala Harris will launch the "Fight for Reproductive Freedoms" tour to promote abortion nationwide. This event is supposed to serve as a boost to President Joe Biden's 2024 presidential campaign. According to a statement from the White House, the start date is meant to signify the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, despite the fact that it was overturned by the Dobbs decision in June of last year.

Commentary Mike Johnson Is a Good Father. The Left Hates Him for It.
Mike Johnson Is a Good Father. The Left Hates Him for It.
December 20, 2023

Corporate media journalists are still out for new House Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) blood. This week's contrived controversy is that Johnson took his teenage daughter to a "purity ball" in 2015. But in a culture where nearly one in four children live without a father at home, people should reconsider mocking Johnson for being an engaged dad who would take his daughter to a nice dance.

Commentary ‘We Gift-Wrapped It for Him’: DeWine Drags His Feet on Bill to Protect Kids and Girls’ Sports
‘We Gift-Wrapped It for Him’: DeWine Drags His Feet on Bill to Protect Kids and Girls’ Sports
December 20, 2023

It was the first time Morgan Keller told her story in public. Looking around the room of Ohio senators, she said quietly, "This week is the fifth anniversary of my first testosterone shot." She was told it would save her life. She was told, as so many young people are, that it would keep her alive, happy, and healthy. A half-decade later, after hormones and a double mastectomy destroyed her life, an emotional Morgan admits, "I wish I had been told 'no' by the practitioners I trusted. I wish I could say I'm the exception to the rule, but ... I come to you wearing the scars of this medical scandal."

Commentary The Colorado Supreme Court Cancels Elections in the Name of Democracy
The Colorado Supreme Court Cancels Elections in the Name of Democracy
December 20, 2023

Combining the legal reasoning of George Orwell and Bizarro, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that the government must prevent citizens from voting for the candidate of their choice in order to preserve democracy. This dangerous ruling, the culmination of years of Democratic planning to silence the voters' voice in their own government, violates the law, the Bible, and historic principles from the American founding and the Great Awakening.

Commentary Johnson’s Daunting 2024 Task: ‘We Have to Keep the Team Together’
Johnson’s Daunting 2024 Task: ‘We Have to Keep the Team Together’
December 19, 2023

If anyone's grateful for a break from Washington, it's Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). After a whirlwind two months that threw him in the deep end of political problem-solving for his fractured caucus, 2024 is shaping up to be even more challenging. Faced with some unexpected departures (Reps. George Santos and Kevin McCarthy to name two), the GOP's House majority - which was already dancing on a knife's edge - has all but vanished. "It's certainly concerning for our new leadership and them trying to get things done," Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) insisted.

News ‘Our Elections Are Not for Sale’: Texas Lawmaker Pushes for Nationwide Election Reform
‘Our Elections Are Not for Sale’: Texas Lawmaker Pushes for Nationwide Election Reform
December 19, 2023

In the wake of an astonishing poll released last week revealing that roughly 20% percent of mail-in voters admitted to committing fraud in the 2020 election, deep concerns over election integrity continue to ripple across the country as the 2024 election approaches. Experts say that the passage of state legislation aimed at upholding the integrity of elections in Georgia and Texas in recent years should be replicated in other states.

News Some N.J. School Boards Pull Back on Trans Policies
Some N.J. School Boards Pull Back on Trans Policies
December 19, 2023

For months, transgender policies have dominated school board discussions on issues like whether teachers should notify the parents of students with gender confusion. While some schools have voted to reject these policies already, some have supported trans policies in defiance of parental rights. However, as time marches on, more districts are rejecting the policies they formerly held. Most recently, two schools in New Jersey have voted to reverse themselves.

Commentary Gender Dysphoria Is About Confusion. So Is Its Latest Claim for Disability Status.
Gender Dysphoria Is About Confusion. So Is Its Latest Claim for Disability Status.
December 19, 2023

Many individuals who underwent gender-transition procedures are now warning others against using puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery. Despite these warnings and the solid empirical evidence demonstrating the harms of "gender-affirming care," there are those who insist upon mislabeling the psychological issue of gender dysphoria as a physiological disability that requires physiological intervention. One of the latest twists in this unfolding story occurred in Missouri.

Commentary Dean Nelson: A Life Willing to Serve
Dean Nelson: A Life Willing to Serve
December 18, 2023

Dean Nelson knew people. He was always bringing people together, always introducing that new person in the fight for faith, family, and freedom that you didn't know about but needed to. Always upbeat and on the move, he was a natural at connecting people and generous with his relationships. This past Saturday, after a quiet and graceful battle with cancer, Dean Nelson went to be in in the presence of his Savior, whom he has so faithfully served.

News Wisconsin Legislature Slashes DEI Positions in Public Universities
Wisconsin Legislature Slashes DEI Positions in Public Universities
December 18, 2023

The GOP-controlled Wisconsin legislature forced the state university system to agree on Wednesday to cuts in its DEI bureaucracy, in exchange for nearly $1 billion in funds. The Universities of Wisconsin (UW) Board of Regents, backed by Governor Tony Evers (D), initially rejected a negotiated compromise but then approved it days later. "Anything that decreases DEI on campus is a good thing," Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling told The Washington Stand. "If that's the kind of agreement we've got, which I believe it is, then this deal is a win for the people of Wisconsin, and certainly for the students."

News With Christmas around the Corner, Israel, Hamas War Continues
With Christmas around the Corner, Israel, Hamas War Continues
December 18, 2023

It's been over two months since the Hamas terrorist organization invaded Israel and killed over 1,000 people. Along with the attack, Hamas took approximately 240 hostages back into Gaza - some of whom have been released, with many still under the control of the terrorists in unknown conditions. Since October 7, the war has only resulted in more death and tragedy on both sides.

News ‘Bah Humbug’: Pa. School Districts Warns Bus Drivers against Christmas Decorations
‘Bah Humbug’: Pa. School Districts Warns Bus Drivers against Christmas Decorations
December 18, 2023

A Keystone State school board is banning school bus drivers from putting up Christmas decorations. On Friday, just over a week before Christmas, the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, issued a memo to school bus drivers saying, "If you have decorated your bus with anything specific to the Christmas Holiday or any other decorations relating to a specific religion, please remove them immediately."

Commentary How Advent Teaches Us the Value of Waiting
How Advent Teaches Us the Value of Waiting
December 18, 2023

We don't like waiting because it's hard. As Tom Petty used to sing, "The waiting is the hardest part." But should hard things be avoided? The Christian life tells us that waiting is in fact integral to the created order. As we find ourselves in the final week of the traditional Christian Advent season, a time of waiting for the coming of the Savior, let's reflect on the value of waiting.

Commentary Unwhitewashing History: Why Casting Matters
Unwhitewashing History: Why Casting Matters
December 18, 2023

Netflix is at it again. The streaming service has developed an unfortunate penchant over the past few years for replacing white historical figures with black actors and actresses in its "original" content. The recent announcement that Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will play Carthaginian general and military genius Hannibal (the Hannibal that marched elephants over the Alps to attack Rome, not the Hannibal who has old friends for dinner) in a Netflix biographical film has already caused a fair bit of controversy in Tunisia, the famous general's birthplace. Tunisian news outlet La Presse called the casting decision "a historical error," noting that Hannibal was of Phoenecian descent, not African, even though Carthage is located in Northern Africa.

Commentary God Is Love: Do You Realize How Amazing That Is?
God Is Love: Do You Realize How Amazing That Is?
December 18, 2023

When we view the love of God by any secular standard or definition, we flatten it. We strip it of its magnitude, and we only do ourselves a disservice in the process. Yes, to some extent, our perspectives will always be tainted by our finite understandings, but we (particularly believers) should strive to understand Scripture as it pertains to its holy Author, not by its flawed readers.

News CDC: Teen Girls Say Their Faith Is the Top Reason They Haven’t Had Sex
CDC: Teen Girls Say Their Faith Is the Top Reason They Haven’t Had Sex
December 17, 2023

A new report from the Biden administration has revealed that teenage girls who have not had sex tend to have two things in common: faith and family. The most common reason females in their teens say they have not had sexual relations is that premarital sex violates their "religion or morals," according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on Thursday. Living with two biological or adoptive parents also made teenage girls 60% less likely to have sex before the age of 17, the study finds.

News Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Abortion Drug Safeguards Can Be Removed
Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Abortion Drug Safeguards Can Be Removed
December 15, 2023

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case challenging a series of Food and Drug Administration decisions that removed safeguards governing the use of the abortion drug. Pro-life advocates and medical experts are hopeful for a victory, which they say will help protect women from significant health risks posed by the drug.

News Court Revives Lawsuit from Christian Teacher Fired over Pronouns
Court Revives Lawsuit from Christian Teacher Fired over Pronouns
December 15, 2023

In 2019, Peter Vlaming, a French teacher, was fired from West Point High School in Virginia because he refused to cater to a trans-identifying student's "preferred" pronouns. "I can disagree with my students without provoking my students," he said. "I'm there to teach French." But even after the teacher tried to compromise by using the student's name to avoid pronouns, the school was not satisfied. In response to being fired, Vlaming sued the school. His case was dismissed by a lower court ruling, but the Virginia Supreme Court has now reinstated it.

Commentary Sports Leave Cities because of Crime, not Conservatism
Sports Leave Cities because of Crime, not Conservatism
December 15, 2023

Washington, D.C.'s professional basketball and hockey teams are reportedly leaving the city for nearby Virginia, according to the announcement of a tentative agreement made this week. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears (R) suggested that rising crime in D.C. was a factor in the move.

Commentary Biological Boy Steals First-Ever Girls’ Division I College Scholarship
Biological Boy Steals First-Ever Girls’ Division I College Scholarship
December 15, 2023

People on the fence of one of America's burning issues - girls' sports - will have a tough time staying there after this week. For the first time in history, a biological boy didn't just steal a woman's title or spot on the team, he ripped a four-year Division I scholarship out of a deserving woman's hands, pouring gasoline on one of the few debates in this country that's uniting all parents.

Commentary 297 Companies Lose Their Perfect Score on LGBT Values in 2023 Rankings
297 Companies Lose Their Perfect Score on LGBT Values in 2023 Rankings
December 15, 2023

For all Bud Light endured in 2023 - crashing sales, tanking stocks, public fury, and international ridicule - at least the far-Left has their back, right? Wrong. Dylan Mulvaney's "can-gate" didn't just crater Anheuser-Busch's brand, it couldn't buy them love from the bullies they were doing it for. Turns out, selling your soul to the transgender movement won't earn you brownie points with the biggest LGBT advocacy group in America. In fact, going out on a limb actually cost them in this year's Human Rights Campaign (HRC) rankings. And they weren't the only ones.

News Capitol Police Commander: ‘J6 Was Not an Insurrection’
Capitol Police Commander: ‘J6 Was Not an Insurrection’
December 15, 2023

A former Washington, D.C. Capitol Police official is declaring that the events of January 6, 2021, were not an insurrection, and alleging that government agencies have attempted to silence his firsthand testimony. Former U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Lieutenant Tarik Johnson posted on Twitter on Thursday, "I've been saying publicly for a year that J6 was not an insurrection but not many people would listen." Johnson explained that he was the commander who ordered the House and Senate evacuations that day, noting, "No one would benefit more than I if J6 was an insurrection..."

Commentary Children Turn to Social Media Before Their Parents, Poll Indicates
Children Turn to Social Media Before Their Parents, Poll Indicates
December 14, 2023

A recent study raised concerns that social media is assuming the role of parental guidance. Not necessarily because parents have stopped caring for their children, but more teens have become desensitized to the value of their parents and turn to social media to learn "life lessons" instead.

Commentary Compromise Defense Authorization Bill Passes Senate, House
Compromise Defense Authorization Bill Passes Senate, House
December 14, 2023

For the 63rd year in a row, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sailed through Congress this week. Most of the good provisions House Republicans had inserted into the annual bill to fund the military were stripped out during negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate, and Family Research Council Action scored against the final passage of the bill.

News White House at Odds with Senate Republicans over Funding for Ukraine, Border Security
White House at Odds with Senate Republicans over Funding for Ukraine, Border Security
December 14, 2023

Senate Republicans are pushing the Biden administration to put America first and secure the southern border before giving Ukraine further financial aid. On Tuesday, the White House signaled potential support for Republican border security legislation in exchange for a more than $110 billion emergency aid package, mostly benefiting Ukraine. This comes as illegal immigration into the U.S. rivals record highs.

Commentary Young Americans Think the Holocaust Is a ‘Myth,’ ‘Exaggerated,’ or Political Ploy
Young Americans Think the Holocaust Is a ‘Myth,’ ‘Exaggerated,’ or Political Ploy
December 14, 2023

A recent poll conducted by YouGov, although not the first of its kind, revealed one in five young American adults believe the Holocaust never happened. At least 30% of the respondents, ages 18 to 29, doubt the authenticity of the event, and about a quarter of this same group claimed the retelling of this historical account has been "exaggerated."

News Shock Poll: 1 in 5 Mail-in Voters Admit to Committing Fraud in 2020 Election
Shock Poll: 1 in 5 Mail-in Voters Admit to Committing Fraud in 2020 Election
December 13, 2023

On Tuesday, Rasmussen Reports and The Heartland Institute released the results of a new poll indicating that one in five voters who submitted a mail-in ballot during the 2020 election admit to committing fraudulent activity in violation of federal law, including filling out a ballot for a friend or family member and submitting a ballot for a state they no longer live in. The results are unnerving election integrity experts and casting further doubt on the veracity of the 2020 election results, in which numerous irregularities were uncovered.

Commentary  Biden Demands Israel Do the Impossible
Biden Demands Israel Do the Impossible
December 13, 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "has to change," U.S. President Joe Biden insisted Tuesday at a campaign fundraiser, but "this government in Israel is making it very difficult for him to move." Biden said Netanyahu - whom he called by his nickname, "Bibi" - should buck his own government, empower the Palestinian Authority (PA), and achieve a lasting, two-state solution, all while simultaneously exterminating Hamas. But Biden's objectives, and his reasons for elevating them, poorly reflect the true situation in Israel.

Commentary HICE: Schools Are Grooming Your Children
HICE: Schools Are Grooming Your Children
December 13, 2023

There is no doubt that parents are increasingly kept in the dark when it comes to involvement with their children's lives at school. Having been emboldened by outspoken leftist extremists, teachers and school administrators frequently abuse their power and influence over students to push radical beliefs. In fact, there is an alarming new trend, as reported by the Daily Wire, where schools are encouraging students to utilize "QChat," an online platform for teens.

Commentary Country Star RaeLynn Says Her Mom’s Near-Abortion Made Her a Fighter for Life
Country Star RaeLynn Says Her Mom’s Near-Abortion Made Her a Fighter for Life
December 13, 2023

For the longest time, country music was a safe space for conservatives in an entertainment industry on woke hyperdrive. But a battle's been brewing in the genre for the last few years, as young activists like Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris try to infect Nashville with their own brand of political extremism. By and large, country has remained true to its patriotic, freedom-loving values. And stars like RaeLynn are doing their best to keep it that way.

News Out-of-State Travel for Abortion Doubled since 2020
Out-of-State Travel for Abortion Doubled since 2020
December 13, 2023

New research is showing that out-of-state travel for abortions has doubled over the past three years. According to a report published by the Planned Parenthood-affiliated Guttmacher Institute, the first six months of 2020 saw 40,600 women travel out of state for abortions, while the first six months of 2023 saw 92,100 women do the same. States which saw the greatest influx of "abortion tourism" were predominantly those bordering states with strong pro-life laws.

Commentary Anti-Israel Columbia Students Attempt University-Jacking
Anti-Israel Columbia Students Attempt University-Jacking
December 12, 2023

Radical, left-wing student groups at Columbia University are recruiting students for a "tuition strike" for the spring 2024 semester until the university meets a long list of demands. The agitators insist on control of the university's finances, removal of university trustees, and changes to the Public Safety department that would render it unable to control campus protests in favor of Hamas. But the student radicals may have overestimated their leverage.

Commentary Hallmark Leans into LGBT Content, Vows More ‘Inclusion’ in 2024
Hallmark Leans into LGBT Content, Vows More ‘Inclusion’ in 2024
December 12, 2023

It's been Christmas since July on the Hallmark Channel, but viewers got their first taste of the network's woke holiday programming Saturday. With the debut of "Christmas on Cherry Lane," management made it abundantly clear that the "heart of TV" will continue to push the LGBT envelope - despite America's towering wave of pushback. Unlike other companies who've reckoned with the shifting consumer tides, Hallmark has no plans to change course. And their refusal to read the room could cost them.

News As Border Crisis Churns, Senator Asks: ‘Is There Any End in Sight?’
As Border Crisis Churns, Senator Asks: ‘Is There Any End in Sight?’
December 12, 2023

The concerns that surround Ukraine funding and the millions of illegal immigrants flooding across America's unsecure border have been a significant source of tension for some time now. And as the end of 2023 draws near, all eyes are on the Senate, where negotiations continue even as the legislative clock runs out.

News As Evidence Mounts against Biden, House Weighs Formal Impeachment Inquiry
As Evidence Mounts against Biden, House Weighs Formal Impeachment Inquiry
December 12, 2023

As more and more evidence continues to come out regarding President Joe Biden's entanglement with his son Hunter's business dealings that appear to center around peddling influence with foreign actors, House Republicans are moving closer to opening a formal impeachment inquiry, with plans to vote on the measure this week.

News Pro-Abortion Governors Demand Contraception Health Care Mandate
Pro-Abortion Governors Demand Contraception Health Care Mandate
December 12, 2023

A coalition of pro-abortion politicians is urging the federal government to disregard religious liberties and force Americans to fund over-the-counter chemical contraceptives. In a letter dated last week, several state governors asked the federal government to mandate that employers pay for a new over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptive pill for employees' health care coverage.

Commentary Honoring Mike Johnson’s - and Everyone’s - Faith
Honoring Mike Johnson’s - and Everyone’s - Faith
December 12, 2023

A few days ago, the Los Angeles Times featured a photograph of now-House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) kneeling and praying with a group of colleagues on the floor of the House. It was taken in January of this year when former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was enduring seemingly endless votes concerning his leadership of the House of Representatives. The accompanying article is pretty even-handed, but the larger point is that while the speaker's display of devotion to his Lord might seem to his critics anachronistic or even disturbing, it is wholly in keeping with the traditions of American public life.

News Abortion Businesses Got $1.89 Billion in Taxpayer Funding in 3 Years: New Report
Abortion Businesses Got $1.89 Billion in Taxpayer Funding in 3 Years: New Report
December 12, 2023

The U.S. government funneled nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and a handful of other abortion businesses in just three years, a new government report provided to The Washington Stand reveals - an action one pro-life advocate called an act of costly "cultural imperialism."

News EXCLUSIVE: Chino Valley School Board Faces Another Investigation from California Department of Education
EXCLUSIVE: Chino Valley School Board Faces Another Investigation from California Department of Education
December 12, 2023

The California Department of Education (CDE) is investigating the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) over a tablecloth display, they informed District Superintendent Norm Enfield in a Thursday letter. The letter gave CVUSD until after the Christmas break to submit extensive documentation regarding its flag policy. But the new investigation only serves to extend a coordinated targeting campaign, Chino Valley School Board President Sonja Shaw told The Washington Stand. "When our staff needs to be focusing on our children, they tie them up looking through emails," she complained.

News UPenn President Resigns over Anti-Semitism, Harvard President Pressured to Follow Suit
UPenn President Resigns over Anti-Semitism, Harvard President Pressured to Follow Suit
December 11, 2023

"Dear members of the Penn community," the University of Pennsylvania began in a statement. "I write to share that President Liz Magill has voluntarily tendered her resignation as President of the University of Pennsylvania." The announcement went on to thank Magill for her service and wished her well. But why did she resign? The statement didn't say, but all signs point to the pressure surrounding her record of allowing open anti-Semitism on Penn's campus.

Commentary Potential Suffering Does Not Diminish the Worth of an Unborn Child
Potential Suffering Does Not Diminish the Worth of an Unborn Child
December 11, 2023

Kate Cox, a mother who is 20 weeks pregnant, has been in a legal battle with Texas over its law protecting the unborn. Kate's story is tragic. Her baby girl has Edward's Syndrome, a condition resulting in stillbirth 50% of the time. If her daughter survives past birth, statistically, she only has a 10% chance of living past her first birthday. Doctors have told Kate that her little one might live an hour, or perhaps, a week. They've also told Kate that she's at risk of hypertension and gestational diabetes, and that a C-section could make having more children impossible.

News Abortion Extremism Not a ‘Silver Bullet’ for Democrats in 2024
Abortion Extremism Not a ‘Silver Bullet’ for Democrats in 2024
December 11, 2023

A major newspaper is warning Democrats that abortion may not be the "silver bullet" they think it is in elections. In an op-ed published last week, Washington Post contributing columnist Ruy Teixeira wrote that "abortion, while helpful to Democrats in 2024, might not have the potency they ascribe to it."

Commentary 2 Stories that Prove Conservative Christians Were Right All Along about Transgenderism
2 Stories that Prove Conservative Christians Were Right All Along about Transgenderism
December 11, 2023

Politically and spiritually aware Christians often see so far ahead of current trends and events that no one believes our warnings. Two such stories occurred recently. They are bad news stories, yet they prove the warnings Christian conservatives made about the ultimate aims of left-wing ideology. Read them, share them without any bitterness or pride, and feel encouraged to continue taking your stand.

Commentary Sen. Lee: ‘This NDAA Should Contain a Warning Label’
Sen. Lee: ‘This NDAA Should Contain a Warning Label’
December 11, 2023

Clocking in at 3,000 pages, the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) isn't exactly light reading. "As a rule," Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) said, "Americans shouldn't trust any bill so large that it has to be delivered by handcart." And based on what's in this compromise - and, more importantly, what isn't - he's dead-right.

Commentary South Carolina Stopped Investing in the Woke Agenda and Wants You to Do the Same
South Carolina Stopped Investing in the Woke Agenda and Wants You to Do the Same
December 9, 2023

The fight between Disney and prominent Republicans has been lengthy and eventful. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has played a major role in - and nearly become the face of - pushing back on the woke agenda Disney happily promotes. But the intolerance for Disney's sexual engineering has multiplied as boycotts increase, sales decrease, and states such as South Carolina pull their investments from the Magic Kingdom.

Commentary Encouragement from Romania
Encouragement from Romania
December 9, 2023

Amid the divisiveness in America, Christians invested in politics and government can find some encouragement in a recent gathering in Romania. On November 25, the Alianta Renasterea Nationala (ARN) held its national conference in Brasov, Romania. The ARN is a Christian-oriented, conservative political party that champions the defense of marriage and the natural family, religious freedom, legal recognition of the right to life from conception to natural death, and the rule of law.

News ‘It’s Panic-Mongering’: Virologist Warns of Overheated Rhetoric of Flu Season Dangers
‘It’s Panic-Mongering’: Virologist Warns of Overheated Rhetoric of Flu Season Dangers
December 9, 2023

As the flu season kicks into gear, public health officials appear to be ramping up their level of public alarm through tightened masking and vaccine recommendations. But experts are concerned that the rhetoric could lead to an eventual repeat of what occurred during the 2020-2021 pandemic when government and school officials instituted controversial lockdowns, vaccination requirements, and mask mandates that failed to stop the spread of COVID-19, caused widespread economic turmoil, induced learning loss due to closed schools, and arguably contributed to irregularities during the 2020 election.

News Meta Will Censor Adult Detransitioners but Not Pornographic Content for Minors
Meta Will Censor Adult Detransitioners but Not Pornographic Content for Minors
December 9, 2023

In September, detransitioner Chloe Cole, widely known for her testimony about the dangers of transgender operations, was censored on Instagram so that her content would not appear to non-followers in any capacity. As the warning she received stated, "Your account and content won't appear in places like Explore, Search, Suggested Users, Reels, and Feed Recommendations."

News Calif. School District Discriminates against Whistleblower Teachers
Calif. School District Discriminates against Whistleblower Teachers
December 8, 2023

A California school district is disregarding a court's order in order to penalize teachers for blowing the whistle on a policy designed to deceive parents. According to a statement shared with The Washington Stand, attorneys with the Thomas More Society filed a request Wednesday on behalf of teachers Elizabeth Mirabelli and Lori Ann West asking a federal court in San Diego to hold officials with the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) and Rincon Middle School in contempt of court for ignoring the court's prior injunction.

Commentary Atheist Group Demands School District Ban Bible over Sexually Obscene Materials Policy
Atheist Group Demands School District Ban Bible over Sexually Obscene Materials Policy
December 8, 2023

The Chino Valley USD school board is under attack again for its pro-parent policies. On November 16, the board established a complaint process for removing sexually obscene books from school libraries. On Monday, the anti-Christian Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) wrote the school "to request that the [B]ible be removed from Chino Valley USD's school libraries based on its sexually obscene content."

Commentary Late-Hour Battle Brews in the House over Gutted NDAA
Late-Hour Battle Brews in the House over Gutted NDAA
December 8, 2023

When Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) finally brought down the curtain on months of military holds, a lot of people thought the debate over taxpayer-funded abortion in the military was over. They were wrong.

News Wisc. Governor Vetoes Help Not Harm Act Protecting Children from Gender Transitions
Wisc. Governor Vetoes Help Not Harm Act Protecting Children from Gender Transitions
December 7, 2023

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) on Wednesday vetoed the Help Not Harm Act (AB 465), a bill protecting minors from gender transition procedures. The law is the latest set forward by state legislatures across America to respond to a growing movement that pressures minors struggling with mental health into irreversible, experimental, and harmful procedures with little to no regulation or oversight.

News Dem School Board President Sworn in on Sexually Explicit Books
Dem School Board President Sworn in on Sexually Explicit Books
December 7, 2023

The new president of one of Pennsylvania's largest school districts was sworn into office with her hand on sexually-explicit LGBT propaganda and "banned" books. Democrat Karen Smith took up her new position Monday night as the head of the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) and immediately moved to undo Republican-led, pro-parent, and pro-family policies. For the swearing-in ceremony, Smith chose to place her hand not on a Bible but on a stack of frequently-banned books, including "Flamer," "All Boys Aren't Blue," Beyond Magenta," "Lily and Dunkin," and "The Bluest Eye."

News ‘Stand Up Against Child Abuse’: GOP Candidates Clash Over Trans Surgeries for Minors at Fourth Debate
‘Stand Up Against Child Abuse’: GOP Candidates Clash Over Trans Surgeries for Minors at Fourth Debate
December 7, 2023

While previous debates discussed everything from UFOs to the price of Nikki Haley's curtains, Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate focused heavily on "gender mutilation" and extreme transgender ideology's impact on children. Young women victimized by transgender surgeries called on candidates to enact stronger protections for minors, while one candidate called any failure to curtail underage transgender procedures "disqualifying." Candidates also clashed harshly over the U.S.-backed war in Ukraine and their personal integrity.

News Poll: Americans Strongly Identify as Parents Despite Marriage Decline
Poll: Americans Strongly Identify as Parents Despite Marriage Decline
December 7, 2023

"Almost 90% of the world's population now live in countries with falling marriage rates," CNBC declared recently. In the U.S. alone, marriage rates have decreased "by 60% since the 1970s." In July, when that article was published, the primary factor in these declining rates centered around a declining economy. However, recent research shows there may be factors outside of valid economic concerns to why less people are getting married.

Commentary Riley Gaines Torches the Dems’ Gender Deniers in House Fight for Girls’ Sports
Riley Gaines Torches the Dems’ Gender Deniers in House Fight for Girls’ Sports
December 6, 2023

If Riley Gaines had it to do over again, the All-American swimmer says she'd have never raced against Lia Thomas. It would've meant giving up everything she'd trained for - but some things, she's decided, are more important than titles. "I believe everything happened for a reason, but I wish I realized what a slippery slope this was when we were told to smile and step aside so a man could have our place at the podium," Riley insisted. "My actions would be different now, and I wouldn't compete. I know it's easier said than done, but sacrifices are necessary for the greater good."

Commentary ‘Blinking Lights Everywhere’: FBI Director Warns of Terror Threat as Congress Debates Border Security
‘Blinking Lights Everywhere’: FBI Director Warns of Terror Threat as Congress Debates Border Security
December 6, 2023

"I see blinking lights everywhere I turn," said FBI Director Christopher Wray during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. The director was not disclosing a vision disability but responding to a question about the elevated threat of terrorism following Hamas's October 7 terror attack on Israel. Among other vulnerabilities, Wray pointed to the wide-open southwest border - a problem which House Republicans want to solve but which Senate Democrats refuse to address.

News BLM Arsonists Receive No Jail Time, Only $500 Fine
BLM Arsonists Receive No Jail Time, Only $500 Fine
December 6, 2023

A pair of arsonists who burned down a fast-food restaurant during the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots are only being given a $500 fine and no jail time. Chisom Kingston and Natalie Hanna White pleaded guilty last week to two counts of first-degree arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson related to an Atlanta-area Wendy's they torched in June of 2020. The pair were sentenced to five years on probation, 150 hours of community service, and a $500 fine.

Commentary As Election Looms, Taiwan Must Not Abandon Its Independence Clause
As Election Looms, Taiwan Must Not Abandon Its Independence Clause
December 6, 2023

The American magazine Foreign Affairs published an article on November 30 jointly authored by Bonnie Glaser, Jessica Weiss, and Thomas Christensen. The piece called for the U.S. to "make clear that it opposes any unilateral change to the status quo" and to oppose any attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to take over Taiwan or any attempt from Taiwan to pursue independence. This is terrible advice.

Commentary Republicans Go to the Mat to Link Ukraine Aid with Serious Border Reforms
Republicans Go to the Mat to Link Ukraine Aid with Serious Border Reforms
December 5, 2023

There may not be snow on the Hill, but there's definitely a legislative flurry. Without a government shutdown to keep the two parties at each other's throats this December, leaders have settled on another ticking time bomb: foreign aid. With packages for Ukraine and Israel on ice until Congress reaches some sort of agreement, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has the unenviable job of keeping his fragile coalition together. "The analogy is frequently invoked of herding cats," Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said of the new speaker. "And in some ways, that's not fair to the cats."

News Gender Reassignment Is No Cure for Mental Health Issues: Study
Gender Reassignment Is No Cure for Mental Health Issues: Study
December 5, 2023

People experiencing gender dysphoria cannot expect gender reassignment interventions to solve other mental health issues, according to a large, Finnish study published last month in the journal, European Psychiatry. People with gender dysphoria "present with many more common psychiatric needs" than the general population, the study reported, "even when medical GR [gender reassignment] interventions are carried out." Based on their finding, the author's recommended "cautious assessment of the timeliness of medical GR and of other treatment needs that may be more urgent."

Commentary  The Spiritual Reason Democrats Call Christians ‘A Bigger Threat than Al-Qaeda’
The Spiritual Reason Democrats Call Christians ‘A Bigger Threat than Al-Qaeda’
December 5, 2023

Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville made headlines over the weekend, when he accused Speaker of the House Mike Johnson of being a "Christian nationalist" who poses "a bigger threat than al-Qaeda." But Carville's calumniations served a deeper purpose: They point out the profound spiritual void that causes liberal politicos to dehumanize faithful Christians for believing in eternal, pre-political morals.

News Youth and Muslim Voting Blocs Show Signs of Moving Away from Biden
Youth and Muslim Voting Blocs Show Signs of Moving Away from Biden
December 4, 2023

Heading into the 2024 election, early polling of young voters as well as public anger manifested by Muslim groups over events in the Middle East indicate that President Joe Biden may be losing ground in at least two key voting blocs that have traditionally voted strongly blue in past elections.

Commentary U.K. Poll: Bible Viewed as ‘Hate Speech,’ Young Adults Open to Banning It
U.K. Poll: Bible Viewed as ‘Hate Speech,’ Young Adults Open to Banning It
December 4, 2023

A recent poll conducted by Whitestone Insights asked 2,088 U.K. adults if they agreed with this statement: "Unless the offending parts can be edited out, books containing what some perceive as hate speech should be banned from general sale, including if necessary religious texts such as the Bible." The results showed a substantial amount of Brits agreed with the statement above, with 18 to 34-year-olds making up 23% of those who agreed and 35 to 54-year-olds making up 17%. These statistics reflect what we already see in the U.K.

Commentary Cosmopolitan Is Promoting a Satanic Abortion Ritual, and It’s as Evil as You’d Expect
Cosmopolitan Is Promoting a Satanic Abortion Ritual, and It’s as Evil as You’d Expect
December 4, 2023

The November/December 2023 issue of Cosmopolitan features a lengthy article promoting abortion as a Satanic ritual. The piece centers around The Satanic Temple's (TST) involvement in litigation aimed at removing Christian symbols from the public square and opposing state-level pro-life laws. While TST admittedly makes for an interesting subject for analysis, the group's virtual abortion center is relatively small and insignificant.

Commentary As Israel-Hamas War Resumes, U.S. Navy Intercepts Drones in Red Sea
As Israel-Hamas War Resumes, U.S. Navy Intercepts Drones in Red Sea
December 4, 2023

Israel is at war again. A four-day truce turned into eight, as the combatants took turns releasing prisoners - with Hamas releasing hostages captured in its October 7 raid, and Israel releasing three times as many security prisoners. But, on Friday, instead of delivering all the promised hostages to Israel, Hamas delivered another barrage of rockets.

Commentary Sabrina Carpenter’s New Music Video Reveals a Cultural Contempt for Churches
Sabrina Carpenter’s New Music Video Reveals a Cultural Contempt for Churches
December 4, 2023

It's not every day that a pop star gets a Catholic priest stripped of administrative duty, but 24-year-old Sabrina Carpenter recently managed to do just that. Carpenter's new music video for her song "Feather" has several scenes which take place in a church. Filmed at the historic 19th-century Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn, the juxtaposition of inappropriate content in a sacred space has rightly caused outrage among the faithful.

Commentary Pro-Terrorist Mob Darkens Christmas Tree Lighting
Pro-Terrorist Mob Darkens Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2023

For a brief moment Wednesday night, a scene out of a gritty political serial interposed itself onto a Hallmark Christmas moment. Pro-Palestinian activists descended on downtown Manhattan, intending to "flood" the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, in honor of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, Hamas's code name for their brutal October 7 terror attack on innocent Israeli civilians that killed 1,200 Israelis and wounded more than 5,000. The war on Christmas looks a little different this year.

Commentary The Plague of Subjectivity Causes the ‘Death of Truth’
The Plague of Subjectivity Causes the ‘Death of Truth’
December 2, 2023

The "my truth" movement is merely subjectivity cloaked in a title I assume is meant to be empowering. But what "my truth" means is that nothing is objective, rather, everything is up to our own interpretations. It's not empowering. It's foolishness. A society living under such a mentality makes objective truth impossible. Anything is offensive if deemed offensive, anything is wrong if deemed wrong, and anything is hateful if deemed hateful. Yet, this same movement proclaims, "You can't tell me I'm offensive, wrong, or hateful because it is my truth."

News Mohler: Left-Wing Anti-Semitism Motivated by ‘Hatred of God’
Mohler: Left-Wing Anti-Semitism Motivated by ‘Hatred of God’
December 1, 2023

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday took the rare step of rebuking his own party's left flank for anti-Semitism, criticizing them for believing that the principle, "Injustice against one oppressed group is injustice against all ... does not extend to the Jewish people." Schumer usually deploys his speeches to benefit Democrats at Republicans' expense, but an increasing tally of violent anti-Semitic incidents in progressive strongholds has grown too glaring to ignore. In a Thursday conversation on "Washington Watch," Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler said left-wing attacks on Jews ultimately boiled down to their "hatred of God."

Commentary Minnesota Middle School Restricted Cell Phones a Year Ago, the Results Are ‘Just Night and Day’
Minnesota Middle School Restricted Cell Phones a Year Ago, the Results Are ‘Just Night and Day’
December 1, 2023

When I was in middle school, I had a flip phone meant exclusively to contact family members (and maybe a couple close friends). Half the time I didn't even want to text on it because it was one of those keyboards where you have to press the button two or three times to get the letter you want. I hardly used my phone at all, which I believe attributed to why I enjoyed middle school so much. Unlike an overwhelming number of kids and teenagers today, I was not glued to my screen.

News Republican George Santos Expelled from Congress in Historic Vote
Republican George Santos Expelled from Congress in Historic Vote
December 1, 2023

The House of Representatives voted to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), a former drag queen accused of spending campaign funds on his honeymoon after his same-sex marriage, from Congress in a 311-114 bipartisan vote Friday morning. Santos, who stands accused of breaking 23 laws including spending campaign funds to finance his lavish personal lifestyle, has become the 21st person ever expelled from Congress - an action the House last took 21 years ago.

News Journalists Testify to Congress on ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex’
Journalists Testify to Congress on ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex’
December 1, 2023

On Thursday, "Twitter Files" journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger detailed to the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government how the federal government pressured social media companies to suppress and censor the online speech of Americans in order to influence elections. The pair of reporters addressed the partisan, pro-Democrat nature of what they termed the "censorship-industrial complex." Taibbi said of political bias amongst organizations censoring Americans, "They all tend to drift in one direction."

Commentary Saturday People, Sunday People and Americans at Risk
Saturday People, Sunday People and Americans at Risk
November 30, 2023

On November 29 in New York, the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center Square was violently disrupted by hundreds of protestors, many in Islamic garb, chanting "From the River to the Sea..." - a call for the destruction of Israel. Unfortunately, far more than the Christmas holidays will be at risk as anti-Semitic, anti-Christian hatred continues to catch fire in the United States.

Commentary Having Children Is Not Just Okay, But Good
Having Children Is Not Just Okay, But Good
November 30, 2023

"Is it okay to have a child?" That question lay at the center of a book review titled, "The Morality of Having Kids in a Burning, Drowning World," which ran in Monday's print edition of The New Yorker magazine. By the title's framing, you might well guess that the question received remarkably serious treatment from the author, New Yorker editor Jessica Winter. The 3,000-word article pitted climate alarmism against the "private and primal" desire to bear offspring, with self-conscious philosophical ignorance framing the contest. Conspicuously absent was the Source of all truth and Standard of all morality, who has plenty to say on the ethics of childbearing.

Commentary Biden Takes the Military Hostage to Abortion: Will Congress Surrender?
Biden Takes the Military Hostage to Abortion: Will Congress Surrender?
November 30, 2023

There's no such thing as a drama-free December in D.C. - even without a government shutdown on the holiday horizon. Before Congress calls it quits on 2023, there are plenty of things for the parties to squabble over, including the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a city where consensus is rarer than a Santa sighting, the troop bill is probably the only area of consistent compromise. In fact, the military's budget passes so reliably that it hasn't missed a year since "West Side Story" was in theaters and gas cost $.27 a gallon. But that six-decade streak is on the line right now, and there's no one to blame but radical Democrats.

Commentary Old School, New School: Taylor Swift, Higher Education, and the Forgotten Classics
Old School, New School: Taylor Swift, Higher Education, and the Forgotten Classics
November 30, 2023

One might think a college course on Taylor Swift is a good idea: an opportunity for aspiring musicians to hone their skills in the style of a top-selling star, a chance for artists to immerse themselves in the pop icon's own ever-evolving, chameleonic approach to image, perhaps an occasion for wannabe music producers to study the artist's domination of music sales over the past few years. Yet one would be wrong.

News As Suicide Rate Reaches Record High, Experts Urge Believers to ‘Reach Out,’ ‘Be Present’
As Suicide Rate Reaches Record High, Experts Urge Believers to ‘Reach Out,’ ‘Be Present’
November 30, 2023

Americans are now taking their own lives at a rate never before observed in the United States. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report revealing that in 2022, the suicide rate reached 14.3 per 100,000 people, the highest rate ever recorded dating back to at least 1941. Experts and public policy leaders are ascribing the rise to a spiritual crisis brought on by increased secularization and the continued effort to rid the public square of God and biblical principles.

News ‘The Dark Clouds of Hamas Are Still Over Us’: Israeli Major
‘The Dark Clouds of Hamas Are Still Over Us’: Israeli Major
November 30, 2023

Since October 7, the war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas has steadily caused ruin and demise - even beyond the Middle East. In a recent development, Israel and the terror organization agreed to a temporary, four-day ceasefire, an agreement that demanded Israel release three Palestinian prisoners for each hostage released from the hands of Hamas. Major Doron Spielman, the international spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, explained on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" that this was not an easy exchange.

Commentary Americans Put the Holiday Hurt on Disney, Target, Others as Boycotts Bleed into Christmas
Americans Put the Holiday Hurt on Disney, Target, Others as Boycotts Bleed into Christmas
November 29, 2023

When Disney CEO Bob Iger sat down to talk with employees about his bumpy year at the helm Tuesday, he said, "I knew there were myriad challenges that I would face." What he didn't count on was those "myriad challenges" being millions of still-angry Americans. After management ran the brand into the ground over a popular parental rights' law last year, nothing seems to be rehabilitating the company's image. Even the second coming of Iger, who was behind the wheel for some of Disney's best chapters, hasn't brought back the magic for consumers. Now, staring down a holiday season with crashing stocks, box office losers, and even less goodwill, will Iger stop riding this polarized express?

News Meta Is ‘Manipulating Platforms to Make Kids More Addicted’: State AG
Meta Is ‘Manipulating Platforms to Make Kids More Addicted’: State AG
November 29, 2023

In the wake of strong evidence pointing to the link between the declining mental health of young people and the rise of addictive social media sites, 41 state attorneys general have filed suit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, for manipulative business practices that they say intentionally target kids in order to ensnare them in social media addiction.

Commentary Education Secretary: ‘We’re from the Government; We’re Here to Help’
Education Secretary: ‘We’re from the Government; We’re Here to Help’
November 29, 2023

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona should have stuck to his remarks as written while addressing the Western Governor Association in Jackson Hole, Wyo. earlier this month. Instead, he ad-libbed, "as - I think it was - President Reagan said, 'We're from the government; we're here to help.'" He said it earnestly. The quotation was nearly verbatim, yet totally mistaken.

News Abortion Extremism Driving Catholics away from Democratic Party
Abortion Extremism Driving Catholics away from Democratic Party
November 29, 2023

A new study is showing that Catholics have been abandoning the Democratic Party as the political faction increasingly embraces abortion extremism. According to data collected and analyzed by Ryan Burge, research director at Faith Counts, the past 50 years have seen white Catholics leaving the Democratic Party and beginning to coalesce around the GOP.

News Poll Shows Nationwide Support for Parental Notification Policies in Schools
Poll Shows Nationwide Support for Parental Notification Policies in Schools
November 29, 2023

A new poll is showing that a majority of Americans support school policies requiring teachers to inform parents of students' social gender transition efforts. According to a recent Center Square Voter's Voice Poll conducted in conjunction with Noble Predictive Insights, 66% of Americans from across the political spectrum - including Republicans, Democrats, and independent voters - responded that teachers should "be obligated to inform parents if their child changes their gender identification or preferred pronouns at school." Surprisingly, nearly half of Democrats (49%) signaled support for such policies, while less than a third (30%) opposed them.

Commentary Progressive Public High School Offers Race-Segregated Classes
Progressive Public High School Offers Race-Segregated Classes
November 29, 2023

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies have grown so diverse that they now include policies reminiscent of the Jim Crow era. A Chicago-area school district is attempting to boost academic achievement among black and Latino students by offering blacks-only and Latino-only classes. The segregated classes are called "affinity" classes, and they aim to reduce the so-called "academic achievement gap" by making black and Latino students feel more comfortable in class.

Commentary Former IDF Major: ‘I Can’t Even Imagine How Many Hamas and Hezbollah Cells Are in Your Country Right Now’
Former IDF Major: ‘I Can’t Even Imagine How Many Hamas and Hezbollah Cells Are in Your Country Right Now’
November 28, 2023

As more hostages walk out of their underground jail to freedom, the rosy picture of Hamas's "gentle" treatment is starting to unravel. While 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz praised her captors back in October for the regular food, medical care, and beds, others tell a different story. Twelve-year-old Eitan Yahalomi was "tortured during his confinement," his grandmother says - "beaten, forced at gunpoint to watch videos of Hamas atrocities, and threatened with death when he and other children cried." Left by himself in darkness for 16 days, Eitan has trouble speaking now.

News GOP to Biden: No Ukraine Funding until Southern Border Is Secure
GOP to Biden: No Ukraine Funding until Southern Border Is Secure
November 28, 2023

As Congress kicked back into session following the Thanksgiving break, Republican lawmakers are making their position crystal clear regarding continued aid to Ukraine: if the Biden administration wants billions of additional dollars for Ukraine's war against Russia, it must include legislation to provide solutions for the spiraling crisis at America's southern border.

Commentary Disney Admits to Prioritizing Politics over Profits
Disney Admits to Prioritizing Politics over Profits
November 28, 2023

The Walt Disney Company has been at the forefront of culture wars in recent years. Many became aware of their left-wing political proclivities when they aggressively opposed legislation in Florida that would prohibit schools from giving lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in kindergarten through third grade. The bill, which enjoyed broad public support (even among Democrats), was dishonestly described by progressive activists as the "Don't Say Gay" bill simply because it prohibited activists from proselytizing young children.

News The State of Abortion across the States
The State of Abortion across the States
November 28, 2023

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade was dismantled last summer, the fight against abortion has largely moved to the state level. Although many in the pro-life movement argue that there is a strong case to be made for the federal government's duty to protect the lives of unborn children, leftists have shifted their focus to campaigning for abortion on a state-by-state basis, with a particular emphasis on constitutional amendments declaring abortion a "right" under state law.

Commentary Schumer Races to Torch Senate Rules before House Wins for Tuberville in Conference
Schumer Races to Torch Senate Rules before House Wins for Tuberville in Conference
November 28, 2023

For Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the season of goodwill has its limits. As his chamber flies back to tie up loose ends before Christmas, the Democrat has one thing on his to-do list: stop Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). In his post-turkey Dear Colleague letter, the Senate leader outlined a number of December priorities, including combatting the supposedly "extreme and unprecedented obstruction by a single Republican Senator" - which he claims has "eroded centuries of Senate norms." Funny, critics argue, but isn't that what Schumer's party is threatening to do?

News For Young Men, Biden’s Economy Has Only Added to the Misery
For Young Men, Biden’s Economy Has Only Added to the Misery
November 27, 2023

As the U.S. economy under the Biden administration continues to underperform, White House officials continue to trumpet its praises, claiming that the economy is "moving on the right track." But amid ballooning homeownership costs, nagging inflation, swelling federal debt, soaring credit card debt and delinquency, and a decline in full-time jobs, young men in particular are struggling to find their footing.

Commentary Israel, Hamas Trade Prisoners, Extend Ceasefire
Israel, Hamas Trade Prisoners, Extend Ceasefire
November 27, 2023

Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day ceasefire which began Friday, during which Israel has agreed to release three Palestinian prisoners for every Israeli hostage freed. As of early Monday morning, Islamist terrorists based in Gaza had released 58 hostages, including 39 Israelis, while Israel had freed 117 Palestinians. Despite alleged and real violations of the ceasefire, the combatants agreed Monday to extend the ceasefire for two more days.

News Seattle Middle School Teacher Made Students Write Hate Mail to Moms for Liberty
Seattle Middle School Teacher Made Students Write Hate Mail to Moms for Liberty
November 27, 2023

Moms for Liberty, a conservative parental rights group, received a surprise package from Jane Addams Middle School in Seattle. It consisted of letters that appeared to be written by the middle school students with phrases such as "Say Gay," "Gay is slay, stop being a rat," and a repeated use of "Stop bullying." The mothers' group posted pictures of the package on X, writing, "Seattle Public Schools are spending class time indoctrinating and weaponizing your children."

Commentary Christians, Married People Feel Their Lives Are Most Meaningful: Study
Christians, Married People Feel Their Lives Are Most Meaningful: Study
November 27, 2023

Americans who believe in God and those who are married have a greater sense of meaning and purpose in their lives than unbelievers and single people, a new national survey has found. national survey has found. "Overall, religious Americans tend to believe their life is meaningful more often than do those who are not religious," the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Survey Center on American Life discovered.

Commentary Some Facts about Israel You Might Have Missed
Some Facts about Israel You Might Have Missed
November 27, 2023

The people of the tiny nation of Israel have taken a historically underdeveloped region and built a thriving country. For Israel to invite people possessed by an acute hatred for the Jewish people to enter its territory would be little more than national suicide.

News Army Tries to Bring Back Soldiers Booted for Refusing the COVID Vaccine
Army Tries to Bring Back Soldiers Booted for Refusing the COVID Vaccine
November 27, 2023

This month, news broke that the Army has sent letters to many of the troops who were ousted due to their refusal to receive the COVID vaccine, which explains that soldiers can correct their records and reenter the service. The reversal has been met with tremendous backlash.

Commentary The ‘Responsibility Liberation’: Why Men Need to be Part of the Pro-Life Effort
The ‘Responsibility Liberation’: Why Men Need to be Part of the Pro-Life Effort
November 25, 2023

"No uterus, no opinion." This sentiment is common in conversations concerning abortion - the idea that men should sit down and shut up. Although it's crude and presents a fundamental misunderstanding of the pro-life issue, the demeaning argument has been effective in pushing some men to the sidelines. They don't want to appear controlling and do not see how abortion affects them, so they remain silent or even advocate for "choice." But it's all based on lies.

Commentary God Brings Light out of Darkness: Our Family’s Adoption Story
God Brings Light out of Darkness: Our Family’s Adoption Story
November 25, 2023

November is National Adoption Month, and there are millions of families all over the world that can testify to the amazing blessings that adoption brings. While my family's story is very personal, I am hoping that by telling it, I can encourage other couples who are thinking about adoption.

Commentary Thanksgiving and the Legacy of the Pilgrims
Thanksgiving and the Legacy of the Pilgrims
November 22, 2023

The legacy of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving extends to all Americans and especially to believers. In 1621, for three days, 53 English colonists entertained and feasted with 90 Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth, Massachusetts. According to Plymouth Diplomat Edward Winslow, this was to "rejoice together in a special manner after bringing in their harvest ... by the goodness of God." This feast occurred after a winter in which half of the Plymouth colonists died. For generations, American leaders looked back to and upheld the Pilgrims as a shining example of living out the American ideals of faith, freedom, and virtue.

Commentary 24 Unchangeable Things to Be Thankful For
24 Unchangeable Things to Be Thankful For
November 22, 2023

Events of the past few months have reminded us that much of what we take for granted is not guaranteed - at least, not in this life. Yet there are things we can rely on, which are guaranteed, and which cannot be changed by our circumstances. They cannot be modified or imperiled by war, politics, the stock market, or even a cranky relative. While we thank God for his gifts, let's be sure to include the unchangeable ones.

News Pastor Sues San Diego Mayor over Alleged Anti-Christian Discrimination
Pastor Sues San Diego Mayor over Alleged Anti-Christian Discrimination
November 22, 2023

A San Diego pastor is filing a lawsuit against the city's mayor, alleging discrimination against his biblical views on gender and sexuality. Dennis Hodges of the Church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach in Lemon Grove, California, has been a member of San Diego's Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations since 2017. After he abstained from a vote condemning "transphobia," citing his Christian faith, Hodges was pressured to resign from his position on the San Diego County Human Relations Commission by some of his fellow commissioners.

Commentary In This Time of Crisis, Give Thanks for the One Who has Overcome the World
In This Time of Crisis, Give Thanks for the One Who has Overcome the World
November 22, 2023

To say that we live in a time of crisis is a quantum understatement. Wars and religious persecution abroad threaten our security and vital national interests. At home, abortion, anti-Semitism, the LGBTQ agenda, and a host of other matters cloud the country's horizon. Yet gratitude, which is never out of season, should especially fill our minds and hearts as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Commentary 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Social Sororities
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Social Sororities
November 22, 2023

Social sororities encourage and value femininity and have conservative qualities that people who did not participate in Greek life sometimes don't know about. Here are five things I learned based on my experience in a social sorority.

Commentary It’s Okay to Be Thankful
It’s Okay to Be Thankful
November 22, 2023

Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. This was two years after the start of the Civil War, fought in large part to decide the question of whether it was ever right for one man to own another. Today we are in different kind of civil war. Mercifully, this war is being fought on the internet and in legislative chambers rather than on battlefields, but that does not diminish the gravity of the conflict.

Commentary Who Were the Pilgrims, Really?
Who Were the Pilgrims, Really?
November 22, 2023

My guess is less than 5% of Americans have an accurate understanding of the Pilgrims. Religious freedom is often given as their reason for coming in 1620. However, that is misleading for two reasons. First, their purpose in coming was to extend the gospel to a land where it had never been preached. They believed themselves to be stepping stones for others to follow in the gospel's expansion. In a lot of children's textbooks, there is no mention of religious freedom in our contemporary understanding of that term.

News Anti-Christian Hate Crimes Spike in Europe
Anti-Christian Hate Crimes Spike in Europe
November 22, 2023

A new report is documenting a drastic rise in anti-Christian hate crimes across Europe. The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe (OIDAC Europe) published its annual report last week, detailing a 44% increase over the course of 2022 in social hostility towards and violent attacks against Christians as well as acts of vandalism and desecration against churches.

News 1 in 3 Women Worldwide Become Depressed after Abortion: Study
1 in 3 Women Worldwide Become Depressed after Abortion: Study
November 22, 2023

One out of every three women who has an abortion develops full-blown depression because of her choice, according to a scholarly review of data tracking post-abortive women around the world. In some nations, the share of women who feel depressed after undergoing an abortion is as high as 85%, noted the meta-analysis.

News Italy Mandates Porn Filters for Minors
Italy Mandates Porn Filters for Minors
November 22, 2023

A new law in Italy is blocking children from accessing pornography. On Tuesday, a new directive from the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (Agcom) went into effect, requiring all cell phone providers to install filtering software on SIM cards registered to minors.

Commentary A Big Government Thanksgiving Downgrade
A Big Government Thanksgiving Downgrade
November 22, 2023

Thanksgiving Day as we know it originated as a result of a big government initiative. How the government's view of Thanksgiving has changed over the years - as well as our own view - deserves a closer look.

Commentary Philippians 4:13: Can I Really Do ‘All Things’?
Philippians 4:13: Can I Really Do ‘All Things’?
November 21, 2023

Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." I'm sure you're familiar with this verse. After all, it's plastered on all sorts of things. We see it in the locker room as the players prepare to play in the championship game. They can do all things; they can win this game. Or on the lock screen on the phone of the mother of four. She can do all things; she can get these kids to bed. Now, I'm not here to say any of those applications of the verse are bad. However, I will say that they dramatically oversimplify the beautiful message the text proclaims.

Commentary What Does Osama bin Laden’s Viral Moment on TikTok Mean for America?
What Does Osama bin Laden’s Viral Moment on TikTok Mean for America?
November 21, 2023

Last week, TikTok videos about Osama bin Laden's "letter to America" went viral, with some on the platform suggesting bin Laden made some good points and was perhaps even justified in attacking the United States. Trying to process this bizarre development, some have argued that TikTokers praising the letter are simply stupid or uneducated. Yet, the problem runs deeper than ignorance and education. Too many Americans see reflected in bin Laden's words the same antipathy for the United States and the West that they have. This societal self-loathing is a grave threat.

News Franklin Graham after Seeing Hamas’s Carnage: ‘It’s Like Every Demon in Hell Was Let Loose’
Franklin Graham after Seeing Hamas’s Carnage: ‘It’s Like Every Demon in Hell Was Let Loose’
November 21, 2023

Everyone who's witnessed the aftermath of Hamas - who's stepped inside the charred houses or walked the bloody streets of a kibbutz after October 7 - has been changed. Like so many people who've seen pictures of the destruction on news sites across America, nothing prepared Franklin Graham for the sight of real graves, of bullet-holed walls, and haunted survivors. "These communities are empty," he said somberly, but the echoes of their tragedies live on.

Commentary Abortion, Miscarriage, and the Reality of an Unborn Child
Abortion, Miscarriage, and the Reality of an Unborn Child
November 21, 2023

Our country can't keep living in a state of cognitive dissonance where we claim to support women who miscarry, acknowledging the tragic loss of their child's life, while simultaneously dehumanizing the unborn and calling them merely "a clump of cells" when they are not wanted by their mothers.

News Liberal Colorado Judge Rules Trump Will Remain on Ballot
Liberal Colorado Judge Rules Trump Will Remain on Ballot
November 21, 2023

A Centennial State judge is rejecting a leftist-led attempt to bar former president Donald Trump from appearing on Republican primary ballots. Petitioners in Colorado argued last month that a Civil War-era clause in the 14th Amendment should be used to prohibit Trump from running for office.

News One Family’s Hamas Horror Story
One Family’s Hamas Horror Story
November 21, 2023

Yonatan Lulu-Shamriz's daughter was celebrating her second birthday on Oct. 7 in Israel. Inside the safe room of their home one mile from the border of Gaza, Lulu-Shamriz's little girl was delighted that she was allowed to eat her birthday cake with her fingers as her parents had not had time to grab forks as they fled into the safe room. The child was unaware of the Hamas terrorists outside, and her parents did everything they could to ensure it stayed that way.

Commentary MLB Eats (Jim) Crow in All-Star Return to Atlanta
MLB Eats (Jim) Crow in All-Star Return to Atlanta
November 20, 2023

In many ways, it was a decision that launched a thousand boycotts. If people wanted to trace the surge of consumer activism back to its root, Georgia was probably the straw that broke the woke camel's back. When Major League Baseball decided to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta over a 2021 law to safeguard elections, fans decided they'd had enough. Everyday Americans, who were already well past their boiling point on cancel culture, hit back. Now, in a delicious turn of events, Commissioner Rob Manfred has come crawling back to the city he shunned.

Commentary Two Good News Stories You May Have Missed This Week
Two Good News Stories You May Have Missed This Week
November 20, 2023

Recent elections have brought discouraging news for the pro-life, pro-family Christians. Ad campaigns, as well-financed as they were deceptive, led to a small run of destructive decisions on life and recreational marijuana use over the last few weeks. Red waves turned into puddles. And hostile politicos burrowed deep into the federal bureaucracy have come out of hiding to weaponize the federal government against the voters. But the media have magnified this relatively short string of setbacks into a narrative of secular progressivism's inevitable triumph, while muting stories that would encourage the pro-life movement.

News Thousands Sign Petition to Boycott Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade over Trans Agenda
Thousands Sign Petition to Boycott Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade over Trans Agenda
November 20, 2023

'Tis the season to boycott. At least that's what 36,000 petitioners have signed up to do with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dating back to 1924, the parade has been a beloved kickoff to the holidays. As New York City streets are filled with floats, costumes, dancing, music, and all kinds of talent, the event has traditionally been designed for family fun. But One Million Moms (OMM), an organization of Christians, have launched a campaign against the parade for its "liberal nonsense."

News As Homeownership Costs Soar and Inflation Persists, Americans Sour on Biden’s Economy
As Homeownership Costs Soar and Inflation Persists, Americans Sour on Biden’s Economy
November 20, 2023

President Joe Biden turned 81 years old on Monday, and he was greeted with the lowest approval rating ever recorded by NBC News at 40%. While a large part of the number is due to Democrats' disapproval of Biden's handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict, it's also likely a reflection of an economy that continues to struggle under the weight of persistent inflation, skyrocketing mortgage rates, a decline in full-time jobs, and ever-expanding federal debt.

Commentary We Need to Talk about Joe: Dems Show Growing Concern over Aged, Inept Biden
We Need to Talk about Joe: Dems Show Growing Concern over Aged, Inept Biden
November 20, 2023

Joe Biden was heralded in 2020 as a reasonable moderate Democrat, a shrewd D.C. veteran, and a return to "normalcy" after the "madness" of the Trump presidency. Three years later, with a presidential election looming and the potential return of Donald Trump on the horizon, Democrats and their media mouthpieces are suffering from buyers' remorse and, perhaps even more shockingly, no longer trying to hide it.

Commentary This Thanksgiving, Remembering Families Fractured by Transgenderism
This Thanksgiving, Remembering Families Fractured by Transgenderism
November 20, 2023

The holiday season is always hard for families that have endured the recent loss of a family member. But the parents of trans-identified young people have been enduring a prolonged, unrelenting loss, many times because their children have cut family ties as part of their new "gender identity." Some children have vanished entirely from their parents' lives. Some parents I know have labeled this experience an excruciating "living death." For most people, Thanksgiving is infused with goodwill and gratitude, but for these moms and dads, it's a heartache punctuated with piercing anguish.

Commentary The Gospel Message of Hope Triumphs over the World’s Message of Hopelessness
The Gospel Message of Hope Triumphs over the World’s Message of Hopelessness
November 19, 2023

Suffering holds the mind in anguish, in a tunnel that, hopelessly, seems without end. The reality is that this world is fallen, full of sin and depravity. To some degree or another, the effect of sin makes suffering inevitable. And a fallen world cannot be the cure for itself, nor the problems it births. The only thing that overcomes darkness is light. The world will always fall short because it lacks the only hope amid suffering: Christ.

News U.S. Catholic Bishops Call on Americans to Vote Pro-Life
U.S. Catholic Bishops Call on Americans to Vote Pro-Life
November 18, 2023

The Catholic bishops of the U.S. are urging Americans to vote pro-life, reaffirming that abortion is the "preeminent" issue facing the nation. At their annual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted to strengthen pro-life language in its voting guide for Catholics, typically issued ahead of every presidential election.

News  As Male Takes Another Girls’ Sports Title, Movement Grows to Keep Sexes Separate
As Male Takes Another Girls’ Sports Title, Movement Grows to Keep Sexes Separate
November 17, 2023

On November 8, a biological male took first place in a high school girls' cross country championship meet in California. While the incident marked the latest example of a school allowing a gender confused male to compete against females and claim a title, a growing effort is underway across the country to keep the sexes separated for sports in order to foster fairness and safety.

Commentary Target Pushes ahead with Woke Holiday Merch Despite Financial Losses
Target Pushes ahead with Woke Holiday Merch Despite Financial Losses
November 17, 2023

Target's second quarter earnings report proved the company still hasn't rebounded from its Pride fallout this summer, showing a 5.4% decrease in sales - the first drop in roughly six years. The company's third quarter report was no better, revealing an additional 4.9% drop. Thanks to Target's partnership with a satanist designer and its highly controversial Pride line - which pushed transgender extremism on an audience largely of children - the backlash continues to hurt the stores' bottom line.

News EXCLUSIVE: The Facts Behind the Murfreesboro ‘Anti-Gay’ Ordinance
EXCLUSIVE: The Facts Behind the Murfreesboro ‘Anti-Gay’ Ordinance
November 17, 2023

A Nashville suburb, under intense media fire for passing an ordinance banning sexual conduct during public marches, has exclusively told The Washington Stand it wanted to send a message that sexual activity in public is "inconsistent with contemporary community standards."

News U.S. Business Execs Give Chinese Dictator Multiple Standing Ovations During Exclusive Dinner
U.S. Business Execs Give Chinese Dictator Multiple Standing Ovations During Exclusive Dinner
November 17, 2023

Following President Biden's and Chinese President Xi Jinping's summit on Wednesday, the communist dictator, whose government has perpetrated extensive, well-documented crimes against humanity, was warmly received with multiple standing ovations at a lavish dinner that evening in San Francisco attended by prominent U.S. business executives and government officials.

Commentary A Tale of Two Athletes
A Tale of Two Athletes
November 16, 2023

Professional sports have a way of testing the character, mental toughness, and, yes, faith of athletes and coaches alike. To the ones on the field giving it their all, the testing only intensifies when things out of their control, like a game ending injury or bad play, occur. Jobs are on the line as eager backups look on from the sidelines. A bad performance or an injury can cost a player their starting position or possibly even their career. In the world of sports, foundations are tested and character is revealed.

Commentary Left-Wing Anti-Semitic Crowd Targets DNC, Provokes Capitol Police Response
Left-Wing Anti-Semitic Crowd Targets DNC, Provokes Capitol Police Response
November 16, 2023

U.S. Capitol Police responded Wednesday night as "approximately 150 people" were "illegally and violently protesting" at the headquarters for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The group of left-wing demonstrators disrupted a Democratic campaign event by chanting pro-Hamas slogans such as "ceasefire now" outside the building, then refused police instructions to relocate away from the building. The incident continues a trend of left-wing, anti-Semitic protests expressing anger at Democratic support for Israel and crossing the line between protected speech and violence.

Commentary RNC Chair: If Republicans Want to Win, ‘We Can’t Be Silent on Life’
RNC Chair: If Republicans Want to Win, ‘We Can’t Be Silent on Life’
November 16, 2023

After last Tuesday's dismal GOP election results, everyone is looking for a Republican to blame. The usual target is not always the right one, as Vivek Ramaswamy's crusade against RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel shows. She's a "losing leader," he's insisted over the last several days, even starting a petition to oust the recently reelected party boss. "Where is the accountability for years of losing?" the young entrepreneur wanted to know. Frankly it belongs here: with conservatives who refuse to fight for conservative values.

News Harvard Medical School Declares Trans Surgeries ‘Essential’
Harvard Medical School Declares Trans Surgeries ‘Essential’
November 16, 2023

The nation's top medical school is billing gender transition surgeries as "essential" for future doctors to learn. Harvard Medical School is offering a fall 2023 and spring 2024 elective course entitled "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," which will offer students "an opportunity to participate in procedures that span the entire specialty including hand surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery, lymphatic surgery, orthoplastic surgery, gender affirming surgery, and cosmetic surgery," according to a course description. The course allows medical students to practice gender transition surgeries on adult patients at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston.

News As Xi Promises ‘Dialogue,’ Experts Warn of ‘Smokescreen’ to Buy Time for China
As Xi Promises ‘Dialogue,’ Experts Warn of ‘Smokescreen’ to Buy Time for China
November 16, 2023

As Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to California Wednesday to meet with President Biden amid the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, experts warned that Biden should limit direct engagement with the communist regime and should not expect Xi to keep any promises in the wake of repeated hostile actions China has taken against the U.S.

Commentary Dems Try to Stop Tuberville by Setting Fire to Senate Rules
Dems Try to Stop Tuberville by Setting Fire to Senate Rules
November 15, 2023

In football, you don't get to change the rules if you're losing. But in the Senate, Democrats (and sadly, some Republicans) have decided that's the only way to win against one coach: Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala). As usual, if the Left can't beat someone fair and square, they'll burn down whatever's standing in their way. In this case, it's more than 100 years of precedent.

Commentary Hamas Hides in Hospitals as Israel Advances through Gaza
Hamas Hides in Hospitals as Israel Advances through Gaza
November 15, 2023

Israeli forces have made steady progress since entering the Gaza Strip two weeks ago, but their task is complicated by efforts to minimize civilian casualties while fighting an enemy whose main strategy is to hide behind civilians.

News Shocker: Gen Z’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage Falls Precipitously
Shocker: Gen Z’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage Falls Precipitously
November 15, 2023

Gen Z is said to be the most LGBTQ generation in American history, but a new poll shows young people's support for a pillar of the sexual revolution has fallen precipitously. Gen Z's support for same-sex marriage has plummeted by 11 percentage points in two years, according to a new survey released last Thursday by the American Enterprise Institute's Survey Center on American Life.

Commentary Higher Inflation Sticks Around for the Holidays
Higher Inflation Sticks Around for the Holidays
November 15, 2023

Inflation remains elevated despite a brief dip, according to October's Consumer Price Index (CPI), released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The topline numbers - a 0.0% increase from September and a 3.2% increase from a year earlier - masks the true toll inflation has taken on American families. In fact, it's entirely possible that, due to rising coal prices, naughty children can now expect Santa to leave Bidenomics in their stockings this Christmas.

News Mich. Judge Rejects Bid to Block Trump from 2024 Ballot
Mich. Judge Rejects Bid to Block Trump from 2024 Ballot
November 15, 2023

A Michigan judge is ruling against using an antiquated Civil War-era clause to keep former President Donald Trump off the 2024 primary ballot. Court of Claims Judge James Redford ruled Tuesday against claims that a clause in the 14th Amendment barring Confederates from holding public office due to their prior rebellion applies to Trump due to his contesting the 2020 presidential election results.

Commentary Peace with China - Through American Strength
Peace with China - Through American Strength
November 15, 2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in San Francisco on Wednesday to meet with President Biden. The event is designed to soothe relations between the two nations. And according to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, Biden is "coming into this meeting from a strong position." This is partly true.

Commentary Johnson Scores First Win, Dodging Shutdown and Year-End Bloat
Johnson Scores First Win, Dodging Shutdown and Year-End Bloat
November 15, 2023

That sound you hear in Washington, D.C. is every congressional staffer breathing a sigh of relief. For once, the Hill will be home at a reasonable time for Christmas - not staring down another government shutdown or stuffing an unread trillion-dollar omnibus down the Democrats' chimney. In the real first hurdle of Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) young tenure, the House did as he asked: they passed a budget bridge to next year that spares America a whole lot of headaches.

Commentary Supreme Court Releases Ethics Statement to Combat Media Smears
Supreme Court Releases Ethics Statement to Combat Media Smears
November 14, 2023

All nine Supreme Court justices signed a Code of Conduct included in a 15-page statement the court released Monday. The statement responds to a well-funded, coordinated left-wing smear campaign that has aimed to discredit the court - or at least its most conservative members - by manufacturing apparent corruption scandals. The court's critics remain unmollified.

News ‘We March for a Light over Darkness’: The D.C. Israel Rally
‘We March for a Light over Darkness’: The D.C. Israel Rally
November 14, 2023

"I was told there was gonna be 90 people here," said a woman as she walked among the masses. On the National Mall Tuesday, hundreds of thousands gathered from across the U.S. to stand firm amid horrendous controversy and anti-Semitism. But despite those in opposition, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) proclaimed boldly, "We are here united - Democrat and Republican - to say, 'We stand with Israel."

News Law Enforcement Expose Elite Prostitution Ring
Law Enforcement Expose Elite Prostitution Ring
November 14, 2023

Law enforcement officials are exposing a sex-trafficking ring that allegedly counted politicians, military brass, Big Tech, and Big Pharma executives as "customers." According to the U.S. attorney's office for the district of Massachusetts, three men were arrested last week for reportedly operating a network of high-end, expensive, exclusive brothels, catering to the elite of Boston and Washington, D.C.

Commentary Israel: On Our Minds and Hearts
Israel: On Our Minds and Hearts
November 14, 2023

Since October 7, Israel has continuously been in our thoughts and prayers. The exposure of Hamas's brutal hatred for Israel's Jewish people continues to distress us. We've both spent considerable time in the Jewish State during different decades and for different reasons. And now, following Hamas's diabolical massacre in southern Israel and its military aftermath, we are reflecting on beloved Israeli friends - some who have passed on, and others who are still fighting today.

Commentary Weiss: The War in Gaza Is a Fight for Civilization against Barbarism
Weiss: The War in Gaza Is a Fight for Civilization against Barbarism
November 14, 2023

The current war between Israel and Hamas has created unlikely allies. On Friday, liberal journalist and founder of The Free Press, Bari Weiss, gave a remarkable speech at the conservative Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention. One attendee said it may have been the most enthusiastically received speech in the 20-year history of the annual Barbara Olson Memorial Lecture. In Weiss's speech, titled "You Are the Last Line of Defense," she pleaded with America - and the world - to stand up against the horrific barbarism of Hamas and other evil actors and fight for what's right.

Commentary In D.C., No One Is Immune from Rampant Lawlessness
In D.C., No One Is Immune from Rampant Lawlessness
November 14, 2023

Late Sunday night, three would-be criminals attempted to break into an unmarked, unoccupied SUV belonging to the Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi. They smashed a window but fled the scene in "a red vehicle" when one agent fired his service weapon.

News ‘These Are Republic-Ending Tactics’: Constitutional Expert Weighs in on Left’s War against Trump
‘These Are Republic-Ending Tactics’: Constitutional Expert Weighs in on Left’s War against Trump
November 14, 2023

A constitutional expert is warning that Democrats are using "lawfare" to persecute former President Donald Trump and keep him off the 2024 ballot. Mike Davis, founder of originalist constitutional think tank Article 3 Project, spoke Monday to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins about the threat posed by Democrats violating and selectively weaponizing the rule of law to target Trump. Davis began by explaining, "This is absolutely Democrat lawfare and election interference. It is unprecedented. It is very dangerous to democracy that the Democrats pretend like they are protecting."

Commentary Megan Rapinoe and the Pagan View of Suffering
Megan Rapinoe and the Pagan View of Suffering
November 14, 2023

Proverbs 19:3 states, "When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord." In other words, sinners have a way of causing their own misfortune, then blaming it on God. Don't get me wrong, accidents do happen. Take soccer star Megan Rapinoe, for example. On Saturday, during the National Women's Soccer League championship game, she suffered an injury likely to be a torn Achilles tendon.

Commentary Dems Threaten Tuberville after Going All-in on Abortion
Dems Threaten Tuberville after Going All-in on Abortion
November 13, 2023

There's a danger for both parties of reading too much into last Tuesday's elections. That message may already be lost on Democrats, who seem determined to take 2023's results as a mandate to turn every meaningful policy discussion into a debate about abortion. But could they be overplaying their hand? Is the average voter so enamored with the killing of unborn babies that they'd be willing to stop the military's funding over it? Apparently, Joe Biden's party is willing to gamble everything to find out.

News  Conservatives Secure School Board Victories across Country
Conservatives Secure School Board Victories across Country
November 13, 2023

Amid a mainstream media narrative claiming that conservative school board candidates were "drubbed" at the ballot box last Tuesday, dozens of school board candidates endorsed by 1776 Project PAC and Moms for Liberty won their races.

Commentary Members Sour on Speaker Johnson’s Fiscal Lemonade
Members Sour on Speaker Johnson’s Fiscal Lemonade
November 13, 2023

New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) inherited a mess. Conservative efforts to return the congressional budget process to regular order were months behind schedule. Then an intra-party power play derailed House efforts to complete the schedule necessary to turn the group project in late, with a generous, 45-day extension. With that extension deadline approaching - this Friday - life handed Johnson a sack full of lemons, and he chose to make lemonade.

Commentary GUEST: America Must Stand with Israel
GUEST: America Must Stand with Israel
November 13, 2023

Since regaining their homeland, the Jewish people have been a stalwart Middle Eastern ally of Americans. Israel remains a counterweight against radical forces in the Middle East, including radical Islam and violent extremism. Israel has also prevented the further proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the region by thwarting Iran, Iraq, and Syria's nuclear programs. This makes Israel our greatest ally and friend. Israel and America work together to ensure peace throughout the Middle East.

Commentary What Comes After Ohio’s Issue 1?
What Comes After Ohio’s Issue 1?
November 13, 2023

Fresh off a lopsided victory in the 2023 election, the abortion industry has revealed its plans to pave the way for future electoral victories - which include taxpayer-subsidized abortion, expanding transgender surgeries, stigmatizing criticism, and shifting the blame for all post-abortion regret to the pro-life movement.

News A ‘Critical Moment’: Broad Coalition to March against Anti-Semitism on National Mall Tuesday
A ‘Critical Moment’: Broad Coalition to March against Anti-Semitism on National Mall Tuesday
November 13, 2023

On Friday, "Washington Watch" guest host and former Congressman Jody Hice had a chance to sit down with Rabbi Yaakov Menken, managing director of the coalition for Jewish Values, about the dramatic rise of anti-Semitism across the country. To push back on that astonishing wave, thousands plan to descend on the National Mall on Tuesday for a pro-Israel rally. For more on that event and Menken's perspective, check out his interview below.

Commentary Gang of House Republicans Join Biden’s Fight for More Abortion
Gang of House Republicans Join Biden’s Fight for More Abortion
November 13, 2023

There's a reason Congress hasn't passed all 12 appropriations bills since 1997 - it's a messy, tedious, and time-consuming process. But more than that, it has the uncomfortable tendency to expose a party's deep ideological cracks. Those differences of opinion can be fatal for spending debates, especially when you're the party in charge. And while none of this is news to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), it will be news if he can find a way to work through it.

Commentary Come as You Are, But Don’t Stay as You Are
Come as You Are, But Don’t Stay as You Are
November 12, 2023

You know the saying, "come as you are?" I think it's a great idea - perhaps even beautiful, as it portrays the truth of a loving and compassionate God who welcomes the broken, the poor, the hurt, the lost, and the desperate. Christianity is not for those who have it all together, it is for those who know how terribly they need a Savior. And I believe the phrase, "come as you are," portrays this well, because you don't have to fix yourself prior to coming to Jesus.

Commentary Here’s What Christians in Washington, D.C. Have to Face
Here’s What Christians in Washington, D.C. Have to Face
November 11, 2023

An Arlington, Virginia voter, later identified as a federal contractor, went viral on Tuesday for cursing out a Republican poll greeter outside a precinct. In video of the incident, which has been viewed nearly 12 million times as of Friday morning, the contractor cursed out Republicans as "Bible-beating bigots and freaks" and "rapists" for supporting pro-life, pro-family policies.

Commentary BLACKWELL: The Crime Wave in America Is Crippling Our Nation
BLACKWELL: The Crime Wave in America Is Crippling Our Nation
November 10, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, crime has precipitously skyrocketed in cities across the country, as demonstrated by a recent report published by Our America. One crime in particular, retail theft, has destroyed businesses across the country, hurting consumers and businesses alike.

Commentary Abortion: The Left’s Unholy Grail
Abortion: The Left’s Unholy Grail
November 10, 2023

The Left holds up abortion as its Holy Grail - or Unholy Grail, as the case may be. This has been made painfully clear over the past few decades, most recently in the series of elections that took place across the nation earlier this week. Democrats campaigned aggressively on abortion, while Republicans often backed away from the topic.

Commentary The Path Forward Defending Life
The Path Forward Defending Life
November 10, 2023

This past week's election results have been discouraging for the pro-life movement. The hard-fought victory in the Dobbs Supreme Court decision gave Americans the opportunity to defend the unborn at the ballot box. Yet, instead of protecting the most vulnerable among us, the 2022 and 2023 elections proved why the fundamental right to life should never be left to a vote.

News Moderate Democrat Joe Manchin Retires, Giving GOP a Chance to Flip Senate Seat
Moderate Democrat Joe Manchin Retires, Giving GOP a Chance to Flip Senate Seat
November 10, 2023

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced Thursday afternoon that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate, offering Republicans the opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in the deep-red state next year. Meanwhile, Manchin may further undermine President Joe Biden's reelection prospects by laying the groundwork for an independent bid for president in the 2024 elections.

Commentary GOP Debaters’ Abortion Policies Need Life Support
GOP Debaters’ Abortion Policies Need Life Support
November 10, 2023

As citizens who vote to protect life from conception until natural death, we weren't surprised to awaken Thursday morning to some buzz about the questions on abortion during the third (too many) Republican debate held in Miami, Florida. It is stating the brutally obvious to observe that Republican candidates and even avowed pro-life elected officials have been struggling to communicate a vision of life in the post-Dobbs world. They have struggled to live up to governing with life-saving moral clarity and struggle to articulate a message more descriptive than "I'm pro-life" or, if we're lucky, "I'm 100% pro-life."

Commentary Ukraine, Israel, and the American World Order
Ukraine, Israel, and the American World Order
November 10, 2023

An emerging stream of thought in American politics questions America's longstanding international commitments because it doesn't remember why we made them in the first place. Why is America supplying Ukraine with weapons in its war against Russia? What is America's interest - as distinct from a Jew's or Christian's interest - in securing Israel's victory over Hamas? Would America really put its own blood and treasure on the line to defend the sovereignty of faraway Taiwan?

Commentary ‘Where Do We Put Them?’: Biden Seeks to Use Airports as Shelter for Migrants
‘Where Do We Put Them?’: Biden Seeks to Use Airports as Shelter for Migrants
November 10, 2023

Since President Joe Biden has been in office, over 10 million illegal immigrants have entered the U.S. through wide open borders. Yet, short of closing it, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Biden has done "everything that he can" to secure the border. And Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, when asked repeatedly if what's occurring at the border is a crisis, refused to say it is so. Additionally, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) asked Mayorkas, "So the situation at the border, you're saying, is not a disaster?" To which he responded, "That is correct."

News Exclusive: Speaker Mike Johnson on His Faith, the Media’s Attacks, and Congress’s Biggest Challenges
Exclusive: Speaker Mike Johnson on His Faith, the Media’s Attacks, and Congress’s Biggest Challenges
November 9, 2023

A month ago, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) never dreamed of the dramatic turn his career was about to take. Now, two weeks into what he calls a "whirlwind" promotion as House speaker, the Louisiana leader took time to sit down with longtime friend and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins to talk about the challenges, changes, and commitments he's working through as a devout Christian in one of the most powerful jobs in the world.

Commentary Israel Announces Four-Hour ‘Pauses’ instead of Three-Day Ceasefire
Israel Announces Four-Hour ‘Pauses’ instead of Three-Day Ceasefire
November 9, 2023

The White House announced Thursday morning that Israel had agreed to observe daily, four-hour-long pauses in the fighting to allow civilians to flee the area. Israel committed to announcing each pause three hours in advance and opening a second corridor for evacuations.

News Report Shows Federal Government Responsible for Censoring Americans
Report Shows Federal Government Responsible for Censoring Americans
November 9, 2023

A new report is revealing that the federal government partnered with universities and think tanks to censor conservative Americans. A document published Monday by the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government details how the government circumvented constitutional protections of free speech to censor alleged misinformation online, by collaborating with third-party organizations - mostly universities - to police and censor the online speech of American citizens. The report states, "What the federal government could not do directly, it effectively outsourced to the newly emerging censorship-industrial complex."

Commentary The Left Wants Pro-Lifers to Despair after Tuesday’s Election. Don’t.
The Left Wants Pro-Lifers to Despair after Tuesday’s Election. Don’t.
November 8, 2023

Unlike a lot of things in life, losing doesn't get any easier the more you do it. If anything, the sting turns to despair, as pro-lifers, who've slogged through seven bitter defeats since June of 2022, know well. Over the last several months, the jubilation of seeing Roe fall has been replaced by a sinking feeling that the cause of the unborn is doomed in the very place the justices have entrusted it: the states. But is that true - or are we just experiencing the pains of a battle we only just started fighting?

News GOP Bill Would Block Biden Administration from Funding Hamas
GOP Bill Would Block Biden Administration from Funding Hamas
November 8, 2023

New evidence emerged Monday that employees at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) publicly cheered Hamas's October 7 terrorist attack against Israel. The organization, which operates schools and humanitarian facilities in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere, receives a large portion of its funding from the U.S. government. For its anti-Israel sentiments, Senators Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have introduced legislation to cut off funding to Hamas through UNRWA and other channels.

News Report: U.S. Colleges Received $13 Billion from Mostly Authoritarian Regimes
Report: U.S. Colleges Received $13 Billion from Mostly Authoritarian Regimes
November 8, 2023

On Monday, the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) released a report revealing that American colleges and universities have received approximately $13 billion in undisclosed funds from foreign governments, many of which are authoritarian regimes such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. As the report and experts are noting, there appears to be a correlation between colleges that received money from Middle Eastern regimes and increased levels of anti-Semitic campus violence.

News After the Murder of a Jewish Man in California, Tlaib Is Censured for Anti-Semitism
After the Murder of a Jewish Man in California, Tlaib Is Censured for Anti-Semitism
November 8, 2023

On Monday, news broke that a Jewish man died during an altercation with a pro-Palestinian protestor. Some media outlets have chosen to frame this as an uncontroversial incident, overlooking the troubling circumstances. Paul Kessler, a 69-year-old Jewish man, engaged in a pro-Israel counter-demonstration in Los Angeles with his wife when a supporter of Palestine came and struck Kessler in the head with a bullhorn. The elderly man fell backward, hit his head, and bled severely from both the back of his head and his mouth.

Commentary Lose-Lose: Mike Johnson, Pornography, and the Scorn of the Left
Lose-Lose: Mike Johnson, Pornography, and the Scorn of the Left
November 8, 2023

Pornography is one of the Left's favorite political tools. It can be used to cudgel, browbeat, castigate, and shame conservatives into silence - a potential that leftists capitalize on every chance they get. The best part about it - for leftists, at any rate - is that it's a double-edged sword, as the case of newly-minted speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) makes evident.

News Pro-Life Cause Suffers Losses in Ohio and Other States in 2023 Elections
Pro-Life Cause Suffers Losses in Ohio and Other States in 2023 Elections
November 8, 2023

The pro-life cause suffered major setbacks in the 2023 off-year election, as voters in Ohio adopted a vaguely-worded constitutional amendment creating a "right" to abortion until birth and other "reproductive decisions." Ohioans also legalized recreational marijuana, while other national bellwether states defeated a rising pro-life candidate for governor of Kentucky, elected a pro-abortion Supreme Court justice in Pennsylvania, and handed full control of Virginia's state legislature to Democrats.

News The U.S. Puts $4.1 Billion toward LGBT Causes Globally
The U.S. Puts $4.1 Billion toward LGBT Causes Globally
November 7, 2023

Despite an ongoing war in the Middle East, open borders flooding in millions of illegal immigrants, a worsening drug crisis, and increased risk of terrorist attacks in the U.S., President Joe Biden apparently has other priorities. According to an Epoch Times investigation of government spending, in the last three fiscal years, $4.1 billion "in federal money from taxpayers" has been put towards LGBT initiatives both within the U.S. and across the globe.

News Democrats Campaign on LGBT Issues to Attempt Takeover of Pa. School Board
Democrats Campaign on LGBT Issues to Attempt Takeover of Pa. School Board
November 7, 2023

Democrats in the Keystone State are relying on LGBT issues to take control of a school board. Pennsylvanians will vote today on whether to hand the Central Bucks School District - the state's third-largest, serving over 17,000 students - to Republicans campaigning on parental rights or Democrats campaigning on LGBT issues. Republicans currently hold six of the school board's nine seats; Democrats must take four of the five seats up for grabs to take control, while Republicans only need to keep two.

Commentary Sick: Ohio Issue 1 Ads Present a False, ‘Pro-Abortion’ Jesus
Sick: Ohio Issue 1 Ads Present a False, ‘Pro-Abortion’ Jesus
November 7, 2023

Some elections have a deeper significance than choosing the policies that will guide us. They are harbingers of a spiritual and moral change taking place among our people. The election over Ohio's Issue 1, where ads proclaim that followers of Jesus should be "pro-abortion," is one such election.

Commentary Skillet’s John Cooper Warns ‘We Really Are on the Brink of Western Civilization’
Skillet’s John Cooper Warns ‘We Really Are on the Brink of Western Civilization’
November 6, 2023

How can we expect to build a society with delusional people? It's a fair question - one that rocker John Cooper is asking in his new book, "Wimpy, Weak, and Woke." The lead singer of Skillet, one of the few Christian crossover bands to thrive in mainstream music, has had a rare microphone for truth in his 27-year career. With success has come opportunity, and Cooper is using his platform in the metal universe to warn Americans - "We are in dire straits."

News ‘Satan Doesn’t Want to See More People Following Christ’: Religious Persecution Grows Globally
‘Satan Doesn’t Want to See More People Following Christ’: Religious Persecution Grows Globally
November 6, 2023

More horror stories continue to emerge of the Christian persecution taking place in countries across the globe. Jeff King, the president of International Christian Concern, is dedicated to spreading awareness of this intense persecution that is often overlooked. "[I]n the last 20 years, 400,000 Christians have been murdered and 18 million people kicked out of their homes," he shared on "Washington Watch."

News Report: Charter Schools Significantly Outperform Public Schools
Report: Charter Schools Significantly Outperform Public Schools
November 6, 2023

A new report has revealed that American charter schools are outperforming traditional public schools on a variety of metrics. The news comes as an increasing amount of parents are opting to educate their children outside of the public school setting amid an avalanche of controversy over gender and race ideology, sexually explicit books and curriculums, males competing in girls' sports, and more.

News Dems Accuse Gavin Newsom of Running ‘Shadow Campaign’ against Biden
Dems Accuse Gavin Newsom of Running ‘Shadow Campaign’ against Biden
November 6, 2023

Liberals and Democrats are slamming California's left-wing governor for allegedly running a "shadow campaign" to take the White House next year. On his HBO show "Real Time," liberal host and comedian Bill Maher mocked Governor Gavin Newsom (D) for supposedly running a secret campaign to earn the 2024 Democratic nomination for president.

Commentary Ohio’s Issue 1 Erases Parenthood
Ohio’s Issue 1 Erases Parenthood
November 6, 2023

If Issue 1 passes in Ohio, it will effectively deny parents the ability to protect their minor daughters from predatory neighbors, family members, or industries favored by the Democratic Party. But perhaps its greatest offense comes in its attempt to legally dismantle parents' rights to direct, guide, or even be aware of the most consequential decisions in their children's lives.

Commentary ‘Separation of Church and State’ Myths and the Ohio Issue 1 Abortion Battle
‘Separation of Church and State’ Myths and the Ohio Issue 1 Abortion Battle
November 6, 2023

On Tuesday, Ohioans have a very important decision to make. Issue 1 on every Ohioans' ballot will enshrine one of the most vague - and thus up to extreme interpretations - rights to "reproductive medical treatment, including but not limited to abortion ..." into our state Constitution. As this is considered a self-executing constitutional amendment and not a proposed statute, the state legislature will have absolutely no ability to amend this later down the line, unless a second constitutional amendment is put on the ballot, revising the first. So, what does this mean in real life?

Commentary PERKINS: The Left Fails the Test on Mike Johnson
PERKINS: The Left Fails the Test on Mike Johnson
November 6, 2023

Over the last two weeks, one of the many attacks on new Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) Christian faith has been the claim that he "believes in a religious litmus test for politicians." The media's exaggerations and distortions are about a seminar Mike and his wife, Kelly, taught. I know quite a bit about this - not only because I was a part of the seminar - but because the class Mike and his wife Kelly led was based on a God and government course I've taught for over 25 years.

Commentary Speaker Johnson Is Right about the Separation of Church and State
Speaker Johnson Is Right about the Separation of Church and State
November 6, 2023

Since Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) unexpected election to lead the House of Representatives, progressives have busied themselves levying an array of brutal and sometimes slanderous attacks against Johnson. One of the top progressive talking points seems to be that Johnson allegedly has no respect for the "separation of church and state." Yet, when properly understood, the evidence for such allegations quickly unravels.

Commentary Who Determines American Culture?
Who Determines American Culture?
November 5, 2023

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "American culture?" Do you have a positive reaction to the phrase or a negative one? Do you think about our culture in terms of our history or about the tendencies and values of the current generation? Whatever your reaction and whatever comes to mind, there are two facts about American culture that are undeniable: it is unique in the history of the world, and we are responsible for it.

Commentary The Believer’s Oxygen for Faith: Breathing in Scripture, Breathing Out Prayer
The Believer’s Oxygen for Faith: Breathing in Scripture, Breathing Out Prayer
November 4, 2023

Pastor and theologian Charles Spurgeon once said, "When asked, 'What is more important: prayer or reading the Bible?' I ask, 'What is more important: breathing in or breathing out?'" I would propose that, for the Christian, time in the Word and in prayer is no different, as they are essential to faith.

News 27 Top Law Firms Say Anti-Semitic Activities Will ‘Not Be Tolerated,’ Rescind Job Offers
27 Top Law Firms Say Anti-Semitic Activities Will ‘Not Be Tolerated,’ Rescind Job Offers
November 3, 2023

If Hamas's actions raping women, decapitating babies, and burning children alive isn't enough reason for students to condemn them, then not being able to find a job after graduation just might change their minds. Twenty-seven of America's top law firms recently conveyed this message through a letter: "anti-Semitic activities [will] not be tolerated at any of our firms." This applies to both law students and any "outside groups" involved.

Commentary You Can’t Have Your Theocracy and Eat It Too
You Can’t Have Your Theocracy and Eat It Too
November 3, 2023

"Ah, thank God for Salon, the voice of reason," said no one ever, and former "senior White House correspondent for Playboy" Brian Karem's latest article there is demonstrative of why. In a piece published Thursday and subtly, tastefully entitled "MAGA and Christian nationalism: Bigger threat to America than Hamas could ever be," Karem argues that so-called Christian nationalists pose a greater threat to the U.S. than Islamist terrorists like Hamas.

Commentary 5 GOP Senators Push Biden Administration’s Abortion Agenda for Them
5 GOP Senators Push Biden Administration’s Abortion Agenda for Them
November 3, 2023

By C-SPAN standards, Wednesday night's Senate proceedings were a telenovela. The Associated Press called it an "extraordinary showdown." NBC News nearly lapsed into poetry, "In a four-and-a-half-hour floor fight on Wednesday night ...." The knives were drawn, and Senate Republicans were out to get one of their own.

Commentary Pompeo: ‘Sweet Words and American Money and Diplomacy’ Won’t Stop Evil
Pompeo: ‘Sweet Words and American Money and Diplomacy’ Won’t Stop Evil
November 3, 2023

Watching the horrors unfold in Israel would be hard for anyone, but it has to be especially difficult for leaders like Mike Pompeo, who, as a member of the Trump administration, worked to ensure nightmares like this never happened. Three years removed from the White House, the world is a different place than it was when the 45th president was in power - and Americans aren't the only ones who feel it.

News Florida Severs Ties with the American Library Association
Florida Severs Ties with the American Library Association
November 3, 2023

The state of Florida in October joined a growing number of states that have cut ties with the American Library Association (ALA) over its promotion of Marxism and sexually explicit reading materials to children. Florida's Division of Library and Information Services, a division of the Florida Department of State, issued a new rule stipulating that it would "not allow grant project activities associated" with the American Library Association or its affiliates, Politico reported.

Commentary 4 Ways to Pray on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
4 Ways to Pray on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
November 3, 2023

This Sunday marks the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted, a time to remember the Christians who are experiencing the threat of danger for their faith in Christ. Praying for the persecuted can feel like a daunting task when the situations facing Christians around the world seem very complex. Even so, prayer is one of the most powerful tools with which we can support the persecuted church, including those whose names we will never know - and it does not need to be complicated.

News High Schoolers’ Resistance to Trans Bathroom Policies Grow as Walkouts Multiply
High Schoolers’ Resistance to Trans Bathroom Policies Grow as Walkouts Multiply
November 3, 2023

It was May 28, 2021, when a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a Virginia public school restroom. Details revealed the girl was attacked by a boy wearing a skirt who was legally allowed to use the girl's restroom at Stone Bridge High School in Loudoun County because it "matched his gender identity." In response to incidents like these, which resulted from school policies allowing boys into girls' restrooms and locker rooms, a growing tide of high school across the country are walking out of class in protest.

Commentary As Anti-Semitism Skyrockets, White House Focuses on Islamophobia
As Anti-Semitism Skyrockets, White House Focuses on Islamophobia
November 2, 2023

"The Biden-Harris administration will develop our nation's first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia," Vice President Kamala Harris announced Wednesday. Yes, you read that correctly - the Biden administration is taking steps to protect the religion symbolized by a crescent, not a six-sided star. "Even as anti-Semitic rhetoric and threats of violence skyrocket throughout the United States, the Biden administration is developing a strategy to combat Islamophobia," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on "Washington Watch."

News WHO Furthers Effort to Establish Global Health Governance Apparatus
WHO Furthers Effort to Establish Global Health Governance Apparatus
November 2, 2023

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest draft of its controversial International Health Regulations, with the purported aim to eventually establish a global accord on how to handle future pandemics. Expert observers are continuing to express concern with the regulations, saying that they are covertly designed to take away sovereignty from countries and push contentious issues such as abortion.

News Senate Dems Target Private Conservative Citizens over Donations
Senate Dems Target Private Conservative Citizens over Donations
November 2, 2023

Senate Democrats are targeting private citizens in an effort to manipulate the Supreme Court. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, led by chairman Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), announced on Monday that they will vote to subpoena Harlan Crow and Robin Arkley, who have donated money to conservative Supreme Court justices and Leonard Leo.

Commentary Homeschooling Is ‘America’s Fastest Growing Form of Education,’ Experts Say
Homeschooling Is ‘America’s Fastest Growing Form of Education,’ Experts Say
November 2, 2023

Since the 2017-2018 school year, the number of parents homeschooling has increased dramatically. With the rise has come pushback from state educators like Hillsborough County School Board member Lynn Gray who said parents don't have "any understanding of education." As far as Gray is concerned, this increase in homeschooling is going to hurt society. In my view, homeschooling is not an easy choice, but it is often far more rewarding. This isn't coming from the perspective of a biased parent, but from a biased child who has experienced both homeschool and public school.

News Biden ‘Depleted’ Israeli Weapons to Back Ukraine: Congressman
Biden ‘Depleted’ Israeli Weapons to Back Ukraine: Congressman
November 2, 2023

Before Hamas launched a terrorist attack on Middle Eastern Jews, the Biden administration had weakened Israeli defenses by diverting hundreds of thousands of artillery shells out of Israel to support the war in Ukraine. A Republican congressman says it is "unclear" Biden's actions fully complied with U.S. law.

News Israel Faces New Enemies, Threats of ‘Annihilation’
Israel Faces New Enemies, Threats of ‘Annihilation’
November 2, 2023

As Israel's ground war to exterminate Hamas from the Gaza Strip begins in earnest, the world's only Jewish state faces a new enemy as the Yemen-based Houthi terror group, also funded and armed by Iran, took credit for "a large batch of ballistic and cruise missiles and a large number of drones on various Israeli enemy targets," launched Tuesday.

Commentary BLACKWELL: Ohio’s Issue 1 Is about More Than Abortion
BLACKWELL: Ohio’s Issue 1 Is about More Than Abortion
November 2, 2023

Ohio's Issue 1 referendum is a contentious proposal that will undoubtedly impact the future of abortion policy in Ohio for the foreseeable future. So far, groups inside and outside the state have dumped more than $40 million into debating the so-called abortion rights amendment. However, some major policies outside the realm of the abortion debate will be impacted if voters write the language of the Issue 1 referendum into the Ohio State Constitution.

Commentary Persecuted Fire Chief Says Mike Johnson Can Take Comfort in What They Both Learned from His Dad
Persecuted Fire Chief Says Mike Johnson Can Take Comfort in What They Both Learned from His Dad
November 1, 2023

Suddenly, the House speakership doesn't seem like such a great prize after all. In eight days on the job, Mike Johnson (R-La.) has been compared to mass shooters, the Iranian mullahs, even the Taliban for being a Bible-believing Christian. "Be afraid," one Washington Post headline read, almost hilariously. But maybe, given this level of hostility, we should be.

News Catholic University Creates ‘Safe Haven’ for Jewish Students amid Wave of Anti-Semitism
Catholic University Creates ‘Safe Haven’ for Jewish Students amid Wave of Anti-Semitism
November 1, 2023

In the weeks following the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack against Israel that resulted in the deaths of over 1,400, along with over 5,400 who were injured, threats and violence directed at Jewish students on college campuses have soared across the country. In response, one Catholic university has decided to declare that it will welcome any Jewish student who does not feel safe on their own campus.

News Dems Blame Tuberville for Marine Chief’s Heart Attack
Dems Blame Tuberville for Marine Chief’s Heart Attack
November 1, 2023

Marine Corps Commandant General Eric Smith suffered an apparent heart attack while jogging Sunday, and Senate Democrats have blamed the medical emergency on Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). "This scary incident involving General Smith shows why it's supremely risky to play politics with military appointments, as Sen. Tuberville is doing," orated U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

News Conservatives Warn Border Crisis Leaves U.S. Open to Terror Threat
Conservatives Warn Border Crisis Leaves U.S. Open to Terror Threat
November 1, 2023

Law enforcement and national security officials are sounding the alarm on increased terror threats to America, but conservatives are warning that the nation's open southern border is its greatest vulnerability. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Tuesday before congressional committees on Homeland Security, noting that terrorism threats to the U.S. have been escalated to a "whole other level" due to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Commentary National Organization for Women Advocates for Gender-Confused Men, Not Women
National Organization for Women Advocates for Gender-Confused Men, Not Women
November 1, 2023

"Trans women are women," read a post from one of America's largest feminist advocacy groups. The National Organization for Women (NOW) puts on a front supporting women, and you would assume they do based on their title - but that couldn't be further from the truth. A group that explicitly labels itself "for women" supports the notion that biological men are, in fact, women. I don't know about you, but this screams oxymoron.

Commentary The Cowards of Hamas
The Cowards of Hamas
November 1, 2023

Justice in the conduct of war has been a moral concern for millennia. Paul the apostle warned the Roman Christians, "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord" (Romans 12:19). Although Paul's command dealt with personal relationships, its application to warfare is clear: Avenging a wrong is never right. On this basis, then, does Israel have a just cause in its war against Hamas?

Commentary How the Biden Administration Misread the Middle East
How the Biden Administration Misread the Middle East
October 31, 2023

Five days before the Iran-backed terror group Hamas invaded Israel and killed more than 1,400 Israelis, Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan claimed the Middle East was "quieter than it has been for decades," in part because the Biden administration had "de-escalated crises in Gaza" and "enhanced deterrence ... to discourage further [Iranian] aggression." Events quickly proved these statements wrong, indicating that the Biden administration had misread the situation in the Middle East. But they were proven wrong so dramatically and rapidly that it might signal a deeper problem within the Biden administration.

News In Wake of Hamas Atrocities against Israel, UN Demands Ceasefire
In Wake of Hamas Atrocities against Israel, UN Demands Ceasefire
October 31, 2023

A majority of world governments voted Friday for a resolution calling for "an immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities" in Gaza, during an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution passed with 120 nations in favor to 14 nations against and 45 abstentions. "After the horrific attacks of October 7, calls for a ceasefire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas," Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded.

News Speaker Johnson’s Next Hurdle: Splitting a Two-Front War into Two-Bill Aid
Speaker Johnson’s Next Hurdle: Splitting a Two-Front War into Two-Bill Aid
October 31, 2023

When the House reconvenes from its Halloween sugar high, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) will be staring down his first big test: persuading members to break up the multi-billion dollar funding package for Ukraine and Israel. In sit-downs with both President Joe Biden and the media, the new Republican leader made it clear that if the Democrats want to help our allies defeat Hamas and Russia, they'll have to take two separate votes. It's not about "political gamesmanship," Johnson insisted. It's about "stewardship."

News British University Plans to Offer Masters in Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Science
British University Plans to Offer Masters in Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Science
October 31, 2023

"Witches are back, and they want academic credit," said Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a recent episode of his podcast "The Briefing." Mohler discussed the University of Exeter in England, which plans to offer a master's degree in witchcraft, magic, and occult science by fall of 2024. And they aren't alone. America's Rice University also has a Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism certificate from its Department of Religion involving magic, ritual, and witchcraft.

News ‘All Barriers to Abortion Are Racist’: Ohio Issue 1 Leader
‘All Barriers to Abortion Are Racist’: Ohio Issue 1 Leader
October 31, 2023

One of the foremost leaders seeking to expand abortion until birth has said every abortion is "essential," every city should have an abortion facility, and that "all barriers to abortion are racist" policies attacking minorities and people who identify as LGBTQ. She also seeks to legalize, normalize, and "uplift" prostitution.

Commentary Arizona School Board Becomes Religious Freedom Battleground
Arizona School Board Becomes Religious Freedom Battleground
October 31, 2023

Local school boards across the country have risen to prominence as they've found themselves at the center of national debates about parental rights, freedom of speech, and protecting children from pornographic material. Issues in public schools - and the school boards themselves - have led a wave of conservatives and Christians to run for positions on school boards across the country. Heather Rooks is one such Christian who earned a spot on the Peoria Unified School Board in Arizona this January. Now, that school board is at the center of a religious freedom case after prohibiting Rooks from referencing the Bible in her remarks.

Commentary House Dems Use Global Persecution Hearing to Decry ‘Christian Nationalism’ in the U.S.
House Dems Use Global Persecution Hearing to Decry ‘Christian Nationalism’ in the U.S.
October 30, 2023

At a congressional hearing about global religious persecution on October 25, some House Democrats hijacked the event to fearmonger about a small school of political thought that espouses a position its proponents call "Christian nationalism." This hearing was held by the House Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs. Yet, rather than remain focused on the many urgent crises facing religious believers around the world - in Armenia, Nigeria, North Korea, and China to name a few - House Democrats chose to highlight the contrived problem of Christian nationalism in the United States.

News Merchant Marine Trans Policy Could Allow Free Education without Requiring Military Service
Merchant Marine Trans Policy Could Allow Free Education without Requiring Military Service
October 30, 2023

The Merchant Marine Academy has initiated a new policy that will allow individuals who are in the midst of undergoing gender transitions procedures to be admitted, even if the procedures render the individual undeployable. Lawmakers have written a letter to the academy decrying the policy, saying that it "creates a dangerous avenue for exploiting our nation's prestigious service academies."

Commentary Mike Johnson’s Worst Scandal Is Staying Married, Media Decides
Mike Johnson’s Worst Scandal Is Staying Married, Media Decides
October 30, 2023

Of the 469 members of Congress who call themselves Christians, the country has decided to pick on one: Mike Johnson. Apparently, it's not a crime to say you're a person of faith - it's a crime to act like one. Unfortunately, that irony is being driven home with ruthless clarity in a nation where a majority of the population (63%) not only identifies with the new speaker's faith but continues to elect leaders (87% of the House and Senate) just like him. So obviously, the issue isn't that Johnson loves Jesus. The issue is that Johnson brings Jesus to work.

Commentary Johnson Critics Mistake Christianity, American Principles for ‘Theocracy’
Johnson Critics Mistake Christianity, American Principles for ‘Theocracy’
October 30, 2023

Washington is bursting with varied reactions to House Republicans electing U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) as speaker - ranging from "hooray!" to "who?" - but the strangest might be allegations that Speaker Johnson will turn America into a theocracy. "Welcome to the Republican Era of not even pretending they aren't forcing their religion on Congress and the American people," tweeted U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday, in reaction to a clip from Johnson's inaugural speech. "This is a slippery, dangerous slope to theocracy."

News Oklahoma Governor Blasts AG’s Lawsuit against Catholic Charter School
Oklahoma Governor Blasts AG’s Lawsuit against Catholic Charter School
October 30, 2023

The Sooner State's governor is blasting his state's attorney general for suing a Catholic charter school. Oklahoma's Republican Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced a lawsuit earlier this month against the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board for approving what his office called "what would be the nation's first religious charter school funded by public tax dollars," citing religious liberty concerns.

News Retired Army General: Hamas Has Violated ‘Every Law of Land Warfare That There Is’
Retired Army General: Hamas Has Violated ‘Every Law of Land Warfare That There Is’
October 30, 2023

As Israel began its ground invasion on the Gaza strip, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his team are negotiating hundreds of hostages held by Hamas. But in addition to this are the approximately 600 American citizens and foreign nationals who are trapped inside Israel's target. According to Sullivan, Egypt has "prepared to allow American citizens and foreign nationals to come through the Rafah gate into Egypt," and Israel is on board with this course of action, but Hamas is preventing their departure from Gaza due to a "series of demands."

News The Groups behind Ohio’s Issue 1 Favor Child Trans Surgeries, Abortion, Prostitution, and Open Borders
The Groups behind Ohio’s Issue 1 Favor Child Trans Surgeries, Abortion, Prostitution, and Open Borders
October 30, 2023

A constitutional amendment that would guarantee abortion until birth is being supported by a coalition of abortionists, transgender activists, and left-wing radicals who believe in transgender surgeries for minors, legalizing prostitution, abolishing police and prisons, erasing the U.S. border, and returning Mount Rushmore to tribal activists who see the monument as "an international symbol of white supremacy." One of its key leaders boasts of "working on destigmatizing and uplifting sex work."

News Italy Devotes $1.1 Billion to Bolstering Families, Children
Italy Devotes $1.1 Billion to Bolstering Families, Children
October 30, 2023

Italy is announcing a new initiative to raise the nation's flagging birthrate. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's government approved a new budget last week, setting aside ?1 billion (nearly $1.1 billion) in funding to support mothers and families, in an effort to boost the national birthrate.

News As Government Shutdown Looms, Speaker Johnson Has ‘Hit the Ground Running’: Congressman
As Government Shutdown Looms, Speaker Johnson Has ‘Hit the Ground Running’: Congressman
October 29, 2023

With government funding set to expire on November 17, the clock is ticking for Republicans to pass spending bills before the next government shutdown. But newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) is already hard at work. Within 30 hours of being named speaker, Johnson managed to pass spending bill H.R. 4394, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act. This is just the fourth of 12 appropriations bills Republicans seek to pass to "better the American people" and "put pressure" on President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats.

Commentary Here’s Everything Bad about New House Speaker Mike Johnson (Satire)
Here’s Everything Bad about New House Speaker Mike Johnson (Satire)
October 28, 2023

There's a new Republican leader on Capitol Hill, so as a dutiful, generic member of the mainstream press corps, I must come up with reasons why you should hate U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). After performing several Google searches, here's everything you need to know.

News ‘Hide in the Attic’: Jewish Students Locked in College Library While Pro-Palestine Protestors Banged on the Doors
‘Hide in the Attic’: Jewish Students Locked in College Library While Pro-Palestine Protestors Banged on the Doors
October 28, 2023

Later Wednesday evening, The Cooper Union issued a response that National Review writer Jeffrey Blehar described as "wretched." The official response from university administration read: "The library was closed for approximately 20 minutes late this afternoon while student protestors moved through our building. Some students who were previously in the library remained there during this time."

Commentary Abortion: The Unintended Consequence of Shifting Mores on Sex
Abortion: The Unintended Consequence of Shifting Mores on Sex
October 28, 2023

Over the summer, the Thriving Center of Psychology published an explosive study that found a shift in marriage expectations among Gen Z and millennials. According to the study, two in five young adults (41% of men and 52% of women) think marriage is an outdated tradition. The study also found that 61% of unmarried couples live with their partners. Although these statistics are not altogether surprising for a post-Christian culture, the survey's findings demonstrate how modern sexual mores represent a significant challenge to the pro-life movement.

News As U.S. Strikes Iran-Linked Targets, Graham Urges Direct Action against Regime
As U.S. Strikes Iran-Linked Targets, Graham Urges Direct Action against Regime
October 27, 2023

On Thursday, the U.S. launched multiple strikes against Iran-linked targets in Syria, which military officials say are in retaliation for drone attacks that targeted American military bases in the region. The actions come as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the Biden administration to step up military actions against Iran, which has direct ties to the Hamas terrorist group that carried out the deadliest attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust on October 7.

Commentary Anti-Semitic and Pro-Hamas Rallies Reveal the Need to Teach Truthful History
Anti-Semitic and Pro-Hamas Rallies Reveal the Need to Teach Truthful History
October 27, 2023

Since October 7, many of us have been deeply impacted and heartbroken seeing images, hearing news, and realizing what has happened to thousands of individuals and families in Israel. In addition to sympathizing with our brothers and sisters, it has been eye-opening and tragic to see how many college students sympathize with - not the Israeli victims - but the Hamas terrorists who delighted in brutally attacking and murdering them. This reality brings to light the importance of teaching children accurate history, natural law, and, for Christians, a biblical worldview.

Commentary New Speaker Mike Johnson Attacked for Believing Basic Christian Doctrine
New Speaker Mike Johnson Attacked for Believing Basic Christian Doctrine
October 27, 2023

On Wednesday, after three weeks of dysfunction following the ouster of former-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana was elected as the 56th Speaker of the House. Johnson's elevation to the office caps a frenetic period in which Republicans considered multiple candidates before coalescing around the four-term congressman. Although Johnson's unexpected rise to the speakership was welcomed by conservatives, the Left has predictably been apoplectic in denouncing Speaker Johnson's long-standing social conservative views.

News As Palestinians Flee the War, Should the U.S. Accept Gaza Migrants?
As Palestinians Flee the War, Should the U.S. Accept Gaza Migrants?
October 27, 2023

Division has only increased across the globe amid the war in the Middle East, and America is certainly no exception. Among multiple controversies, the question of whether the U.S. should accept migrants fleeing from Gaza is a burning topic. Based on the latest surveys, Americans are rather torn on the issue. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, 52% of Americans do not want Gaza refugees in America, 28% said America should accept migrants from Gaza, and 20% were unsure.

News Federal Judge Blames Universities for Ideals ‘Antithetical to America’
Federal Judge Blames Universities for Ideals ‘Antithetical to America’
October 27, 2023

A federal judge is slamming elite colleges and universities as a threat to American principles. In an interview with the Washington Examiner published on Friday, U.S. Circuit Court judge James Ho faulted colleges and universities for allowing and promoting ideals that are "antithetical to America."

News Democrat Attempts to Tie Speaker Mike Johnson to Multiple White Supremacist Mass Shootings
Democrat Attempts to Tie Speaker Mike Johnson to Multiple White Supremacist Mass Shootings
October 27, 2023

In an especially vicious attack, a Democratic member of Congress has attempted to tie Speaker of the House Mike Johnson to four mass shootings carried out by white supremacists around the globe. She also accused the pro-life speaker of "extremism" for stating that "everyone deserves a birthday" and opposing the "sexualization of children" under the age of 10.

Commentary ‘It’s a New Day’: Mike Johnson Brings Principles and Purpose to Speakership
‘It’s a New Day’: Mike Johnson Brings Principles and Purpose to Speakership
October 27, 2023

While D.C. politicos scramble to figure out who House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is, here at Family Research Council, we needed no introduction. To most of us, the young-looking Louisiana lawyer represents the best the movement has to offer. "He's a social conservative's conservative," Politico pointed out in a lengthy piece about his relationship with FRC. But more than that, he's a man who deeply loves God and this country. So as senators like Susan Collins (R-Maine) turn to Google to find out who the new speaker is, we can tell you simply: he's the real deal.

News After Secretary-General’s Comments, Experts Point to History of UN’s Anti-Semitism
After Secretary-General’s Comments, Experts Point to History of UN’s Anti-Semitism
October 26, 2023

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack, which killed approximately 1,400 people, "did not happen in a vacuum." Although Guterres claimed his statement was "misinterpreted," Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan insisted, "Every person understands very well that the meaning of his words is that Israel has guilt for the actions of Hamas." He added, "[A]t the very least, it shows his understanding for the background leading up to the massacre."

Commentary This Is Your Brain on Critical Theory
This Is Your Brain on Critical Theory
October 26, 2023

The stories and images out of Israel in recent weeks are nothing short of shocking. The initial invasion into Israel involved Hamas militants parachuting into a music festival to kill whoever they could. Those who were not immediately killed were sexually assaulted and then killed. In some cases, their bodies were desecrated and ceremonially paraded through the streets as a kind of trophy. As many as 5,000 rockets were fired indiscriminately into neighborhoods, schools, and parks.

News Federal Judge Blocks Colorado’s Abortion Drug Reversal Ban
Federal Judge Blocks Colorado’s Abortion Drug Reversal Ban
October 26, 2023

A federal judge is blocking the Centennial State's unconstitutional ban on abortion drug reversals. U.S. District Court judge Daniel Domenico issued an order on Saturday halting Colorado's ban on performing abortion drug reversal procedures, citing religious freedom concerns.

Commentary Why Are Gaza’s Arabs So Poor?
Why Are Gaza’s Arabs So Poor?
October 26, 2023

For years, economic hardship has been the lot of those living in Gaza and the West Bank. Yet this hardship is not shared by their leaders. A Saudi Arabian publication quotes "a senior Palestinian Authority official" as saying that roughly "1,700 senior Hamas officials (are) millionaires." Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh holds an estimated personal fortune of roughly $4 billion. Another, Khaled Mashal, claims a cool $5 billion.

Commentary Senator to Biden: ‘You Can’t Be Pro-Israel and Pro-Iran. You Have to Choose.’
Senator to Biden: ‘You Can’t Be Pro-Israel and Pro-Iran. You Have to Choose.’
October 25, 2023

A month ago, the idea of U.S. troops doing live-fire exercises in Iraq would have seemed like something out of 2002. But almost three weeks removed from one of the bloodiest days in the modern Middle East, war is closer than it's ever been. With more than 18 separate attacks launched at American soldiers last week, it's clear: Israel is no longer the only target.

Commentary Should SPLC List Its Own Employee Union as a Hate Group?
Should SPLC List Its Own Employee Union as a Hate Group?
October 25, 2023

After weeks of silence from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Hamas's October 7 terror attack that killed more Jews than any event since the Holocaust, the SPLC employee's union released its own statement via X, formerly known as Twitter, claiming to stand "strongly in solidarity with the Palestinian people." The statement may cause the SPLC union to meet SPLC's own criteria for an anti-Semitic hate group.

News Biden’s New Border Funding Will Do Nothing to Solve Border Crisis, Say Lawmakers
Biden’s New Border Funding Will Do Nothing to Solve Border Crisis, Say Lawmakers
October 25, 2023

On October 20, President Biden delivered a formal request to Congress for approval of a $105 billion emergency funding package for Ukraine and Israel, which includes $14 billion for "border operations." Lawmakers are warning that the funding request for the southern border does not address failures in the Biden administration's underlying border policies, which they say have contributed to "the worst border crisis in our history."

News Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Heartbeat Law
Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Heartbeat Law
October 25, 2023

The Peach State's highest court is upholding a pro-life law. In a six-to-one ruling on Tuesday, the Georgia State Supreme Court determined that a 2019 heartbeat law could go into effect, outlawing abortions past six weeks. In July of last year, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and pro-abortion activist group SisterSong sued against the law in state court.

Commentary Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of Israel
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of Israel
October 25, 2023

As the saying goes, "These are the times that try men's souls." And since Jerusalem was my home for more than 10 years, I'm immediately wide-awake when terror and war strike there once again. Attacks on Israel are a powerful blow to the soul of everyone who loves the Jewish state and its people. Since October 7, I've been in touch with several Israeli friends and their now-growing families to see how they are coping with their current circumstances. I'll share what they've written to me since the war began.

News ‘Significant Escalation’: Iranian Proxies Target U.S. Military Bases in Middle East
‘Significant Escalation’: Iranian Proxies Target U.S. Military Bases in Middle East
October 25, 2023

U.S. forces in the Middle East have come under attack 13 times in the past week, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Tuesday, and the attacks have injured at least two dozen military personnel. U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Pat Ryder said the Pentagon held Iran responsible for the attacks and warned of "the prospect for more significant escalation against U.S. forces and personnel across the region in the very near-term."

Commentary Proposed Federal Foster Care Rule Discriminates against Christians
Proposed Federal Foster Care Rule Discriminates against Christians
October 25, 2023

The Biden administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule at the end of last month that would act as a blanket ban on Christians from serving LGBT-identifying youth in foster care. In addition to posing serious religious freedom concerns, if enacted, the proposed rule could ultimately create further obstacles for children in foster care waiting to be placed in a loving home.

Commentary Victoria’s Secret and the War against Beauty
Victoria’s Secret and the War against Beauty
October 25, 2023

For centuries, truth, goodness, and beauty have been under attack, and never more aggressively, it would seem, than within the past few decades. Truth has been censored, deconstructed, and diluted. Goodness has been made subjective. And beauty has been eviscerated.

Commentary Britney Spears’s Tragic Story Shows DIY Abortions Only Cause More Pain
Britney Spears’s Tragic Story Shows DIY Abortions Only Cause More Pain
October 25, 2023

There are countless testimonies of women feeling a "deep emptiness" or "trauma" after an abortion. Others have experienced nightmares and depression. From mothers who've gone through the procedure, we know that it's painful emotionally, mentally, and physically. However, testimonies have also revealed how the difficulty and agony of abortion is compounded when it's done chemically, away from the doctor's office. Pop star Britney Spears drove that reality home in her recently released her memoir, "The Woman in Me," where she details her horrifying experience with a do-it-yourself abortion.

Commentary Modern Israel Exists as Response to Anti-Semitism
Modern Israel Exists as Response to Anti-Semitism
October 24, 2023

Modern-day anti-Semites complain about the existence of the nation of Israel, accusing it of "colonialism" or "apartheid." They insist that nothing would satisfy them except the total destruction of the state of Israel. Their accusations are false, of course, and they have been refuted many times. But it's worth making them answer the question, what then? If Israel's existence infuriates them, what would they prefer instead? The history of Israel's creation helps to underscore the significance of that question.

News Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Landmark Government Censorship Case
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Landmark Government Censorship Case
October 24, 2023

On October 20, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Missouri v. Biden, a case that could become a landmark in the area of free speech in America. The case centers around whether agencies within the federal government illegally colluded with social media companies to censor and suppress First Amendment-protected speech of American citizens.

News Americans’ Trust in Media Hits All-Time Low
Americans’ Trust in Media Hits All-Time Low
October 24, 2023

Americans' trust in major media outlets is at an all-time low, according to a new poll. Gallup released a survey Thursday showing that a combined total of 32% of Americans have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in mass media, while 29% have "not very much" trust in media, and a record 39% of Americans say they have no trust in media "at all."

Commentary White House Would Rather Discuss Islamophobia Than Anti-Semitism
White House Would Rather Discuss Islamophobia Than Anti-Semitism
October 24, 2023

There are times when the Biden administration expresses categorical, unequivocal support for Israel's war of survival against the Iran-backed terror group Hamas. "Enough is enough should have been the case with Hamas two weeks ago," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday. "It would be good to hear the entire world speaking clearly and with one voice about the actions that Hamas took." But then there are times when the Biden administration demonstrates all the moral assurance of a blind man on a tightrope.

News Revolt: SPLC Union Boss Speaks Out on Hamas-Israel War as SPLC Remains Silent
Revolt: SPLC Union Boss Speaks Out on Hamas-Israel War as SPLC Remains Silent
October 24, 2023

The Southern Poverty Law Center's labor union has taken a public stance on the war Hamas started by invading Israel, slaughtering civilians, and taking hostages - even while the SPLC itself has remained silent on the issue and on some Americans' apparent support for Hamas slaughtering Jews.

Commentary DEI-Sourced Campus Anti-Semitism Stems from Marxist Ideology
DEI-Sourced Campus Anti-Semitism Stems from Marxist Ideology
October 24, 2023

Since Hamas's October 7 terror attack, it seems another professor says something anti-Semitic every time you blink. Some have apologized, some have been suspended, but all expose a campus culture that prefers some worldviews, political stances, and identities while demonizing others.

News Who Are the 7 Candidates Running for Speaker of the House?
Who Are the 7 Candidates Running for Speaker of the House?
October 24, 2023

After holding a House conference with the then-nine candidates for speaker on Monday night, the caucus proceeded to a closed-door vote early Tuesday morning to select a nominee. All seven remaining candidates have earned "pretty high" rankings on the FRC Action scorecard, which revealed how members voted "with particular focus of particular interest of concern to faith, family, and freedom."

News Perkins, Leaders Call Believers to Pray and Stand for Israel ‘Until We See Victory’
Perkins, Leaders Call Believers to Pray and Stand for Israel ‘Until We See Victory’
October 23, 2023

On Sunday, Family Research Council hosted an event at Village Church to pray for and stand with Israel. FRC President Tony Perkins was joined by founding Pastor Erik Estep, FRC Board Chair Michele Bachmann, FRC Executive Vice President Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, and Chad Connelly, the founder of Faith Wins. The objective was to educate believers about what's happening in Israel with two overarching themes: staying persistent in prayer and standing firm on the word of God.

News Conservative Satirist Sentenced to Federal Prison
Conservative Satirist Sentenced to Federal Prison
October 23, 2023

On October 18, Douglass Mackey, who mainstream media outlets have characterized as a "far-right influencer," was sentenced to seven months in federal prison by a Brooklyn, N.Y. jury for engaging in "election interference" by posting fake Hillary Clinton campaign advertisements on Twitter before the 2016 election. Legal experts are decrying the court decision as an example of the "weaponization" of the Biden administration's Justice Department (DOJ), which has shown a pattern of targeting conservatives.

News Israel Screens Raw, Unseen Hamas Footage for Reporters to Understand ‘What We’re Fighting For’
Israel Screens Raw, Unseen Hamas Footage for Reporters to Understand ‘What We’re Fighting For’
October 23, 2023

You didn't have to be in the roomful of international journalists to understand the sheer horror of what they saw. For all of the grisly, stomach-turning images posted online, nothing compared to the 43 minutes of torture screened for reporters on an Israeli military base Monday. Afterward, many, including Breitbart's Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollack, could only lean against a wall and weep. Replaying the victims' terrified screams in his mind, he writes, "There is no moment of redemption in the footage. We do not see the end, when the good guys arrive and save the victims." The only comfort, Pollack admits, "is the knowledge that the footage, at least, was retrieved from the terrorists after they were killed or captured."

News Pro-Palestine Rallies Escalate Globally
Pro-Palestine Rallies Escalate Globally
October 23, 2023

Pro-Palestine demonstrations are escalating across the globe, culminating in violence in some areas. In New York City, a pro-Palestine rally hosted on Saturday resulted in a clash with police when some 5,000 protestors reportedly refused to leave a street they were occupying. The New York City Police Department confirmed that at least 19 protestors were arrested, following 139 being arrested the day before.

Commentary RUBIO: The Biden Admin’s Plan to Enforce Wokeness in the Workplace
RUBIO: The Biden Admin’s Plan to Enforce Wokeness in the Workplace
October 23, 2023

At the beginning of this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new guidance that would require virtually every employee in the United States to embrace his or her colleagues' self-described sexuality, gender identity, and "reproductive rights." Under this rule, anyone who does not conform to left-wing orthodoxy, as well as any employer who protects him or her, could be the target of a federal investigation and lawsuit.

News Former DEI Director: ‘DEI Ideology Deliberately Stokes Hatred Toward Israel and the Jewish People’
Former DEI Director: ‘DEI Ideology Deliberately Stokes Hatred Toward Israel and the Jewish People’
October 23, 2023

Tabia Lee spent about two decades working in the field of education. However, it came to a halt after she was terminated from her two-year position as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) director at De Anza Community College in California. The role of DEI director, as stated by De Anza, is to provide "equity, social justice, and academic success for all members" on campus. But Lee's testimony, which is centered around witnessing "blatant" anti-Semitism, revealed De Anza doesn't really mean "all" students.

News Men’s Mag Lists Biological Man on List of ‘Hottest’ Women
Men’s Mag Lists Biological Man on List of ‘Hottest’ Women
October 22, 2023

A major magazine is including a biological man on its list of the hottest women of 2023. Popular men's magazine Maxim Australia just published its list of 2023's 100 "hottest" women. Actress Margot Robbie topped the list for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall; other winners included actresses Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Elizabeth Debicki, athletes Sam Kerr, Kaylee McKeown, and Ariarne Titmus, and signers Kylie Minogue and Georgia Clare Flipo (better known as G Flip). Alongside these winners, Maxim Australia listed Dani Laidley, a biological male who identifies as transgender. Born as Dean James, Laidley was an Australian football player and coach. His inclusion on the list has garnered criticism from conservatives.

Commentary Recovering Innocence in a Fallen World
Recovering Innocence in a Fallen World
October 21, 2023

I've found that our culture, and even many believers, never seem to want to linger too long thinking about innocence. We tend to see it as a childish, naïve, and pointless exercise, one that is overly aloof and not "real" enough. We live in a fallen world, after all, one in which Adam and Eve screw up a mere 56 verses into a 31,102-verse story. Most of us are painfully aware of our own guilt - we can't help but feel shame and regret when we think back on the sins we've committed in our lives, while still struggling to overcome habitual, daily failings. Why torture ourselves by thinking about innocence, something we have all lost forever?

Commentary Poll Shows Positive Relationship Between Religion and Well-Being
Poll Shows Positive Relationship Between Religion and Well-Being
October 21, 2023

Twenty years of research continually points to the "mental health crisis" worsening around the world. While there are many factors that tie into the increased levels of anxiety or depression we are seeing, Gallup and Radiant Foundation considered that religion (as it relates to mental health) has been "largely underexplored."

Commentary SPLC Attorney Suspected of Involvement in Illegal Pro-Palestine Rally
SPLC Attorney Suspected of Involvement in Illegal Pro-Palestine Rally
October 20, 2023

Investigations continue into the funding and support for a pro-Palestine rally that took place in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, before protestors took to the streets and entered a House Office building, illegally demonstrating in the Cannon Rotunda. Capitol Police arrested the demonstrators en masse, with a local NBC affiliate reporting that "close to 300" people were in police custody as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

News Amid War, Naval Academy Seeks Another Gender and Sexuality Professor
Amid War, Naval Academy Seeks Another Gender and Sexuality Professor
October 20, 2023

In the Middle East, thousands of innocent civilians are losing their lives in the crossfire between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group. Since October 7, men, women, the elderly, children, and infants have become victims of war - and the fighting only continues. Women have been raped in the streets, babies are found decapitated, protests are breaking out globally, and the Naval Academy has decided to put their effort - not into lethal combat training - but gender and sexuality studies.

Commentary Biden’s Speech Holds Israel Hostage to Ukraine, Ignores Hamas’s Genocidal Beliefs
Biden’s Speech Holds Israel Hostage to Ukraine, Ignores Hamas’s Genocidal Beliefs
October 20, 2023

After Hamas terrorists finished raining their first deadly volleys onto civilians on October 7, they took more than 200 Israelis hostage. Not to be outdone, President Joe Biden took the entire nation of Israel hostage on Thursday night, binding military aid for Israel to a far larger package fueling his unpopular war in Ukraine. In his short speech, Biden resurrected the "Axis of Evil" ideology that mired the U.S. into pointless wars, downplayed the terrorists' religious and genocidal motivation, and turned a speech about the worst attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust into a scolding sermon against alleged U.S. "Islamicphobia."

News ‘There Is a Palestinian Refugee Crisis Today Because of Arab Nations’: Expert
‘There Is a Palestinian Refugee Crisis Today Because of Arab Nations’: Expert
October 20, 2023

How should we approach Israel's ongoing conflicts from a historical perspective? Dr. A.J. Nolte, chair of the Government Graduate Program and director of the International Development M.A. Program at Regent University, sat down to discuss this and more on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" on October 19.

News Notre Dame Professor Defends Drag Shows
Notre Dame Professor Defends Drag Shows
October 20, 2023

A professor at a prominent Catholic university is claiming that teaching a course on drag shows is compatible with the school's Catholic mission and identity.

News Federal Judge Declines to Block Oklahoma SAFE Act
Federal Judge Declines to Block Oklahoma SAFE Act
October 19, 2023

An Oklahoma law to protect minors from the harmful effects of gender transition procedures may go into effect, Federal District Judge John Heil, of the Northern District of Oklahoma, ruled on October 5 in Poe v. Drummond. Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond (R) had previously agreed not to enforce the law until the court ruled on its constitutionality, so Heil's decision essentially put the law into effect. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) said in a statement he was "pleased with the court's decision," adding, "Here in Oklahoma, we protect our kids. Plain and simple."

Commentary Will the Conservative Impulse Save the Pro-Life Cause in Ohio?
Will the Conservative Impulse Save the Pro-Life Cause in Ohio?
October 19, 2023

Early voting is already underway in Ohio, the nation's next abortion battleground. On November 7, as polls close, votes will be tallied to determine whether or not Ohioans decided to enshrine "an individual right to ... abortion" within their state constitution. If voters check "yes" on Issue 1, Ohio will become the fourth state in the country (joining California, Michigan, and Vermont) to elevate abortion as a constitutionally protected form of "reproductive freedom."

News Conservatives Warn against House Dems’ Deal to Expand Temporary Speaker’s Powers
Conservatives Warn against House Dems’ Deal to Expand Temporary Speaker’s Powers
October 19, 2023

Congressional Democrats are offering to expand the powers of the interim Speaker of the House in exchange for more of their bills on the floor. Following Rep. Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) removal as speaker, four House Democrats from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus offered on Friday to back expanding the authority of pro tempore Speaker Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) if he allows the Democrats to present more bills on the House floor.

News Missouri AG Sues School Board for Hiding Trans Bathroom Policy from Parents
Missouri AG Sues School Board for Hiding Trans Bathroom Policy from Parents
October 19, 2023

Missouri's attorney general is suing a school board for hiding a controversial transgender bathroom policy from parents. The Wentzville School District's Board of Education allegedly hid its deliberations on instituting a new transgender bathroom policy to avoid input and outrage from parents, according to Attorney General Andrew Bailey's (R) office.

News Giving $100 Million to Hamas Is Another of Biden’s ‘Numerous Idiocies’: Senator
Giving $100 Million to Hamas Is Another of Biden’s ‘Numerous Idiocies’: Senator
October 19, 2023

Amid the deadliest attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust, President Joe Biden has pledged to send Hamas-controlled areas of the Palestinian Authority the same amount of U.S. taxpayer funding that Iran sends to Hamas each year. The pledge constitutes another of Biden's "numerous idiocies" that imperils the Middle East, according to one U.S. senator.

Commentary Riley Gaines Wary of New NCAA Chief’s Vague Answers on Girls’ Sports
Riley Gaines Wary of New NCAA Chief’s Vague Answers on Girls’ Sports
October 18, 2023

When new NCAA President Charlie Baker came to D.C. to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, the topic wasn't girls' sports. But that didn't stop conservatives like Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) from putting the former Massachusetts governor on the hotseat about it.

Commentary Media Unfairly Blames Israel, Again
Media Unfairly Blames Israel, Again
October 18, 2023

Late on Tuesday, Western media reported that an Israeli airstrike had killed up to 500 people, mostly civilians, at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, based on reports from the Hamas-controlled Gazan Health Ministry. But details quickly emerged suggesting Israel had nothing to do with the attack.

Commentary With U.S. Distracted, Biden Admin Quietly Funds Open Borders Allies
With U.S. Distracted, Biden Admin Quietly Funds Open Borders Allies
October 18, 2023

Amid the prospect of a possible government shutdown over the fiscal 2024 budget, the Biden administration's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced $22 million in grants for organizations to "help prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization." The announcement drew little attention. After all, helping legal immigrants become citizens hardly seems scandalous, compared with the crises Biden's Department of Homeland Security has created. However, several organizations receiving money from USCIS through these grants actively prioritize the push for further dismantling of American immigration law.

Commentary The Battle of Lepanto: What Christians Today Can Learn from This Historic Naval Conflict
The Battle of Lepanto: What Christians Today Can Learn from This Historic Naval Conflict
October 17, 2023

October 7 will be remembered for years as the day Palestine-based Hamas found a chink in Israel's nearly-impenetrable armor and wreaked havoc on the embattled nation. Days later, Palestinian Muslims sounded again the cry for a global jihad, a "holy" war against Israel, the West, and all whom the Muslim world derides as infidels. This battle cry has been heard many times before, and will probably be heard again, but in these days of turmoil and fear, it is well worthwhile for Christians to recall another October 7 nearly 500 years ago, when that terrific cry was silenced by Christian bravery and the power of prayer.

Commentary False Testimony, Misremembering, Ideological Confusion: A Fact Check on Biden’s HRC Speech
False Testimony, Misremembering, Ideological Confusion: A Fact Check on Biden’s HRC Speech
October 17, 2023

President Joe Biden spoke Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign's annual National Dinner. Biden said it was his fourth appearance at the annual event, which is billed as "a national gathering for champions of LGBTQ equality." Although the 80-year-old president rarely makes public appearances before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., he made an exception for his close allies, and he delivered a reasonably coherent address to boot.

Commentary NBA Stars Denounce Hamas Torture but Enable China’s
NBA Stars Denounce Hamas Torture but Enable China’s
October 17, 2023

It's taken a surprising amount of courage for U.S. celebrities to stand up and condemn Hamas's slaughter of innocent Israelis. For some, like Kylie Jenner, that courage was short-lived. But for others, only an atrocity the scale of October 7 could bring the country's out-of-touch stars into alignment with everyday American sentiment. It's just unfortunate that, in the case of big names like LeBron James, those sympathies don't extend to people suffering ISIS-like tortures every day.

News UN Refugee Fund for Gaza Is Being Used to Finance Terrorism and Anti-Semitism, Experts Say
UN Refugee Fund for Gaza Is Being Used to Finance Terrorism and Anti-Semitism, Experts Say
October 17, 2023

In the wake of the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas terrorists that killed over 1,400 Israeli civilians on October 7, increased scrutiny is being centered on the ideology that fueled the barbarity that took place. Experts say that funds allocated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have not only been funneled to terrorists in Gaza, but have also been used to fund educational materials for Palestinian youth that is rife with anti-Semitism.

News More Campuses Are Requiring Access to Abortion Pill: ‘Women Are Being Exploited’
More Campuses Are Requiring Access to Abortion Pill: ‘Women Are Being Exploited’
October 17, 2023

Since the 2022 Dobbs Supreme Court decision, several colleges across the U.S. have been looking for ways to provide abortion access for students. Before Roe v. Wade was even overturned, California became the first state in 2019 to enact a law that required public universities to provide students with the abortion pill. Massachusetts passed a similar law in 2022. And in New York, laws requiring students to have access to these drugs through their campuses passed in May and went into effect in August - just weeks before students resumed their studies.

Commentary America’s Universities Reap What They Have Sown
America’s Universities Reap What They Have Sown
October 17, 2023

America's elite institutions are shuddering from the impact of the outbursts of anti-Semitism on their campuses. Their spasms of panic are animated less by the Israel-hatred and hostility to Jews emanating from their students than by something even atheist materialist postmoderns find terrifying: loss of income.

Commentary Biden Pact Would Force U.S. Soldiers to Die for Saudi Arabia
Biden Pact Would Force U.S. Soldiers to Die for Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2023

Even before anti-American ideologues held public rallies justifying terrorist violence in the name of "decolonization," Joe Biden sought to hammer out an agreement that could force American soldiers to fight and die for Saudi Arabia. The terms could also give the Saudis, the world's foremost funders of radical Islam, access to a "civilian" nuclear program and rein in Israel's response to terrorist attacks.

Commentary 5 False Claims Jill Biden Made While Speaking to LGBT Activist Group
5 False Claims Jill Biden Made While Speaking to LGBT Activist Group
October 16, 2023

First Lady Jill Biden introduced her husband, President Joe Biden, as he spoke Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual National Dinner, billed as "a national gathering for champions of LGBTQ equality." Like a well-planned multi-course meal, Jill prepared the favorable audience for her husband's truth-lite entree - which will be analyzed elsewhere - with a complementary appetizer so fanciful it deserves scrutiny all on its own.

News Companies like McDonalds and Starbucks Become another Front of the Israeli Conflict
Companies like McDonalds and Starbucks Become another Front of the Israeli Conflict
October 16, 2023

As officers stood outside the Texas Capitol Thursday evening, waves of people flooded the area for rallies. One group was clad in black, white, green, and red - the colors of Palestine - and the other with white and blue, standing for Israel. While no violence broke out between the two groups, it was a clear demonstration of the increasing division around the world caused by the ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group.

News Conservatives Sound Alarm over Danger of Importing Palestinian Refugees
Conservatives Sound Alarm over Danger of Importing Palestinian Refugees
October 16, 2023

A growing number of conservatives are warning against accepting Palestinian refugees amid rising terrorism threats and an ongoing illegal immigration crisis. On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) told supporters at a rally in Iowa, "I don't know what Biden's gonna do, but we cannot accept people from Gaza into this country as refugees. ... You don't fly people and import them into the United States of America. ... If you hate America, you should not come to this country."

News As Democrats Disparage School Choice, Experts Say Increased Competition Fuels Innovation
As Democrats Disparage School Choice, Experts Say Increased Competition Fuels Innovation
October 16, 2023

While states have successfully expanded their school choice programs, left-wing critics argue that the programs are an "existential threat" to public education. But experts are pointing out that not only do school choice programs relieve pressure off of the public education sector and provide parents with more schooling options, they are also proving to help students thrive academically and are fueling academic competition and innovation.

Commentary Anguished Families Cling to Hope that Hamas Hostages Will Be Found
Anguished Families Cling to Hope that Hamas Hostages Will Be Found
October 16, 2023

"I can't describe such a moment in words where you watch your whole family get taken away from you," Yoni Asher tried to explain. Summoning the courage to keep talking, he looked around the room of diplomats, U.N. officials, and other suffering families, and put himself back in the moment where his world changed forever.

News Polish Election May Result in Loss for Conservatives
Polish Election May Result in Loss for Conservatives
October 16, 2023

In Poland, leftist politicians are preparing to oust the ruling conservative party from power in the wake of a contentious national election. According to exit polls conducted by IPSOS and updated Monday morning, the ruling Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc or PiS) party won more votes on Sunday than other parliamentary parties, but not enough to earn a majority.

News Pro-Life Republican Jeff Landry Elected Louisiana Governor
Pro-Life Republican Jeff Landry Elected Louisiana Governor
October 16, 2023

A pro-life Republican who has defended pro-life laws and scored a key victory over President Joe Biden's efforts to censor social media has won election as governor of Louisiana, replacing a Democrat who had opposed legislation protecting children from the transgender industry.

News ‘It’s Not about Managing a Conflict, It’s about Winning a War’: Former Ambassador
‘It’s Not about Managing a Conflict, It’s about Winning a War’: Former Ambassador
October 15, 2023

It was considered one of the most beautiful stretches of beaches along the Mediterranean, but it's all but unrecognizable now. "For those who don't know," former U.S. Ambassador David Friedman explained, the Gaza Strip has "exactly the same beach as you'll see in Tel Aviv," a stunning ocean-scape that's been reduced to hellish chaos, the setting of a bloody war that was inconceivable even a month ago. But this is what comes of appeasement, the Trump diplomat said - a brutal, indescribable mess.

News Perkins Calls Pastors to Pray for Israel and for Congress
Perkins Calls Pastors to Pray for Israel and for Congress
October 15, 2023

On Friday, the Speaker of the House chair remained vacant while Israel continued its war with the terrorist group Hamas, a battle that is steadily escalating by the day. Over 1,200 Israeli civilians have been murdered, with dozens held hostage. Security has been heightened around the world, including in the U.S., as Islam called for a "Day of Jihad." Family Research Council hosted a call with its network of pastors across America to discuss this ongoing crisis in Israel and the leadership vacuum in the House.

Commentary Handful of Slackers Paralyze Congress
Handful of Slackers Paralyze Congress
October 14, 2023

Only slightly less well known than the maxim, "never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line," is this one: every group project has at least one slacker. Those slackers are paralyzing Congress at a time when congressional action is urgent. Despite technically holding a majority in the U.S. House, Republicans are unable to get anything done, and the country is taking notice.

Commentary Former NFL Star Gronkowski Defends Women’s Sports: ‘There’s Really No Argument’
Former NFL Star Gronkowski Defends Women’s Sports: ‘There’s Really No Argument’
October 13, 2023

Retired NFL player Rob Gronkowski, otherwise known as a New England Patriot legend after 11 seasons and four Super Bowl wins, was recognized this week in the U.S. Capitol by a Daily Caller reporter. Meeting the stride of the tight end, the reporter asked, "Mr. Gronkowski ... should men be allowed to play in women's sports?" Gronkowski remained silent, but with eyebrows raised, he emphatically shook his head no.

News Senator: Biden Administration Lacks Credibility on Iran
Senator: Biden Administration Lacks Credibility on Iran
October 13, 2023

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it would block Iran from accessing any of the $6 billion in Iranian assets it transferred to Qatar for humanitarian use, in light of the horrific terror strikes against Israel by Iranian proxy Hamas. "We don't know a lot," U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) said Thursday on "Washington Watch." "It's just a string of failures the Biden administration has had on a number of different fronts ... In my opinion, they really don't have any credibility."

News Police Brace for International ‘Day of Jihad’
Police Brace for International ‘Day of Jihad’
October 13, 2023

Following Hamas's surprise attack on Israel last weekend, pro-Palestine rallies have erupted across the globe, heightening security and safety concerns in the wake of a former Hamas chief's call for a worldwide "Day of Jihad" to take place Friday.

News HHS Orders Employees to Use Trans Pronouns
HHS Orders Employees to Use Trans Pronouns
October 13, 2023

Reports surfaced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented a policy mandating that employees of the agency must use opposite sex pronouns when referring to individuals who identify as transgender. Experts are warning that the directive could be used to target Christian and other religious employees who affirm that there are only two created biological sexes.

News Democrats vs. Democrats on Israel: A History of Growing Tension
Democrats vs. Democrats on Israel: A History of Growing Tension
October 12, 2023

The sound of footsteps echoed down the halls of the U.S. Capitol as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tried to flee from a reporter confronting her about the acts committed by Hamas. "Congresswoman, Hamas terrorists have cut off babies heads and burned children alive," the journalist said. "Do you support Israel's right to defend themselves against this brutality?" With a heavy exhale, Tlaib gave no comment.

Commentary 4 Ways Pro-Abortion Republican Nancy Mace Is Wrong on Life
4 Ways Pro-Abortion Republican Nancy Mace Is Wrong on Life
October 12, 2023

South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace has recently appeared on several television shows, portraying herself as a lone, sensible voice in the Republican Party when it comes to the issue of abortion. Meg Kilgannon, Family Research Council's senior fellow for Education Studies, discussed Mace's positions on a recent episode of "Washington Watch" with guest host and former Congressman Jody Hice. She addressed Mace's disingenuous comments one-by-one.

Commentary America’s Adversaries Are All Connected
America’s Adversaries Are All Connected
October 12, 2023

A day after murderous terrorists invaded Israel, critical infrastructure connecting frontline NATO allies was shut down as a "result of external activity" - possibly foreign sabotage - according to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. "Russia sympathizes with us," senior Hamas official Ali Baraka said in a Sunday interview on the government-controlled Russia Today TV. "One war eases the pressure in another war."

News LGBT Groups Endorse Biden Reelection, Citing Pro-Trans Presidency
LGBT Groups Endorse Biden Reelection, Citing Pro-Trans Presidency
October 12, 2023

LGBT organizations are coalescing to endorse President Joe Biden's reelection campaign. Major LGBT groups the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and the Equality PAC announced their joint endorsement of Biden for president in 2024 on Tuesday, marking the first time the groups agreed on a presidential candidate.

News Violent Crimes Committed by Children Are Rising. But Why?
Violent Crimes Committed by Children Are Rising. But Why?
October 12, 2023

According to ABC News, "nobody knows" how a 6-year-old from Newport News, Virginia, obtained possession of his mom's gun and shot his first-grade teacher. This occurred in January, but court documents released in August brought this case back to the surface. Reportedly, the child "had extreme emotional issues for some time" that were passed over by the school leading up to the shooting. Incidents such as this have been on the rise since 2020. Recently released federal data revealed "the rate of murder committed by teenagers, ages 14-17, jumped a tragic 22 percent."

Commentary Israel Is Not an ‘Apartheid’ State
Israel Is Not an ‘Apartheid’ State
October 12, 2023

Critics of Israel have been accusing the country of an "apartheid" system for years. They use this and related terms not to bring moral clarity to the confused but to confuse the clear morality of the State of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. So, Israel's Jews are an "occupying" people who "oppress" the Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank region. They are ethnic "bigots" who denigrate the Arabs' humanity and deny them liberty, hope, and opportunity. Now, some American politicians are getting into the act.

Commentary 4 Reasons the NHL’s Decision to Ban Pride Tape Is a Big Deal
4 Reasons the NHL’s Decision to Ban Pride Tape Is a Big Deal
October 12, 2023

The puck dropped on the NHL season Tuesday, but the greatest win for fans came off the ice. Ten months after defenseman Ivan Provorov upended the sports world by refusing to wear a Pride jersey, the ripple effect has exploded across other players, teams, and even leagues. Major League Baseball was the next shoe to drop, quietly killing their rainbow gear after watching hockey officials painfully navigate player boycotts all spring. Now, to the surprise of a lot of people, Commissioner Gary Bettman has announced the league wasn't done. Before there could be any confusion, the front office banned something else: Pride tape.

Commentary Biblical Parallels to Israel Tragedies Call for Lamentation
Biblical Parallels to Israel Tragedies Call for Lamentation
October 11, 2023

Enough time has elapsed since Hamas's coordinated strike against Israeli civilians to uncover some of the horrific deeds they perpetrated. As of Wednesday morning, Israeli casualties exceeded 1,200 killed and 3,000 injured, most of which were civilians, according to Israel's U.S. embassy. While tragic, this gruesome carnage is not entirely unprecedented; parallels are recorded even in Israel's own history.

News Graham: ‘It’s Time to Bring Iran to Heel’
Graham: ‘It’s Time to Bring Iran to Heel’
October 11, 2023

As Israel's government formed a unified war-time cabinet Wednesday to respond to the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists against hundreds of Israeli civilians over the weekend, questions continued to swirl about how the terrorists were able to launch a surprise attack that evaded detection from Israel's elite security services. But as an increasing chorus of Israeli officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are making clear, one key component of the attack is beyond question: the integral involvement of Iran.

News ‘What Starts in Israel Doesn’t End with Israel’
‘What Starts in Israel Doesn’t End with Israel’
October 11, 2023

"We're trying to pull ourselves together," a survivor said, looking around at the rubble, the charred and bullet-sprayed houses. What was once a buzzing kibbutz is now makeshift military base, where Israeli soldiers struggle to wade through the horrors left behind by Saturday's attack. The echoes of the massacre are all around them, in black body bags of all sizes, bloodstained walls, and the stunned look of the left behind. "We're all like zombies here," one young woman said.

News ‘We’re Not a Soft Target’: Ohio School Superintendent Arms Teachers
‘We’re Not a Soft Target’: Ohio School Superintendent Arms Teachers
October 11, 2023

As violence continues to surge amongst America's youth and both politicians and civilians hotly debate gun control, an Ohio school superintendent has decided to start arming his teachers. In a recent interview, he explained why he decided to arm teachers, even though he says he's "not a gun person."

Commentary How Marriage Fights Loneliness and Instills Belonging
How Marriage Fights Loneliness and Instills Belonging
October 10, 2023

Recently, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis wrote about the rising phenomenon of young men eschewing relationships with real women in favor of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated girlfriends. That's right, a "girlfriend" that only exists on a screen and is not a real person. It would be comical if it weren't so tragic.

Commentary Historical Ignorance Animates Hatred of Israel
Historical Ignorance Animates Hatred of Israel
October 10, 2023

Gun violence, kids in cages, sexual assault, religious extremism - Hamas's historic terror strike on innocent Israeli civilians hits all the left-wing triggers. But where is the left-wing outrage? Anti-Israel protestors even displayed the Nazi swastika in New York City's Times Square, demonstrating the historical amnesia and philosophical inconsistency of anti-Israel hatred.

Commentary Lack of Integrity at Penn State over Riley Gaines Disinvite Runs Deep
Lack of Integrity at Penn State over Riley Gaines Disinvite Runs Deep
October 10, 2023

Last month, Neeli Bendapudi, president of Pennsylvania State University, addressed the student body in a public video on free speech. "Without the First Amendment," she said, "your access to information would be threatened." She detailed how the university is "bound by the First Amendment," which allows "bigots" to occasionally speak on campus. Nonetheless, she made it very clear: "[R]estricting the speech of one group or individual jeopardizes everyone's rights." Four weeks later, she canceled an on-campus event featuring Riley Gaines. So much for free speech.

Commentary No, Tuberville’s Holds Aren’t Affecting Our Military’s Response in Israel
No, Tuberville’s Holds Aren’t Affecting Our Military’s Response in Israel
October 10, 2023

There's plenty of criticism being lobbed at Republicans this week by Democrats and the media (excuse the redundancy) that should stick. Overthrowing the House speaker at a time of global unrest seems like a particularly bad idea now that the Middle East is imploding. And while that decision by eight people to exact revenge on Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) does leave the world vulnerable, not everything conservatives have done is making the situation in Israel worse - including Senator Tommy Tuberville's (R-Ala.) hold on military promotions.

Commentary Israel’s 9/11: Deadly Attacks on Israel’s Vulnerable Borders
Israel’s 9/11: Deadly Attacks on Israel’s Vulnerable Borders
October 10, 2023

"This is Israel's 9/11." That simple declaration has become a repeated theme since October 7, 2023. And yes, 9/11 is a fair comparison, as news from the Middle East continues to provide details of the massive early-morning attack Hamas terrorists launched that Sabbath morning. Their targets included numerous towns, villages, and kibbutzim in the south of Israel. The vicious invaders murdered, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and tortured innumerable Israelis.

News Conservatives Warn Southern Border Leaves America as Vulnerable as Israel
Conservatives Warn Southern Border Leaves America as Vulnerable as Israel
October 10, 2023

As violent conflict continues between Israel and Palestine-based Hamas, conservatives in the U.S. are warning that open-borders policies and the leftist weaponization of defense and law enforcement institutions are leaving America vulnerable to similar attacks. In an interview on Monday, former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) cautioned, "We should wake up ourselves. We could have the same thing happen next week to us."

Commentary It’s Not About Inclusivity. It’s About Destroying Women’s Sports.
It’s Not About Inclusivity. It’s About Destroying Women’s Sports.
October 9, 2023

One side is fighting for trans-identifying men to stay out of women's sports entirely. They cite the unfair disadvantage, as these are not women but biological men who are supremely stronger and faster than their female competitors. Yet, there is also the group of individuals who claim that keeping men out of women's sports is discrimination. "You are denying that trans people exist," you may hear them say. Who's right?

Commentary Clouds Gather over Israel as House Speaker’s Chair Sits Empty
Clouds Gather over Israel as House Speaker’s Chair Sits Empty
October 9, 2023

It's surreal to think that while eight congressmen were congratulating themselves for upending the House speakership, terrorists a half a world away were putting the finishing touches on a plot that would rock the whole world. As the rest of the globe watched America, weapons were being loaded onto trucks that would ultimately carry out the execution of hundreds of innocent Israelis and plunge the Middle East into a war that no one saw coming. Now, with half of Congress frozen in a crisis of the Republicans' own making, there's a new urgency: fill the leadership vacuum or watch helplessly as more innocents - including Americans - die.

News  As Israel Reels from Attacks, Experts Warn of Hezbollah Threat along Northern Border
As Israel Reels from Attacks, Experts Warn of Hezbollah Threat along Northern Border
October 9, 2023

As Israel continues to reel from the devastating attacks perpetrated by Hamas terrorists over the weekend, the latest casualty numbers from Israeli media report that at least 57 soldiers and 34 police have been killed, with more than 900 Israeli civilians killed and 2,600 wounded and dozens of hostages still unaccounted for. Meanwhile, experts remain concerned that additional attacks could come from Hezbollah terrorists along the country's northern border.

Commentary The New York Times Sours on CRT
The New York Times Sours on CRT
October 9, 2023

In a novel experiment, institutional pillars of American culture chose to gamble their credibility on reinterpreting American history through the lens of neo-Marxist ideology. Now we learn that the shelf-life of the scam is about three to four years. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Pamela Paul published a piece titled, "'Antiracism' Was Never the Right Answer."

Commentary Christopher Columbus: An American Hero
Christopher Columbus: An American Hero
October 9, 2023

For over 500 years, Christopher Columbus was recognized and hailed as an American hero. The Italian-born navigator and explorer was revered not just for discovering the New World, but for his courage, his perseverance, his innovation, and his devout Christian faith. Never content to adhere to (and certainly not admire) age-old traditions, men of virtue, or the furthering of Christian morality, leftists now revile and demonize Columbus and his achievements.

News ‘The First Step Is No On 1’: Ohio March for Life Vows to Protect Pro-Life Progress
‘The First Step Is No On 1’: Ohio March for Life Vows to Protect Pro-Life Progress
October 9, 2023

With a looming election that could overturn months of pro-life progress and legalize abortion until birth, thousands gathered at the Ohio state capitol in Columbus on Friday to hold the state's second annual March for Life. Although polls show most Ohioans - and most Americans - support limiting abortion well before the third trimester, Issue 1 currently appears poised to legally forbid the will of the people.

News Eventbrite Censors Event Featuring Detransitioners
Eventbrite Censors Event Featuring Detransitioners
October 9, 2023

Eventbrite is a widely used event management and ticketing platform. Through it, the Palmetto Family Council (PFC), a South Carolina nonprofit Christian policy organization, was set to host a discussion featuring Chloe Cole, a teenage detransitioner, to warn about the dangers of transgender surgeries. However, Eventbrite canceled the event on the grounds of a corporate policy violation, claiming the event was "hateful, violent, and dangerous."

Commentary America’s Manhood Crisis - and Our Gospel Hope
America’s Manhood Crisis - and Our Gospel Hope
October 8, 2023

We are naturally wired by God to want men to be strong. From the start, God called Adam to "keep" or protect Eden (Genesis 2:15). Many modern movies reflect this truth. There is almost no more common trope than that of the heroic, self-sacrificial man. A community or a family or a woman is menaced; in response, a man steps forward and puts his life on the line. Today, however, this desire for masculine strength is powerfully challenged.

Commentary Hamas Horrors Rock Israel: ‘This Is the Day of the Greatest Battle’
Hamas Horrors Rock Israel: ‘This Is the Day of the Greatest Battle’
October 8, 2023

By now, most readers of the Stand have heard the news of the radical Palestinian group Hamas's attack on Israel. As of Saturday, about 450 people, both Israelis and Palestinians, have been killed and an estimated 1,700 injured. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "ordered a call-up of reservists after Palestinian militants fired thousands of rockets, invaded several Israeli towns and took hostages."

Commentary Prudence and Principle Needed on Capitol Hill
Prudence and Principle Needed on Capitol Hill
October 7, 2023

The Founders of our country believed the national legislature should be composed of the highest order of citizens, people whose maturity, character, good judgment, and life experience would enable them to make decisions beneficial to the whole country. This kind of thoughtful, nation-over-party attitude was missing from the vote against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

News What’s Going on in Rome? The Synod and Blessings for Same-Sex Unions Explained
What’s Going on in Rome? The Synod and Blessings for Same-Sex Unions Explained
October 6, 2023

Headlines right now are rife with variations of "Pope Francis opens door for blessing same-sex unions," leading many - even devout Catholics - to wonder what's going in Rome. The Catholic Church is beginning the final phase of its years-long project, the global Synod on Synodality. Delegates convened in Rome earlier this week to discuss, debate, and discern how the Church should respond to the ever-more-modern world and the exponential rise of liberal secularism in the West. Ahead of the meeting, a handful of Catholic cardinals submitted a series of questions to the Pope, asking for clarity on questions the Synod will be addressing.

News Dozens of Lawmakers Urge Biden Admin Not to Deport Homeschooling Family
Dozens of Lawmakers Urge Biden Admin Not to Deport Homeschooling Family
October 6, 2023

As the deadline for the deportation of a Christian family from Germany draws near, dozens of state and federal lawmakers and tens of thousands of citizens are urging the Biden administration to reverse course and allow the family, who has sought asylum in the U.S. in order to homeschool their children according to their religious beliefs, to stay in America.

News ‘Too Little, Too Late’: Biden Faces Intense Backlash for Border Wall Announcement
‘Too Little, Too Late’: Biden Faces Intense Backlash for Border Wall Announcement
October 6, 2023

During the Trump administration, President Joe Biden made it clear he saw the border wall as a "waste of money" and "not a serious policy solution." Despite the ongoing crisis at the southern border, it was a prominent part of Biden's 2020 presidential campaign that "not ... another foot of wall" would be built. Almost immediately after Biden was sworn in, he signed an executive order to stop construction of the wall. But on Thursday, the Biden administration suddenly changed its tune, announcing the "immediate need" to add 20 or more miles to the border wall.

News Senate GOP Links Arms with House to Demand Dems Get Back to Business
Senate GOP Links Arms with House to Demand Dems Get Back to Business
October 6, 2023

"Even on a good day," Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) said, "most Americans look at Washington, D.C., and they ask themselves, 'How did these people make it through the birth canal?' That's on a good day." But good days have been hard to come by lately, as the House devolves into chaos and the vacant speakership into an Emmy Award-winning soap. And while there's not much Senate Republicans can do to rescue their House counterparts, that doesn't mean they won't try.

Commentary Conservatism Seeks the Best Government, Not a Perfect One
Conservatism Seeks the Best Government, Not a Perfect One
October 5, 2023

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives took the historic step of removing the Speaker of the House in 216-210 vote on a Motion to Vacate. Eight members of the Speaker's own party sided with the minority to vacate the chair. The move was historic, because it had never been done before, but how that move will go down in history remains an open question.

Commentary ‘Teach Kids to Read Week’: Moms for Liberty Launches Event Countering LGBT Ideology