For Cash-Strapped State Budgets, Sin Looks Lucrative

Texas, Georgia, and Pennsylvania have considered “pole taxes” — for buyers of pornography and patrons of strip clubs and escort services. In tough fiscal times, everything needs to be monetized. Including morality. And governors and legislators in many cash-strapped states have decided that vice can be lucrative, in the form of sin taxes. Texas, Georgia,... Continue Reading

Judge Rules Statute Setting National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

The law currently reads, “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.” The National Day of Prayer Task Force (NDPTF)... Continue Reading

Newly Organized ‘Freedom Federation Summit’ has a Sleepy Awakening

With the mobilizing power of dozens of religious right organizations behind it, why was the firstattended by only a few hundred people? The Freedom Federation Summit taking place April 15-16 at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia was billed as the next Great Awakening, the inaugural gathering of “a new movement [that] is forming... Continue Reading

Conservatives and Evangelicals Back Immigration Reform

A different twist was added to the turbulent immigration reform debate this week. In a conference call with reporters, a network of conservative political activists and evangelical church leaders announced a campaign to push for the legalization of millions of undocumented people in the United States. “From reading the news, you’d think all conservatives are... Continue Reading

The next in(justice)

By some estimates, this is a 70-30 center-right nation. How, then, is a far-left liberal nominee considered mainstream and a moderate-to-conservative one not mainstream? Wouldn’t it be nice (as the Beach Boys sang in a completely different context) if once, just once, a liberal Democrat president nominated to the Supreme Court someone he believed reflected... Continue Reading

Supreme Court May Soon Lack Protestant Justices

“…in the past quarter-century, Republican Protestant presidents have appointed conservative Catholics at least in part because of their reliably conservative judicial views.” With U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talking openly about retirement, attention has focused on the “who” — as in who is on President Obama’s short list of potential nominees. But almost... Continue Reading

The GOP War Chest Malfunction

“Please explain to women if and why you think it is appropriate to attach your organizations to pornographic enterprises? Did you really swill drinks, ogle young girls and plan party business at this kind of establishment?” The Republican National Committee spent nearly $2,000 at a strip club featuring women performing simulated lesbian and bondage sex... Continue Reading

Protest Erupts as Gallaudet University Plans Offensive Homosexual ‘Jesus’ Play with Federal Tax Dollars

WASHINGTON, April 5 /Christian Newswire/ — Thousands of students and concerned parents are calling for the cancellation of a blasphemous play at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The offensive production Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally portrays Christ and the twelve Apostles as homosexuals. The lewd production was recently canceled at Tarleton State University in Texas... Continue Reading

Health Care Bill Restores Abstinence Program Funding

“Science has finally caught up with logic and what parents have known for centuries,” that abstinence is an effective way to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Abstinence education just got a boost from unlikely sources – the new health care bill and President Obama. Under the health reform law, abstinence education programs can... Continue Reading

Kansas abortion number in 2009 was the lowest since 1990

Tiller’s death is not the only reason for the drop in abortions, said David Gittrich, state development director of Kansans for Life. “The pro-life movement has been spending decades educating the public about what abortion is.” The shooting death of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller may have contributed to a dramatic drop in the number... Continue Reading