Clinton Criticizes Religious Defamation Laws as UN Prepares to Vote

International religious freedom observers mostly praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s opposition to anti-defamation policies because such restrictions would limit free speech. “Some claim that the best way to protect the freedom of religion is to implement so-called anti-defamation policies that would restrict freedom of expression and the freedom of religion,” Clinton said at a... Continue Reading

How the FCC and Liberal Churches Are Scheming To Shut You Up

Michelle Malkin The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood pews. Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on “hate speech” over cable TV and right-leaning talk-radio airwaves. President Obama’s speech-stifling bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige. Over the last week, an outfit called... Continue Reading

Evolution and Evangelicals … What are the Barriers?

This is a big question for many of us these days: What are the barriers to the acceptance of evolution amongst evangelicals? Can we (or should we) dismantle the “Great Wall” and overcome these barriers? Biologos has planned a working group symposium (exclusive and invitation only or I would have it on my calendar as... Continue Reading

Beyond basketball

Megan Basham Using the principles of Christ, LeBron James’ high school coach helped keep the superstar and his teammates grounded In his new autobiography, Shooting Stars, co-written with Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissenger, LeBron James reveals the journey that took him from the housing projects of Akron, Ohio, to basketball superstardom. The book, along... Continue Reading

Church of England bishop says ‘Anglican experiment is over’

Members of the traditionalist Anglican group Forward in Faith recently concluded their annual gathering, which was dedicated to discussing Pope Benedict’s overture to Anglicans. The general impression left by the conference was the “Anglican experiment is over,” a mood that was reinforced by Bishop John Hind officially announcing he is ready to become Catholic. The... Continue Reading

Philadelphia Anglican church could be first to join Catholics

Father David Moyer of the Church of the Good Shepherd in suburban Philadelphia was ecstatic last week when he heard Pope Benedict’s invitation to disaffected Anglican priests, parishes and individuals to join the Roman Catholic Church. “I was overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving,” said Fr. Moyer in an interview. “I’m still in a state of... Continue Reading

NC Baptist church plans Halloween book burning

NC Baptist church plans Halloween book burning. A North Carolina Baptist church plans to go ahead with a Halloween celebration that will center around the burning of bibles and other books, even though the event will be illegal. The Amazing Grace Baptist Church will be subject to a $25,000 fine for violating open burning laws,... Continue Reading

Repent or Resign, Bishops Tell African Politicians

Declaring that Africa needed more “saints” in public life, African bishops issued a strong statement on Friday calling on corrupt Catholic politicians on that continent to “repent” or leave office. They did not name names, but two of Africa’s most prominent Catholic leaders are President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, whose repressive policies and ruling elite... Continue Reading

The Congressional Scam that Failed

Robert Knight A funny thing happened on the way to one of the biggest scam attempts in history. It got ratted out. And Capitol Hill got an earful. So the U.S. Senate failed by seven votes to invoke cloture on Wednesday and push forward a bill that even had Washington Post editorialists gagging on its... Continue Reading

Pro-life Dems seek to hold Pres. Obama ‘to his word’

A coalition of about 40 pro-life Democrats apparently could decide the fate of a health care bill that soon will come before the House of Representatives, with the outcome decided either way by only a handful of votes. At issue is whether the health care bill being written by congressional Democratic leaders will include public... Continue Reading