Christianity

Okla. Battles Group Over Satan Statue

William Bigelow, Breitbart

A battle will soon be held in Okla. over a statue of Satan that the Satanic Temple, backed by the ACLU, wants to erect near the Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse lawn. Repub. Gov. Mary Fallin said that the Satanic statue will never be erected.

SCOTUS Upholds Christian Prayers at Council Meetings

David G. Savage, LA Times

The Supreme Court said that city councils and other public boards are free to open their meetings with an explicitly Christian prayer, ruling that judges may not act as "censors of religious speech" simply because the prayers reflect the views of the dominant faith.

Does Prayer Belong at Government Meetings?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Town of Greece vs. Galloway later this term — a case that could have a profound impact on prayer in the public square — a new poll finds that the vast majority of Americans have no problem with invocations at government meetings, with one important caveat.

Whose Side Is God on Now?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

In the culture war for the future of mankind, Putin is planting Russia's flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity.

Cruz's Speech Should Worry Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz demonstrated a much greater ability to tug at heartstrings — something that Paul is frankly less equipped to do. While Paul’s speech tended to focus more on a timely and important discussion about privacy and liberty, Cruz preached on the “transformational power” of “Christian love."

From Our Big Surprise Department: Study Shows Religion Cuts Crime

Researchers asked respondents about eight varying types of delinquency including littering, skipping school or work, using illegal drugs, fare dodging, shoplifting, music piracy, property damage and violence against the person. The results of the research imply that the act of visiting a place of worship may trigger a significant reduction in the likelihood of involvement in certain types of criminal and delinquent behavior.

Planned Parenthood: Christianity Is 'Going Down'

Matt Barber, LifeNews.com

A Planned Parenthood rep. bashes Christianity. She makes some wild claims, such as atheism is on the rise, while Christianity is in decline, and “Queer sexuality” is winning, while “biblical sexuality” is losing.

2013's Cultural Winners & Losers

L. Brent Bozell III, Newsbusters

Let's assess the winners in losers in American culture for '13. The first obvious winner is "Duck Dynasty" and Phil Robertson. He's a winner for standing by his Christian principles after inartful remarks about homosexuality.

Join CHQ and the “I am Second” Movement to Send Hollywood a Message

Our friends at the Manhattan Declaration and "I am Second" remind us that we are all Phil Robertsons, because if you make the commitment to put God above all else, you have also made the commitment to stand firm in your convictions, no matter the cost. Click here to sign and share our petition and let them know you stand with Phil Robertson.

The Gift of Christmas is Fulfilled at Easter

Now is the time to open your heart to the gift of God’s only begotten Son – follow the star that shines over Bethlehem and leads to a humble manger and, if you believe in him, to a Cross, the Resurrection, forgiveness of your sins and life everlasting.

Billy Graham, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz

Bringing people to Jesus Christ has been Rev. Billy Graham's life work. Keeping Christianity alive in the public square may be Rev. Graham’s most important contribution to our nation’s politics, and it is one that is still bearing fruit today, even as Billy Graham’s physical powers wane.

Rise in Non-Religious: Good or Bad?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

No religion, no moral compass. Have we lost our way without the Founders’ Christian values to guide us?

U.S. Waging War on Syrian Christians

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Syrian Christians urged the U.S. to stop funding the same extremists who aim to kill all Christians.

Does Christianity Demand Open Borders For America?

Social conservatives with roots in the evangelical community should take a hard look at the source of funding for the EIT, National Immigration Forum, Sojourners, and other advocates of cheap labor, open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens and ask themselves if this isn’t exactly the spiritual dilemma and answer proposed in Matthew 6:24.

SCOTUS Inflames Culture War By Overruling We The People On Marriage

If the Supreme Court says Congress can’t define marriage, and the voters of California can’t define marriage because their elected officials don’t agree with the voters’ decision, the only way to bring the debate over the definition of marriage to a conclusion satisfactory to conservatives is to step up the culture war to ensure that we elect only those who will stand for traditional marriage as Governors, state Attorneys General, and President of the United States.

Rand Paul, Christianity, and War

Daniel Larison, American Conservative

At the Faith and Freedom Conference, he argued for religion's principles of peace, not pacifism.