I believe even more important for Christians than being on the front lines of the culture war is participating in the culture—and better yet, helping to create and nurture it. If the main contribution that Christians make to culture is complaining about it, we’re doing something wrong.
Religions are not equal when it comes to evaluating refugees. There are non-sectarian reasons to favor members of minority faiths, especially in the Middle East where religious minorities have suffered disproportionately.
U.S. officials have never felt comfortable confronting the crime of religious persecution. They have few answers to offer other than pressing unwilling governments to better protect politically unpopular minorities.
The order does not single out or specify any religion. It does not call for either advantageous or disadvantageous treatment of individuals belonging to any particular religious sect or denomination when the seek U.S. visas or admission as refugees. But it does call for prioritizing refugee status for adherents of any religion that is a persecuted minority in their home country.
Christianity and individual Christians have been under attack by Obama and his Far-Left progressive allies, making Christian religious practice a dangerous choice.
Underpinning Hillary Clinton’s political philosophy is a coercive secularism that eliminates conservative Christians from public life. Should she win, she will not only force Christians to pay for contraceptives but also abortions. She will treat their schools and churches as the equivalent of Bob Jones University. She will court-martial chaplains and soldiers who don’t submit to her LGBT agenda.
Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, claimed the social and political environment cultivated by Christian conservatives in recent months was to blame for the shooting at Pulse, a nightclub popular with Orlando’s LGBT community.
With processing times reduced from approximately 18-24 months to just three months, the pace duly picked up – with a total of 114 Syrian refugee admissions in February climbing to 330 in March and to 451 in April. The proportion of Christians among the admissions has not increased, however.
The slaughter of Middle Eastern Christians and other persecuted faiths is one of the great tragedies of our age. There is no panacea, no easy solution to the ongoing conflict. But Americans can, indeed, must act even when their government does not.
As the administration pushes ahead with a “surge” of Syrian refugee processing aimed at reaching its target of 10,000 this fiscal year, the proportion of Christians among those admitted remains smaller than one percent of the total.
Where is the pushback on Mrs. Clinton’s publicly announced plan that, if elected, she will lead her administration in a war on Christianity and Christian practices? The deafening silence from religious leaders is indicative of a problem we face throughout today’s body politic, and especially in the conservative movement, and that is a lack of moral courage in the face of pressure from those who seek to destroy our culture, the rule of law, and our liberty.
Christian, if you are supporting a man who says he has never felt the need to repent despite affairs, adultery, and multiple marriages and who quotes Mussolini and won’t denounce the KKK, there is seriously something wrong with you. How terrible it is that you are willing to gain the world with Trump and lose your soul in the process.
The number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the United States continues to climb slowly, but of the 576 admitted since last November’s Paris terrorist attack, only two (0.3 percent) are Christians.
All he is saying is that Christians and people who share our Judeo-Christian values should support his candidacy because he will do everything in his power to promote these values — not theocratically, but lawfully and constitutionally. It's just another way of saying to fellow Christian voters, "I need fellow believers to get involved in my campaign because we share the same values and goals."
One-quarter of the 483 Syrian refugees admitted into the United States since Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists attacked the French capital on November 13--125 of them--are men between the ages of 14 and 50. The sole Christian among the 483 is identified in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as an adherent of the Greek Orthodox Church.
More Americans say it’s important to defend the religious liberties of Christians than Muslims, according to an AP/NORC poll released Wednesday. The preference for the rights of Christians over Muslims held across party lines.
Establishment Republicans often tend to be far nastier to conservatives than they are to the Democrats. But establishment Democrats more and more show far more grace to those who’d kill us all than they do to the American voter. They’re just following Barack Obama’s example.
Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims. No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period.
Eliminating the word “Christmas” from the marketing of a concert of Christian festive or sacred music is an absurdity which annoys and insults Christians, whose music after all is being appropriated without regard for its sacred message. Next year, at this “hallowed” and “gracious” time, we urge our friends at the Folger not to banish the Savior from the music that celebrates his birth.
Americans should be concerned with Lebanon. The country combines a mix of tolerance, economic openness, pluralism, human rights, democracy, cultural freedom, and liberty unusual for the Middle East. All of these are under threat. If they disappear in Lebanon the Arab world will lose its only example of a humane political and social order. However, Washington will not solve Lebanon’s problems.