Imagine for a moment that you are a public servant who has taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution. Now imagine that the Supreme Court of the United States admonished you and your colleagues for actions they deemed unconstitutional in a 7-2 landmark decision.
Would you be humbled? Would you make a good-faith effort to change the policies and behavior that put you at the mercy of the nation’s highest court? Most of us would. But this does not seem to be the case for some acting on behalf of the state of Colorado ...
This week, journalists uncovered shocking information about experiments being performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CNS News found that the FDA “signed a new contract on July 25 to acquire ‘fresh’ human fetal tissue to transplant into ‘humanized mice’ so that these mice will have a functioning ‘human immune system.’”
The information came to light in information published by the FDA and the General Services Administration. An FDA notice for the contract dated June 13 said, “The objective is to acquire Tissue for Humanized Mice.” In this “presolicitation notice,” the FDA states that they are seeking ...
The classroom full of teachers at Midway Middle School knew they were part of a drill, playing a role. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all too real once the screaming started.
“Guys, gun! There’s a gun! There’s a gun! Please help,” yelled Tori Wardlaw, a Midway High School freshman theater student, as she ran into the classroom.
The sound of AR-15 gunshots and screaming echoed in the hallway directly outside the classroom ...
The University of Central Oklahoma has opened its arms to drag queen shows and safe sex carnivals but they draw the line at Christians who believe God created the Heavens and the Earth in six days.
The university apparently has no problem with students tossing dildos through cardboard vaginas, but they draw the line at exposing impressionable young minds to the teachings of a creationist.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis and founder of the popular Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, was disinvited from speaking on the public university campus after ...
Social media giants are not the only businesses discriminating against Christians, as one billboard company in Southern California is refusing to run an ad for an evangelist – simply because he is holding a Bible.
For 28 years, world-renowned evangelist Greg Laurie has been holding evangelistic crusades in Southern California, where he has led tens of thousands to Christ and encouraged millions in their faith.
This year's SoCal Harvest hopefully will bring more of the same, but when the event takes place, it will not be credited to the Irvine Company, which is the owner of the Southern California mall called Fashion Island.
Laurie told Janet Mefferd on American Family Radio that ...
... Someone once said that God created man in His image, and man has been returning the favor ever since. Most of us are guilty of fashioning a god in our own image. Our god doesn’t mind lust, or a fib here and there. He doesn’t have any moral dictates. In truth, our god doesn’t exist. He is a figment of our imagination, shaped to conform to our sins.
We are also guilty of idolatry when we picture God as a benevolent Santa Claus figure who dispenses good things and won’t punish us for our sins, believing that He is too loving to send anyone to Hell. But consider what the Bible reveals about our Creator. The book of Genesis tells us that ...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Protect Charities and Houses of Worship Act (S.3317), to repeal a mandate requiring charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee fringe benefits.
“Last year, Congress passed historic tax cuts which are expanding opportunity and allowing hardworking men and women to ... "
Forget what’s best for foster kids. According to the ACLU, all that matters is diversity.
On any given day, an estimated 438,000 kids are in foster care. In 2016, nearly 700,000 American kids spent some time in foster care.
That same year about 23,000 kids aged out of the system—they turned eighteen and were released from the custody of the state. Twenty percent of them instantly became ....
Drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools and bookstores is a concept gaining attention throughout the U.S.
.... In one 45-minute-long program, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a simple craft activity, but there are many critics who don't believe the concept is appropriate for young children.
The Houston Public Library released the following statement regarding Drag Queen Story Hour ....
An American pastor who's been imprisoned in Turkey for alleged "espionage" is being released and allowed to return to his home there, while still under house arrest.
Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is from North Carolina, had been incarcerated for 21 months in Turkey because of his Christian faith. As recently as last week, it appeared he would be held in prison until his next court date in October. He had been on trial for the crime of "Christianization."
But the American Center for Law and Justice – which has been working on both sides of the Atlantic to secure his release – announced today ....
Ambivalence and ambiguity seem to be the new cool in some facets of Christianity.
Perhaps it is only in the safe sanctuaries of sensate western culture that notable evangelicals can dally with doubt and ambiguity regarding the Bible, when they should be declaring boldly, "Thus saith the Lord!"
Ambiguity and ambivalence are unaffordable indulgences in our age.
Churches today are struggling....
The owners of a Pennsylvania farm have been ordered by the Sewickley Heights Borough to cease and desist holding Bible studies on their private property.
Borough leaders accused Scott and Terri Fetterolf of improperly using their 35-acre farm as a place of worship, a place of assembly and as a commercial venue. They were served a cease-and-desist order in October 2017, the Post-Gazette reported.
The Independence Law Center filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the farmers against the borough alleging an egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution. According to the lawsuit ....
Documents filed with the United Methodist Church's top court are shedding first light on specifics of long-awaited proposals to avoid schism in the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
The three plans were published Tuesday (July 17) as part of the docket for the United Methodist Church Judicial Council's October meeting. The denomination's Council of Bishops is asking its top court for a decision ....
Through the years, I have discovered that the average Christian and a large number of church ministers lack a biblical worldview; by “BWV” I am referring to interpreting all of life through the lens of Scripture. That is to say, your view of politics, sanctity of life, marriage, economics, education, science and law is derived from biblical principles. The average believer only has a piecemeal understanding of Scripture instead of a comprehensive world and life view which has resulted in the church becoming irrelevant in the public square.
If we are going to fulfill our assignment as the salt of the earth and the light of the world, we need to shift the Body of Christ towards....
A survivor of the Orlando Pulse nightclub mass shooting is recounting the trauma of that night and how God used it to bring about his repentance and why he now says he is no longer gay.
In an interview last week with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on their "GPS: God. People. Stories" broadcast, Luis Javier Ruiz spoke of his journey out of the homosexual life, how the Holy Spirit continues to transform him, and how he is now ministering to people.
Now in his 30s, Ruiz explained that ....
In 2014 there were 1,058,490 American abortions and 1,604,870 unwed births. Yet there were only 18,329 infant adoptions. That's about 6.9 adoptions per 1,000 abortions and unwed births.
Why are there so few adoptions?
Chuck Johnson, President of the U.S. Adoption Council, puts part of the blame on the decrease of international adoptions. They did fall from nearly ....
When not calling Trump supporters “Nazis” as a means to dehumanize us, the establishment media like to whine about the lack of civility in American politics, even as they cover up, ignore, downplay, or straight-up approve of the wave of violence and public harassment we are seeing against supporters of President Trump....
Here is the list, so far....
I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists—and what we’ve seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see.
Six years ago, Code Pink zealots traipsed across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes demanding “respect” for women’s bodies and women’s abortion rights. They called themselves “dancing vaginas.” ....
Last fall, actress Martha Plimpton....
As we see the daily political and social turmoil in our society, Christians are praying for God to send a spiritual revival to stir the church and ignite the fire of repentance throughout the land. But some Christian leaders are wondering if revival is possible at this point.
Dr. Ted Roberts, former senior pastor of East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham, Oregon and host of the 12-DVD Conquer Series, explains ....
President Donald Trump is expected to announce July 9 his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. In 2016, Trump put together a list of potential Supreme Court picks during his campaign for president and has amended it twice ....
Although the list is brimming with top-notch individuals, there are a few whose names appear to be rising to the top. A look at the judicial records and writings of these men and women reveals insights into their perspectives on a wide array of issues. Here’s the highlights of their careers and writings you should know about ....
A sea of protesters clad in white from across the nation descended on the White House Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and the separation of families at the border.
Later, chants like “No justice, no peace” rang out along Constitution Avenue as protesters, led by a police escort, marched from the White House to the Capitol.
We visited the rally for The Daily Signal and spoke with some of the protesters to find out what brought them to Washington on a scorchingly hot Saturday ....
Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.
Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their employees.
That could force thousands of groups that have long had little contact with the IRS to suddenly ....
JAG has the opportunity and the honor to speak with all people. However, at this moment, I want to speak first to my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Be Joyful. Justice Kennedy’s retirement has created the most significant judicial vacancy in the history of the United States. This moment is the pinnacle of much of our work since 1962. God has graciously given us another opportunity to ....
In a unanimous vote, the San Antonio City Council voted to accept $19,832 in donations from the LGBT community and its allies to help defray the cost of installing a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of Main and Evergreen in the heart of San Antonio’s LGBT business district.
The donations were presented to the City Council by officials from Pride San Antonio.
The vote clears the way for the city’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department to begin the installation of the crosswalk on June 23, just ahead of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade on June 30.
The Trump administration is taking heat from Democrats and Republicans for separating parents and children after they illegally crossed the southern border.
Over the six weeks from April 19 through May 31, federal officials separated about 2,000 children from their families at the U.S.-Mexican border, the Associated Press reported last week. President Donald Trump blamed the procedure on Democrats in Congress.
“They’re obstructing. They’re really obstructionists and they are obstructing,” Trump said Monday at the White House. “The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be.”
Because accidents can happen at any moment, many churches require all participants in such activities to complete and submit medical permission and release forms. Such forms are intended to help protect participants and release the church of any liability in the event one gets injured.
However, do release forms actually hold up in court? A Kentucky court* recently ruled that a minor who was injured during her church’s summer camp program could not be prevented from suing the church even though her mother signed the church’s release form.
A West Virginia parent is upset after his daughter was asked to write the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, as part of “calligraphy practice” in her world religion class.
The shahada — which states, “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger” — is used in the conversion process to Islam.
In the biggest religious liberty case of the year, the US Supreme Court sided 7–2 against a state commission that unfairly singled out a Christian baker who declined to decorate a cake for a same-sex wedding.
The high court ruled that state penalties levied against Jack Phillips, the Colorado business owner at the center of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, violated his First Amendment rights to free exercise of religion since the regulations were not applied neutrally.
A video recorded for “Pride Month” is raising concern as it features a Canadian television host talking to young children about “gay pride” and explaining to the boys and girls that she herself questioned her sexuality as a child in liking a female actress .... The video, which has been viewed over two million times and shared by 25K, was posted by CBC Life, and features MTV, CTV and CW host Jessi Cruickshank.
At least two new animated television shows about drag queens, one featuring children characters, are set to debut in America, drawing high concern from conservative commentators.
World of Wonder released a trailer in May about "Drag Tots!," a show about toddler drag queens coming June 28th, featuring transgender model RuPaul.
A teacher is fighting for his job after he says the district forced him to resign over its transgender student policy.
John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana, said the school district's requirement that teachers call transgender students by their preferred names, rather than those given at birth, goes against his religious beliefs.
Tens of thousands of people flocked to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday evening for Harvest America 2018, which included gospel music and a message by Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie, who invited the crowd to respond to the Gospel. Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, shared about his difficult childhood, and how he got into drugs and alcohol. "I was going downhill fast … I was too cynical, too hard … but Christ changed my life one day. I didn't plan on it, but it happened," he said.
Los Angeles, CA. Best-selling author and Christian filmmaker Ray Comfort says that Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, was sadly mistaken when he recently tweeted:
“Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.’ He’s said the same thing about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens United States Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Comfort said that tweets such as this can only cause more division in our government, and potentially cause division between Israel and the United States.
We got the awful news Friday morning that there had been a school shooting in Santa Fe, South of Houston, in Galveston County.
Prayers went up immediately all over Texas as we prayed for the injured and grieved for those we knew were lost and their families who were dealing with unimaginable pain.
I drove toward Santa Fe thinking about what a tough year it has been for Texas. We experienced Hurricane Harvey, the greatest natural disaster in the history of our country, followed by the evil we saw at Sutherland Springs. Now we have lost 10 lives at Santa Fe and 13 more were injured.
Every Texan is asking the same question – are we doing everything we can to assure this doesn't happen again.
There is really no city on earth like Jerusalem, and it stuns me every time I'm there. The beauty. The majesty. The history. The different world religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – living side by side. There is no place on earth like it.
.... It is the city in which all the prophetic purposes of God will one day culminate. And from a pragmatic, not prophetic point of view, it is and has been the functioning capital of Israel. That's why I have said it is both right and righteous for our administration to recognize this by relocating our embassy.
President Trump announced yesterday that he will meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. His statement came after three Americans were released from more than a year in captivity and returned to the US.
The three were greeted early Thursday morning by President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, and his wife, Karen Pence. What do we know about the men? How is their story relevant to us today?
The steady and intentional destruction of one of the most revered institutions in America representing all that we once aspired young men to be is essentially complete. The insidious takeover of the voting leadership of the Boy Scouts of America by radical LGBTQIA activists and sympathizers led to the open acceptance of homosexual scouts and scoutmasters just a few years ago, a 180 degree turn from it’s historic standard for boys to be “morally straight.”
Superstar rapper Kanye West praised conservative commentator Candace Owens on Saturday after she shut down a Black Lives Matter protest during an event at UCLA.
Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, said she believes an "ideological civil war" is happening with African-American people.
She said some African-Americans "are focused on their past and shouting about slavery" and that others are "focused on their futures."
The Ministerial Housing Allowance is under legal attack. A federal court in Wisconsin struck down this tax exemption as unconstitutional, and the case is now on appeal at the Seventh Circuit.
Pastors, you have the unique opportunity to make your voice heard on this issue by signing onto Alliance Defending Freedom’s friend-of-the-court brief.
For decades now, pastors across the country have benefitted from the ministerial housing allowance. This allowance permits “ministers of the Gospel” to exclude from their gross taxable income a rental allowance paid to them as part of their compensation package.
The New Yorker has been taking it on the chin lately for its essay about Chick-fil-A’s “infiltration” of New York City. Although most of the piece is about the evils of fast food and the chain’s ubiquitous "Eat Mor Chikin" advertising campaign, the essay has been excoriated for its anti-Christian tone. “The brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism,” we’re told....
So, the New Yorker thinks Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in New York and a U.S. Senator thinks Mike Pompeo doesn’t belong as the Secretary of State.
.... Senator Booker’s Facebook announcement that he would vote against Pompeo for these beliefs came the same day that a New Yorker article claimed Chick-fil-A was “creepy” and unfit for New York City because of the Christian origins of that company.
If you think, like I do, that Christian colleges are hugely important, especially in this culture, you should be concerned.
A recent NPR web headline ran “Christian colleges are tangled in their own LGBT policies.” A more accurate headline would have been “Christian colleges struggle to maintain their identity in the face of pressure from without and within.”
The pressure from without is financial. While there are some elite universities living off enormous endowments, most schools, including almost every Christian college, don’t have endowments. They depend on government assistance to students, through things like Pell Grants and guaranteed student loans. Which, of course, come with strings attached.
A passionate defense of the Second Amendment – and a reminder to politicians about the role of government - has gone viral.
Mark Robinson doesn't even own a gun but understands the constitutional rights of those who do, and his April 3 impromptu speech at the Greensboro, North Carolina City Council took the Internet by storm.
Longtime pro-life activist Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke recently with The Daily Signal about her uncle’s legacy in advancing civil rights for black Americans as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination April 4.
Alveda King, 67, is the first of five children of King’s younger brother, A.D. King, who like her “Uncle M.L.” was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist and often was at his side.
The resounding victory of a pro-gay marriage candidate in Costa Rica's presidential run-off vote on Sunday staved off a resurgent Christian evangelical movement that proved unable to translate strong social conservatism into a win.
Gay rights have expanded across Latin America in recent years, especially in South America, though many advocates feared there could be a backlash from practicing Christians energized by growing evangelical Protestantism.
Just four days after Easter, George Washington University will host a training session for students and faculty that teaches that Christians — especially white ones — “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”
The April 5 diversity workshop is titled “Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!”
Hosted by the university’s Multicultural Student Services Center, the event will teach that Christians enjoy a privileged, easier life than their non-Christian counterparts, and that Christians possess “built-in advantages” today, according to its online description.
Walt Heyer, who used to live as a transgender woman, now travels the country speaking about his experiences and reaching out to those who regret their own gender change.
The Daily Signal spoke with Heyer on camera about his story, as well as the lies he says society and the media tell young people today about gender. An edited transcript of the interview, conducted last month at the Bringing America Back to Life convention in Independence, Ohio, is below....
A major Pentecostal denomination is taking a leadership role in taking the message of life to its member churches and their congregations.
More than one-third of abortions in America (approx. 36%) terminate the lives of black babies in the womb. The Church of God in Christ, recognizing the devastation that brings to the black community, three years ago teamed with Human Coalition to create a program for pastors, lay leaders, and members to turn the situation around.
President Trump tweeted an order that would disqualify most transgender people from serving in the military.
The reason—the White House says troops with a history of "gender dysphoria present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."
Current service members who are transgender but have not undergone re-assignment surgery will be allowed to stay in the military as long as they have been medically stable for three years in their biological sex before joining the military. Those who require or have already had gender re-assignment surgery will be disqualified from service.
We all know America is obsessed with youth. But what about the church, and what do we do about it?
The magazine Psychology Today calls it “America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old.” Dale Archer writes, “It’s difficult to believe that our founding fathers powdered their wigs gray in order to appear older and wiser. That’s right—being old was in. No more! From hair dyes to Botox to Viagra to wrinkle creams to a plethora of surgical procedures, the race is on to remain forever young.”