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On Sunday morning, Gregg Matte, senior pastor at Houston's First Baptist near Memorial Park, said he returned from sabbatical a week early because he believed the megachurch's "sheep and the shepherd needed to be together" in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl ...

California’s decline under a Democratic monopoly on power is not without its opposition. One of the most important opponents happens to be the best fast-food chain in the country. In-N-Out Burger is spending at least $500,000 in support of Proposition 36, the fruit of the labors of those in the state trying to repeal the pro-criminal Proposition 47 passed in 2014 ...

Army vet and Trump-backed U.S. Senate candidate Sam Brown has worked to lighten his past stances on abortion and other issues as he runs against incumbent Democrat Jacky Rosen in a crucial battleground race in Nevada ...

The concept of safety is often a topic of conversation here in the state’s most populous city as we grapple with an array of public policy proposals to address flooding, traffic dangers, and crime. The latter was again thrust to the forefront last month with news of the brutal murder of ...

Let’s start with something so disgusting and immoral that it defies explanation. In fact, if it weren’t so well documented it might have fallen into the murky abyss of urban legend. But it’s absolutely true ...

On the red carpet, the film’s stars spoke to The Epoch Times about what drew them to their roles and the film’s important message of raising awareness about the foster care system in the United States ...

A nurse at the nation’s largest children’s hospital says doctors pressured parents to give their kids hormone therapy and other transgender medicine interventions — warning that their children might kill themselves if they held off on treatments ...

A Houston doctor has been indicted for obtaining the records of pediatric patients at Texas Children's Hospital who were not under his care and without authorization, according to U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani ...

Thank you Dave Welch and the Texas Pastor Council team for helping me solve an issue in just two weeks that I’ve been dealing with for five months. I have been serving as a pastor in Beaumont TX since 1998. Jefferson Central Appraisal District decided in 2024 to overstep their boundaries by removing two of the church parsonage’s off of tax exemption after being exempt since 2006. After writing a letter, completing their questionnaire, as well as ...

An Ohio television station fired a longtime staffer after she posted a message on her personal Facebook page promoting heterosexual pride ...

A theme of the next few years will be the persecution of Catholic schools, Jewish schools, and all other religious schools that blend even a trace of traditional morality with their faith ...

On Tuesday, June 11, the Amarillo City Council voted 4 to 1 to reject the citizen-initiated “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” ordinance, both in its amended and original forms. Council Member Don Tipps was the only member to vote against rejecting the ordinance ...

A doctor has been indicted for allegedly violating HIPAA rules after exposing the continuation of chemical castration procedures at Texas Children’s Hospital. Eithan Haim is set to appear in court on Monday and is facing four felony counts for revealing that the institution was still performing ...

Since at least the COVID-related government shutdowns of 2020, Americans have been keenly aware of the Centers for Disease Control and its role in influencing public health policy, particularly regarding vaccines ...

A descendant of Protestant Reformer John Knox, Witherspoon was educated at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and afterwards served as a Presbyterian pastor. His writings brought him to the attention of the trustees of the College of New Jersey, who sent Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton to Scotland to persuade him ...

Beverly LaHaye died quietly in April at the age of 96. She always said she hated the spotlight. And yet, in the 1980s and 1990s, she was one of the most visible and politically powerful women in the U.S. ...

My grandfather was born in 1869, four years after the Civil War. His father was a Confederate infantryman for four years. Virginia used to have courts like the one Trump is in in New York, southern confederate slave courts, no normal due process, arbitrary rules of procedure, and predetermined outcomes ...

A new study has revealed that roughly 10% to 27% of noncitizens living in the U.S. are illicitly registered to vote, which could result in up to 2.7 million illegal votes being cast in the November elections ...

The Texas state legislature now has enough votes to pass school choice initiatives after Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday night. "The Texas Legislature now has enough votes to pass school choice. This is a victory for every Texas family across our great state ..."

H. Edwin Young, senior pastor of Second Baptist in Houston, announced Sunday morning that he was resigning from his leadership post at the church, ending his 46-year tenure as one of America's most prominent, charismatic and high-profile pastors ...

Joe Biden successfully got another pro-life advocate thrown in prison for years today. Heather Idoni has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison despite her lawyer begging for home detention due to Heather’s serious health issues. The sentence comes after Biden officials charged her with bogus charges for ...

Dallas ISD sought the advice of an LGBTQ-centered clinic on how to better enable “youth transitioning,” according to internal communications obtained in an open records request by The Dallas Express ...

Ididn’t think it was possible for anyone to be more despised by the teachers unions than Betsy DeVos, the former Education secretary and billionaire Republican donor who has devoted decades to promoting school choice. Yet, it seems Corey DeAngelis has taken on that mantle. And he’s loving it ...

A heralded Catholic football player defends traditional moral values at a Catholic college—how novel—and within no time he’s being bashed all over the place. Had he endorsed transgenderism, or Hamas, he would now be praised to high heaven ...

Meet Sherrel Lemon -- a very unconventional mom who got pregnant at 14. Her story will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your heart. Lemon, who owns restaurant and bar Tipsy Treats, has been working since before she could drive ...

A medical negligence case recently decided by the Supreme Court of Texas also has implications for pro-life issues. “[S]ociety views a healthy child’s arrival as a net boon and a gift, not an injury for which to seek legal recompense,” Justice Rebeca Huddle wrote in her opinion ...

Four-term State Representative Shawn Thierry is ferociously fighting to keep her job - a battle for political survival triggered by a single vote of conscience on the floor of the Texas House ...

In a world marred by hatred and disunity, many young Americans are turning to the Bible to seek peace. According to Premiere Christian News, “A new report has revealed a growing number of young people in the US see the Bible as transformative to their lives ..."

With the heated anti-Semitism protests booming on college campuses, lawmakers, school authorities, and even average citizens are wrestling with how to deal with the chaos, hatred, and slander of Jewish people and the Jewish state ...

Most high school yearbooks feature club photos and class superlatives. Funniest Laugh. Most Likely to Succeed. But at Bellaire High School in Houston the yearbook dedicated a section to the Palestinians ...

Back in 1982, the Island Trees School Board wanted to remove some books from the district’s library because they deemed them inappropriate for an educational setting. However, a group of citizens, including high school student Stephen Pico, wished for the books to remain in the library ...

Who can forget President Joe Biden standing on a podium outside Independence Hall in September 2022? With ominous red lights glaring in the background, the president of the United States demonized approximately half the voters in the country and labeled them as a threat to ...

On Tuesday, Austin City Council members passed a resolution directing city personnel to not comply with a new state law that criminalizes gender-related services for children ...

Governor Abbott ... participated in a fireside chat to bring attention to Texas' efforts to increase adoption and foster care resources across the state to help children find their forever families at the CHOSEN Conference in Plano ...

Confounding scientific projections, the world’s birth rate is falling—enough that in the coming decades, the populations of nearly all Western countries could start falling with it. Today, the global average birth rate is around 2.2 children per woman ...

The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department canceled an event at which a person who has “de-transitioned” was scheduled to speak. On April 20, Abel Garcia was set to speak at an event for the community sponsored by Latinos United for Conservative Action (LUCA) called “The Danger of Transgenderism” ...

The House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi passed a resolution last week honoring the life and legacy of a native son who became a Methodist pastor – and went on to impact an entire nation ...

Mayor Eric Johnson says the Texas legislature should pass a law forbidding golden parachutes for city employees statewide. Dallas' mayor is also calling for city council members to agree not to include a golden parachute clause in the next city manager's contract ...

Documents reveal an organization backed by Obama White House alumni such as Valerie Jarrett and bankrolled by liberal dark money donors advocated using tax dollars to pay college students to get out the vote in the 2024 election ...

For all his campaign ads about passing historic legislation, President Joe Biden’s most impactful legacy might be his alteration of America’s spiritual life. Late last week, the Biden administration prohibited children from expressing their Christian faith while redesignating Easter Sunday as the “Transgender Day of Visibility” ...

A handful of liberal churches, religious groups and LGBTQ+ organizations are celebrating the fact that Transgender Day of Visibility, recognized each year on March 31, falls on Easter Sunday in 2024 ...

Montgomery County officials adopted a new policy on Tuesday empowering a citizen committee to review, and potentially remove, library materials at the request of the public ...

Sometime last year, Meagan Clark Saliashvili contacted me about whether I would agree to be interviewed for an article she was writing for Texas Monthly on the growth of Orthodoxy in Texas ... As it turned out, the article was not about the growth of Orthodoxy in Texas at all, but was in fact an extremely biased attempt to paint me, my parish, and other Orthodox Christians as racists, conspiracy theorists, and authoritarians ...

A Texas school teacher is suing her school district, claiming the school's principal violated her First Amendment rights when he reprimanded her for praying on campus ...

In the previous post we examined the main political principles and ideas in Acts chapter 15 which we noted was a paradigm shift in 49AD. The Jerusalem convention of emissaries, senior statesmen and the whole citizen assembly decided that ...

On March 14, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the Catholic Charities Bureau is not exempt from the state’s unemployment compensation law because the organization isn’t religious ...

State taxpayers funded classes at the University of North Texas that pushed intersectionality and feminism. The university also employs a “Marxist Geographer” and a history professor that used a textbook with a bias against former President Donald Trump ...

Americans have grown less religious over the past couple of decades, and attendance at religious services is down across the country. Of course, some parts of the country are a lot less religious than others ...

Mostly upholding a controversial law with far-reaching impact, judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a father who sued the federal government claiming that long-standing federal protections for teens’ confidential access to ...

The impact of illegal immigration fill our TV screens, crime blotters, and morgues every day. But too few Americans appreciate how lawlessness at the border advances other liberal policies ...