Archive for: 2013

One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows (Reuters)

Excerpt: NEW YORK (Reuters) – One-third of Americans reject the idea of evolution and Republicans have grown more skeptical about it, according to a poll released on Monday. Sixty percent of Americans say that "humans and other living things have evolved over time," the telephone survey by the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project showed (Click http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/30/publics-views-on-human-evolution/ for […]

 
 

Obama administration should promote international religious freedom | Washington Times Communities

The Obama administration should take greater steps to promote religious freedom internationally. In First Things magazine, Thomas Farr notes the importance of religious freedom in American efforts abroad. "Religious freedom plays a necessary role in the consolidation of democracy, in economic development, and in social harmony," he says. Religious freedom leads to respect for dissenting views of all kinds, allowing […]

 
 

Congress strengthens religious freedom for the military | Dec. 26, 2013

Excerpt: The Senate passed a defense bill with strong bipartisan support last week that includes important language to strengthen and protect the religious freedom of military members and chaplains. https://www.worldmag.com/mobile/article.php?id=28724

 
 

Michael Gerson: Free speech requires tolerance | Cjonline.com Mobile

Excerpt: It is easy to downplay or domesticate the Christmas story. The whole thing smacks of squalor and desperation rather than romance – the teen mother, the last-choice accommodations, the company of livestock. If you ascribe eternal significance to these events, they are theologically and socially subversive. Rather than being a timeless Other, God somehow assumed the constraints of poverty […]

 
 

Flagged Bill: HJR 1 – Joint Resolution on Religious Liberty, Rep. Anderegg | Utah Political Capitol

Excerpt:  With the recent events surrounding same-sex marriage in Utah, it was only a matter of time before conservative lawmakers began to react. HJR 1 – Joint Resolution on Religious Liberty from Representative Jacob Anderegg (Republican – Lehi) appears to be just that. The Joint Resolution intends to modify Article I, Section 4 of Utah's state constitution-the section that deals […]

 
 

The Hands of Jesus – Elective Abortions in Adventist Hospitals (Sermon Transcript)

Pastor Tony Brandon – What I am going to be addressing this morning is a very specific issue, and that is abortions in Adventist institutions. So that's what I'm going to be focused on and I have taken a whole different angle on this, that I don't believe that you've heard before.

 
 

Oregon Pastor Calls for End to Elective Abortions in Adventist Hospitals

Oregon Pastor Calls for End to Elective Abortions in Adventist Hospitals

On November 2, 2013 Pastor Tony Brandon delivered this sermon at the Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church addressing the issue of elective abortions in Seventh-day Adventist hospitals.

 
 

OPINION – Mandate Debate: Why I Cannot Support Hobby Lobby's "Religious Freedom" Claim

OPINION – Mandate Debate: Why I Cannot Support Hobby Lobby's "Religious Freedom" Claim

By Jason Hines – Hobby Lobby is attempting to argue that they will deduct the cost of birth control from their employees' salary so that employees can't buy birth control with the salary they are given. The health insurance does not belong to Hobby Lobby, it belongs to the employees.

 
 

Fewer children aborted, more children in need: how pro-lifers should respond

Fewer children aborted, more children in need: how pro-lifers should respond

By Sarah Terzo – This is where Texas pro-lifers need to step up to the plate. There are women who will be having their babies who are no longer able to abort. This is a good thing. But we as pro-lifers need to be there for these women and children.

 
 

The New Benjamin Still Trusts in God

The New Benjamin Still Trusts in God

By Loren Seibold – erhaps you've seen reports of the new United States $100 bill, with new and improved anti-counterfeiting features. I like it. I've been surprised at the number of people who've objected to it's colorfulness. "It looks too much like the Euro" many comment. Anything having to do with US currency brings out our paranoia, and the theory […]