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MacIsaac: This Reformation Day, I Still Protest!

MacIsaac: This Reformation Day, I Still Protest!

October  31st is not only Halloween but is it Reformation Day – the day that Martin Luther nailed his  95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg.

 
 

States Rights, Slavery, the 14th Amendment and Religious Liberty

Midred Jeter and Richard Loving in 1967. The couple was jailed for a year for violating Virginia's statute against interracial marriage.

Have you ever wondered what legal mechanism existed that permitted the legalization of slavery in the United States after the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791? How it was that men, women, and children were held in bondage after Francis Scott Key wrote the famous words, "land of the free, and the home of the brave" in 1812? How segregation persisted in law until the late 1960s?

 
 

Waving a Flag or Waving Hate? 3 Pastors and a Pastor’s Wife Tackle Confederate Symbols

Waving a Flag or Waving Hate? 3 Pastors and a Pastor’s Wife Tackle Confederate Symbols

I saw it as soon as we walked out of the store from our back-to-school shopping; a big red pickup with a big Confederate Flag flying from the back. Immediately, I felt uncomfortable and wished that I wasn’t parked so close to it.

 
 

Interview: Producer of Oscar-nominated "Hacksaw Ridge" has lived with the story most of his life

Doss and Benedict on the set of the documentary

Terry Benedict, a producer of Oscar-award nominated Hacksaw Ridge, talks about getting to know Doss, working with Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield, and verifies an urban legend.

 
 

Civil Rights Advocacy Highlighted at Northwest Religious Liberty Association Anniversary Banquet

Civil Rights Advocacy Highlighted at Northwest Religious Liberty Association Anniversary Banquet

On August 16, 2016, the Northwest Religious Liberty Association (NRLA) celebrated its 25th anniversary by highlighting key legislative achievements, including the passage of the Idaho Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 2000 and the two-part passage of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) in 2009 and 2010.

 
 

America in Bible Prophecy

America in Bible Prophecy

By Bill Cork – It will be our fear, the fear we see around us today, that will be our undoing.

 
 

Declaring the United States a "Christian Nation" does not make it one

Declaring the United States a "Christian Nation" does not make it one

Why attempt to change the Constitution to declare the United States is a Christian Nation is a pointless exercise – satire from the American Sentinel – 1886

 
 

THE ARTS: Allegiance: A Tale for Today

THE ARTS: Allegiance: A Tale for Today

By Bill Cork – The musical, “Allegiance" is based internment camp during World War II but the themes are echoed in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

 
 

Rwandan pastor models extreme forgiveness by serving those who killed his family

Rwandan pastor models extreme forgiveness by serving those who killed his family

Perhaps the strongest story of the power of forgiveness is found in the story, reported today by the Adventist Review, of Isaac Ndwaniye, the President of the East Central Rwandan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists who lost his entire family to mass genocide that was perpetrated by some of the people he has been called back to serve. If anybody ever had an excuse to abandon his calling, it is Pastor Ndwaniye.

 
 

Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" Enters Post-Production: Release Target in Time for Oscar?

Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" Enters Post-Production: Release Target in Time for Oscar?

Hacksaw Ridge, the $55 million Mel Gibson-directed World War II film that tells the story of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss completed filming in December 2015 and is now in post-production with a targeted release date of early November 2016 in time for Oscar consideration.