In the years following President Obama’s ban on the use of torture, public opinion has shifted in support of its use against suspected terrorists. However, evangelical Left leader David Gushee continues to rail against the practice.
In a Senate panel last weekend and in its public statements, the National Association of Evangelicals continues to push for US ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty, a treaty strongly opposed by every Second Amendments rights organization.
But the Nazi comparison is egregious, as Nazi citations usually are. Do we really face the moral equivalent of Hitler’s Holocaust, which murdered about 11 million within a few years? Are skeptics of environmental end-times rhetoric the equivalent of Nazi sympathizers or Holocaust deniers? And does Cizik really rank with heroes who risked their lives like ten Boom or Schindler? Cizik did lose his NAE job (over same-sex unions), but not his life, and seems to be doing fine.
By Mark Tooley @markdtooley The Chamber of Commerce has denied that it has funded the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) or its ad campaign for legislation legalizing illegal immigrants. Reacting to reports that leftist George Soros funds the National Immigration Forum, (NIF), the EIT’s parent group, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership […]
By Luke Moon (@lukemoon1) It is unclear whether President Obama’s speech outlining his plan to rid the earth of nuclear weapons was timed for the release of the newest Superman movie. Perhaps on the flight to Europe they had a Superman marathon on Air Force One. The speech immediately brought to mind the most forgettable […]
(Photo credit: wosu.org) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Bibles, Badges and Business (BBB) has announced an upcoming event called “Bibles, Badges, and Business to DC” to rally for U.S. Senate legislation to legalize about 11 million illegal immigrants. Listed endorsers include Jim Wallis’ Sojourners and the National Association of Evangelicals. BBB is a project of the […]
John Zmirak has a sensible article at First Things arguing that Kermit Gosnell, from a Catholic and Christian perspective on civil justice, deserved the death penalty for murdering babies who were born alive during attempted abortions. Of course, Gosnell agreed to not appeal his convictions to avoid possible capital punishment. But the question is still […]
By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) On April 10, the 14-member Faith-Based Advisory Council , of which Katharine Jefferts Schori, Leith Anderson and Lynne Hybels are members, announced the completion of a 36-page report, nearly one year after its first meeting on the issue. The document, entitled “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery,” recommends that: The Obama […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) A dozen Christian leaders have warned against adding recognition of same-sex partners to any immigration bill. “If your or any other proposal includes [same-sex] provisions, most, if not all of us, would have to oppose it, preventing us from mobilizing our extensive networks on behalf of the bill,” they told Sen. Patrick Leahy […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Today is an “Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform” in Washington, D.C., with many evangelical luminaries, and even more evangelical activists, hosting advocacy worship services and lobbying Congress for immigration legislation that would legalize the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. It is billed as […]