Churches and the Welfare State

by (@markdtooley) December 21, 2013

The Washington Post ran a troubling piece this week on a D.C. woman struggling to survive on welfare. Age 41, with 5 of her 6 children at home, she spends her time waiting for government checks, queuing at food banks and worrying about survival. She’s had jobs but quit, logically calculating that welfare benefits collectively […]

As Americans Move on, David Gushee Stuck on Torture

by (@HashtagGriswold) December 5, 2013

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.

NAE Continues Push for Arms Trade Treaty

by (@HashtagGriswold) November 15, 2013

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.

The Weird Rhetoric of Environmental “Holocaust”

by (@markdtooley) August 19, 2013

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.

Chamber of Commerce Denies Funding Evangelical Immigration Table

by (@markdtooley) June 22, 2013

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 […]

Superman and the NAE are on a Quest for Peace

by (@lukemoon1) June 21, 2013

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 […]

“Bibles, Badges and Business” to Rally for Immigration Law Next week in DC

by (@TheIRD) June 6, 2013

(Photo credit: 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 […]

Kermit Gosnell, Abortion and Capital Punishment

by (@markdtooley) May 16, 2013

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 […]

Faith Leaders Advise White House on Human Trafficking Efforts

by (@TheIRD) May 13, 2013

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 […]

Christians Wrestle with Immigration Reform

by (@TheIRD) May 13, 2013

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 […]