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Religious Liberty Victories and the Strange Fruit of Sour Grapes

July 1, 2014

Do not miss the dialectic of William James here: religion is really personal and individualistic. Everyone is free to make religion into whatever they “feel.” All is negotiable otherwise….

Retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson (left) sits with White House Advisor Valerie Jarret and the Rev. Al Sharpton (right) at Monday's White House Easter Prayer Breakfast (photo: White House)

White House Easter Prayer Breakfast: Photo Roundup

April 17, 2014

Monday’s Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House included 150 clergy. We’ve compiled a collection of photos from various attendees.

(Photo Credit: First Things)

The Weird Rhetoric of Environmental “Holocaust”

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.


Episcopal Bishop: Reflect “Divine Glory in Fully Alive-ness” on Climate Activism

May 3, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church encouraged a church climate change gathering to stand firm “in the face of those who would destroy God’s reflection in creation.” Bishop Katharine…


A Soggy Potpourri of Aged Leftism

January 15, 2013

Interfaith officials gathered for a climate change “pray-in” and risked arrest before the White House as part of attempted civil disobedience this morning.  Warning “this may well be humanity’s last chance to choose between…


Interfaith Officials Call for Restricting Gun Ownership

December 21, 2012

A gathering of religious officials from across several religious traditions called for stricter gun control measures this morning. Speaking in the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral, whose dean advocated gun control in…


NEP and the “Family Planning” Farce

October 20, 2012

By Addie Darling In its press release for and in its introduction to a new paper in support of contraceptives and family planning, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good sought to “debunk”…


Churches and Koran Burning

September 10, 2010

  The following article was originally published on the American Spectator website and is reposted with permission.   The pastor of the tiny Florida church who aroused a global media firestorm by announcing plans to…


George Soros’s Evangelicals Meet Richard Cizik, head of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.

August 26, 2010

  The following article originally appeared on the Weekly Standard website, and is reposted with permission. For nearly 30 years Richard Cizik represented the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C. During the George W. Bush…


Liberal Evangelical Lobbyist Returns to NPR

August 24, 2010

Less than two years after unceremoniously resigning as long-time Washington lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Richard Cizik returned to the radio program that prompted his fall. Recently a fellow in leftist…


Liberal Evangelicals Facilitate Obamacare Abortion Funding

December 21, 2009

The following originally appeared as an IRD Weekly E-Newsletter. If you would like to receive future mailings, register as an IRD User today. Find additional newsletters in the IRD E-Newsletter Archive.   You’ve read that a last-minute compromise with Nebraska Senator…


Evangelical Scholars Respond to Global Warming Alarmism

December 4, 2009

“The smartest thing the liberals did was try to divide and conquer by dividing and conquering the evangelical community.”  Such is the belief of Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) about how liberals built support for…