Category: Marriage, Family & Culture

A Biblical Defense of the Second Amendment

Written by Rev. Thorin Anderson

“Seriously,” You might ask?  “How will you manage that?”

Those who actually understand traditional Christianity know that devout Christians typically make the best citizens, even under totalitarian regimes, because we understand and accept the biblical injunction to submit to authority, even when it is unreasonable, so long as it does not demand disloyalty to Christ.  Therefore, my suggestion that there is biblical support for the Second Amendment will likely surprise many because that Amendment is sometimes perceived to provide means for overthrowing a government. … Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pastor LeFlore on How Churches Can Better Serve Our Communities

Written by David E. Smith

On this Spotlight podcast, Monte Larrick interviews Pastor Ceasar LeFlore of the Chicago chapter of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Pastor LeFlore introduces CURE’s Triangle for Transformation. Then he and Monte explore the dramatic impact of and proper Christian response to gentrification in communities of color. They also discuss the biblical principles and kingdom economy that support the concept of community co-ops for homeownership.

Pastor LeFlore stresses the need for the black community to recommit to the centrality of the family, the importance of personal responsibility and education that emphasizes values, sexual morality, and the sanctity of human life.… Continue Reading

Socialism, Howard Zinn and His Fake History

Written by Robert Knight

Why do so many young people hate America and think we’d be better off as a socialist country?

We’ve all heard about the impact of “fake news,” but there’s something even more dangerous: Teaching “fake history.”

“If you think that it is outrageous that Democratic presidential candidates want to eliminate the southern border and that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls our detention facilities there ‘concentration camps,’ then you haven’t been reading and believing Howard Zinn’s best-selling ‘A People’s History of the United States,’” writes Mary Grabar, Ph.D.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Bold As A Lion

Written by Benjamin Smith

This week’s Spotlight podcast features the speech David E. Smith, executive director of IFI and IFA, presented at the 2019 Faith, Family, and Freedom banquet. In keeping with the banquet’s theme, “Boldness,” Dave emphasizes the need for Christians to be bolder in the public square, especially in the face of increasing pressure from the radical, regressive, and relentless left.

The theme verse highlights that quality: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). … Continue Reading

Exposing the Fraud of Socialism

Written by David Limbaugh

People seem shocked that recent polls show millennials are enamored of socialism — an economic system that reasonable and educated Americans have long known is disastrous. They shouldn’t be; this has been a long time coming.

The latest survey by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that 70 percent of millennials are likely to vote socialist. Adding insult to injury, only 57 percent believe the Declaration of Independence “better guarantees freedom and equality” over “The Communist Manifesto.”… Continue Reading

Speech Police and ‘Safe Spaces’

Written by L. Brent Bosell III

Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But here in America, free speech is most dangerously under attack in the one place you would not expect: the universities.

Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject called “No Safe Spaces.”… Continue Reading

Interracial Violence

Written by Laurie Higgins

Parroting academicians in now-sullied Ivory Towers, Democratic scolds running for president have been lecturing Americans on the pervasiveness of the white scourge of “systemic racism.” Elizabeth Warren said, “Two sets of rules: one for white families. And one for everybody else. That’s how a rigged system works.” Joe Biden calls racism “overwhelmingly a white man’s problem visited on people of color” and “systematic racism…. [has] been built into every aspect of our system.”… Continue Reading

Prostitution and Abortion: The Exploitation of Women and Children

Written by Abigail Moreno-Riano

Earlier this year, the state of New York legalized abortion up until birth, and the governor and abortion activists then proceeded to celebrate this loss of life as a joyous occasion. Now, another crisis of human dignity was narrowly averted after New York came close to passing the first ever complete decriminalization of prostitution.

While Nevada is the only other state to legalize forms of prostitution, New York’s bill is the most extensive bill that has ever been introduced, and as these authors noted, “would only turn mostly women and girls into ‘commodities to be bought and sold.’”… Continue Reading

The Left Stokes Racist Flames and Demonizes Millions

Written by Dr. Michael Brown

It is insidious to watch the left do its dirty work of demonization. It starts with a narrative constructed on false accusations and misleading innuendos. Then, the narrative is repeated enough until it becomes accepted truth. Finally, wider conclusions are drawn from it, casting ugly aspersions on the innocent.

In the current iteration, the narrative began with accusations that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist and racist, fueled by selective quotes from his Charlottesville press conference.

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The War On Cops

Written by Gary Bauer

Remember a few weeks ago when videos went viral of people dousing New York City police officers with water while onlookers cheered their approval?  It was pointed out that this would inevitably lead to more violence against cops.

Well, this weekend that warning came true as a cop-hating mob erupted in taunts and violence against police who were patrolling their New York City neighborhood. At one point, people even began throwing objects off of buildings onto the police.… Continue Reading