- Published on June 9, 2013
[Fox News] A Texas high school cut the mic of its valedictorian when he went off script during his graduation speech. Remington Reimer, who is heading to the Naval Academy in the fall, diverted from his pre-approved script to speak about the Constitution.
Reimer’s original speech included God, which was okay with the officials at Joshua High School.
MyFoxDFW.com reports: "He was talking about getting constitutional rights getting taken away from him," Colin Radford, a Joshua H.S. graduate, said. "And then he said, just yesterday they threatened to turn my microphone off, and then his microphone went off."
- Published on May 27, 2013
On Memorial Day we remember those who have given their lives for this heritage of freedom we have here in the United States. Although our freedoms — such as the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the ability to prosper in life through hard work and risk-taking, the right to have our religion protected from government abuses and control — are being undermined and reduced almost daily, our country is still the best place in the world to live, in my opinion.
I don’t like to preach sermons tailored to the world’s holidays. However, on Memorial Day weekend each year, I do like to bring a message, as God allows, to remind people of the spiritual heritage that has been purchased for us. I’m talking about the people who have given their lives in the name of God and free worship long before The United States was even a nation.
I’m talking about people like Lady Anne Askew who was tortured so cruelly by the Romanists in 1545 and 1546 in England that she had to be carried to the stake on which she was burned, unable to walk. Her crime? She refused to go to mass. She said, “I had rather to read five lines in the Bible, than to hear five masses in the temple.” Her body chained to the stake because she could no longer hold it erect, and the wood piled about her ready to be ignited, she was offered a full pardon if only she would recant. She replied that she “came not thither to deny her Lord and Master” and at that was burned alive.
- Published on May 24, 2013
[Christian News] Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – A Christian preacher who engaged in street preaching to patrons of a Pennsylvania bar district last month has been found guilty of disorderly conduct for his activities.
Jim MacPherson told Christian News Network that he joined other local Christians on April 13th to share Gospel on the streets of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania out of their desire to be a light in the darkness. It was his first time ever to street preach.
“God placed a heavy burden on my heart to minister to the lost people who are out in the world, because that’s who I was three years ago,” he said.
The men originally set up down the street from Kelly’s Taproom, a popular hangout for college students, especially on the weekend. One man stated that he could hear the song “Sweet Caroline,” which was being played inside the bar, all the way at the end of the street. He also noted that the establishment has a history of complaints over its rowdy night club atmosphere, which continues into the early hours of the morning.
- Published on May 23, 2013
[Fox News Radio] The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay scouts. Delegates approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone.
FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:
The Boy Scouts have voted to allow gay members into their ranks. The Boy Scouts of America say it was adopted with 60% of the vote. Rob Schwarzwalder with the Family Research Council had said that he didn’t think this would happen, mostly because he says a poll of scout members and parents indicated a few months ago that they didn’t want gays in the Boy Scouts. However he still thinks:
Schwarzwalder: “Hundreds of thousands of scouts and their families will leave. The Scouts themselves estimate that up to 400,000 will leave. We think that’s probably modest.”
- Published on May 16, 2013
There is a lot of sour fruit out there.
Womanhood is under attack in today's culture. Very few Christians would disagree with that. Our ladies are subject to attacks from many directions at a young age. Television shows, political and social movements, nonprofits, the government school system, and many other institutions of modern society work hard to devalue women, turning them into empty, sexual objects.
The assault reaches its highest intensity during a young lady's teen years.
All of us who have worked to raise pure girls know of the struggle. No matter how hard you work to lay a good foundation, that foundation is constantly being undermined by friends, family, media, and often even other Christians.
- Published on May 17, 2013
[ChristianNews.net] Ottawa, Ontario – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.
On Wednesday, the court upheld the conviction of activist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002. The 7-judge panel consisted of Justices Beverly McLachlin, Louis LeBel, Marie Deschamps, Morris Fish, Rosalie Abellia, Marshall Rothstein and Thomas Cromwell.
“The Bible is clear that homosexuality is an abomination,” one flyer that was found to be in violation stated, citing 1 Corinthians 6:9. “Scripture records that Sodom and Gomorrah was given over completely to homosexual perversion and as a result destroyed by God’s wrath.”
- Published on May 16, 2013
[The Trumpet Online] Pastor Joey Faust and Ramon Marroquin were represented by attorney Shelby Sharpe (May 14, 2013), in Tarrant Country Criminal Court (Fort Worth, Texas), in affiliation with the Rutherford Institute. He is known for the landmark Texas case affirming the right to homeschool.
Faust and Marroquin were charged with interfering with police duties for crossing a police “scrimmage” line at a 2012, Fort Worth Gay Pride parade.
The police were permitting other citizens to cross the street, but members of Kingdom Baptist were prohibited from continuing down the sidewalk. Faust and Marroquin disobeyed police orders and crossed the street because they did not believe the police had the Constitutional right to prohibit them, while allowing other Christians, etc., to cross.