87% of Christians Believe America “Has Been Blessed By God.”

(Faith & Freedom) Christians in America are more likely than the general population to see the United States as a blessed nation and a world leader, although majorities in both categories agree.

Ironically. the people of America see themselves and their country very differently than the far-left media and the radical Left “progressives.”

Here’s what a Barna survey found.

Be informed, not misled. (Read More)

California Bans Singing in Church to Stop Coronavirus, But Abortion Clinics Remain Open

(LifeNews) Worship if you must, but no singing, California health officials told state residents this week in new guidelines about the coronavirus.

Breitbart reports many houses of worship recently reopened in California and other states after closing for weeks or months during the virus outbreak.

Beginning in March, California heavily restricted religious gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. However, the Democrat-led state also allowed abortion facilities to continue killing unborn babies in elective abortions without restriction. (Read More)

Supreme Court Once Again Rejects Pro-Life Regulation

(Free The States) The supreme court made a decision on Monday which should convert every reasonable pro-lifer into an abolitionist.

They have struck down another milquetoast pro-life regulation, a Louisiana law which would have required abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles.

In making this 5-4 decision, Chief Justice Roberts, along with the four Democrat-nominated justices, appealed to a 2016 court decision striking down a similar Texas law. Even though Roberts previously dissented the 2016 decision, he concurred with Monday’s decision on the basis of the “precedent” that the 2016 decision set. (Read More)

Supreme Court rejects forced birth control coverage

(OneNewsNow) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the Trump administration in its effort to allow employers who cite religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

The high court on Wednesday said 7-2 the administration acted properly when it made the change, which lower courts had blocked.

“We hold today that the Departments had the statutory authority to craft that exemption, as well as the contemporaneously issued moral exemption. We further hold that the rules promulgating these exemptions are free from procedural defects,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for a majority of the court. (Read More)

Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Didn’t Think Black Lives Matter

(LifeNews) “Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist, white woman.”

No, this sentence was not penned by some pro-life activist, pushing back against the whitewashing of the legacy of Margaret Sanger by Planned Parenthood.

Astonishingly, it appears in a statement signed by hundreds of current Planned Parenthood employees and supporters.

The statement was issued last month to raise concerns about the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), Laura McQuade (who has since been fired). In the statement, the employees expressed a litany of grievances against McQuade. But one of the charges is deeply ironic in light of the efforts Planned Parenthood has been making recently to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement – namely that there existed a culture of “racism and anti-Blackness” at PPGNY under McQuade’s leadership. (Read More)

If You Really Believe Black Lives Matter, Stop Supporting Black Lives Matter

(The Federalist) When people and organizations throw money at identity politics, do they know that the causes they support conflict with their purported goals?

Black Lives Matter (BLM) cloaks itself in garb of justice and morality. By its very name, well-intentioned people are compelled to support it. After all, who does not think the lives of black people matter? Uninformed yet impassioned Americans are unaware that the organization’s name is a rhetorical facade that masks a Marxist core.

The truth is that the three people who founded BLM include two avowed Marxist organizers and an activist sympathizer. Beyond supporting more “mainstream” leftist positions, such as socialized health care and dramatically increased taxes, BLM’s platform has historically called for more radical policies. (Read More)

Not Only When It’s Easy: Arise & Stand

(FRC) If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? This was the question David asked in Psalm 11.

Those around him, who were looking only to the natural world may have answered with things like “Run away.” Or “Flee to mountains.” “Get as far away as you can.”

But David knew he could not hide, too much was at stake. If law and order, the foundations, were destroyed, what would the righteous do? What hope, what future would they have?

Listen to his answer:

“The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.” (Psalm 11:4 ESV) (Read More)

CA lawmaker: Drop sex offender registry for homosexuals

(OneNewsNow) A conservative organization in liberal-run California is keeping a close eye on controversial legislation introduced by a homosexual state assemblyman. 

Senate Bill 145 was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener to change current state law that requires convicted sex offenders to register if they harmed a person of the same sex, such as as a homosexual man who assaulted a teen.

California law currently gives judges discretion in whether someone in a heterosexual encounter with a minor must register as a sex offender but homosexuals are required to do so. (Read More)

America’s Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

(Dennis Prager) If you are a Jew or Christian in America, the seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

People look back in time and wonder how religious people, especially religious leaders — specifically, the clergy — could have failed in times of moral crisis. The failure of most rabbis, priests and pastors to speak out today — when the risk to personal safety is so much less than it was in communist and fascist countries — should provide the answer: Religion doesn’t have all that much impact on most religious people. During comfortable times, it provides two essentials to a happy and fulfilled life — community and meaning — but when tested, it often fails like an umbrella that fails to expand just as it starts to rain. (Read More)

The DOJ and 2 Collegiate Athletes in Idaho Are Standing Up for Fairness in Women’s Sports

(Alliance Defending Freedom) I’ll never forget watching the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games, when (spoiler alert!) Team USA caught up to and passed France in the final leg to win the gold. It was a thrilling comeback. The stuff of legend.

Track and field athletes at the 2020 Indoor Big Sky Conference Championships earlier this year also got to witness a huge comeback during the women’s distance medley relay.

But there was one major difference. While the male Olympic athletes were competing on a level playing field, the athletes at the Big Sky Conference were not. You see, one of the athletes on the University of Montana women’s team is June Eastwood, a male athlete who identifies as a female. (Read More)

Jesus and Mary– A Form of “White Supremacy”

(Faith & Freedom) Many of us have known for some time that Black Lives Matter (BLM) was not really about better school choices, or better jobs, or better opportunities for blacks or reducing the number of aborted black babies.

If that were true, they would support Trump, who has done more economically for blacks than any president since Lincoln. And is solidly pro-life.

As the sounds of broken glass, the smells of burning buildings, cars and their tires wisp across the cities of America, the war on our institutions has now established a new front line. (Read More)

Michael Jackson’s Daughter to Star as Jesus in Upcoming Movie

(One Million Moms) Michael Jackson’s 22-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, will play a gender-bending Jesus Christ in the upcoming movie Habit. She will portray the religious figure wearing a traditional robe, tousled hair including a single accent braid, and a nose ring.

This sacrilegious movie Habit mocks Christianity and ridicules people of faith. Elevated Films represents the US rights to the project. Elevated Films has obviously gone too far. The company would never, in a million years, produce a film that defamed Muhammad in a similar fashion. (Read More)

5 casualties of the Court’s LGBTQ sex ruling

(OneNewsNow) We the people, women, LGBTQ people, 96% of the population, and religious freedom — those were the victims on Monday when six black-robed judges decided “sex” means pretty much whatever people want it to mean.

“Sex” in civil rights law now legally means sexual orientation or whatever gender you think you are. That’s the result of a surprising Supreme Court decision (Bostock vs. Clayton County) from Justice Neil Gorsuch. Problem? Yes, here are five casualties of this ruling… (Read More)

My Kids’ Public School Held A Workshop Teaching The Police Are Racists

(The Federalist) For years, conservatives have been sounding the alarm about anti-American indoctrination in public schools. They’ve pointed out the dangers of mainstreaming of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

They’ve exposed the racialism of the 1619 Project. Unfortunately, however, the situation in public schools is far worse than the mere presence of propaganda.

Theoretically, parents can resist the dominant paradigm by explaining that it’s just the teacher’s opinion, and providing a counter-narrative at home. But once teachers demand performative activism from their students and tell them how to feel and what to do, an entirely different level of child manipulation and scholastic depravity is reached. (Read More)

The Life Story YouTube Is Terrified People Will Watch

(FRC) The Left knows the power of a good story. They’ve always understood that finding sympathy for an issue is sometimes as easy as putting a compelling face on it.

For conservatives, telling stories hasn’t always come so naturally. But now, after years of having the facts on our side, the personal testimonies from former LGBT activists are starting to change the way people think about the transgender lifestyle. Which may be why the Left is desperate to shut them down. The truth, on this issue, like so many others, is their biggest enemy. (Read More)

Facebook Removes Trump Ad On Antifa

(Faith & Freedom) The ad, now removed by Facebook, denounced Antifa, the decentralized movement of far-left agitators known for acts of domestic terrorism and political violence.

US Attorney General Barr has declared Antifa a domestic terrorist organization, but Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook disagrees.

The riots in the streets are only exceeded by the media’s battle for your mind.

Here’s how it works. (Read More)

If Only Our Christian Leaders Had The Fiery Devotion Of The Protesters

(The Federalist) American Christians saw something these past two weeks we’re not used to: People standing for their beliefs in the face of coronavirus.

In cities and towns nationwide, millions crowded streets and parks, marching, singing and for some after dark, rioting. Many had been sheltered in place for nearly three months, carefully avoiding their neighbors, watching Netflix, wearing pajamas, and when outside, fleeing into traffic for fear of unmasked joggers. (Read More)

Joe Biden is “Committed to Fighting For” Abortions Up to Birth Funded With Your Tax Dollars

(LifeNews) The issue was never whether but when Planned Parenthood’s political action arm would endorse pro-abortion former vice president Joe Biden. Now it’s happened via a statement and a video.

In one of those unintentionally revealing comments PPFA so often trades in, Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s acting president, told NPR, ahead of the announcement, “This is literally a life and death election.” (Read More)

We know which lawmakers will toss Common Core, write new content standards

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Idahoans finally know which state lawmakers will serve on a 10-member joint interim committee tasked with rewriting state’s education content standards, which will likely put Common Core out to pasture for good.

Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, will co-chair the Legislature’s Study of the Idaho Content Standards interim committee. State Rep. Gary Marshall, a freshman Republican from Idaho Falls, will serve as the House co-chair for the standards review interim committee. 

Each legislative body will have five members on the joint committee. (Read More)

Supreme Court Rewrites Civil Rights Act

(FRC) The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling today that makes the nation’s high court look more like a uber-legislative body than a judicial one.

The Court declared that the federal prohibition of employment discrimination based on sex in the 1964 Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” In redefining the term that describes biological sex, the Supreme Court took the question of protected categories out of the hands of the American people and once again created judicial legislation.

Justice Alito’s dissent noted that legislation has been introduced for the past 45 years to incorporate sexual orientation into Title VII and in the past few years there has been an attempt to include gender identity. None have passed the required process to be incorporated into law… (Read More)

How Our Anti-American Education System Made Riots Inevitable

(The Federalist) The past fire-lit weeks in America’s cities have made clear that the protests, and the riots that attend them, have little to do with the condemnable alleged murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

Even in the non-violent demonstrations, protesters can be seen burning the American flag, an act that just 30 years ago engendered such outrage it spurred Congress to pass an unconstitutional law, but doesn’t even warrant coverage today. In broad daylight, protesters have defaced and toppled statues dedicated to any and all figures of America’s history. (Read More)

Planned Parenthood’s Black Lies Matter Too

(FRC) It’s okay to protest a black man’s death. It is not okay, it turns out, to protest millions of them. That much was clear when two pro-lifers were hauled away from an NYC abortion clinic in handcuffs in the middle of the George Floyd riots.

“We’re black women,” they said, but this isn’t just about black lives mattering. It’s about “all lives matter[ing].”

Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes are Christians. They’ve watched American cities burn to the ground and wondered, like Ryan Bomberger and others, why so many people are screaming that everyone is racist, except the one industry that kills for a living? (Read More)

This Professor Was Compelled to Endorse an Ideology Against His Beliefs… So He Was Forced to Sue

(Alliance Defending Freedom) Dr. Nicholas Meriwether enjoys a spirited debate. As a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, there is plenty of that to go around in his classroom. And he is not afraid to voice his disagreement or bring up an entirely different viewpoint.

That’s part of what makes him a great professor. In his class, students are exposed to new ideas and opposing viewpoints. They have the opportunity to grapple with what they believe and why they believe it.

Most people think that’s what universities—the “marketplace of ideas”—are supposed to be! (Read More)

Boise mayor gives cover to her panels that recommended free abortions, sex-ed for pre-k students

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is dishonest in trying to deflect criticism of her transition team’s radical policy recommendations, which infamously included taxpayer-funded abortions for all and sex education starting in pre-kindergarten.

If Donald Trump were running against her, he’d probably call her “Lying Lauren” or “Mendacious McLean.” 

McLean told the media that the documents are not policy reports, which is a head-scratcher. What are they, then? If they’re nothing, why did the mayor commit taxpayer money and manpower into staffing the meetings and generating more than 100 pages of recommendations on city letterhead? (Read More)

The Supreme Court Case That Will Impact Thousands of Vulnerable Children

(Alliance Defending Freedom) Sharonell Fulton has dedicated over 25 years of her life to caring for more than 40 foster children.

As a Christian, Sharonell sees it as an extension of her faith to care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). That’s why she has partnered with Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia for so many years.

But her life’s work caring for these children is being threatened by the City of Philadelphia, which cut Catholic Social Services from its foster care program in 2018. (Read More)