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August 2008 Archives

Senator McCain’s bold choice

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Like most pro-lifers, I’m ecstatic at the choice of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as Sen. McCain’s vice presidential running mate. I’ve already received more than a dozen calls from pro-life leaders around the country, both Catholic and Protestant, who […]

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Obama, Political Dynasties and What If?

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Senator Barack Obama is now the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency of the United States. Whether you are going to vote for him or not, this is an incredible moment for the grand experiment that is the United States […]

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Saddleback, Civility, and Civil Society

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Like many Americans I watched the “Saddleback Civil Forum” with great interest. What an ingenious format. The idea of having the two presidential candidates answer the same questions, without hearing their opponent’s answers, produced a lot more light than heat. […]

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Homeschoolers win important victory

posted by Dr. Richard Land

It seems that miracles still do occur. I have heard of courts reversing their decisions before, but it has always been new judges reversing their predecessors’ decisions. In California, we have now witnessed the same judges reversing their own decision […]

Does Hollywood Really Undermine Marriage?

posted by Dr. Richard Land

The Parents Television Council (PTC) thinks so. They have just released a new study, Happily Never After: How Hollywood Favors Adultery and Promiscuity Over Marital Intimacy on Prime Time Broadcast Television. I have read the entire 17-page report, and I […]

California’s Attorney General Takes Sides in the Culture Wars

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown (known affectionately as “Governor Moonbeam” during his heyday) is now the state’s attorney general. This is unfortunate since Attorney General Brown, purportedly the representative of fair and neutral law enforcement in the nation’s most populous […]

Caution: Robert McElvaine’s “Grand Theft Jesus” has a problem with facts

posted by Dr. Richard Land

By Richard Land I am a hopeless bibliophile. I love reading books, fondling books, being surrounded by books, looking forward to reading books, and remembering fondly books I have read and reread. Consequently, I drop by a local bookstore a […]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Witness against Tyranny

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a towering figure of morality and courage in a twentieth century far too lacking in both qualities. The fact that the monstrous, totalitarian evil of Soviet Communism could not eliminate the possibility of an Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is […]

Ralph Reed the Novelist? — “Dark Horse” is a really good read

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Yes, that Ralph Reed–the former executive director of the Christian Coalition–has written a novel about a three-candidate general presidential election–and it is a really good read. Full disclosure is in order. I have known Ralph Reed for more than two […]

Reduction in homelessness: Let us pause to praise good news

posted by Dr. Richard Land

The federal government has announced that the country has cut the number of “chronically homeless people” by approximately 30 percent between 2005 and 2007. The actual numbers are a reduction from 175,914 to 123,833–52,081 real people actually moved from the […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Are the People Sovereign, or is it to be the Courts?
On Nov. 4, 2008, the people of California, Florida and Arizona joined the ranks of the nearly 40 of the United States that have outlawed same-sex marriage either by amending their respective state constitutions or by passing appropriate ...

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Traditional Marriage Wins Big
Social conservatives and defenders of traditional marriage won tremendous strategic victories in ballot initiatives on Nov. 4. First and foremost, the defenders of traditional marriage overturned the California Supreme Court's legalization last ...

posted 11:35:03am Nov. 07, 2008 | read full post »

America: Fulfilling her promises
All Americans should take great pride and satisfaction in the election of an African-American as president of the United States. Given our nation's tragic racial history, it says something noble and fine about America that Barack Obama, both a ...

posted 2:03:21pm Nov. 06, 2008 | read full post »

The Party Platforms: Instructive Guides to Informed Voting - Part 3
Every year (beginning in 1988) the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has published a comparison of the two major party platforms to assist Southern Baptists and other people of faith as they seek guidance in the decision ...

posted 1:44:04pm Oct. 31, 2008 | read full post »

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