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DEMOCRATS HELP LIMBAUGH

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

As you pointed out, Jay, earlier this week the Democrats handed Rush Limbaugh a major victory: they made him relevant again.  Of course, President Obama’s comment to the Republicans about not “listening” to Limbaugh was supposed to be ironic, as in, […]

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AWESOME SUNDAY INAUGURAL CONCERT

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I’m not as excited as some of you may be about all the inaugural activities.  Maybe it is because of that tad bit of “realistic cynicism” that hits us here in Washington after a while.  Having said that, yesterday’s concert […]

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Inaugural Prayer Opponents Are Right In Principle

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I realize, Jay, you are eager to draw me into this case because your side is likely to win. My position has been consistent: Michael Newdow and all of the other plaintiffs in this suit are right on principle, but […]

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Transparency Needed In Proposition 8 Battle

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

We obviously disagree fundamentally about the role of the courts in dealing with issues where fundamental rights (like marriage and equal protection) are at stake.  The “will” of the voters does not trump such rights and the courts exist to […]

Proposition 8: Respecting the Will of the People

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, contested issues of public policy, such as the definition of marriage, should be settled at the ballot box, not through violence or the actions of activist judges. It is unfortunate that you would try to link the defense of […]

RELIGIOUS RIGHT: ONE DOOR SHUTS; FIFTY OPEN

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Before I suggest that readers take a look at a more detailed post-election document, I wanted to note something about your last post.  If prayer is to be taken seriously, we have to know what the praying is for.  I’m […]

Pray For Those in Authority

posted by Jay Sekulow

With the history-making election of our first African-American president, Barack Obama begins an important transition time leading up to the inauguration in January.  He will face many challenges – a faltering economy, the need to protect our great nation from […]

Let the Prognosticators Do Their Thing

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, you’re right about the volume of election predictions.  Everyone has a prediction and while your pre-election analysis is interesting, the fact is that anything can happen in this election.   There is one thing that you don’t need a […]

EVERYBODY IS DOING IT

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

The blogosphere is filled with them: predictions about the outcome of Tuesday’s election.  Although a Google search indicates there are even ones made by monkeys, a quick examination of the first few hits indicates this could be a put on. […]

“Enough With the Speech Police”

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, the examples you cited show precisely why the IRS gag rule should be repealed. When the IRS investigates pro-life churches who speak out in defense of the unborn during the election season, it has a chilling effect on other […]

BIG CHICKEN COMES HOME TO ROOST

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

For the past two years I have been telling my liberal friends, Jay, that the Religious Right is not dead; it is not even sleeping.  I’ve also been alerting them to the fact that the so-called “new evangelicals” may have […]

Of Bishops And Signs: Finding New Ways To Flout Federal Tax Law

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

As noted in my last post, if that school assignment was to draw anything you want (and that’s the end of the story), then you were right to intervene.  I would have done the same if her mother had called […]

Two Very Different Views on Abortion

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, to address your critique of a McCain supporter’s prayer: people of all faiths are entitled to pray as they see fit. There is nothing wrong with wanting our government leaders, who make decisions that have a profound impact on […]

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

                Yes, Jay, there are so many issues that should be discussed in the third debate.  I am not clairvoyant (although given the stock market I am thinking of putting up a psychic hotline and trying to get $2.99 per […]

The Final Debate – An Important Opportunity

posted by Jay Sekulow

The fact that tonight represents the final debate between Senators McCain and Obama at Hofstra University on Long Island also marks the final opportunity for these two candidates to address – in a debate format – key issues that have […]

I ACCEPT THE OFFER…AND MAKE ONE

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I’m glad that Michelle Obama wasn’t too offended, but I still think she had every right to be after Senator McCain’s “that one” comment. Of course, the candidates should address both constitutional law and future Supreme Court nominees at the […]

Supreme Court: A Top Priority

posted by Jay Sekulow

While Senator McCain’s comment that you referred to wasn’t the best phrase he could have selected, Michelle Obama has said she was not offended by it, and it should not divert attention away from discussion of the real issues.   […]

Candidates Miss Opportunity to Debate Supreme Court Nominations

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am sure you are as disappointed as I am – not one word mentioned in the 90-minute debate about the importance of judicial nominations or the Supreme Court of the United States.  With the election less than a […]

Agreement on the Importance of Supreme Court Nominations

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I agree that constitutional issues and the importance of Supreme Court nominations should get more coverage during this Presidential campaign. I would like to see this issue discussed at the debate tonight even if Tom Brokaw does not bring […]

MEDIA NOTICES SUPREME COURT: Appointments Temporarily Considered Important

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I’m sure you noticed that the major media has noticed that there is a Supreme Court.  This may have something to do with the fact that this, the first Monday in October, is the opening day of the 2008-2009 […]

A Legislative Fix is Needed

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am sympathetic with the frustration felt by many pastors who try to fully articulate their religious worldviews during the election season while having to censor themselves due to the IRS gag rule. As I have stated before, I […]

Bullies in Pulpits Challenge Law

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Well, about 35 pastors, most with the aid of the Alliance Defense Fund, have issued a challenge to the Internal Revenue Service’s statutory authority to prohibit preachers from endorsing or opposing candidates from the pulpit using church resources.  For example, […]

Obama Evangelical Vote: Still Looking

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I know you were at the annual Religion Newswriters Conference the other day and may have seen first-hand pollster John Green‘s startling-to-some news that after all the hyped up effort by Democratic Party officials to go after evangelicals, evangelicals […]

No Need for Answers

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, you can stop waiting for answers. It looks like you are just trying to put the worst-possible spin on the Values Voters Summit to detract from the serious issues of importance to evangelicals that were considered there.   I […]

LEFT HANDED METHODISTS FOR OBAMA

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

There is a belief, widely shared in the Obama camp, that there is a plethora of voters out there who are dying to vote for a Democrat if they can just be convinced that he or she is truly religious.  […]

Candidates’ Outreach to Religious Voters is Worth Watching

posted by Jay Sekulow

As the Presidential campaigns enter the final seven weeks before the election, it will be interesting to watch how evangelical Christians, Catholics, and other religious voters respond to the outreach efforts of both sides.   The Obama campaign has taken […]

DISCRIMINATION ONE: MEET DISCRIMINATION TWO

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I know you are happy about the verdict in the Teen Challenge case.  Frankly, I have never been convinced this case was really about religious discrimination.  It always seemed to me to be one more sad example of the NIMBY […]

Candidates Should Attend Values Voter Summit

posted by Jay Sekulow

Senator McCain and Governor Palin should attend the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit this upcoming weekend. The event has featured many well respected speakers in the past including “Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Dr. Bill Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Governors Mitt […]

Let the Debates Begin!

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I’m sure you really don’t want to go down the ‘experience’ road with this election.  Sarah Palin has a proven track record of success.  In his address to the Republican National Convention, former New York Mayor and presidential candidate […]

God Bless You and God Bless America!

posted by Jay Sekulow

No matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, no one can deny the fact that Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska and now the Republican Nominee for Vice President of the United States, gave a phenomenal speech at […]

Evolution as the New “Dogma”

posted by Jay Sekulow

It is unfortunate that Barry implies that Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and the millions of other Americans who believe that a creator designed human life, are anti-science while those who believe that human life randomly evolved from non-living chemicals […]

VP Nominee Palin Understands America’s Heritage

posted by Jay Sekulow

As I mentioned previously, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, signed a proclamation which declared a week in October 2007 as “Christian Heritage Week” in Alaska. Governor Palin’s acknowledgment of our nation’s history and heritage is welcomed […]

McCain Chooses Pro-Life, Conservative Christian Woman as VP Running Mate

posted by Jay Sekulow

Sen. John McCain is announcing that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential Running Mate. Gov. Palin is now the second female vice-presidential candidate to represent one of the major parties.   Social conservatives are pleased […]

I NEED A CONSTITUTIONAL

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

OK, this had to happen sometime in the first few weeks.  I have to concede a point to you, Jay.Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito did defend the First Amendment free speech claims of a non-profit in the Wisconsin Right […]

The Supreme Court and a “Living Constitution”

posted by Jay Sekulow

Rejecting the idea of a “living Constitution” simply means that a Justice will respect the authority allotted to the legislative and executive branches (and the state governments) by the actual language of the Constitution and will not create new “rights” […]

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE COURT WAS THE LAST GREAT PROTECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS…NOW NOT SO MUCH

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I am looking for change in the Supreme Court.  At least, I am looking for change away from the ideological beliefs of members like Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.  These men seem to think their function is to […]

Obama-Biden and the Supreme Court: A Stark Contrast

posted by Jay Sekulow

Senator Obama’s selection of Senator Joe Biden of Delaware will, undoubtedly, represent a sharp contrast with Senator McCain and his running mate.  As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, the issue of the direction of the Supreme Court of the […]

DEMS HAD AND GOT RELIGION

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

First, let me assure every reader that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party and every other party can do anything they want or nothing at all to formally recognize the religious in their midst.  Second, let me assure you […]

LET THE RECORD SHOW…

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Let’s me return to the Pew poll one more time.  It is a rich document for the statistically inclined.  I just wanted to reiterate that two thirds of the public does not like pastors, priests and other leaders using their […]

Religion and Politics: The Rest of the Story

posted by Jay Sekulow

The trends that Barry cited are interesting, but the Pew Research poll has other important findings that should be noted:   ·         “Roughly comparable numbers say political leaders express their religious beliefs too much (29%), too little (36%) or the […]

Not A Conspiracy Theory…Yet

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Bloggers are now discussing the infamous “cone of silence” problem from Saddleback’s Saturday forum. Rick Warren claims that he didn’t know that Senator McCain was not even at the church, much less in a hermetically sealed room, at the time […]

Saddleback Forum Meets Its Purpose

posted by Jay Sekulow

I want to make a couple observations concerning Barry’s recent post on the Saddleback Forum.  First, the concern that I had regarding the content of the questioning was certainly alleviated during the presentation. Throughout the two-hour Saddleback Forum, we learned […]

Saddleback: Biased Questions and A Big Mistake

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Let’s get to the big mistake first: Barack Obama should not have agreed to do this.  If I were the Senator I’d be looking for a time machine this morning and go back to the day I agreed to show […]

Conspiracy Theory Begins

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Rick Warren certainly did not want to share the official limelight with anybody from the religious right to the religious left. So,Jay, I wouldn’t worry too much about any conspiratorial cabal of progressives managing the conversation tonight.  (However, I understand […]

Presidential Politics & the Church and Victory for a Judge

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am still waiting for the call to moderate The Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion with you.  But alas, no offers.  Look, I think it’s absolutely fine for the candidates to appear at Saddleback Church.  If the NAACP offers […]

Presidential Politics & the Church – a Purpose Driven Forum

posted by Jay Sekulow

Let me say at the outset, that I am a fan of Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church in California.  His book, The Purpose Driven Life, has encouraged tens of thousands of people, and his ministries have had a global […]

What’s The Purpose?: We Don’t Need Another Presidential Forum On Religion

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Why are we doing this again? Why another “forum” on the spiritual life and political consequences for would-be presidents? This Saturday evening both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama will sit down for separate hour-long chats with mega-preacher Rick Warren, […]

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Another Blog To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting LynnvSekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow: Faith and Justice  Happy Reading! ...

posted 11:26:38am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Lynn V. Sekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow's Faith and Justice Happy Reading!!! ...

posted 10:36:04am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

More to Come
Barry,   It's hard to believe that we've been debating these constitutional issues for more than two years now in this space.  I have tremendous respect for you and wish you all the best in your new endeavors.   My friend, I'm ...

posted 4:52:22pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Thanks for the Memories
Well Jay, the time has come for me to say goodbye. Note to people who are really happy about this: I'm not leaving the planet, just this blog.As I noted in a personal email, after much thought, I have decided to end my participation and ...

posted 12:24:43pm Nov. 21, 2010 | read full post »

President Obama: Does He Get It?
Barry,   I would not use that label to identify the President.  I will say, however, that President Obama continues to embrace and promote pro-abortion policies that many Americans strongly disagree with.   Take the outcome of ...

posted 11:46:49am Nov. 05, 2010 | read full post »

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