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NBC’s decision to edit the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during last weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament has teed off thousands, including an Ohio congressman, who wants the U.S. Golf Association to reconsider its relationship […]

  “They beat and tortured my husband and me for more than two hours,” writes the wife of blind activist Chen Guangcheng — who dared to tell the world the horror of China’s forced abortion policy. The world’s most populous nation has for […]

Back in the darkest days of World War II, when the Nazis were blitzkreiging unstoppably across Europe’s democracies, as millions of Jews, gypsies and uncooperative Christians were gassed at concentration camps, as America was gripped in fear that California and […]

    A familiar tactic is rearing its ugly head far too often these days.  Mockery aimed at stifling debate. “One of the cleverest tricks is demonizing perfectly reasonable actions and opinions,” writes conservative author Andrew Klavan. We’ve seen it […]

The head of a major Pakistani political party is calling on the nation’s Supreme Court to ban the Bible because it blasphemes Islam. On May 30. Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi, leader of the large Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, claimed that the Bible […]

  A Chinese Christian seeking political asylum was turned back by Canadian officials who didn’t like his answers about Jesus. “The man’s inability to attribute human characteristics to Jesus formed part of the board’s decision to deny his refugee claim,” […]

  Student baseball player Mike Milligan is embarrassed that Goshen College where he is pursuing a degree has banned playing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at athletic events. Why? Because the song is violent. Francis Scott Key was sitting in a British prison ship, worried […]

  Is the state of Louisiana protecting the public? Or the funeral industry? On Monday, wearing his monk’s robe, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph’s monastery near Covington, Louisiana, told U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duvan that his monks only want to make affordable […]

Hey, it’s not every day that a friend makes a movie, so here’s a shameless plug. Nathan Scoggins and I are alumni of the Hollywood-based “Act One” program that tries to turn Christian writers, journalists and authors into movie screenwriters. They were more successful with […]

  The mainstream media is almost breathless with the shocking revelation that after World War II, Allied Supreme Commander Douglas MacArthur thought that Japan needed Jesus. In this day and age — when it is unthinkably politically incorrect to even […]

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