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Monday, March 31, 2014

3 Questions With Nancy Pearcey

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2014, 12:41 PM

The blog of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (where Al Mohler serves as president) asked our editor at large the following three questions:  

1) How should Christians prioritize personal holiness in their engagement of the art and entertainment of an unbelieving culture?

2) Is there such a thing as unredeemable art and entertainment?

3) What does your ideal Saturday morning look like?

In his endorsement of Saving Leonardo, Mohler said Nancy "has taken the complex sophistication of the best cultural analysis and laid it out for any person to grasp, enjoy, and use to live out their daily lives honoring Christ. An astounding accomplishment!"

Go here to see how Nancy answers these questions.


Jefferson, Madison Went to Church Inside U.S. Capitol

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2014, 11:31 AM

Garth Kant writes at WND:

Most Americans probably would be stunned to learn that, in fact, the Capitol was actually turned into a church, once a week, for decades.

A flagrant violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause and the concept of the separation of church and state?

Not according to the man who coined the phrase.

Or the man who wrote most of the Constitution.

"Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both attended non-denominational Christian worship services inside the very chamber where Congress met from 1807 to 1857, now called Statuary Hall," Kant explains.

"Not only were church services held within the House on Sundays, but, for generations, the Capitol was transformed weekly into the largest church on the East Coast. . . . Under the original understanding of the First Amendment, the government of the United States was not allowed to dictate what a church could or could not do," Kant writes.

"The state would not dictate to the church. But the church would certainly play a role in the state,” WND quotes Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) as saying. "That's a little different idea" from what "a lot of people have about separation of church and state, including some our esteemed Supreme Court [justices] who are not quite as familiar with our history as they probably should be."

In this regard, members of the Supreme Court, and others, may find it of interest that "President George Washington believed the fate of the new country rested in its citizens’ fidelity to God. That is why he dedicated America to God" in April 1789, Kant writes.

An upcoming occasion scheduled on May 7 and titled "'Washington: A Man of Prayer, 2014' commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf," Kant writes.

"Washington: A Man of Prayer, 2014" is "now in its third year" and "is the brainchild of Dan Cummins, pastor of Bridlewood Church in Bullard, Texas," according to Kant. 

Rep. Gohmert "noted that [St. Paul's Chapel] is still standing and was the only site at ground zero that was not destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001," Kant writes.



Friday, March 28, 2014

World Vision Homosex "Marriage" Fiasco: Is an Apology Enough?

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2014, 09:09 AM

Here are a few responses to World Vision's reversal of its "decision to hire 'married' homosexuals."

In "World Vision Withdraws From the Brink," Mark Tooley at American Spectator writes, "Kudos to World Vision for relatively quickly rediscovering its doctrinal and intestinal fortitude. . . . Groups like World Vision will need double doses of such warming fortitude in the cold, secularist Winter ahead."

Not so fast, writes Bryan Fischer in an article titled "An Apology Is Not Enough -- World Vision Needs to Clean House," published at BarbWire. "This is not the end of testing for World Vision but the beginning," Fischer writes. "They had better make sure they have leaders who are up to the task. Right now, they don’t."

Also, I stated on Facebook: "The mere fact that World Vision has people in leadership anywhere close to thinking in this manner raises significant questions about the group's understanding, ethos, staffing, and direction."

In addition:

Whether with prodigals or with organizations, forgiveness and long-suffering are always in order. Legitimate concerns about forgiveness, etc., are issues separate from what should or should not happen structurally at a place such as World Vision in the aftermath of such a debacle.

As for "guts" and "showing fidelity," etc., there are other explanations that account for their quick reversal. The threat of massive donor pullout, for example. . . .

I, for one, would prefer a leadership who have demonstrated an understanding that the Lordship of Christ applies holistically across all of life -- to content and to methods.

Being clueless about the issue of marriage in the face of today's cultural breakdown is stunning, to say the least.

"A loss of funding may be the least of the organization's problems," I concluded earlier in Pro-Existence.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Democrat Lawmaker Defends His Praise for 9/11 Terror Mosque

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2014, 09:10 AM

WND reports:

Despite rebuke from counter-terrorism officials and the media, a former Obama appointee turned politician has doubled down on his controversial praise for the so-called 9/11 mosque outside the Washington suburbs, calling it "an important member of the Northern Virginia community."

Virginia State Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, D-Arlington, earlier this month sponsored a resolution "commending" the notorious Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center "as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration" for the center.

The resolution, which passed the full Virginia state legislature by voice vote March 7, was met with harsh criticism from terrorism experts as well as Fox News, which called it a "slap in the face of 9/11 victims."

"What the Virginia State House has done is blatant acquiescence to America’s sworn enemies," WND quotes former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat as saying. "It is treasonous, it is traitorous, it is criminal, and any state legislator who voted for it has violated the most important oaths of office."

"Former special FBI agent John Guandolo said Lopez’s resolution amounted to 'public support for a terrorist organization.' He called its sponsors 'criminally negligent' for not taking the time to research Dar al-Hijrah’s terrorist record," according to WND.

"Is there a functioning brain cell at the state house in Richmond?" Guandolo is quoted as asking.

"The large Falls Church, Va., mosque is a known breeding ground for terrorists, counting some of the Sept. 11 hijackers as well as the Fort Hood shooter as members. Late al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, moreover, once preached from Dar al-Hijrah’s pulpit," WND reports.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boycott: Evangelicals Blast World Vision Decision to Hire People in Homosex "Marriages"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2014, 12:55 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The nearly billion-dollar Christian charity World Vision has reversed its longstanding policy, announcing that it will begin hiring homosexuals in same-sex 'marriages' to work for their ministry. . . .

"World Vision maintains that their decision is based on unifying the church -- which I find offensive -- as if supporting sin and sinful behavior can unite the church," said Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. . . .

Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, said, "World Vision has abandoned the warning of Paul and compromised the integrity of a ministry financially supported by Christians who regard Scripture as the final authority on the issue."

"Christians who support World Vision should stop, as should all of the artists and authors who raise money for them," he emphasized. "There are many other organizations that sponsor children around the world who remain true to the Gospel."

"Stearns likened the divide between Christians to controversies over the proper baptismal method, saying eliminating this theological issue would help focus the organization's efforts to promote Christianity," LifeSiteNews reports.

"I know the Evil One would like nothing better than for World Vision to be hobbled and divided on this issue, so that we lose our focus on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission," Stearns is quoted as saying. 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler disagrees, calling Stearns' reasoning "pathetically inadequate," according to LifeSiteNews.

"It is ridiculous to argue that World Vision is not taking sides on the issue,” LifeSiteNews quotes Mohler as saying. 

"Willingly recognizing same-sex marriage and validating openly homosexual employees in their homosexuality is a grave and tragic act that confirms sinners in their sin" and "will mislead the world about the reality of sin and the urgent need of salvation," LifeSiteNews also quotes Mohler as writing.

"Donor bases come and go. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ stands forever," said Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, according to LifeSiteNews.

One should point out that Jesus of Nazareth himself has spoken quite clearly on the subject of marriage, saying, for example, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female . . . For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh" (Matthew 19:4-5).

I, for one, join with Jesus of Nazareth and with all others who revolt on behalf of intelligence against "marriage equality" or any other such phrase that fronts for counterfeits and masks societal barbarism.

On its website, World Vision has the tagline, "Building a better world for children."

How sweet, but ironic. How hopeful, but savage. And how loving, but false. 

And how vain to do so in the name of Jesus. Not only is claiming Jesus for that which Jesus explicitly rejects a spiritual and strategic loser, it is a way of taking the Lord's name in vain.

In fact, because of its rejection of the Creator's verifiable information and wisdom concerning marriage, World Vision is now committed to making a worse world for children

Water yes, marriage no.

That's not sweet. That's not hopeful. That's not loving.

If World Vision cannot be trusted to speak and practice truth regarding a phenomenon as foundational as marriage, which is so clearly emphasized in the data of Scripture, how in the world can the organization be trusted to speak and practice truth in other important but less foundational matters?

That's not relief, that's pain.

And if World Vision breaks faith with Jesus here, at such a foundational point, who is to say it will not break faith with Jesus elsewhere, when the board again is "overwhelmingly in favor" of such a regressive step?

This is not simply a matter of the blind leading the blind. It's the depleted disserving the starving.   

It is vanity, incoherence, and worldliness, all in the name of ministry.

By its own choice, World Vision has exposed itself has having lost its vision. It has broken faith with Jesus, the verifiable Lord of history, the water of life

A loss of funding may be the least of the organization's problems.

Here is contact information for World Vision:

World Vision, Inc.
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way South
Federal Way, WA 98001
1-888-511-6443
1-253-815-1000
info@worldvision.org 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NYT Reporter: Obama Admin "Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom" in a Generation

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2014, 11:40 AM

Brendan Bordelon writes at the Daily Caller:

New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration "the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation" on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those who refuse to play along "will be punished."

[Poynter.org] reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference -- a meeting of journalism, communication and government professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned that press freedom is under serious attack in today’s America.

"In a speech kicking off the conference," the Daily Caller reports, "Risen claimed that the Obama administration wants to 'narrow the field of national security reporting' and 'create a path for accepted reporting.' Those who stray from that path, he cautioned, 'will be punished'."

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Aborted Babies Incinerated to Heat Hospitals

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2014, 11:35 AM

The U.K. Telegraph reports:

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in "waste-to-energy" plants which generate power for heat.

"At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered," according to the Telegraph.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran: I Still Have No Idea What the Tea Party Is

By Rick Pearcey • March 21, 2014, 10:36 AM

Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart:

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) confirmed on Wednesday evening that he is still unaware of the five-year-old Tea Party movement that has rocked U.S. politics, including the U.S. Senate in which he has served for 36 years. . . .

Cochran’s unawareness of the Tea Party movement comes as he is facing a primary challenger from its ranks, two-term State Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel has the support of Tea Party leaders like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, radio host Mark Levin, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, FreedomWorks, Tea Party Express, Club for Growth, and various others.

McDaniel, for his part, ripped Cochran for being out of touch because of his unawareness of the Tea Party movement for five years.

"After 40 years in Washington, it is sad to see Sen. Cochran more familiar with his lobbyist friends than the conservative folks here in Mississippi," Breitbart quotes McDaniel as saying in a statement. "If Sen. Cochran wants to learn about the conservative tea party movement, he should join me at one of my town hall meetings and actually get to know the folks who make our state and Republican Party great."

In this YouTube clip, the senator confirms his lack of knowledge concerning the Tea Party.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reporter: White House Press Secretary Gets Questions From Reporters Before Press Briefing

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2014, 11:47 AM

Daniel Halper writes at the Weekly Standard:

A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing.

In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too.

Said CBS reporter Catherine Anaya from Arizona: "That was very interesting."

Here is a YouTube video of Anaya's report.

From Twitchy, this: "Professional wrestling only wishes it were this staged."

Jay Carney has denied Anaya's claim. And Jake Tapper of CNN says, "This rings false."



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ben Carson: Political Correctness vs. Rules of Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2014, 07:58 AM

At National Review:

Political correctness is antithetical to our founding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Its most powerful tool is intimidation.

If it is not vigorously opposed, its proponents win by default, because the victims adopt a "go along to get along" attitude. Major allies in the imposition of PC are members of the media, some of whom thrive on controversy while others are true ideologues.

The true believers would be amusing if it were not so sad to behold them dissecting, distorting, and repeating words in an attempt to divert attention from the rise of government control.

"The American people must learn to identify and ignore political correctness if we are to escape the bitter ideological grenades that are destroying our unity and strength," the column argues. "Political correctness is impotent if we the people are fearless."



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Northeastern University Suspends "Students for Justice in Palestine"

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2014, 08:53 AM

Ilya Feoktistov writes at Frontpagemag.com:

A young man from Brookline, Massachusetts poses for a photo somewhere inside the Palestinian territories. He’s got a bullet belt wrapped around his shoulders, wannabe-Rambo-style. Together with a young woman, he’s proudly showing off a terror group’s PK-class machine gun. A gun like that can take down a helicopter or pierce a Humvee’s armor. The AR-15 "assault" gun used to massacre the children of Newtown, CT is little better than an old hunting rifle compared to the firing power of this killing machine, whose likely main purpose is to massacre the children (and adults) of Israel.

The young man is Max Geller, leader and spokesman of Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (NU SJP). The young woman is also a NU SJP member.

Last week, Northeastern suspended NU SJP after years of anti-Semitic vandalism, glorification of terrorist groups, calls for the destruction of Israel, and other actions by NU SJP’s leadership, all of which have created a hostile learning environment for Jewish pro-Israel students on campus. . . .

Here is Northeastern's "Statement on Students for Justice in Palestine," dated March 17, 2014.

Read more on "Northeastern U. Suspends 'Students for Justice in Palestine'."



Monday, March 17, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Not to Enroll in Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2014, 09:57 AM

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), offers her "top 10 reasons for not enrolling" in Obamacare, "plus five suggestions for what you might do instead."

Here is the AAPS website.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Air Force Academy: God's Word vs. Pentagon's Word

By Rick Pearcey • March 14, 2014, 10:09 AM

Todd Starnes writes:

The Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition, a group of two dozen like-minded religious liberty organizations, announced Thursday that they are ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for writing Bible verses on their hallway whiteboards.

The Air Force Academy admitted Wednesday that a cadet leader had to remove a Bible verse he had displayed outside his dorm room because it offended non-Christians and could "cause subordinates to doubt the leader’s religious impartiality."

Read more here.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Delaying Obamacare's Individual Mandate Due to "Hardship"--Caused by Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2014, 10:33 AM

Amy Payne writes at The Foundry

It’s getting difficult to take any part of Obamacare seriously.

The Obama administration has altered or delayed it so many times -- who can be sure what the law is at this point?

The individual mandate stating that every American has to purchase government-approved health coverage or pay a fine is supposed to kick in on March 31. That’s the deadline to sign up for coverage, supposedly to avoid this year’s penalty.

But Obamacare is never "settled law," as the president and others have called it, because Health and Human Services (HHS) keeps writing more regulations.

There is no constitutional authority for Health and Human Services. Nor can a people be free to live in community with God and man (see the Declaration of Independence) if unconstitutional bureaucracies entrenched in Washington, D.C. can create "law" ("regulations") by the stroke of a pen.

Every scribble is a whipcord against the flesh of freedom.

This is not law, it is lawlessness. This is not freedom, it is unfreedom. About the only thing "settled" in Washington these days is federal tyranny on the banks of the Potomac.



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Federalizing 4-Year-Olds: Human Freedom vs. the Theocracy of Secularism

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2014, 12:09 PM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Will America be a better and freer country three decades from now if the children who turn four in this decade spend most of their waking hours with members of a government teachers union rather than with their moms?

President Barack Obama's vision of America, not surprisingly, starts with very young children spending their time in the custody of government employees.

"I believe we should start teaching our kids at the earliest ages," Obama said last week. When he used the word "we" here, Obama was not talking about Michelle and himself, he was talking about the government. When he used the words "our kids," he was not talking about his own children -- who attend the most expensive private school in Washington, D.C. -- he was talking about other people's children and grandchildren.

What Obama wants, quite literally, is their souls.

"So we're trying to help more states make high-quality preschool and other early learning programs available to the youngest kids," Obama went on, prosaically. The budget he presented to Congress was more concrete: It calls for $75 billion in federal spending over the next 10 years to support universal government "education" of 4-year-olds.

If you think Obama is satisfied with taking the 4-year-olds of America, think again.

"I think that there still needs to be great understanding of what the president has put on the table is really a birth-to-five proposal, recognizing that you can't start at 4-year-olds," Jeffrey quotes Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as saying in April 2013 at the National Press Club.

"We really need to start at birth," Sebelius is also quoted as saying. "So, there will be an enhancement of home-visiting. . . ."

If I thought the secularist vision of life held intellectual weight, I would in all likelihood advocate similar policies, for what Obama & Co. are pushing is consistent with that vision's glorified view of the state and depressed view of the individual person, the family, and all else that might provide a check and balance on the governmental monopoly of power.

But the theocracy of secularism, which wars against the rules of freedom, lacks the intellectual and ethical resources to sustain human freedom and dignity. It is a conceptual and practical dead end.  

Rather than submit to a metastasizing regime, it seems better that free-thinking Americans rise up, speak out, and throw out these totalitarian control freaks. It's called the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the essence of being human, and liberating resistance in community with God and man.

Read more on "Federalizing 4-Year-Olds," by Terry Jeffrey.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FCC Targets Minority Owner of TV Stations

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2014, 08:12 AM

Phillip Swarts reports at the WTimes:

For years, the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] has allowed TV stations to execute joint operating agreements allowing themselves to outsource tasks such as advertising sales to group owners with more resources.

But when conservative columnist and entrepreneur Armstrong Williams recently purchased two stations, making him one of America’s few black owners of local TV affiliates, the commission unexpectedly decided to use his acquisition as a test case to review the practice.

"The actions -- coupled with other recent FCC decisions such as a plan to survey newsrooms that alarmed news media before it was withdrawn -- have injected questions about whether a commission set up by Congress to be nonpartisan is now acting with a political litmus test under the Obama administration," Swarts reports.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Palin Celebrates "Duck Dynasty" at CPAC: "We Pushed Back and We Won"

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2014, 08:43 AM

"Sarah Palin left no stone unturned" during her CPAC keynote address last weekend, writes Jennifer Burke at TPNN, "even addressing the victory
. . . in the case of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson vs. the anti-Christian and politically correct police from the left. In doing so, she exposed the hypocrisy of the left."

Burke quotes from Palin's remarks:

They claim to want tolerance and open debate. But their goal is to shut anyone up who doesn’t toe their line.

Phil Robertson, our buddy from Duck Dynasty. Here’s Phil talking about faith with a reporter from GQ. (First mistake) In between saying he loves humanity, he loves all sinners and leave it to God to judge, he quoted the Bible. He got colorful in expressing his opinion.

They fired the devout Christian for expressing his devout Christian views on a television show about his devout Christian family because nothing is ever wrong on cable TV.

In another time, Phil might have stayed fired. But not this time. People all over America knew that Phil’s right to express himself was our right. We pushed back and we won. And now everyone is happy, happy, happy.

To read more from "Pure Tea: Sarah Palin Crushes Ruling Class in Both Parties at CPAC 2014," by Jennifer Burke, go here.

View Palin's keynote address here.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Pink Jackboots: Opposing the Rising Tide of Homosexual Intolerance

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2014, 08:38 AM

E.W. Jackson, Sr., writes at the Washington Times:

As a descendant of slaves, I have a deep aversion to discrimination. It is born of the suffering of my ancestors because of their race. Nonetheless, homosexual behavior cannot be compared with the color of one’s skin, no matter how vigorously elites try to conflate them. . . .

Christians are not denying homosexuals entrance into their establishments, directing them to a special gay section in the back of the store or telling them to go to the back door. That is what Jim Crow laws did to Americans of African descent. Therefore, the comparison is disrespectful and needs to stop
. . . . 

"Until now, America has honored freedom of conscience," Jackson continues. "That is what distinguishes us from authoritarian and dictatorial countries."

Jackson concludes: "Many Christians have been martyred for refusing to bow to human authority, which places itself above God. Therefore, in spite of liberals and homosexual activists slanderously likening our stand to slavery and Jim Crow, we will continue to love them and, at the same time, oppose their efforts to make us bow to same-sex marriage.

"In the past, standing up for the truth of God’s word has cost Christians their jobs, businesses, reputations and even their lives. It may come to that again, but we will never be silent, and we will not bow."

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2014, 10:47 AM

Erick Erickson writes at Red State:

Ted Cruz showed just how powerful he is in his home state [Tuesday] night. Cruz endorsed 5 candidates. Four of the five won outright and the fifth is the heavy favorite going into a runoff.

"Cruz is showing his ability to not just get himself across the finish line, but get other Republicans through their own primaries," Erickson concludes. "Ted Cruz needs to stretch his legs in Republican primaries outside Texas."

Read more here.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Homeland Security Will Not Deport German Christian Homeschoolers

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2014, 08:48 AM

Dr. Susan Berry reports at Breitbart.com:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has verbally informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the Romeike family, German homeschoolers who sought legal asylum in the United States, has been granted indefinite deferred action status, which means that the order for their removal from the United States will not be acted upon.

As Breitbart News reported Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court had denied the Romeike family’s petition for certiorari, or review. According to a press release Tuesday by HSLDA, however, news of the Supreme Court’s denial sparked "an immediate and unprecedented reaction." Fox News informed HSLDA that it recorded one million page views of the story about the Romeike family within 24 hours -- an all-time high.

"HSLDA Director of International Affairs Michael Donnelly observed that the only reason the Romeike family had to come to America was because of Germany’s repressive policy towards homeschoolers," Breitbart reports.

"Germany’s persecution of homeschooling parents continues and is one reason, I suspect, that DHS was willing to grant the family indefinite status," Donnelly said in the March 4 press statement.

"How could our country send this loving, peaceful family back to be crushed by outrageous fines, criminal prosecution, and the loss of their children?," also said in the press statement. "Today Germany is holding another family prisoner only because they wanted to leave to go to France to homeschool their children. How could we send the Romeikes back to be treated like that?"

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Texas Cop Responds to "Suspicious" Open Carry Men in Austin

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2014, 10:44 AM

Jason Howerton writes at The Blaze:

Sometimes things can spin out of control when open carry activists and police officers meet. That was certainly not the case in Austin, Texas, when an officer responded to a call about "suspicious" men openly carrying rifles.

In this Youtube video of the encounter, the officer says, "Just checking you guys out. I already know the law."

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Hollywood Actress: Public Schools Brainwashing Kids With "Progressive Agenda"

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2014, 08:28 AM

Ericka Andersen writes at The Foundry:

An actress who was formerly quiet about her political beliefs has come out against what she calls "a progressive agenda" in America’s public schools.

Sam Sorbo, the wife of Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo, homeschools her children and recently began publicly writing about the topic of education.

In an interview with The Blaze’s Dana Loesch, Sorbo said she initially did not think writing about education would cause much political controversy -- but she was wrong.

"Of course school is the most political, because that’s where the progressive agenda is coming out the strongest and the hardest," Sorbo is quoted as saying. 

According to Andersen, "Sorbo said she was hesitant to reveal her faith or political beliefs publicly because of possible backlash and negative reaction from Hollywood. But she could not remain silent on education."

"You people who send your kids to school, you have no idea what the schools are doing to their fresh little brains, in brainwashing them into this progressive, liberal -- it’s antithetical to America, the agenda that they’re being indoctrinated with," Sorbo said, according to Andersen.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Choice: The Freedom to Serve -- or to Deny Service

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2014, 10:04 AM

In a free country, I can deny you service for any reason whatsoever.

If you stink, I'm tired, or you want to burn crosses, well, I can tell you to take a hike.

It's called choice. It's called freedom. And for a while, it was called America.