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Monday, May 25, 2015

Franklin Graham: Boy Scouts "Bending to LGBT," Putting "Innocent Boys at Risk"

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2015, 09:59 AM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, [May 21] essentially called for the organization to drop its ban against openly homosexual adult troop leaders, a move that evangelical leader Franklin Graham said would prove the group "is bending to LGBT activist groups" and which would put "young, innocent boys at risk."

"Robert Gates, shame on you for not having the moral courage to do what is right," said Rev. Graham in a May 22 post on Facebook. "Yesterday Gates, the president of Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the group’s ban on gay troop leaders. What are you thinking?"

"We shouldn’t shift as the winds of cultural change blow through society; we need to stand for God’s truth and things that are morally right," CNS quotes Rev. Graham as saying.

"This move is bending to LGBT activist groups and would put young, innocent boys at risk," Graham said, according to CNSNews. 

Graham also used his Facebook page to issue a call to action: "I encourage every former Boy Scout and every parent involved in the Boy Scouts to let Robert Gates know how displeased you are and that if he leads the organization down this road, they may lose your support, your participation -- and your sons."

To contact Public Relations at the Boy Scouts, email PR@scouting.org.

Here's another email: myscouting@scouting.org.

Here is the "National Leadership" page.

Related
Memo to the Supreme Court: Who Respects the Human Body? Not Homosexuals, by Nancy Pearcey
Coulter on "Faggot" Easy to Defend, by J. Richard Pearcey



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Good Riddance to Letterman ... Flashback: "O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War"

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2015, 02:33 PM

"David Letterman’s departure isn’t the end of an era," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com. "The era of late night talk shows ended a while back. In Johnny Carson’s final week in the nineties, he played to an audience of twenty million. Lately, Letterman has been lucky to get 2 million. His final shows have played to around 5 million viewers."

For additional perspective on Letterman, you may want to turn to my comments on "O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War."

Here are the first few paragraphs:

America today is fighting a two-front war for survival.

On the one hand, there is the war on terror -- or the war against Islamofascism, as some call it. This aspect of the war is brought home daily via news from Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and so on. We also see it inside our borders, after 9/11, played out in tactical give and take between political parties and talking heads debating issues such as homeland security, NSA wiretaps, civil liberties, and so on. In an age of nuclear and biological mass destruction, losing the war -- or even being less than vigilant -- can mean the deaths of millions of men, women, and children.

On the other hand, Americans are in the midst of a culture war. As the recent Christmas-Winter Solstice Season shows, there is even a war about whether there is a culture war.

On one side of the culture war are people who understand that this nation is founded upon the governing principle of independence under God. This position is clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence, which is based on a framework in which there is a Creator from whom all human beings, by virtue of creation, are endowed with inalienable rights.

This particular worldview orientation is what dramatically sets the American experiment apart from ancient Greece, classical Rome, the French Revolution, National Socialism, Marxism, and the anti-Christian secularism that rose up in America in the 1960s.

On the other side of the culture war are people who reject this founding framework in favor of a concept of independence apart from God. This view emerged on the Western political landscape during the French Revolution.

Instead of a Creator God as the basis for human rights, people on this side of the struggle have come to see humanity as the product of an impersonal nature that has produced autonomous human beings who look to themselves (their choice, power, genes) or their groups (race, class, gender, party) or the impersonal natural order itself as the final reference point for human rights and identity.

Observers such as Bill O’Reilly, who was recently challenged by David Letterman on the Late Show, see the struggle as one between traditionalists and secular progressives. In O'Reilly's lexicon, traditionalists are people "who believe the country was well founded, does mostly good things, and has become the most powerful nation on earth by adhering to Judeo-Christian principles like generosity, justice, and self-sacrifice."

O’Reilly defines "secular progressives" as people who "believe that the USA is fundamentally a flawed country, which has caused considerable misery both within and outside our borders.The S-P's want drastic change and a new direction for America."

It is tempting to see these two fronts as separate struggles -- the war on terror over there, and the culture war over here.

But there is a unity: Ultimately the war on terror and the culture war are struggles against Western Civilization as rooted in the Judeo-Christian worldview.

Thinking of the struggle in this way, neither secularism nor Islamofascism can win without liquidating the Judeo-Christian worldview -- or, at a minimum, removing it as a legitimate voice in public life.

From the final paragraph:

". . . America is divided along cultural lines. But underneath the cultural lines are antithetical worldview divisions that we would do well to attend to.

Islamofascism is not secularism is not the Judeo-Christian worldview.

The more Americans understand the thoughtforms upon which their historic freedoms are founded, a verifiable worldview with the Creator at the center as opposed to an inadequate secularism or a kind of religio-fascism, the better prepared all will be to meet the challenges that already confront America early in the 21st century.

Chances of survival seem better if Americans remember who they are and how they got that way.

Related
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jindal Doubles Down on Freedom After Louisiana Religious Liberty Bill Defeated as Republicans Side With LGBT Activists

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2015, 03:08 PM

Todd Starnes writes:

Louisiana Republican lawmakers sided with Democrats, big business, and LGBT activists to kill a bill that would have protected individuals and religious institutions opposed to same-sex marriage.

In doing so, lawmakers defied the objections of an overwhelmingly majority of voters and handed Gov. Bobby Jindal a significant defeat for his legislative agenda.

But Gov. Jindal responded by issuing an "Executive Order late Tuesday to protect religious liberty and prevent the state from discriminating against those with deeply held religious beliefs," Starnes writes in a story update.

"In Louisiana, the state should not be able to take adverse action against a person for their belief in traditional marriage," Jindal is quoted as saying.

"That’s why I’m issuing an Executive Order to prevent the state from discriminating against people, charities and family-owned businesses with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman," Jindal said, according to Starnes.

Comment: Jindal is right to protect the people of Louisiana from attempts by homosexualists to impose a counterfeit concept of marriage upon the body politic.

Such an imposition is profoundly hateful, inhumane, intolerant, and discriminatory.

And unwise.

For in both business and society, rejecting counterfeits is a sign of health, sanity, and common sense.

And just as it is right and humane to ethically discriminate against racism and slavery, even so it is right and humane to ethically discriminate against phony marriage and the authoritarianism that attends its fevered imposition.

All people, whether Christian or otherwise, ought to have the freedom to say no to counterfeits and to LGBT oppression, and to say yes to marriage and liberty in community with the verifiable Creator who is the source of both marriage and unalienable rights (for more, see the U.S. Declaration of Independence).

To be human is to be free. Not just in a church or prayer closet, but on campus, in business, in the boardroom, in the voting booth, whether civilian or military, and "to end of the earth," as the pro-human leader of the resistance once put it.

The scope of this calling even includes the State of Louisiana. If you want real "love without limits," this is it.

Related
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey
Memo to Conservatives: Accepting Homosex "Marriage" Opens Door to Unlimited Statism, by Nancy Pearcey
Jindal on Hillary's Vision: "It Sounds Like Re-education Camps," by J. Richard Pearcey



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

48 Reasons to Distrust and Despise the "Mainstream" Media

By Rick Pearcey • May 19, 2015, 02:16 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart: 

The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution -- not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media -- that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.

Has Nolte forgotten about the politicians? But I digress.

Read here to see Nolte's 48 reasons.



Monday, May 18, 2015

Jindal on Hillary's Vision: "It Sounds Like Re-education Camps"

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2015, 01:08 PM

Craig Milward reports at CNSNews:

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Fox News' "America's News Headquarters" on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sounded like she was pushing for "re-education camps" when she said "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" on abortion.

"The reality is first of all you listen to her language -- 'our religious beliefs need to be changed.' It sounds like reeducation camps," CNS quotes Jindal as saying. Clinton "didn't say specifically how she wants us to change our beliefs. My religious beliefs aren't between me and Hillary Clinton. They're between me and God."

According to CNSNews, Jindal also assessed Clinton and the left's "dangerous view" on the meaning of religious expression.

"You hear Hillary Clinton, President Obama, when they say you've got freedom of religious expression," Jindal is quoted as saying.

"For them what that really means is you're allowed to go to church and say whatever you want for an hour or two a week. That doesn't mean you've got the real religious liberty rights our Founding Fathers intended. They intended we should be able to live our lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to our beliefs," Jindal said, according to CNS.

"Our Founding Fathers would never recognize what the left is trying to do," Jindal also said.

In contrast to the the founding ethos, the left is "trying to take God out of the public square. They're trying to make America a much more secular country. They're trying to make faith something that is private, circumscribed, something you've got to put into a corner," Jindal said, according to CNS.

"That's not the America our Founding Fathers would've recognized, not an America our parents would've recognized. It's not an America I hope our children recognize."

Jindal is correct, as should be clearly evident, for example, that the Declaration of Independence publicly actualizes the proposition that human beings are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."

This is public truth, not private religion.

The Judeo-Christian worldview has been and always will be publicly actionable. And thus it liberates from not just from privatized "faith" but also from inhumane worldviews which themselves seek self-actualization and war against human emancipation.

Elsewhere, I have noted the "reality orientation" that characterizes the Christian mindset and practice. In the Foreword to Nancy's new book, Finding Truth, I write:

Paul argued that argued that the events grounding the Christian worldview were not "done in a corner" (Acts 26:25–26). Shepherds, kings, doctors, and tax collectors could all check out the facts that are central to the Christian message.

What is being communicated is an accurate description of reality, not a belief system about it.

This reality orientation is the positive intellectual climate in which the core propositions and events of the gospel live and breathe. It is a mentality in which people are liberated by verifiable truth to challenge tradition, question power, and fight for life and healing against death and decay.

Despite this auspicious heritage, many of our contemporaries find solace in what Francis Schaeffer describes as an "escape from reason." They accept polite society’s dumbed-down redefinition of faith as something totally privatized -- that is, a commitment so private and so personal that evaluation and evidence are irrelevant.

This is a far cry from the holistic respect for information that characterizes a biblical worldview. Scripture nowhere encourages the notion that "faith" equals commitment quarantined from evidence or isolated from the mind -- the "will to avoid knowing what is true," as the philosopher Nietzsche put it his work The Antichrist.

Instead, the Biblical information challenges people to think more deeply about the basic questions of life, and in fact to "test everything" (1 Thess. 5:21).

In this regard, to carefully examine the basic notions of vocal secularists in our day -- be they a Hillary Clinton, a Barack Obama, a Richard Dawkins, or their disciples on Twitter, Facebook, in Hollywood, on campus, or on the evening news -- is to encounter ideologies that "undercut mind and reasoning, choice and freedom, truth and moral ideals.

"Inevitably, then," I further explain in the Foreword to Finding Truth, "people who place their trust in such solutions begin to order their lives in ways that are less than humane.

"Likewise, cultures in the grip of inadequate worldviews begin to actualize societies that are less than humane.

"Ideologues may advance their idols under politically correct banners of tolerance, diversity, and fairness, but the actual impact is regress, not progress, fragmentation, not wholeness. People are crushed.

"The human being necessarily revolts against gods that fail." This includes human beings who are citizens of the United States of America.

Related
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War, by J. Richard Pearcey



Friday, May 15, 2015

Ted Cruz: Stephanopoulos a "Partisan" Democrat "Actively Supporting" Hillary Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2015, 09:01 AM

"Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters on Thursday that ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos is a 'partisan Democrat' who is 'actively supporting' former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign," Matthew Boyle reports for Breitbart news.

"Of course not," Cruz said Thursday when he was "asked if Stephanopoulos should be hosting any debates in 2016," Boyle reports.

"Debates should not be moderated by partisan Democrats who are actively supporting one of the candidates," Cruz said, according to Boyle.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Top ABC News Anchor Gave $50,000 to Clinton Foundation

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2015, 02:04 PM

Andrew Stiles reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show.

The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its controversial relationship with foreign donors.

"Stephanopoulos’s recent coverage of the topic has been challenged by critics who question his objectivity as a longtime Clinton aide," according to Stiles.

"The host’s April 26 interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, for example, elicited partisan reactions after Stephanopoulos repeatedly pressed the Schweizer to acknowledge the lack of a 'smoking gun' among the allegations in his book," Stiles reports.

Related
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ForAmerica Targets "Unelectable" Jeb Bush in New Ad . . . Update: Watch the Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2015, 01:38 PM

Melanie Batley reports at Newsmax:

A conservative group is launching an ad against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, tying him to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and branding him "unelectable."

According to The Hill, ForAmerica will launch the one-minute Web ad Wednesday in early voting states, where the group says it has a "massive digital and social media network."

The five-figure ad will appear in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada as well as Florida, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.

"Almost all Republicans understand Hillary Clinton would make a terrible president," the text from the ad states, "All except one," according to Newsmax.

"The ad then cuts to Bush presenting an award to Clinton in 2013 and thanking her for her public service," Newsmax reports.

"Mr. Bush is unelectable, and there are several better options for conservatives and Republicans if they want to win in 2016. Period," The Hill quotes ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell as stating.

"By heaping praise on Hillary Clinton, Mr. Bush has handed her the ammo to bury him . . . and she will," Bozell said, according to The Hill. "No other potential GOP nominee has that fatal disadvantage."

5/14/2015 update: You can view the ad here.

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Jeb Bush 2016 Fail: Let 11 Million Illegals "Receive Earned Legal Status"
Brad Thor: "If Jeb Bush Is the Nominee, I Will Never Vote Republican Again"



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Denzel Washington to College Grads: "Put God First"

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2015, 10:37 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

In delivering the commencement speech at Dillard University on Sunday, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington told the college graduates to "put God first" in everything they do, adding that everything he has accomplished in this life was due to "the grace of God."

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Judge Jeanine Pirro on Islamic Terror: "Start Killing the Murderers"

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2015, 11:12 AM

Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze:

Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro used the opening segment of her show on Saturday to issue a fiery rebuke of the "politically correct class" that she says is bent on restricting the First Amendment, and expressed fears that some will try to align free speech with "Shariah requirements." 

"Free speech in America is nonnegotiable -- no matter what the perceived consequences, no matter the worry about retribution from Islamic extremists," Pirro said. "Period. The end of the story." 

"She went on to defend Pamela Geller, the head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group that organized the draw Muhammad cartoon contest at the center of a shooting in Garland, Texas, last week, noting that she -- and every other American -- has the right to utter comments that both offend and insult."

"She has the right to say whatever she wants,” Hallowell quotes Pirro as stating, although Pirro "added that she disagreed with Geller’s tactics and said that the contest was 'probably a dumb move'," according to Hallowell.

"That aside, Pirro believes that Geller has forced people to look at the issue of free speech to assess whether Americans are truly willing to uphold it, proceeding to deliver a tough message to those on the left whom she believes want to restrict the First Amendment," Hallowell reports.

"Was anyone drawing a cartoon of Muhammad when they hit us at the World Trade Center? They hate us," Pirro is quoted as saying of Islamic terrorists. "They don’t need a reason to kill us. . . . We need to stop blaming the victim and start killing the murderers . . . political correctness be d-----. We are at war,” Pirro said, according to Hallowell.

"Pirro added that she believes no Americans should fear living under any requirements that curtail religious critiques. 'I don’t have to live under any religious rule, especially one that tells me not to criticize someone else’s prophet'," Hallowell quotes the judge as saying. 

Related
"Religion Very Harmful to People," by Udo Middelmann
"Shut Up or Die," They Explained: Islamic State Calls for "Slaughter" of Pam Geller, at Pro-Existence



Friday, May 8, 2015

School District: Feds Forced Policy Allowing Transgenders to Use Bathrooms of Their Choice

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2015, 12:04 PM

The Money, the Power, the Oppression, and the Corruption: Fairfax County Public Schools in northern Virginia say "they were mandated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to add 'gender identity' to [its nondiscrimination] policy — or else risk losing federal funding," Todd Starnes writes at Fox News.

Read this story. In it, you see community leaders such as pastor Martin Baker of Burke Community Church take a stand, saying, "The damage and destruction to our children, teens and impacted adults will be incalculable.”

Baker warned in an email to his 3,000-member church that “everything from locker rooms to bathrooms will be potentially open for people who simply feel that their inner sexuality does not match their outer, physical sexuality."

School board member Elizabeth Schultz is outraged, according to Starnes. "While the underlying issue is somewhat sensational, it is the gravitas in overreach of the federal government and the implications thereof that is so very chilling,” she is quoted as telling Starnes.

"It could have implications for every public school district in the nation. If they’re going to come for us, they’re going to come to them next," Schultz said.

This story, and so many others like it, ought to send chills up the spine of any person who cares about education, who cares about students, and who cares about reasserting and sustaining a humane society in the United States.

We must realize that the attacks of secularists in government, and in other centers of cultural power, upon the freedom and dignity of Americans of all ages and in every sphere of society will continue for ever and ever, creating evermore havoc and hell on earth, until "We the People" rise up and throw the oppressor into the deep blue sea.

To see a framework for mobilizing a humane, peaceful, and strategic counterbalance to secular and federal oppression, please consider "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Government Orders Church: Take Down Those Pro-Life Signs

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2015, 11:46 AM

The Valley Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, Va., and its legal representation the Rutherford Institute said no. And won.

"Zoning officials . . . backed away from demanding that the signs be taken down after attorneys with the Rutherford Institute stepped in and argued that the First Amendment bars content-based discrimination when it comes to signage, according to a press release," Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shut Up or Die, They Explained: Islamic State Calls for "Slaughter" of Pam Geller

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2015, 10:21 AM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

ISIS terrorists have called for the "slaughter" of Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Texas "Draw Muhammad" event that left one officer injured and the two attackers dead.

The terror group also claimed in a message on JustPasteIt to have 71 trained radicals in 15 different states, all ready to engage and fight.

The message: "[We have] 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack. . . . The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a willyah in the heart of our enemy."

"The New York Daily News said the word willyah is supposed to be spelled 'wilayah,' and it means authority or governance," according to WND. "The group named Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California."

According to WND, the "message went on: 'Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.'

"ISIS also vowed to target those who shelter Geller," WND reports.

"This threat illustrates the savagery and barbarism of the Islamic State,' Geller is quoted as saying in the New York Daily News.

Related
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Former Fox News' Alisyn Camerota Goes "Full CNN" Against Pam Geller

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2015, 10:59 AM

Pam Geller was among those targeted for murder last Sunday in Garland, Texas, by Islamists who objected to a Mohammad cartoon contest sponsored by her organization.

Her point is to promote freedom, including freedom of speech, a Creator-sourced human right (see the Declaration of Independence) that was protected by a security team that included a police officer with a handgun and very good aim.

In a follow-up story titled, "Victim-Blaming CNN Attacks Pam Geller," John Nolte of Breitbart.com writes:

CNN’s fury against Geller started first thing morning at the hands of New Day co-anchor Alisyn Camerota.

Forget all the good memories you have of Camerota at Fox News.

She went the full-CNN against Geller, attacking the activist as a bigot who is unnecessarily provocative.

Camerota’s victim-blaming was disgraceful, and Geller ran circles around her.

Would Camerota ask a rape victim if her clothes were too provocative?

Of course not.

But Camerota insisted the Geller’s speech-skirt was cut too high, that she provoked her attackers.

"Not to be outdone," Nolte continues, "hideous mean girl Carol Costello grabbed the anchor baton from Camerota and brought on guest after guest to repeat CNN’s belief that Geller was begging for it."

Human freedom did not emerge out of a vacuum, and it cannot be protected in a vacuum. Many people and many worldviews, religions, and philosophies despise it. Others may appreciate it but lack a basis for sustaining it.

Thus it must be protected and advanced, not only against foes from without but also against foes from within. And people who lack understanding need to gain wisdom, lest their liberty is taken while they sleep.

Therefore, bravo Pam Geller and bravo well-trained, courageous police officers. But not so much for CNN.

Related
"What Is Killing the Western World?," by J. Richard Pearcey



Monday, May 4, 2015

Emergency-Room Visits Continue to Rise Under Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2015, 11:32 AM

At the Washington Free Beacon:

Emergency-room visits continue to rise in the second year of Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The visits are up despite claims by President Obama that the law would reduce emergency-room visits because Obamacare would increase access to other kinds of care.

"There was a grand theory the law would reduce ER visits," Dr. Howard Mell of the American College of Emergency Physicians was quoted as telling the Journal. "Well, guess what, it hasn’t happened. Visits are going up despite the ACA, and in a lot of cases because of it."



Friday, May 1, 2015

2 Concealed Carriers in Houston Fight Off Armed Robbers Within Hours of Each Other

By Rick Pearcey • May 1, 2015, 08:47 AM

These crimes in Houston did not pay. Chuck Ross reports at The Daily Caller.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jeb Bush 2016 Fail: Let 11 Million Illegals "Receive Earned Legal Status"

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2015, 01:28 PM

Susan Jones reports at CNSNews.com:

"Immigration is a key element of our country's success," Jeb Bush, a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, told the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference in Houston on Wednesday.

An advocate of immigration reform, Bush said the 11 million people who are in the country illegally "should come out from the shadows and receive earned legal status."

He said the United States is the only country that "has the chance to become young and dynamic again," all because of immigration. "This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique," he added.

Memo to Mr. Bush: Immigration is not "something that makes us special and unique."

Rather American specialness and uniqueness is due to everyday citizens -- whether immigrant citizens or not -- who embrace the constitutional and Declaration principles that constitute the enduring mainstream and defining ethos of American governance and civil society.

The Bushes, including Jeb, appear to be nice people. But for all their suits and ties and friendly public manner, they embrace real-world politics that is a not-nice form of governance. Rather than unity and diversity with unalienable rights sourced in the Creator (see the Declaration), they see the United States as a country run by elites who hold power and occupy Washington, D.C.

This is the opposite of what America is really all about. For this is an America of centralized government, a real-world monopoly of power that wars at every level against the freedom, dignity, security, and safety of the man or woman on the street.

Many people understand that monopolies are anathema in the area of business. Well, the monopoly of power centralized into Washington, D.C., is a million times worse.

A business cannot fine you, jail you, or kill you if you decide to take your patronage elsewhere. But governments can and do.

If you doubt this, read the history of the 20th century, with special attention to inhumanities of National Socialist Germany, the Soviet Union, and Communist China. And don't forget the millions of dead via the delegated authority by which a cruel U.S. government via "choice" even now allows the slaughter of preborn human beings. So much for the choices of the "least of these."

The Constitution and Declatration, by contrast, understand that legitimate power and authority in America is rooted in the people, spread across a diversity of forms of self-governance -- from the indvidual, to family, to community, to town, city, state, and so on.

The federal government has a role, and a proper one, but it is a carefully circumscribed role. That role is not defined as that of finding the smartest people and then trying to solve problems.

That understanding of one's role is common to any person in any job or walk of life who wants to do the right thing. Every parent, school board member, mayor, governor, or president ought to operate by that principle.

But do you understand what this means? It means that the principle of "solving problems" is not what defines a specific calling. It is a good and general rule that applies to all callings; but it tells you nothing about what specifically is my legitimate role in a particular job, office, or societal sphere.

The relevant question is: What is my particular job description as parent, as pastor, as professor, as judge, as president, and so on?

The U.S. president's job is not to "run America." No, a thousand times no. That is an expression of authoritarianism, no matter how nicely it is conveyed.

The U.S. president's job is to protect and defend the U.S Constitution, which was ratified to incarnate the principles of the Declaration of Independence. The point is to undercut would-be messiahs from Washington-on-high. These saviors -- whether Republican or Democrat -- do far too much damage.

To operate outside of this constitutional circle of understanding is to violate your presidential oath and, unavoidably, to court tyranny. Even if you are a nice guy, violating the presidential job description is an open door to tyranny.

In the liberating American ethos, there is no concept of a federal government with a blank check able to write for itself its own purchase on power.

In addition, to the degree that a political figure or arm of government operates outside of this mainstream of human liberty, to that degree one is an extremist against the freedom and the dignity of each man and woman. Clearly, this is not good, no matter how much you smile or even if you are married to a minority.

In contrast to Mr. Bush, the Declaration of Independence understands that what makes America "special and unique" is not that nice and smart people win elections, move to Washington, and then run the country.

Rather, the Declaration proclaims that all of us run the country, each in our own sphere of authority, upon the basis that every human being is "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" and "that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Truly, this diversity is our strength.

Here are a couple of suggestions. Let millions who want to immigrate to American first understand and embrace the rules of human freedom and dignity that make America "special and unique." At a minimum, this requires a repudiation of the cheap patriotism of illegal immigration.

And to avoid the blind leading the blind into the ditch of authoritarianism and its attendant inhumanity, those who seek office in America should respect and apply the enduring rules of freedom. Tyrants at home and abroad should fear whoever is elected president of the United States. 



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"We Will Not Obey": Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience If Supreme Court Legalizes Counterfeit "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2015, 12:02 PM

Todd Starnes writes:

"We will not obey."

That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.

"We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line," read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. "We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve."

"While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross," the pledge states.

"The signees are a who’s who of religious leaders including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, National Religious Broadcasters president Jerry Johnson, Pastor John Hagee, and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse," Starnes writes.

"The pledge was co-drafted by Deacon Keith Fournier, a Catholic deacon, and Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel. Also involved in the document were Rick Scarborough, the president of Vision America Action and James Dobson, the founder of Family Talk Radio," according to Starnes.

Comment: The Supreme Court should know better than to try to force Americans to submit their social order to a counterfeit concept of marriage.

Just as a refusal to accept counterfeit currency is an act of intelligence and common decency, even so resistance to the imposition of counterfeit marriage is an act of intelligence and common decency.

Trying to wrap this counterfeit in emotional sloganeering about "equality," "rights," "fairness," and "discrimination" exposes the ultimate emptiness, fanaticism, desperation, ugliness, hatred, and fear of the counterfeiters.

Intelligence revolts. Freedom resists. Wholeness overcomes.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ted Cruz Gets Specific on "Abolishing the IRS"

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2015, 11:57 AM

"Cruz said he envisions shifting the tracking and collection of federal taxes to 'some much smaller division' of the Treasury Department," the Washington Examiner reports. "The senator said that replacing the current, complex tax code with a simple flat tax would eliminate most of the work the IRS needs to do, making the agency obsolete and 'irrelevant'."'



Monday, April 27, 2015

First Hillary Clinton's Finances, Next Jeb Bush's

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2015, 08:57 AM

Breitbart reprints the following from a story first appearing in Politico:

The author raising questions about whether Hillary Clinton gave special treatment to foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state is looking into the finances of another 2016 presidential hopeful: Republican Jeb Bush.

Peter Schweizer said Sunday on ABC’s This Week that over the past four months he’s also been looking into the former Florida governor’s dealings in what could serve as a follow up to Clinton Cash, which has caused headaches for the democratic hopeful.

Specifically, Schweizer said he was investigating Bush’s land and airport dealings along with certain financial transactions with hedge funds in what he said would be a "similar mode" to his look into Clinton.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Detroit Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM

Nancy will appear on the Bob Dutko Show today at 1:40 pm Eastern Time (12:40 pm Central Time).

To listen live online, go here. The call-in number for the show is 1-877-828-2262.

For more information on Nancy's books, media events, and speaking schedule, please she her website www.nancypearcey.com.

Here is the page for Nancy's just-published book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.


Hillary: "Religious Beliefs" Must Change for Sake of Abortion Rights

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2015, 08:05 AM

Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving "access" to women for "reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth."

"Far too many women are denied access to reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth an laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice -- not just on paper," Clinton said.

"Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will," Clinton is quoted as saying. "And deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.

"As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone -- and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States,” Clinton said, according to the Daily Caller.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rep. King Announces Bill to "Restrain the Judges on Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2015, 09:24 AM

Lauretta Brown reports at CNSNews.com:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced a bill that would block the federal courts, including the U.S Supreme Court, from hearing or deciding cases involving the definition of marriage.

King discussed his on legislation on Capitol Hill Wednesday, saying that it "follows Constitutional principles" as outlined in Article 3, Section 2, which reads: "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

"King believes Congress has the authority to tell the federal courts they have no jurisdiction to hear any case on marriage," Brown reports.

"And we have the authority to prohibit any funding from being used to enforce or adjudicate any decision on marriage,” Kings is quoted as saying.

“Congress has the authority to establish all the federal courts, and we’re directed to establish one by the Constitution. That one is the Supreme Court. All the other federal courts are created by Congress at the discretion of Congress," King said, according to Brown.

What happens if King's proposal becomes law? "That would mean that the federal courts would no longer hear cases on marriage. They would revert back to the states, and the states then would define what marriage is, and most of the states have defined marriage between a man and a woman,” Brown quotes King as saying.

Comment: It should be noted that a) in speaking of courts and states "defining marriage," such governmental entities would be making merely legal definitions, and the b) such legal definitions may or may not be true to reality.

Clearly, if a court decides, or the voters of a state decide, that "marriage" allows, for example, that a U.S. president can "marry" a horse, it does not follow that marriage per se has been redefined.

Instead, what has happened is that a society has moved to a point where it cannot, or willfully refuses, to reject counterfeit "marriage" (between man and a man or a man and a horse, let us say) and the real thing (between one man and one woman).

Codifying a counterfeit never changes a sham into an actuality. "Homosex Marriage" is an oxymoronic sham of the first order. It has all the validity and purchase of Monoply money.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Replay: J. Richard Pearcey on Joe Miller Radio Show

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2015, 10:29 AM

If you missed my appearance last week on the "Joe Miller Radio Show," you can listen to it online at Joe's Youtube channel.

In the program we discussed my Foreword (a call to "test everything") to Nancy's new book (Finding Truth) as well as the endgame of homosexual "marriage." That endgame is not "marriage equality" (an effective but relativistic slogan) but "marriage extinction" (as admitted to by lesbian NYT journalist Masha Gessen).

Joe Miller (bio) ran for U.S. Senate (Alaska), is a gradaute of West Point, and saw combat with the 1st Infantry Division in Desert Storm.

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Don't Think, Just Graduate: University of North Texas Students Outraged With Republican Commencement Speaker

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2015, 09:17 AM

Bethany Salgado reports at Campus Reform:

Students at the University of North Texas are outraged with the school’s chosen commencement speaker for next month’s graduation and more than 2,400 students have signed a petition to have him replaced.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is set to speak at the ceremony in May, but students who have signed the petition argue that he is unfit to speak because they disagree with his political stances.

"Kimberly Williams, a student who signed the petition, wrote that, '[h]e is not the appropriate person to lead our young leaders into the world,' and continued on to list specific incidents of his alleged anti-feminism," Salgado writes.

Another student, Allyson Nophsker said, accordidng to Salgado, "I'm signing because I want to attend my own graduation ceremony, but cannot due to my moral disagreements with Abbot's [sic] policies."

"According to the Houston Chronicle, University President Neal Smatresk would not budge on the school’s selection," Salgado reports.

"He's a new governor, he's supportive of higher education. Why wouldn't we want to celebrate the success of our institution in its 125th year with him?" Smatresk said, according to Salgado.

Comment: If you'd like your college student to develop the ability to think independently and to acquire tools of sales resistance to any notion of "Don''t Think, Just Believe" (whatever your college professor tells you, for example) or "Don't Think, Just Graduate," you may want to check out Nancy's new book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Nancy wrote Finding Truth to counter the easy believism that characterizes so much of today's society -- whether in church, on campus, across media, in the boardroom, or at the voting booth.

Just off the top of my head, I can think of more than 2,400 college students who might benefit from exposure to such a book.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

12 Years Colorado Campus Carry: "Especially Good News for Women"

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2015, 08:11 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart.com:

On April 20, The Washington Post ran a column showing that campus carry has been the law of the land in Colorado since 2003, and the results have not been anything like those currently fighting against campus carry claim it should be.

There have been no mass shootings and, apart from one incident in which a gun was accidentally discharged by a Colorado University employee, there have been no crimes by permit holders.

No one was injured in the accidental discharge, and the employee was fired.

"The success of campus carry in Colorado is especially good news for women, who are able to level the playing field by being armed and better able to defend their dignity when under sexual attack,' Hawkins writes.

The National Crime Victimization Survery and Florida State University Prof. Gary Kleck's scholarly work "show that guns in the hands of law-abiding women allow those women to stop a sexual assault in its tracks," Hawkins continues, "and Colorado’s campus carry experience shows concealed carry permit holders simply aren’t those committing crimes on campuses."

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Report: Islamic State Shoots, Beheads Some 30 Christians in Libya

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2015, 10:20 AM

Sylvia Westall reports for Reuters:

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the video, but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group that has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya.

"The video, in which militants call Christians 'crusaders' who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size, in an area of shrubland, being shot in the head," Westall reports.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Moody Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2015, 02:39 PM

Nancy will join Chris Fabry of Moody Radio today at 2:00 pm Central Time.

"Bill O'Reilly said something years ago in a conversation about his Christian faith. When pushed against the wall about his belief, he said that Christianity is "true for me," host Chris Fabry states on the show website

"We talk with author and thinker Nancy Pearcey about truth and the principles you can use to unmask atheism, secularism and other God substitutes," Fabry says.

Topic: Nancy Pearcey on Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

To listen live and onlne, please go here. Here is where O'Reilly states, "It's true for me."

For more information on Nancy and her media schedule, please see her website at www.nancypearcey.com.


Was Angie's List Chief Forced Out?

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2015, 10:37 AM

"The long-time CEO of Indiana-based Angie’s List is out of a job," Austin Ruse reports at Breitbart. "USA Today called the resignation 'unexpected,' and it raises the immediate question of whether Bill Oesterle got too far out front in denouncing the civil rights laws of the state of Indiana."

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Media Alert: J. Richard Pearcey on "Joe Miller Radio Show" Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2015, 09:04 AM

I will appear on the "Joe Miller Radio Show" at 5:15 Central Time (2:15 Alaska Time) on KOAN 1080 AM and 95.1 FM.

The show is based in Anchorage, and you can listen online by clicking here. Miller is a former candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alaska.

Topics we are slated to discuss: The endgame of the homosexual extremism, plus my Foreword to Nancy's new book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Here's the station website. Go here to see Joe Miller's Restoring Liberty website.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Denzel Washington: The Bible Is the "Answer People Are Looking For"

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2015, 09:06 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

In explaining why the Bible is a best seller year after year, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington said there is something "tugging" inside of us, "telling us to believe in something," which is God, and that the Bible provides the "answer people are looking for" even if they do not realize it at first.

To help see how what is given in the verifiable Biblical message provides the "answer people are looking for," readers may want to take a look at Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasksing Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes. There is more information at her new website, nancypearcey.com

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on LA Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2015, 09:29 AM

Nancy will discuss her new book Finding Truth on the Frank Sontag show at 99.5 KKLA radio.

Time: 6:30 CT, 4:30 PT

To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's work and schedule, please visit her website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Monday, April 13, 2015

Video: Wife Hears Husband's Voice for 1st Time

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2015, 10:42 AM

Watch this video on Youtube.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Radio Alert: Nancy Pearcey on Pittsburgh Radio

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2015, 04:04 PM

Nancy will appear on "The Ride Home With John and Kathy" of 101.5 FM radio at 5:15 pm ET.

Here's the website. To listen online, please click here.

You can call the show at 800-320-TALK.

For information on Nancy and her new book, Finding Truth, please see her official website at www.nancypearcey.com.


Krauthammer: Clinton "Fatigue" Would be "Negated" by Jeb

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2015, 08:58 AM

Ian Hanchett reports at Breitbart:

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that "Clinton fatigue" would be "one of the great advantages" for the GOP against Hillary, but would be "negated" if the party nominates Jeb Bush in an interview on Thursday’s Kelly File on the Fox News Channel.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't Think, Just Agree: The Closing of the Campus Mind

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2015, 10:26 AM

"I can't have you participate in class anymore," the professor of soical welfare and policy said.

Thus begins Devorah Goldman's Weekly Standard account of the terrifyingly small-minded world of the Hunter College School of Social Work, where Marxist zombies walk to and fro, seeking to devour whatsoever human brains dare exhibit independence of thought.

Apparently, group "diversity" reigns, along with group "thought."

But is there a silver lining? If you want to become a zero, meld with the borg, enjoy becoming cannon fodder for the revolution, and learn how to "tolerate everything but disagreement," then education camps like Hunter College could be just the cage for you.

Then again, can we really trust Goldman's account? Her mind seems suspiciously independent. The machine is watching.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Muslims Don't Want to Bake Your "Wedding" Cake, Either

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2015, 10:12 AM

Kirsten Anderson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Homosexual activists have painted Christian bakers, florists, and photographers as veritable hatemongers for refusing to participate in a same-sex “wedding” on religious grounds -- but it is not only Christianity that teaches that homosexuality is immoral.

In a new video, Steven Crowder discovered numerous Muslim bakeries refused to bake a cake for a homosexual “marriage” -- and Crowder is calling homosexuals out for not being equally aggressive toward the Religion of Peace.

Comment: Just as business-owners rightly refuse patrons trying to pass counterfeit money, even so those who own bakeries are within their rights to refuse to countenance counterfeit "marriage."

Whether you are Christian, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist: If it's your business, it's your choice.  

And if homosexuals decide not to protest Muslim bakeries, fine.

So now, O homosexual man or woman, when it comes to Christian bakers, florists, and photographers, go and do likewise. Let freedom ring.

It's their business, it's their choice. Let freedom ring.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Media Alert: Nancy Pearcey on National Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2015, 01:27 PM

Nancy will join host Kerby Anderson live on Point of View radio today from 1-2 pm central time (2-3 eastern).

This show can be heard nationally on 360 stations.

Listen live online here.

For more information on Nancy and her new book, Finding Truth, please see her website at www.nancypearcey.com.


Flood of Christian Cash Rescuing Florist Attacked by Homosexuals

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2015, 11:02 AM

Leo Hohmann reports on the case of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers. She is

. . . a 70-year-old grandmother and devout Christian who has run a flower shop for 40 years, refused to make flower arrangements for the wedding of a longtime customer, and found herself on the receiving end of two lawsuits -- one from the Washington state attorney general’s office and another from the two men planning a same-sex wedding ceremony.

They are not only suing her business; they’re also going after her personal assets, according to her attorney.

Her GoFundMe account jumped to $85,000 on Easter Sunday and surpassed $115,000 Monday. By Tuesday morning it passed $123,000.

"The judge ruling in the case has opened her savings, personal possessions and even home up as a target for the homosexuals who are claiming her personal assets as damages, according to court documents," Hohmann reports at WND.

Christians, however, "are rallying and spreading the love, stepping up with financial assistance to their brethren burned by the militant same-sex marriage movement," according to Hohmann.

Those who would like to support Barronelle Stutzman can provide financial assistance at her GoFundMe account.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Houston

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2015, 04:02 PM

Nancy will deliver remarks at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, from 6:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15.

Look for her at the weekly "Apologia" class held on the West Campus of Second Baptist (L-199 JHigh Room).

Nancy will be happy to sign copies of her new book, Finding Truth, which will be available for purchase.

Here is the Finding Truth press release.

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U.S. Army Soldiers Blast "White Privilege" Presentation

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2015, 10:52 AM

From Dave Urbanski at The Blaze:

"True story: I went to a forced EEO class and the white female SSG said we white folks were a problem.

"I looked around the room and everyone of every race were rolling their eyes," Scott Hampton Truelove recalled.

"We of all races went fishing, eating out, having BBQs, went to the club, together. We all never had a problem with race.

"We as a group stood up and walked out. She was cutting into our beer drinking time."

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Ravi Zacharias Endorses "Finding Truth": "Immensely Practical and Insightful"

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2015, 11:15 AM

We asked author and speaker Ravi Zacharias if he would consider reading and endorsing (if he liked it) Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Here is his assessment:

Nancy Pearcey invites her readers to "test everything," as her journey of searching for answers (like my own) revealed that the deepest questions of the heart and mind do not go away and must be addressed.

Whether religious or irreligious, everyone has a worldview.

Finding Truth illustrates how competing systems of thought borrow from Christianity even while rejecting it and provides helpful tools to critically assess the coherency and livability of one’s worldview.

This is an immensely practical and insightful resource.

Here is the press release for Finding Truth.

For more on the concept of "test everything," please see the book's Foreword (by yours truly).

You can visit Nancy's website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Limbaugh: What About Freedom to Love If "I Love Jesus"?

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2015, 06:55 AM

Greg Richter reports at Newsmax:

One of the rallying cries of opponents of Indiana's religious freedom law is that people shouldn't be discriminated against because of "who they love." But radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh flipped that around on his show on Wednesday. . . .

Limbaugh said the phrase works both ways, because people who have strong religious convictions love their Lord.

"I can tell you right now, I could mention I love somebody and it wouldn't be accepted," he is quoted as telling his listeners.

"I would be called a bigot and any number of other bad names," Limbaugh continued. "All I would have to do is say, 'I love Jesus Christ.'"

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on San Francisco Metro Radio

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2015, 05:29 PM

Nancy will join host Craig Roberts on "Life!line" of KFAX AM 1100 at 8:10 pm eastern time, 7:10 pm central time, and 5:10 pm pacific time.

Here's the website. Listen live online here.

You can call the show at 1-888-367-5329.

For more information on Nancy's work, please see her website at NancyPearcey.com.

Her just published book is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

To see the Finding Truth press release, go here.


Bible's Teaching on Homosexuality: Clear, Final, and Sufficient

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2015, 10:46 AM

In response to the City Church of San Francisco's decision to submit to homosexualism rather than embrace the Creator's verifiable and liberating norms for human sexuality, Rob Schwarzwalder writes at CNSNews.com:

The corpus of Christian teaching on human sexuality is broad, deep, long, and consistent.

The church fathers were universal in their affirmation that homosexual behavior was sinful.

And in our time, Evangelical scholars have demonstrated with lucidity and cogency what the Bible teaches about sexual intimacy.

"God has spoken in His Word with clarity, finality, and sufficiency. Either we abandon what He says or we affirm and seek to live by it. And there is nothing loving about carving from the text of Scripture any of its teachings: Truth is unchanging and unchangeable, regardless of its cultural appeal or the aggravation it causes those who are offended by it," Schwarzwalder writes.

"Lying to people about Jesus, sin, and redemption is unjust and deceptive, and, ultimately, has eternally severe consequences," Schwarzwalder states.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on South Carolina Radio

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2015, 10:53 AM

Nancy will join radio host Kevin Boling on "Knowing the Truth" from 10:30-11:00 am, central time.

"Knowing the Truth" is a live radio call-in show that you can reach at 1-888-660-9535.

Here's the website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information, see Nancy's website at www.nancypearcey.com.

Here is the press release for Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.



Monday, March 30, 2015

U.S. Taxpayers Gave Planned Parenthood, Other Abortion Advocates Nearly $1.5 Billion Over 3 Years

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2015, 08:35 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at Lifesitenews.com:

U.S. federal and state taxpayers sent nearly $1.5 billion to Planned Parenthood and five other groups that promote abortion and population control between 2010 and 2012, according to a federal watchdog report.

The report, which was released to the public on Wednesday, [is] in response to a request by more than 70 members of Congress.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided an update to a 2010 report on funding provided to Advocates for Youth, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Population Council, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2015, 11:36 AM

She is speaking at a conference hosted by the John Newport Foundation and the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute -- students, pastors, and leaders are invited. Sessions begin at 3 pm central time.

For more information, please see the conference website.

For more information on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her new website.


Wendy Davis Supporter Hurls Molotov Cocktail at Pro-Lifers

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2015, 08:45 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

A new level of violence apparently has been reached by abortion advocates in Texas, which has been rocked by the issue recently, including a disruption in the state legislature when pro-abortion Democrat state Sen. Wendy Davis staged a 13-hour filibuster and later when her supporters were caught on a recording chanting "Hail Satan."

The latest case has resulted in the arrest of a Davis supporter, Melanie Toney, 52, on a charge she lobbed a lit glass bottle with explosive fuel out of her car at pro-life activists near an abortion clinic.

According to KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, the Molotov cocktail was thrown at a group of women praying in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic Monday. Charges against Toney now include aggravated assault after Austin police and bomb squad members responded.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

V for Vote Tyrant: Obama Fantasizes About Being Back in the USSR

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2015, 09:19 AM

Memo to Comrade Obama: "How can a free country mandate participation in elections?"



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nancy on Nevada Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2015, 02:44 PM

You can tune in today at 3:00 pm central time as Nancy joins host Bill Feltner on "Pilgrim Radio." The name of the program is "His People."

Topic: Nancy's new book, Finding Truth.

Here's the website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her new website.

Update: Just learned that today's interview was recorded to air at a later date. We'll update the broadcast schedule when that information becomes available.


Cornell Dean Says ISIS Welcome on Campus: Undercover Video

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2015, 10:13 AM

Carl Campanile writes at the NYPost:

This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault -- for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University.

A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS "freedom fighter" to conduct a "training camp" for students at the upstate Ithaca campus -- bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.

"Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-'Islamic State Iraq and Syria' group on campus, the undercover for conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas asks. Sure, Scaffido says in the recorded March 16 meeting," according to the Post.

"The undercover asked if he can invite 'a freedom fighter to come and do like a training camp for students.' Scaffido responds, 'You would be allowed to do something like that. It’s just like brining in a coach, to do a training, a sports trainer or something,' the Cornell official said," the Post reports.

Watch the Youtube video here.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nancy on Denver Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2015, 11:21 AM

Nancy appears on KRKS 94.7 FM Crosswalk radio in Denver with host Gino Geraci today at 5:00 pm CT (4:00 pm MT).

Here is the KRKS website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her website.



Monday, March 23, 2015

Starbucks Boiling Point: Let's Talk About Black Racism

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2015, 08:48 AM

Jesse Lee Peterson writes:

Starbucks’ "Race Together" campaign was intended to kick-start a national conversation about race relations, but, ironically, the effort has exposed a deep-seated racism in the black community.

And now that campaign, launched less than a week ago, has been poured down the drain.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

One Nation Under Allah: Fury After School Recites Pledge in Arabic

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2015, 10:21 AM

Todd Starnes, author of God Less America, writes: 

Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.

"One nation under Allah," the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday.

Reaction in the upstate New York high school was swift, and so was the backlash, The Times Herald-Record reports.

Furious students tried to shout down the recitation in their classrooms. Other students sat down in protest.

"School Superintendent Joan Carbone told the newspaper that the Arabic pledge 'divided the school in half,' noting that many complaints came from Jewish parents and those who had lost family members fighting the war on terror," Starnes writes.

The school has apologized. "We sincerely apologize for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited this morning in the high school in a language other than English," said the apology, according to Starnes. "In our school district the Pledge of Allegiance will only be recited in English as recommended by the Commissioner of Education."

Read the entire article by Todd Starnes here.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Malkin: Scott Walker Needs to Be Vetted

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2015, 09:31 AM

"Scott Walker has much bigger problems than the ill-considered hiring and firing of one D.C. operative,” columnist Michelle Malkin tells Breitbart News. Read the entire article here.

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Nancy on Nationally Syndicated Radio This Morning

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2015, 08:27 AM

Join Nancy on the Bill Martinez radio show this morning at 9:06 am central (10:06 am eastern).

According to the station website, the Martinez show is "now in over 260 markets."

To listen online, go here.

For additional information on Nancy's speaking and media schedule, please see her official website.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's a Girl! Therefore, Kill It

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2015, 11:56 AM

"One of the biggest threats, the biggest killers of girls today, attacks on women today, is sex-selective abortion," Lila Rose, pro-life activist and president of Live Action, said in a panel presentation at the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Thursday, March 12," Lauretta Brown reports at CNSNews.com.

"I'm not sure how many people are aware of this, but one of the challenges that we're facing in the United States and other countries across the world is what The Economist has called the war on baby girls," Rose said in remarks captured on video available at CNSNews. 

"There's over 100 million missing girls in the world today because of sex-selective abortion killing off children in the womb -- particularly little girls because they're not seen as valuable as men, as valuable as boys," Rose said.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Radio Alert: Nancy on "Stand to Reason" With Greg Koukl

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2015, 04:07 PM

Here's the website. To listen online, go here.

"Stand to Reason" radio airs at 4 p.m. pacific time, 6 p.m. central time.

For more information on Nancy's speaking and media schedule, please see this page on her official website (www.nancypearcey.com).


Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Hires Pro-Amnesty, Pro-Abort, Pro-Homosex "Marriage" Staffer

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2015, 08:14 AM

Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart.com:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting.

Mair’s support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states.

"Steve Deace, a nationally syndicated conservative radio host based in Iowa, said in an interview with Breitbart News that Mair 'is on the wrong side of three issues that are non-starters, non-negotiables for Iowa conservatives'," Boyle continues.

"Deace said the issues that Mair is bringing into the Walker campaign are her support for amnesty, her support of same-sex marriage, and her support of abortion," Boyle states.

“If you go to her website, she’s got her own little pro-killing apologetic she posts up there,” Deace said, according to Boyle.

"Those are bad enough," Boyle also quotes Deace as saying, "but where this delves beyond just issue disagreement into amateur hour is the fact that while Scott Walker is having a debutante ball at the Iowa Freedom Summit hosted by Steve King . . . she is on Twitter ripping the event and ripping Iowans, saying Iowans are 'embarrassing' that as soon as Iowa loses its first in the nation status the better we’ll all be."

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Clintons' Cover-Up Team

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2015, 10:25 AM

"Cheryl Mills, among others, has been greasing the wheels of the Clintons’ secrecy machine for decades," writes John Fund at National Review.



Friday, March 13, 2015

Media Alert: Nancy on St. Louis Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2015, 11:39 AM

Nancy will appear on KFUO radio in St. Louis today 2-3 p.m. central time. You can listen online here.

For more on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her website.

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More Than 40,000 Support Navy Chaplain Accused of Lacking "Tolerance and Respect"

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2015, 10:53 AM

Todd Starnes writes:

Thousands of Americans, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and famed evangelist Franklin Graham, have come to the defense of a chaplain who could be thrown out of the Navy because of his Christian faith.

Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder has been accused of failing to show "tolerance and respect" in private counseling sessions regarding issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality --  specifically homosexuality.

The person accusing Mr. Modder is his assistant, a "married" homosexual "officer at the base who was upset about the minister's views on same-sex relationships and homosexuality," Starnes writes.

It is becoming more and more clear that those who despise the Creator's norms for human liberty and healthy sexuality are not victims but are victimizers.

Their rampant discrimination is an offense to common decency, and their shrieks are calculated to distract from the weakness of their arguments, not to mention the indecency of their oppressive agenda.

But Americans are noticing. They see the hatred of freedom that inhabits the heart of homosexualism.

And let us ask: Is anyone really surprised that those who reject the source of human liberty so easily embrace the techniques of tyranny to dictate to others how they must live?

Bravo to those supporting Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder. He stands in the mainstream of American thought and practice (see the Declaration of Independence), even as he stands against hateful homosexualist extremists seeking to impose their private beliefs and flawed "morals."

Homosexualists and their fellow travelers are dangerous reactionaries. A free-thinking people revolts.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Surrender Syndrome: McConnell Rapidly Tipping His Hand

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2015, 09:16 AM

Daniel Horowitz writes at Conservative Review

For those of you perplexed by the flaccid leadership qualities of Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), there appears to be a method to their madness.

Apparently, they plan to capitulate so quickly on so many issues that Obama will become flummoxed and overwhelmed by processing so many capitulations at once.

Maybe that will slow down the pace of his effort to transform America.

Earlier this week, McConnell publicly surrendered on not one, but two significant issues: raising the debt ceiling and confirming Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.

Read more . . .

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Settled Science"? There's Nothing More Unscientific

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2015, 08:27 AM

Walter E. Williams writes:

The most disgusting aspect of the climate change debate is the statements by many that it’s settled science.

There is nothing more anti-scientific than the idea that any science is settled. Very often we find that the half-life of many scientific ideas is about 50 years.

For academics to not criticize their colleagues and politicians for suggesting that scientific ideas are not subject to challenge is the height of academic dishonesty.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nancy on 2 Radio Shows Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2015, 11:30 AM

Nancy will be a guest on two radio shows today.

First, she will appear on "Connecting Faith," with Neil Stavem at 12 noon central time. Here's the website. To listen live, go to website and click "Listen Live."

Second, she will talk with John Blok on Moody radio at 1:15 p.m. central time. This is a Florida station. Here's the website. Listen live online here.

Nancy's new book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes was published last week.

For more on Nancy's upcoming media and speaking opportunities, please see the event schedule at her official website.

Update: The 2nd interview is a taped interview. We will let you know when it is scheduled to air.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Radio Alert: Nancy Pearcey on Janet Parshall Show Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2015, 12:06 PM

Nancy will join Janet Parshall from 5-6 central time (6-7 eastern time). Parshall's show is part of the Moody radio network and is based in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Here is the radio program website.

To listen online, go here.

Nancy's new book Finding Truth was published last week.

For more on Nancy's upcoming media and speaking opportunities, please see the event schedule at her official website.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Report: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama's Executive Amnesty

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2015, 10:14 AM

Matthew Boyle reports at Breitbart:

A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . . . leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty -- including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote.

"Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place," according to Breitbart.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Metro Vancouver Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2015, 08:36 AM

Nancy is speaking in metro Vancouver today at a conference hosted by Apologetics Canada and Northview Community Church. Here's the conference website.

Copies of her new book Finding Truth will be available to purchase. For more info on the book, please see Nancy's official website at NancyPearcey.com.

Finding Truth is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your local bookstore.

For more on Nancy' upcoming media and speaking events, please see her schedule page at NancyPearcey.com.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Dictator: Will Obama Impose Tax Hikes by Imperial Decree?

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2015, 10:35 AM

"The White House press secretary has acknowledged that President Obama is indeed interested in using executive orders to raise taxes. The long national nightmare that is the Obama presidency gets worse," Investor's Business Daily states.

"America is a representative republic, not a banana republic. Ours is a system that's served better than any government in history," IBD observes.

"The steep price that generations of Americans have paid to establish and hold it is too high to let one president wreck it by continually stepping over his constitutional boundaries," IBD concludes.

Read the entire column.



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nancy on Janet Mefferd Radio Show Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2015, 12:02 PM

Nancy discusses her new book Finding Truth on the Janet Mefferd radio show 1-2 p.m. central time today. Call the show at 1-800-343-9282.

Here's the show website. Listen online here.


LGBTs Lose as Scores Protest Gender-Bender Rules

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2015, 09:30 AM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

Hundreds turned out to speak to a proposed ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., that would have allowed transgenders the legal right to use whichever bathroom they most identified with, regardless of their physical genders.

And after roughly five hours of debate, the proposal failed, 6-5, the Charlotte Observer reported.

"All over the world, there are restrooms for men and restrooms for women," GOP City Councilman Ed Driggs is quoted as saying. "It does not place an unreasonable burden on them and it does not stigmatize them."

"Kenny Smith, another Republican on the City Council, denied the measure was even about anti-discrimination," WND reports. "[This is an agenda to] impose the progressive left's new morality on our citizens,” the Charlotte Observer quotes Smith as saying.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Challies Reviews "Finding Truth": Nancy Pearcey's New Book "Delivers" on Its Promise

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2015, 11:28 AM

In his review, Tim Challies says Nancy's new book Finding Truth "delivers" on its promise, offers "compelling intellectual argument," and is a "worthy successor to Total Truth."

Finding Truth officially released yesterday. Read the entire review by Tim Challies here.

Here is the book's press release and Nancy's official website.


Rosie O'Donnell Files for "Divorce" From "Wife"

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2015, 09:24 AM

"Rosie O’Donnell filed for a [so-called] divorce against her second [so-called] wife Michelle Rounds in Manhattan Supreme Court Friday, just two weeks after quitting The View," Fox News reports.

O'Donnell's unfortunate experiment in phony marriage has ended in failure, twice. Could it be that "Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat" is so unwearable that even she can't stand it?

Homosex "marriage" is a counterfeit. It's as real and reliable as a three-dollar bill. And no amount of huffing and puffing can change this fact. No vote or court decision can alter this reality.

People who engage in real marriage of course get divorced. But at least they've got the structure right -- that is, at least structurally, they are dealing with reality.

Their pain of separation is real, and yet it is not metastisized by the pretense of counterfeit "marriage" and the fanatical mainstreaming of that social ill into the lifeblood of human sociey.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

American "Soldier of Christ" Is Taking on Islamic State

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2015, 09:56 AM

CBN News reports:

The man, identified only as Brett, is a 28-year-old U.S. Army Iraq war veteran. For the safety of his family, he's requested that his last name remain unknown.

Brett returned to Iraq six months ago to join a Christian militia fighting ISIS. He's involved in a battle near Mosul.

"I may not know them before, but they're my people -- the Assyrian Christians of this world -- they're indigenous to this part of the world," Brett said. "People are hell-bent on erasing them in the history."

"People ask me, 'Why you?' I come back, and I say, 'Why not? Why just me? Where's everyone else at?'" Brett told ABC News, according to CBN.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Islamic State Terrorist "Jihadi John" Unmasked as Middle-Class Brit

By Rick Pearcey • February 26, 2015, 11:14 AM

Yaron Steinbuch reports at the NYPost:

"Jihadi John" has been unmasked.

The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi -- who has been on the British terror watch list.

The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier due to operational reasons.

"The ruthless thug first appeared in a video in August as he apparently killed American journalist James Foley," according to the Post.

"It is believed he later was seen in videos as he beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British cabdriver Alan Henning and US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter," the Post reports.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Unmasking Atheism, Secularism -- Press Release for Nancy's New Book

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM

Read the press release below :

Don't Think, Just Believe?
FINDING TRUTH
5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism,
and Other God Substitutes

“Don’t Think, Just Believe”? That’s the mindset in many circles today -- whether the church, the classroom, or the media.

Nancy Pearcey, bestselling and critically acclaimed author, provides a reality check. In Finding Truth [published by David C. Cook], she offers five powerful principles that penetrate to the core of any worldview to uncover its deepest motivations and weigh its claims.

A former agnostic, Pearcey unmasks the presumed certainties of atheism, secularism, and other God substitutes. She demonstrates that a robust Christian worldview matches reality -- that it is not only true but attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative.

Pearcey’s bestselling Total Truth made the case for Christianity as a comprehensive worldview. Now Finding Truth shows that Christianity provides a unique strategy for testing truth claims, responding critically yet respectfully to competing worldviews.

What Do You Mean, Atheism Is a “God Substitute”?
Atheist websites like to claim, “Atheism is not a belief. Atheism is merely the lack of a belief in God or gods.” But no one can think without some starting point. Most atheists propose matter or nature as the ultimate reality, the cause and source of everything else. That is what functions as their God substitute.

Finding Truth demonstrates that every secular philosophy makes an idol out of some part of the created order, turning it into a false absolute. But false gods are too small to give dignity and value to human life. They lead inevitably to inhumanity and violence. History is replete with the broken lives and shattered communities that result from following counterfeit gods, whether Nazism, Communism, materialism, or postmodernism.

Insight into the dynamics of idolatry gives readers the skills to identify and critique the idols at the heart of the isms competing for allegiance in today’s pluralistic, multicultural world.

How Can I Be Sure? A Real-World Training Manual
Drawing on her own experience as an agnostic, Nancy Pearcey is a sure guide to answering the questions that trouble many young people today. Studies confirm that the age when people are most likely to reject Christianity is in the late high school and early college years. And the reason they give most frequently is that they could not get answers to their doubts and questions.

Finding Truth demonstrates that a Christian worldview gives answers that are both true and testable. The bedrock truths that everyone wants and needs -- from atheists like Richard Dawkins to hip hop artists like Lecrae -- are uniquely found in historic Christianity.

With her trademark clarity, Pearcey bring themes to life with personal stories and real-world examples. Finding Truth has a built-in study guide, making it an ideal training manual for schools, colleges, seminaries, homeschools, and church groups.

Note: To arrange an interview with Nancy Pearcey, please email pearcey@thepearceyreport.com or contact publisher David C. Cook at 719-536-0100 or 1-800-708-5550.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Breitbart: Gabby Giffords' Home State Abandoning Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2015, 09:15 AM

"A new poll shows that Gabby Giffords’ home state of Arizona is abandoning gun control, partly because fears of imported jihadism are growing," A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart.com.

"According to the Arizona Daily Star, the poll was conducted by the Behavior Research Center (BRC), which found that a large portion of the 48 percent of Arizonans who supported more gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook have now changed their position, with only 33 percent favoring more gun control," Breitbart reports.

"Forty-eight percent of Arizonans 'think the current level of gun control is just fine.' That figure represents a 10-percent increase from the poll taken after Sandy Hook," according to Breitbart.

"BRC found that support for gun control 'dropped among all political and age groups'," Breitbart reports.



Monday, February 23, 2015

New ISIS Video Shows Young Children Training as Soldiers

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2015, 11:01 AM

Greg Richter reports at Newsmax:

A new video released by the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday claims to show young children being trained as the next generation of fighters.

The Daily Mail reported than some of the boys in the video appear to be as young as 5 years old.

According to NBC News, the video was shot at Al Farouk training camp for "cubs," in Raqqa, Syria, where ISIS claims its capital.

"NBC reported that recruits under 15 are being trained to use AK-47s and are given dolls to teach them how to behead people," according to Newsmax.

"'They make them watch a beheading, and sometimes they force them to carry the heads in order to cast the fear away from their hearts,' an Iraqi security official told NBC," Newsmax reports.



Friday, February 20, 2015

Group: Jeb Bush "Unelectable" After Giving Medal to Hillary Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2015, 08:58 AM

Ken McIntyre writes at the Daily Signal:

A conservative group’s new online ad portrays Jeb Bush as "unelectable" to the presidency because the Republican presented a public service award to the Democratic favorite, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton received the award, the video emphasizes, on Sept. 10, 2013 -- one day short of the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead and stained her legacy as secretary of state.

"The group ForAmerica released the one-minute video this morning. ForAmerica is one of several Virginia-based educational nonprofits run by L. Brent Bozell III, perhaps best known for heading the Media Research Center," according to the Daily Signal.

"It’s bad enough that Hillary Clinton will likely use footage from this event against any Republican nominee," Bozell reportedly said to the Daily Signal. "But if Jeb Bush is her opponent, she will make him look ridiculous."

"The Daily Signal has sought comment from a Bush spokeswoman, but she has not responded," McIntyre reports.



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fire Chief Sacked for Christian Commitment Fights Back

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2015, 12:16 PM

Leo Homann reports at WND:

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city alleging he was wrongfully terminated simply because he holds unpopular religious views.

Cochran wrote a devotional book geared toward Christian men in which he mentioned homosexuality in an unfavorable light. Mayor Muhammad Kasim Reed fired Cochran in January, he says, because of Cochran’s “bad judgment,” alleging that Cochran did not come to him for permission to write the book.

Ironically, the mayor also said that Cochran’s book could have caused a lawsuit against the city, a clear reference to Atlanta’s politically powerful LGBT community, some of whom serve within Reed’s own administration.

"'Let’s stop trying to make this about religious freedom, when it’s about making sure we have an environment in government where everyone can come to work,' Reed told WSB-TV in Atlanta," according to WND.

"Cochran and his lawyers say that’s a false argument the city has concocted merely as cover for its own act of intolerance," WND reports.

"I was fired simply because of what I believe. I could not allow this unjust act toward me to go unchallenged, and I will not be passive and leave this fight for someone else," WND quotes Cochran as saying during a news conference Wednesday at the state capitol.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CNN Says "Religion" Had Bad Week After Slew of Islamic Killings

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2015, 10:18 AM

"CNN’s religion editor dubbed last week 'religion's week from hell'," John Sexton writes at Breitbart. "Religion in this case is just a weasel word being used in place of another word which would be accurate: Islam."

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Duck Dynasty" Phil Robertson to Receive Breitbart 1st Amendment Award at CPAC

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2015, 11:14 AM

Breitbart.com reports:

Conservative activist and reality TV star Phil Robertson will be the second recipient of the annual Citizens United "Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award" at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Breitbart News Network CEO Larry Solov and Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon along with Citizens United President David N. Bossie announced today.

"I want to thank Citizens United and Breitbart for this award. When one does not have the freedom to speak out loud and anywhere what one believes, freedom is dead," Breitbart quotes Robertson as saying.

"As both Andrew’s business partner and lifelong friend, I can definitively say that he would have been thrilled to give this award, that bares his name, to Phil Robertson for his unflinching conviction in the face of an adversarial media," Solov said, according to Breitbart.

"In fact, I’m fairly certain Andrew would have grown a beard for the award presentation," Solov is quoted as saying.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Episcopagans: Bad Bishop Heather Cook and the Dying Episcopal Church

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2015, 09:00 AM

Gilbert T. Sewall writes at American Spectator:

On December 27, 2014, at 2:30 in the afternoon in suburban Baltimore, the inebriated Episcopal Bishop Heather E. Cook's Suburu struck and killed a much loved 41-year-old married father of two, cyclist Thomas Palermo, shattering her front windshield. She drove away, a hit and run, returning about 30 minutes later.

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence, causing an accident due to texting while driving, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, she was later released on $2.5 million bail. Now a grand jury has issued an indictment including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Cook, 58, registered a shocking .22 breathalyzer reading shortly after the fatal collision, close to the .27 reading she registered in a 2010 arrest that Episcopalian leaders failed to reveal to the delegates who elected her last September to the high-ranking position.

Bishop Heather -- in today’s Episcopal Church many bishops prefer the first-name address -- and her enablers create a fascinating tableau of the sketchy contempo Episcopagans."

This is a paganism where so-called "Love is not working," Sewall observes.

"Since the 2003 ordination of celebrity narcissist Bishop V. Gene Robinson (of New Hampshire), the Church has been drying up, going from 2.3 to 1.9 million active members in the last decade, with 40 percent fewer baptisms than in 2003," Sewall writes.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

CNN's Cuomo: "Our Rights Do Not Come From God"

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2015, 12:32 PM

"Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man," said Chris Cuomo, co-host of CNN's New Day, to Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, according to Jeffrey Poor at Breitbart.

In addition, Cuomo stated, "Our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith. That’s my faith, but not our country. Our laws come from the collective agreement and compromise."

Moore replied, "It’s not a matter of faith, sir. It’s a matter of organic law, which states, 'We hold these truths to be held equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'

"And the only role of government is stated in the next sentence is to secure those rights for us. The government starts taking those rights away from us, then it’s not securing and it is defiling the whole purpose of government."



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

U.S. House Gets Second Bill Aiming to Enshrine Right to Life From Conception

By Rick Pearcey • February 11, 2015, 09:14 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The House of Representatives now has two bills before it aiming to protect all unborn children from the moment of conception.

On January 21, Rep. Jody Hice, R-GA, introduced the "Sanctity of Human Life Act," or H.R. 426, which would define human life as beginning at conception.

That bill, introduced by former Rep. Paul Broun, R-GA in past Congresses, has now been joined by H.R. 816, the "Life at Conception Act," which was first introduced in 2007.

"I have always believed the greatest duty of society is to protect the most defenseless among us," said Alex Mooney, R-WV, who introduced the bill.

"There are thousands of unborn babies who need us to fight tirelessly on the issue of human life. A human life is a precious thing and anything I can do to fight for the most vulnerable among us, I will," LifeSiteNews quotes Mooney as saying.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Decapitated Media: Brian Williams and NBC -- No Valor, No Pride, and No Shame

By Rick Pearcey • February 10, 2015, 12:18 PM

G. Murphy Dovovan writes at American Thinker:

Brian Williams has been the face of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and now he seems to be the face of shamelessness, too. Williams has regaled his gullible Media colleagues for a decade or more about a brush with death in Iraq that never happened. . . .

Note How Williams Was Exposed: "NBC and Williams were exposed by ordinary soldiers in a GI newspaper. . . . Williams was not outed by the White House. A President that consistently apologizes for terror culture is unlikely to criticize an ally like NBC. Williams was not outed by other media regulars like network crew members and colleagues at PBS, ABC, or CBS. Williams was not exposed by the brass at the Department of Defense either, the institution with the true record of aircraft movements and combat incidents.

"Williams was outed by the very grunts he pretends to support. In short, the most popular network anchor in America was exposed by his antithesis -- real soldiers telling the truth. . . ."

Note Who Defends Williams: "No surprise then that the first media standard bearer to come to the defense of Brian Williams was 'Gunga' Dan Rather. What’s to defend? A lie. . . .

"Rather and Williams at the top of their networks are a symptom of more fundamental media problems: the conflation of news and entertainment, sub rosa anti-military sentiment, and political pandering. Clearly, Williams and so many of his colleagues are more Kardashian than journalist, professional celebrities. . . ."

Journalism Decapitated: Journalism is literally losing its head. On a global scale, Islamists decapitate the very media cowards who apologize for Muslim behavior. At the same time, too many reporters at home are willing to commit professional perjury, frequently in the name of Islam. Withal, the message is clear. Neither side can trust journalists these days. . . ."

What to Do About Stolen Valor: If Ash Carter and Martin Dempsey at DOD want to do something serious about stolen valor, they might start by revoking the military press credentials of NBC and Brian Williams. Media jock sniffers don’t deserve a free ride on any military conveyance or protection in war zones at taxpayer expense. If sanctions can be imposed on Russia, Iran, and Cuba; surely, sanctions against a dishonest journalist and a network that defends frauds is not too much to ask. American warriors and veterans deserve to be covered by men like Ernie Pyle, not by liars and milksops like Dan Rather at CBS and Brian Williams at NBC."

Final Word from Christopher Hitchens: "I became a journalist because I didn’t want to rely on newspapers for information."

Related
Sharyl Attkisson: Journalism, Media Manipulation, and "Outright Propaganda"
Albert Camus on Politicians and the Purpose of Journalism



Monday, February 9, 2015

Bobby Jindal on Common Core: Trust Moms, Not Bureaucrats

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2015, 10:47 AM

"Louisiana governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is continuing to voice his growing outrage over the Common Core state education standards, which the federal government played an influential role in encouraging most states to adopt," Samuel Smith reports at Christian Post.

"Speaking at a Thursday luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. hosted by the American Principles Project, a conservative organization rallying opposition to Common Core, Jindal argued that the Common Core standards stand against American values and causes local communities to lose control over how they educate their own children," according to Christian Post.

"Local parents, local teachers, local leaders need to make these decisions," Jindal is quoted as saying. "The idea that through Common Core, that we would allow for the first time the federal government to be making curriculum decisions, in violation of the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution and violation of long-established federal law."

"In June, Jindal tried to pull Louisiana out of Common Core, but the state education board, education superintendent and state legislature opposed such a move," Christian Post reports.

"In our entire history as a country, we've never allowed the federal government to make these decisions for us. Now is not the time to start," the Post quotes Jindal as saying. "Trust these moms. I have more confidence in the moms in this room than I do in any collection of bureaucrats."



Friday, February 6, 2015

Freedom! Breakaway Diocese Wins Big in Battle Against Homosexualist Episcopal Church

By Rick Pearcey • February 6, 2015, 10:25 AM

Billy Hallowell reports at the Blaze:

Property battles that result from churches and dioceses splitting with denominations can become contentious, especially when there are millions of dollars on the line -- and as the battle over homosexuality continues to cause theological rifts, additional separations are likely.

In the latest property war, a court ruled Tuesday that the Episcopal Church no longer has rights to the breakaway Diocese of South Carolina’s property, nor can the Episcopal Church use or control the diocese’s associated names or symbols.

"We are grateful that Judge Goodstein’s decision protects South Carolina churches from being added to the long list of properties that [the Episcopal Church] seized then either abandoned or sold-off," Jim Lewis, Canon to the Ordinary, is quoted as saying. 

"The decision protects our freedom to embrace the faith Anglicans have practiced for hundreds of years -- and not the new theology being imposed on [the Episcopal Church's] dwindling membership," Lewis is also quoted as saying.

"According to Charisma News, theological differences were cited as the reason for the split, including disagreement over the traditional definition of marriage, as the Episcopal Church now supports same-sex relationships," Blaze reports.

"Diocese of South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence said that the split was a long time coming," according to the Blaze.

"We’ve been on a collision course with the Episcopal Church for 20 years for issues such as trustworthiness of the holy Scriptures, the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, issues of anthropology -- including what is a human being -- questions of marriage and who receives the sacraments. All of those things are of theological concern to us," the Blaze quotes Bishop Lawrence as saying.

"This in mind, the Diocese of South Carolina sued the Episcopal Church in January 2013 to obtain the rights to its property. And with the conclusion of the court battle this week, 36 churches that are a part of the Diocese of South Carolina were officially granted an exit from the church, granting the diocese the rights to $500 million in property," the Blaze reports.



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Christian Bakers Found Guilty: The State Is God, and Homosexuals Are Its Prophet

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2015, 11:19 AM

Leonardo Blair reports at Christian Post:

Christian owners of a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, who were forced to close their business in 2013 due to backlash over their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding based on religious objections, were found guilty of discrimination Monday.

Melissa and Aaron Klein "now have to pay the couple up to $150,000 in fines," according to Christian Post.

"We're facing in excess of $150,000 in damages for this, just for simply standing by my First Amendment rights," Christian Post quotes Aaron as saying. "My attorney likens this -- he calls it economic terrorism."

Comment: The Kleins are not guilty of discrimination. What they are guilty of is thinking for themselves and making choices consistent with the U.S. Constitution (freedom of religion) and the Declaration of Independence (the unalienable right to liberty).

The real discriminators here and the real haters here are the homosexualists manipulating American law to impose a deeply intolerant and profoundly un-American belief system.

The Kleins, as free human beings capable of self-determination, are under no legitimate obligation to recognize and submit to counterfeit marriage imposed by homosexuals, any more than they are obligated to recognize and submit to counterfeit money plied by organized crime.

Yes, the mob might harm the Kleins if they refuse to accept phony money. And yes, the state is harming them for refusing to accept phony "marriage."

In fact, the state government of Oregon has lost its way, and the people of Oregon would do well to rise up and throw off, peaceably, this fascist use of government power. Economic terror is unacceptable.

By the way, I do mean fascist, for fascism occurs when an authoritarian state plays at being deity and seeks to impose pretended absolutes and relativistic values upon the body politic.

Do not be bamboozled by media talk of "liberation" and "equality" or by carefully crafted sob stories offered up as justifications.

Underneath that camouflage are weapons of war and hate directed at unalienable rights and human dignity sourced in having been "created equal" and "endowed" by the Creator with "certain unalienable rights."

It is a hatred in which the state is god and homosexuals are its prophet.

But it is a hatred that cannot stand. You cannot reject the rules of freedom today and expect to remain free tomorrow. He who sleeps with fascism awakes in chains.



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Black History Month Is Dumb"

By Rick Pearcey • February 4, 2015, 12:37 PM

"Black History Month is dumb. And it provides no value for black Americans or anyone else," states Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.

"Focusing on color is a losing proposition," he writes. "The obsession with race leads to anger, blame and bitterness, which ultimately destroys people. The time and energy wasted on hatred leaves little time and energy for productive living; whereas building a life based on character and love will help one succeed in life."

Instead of obessing on skin color, Peterson recommends that blacks take up his "'Get Over Your Blackness' challenge."

"I urge you to question everything you see and do during Black History Month and ask yourself, 'Is this helping to develop my character or is it sucking me in to focus on my race and making me a resentful person?'"



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Allen West: Is Obama an "Islamist Sympathizer"? Congress Should Censure

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2015, 09:17 AM

Jeffrey Poor reports at Breitbart.com:

In an appearance on Steve Malzberg’s NewsMax TV show, former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) proposed that Congress act by censuring President Barack Obama for his perceived shortcomings in dealing with radical Islam.

"This is what happens because weakness is enticing for your enemy, and let us go back and remember even in 2009, when President Obama went to speak in Egypt at that university there in Cairo, he requested for the Muslim Brotherhood members to be front and center for his speech," West is quoted as saying. "There comes a time when we really have to honestly say, you know, whose side is President Obama on?”

West is also quoted as asking whether Obama is "an Islamist sympathizer" and as stating that "if there’s one thing that the House and Senate could do -- they need to bring up a resolution to censure the president for some of these actions."

Read the entire report on Allen West's remarks at Breitbart.com.

Go here to watch Youtube video of the former congressman's statements.



Monday, February 2, 2015

Powerful Pro-Life TV Ads . . . From Pampers

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2015, 10:47 AM

"While Madison Avenue is paying close attention to the effectiveness of ads debuting on the Super Bowl, it’s also marveling at the appeal of a series of new commercials from the name that has become synonymous with disposable diapers  -- Pampers," according to WND.

"One ad on YouTube that debuted in the last month -- 'A Newborn Journey of Firsts' -- has already racked up nearly 1 million views," WND reports. "And the commercials are enjoyed internationally -- like one called 'Mom’s First Birthday,' targeted at the Japanese market."

WND states that the "ads show the first sonogram, the baby’s first word, the first detection of a heartbeat and the first tears of joy."

"From the first scan to the first cuddle, every first is significant no matter how small they seem. For both baby and mom, it’s a journey full of firsts," WND quotes from one of the ads. "And there’s nothing more rewarding than experiencing each and every one together."

"One previous ad from Pampers called babies 'miracles' who 'deserve protection' and referred to a baby on an ultrasound screen as a 'he' instead of an 'it'," WND reports.

As of the publication of this post, a "Newborn Journey of Firsts" has garnered 1,303,541 views and can be seen here on YouTube.



Friday, January 30, 2015

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired Over Views of Homosexuality Files Discrimination Complaint

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2015, 11:38 AM

Kate Scanlon reports at the Daily Signal:

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint that he is a victim of religious discrimination after losing his job after his writing about his views on homosexuality attracted attention.

Cochran, who is also a deacon at Elizabeth Baptist Church, was terminated after controversial passages about homosexuality were discovered in his book, Who Told You You Are Naked?, self-published in 2013.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cochran was fired by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after his objection to Cochran’s description of homosexuality as "vile, vulgar and inappropriate at work."

The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Cochran by his attorney, Jonathan Crumly, who alleges that Cochran’s termination is in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

"Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of losing their jobs because of their beliefs and thoughts. We are continuing to evaluate all available legal options to vindicate Chief Cochran after his unjust termination," Crumly is quoted as telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"Crumly is affiliated with Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization that defends freedom of religion," Scanlon reports.

Comment: Both the U.S. Constitution (1st Amendment) and Declaration of Independence (liberty, the pursuit of happiness) recognize Kelvin Cochran's unalienable human right to speak freely and publicly regarding the vile, vulgar, and inappropriate phenomenon of homosexuality.

What the mayor and his politically correct true believers in secularism are demonstrating is their hatred of real diversity, their hatred of real liberty, and their hatred of the transhistorical norms of freedom as expressed in the founding documents of the American experiment. 

Moreover, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta (photo) is actually the one who is discriminating. He discriminates not only against Mr. Cochran, but also against the knowable Creator and against the Creator's verifiable norms for human freedom and dignity.

In the real world, as opposed to that of secular superstition, you cannot have your cake and eat it too. No mayor, governor, Congress, or president can reject the norms of freedom and yet maintain a free society.

In the real world, when you pull a flower up by its roots, "liberating" it from its soil, its source of life, that flower is effectively dead unless returned to its source of life. The bloom may last a while, and the ignorant may believe the bloom of life continues as before.

But the executioners know better. As do any who know the relationship between life and the source of life. 

Surely, the city of Atlanta can find a mayor who knows the difference between life and death, freedom and nonfreedom, the wrongful discrimination against the Creator and his blessings, and the rightful and compassionate critique of ethical breakdown.

Come on, Atlanta. Come on, Georgia. Up your game. Get in the fight for human freedom and dignity.

Down with authoritarianism masquerading as liberation. Up with liberty in community with God and neighbor. 

Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran is behaving as a man freed by truth to express that truth, and live that truth, across the whole of life, including public life.

This is his birthright under God. He takes it with him wherever he goes. Into the firehouse, it is his birthright. Into the house of government, it is his birthright. And in every public space, it is his birthright.

For he is a man. He is not a slave. He is a human being, he is not a slave. Wake up, Mr. Mayor. Wake up, Atlanta. Wake up.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ted Cruz Pushes Plan to Criminalize Political Targeting by IRS

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2015, 11:22 AM

"Sen. Ted Cruz wants to protect taxpayers from political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service," according to Ben Smith at the Daily Signal.

"The Texas Republican introduced legislation" last Tuesday, Smith reports, "making it crime to engage in such behavior as questions still linger about the full extent of the IRS scandal."



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ISIS: We Will Cut Off Obama's Head, Turn U.S. Into Caliphate

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2015, 11:11 AM

Drew MacKenzie reports at Newsmax:

In a sickening new video from the Islamic State (ISIS), the terror group has vowed to cut off President Barack Obama's head and turn the United States into a Muslim caliphate.

A black-clad extremist, with his face covered, is shown railing against America before beheading a captured Kurdish soldier kneeling in front of him.

Moments before carrying out the execution, the ISIS fighter warned, "Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province."

"The video was revealed on The Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project (Memri TV), which translated it from Arabic and posted the footage on its website," MacKenzie reports.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's the Greater Threat: ISIS Beheadings or Climate Change?

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2015, 08:30 AM

Anugrah Kumar reports at Christian Post:

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took on President Obama's plans to fight climate change, saying that beheadings by the terror group ISIS is a "greater threat to an American than a sunburn."

"When he [President Obama] said the greatest threat this nation faces . . . I waited . . . and then he said . . . 'It's climate change,'" Huckabee, the potential 2016 presidential candidate, said at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

"Not to diminish anything about the climate at all," Huckabee is quoted as saying, "but Mr. President, I believe that most of us would think that a beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn. I wish he understood that we have a real enemy . . . Islamic jihadism."



Monday, January 26, 2015

Pelosi Asked Twice If Unborn Baby at 20 Weeks Is "Human": Refuses to Respond

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2015, 08:22 AM

John Jalsevac writes at LifeSiteNews.com:

Is an unborn baby at 20 weeks human? It’s a straightforward question, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi couldn’t bring herself to respond to it when asked twice during a press briefing [January 23].

Both times Pelosi dodged the question, saying that politicians shouldn’t be involved in "reproductive health" choices. (Watch video of her answer here.) 

The second time the question was answered, Pelosi argued in her response that as "a Catholic and a mom of five" she has "great standing" on the issue. More, she said, than most of her colleagues, and even the pope.

"The question, and follow-up, were asked by a reporter with CNSNews in reference to the ongoing debate about a bill in Congress that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape, incest, and a threat to the life of the mother. The bill bases the ban upon the science showing that babies at that age can feel the pain of being aborted," according to Jalsevac.

"One recent poll found that 84% of Americans support the bill," Jalsevac writes.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

When Abortion Icon Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2015, 04:10 PM

Paul Kengor writes at American Spectator:

Sanger did not unwittingly speak to a group with a link (direct or indirect) to the KKK through a member. No, Margaret knowingly went directly to the Real McCoy -- straight to the dragon’s mouth. In May 1926, a hopeful spring day, this progressive icon, this liberal hero, this founding mother of one of liberalism’s most sacred organizations, Planned Parenthood, an organization that liberals demand we fund with tax dollars, went directly to a KKK meeting and spoke at length to the faithful.

There’s no excuse for not knowing that Sanger did this, other than the routine self-censorship and self-imposed ignorance that liberals excel at imposing on themselves. Sanger openly wrote about in her 1938 autobiography published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses.

"Sanger relayed little of what she shared with the klanswomen at their rally, though apparently she was extremely successful and satisfied with herself: 'I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York'," Kengor writes.

"The Planned Parenthood founder’s KKK talk was apparently a smash hit. Not only did it go very late, after a very long wait, but no less than 'a dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered'," Kengor observes.

Go here to read the entire article "Reflections on Roe: When Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK."



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Carly Fiorina: Science Is Why Pro-Life Winning the Abortion Debate

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2015, 10:58 AM

Pete Balinski reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Science is winning the abortion debate and making clear that the Democrats' position on the issue is "extreme, hypocritical, and inconsistent," said business leader Carly Fiorina, rumoured to be considering a 2016 presidential campaign, during the keynote address [at] a Heritage Foundation life-and-family forum in Washington, DC.

"Science is helping those of us who believe in the sanctity of life to make our case every day. Science is why more and more young people are becoming pro-life," she said at the event, which was co-hosted by the National Review Institute. 

"The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company pointed out how the DNA of a zygote continues to be the same DNA of the person throughout the entire spectrum of his or her life. She also noted how in utero surgery continues to shed light on the humanity of the pre-born," according to LifeSiteNews.

"Fiorina told LifeSiteNews after the event that if she were to ever lead a presidential campaign, she would not shun the issue of abortion," Balinski reports.

"'This is an issue that we should not be afraid of,' she said," according to LifeSiteNews, "adding that abortion at 'any time for any reason' is an 'incredibly extreme position' that is rejected by many Americans."