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  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • Debunked Christian Historian David Barton To Run For U.S. Senate? (their headline....)

    10/31/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 94 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | October 30 2013 | Michael Allen
    Two Tea Party groups recently declared war on Republicans who voted to end the government shutdown. The Tea Party Nation and the Tea Party Leadership Fund want to run Tea Party-approved candidates against sitting Republicans as punishment for being "traitors." One Tea Party favorite, debunked Christian historian David Barton, is rumored to possibly run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), notes Warren Throckmorton at Patheos.org. A "Draft David Barton for US Senate" Facebook page has been set up and currently boasts 1,445 members. One pro-Barton advocate claims on his blog that "last week a meeting occurred between Tea Party leaders and...
  • What The Founders Believed About Homosexuality

    03/28/2013 11:10:30 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    I have made no bones about the fact that the ultimate authority on the issue of homosexuality is the Bible and it is crystal clear in condemning it. If others want to cite polls and commentaries and “experts” to attempt to bolster their claim in favor of homosexuality they are welcome to do so. However, what I find a bit disingenuous are those that will talk about rights within the context of the Constitution, which was written by men, not God as though the men who wrote it and backed it would have sided with practicing homosexuals today on the...
  • America’s first mega-church was in Congress

    10/09/2012 12:47:10 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies
    Standard-Examiner ^ | 10/09/2012 | Chris Crowder
    America’s first mega-church, defined as a congregation of 2,000 attendees or more, held services in the capitol building inside the House of Representatives. It remained there until 1868 as the congregation raised money for building a new sanctuary they could call their own. According to the diary of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, church services were also held in the Treasury building and the Supreme Court Building. He describes the Reverend James Laurie, pastor of a Presbyterian Church, that had settled into the Treasury Building, preaching to an overflow audience in the Supreme Court Chamber,...
  • U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton - 'Recapturing Christian History of the United States'

    08/12/2012 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 3 replies
    An interesting video by David Barton of Wallbuilders regarding our Christian heritage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E&feature=player_embedded
  • Kirk Cameron: "I've Become Concerned About the World Our Kids Are Growing Up In"

    03/27/2012 6:35:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | John Hanlon
    Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron thinks that America is off track. He’s concerned about our country’s future and he believes that we have to look to history to find “the secret sauce” that made our nation so great in the first place. With that in mind, his new documentary Monumental focuses on Cameron’s attempt to retrace our Pilgrim’s journey in order to better understand how our nation came into being. I recently had a chance to talk to Cameron about his new movie and the reasons he made it. Cameron’s reason for making the film is evident even in the...
  • Australia Strikes Christ's Birth as History Marker

    09/07/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 32 replies
    www.CBN.com ^ | September 6, 2011 | CBNNews.com
    Australian history books will no longer use Jesus' birth as a reference point for dates, to the outrage of some religious and political leaders. Under new government curriculum, the terms BC, translated "Before Christ," and AD, translated "The Year of Our Lord," will be replaced with neutral, non-religious language. The land down under will now use the politically correct BCE and CE, meaning "Before Common Era" and "Common Era" respectively. The terms are popular in academic and scientific publications. Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen has condemned the move, calling it an "intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human...
  • Vanity - were did these people come from?

    05/01/2011 2:00:59 PM PDT · by DManA · 36 replies
    Vanity | May 1, 2011 | Self
    I was just channel surfing and came across a show where a bunch of 25-35 somethings were talking about the royal wedding. They were particularly laughing at the part where everyone sang Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah - maybe one of the most recognizable hymn tunes I can think of. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/u/guideme.htm To them it was some mysterious "obscure" ritual song. And they projected this attitude on the audience saying nobody knows the words, look at Elton John trying to sing this thing. I watched the same scene and thought how nice all these diverse people were enjoying something they...
  • Shhhh: Judeo-Christian Culture Is Actually...Superior

    04/06/2011 3:29:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Stuart Schwartz
    Shhh. I am about to say is something so radical that it will jangle every politically correct nerve in your body. And yet...it is true. The founding and traditional culture of the United States, its Judeo-Christian heritage and boots-on-the-ground decency is superior to all other cultures this world has produced. And it certainly beats the radical worldview (part Marxist, part Islamic, and all thug) that our political and media elites -- led by the president of the United States -- are imposing upon us. Scream if you must -- but then think. Think about what former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman...
  • Huge Crowd Expected At Third Annual Nativity Scene Ceremony In Illinois State Capitol

    10/10/2010 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 4 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | October 9, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Join Us In Celebrating America's Christian Heritage Dear Friends in Christ and Believers in our inalienable rights given to us by our Creator: This is an invitation to all to the opening day ceremony for the historic Third Annual Springfield (Illinois) Nativity Scene on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 from 12 Noon until 1 P.M. in the Illinois state Capitol Rotunda building. If you plan to attend, please come early, as we are expecting an even larger crowd than last year who wish to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and take part in exercising our Constitutional right to hold the...
  • U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton

    08/14/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    you tube ^ | March 11, 2009 | David Barton
    Pastors go on a tour of the United States Capitol with history expert David Barton
  • The Heritage of Western Civilization

    07/31/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Education Research Center ^ | April , 2010 | CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
    In 2002 a group of tourists from the United States visited the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing to hear a talk by a Chinese academic who prefers to remain anonymous. Speaking in the plural for unnamed fellow thinkers, he described their search for what accounted for the pre-eminence, the success of the West all over the world. Their studies ranged widely. Originally they thought the main reason was more powerful guns; then it was Western political systems, before considering the claims of the Western economic system. Finally, and I quote "in the past twenty years, we have realized...
  • Franklin Graham: Islam Is Not Faith of America (He still won't back down)

    05/06/2010 7:47:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1,202+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2010 | Michelle A. Vu
    Ahead of the National Day of Prayer, Franklin Graham expressed dismay at how Islam is receiving preferential treatment by the Obama administration. The evangelist, who was recently disinvited from a Pentagon prayer event over past comments he made about Islam, pointed to the violence against Muslim women. “It’s just horrific,” Graham said to Newsmax.TV this week. “If you just take women alone … I just don’t understand why the president would be giving Islam a pass.” Graham wants the president to speak up for women and minorities living in Muslim countries instead of one-sidedly praising Islam. As a result of...
  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus! [VA Gov. McDonnell lifts ban on chaplains praying in Jesus' name]

    04/30/2010 7:30:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 375+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/30/10 | KEN BLACKWELL
    Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is catching flak from the ACLU because it does not like the fact that he has lifted the ban on police chaplains praying in Jesus’ name. Virginia’s former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine had issued the ruling in 2008, and the ACLU gang charges that McDonnell is giving in to conservatives and Christians in revoking the Jesus ban. Well, maybe another former Virginia governor influenced McDonnell—Thomas Jefferson. The author of Virginia’s famed Statute for Religious Freedom, Jefferson never tried to suppress Virginians’ or Americans’ free exercise of religion. In fact, as president in 1802, Jefferson invited...
  • White House drops Christian dating for Jewish proclamation

    05/03/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 740+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/3/10 | Ben Smith
    The White House, in the midst of an intense charm offensive aimed at the Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has dropped an archaic phrase that has, in the past, rankled Jewish groups. The use of the proclamation boilerplate "in the year of our Lord" for a celebration of Jewish Heritage Month had struck a slightly off-key note for Jewish groups in Obama's last proclamation, as in those of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
  • Sarah Palin's 'Christian Nation' Remarks Spark Debate

    04/20/2010 5:32:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 113 replies · 2,037+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 4/20/10 | Ted Davis
    Is America a Christian nation? Sarah Palin said on Friday that it's "mind-boggling" to suggest otherwise. But two groups dedicated to the separation of church and state are now speaking out against her, arguing that she is misreading the founders' intent. "It's incredibly hypocritical that Sarah Palin, who disapproves of government involvement in just about anything, now suddenly wants the government to help people be religious," Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, told ABC News. "It is wildly inconsistent with her views on limited government to get the government involved in matters...
  • The Biblical Roots of America Civilization

    03/29/2010 10:18:40 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 2 March 2010 | Robert Maynard
    Americans have historically taken a great deal of pride in their tradition of the protection of individual rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. What is less well known is that the constitutional protection of individual rights represents the legal codification of principles that developed over a period of 180 years. That was the period of time between the first Pilgrim settlers and the establishment of the U.S. Constitution. During that time the "Puritans" set up Churches, schools, a university system, charitable institutions and pretty much created an American Civilization defined by a distinct worldview regarding human nature and the relationship...
  • How Christian Were the Founders?

    02/12/2010 10:01:44 AM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies · 844+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 12, 2010 | Russell Short
    How Christian Were the Founders? By RUSSELL SHORTO February 11, 2010 LAST MONTH, A WEEK before the Senate seat of the liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy fell into Republican hands, his legacy suffered another blow that was perhaps just as damaging, if less noticed. It happened during what has become an annual spectacle in the culture wars. Over two days, more than a hundred people — Christians, Jews, housewives, naval officers, professors; people outfitted in everything from business suits to military fatigues to turbans to baseball caps — streamed through the halls of the William B. Travis Building in Austin,...
  • Wallbuilders.com: 2010 Congress Pastors' Briefing Overview

    01/18/2010 1:31:58 PM PST · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 3 replies · 290+ views
    WallBuillders.com ^ | January 18, 2010 | David Barton (wallbuilders.com)
    For the past 6 years, WallBuilders has brought ministers from across the nation to Washington, D. C., for exclusive briefing sessions with some of the top Christian Senators and Representatives now serving in Congress. The Members brief pastors on a variety of issues related to Biblical values and share their hearts regarding their personal faith and its application in public office. Additionally, the Members impart practical information for pastors to carry home and implement in their communities and congregations. In conjunction with the Briefings, participants enjoy a private, evening Spiritual Heritage Tour of the United States Capitol with David...
  • NO MUSLIMS FOUNDED AMERICA

    12/07/2009 10:00:52 AM PST · by dvan · 48 replies · 1,990+ views
    email | November 14, 2009 | Lee S. Gliddon, Jr
    NO MUSLIMS FOUNDED AMERICA BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA THINKS THEY WERE THERE! by Lee S. Gliddon, Jr. Nov 14th, 2009 Dear Mr. Obama, OBAMA said, in his Cairo speech: “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America ’s story. Dear Mr. Obama: Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians. Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, …those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians. Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution? Declaration of Independence ? Bill...
  • Missing national motto restored in Washington

    10/03/2009 6:24:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 2 replies · 508+ views
    WND ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    'In God We Trust' conspicuously absent at launch of Capitol Visitor Center,Yesterday, individuals across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation's religious heritage saw a major victory," announced U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., in a website statement this week. Last year, WND reported Forbes responded to concerns the Christian heritage of the United States had been scrubbed from the 580,000-square-foot facility. He worked with other members of Congress until the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to include references to the nation's
  • Evolution Embedded in American Thought (polls show our Judeo-Christian heritage is eroding)

    08/28/2009 8:53:44 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 551 replies · 4,877+ views
    ICR ^ | August 28, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Polling data has revealed a trend indicating that “America is not a Christian nation.”[1] Although a large majority of Americans outwardly claim to be Christian, their inward beliefs are actually non-Christian. Why is this so? Classic Christianity is based on certain fundamental doctrines that are clearly taught in the Bible, such as the universality of sin, the universality of access to the Savior, and the exclusivity of that Savior.[2] But apparently, many of those who call themselves Christians deny that Jesus Christ is the only Savior. Newsweek reported, “According to a 2008 Pew Forum survey, 65 percent of us believe...
  • Air Force Denies Request for Flyover at Christian Festival....

    An Idaho community had secured an Air Force flyover for its local festival every year for more than 40 years, organizers say, but this year, the Air Force turned the request down over the festival's religious focus. The God and Country Family Festival in Nampa, Idaho, applied to the Pentagon for the flyover but was denied in an e-mail, board member Patti Syme told KTBV. Syme said the e-mail from a defense official informed her the Pentagon prohibited support of special interest groups. "I called him immediately and just said, you know hey we've been doing this for 42 years,...
  • David Barton on the Huckabee Show: Saturday at 8pm EDT,Sunday at 2am EDT, 8pm EDT and 11pm EDT

    08/01/2009 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 5 replies · 1,051+ views
    Watch David Barton on the Huckabee show this weekend! WallBuilders' founder, David Barton, will be featured on the Huckabee show on Fox News TV (cable) on Saturday night and Sunday. David will be discussing the Christian influence behind many of the significant events during our founding and will be showing a number of original documents from the WallBuilders' library (including the first English-language Bible printed in America -- a Bible printed by Congress in 1782). The program will air Saturday at 8pm EDT, as well as Sunday at 2am EDT, 8pm EDT and 11pm EDT.WallBuilders continues to reacquaint Americans...
  • Atheists in the Capitol's Foxhole

    07/21/2009 4:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2009 | Chuck Norris
    I'm a fighter for the freedoms of speech and religion. They are our constitutional rights -- what the First Amendment is all about. But those freedoms don't give atheists the entitlement to eliminate or revise America's religious heritage in the new $621 million taxpayer-provided Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. This month, the House and Senate passed identical resolutions approving the engravings of the national motto ("In God We Trust") and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent places in the Capitol Visitor Center -- a 580,000-square-foot facility under the Capitol -- where 15,500 guests visit each day. Spearheading the measures were...
  • John Calvin, Founding Father

    07/07/2009 7:16:20 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies · 902+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 07, 2009 | Doug Phillips
    On July 10, six days after our own Independence Day, the world will celebrate the birthday of John Calvin, the man most responsible for our American system of liberty based on Republican principles of representative government. It was Founding Father and the second President of the United States, John Adams, who described Calvin as "a vast genius," a man of "singular eloquence, vast erudition, and polished taste, [who] embraced the cause of Reformation," adding: "Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it much respect." Calvin, a humble scholar and convert to Reformation Christianity from Noyon, France, is...
  • The TRUE Foundation of the United States

    07/05/2009 6:30:39 AM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 8 replies · 770+ views
    Wallbuilders ^ | 7/5/09 | David Barton
    David Barton is the founder of Wallbuilders. He is a brilliant scholar on the true founding of the United States and how ingrained Christianity was in our founders. This is the best video I have EVER seen. He is so detailed and yet succinct, on how we were really founded and who's responsible. The level of black participation in our liberty is astounding and yet, you hear none of it. I speculate that the Al Sharpton's/Jesse Jackson's of this country do not want anyone to hear these truths because it could insite pride in the country from our black population....
  • America's debt to John Calvin

    06/21/2009 6:34:36 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 49 replies · 1,125+ views
    WORLD Magazine ^ | July 04, 2009 | John Piper
    In this year of John Calvin's 500th birthday, I don't know of a better place to read about his impact on America than Abraham Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism given at Princeton Seminary in October 1898. Kuyper was a pastor, a journalist, the founder of the Free University of Amsterdam, and prime minister of the Netherlands. John Calvin and Martin Luther were the twin pillars of the Protestant Reformation. Why do fewer people speak of Luther's culture-shaping impact on America, but for centuries Calvin has been seen in this light? Kuyper argues, Luther's starting-point was the . . . principle of...
  • A Judeo Christian Nation

    05/08/2009 7:24:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 39 replies · 995+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 5/7/09 | Tina Grazier
    President Barack Obama said in Turkey : "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." Do you know the Preamble for your state? Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution. Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land......
  • America’s Not a Christian Nation—and I’m a Fat Black Lesbian Who Hates Hunting

    04/12/2009 6:30:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies · 1,161+ views
    www.townhall.com ^ | 4/12/2009 | Doug Giles
    Last week Obama told the planet on his Dixie Chick America Sucks Euro-Tour that ol’ bigheaded America is not and has never been a Christian nation. I believe he said that right after he bowed and curtsied to the Saudi King and told the French that the US has been stuck-up meanies to their jealous and ungrateful Euro-socialist cousins. Damn you, Yankee doodle dandies. America’s not a Christian nation? Well, it’s not a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim (yet) or Tai Chi nation. I know Barack is auguring for the USA to become an Obamanation, but heretofore from what I’ve read regarding...
  • America’s Not a Christian Nation—and I’m a Fat Black Lesbian Who Hates Hunting

    04/11/2009 10:38:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 1,330+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/11/09 | Doug GIles
    Last week Obama told the planet on his Dixie Chick America Sucks Euro-Tour that ol’ bigheaded America is not and has never been a Christian nation. I believe he said that right after he bowed and curtsied to the Saudi King and told the French that the US has been stuck-up meanies to their jealous and ungrateful Euro-socialist cousins. Damn you, Yankee doodle dandies. America’s not a Christian nation? Well, it’s not a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim (yet) or Tai Chi nation. I know Barack is auguring for the USA to become an Obamanation, but heretofore from what I’ve read regarding...
  • David Limbaugh: A Christian Nation?

    04/10/2009 10:26:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,566+ views
    townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2009 | David Limbaugh
    President Barack Obama said in Turkey: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." Well, I don't know what "we" consider "ourselves," but I do think we ought to examine that statement and why Obama felt compelled to make it a part of his world apology tour. Can you imagine the Saudi king coming to America and bragging that his nation is not Muslim? I assure you that he's not ashamed of the Islamic character...
  • Is Obama Afraid of the J-Word?

    04/07/2009 4:28:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,144+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2009 | Chuck Norris
    According to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 11 percent of Americans still believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim. Seven percent of Democrats believe it. And nearly 20 percent of evangelicals do. What I find fascinating is that the same study shows only 55 percent of Democrats know or believe Obama is a Christian, even after Obama spent nearly two years on the presidential campaign trail spouting his views and beliefs on everything under the sun. Moreover, about 1 in 3 people don't have any idea what his religious convictions...
  • Resurgent Georgian Church sees influence soar

    03/09/2009 9:05:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 504+ views
    AFP ^ | March 8, 2009 | Michael Mainville
    When the head of Georgia's Orthodox Church offered to become godfather to every third child born to a family last year, the response was nothing short of miraculous. Birth rates among Georgian families soared by nearly 20 percent and within a year the patriarch, Ilia II, had presided over enough mass baptisms to become godfather to more than 2,000 children. Nearly two decades after Georgia split from the staunchly atheist Soviet Union, such is the influence of the country's Orthodox Church, which has undergone a remarkable resurgence to become one of the most trusted and powerful institutions in Georgia. From...
  • Obama's Nonbeliever Nod Unsettles Some

    01/23/2009 4:15:10 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 26 replies · 302+ views
    AOL News ^ | Jan. 22, 09 | Melinda Henneberger
    Jan. 23) - Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. And some of the stiff criticism about Obama’s religious inclusiveness is coming from African-American Christians who maintain that no, all faiths were actually not created equal. "For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness," the new president said. "We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth," he also said. Nothing too controversial, proclaiming that America's strength lies in its diversity. But between those two statements, the new president...
  • God References Added to Capitol Visitor Center (

    12/13/2008 4:53:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 500+ views
    ChristianPost.Com ^ | Wed, Dec. 10 2008 | By Katherine T. Phan
    Congressional committees have agreed to include references to "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance to the newly opened Capitol Visitor Center thanks in part to efforts from the Congressional Prayer Caucus and Virginian Senator J. Randy Forbes...
  • Senator criticizes new capitol visitor center for ignoring religious roots

    12/04/2008 8:01:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 823+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Washington DC, Dec 4, 2008
    Later on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R – S.C.) criticized the CVC design in a press release, charging “it fails to appropriately honor our religious heritage that has been critical to America’s success.”
  • The Founding Fathers WERE Religious Men

    12/03/2008 1:28:26 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 14 replies · 628+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 12 03 08 | Notoriouslyconservative.com
    The founding fathers (signers of the Declaration of Independence) were reliogious, God fearing men. of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were current or former full-time preachers, and many more were the sons of clergymen. They established this country on moral principles. In fact, the Declaration of Independence recognizes God as the source of the rights enumerated by the document. Below is a list of the founding fathers, and thier religions: (See Website) [Photo]The signers of our constitution were also very religious men: (See Website) What happened? Why has our country gotten off the path set by the founding...
  • Atheists Sue President Over National Prayer Day

    10/04/2008 2:27:00 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 111 replies · 1,345+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. — The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.
  • New Capitol Visitor Center Distorts American History, Scrubs Religious References

    09/29/2008 2:15:07 PM PDT · by connell · 5 replies · 710+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Gina Diorio
    How the New Capitol Visitor Center Distorts American History by Gina L. DiorioWhile the media trains its cameras on the bailout proceedings on Capitol Hill, another fierce battle is being waged just a few feet away. A battle over our nation’s past, it has profound ramifications for our future. Yet, thanks to the mainstream media’s overwhelming lack of interest in telling the story – or perhaps overwhelming interest that the story not be told – most Americans will never hear it. The clash is over the glaring historical omissions of the soon-to-be-opened Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). The largest undertaking in...
  • Christian heritage a no-show in new $600M visitors center

    09/29/2008 2:25:25 AM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 746+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 28, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    American taxpayers have spent more than $600 million on a new visitors' center at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and it will have acres of marble floors and walls, photographs of Earth Day, information about an AIDS rally and details about the nation's industrial sector. What it will not include is America's Christian heritage, raising objections from members of Congress and drawing an inquiry from Chuck Norris about whether he can help fix it. The new 580,000-square-foot center, mostly built underneath the grounds just east of the U.S. Capitol to protect the scenic views of the historic building, is about...
  • Tory warning on multiculturalism

    09/28/2008 7:58:48 PM PDT · by Arkancide · 5 replies · 475+ views
    BBC ^ | Sep 28, 2008
    Tory warning on multiculturalism British multiculturalism has left a "terrible" legacy which has allowed extremists to flourish, shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve has warned. A type of "cultural despair" has led "long-term inhabitants" and newer arrivals to feel alienated and unsure of UK values, he told the Guardian. Mr Grieve, speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference, argued this had led to support for extremism. He also warned against downplaying Britain's Christian heritage. Mr Grieve told the Guardian: "We've actually done something terrible to ourselves in Britain.
  • Are We Fighting a Holy War?

    09/19/2008 9:01:50 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 28 replies · 553+ views
    Commentary ^ | Sept. 19, '08 | Newt Gingrich
    (VIDEO) Newt Gingrich, Ph.d., a brilliant student and teacher of history, puts Sarah Palins's answer to ABC's Charley Gibson's condescending and smug "gotcha" question in historical context. The liberal MSM should see Gingrich's video and learn something about America and the role faith plays among great wartime leaders.
  • Keeping Religion in the Closet (Left's Attacks on Sarah Palin)

    09/13/2008 12:54:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 292+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/13/08 | Ken Connor
    "You are the light of the world.... let your good deeds shine before men, that they may see your deeds and praise your father in heaven." Matthew 5:14,16 (NIV) Sarah Palin's pick as John McCain's running mate has provoked predictable paroxysms from the Left about her religion. Crack investigative reporters have leveled a slew of accusations that Governor Palin's faith is a dangerous influence on her politics. The Chicago Tribune breathlessly reports that she has "labeled the U.S. mission in Iraq a 'task that is from God,'" and that she (gasp!) "argued that public school students should engage in a...
  • Judge rules ban on teacher’s classroom ‘God Bless America’ banners violates free speech

    09/10/2008 1:49:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 157+ views
    CNA ^ | September 10, 2008
    Brad Johnson with his patriotic banners San Diego, Sep 10, 2008 / 07:51 am (CNA).- A federal judge ruled on Friday that a San Diego high school teacher has a free speech right to display patriotic banners in his classroom with messages such as “God Bless America,” “In God We Trust,” and “One Nation Under God.” School officials had ordered the banners removed on the grounds they promoted a “Judeo-Christian” viewpoint.Brad Johnson, a high school math teacher, had displayed such red, white and blue banners in his Poway Unified School District high school for twenty-five years before they were...
  • America's Founding Values

    08/24/2008 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Jon Rowe · 41 replies · 303+ views
    It's often said that America was founded on "Judeo-Christian" values.
  • Founders' Quotes - Virtue and Government

    07/28/2008 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 37 replies · 127+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 07/28/2008 | Various
    "Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand....The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." John Adams 1776 - letter to Zabdiel Adams "Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness." Samuel Adams 1778 - letter...
  • Always Faithful ( Great read! )

    07/26/2008 6:31:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 233+ views
    townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2008 | Tony Perkins
    Religious faith has long been valued as an essential contributor to our national greatness. Thomas Jefferson, in his second inaugural address, declared: “I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life, who has covered our infancy with His Providence and our riper years with His wisdom and power.” Jefferson believed that God had led “our fathers” and blessed the nation’s birth and growth. President George Washington, in his...
  • The Federalist Papers: The Key to Restoring Our Constitutional Republic

    07/05/2008 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Interposition · 49 replies · 427+ views
    Sutherland Institute ^ | Unknown | John Eidsmoe, Professor of Constitutional Law
    The Federalist Papers: The Key to Restoring Our Constitutional Republic By John Eidsmoe, Professor of Constitutional Law Summary: In the long standing debate on how the Constitution should be interpreted, Dr. Eidsmoe makes a strong case for following the original intent of the founders as the only way to avoid bizarre and disastrous results. "It's the only anchor that prevents judges from roaming at large in the trackless fields of their own imaginations," he states. To those who argue against following "original intent" because it cannot be known, Dr. Eidsmoe suggests that a sufficient exposition of the ideas of...