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Albert Mohler: The Acknowledgment Of Evil In The Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

Billy Graham

President Trump made a very important point in his response to the recent shooting in Las Vegas when he called it an “act of pure evil.”

The judgment of evil here, real evil, should be beyond dispute.

Evil is a fact, too. The secular worldview cannot use the word with coherence or sense. The acknowledgement of evil requires the affirmation of a moral judgment and a moral reality above human judgment. If we are just accidental beings in an accidental universe, nothing can really be evil. Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority: God.

It is both telling and reassuring that secular people, faced with moral horror as we see now in Las Vegas, can still speak of evil as a moral fact—even if they continue to deny moral facts in the classrooms and courtrooms. No one can deny that the horror in Las Vegas came about by an act that was evil, pure evil, and evil as a fact.

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Albert Mohler: Senator Sanders vs. Religious Liberty

Billy Graham

Bernie Sanders recently announced that he will oppose President Trump’s nominee for assistant budget director, Russell Vought, because Vought penned a blog in which he said that Muslims “stand condemned” because they have rejected Jesus Christ.

Vought’s post was a defense of his alma mater, Wheaton College, a Christian institution, and what he articulated was nothing other than historic orthodox biblical Christianity.

Senator Sanders made his position quite clear: “I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.”

Here you have a sitting United States senator rejecting a presidentially appointed candidate simply on the basis of the fact that he had the temerity to write an article defending historic Christian doctrine.

Senator Sanders would no doubt say that he’s a staunch defender of the separation of church and state, and yet what he did here was nothing less than an absolute violation of religious liberty.

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Michael Medved: Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

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The horrific Manchester terror attack raises uncomfortable questions about the imperfect integration of Britain’s Muslim minority.

A series of such brutal incidents in the United Kingdom involved native-born British subjects, not recent refugees. And despite some fears of Islam’s surging influence, the most recent numbers show that self-identified Muslims still comprise only 5 percent of the UK population. The far more worrisome numbers involve the declining percentage who say they are Christian—down from 72 percent to just 59 percent today.

Those who hope that America and the United Kingdom will maintain their distinctive cultural identities are right to worry about Christianity’s declining numbers. But we should remember that those losses reflect disenchantment and disaffiliation far more than the growth of Islam or any other rival faith.

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Dan Proft: Deadly Leftist Xenophobia

NEA, Students assult Allison Stranger

There is a Christian genocide occurring in Iraq and Syria. But the Left is preventing America from providing asylum for the religiously persecuted. ISIS targets both the Shia and Sunni Muslims who refuse to join its terrorist ranks. But the Left is preventing America from providing a safe haven to peaceful pluralist Muslims and giving preferential status to those Christian populations fleeing genocide.

As Flannery O’Connor observed, the Left governs by tenderness which is to say without restraint.

This was on display with the Left’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest—where no distinction was made between the more than 100,000 criminal illegal aliens released by ICE in 2013 alone — including 193 convicted murders and 426 convicted sex offenders — and children brought here illegally by their parents.

No distinction was made between people who are in America legally and people who are not.

Leftist xenophobia, the irrational fear of distinguishing between people who come in peace and predators, is killing both people and the promise of America the world over.

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Hugh Hewitt Interviews Archbishop Charles Chaput About “Strangers In A Strange Land”

Hugh Hewitt Interviews Archbishop Charles Chaput

The Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss his newly published book, “Strangers In A Strange Land” which counsels Christians about how to live in a post-Christian era. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.

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