Tag Archives: Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer: A Sad Day for the Episcopal Church

The old saying that the Episcopal Church is “Catholicism without the Pope” might be obsolete. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has chosen to subvert the church at its core by penalizing the Bishop of Albany for refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese.

Last year the Episcopal General Convention passed a resolution that allows congregations to have same-sex marriages despite the objections of their bishop. I attend and serve in the Episcopal Church myself—and this goes to the very heart of Episcopal government. This church is built around the authority of bishops in their diocese.  It’s in the name: Rule by the episkopos. Bishops are to rule in their diocese and not rule in other diocese. For the sake of theological progressivism, Bishop Curry and the church leadership have undermined both biblical orthodoxy and the defining feature of the church’s authority.

It’s a sad moment for the Church.

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Jerry Bowyer: China Is Both Wrong and Foolish in Persecuting the Church

Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in China has been in detention for over a month now—along with his wife and dozens of church members.

Christianity has been growing rapidly in China, which apparently frightens President Xi Jinping. His fear is misplaced. Chinese Christians are good citizens and productive workers. Instead of fearing the growth of the church, Xi should fear the consequences of his own crackdown.

We’re engaged in a research project which shows the correlation between persecution and regime change. It’s abundantly clear: Regimes which persecute the Church are much more likely to be removed.

Since 2000, the 50 worst persecutors have seen a sky high 38 percent rate of forced regime change.

Just by numbers alone: If the Chinese government is concerned about losing power, the last thing they should be doing is persecuting the Church.

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Jerry Bowyer: The American Economy and Election 2018


You know that recent massive market sell-off?—The one that dropped over 1,000 points from the Dow in just 2 days? I was a reminder that –when it comes to the economy—we’re not out of the woods yet. And if Democrats win the mid-terms, we could get more shocks like we saw in early October.

The polarized politics of our day, the mob tactics, and the attacks on the President and his party have dominated the news.

I fear we’ve lost sight of the economic reasons to vote in November.

The tax cut passed last year and boosted every sector of the economy. Republicans want to pass another one which could extend those gains for years. Democrats want to repeal the last one.

Republicans want to unleash business; Democrats want to tighten the leash.

The election is on us: If you’re interested in a strong economy and a strong stock market, you need to vote for growth policies in November.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Banner Session for the First Amendment


SCOTUS 2018 is shaping up as the “free speech” session of the court.

Masterpiece Cake ruling upheld the free speech rights of a cake decorator who did not want to decorate a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage.

The court sent a case back to a lower court involving a florist who did not want to create a floral display doing the same thing. Then there was the NIFLA decision—regarding the pro-life crisis pregnancy centers—where the court overturned a California law which compelled them to essentially advertise for abortion.

In Justice Kennedy’s opinion, the law forced them to “convey a message contrary to their deepest convictions.”

Each one of these cases was litigated by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has emerged as the most important First Amendment group in the nation.

It’s a banner session for the First Amendment.

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Jerry Bowyer: Poland on the Verge of a Big Mistake


I’m a huge admirer of Poland. I love the way they have embraced their national identity, including their Christian heritage.

As an investor in Poland, I have admired their embrace of human productivity which helped to make Poland the best performing market in the world last year.

But this wonderful nation may be on the verge of a big mistake. It has passed a law which would illegalize speech about the small role which Polish collaborators played in the holocaust. Israeli leaders have reached out and officials from both nations are meeting in Jerusalem to discuss it, while Poland reconsiders this law.

Pope John Paul II, perhaps Poland’s greatest gift to the world, probably did more than any Pope in history to heal the relationship between Catholicism and Judaism. His compatriots should follow his great example.

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Jerry Bowyer: Fruits of the Protests After Shooting in Florida

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida, well organized activists have embarked on a strategy of attacks against the NRA. Some have attempted to brand the NRA as a terrorist organization, and companies have been bullied into dropping businesses ties with it. It hasn’t worked. In fact, analysis by Bowyer research published recently on Townhall Finance shows that on-line inquiries about membership in the NRA reached the highest levels ever recorded.

In other words, large numbers of Americans saw these attacks and instead of running away from the NRA, started researching how they can sign up! And those companies which ended business relations with NRA have suffered sharp declines in public favorability.

Apparently Americans like the whole Bill of Rights despite political attacks on parts of it.

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