Tag Archives: Religion

Michael Medved: The Left’s Fanatical Substitute for Faith

In late April, hundreds of Orthodox Jews gathered for the funeral of a beloved Chassidic rabbi, but New York’s mayor deemed their rites “absolutely unacceptable” and threatened mass arrests if it happened again.

A month later, tens of thousands of angry, often violent protestors, rallied for Black Lives Matter but the same mayor encouraged them, boasting of his own daughter’s participation. Simultaneously, 1,300 medical and public health professionals who had previously advocated strict social distancing, signed a statement in support of mass demonstrations and, idiotically, called them “vital to the national public health.”

This ludicrous, illogical switch demonstrates that so-called “social justice activism” has become a substitute religion for secular progressives—with its own saints, martyrs and intolerant, unassailable creed. In this replacement faith, the holiest sacrament is public protest—not because it achieves anything practical but because it amounts to a form of self-destructive, fanatical, secular worship.

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Getting America Back on Track


Townhall Review – April 25, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the deception China funneled to much of the planet via the World Health Organization.

Sebastian Gorka and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani talk about America’s resilience during crisis.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien about the Chinese government’s lack of transparency and how that affects combating COVID-19 and other viruses that originated in China.

Kevin McCullough and Gordon Chang talk about the dangers of China and their impact on the world around them.

Hugh Hewitt talks with U.S. Attorney General William Barr about the challenges facing and actions taken by President Trump in combating the Coronavirus.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Vladimir Zelenko about his methods of treating patients infected with COVID-19.

Hugh Hewitt and David Cortman, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, talk about defending the rights of churches as restrictions are being placed on gatherings to combat COVID-19.

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Owen Strachan: Polyamory Is Wrong

Many people expect religious types to lead the way ethically.

In recent days, one religious publisher went the opposite way. Christianity Today ran a piece entitled “Polyamory: Pastors’ Next Sexual Frontier.” Polyamory—from the Latin “several loves”—refers, please note, to three or more adults in consenting sexual relationships.

Alongside general common sense, the piece by Preston Sprinkle and Branson Parler identified positive elements of polyamorous instincts. The desire for family, rejection of individualism and focus on community in polyamorous desires are “good things” that draw people to polyamory.

One thing is for sure: this isn’t your grandfather’s religion.

It’s a strange day when an evangelical publisher puts out material identifying polyamory in positive terms.

We need a clearer word: polyamory is wrong. There is nothing good in it.

Let’s return to the day when religious types led the way ethically.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Real Point in Diversity

The point of “diversity” in the marketplace should be for people with different points of view contribute different things to the business.

But ideologues today typically use diversity as little more than a code-word for identity politics. They don’t care about genuine diversity—diversity that would include different points of view, different worldviews. In truth: They really just want progressives from various identity groups.

According to a new study by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, this thinking is now dominant in the corporate world. Among Fortune 100 companies, “protected categories” such as race and gender were emphasized by corporations over religion by a factor of 34 to 1.

Corporations love to talk about “diversity” and “inclusivity”—but their concern is really only skin deep.

It’s time to go deeper and add religious and viewpoint diversity to America’s largest companies.

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The Relationship Between Religion and Politics: Seth Leibsohn and Pete Peterson

Seth Leibsohn and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, discuss the role of religion in politics and the role of politics in religion. For more information on the conference that took place on February 6, including a link to watch the entire conference, visit Pepperdine.

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A Christmas Story Special

Townhall Review — December 21, 2019

In this special edition of the Townhall Review, Michael Medved tells the story of Christmas, from the humble beginnings of Jesus Christ’s birth to Saint Nicholas to Santa Clause. Medved shares how Christmas was both frowned upon and celebrated in colonial America and how General George Washington used the holiday to his advantage in the Revolutionary War. Dennis Prager rounds out the show by expressing his gratitude for religion and particularly Christianity in America, even though he is a Jew.

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Albert Mohler: Dramatic Changes in the American Religious Landscape

The Pew Research Center is out with a sobering new report revealing dramatic changes in the American religious landscape.

The survey from 2018 and 2019 found 65 percent of American adults described themselves as Christians when asked about their religious affiliation. That figure, however, is down 12 percentage points just over the last decade. The share of the population identified as religiously unaffiliated, the nones—n-o-n-e-s—are now at 26 percent. That’s up 17 percent just over the last 10 years.

That’s a tremendous change in just one decade.

Even more alarming is the generational breakdown of the pattern.

The growth of the religiously unaffiliated, “is most pronounced among young adults.” That fact, above all, should have our attention.

We’re witnessing the rapid and accelerating secularization of America.

And the data would indicate no sign that these trends will be slowed, much less reversed.

For the Christian world, the mission field is getting ever closer to home.

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