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Religious persecution is ever-present in the lives of believers, and it's famously underreported because it has nothing to do with race or gender. Are you one of the few God has chosen to suffer valiantly for your faith?
Religious persecution is ever-present in the lives of believers, and it's famously underreported because it has nothing to do with race or gender. Are you one of the few God has chosen to suffer valiantly for your faith?
 
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land – back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land – back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
 
The White House was lit up with the colors of a fanatical cult this week, officially signaling the Biden Administration's establishment of a new state-sponsored religion.
The White House was lit up with the colors of a fanatical cult this week, officially signaling the Biden Administration's establishment of a new state-sponsored religion.
 
A federal court blocked a Biden administration mandate Friday that would violate several Catholic organizations’ religious rights and moral convictions to perform or pay for transgender surgeries.
A federal court blocked a Biden administration mandate Friday that would violate several Catholic organizations’ religious rights and moral convictions to perform or pay for transgender surgeries.
 
Inside the Illinois State Capitol sits a display of several religious exhibits for the holiday season, which includes a Jewish menorah, the Christian nativity scene, and the “Serpent of Genesis” from the Satanic Temple, as reported by local radio media.
Inside the Illinois State Capitol sits a display of several religious exhibits for the holiday season, which includes a Jewish menorah, the Christian nativity scene, and the “Serpent of Genesis” from the Satanic Temple, as reported by local radio media.
 
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced they have reached a compromise on a bipartisan amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced they have reached a compromise on a bipartisan amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act
 
A split in the United Methodist Church, North Carolina’s second largest religious denomination, has seemed increasingly likely the last few years, and now at least 260 churches in the state’s 779-church eastern conference, known as the N.C. Conference, have voted to disaffiliate or plan to next year
A split in the United Methodist Church, North Carolina’s second largest religious denomination, has seemed increasingly likely the last few years, and now at least 260 churches in the state’s 779-church eastern conference, known as the N.C. Conference, have voted to disaffiliate or plan to next year
 
Across the nation, thousands of religious fanatics have once again gathered to worship teams of unusually large men trying to move a piece of leather.
Across the nation, thousands of religious fanatics have once again gathered to worship teams of unusually large men trying to move a piece of leather.
 
Alito, writing dissent: "It is our duty to stand up for the Constitution even when doing so is controversial."
 
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed Wednesday that lawmakers would hold a vote to codify same-sex marriage in the coming weeks ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed Wednesday that lawmakers would hold a vote to codify same-sex marriage in the coming weeks ahead of the midterm elections in November.
 
According to the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy’s annual Religious Liberty in the States index, North Carolina is ranked 30th of 50.
According to the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy’s annual Religious Liberty in the States index, North Carolina is ranked 30th of 50.
 
The Supreme Court has given families and school choice advocates another reason to smile. In a 6-3 decision on Tuesday, the Court ruled in Carson v Makin that Maine violated the U.S. Constitution
The Supreme Court has given families and school choice advocates another reason to smile. In a 6-3 decision on Tuesday, the Court ruled in Carson v Makin that Maine violated the U.S. Constitution
 
American conservatives celebrated the news of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a former Washington high school football coach praying on the field after games.
American conservatives celebrated the news of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a former Washington high school football coach praying on the field after games.
 
BOSTON, MA—According to sources, a local man with over 337 hours logged in Elden Ring has leveled serious criticism against organized religion, calling it the "opiate of the masses."
BOSTON, MA—According to sources, a local man with over 337 hours logged in Elden Ring has leveled serious criticism against organized religion, calling it the "opiate of the masses."
 
A Los Angeles Times columnist mocked politicians who have suggested a return to religious faith is a possible solution for gun violence.
A Los Angeles Times columnist mocked politicians who have suggested a return to religious faith is a possible solution for gun violence.
 
Faith and the freedom to worship sustains society during unstable times
Faith and the freedom to worship sustains society during unstable times
 
The state of scientific rigor is in disarray.
 
Lyman Stone attempts to answer that question in a new paper published by the American Enterprize Institute.
Lyman Stone attempts to answer that question in a new paper published by the American Enterprize Institute.
 
Guns, assembly, even religion are now on the chopping block.
 
As faithful people, we must make sure that what we pursue on this Earth does not consume and destroy us
As faithful people, we must make sure that what we pursue on this Earth does not consume and destroy us
 
Seeking the things of the world can be too dangerous a compromise for the faithful, the author explains
Seeking the things of the world can be too dangerous a compromise for the faithful, the author explains
 
Community leaders, school choice advocates, and religious leaders gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday, April 15, in support of a bill to help charter schools cover the cost of getting students to their classrooms.
Community leaders, school choice advocates, and religious leaders gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday, April 15, in support of a bill to help charter schools cover the cost of getting students to their classrooms.
 
Will core Democrats shut down the government over their absolute, slavish devotion to a principle tenet,Open Borders, of their Liberal /Socialist religion?
Will core Democrats shut down the government over their absolute, slavish devotion to a principle tenet,Open Borders, of their Liberal /Socialist religion?
 
There is a new hit TV show on network television. Many of you have probably seen a few episodes.
There is a new hit TV show on network television. Many of you have probably seen a few episodes.
 
As the nation collectively reels and mourns the heinous, wicked tragedy of at least twenty-seven lives lost because of an evil act of hate in a Texas church, we find ourselves once again factionalizing and staring down those on the other side of the gun debate
As the nation collectively reels and mourns the heinous, wicked tragedy of at least twenty-seven lives lost because of an evil act of hate in a Texas church, we find ourselves once again factionalizing and staring down those on the other side of the gun debate
 
How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or any other country in the world. It's a critical question
How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or any other country in the world. It's a critical question
 
William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister
William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister
 
No matter what happens in the election, people of faith may have to seek out a new home in the political world, podcast host Mark Shiver writes over at NC Capitol Connection.
No matter what happens in the election, people of faith may have to seek out a new home in the political world, podcast host Mark Shiver writes over at NC Capitol Connection.
 
On the Thursday "What Matters in North Carolina" program, host Mark Shiver spoke with Brian Balfour, executive vice-president of the Civitas Institute, to discuss the proposed Wake County sales tax increase on the Nov. 8 ballots, which will go to fund a mass transit plan
On the Thursday "What Matters in North Carolina" program, host Mark Shiver spoke with Brian Balfour, executive vice-president of the Civitas Institute, to discuss the proposed Wake County sales tax increase on the Nov. 8 ballots, which will go to fund a mass transit plan
 
Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is voicing disappointment in the opinion released late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces concerning the court-martial of Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling
Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is voicing disappointment in the opinion released late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces concerning the court-martial of Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling
 
After the shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016, there will no doubt be a rush to solutions which range from more gun control to more tolerance for LGBT rights, including political twist to take advantage in the present election process.
After the shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016, there will no doubt be a rush to solutions which range from more gun control to more tolerance for LGBT rights, including political twist to take advantage in the present election process.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered some interesting surprises in the consolidated group of cases known as Zubik v. Burwell
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered some interesting surprises in the consolidated group of cases known as Zubik v. Burwell
 
The ENC Tea Party wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
The ENC Tea Party wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
 
Gene Scarborough originally made the following comment on BCN. It is presented here as a stand alone post as it may provide a historical basis for thought and reflection.
Gene Scarborough originally made the following comment on BCN. It is presented here as a stand alone post as it may provide a historical basis for thought and reflection.
 
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War has generated quite a bit of scholarship about a key event in the nation’s history.
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War has generated quite a bit of scholarship about a key event in the nation’s history.
 
Two Muslim terrorists have been killed after storming a Freedom of Speech event in Garland, Texas. The event, held at Curtis Culwell Center, was basically a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Two Muslim terrorists have been killed after storming a Freedom of Speech event in Garland, Texas. The event, held at Curtis Culwell Center, was basically a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
 
On March 26, several members of the North Carolina House of Representatives filed House Bill 348 - The NC Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, with primary sponsors Rep. Jacqueline Michelle Shaffer and Rep. Dan Bishop, is one of several pieces of legislation nationwide that have...
On March 26, several members of the North Carolina House of Representatives filed House Bill 348 - The NC Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, with primary sponsors Rep. Jacqueline Michelle Shaffer and Rep. Dan Bishop, is one of several pieces of legislation nationwide that have...
 
America's vacationing, golfing, gala functionary, really cool (to the weak of mind) commander-in-chief continues, through world crisis, as America's first amateur president in modern times.
America's vacationing, golfing, gala functionary, really cool (to the weak of mind) commander-in-chief continues, through world crisis, as America's first amateur president in modern times.
 
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, challenged East Carolina University students to celebrate their diversity – whatever that may be – and to be accepting of others.
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, challenged East Carolina University students to celebrate their diversity – whatever that may be – and to be accepting of others.
 
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