“I continue to believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court’s overreach into decisions that should be made by states and the people living and voting in them is disappointing. Moving forward, we must ensure families and religious institutions across America are not punished for exercising their right to their own personal beliefs regarding the traditional definition of marriage.”
“[The decision] will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.”
Three to four years ago the United States helped to arm the al-Qaeda off shoot which became the Islamic State (ISIL) with the idea that it was more “moderate” than Jabhat al-Nusra, which is part of al-Qaeda. Then the United States armed Sunni fighters such as the Hazzm Movement, associated with the Free Syrian Army, to fight al-Nusra and the Islamic State. But the Hazzm Brigade joined with al-Nusra in January, 2015. Obama then ordered bombing al-Nusra along with the Hazzm Brigade which we had armed and trained. Then this month we bombed the ISIL during a battle to help al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups including the Hazzm Brigade.
The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency’s targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is launching its Faith It Forward initiative Tuesday in an effort to highlight the power of religion in America. The bipartisan group is inviting people to tell stories of how faith has changed their lives, and the good work religious people are doing all over the world.
“Terrorism is very real and is poised to wreak havoc on our home front. Our leaders lack boldness and vision or even a strategy to combat the most insidious evil embodied in ISIS. It is imperative that the United States take a strong stand against radical Islam, as it fundamentally threatens our ability to live as a free society. The Obama administration’s strategy of merely watching events unfold across the globe is undermining national security interests at home and abroad.
“The federal government should not be in the business of looting the wallets of those who followed the law and came here legally to fund the President’s illegal and unconstitutional amnesty. This bill will cut off DHS’s credit card and put Congress back in charge of funding the agencies responsible for immigration.”
“Christianity in the Middle East is shattered. ISIL’s genocidal campaign of religious cleansing has placed horrific pressure on the region’s ancient Christian communities and other faith minorities. Christians have a claim as much as anyone to live in their ancestral homelands. The United States can come to their aid by providing humanitarian assistance, special refugee status for victims, and empowering them to defend themselves.
The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship will award its annual Distinguished Christian Statesman Award to Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Last week, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prohibit abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is the lead sponsor. The bill has 45 co-sponsors.