When Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was invited back in October to be the guest speaker at a February 25 prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base, he had no idea he would be expected to suspend his opinions on such issues as homosexuals serving in America’s military. After all, as a noted pro-family spokesman he can certainly be expected to promote values that are conducive to strong families and a stable society. His reputation in that capacity is, no doubt, what garnered him an invitation to speak at the prayer luncheon (and thousands of similar events over the course of his career) in the first place.
A recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life seems to validate concerns among Christian leaders that younger generations of Americans are losing the spiritual moorings that have helped keep their nation strong from its founding.
The Nebraska Legislature is considering legislation that would ban abortions performed at least 20 weeks into the pregnancy of a mother. The proposal, Legislative Bill 1103, sponsored by Mike Flood, Speaker of Nebraska’s nonpartisan unicameral legislature, would prohibit such late-term abortions on the grounds of fetal pain.
Tuesday, February 23, marked the 18th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. At the award show, major television and movie stars, as well as big-time studio executives from all over the country, cat-walked down the red carpet and into the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills to celebrate Christian and family-friendly movies, despite the fact that the show was untelevised and wholly unnoticed by the mainstream media.
God may not have a place in the modern American classroom, but the Devil is a different story. That is, at least in one North Carolina high school.