Letter Written by Carolyn Dunn Berry to the Editor of Richmond Times-Dispatch
All my life, which is nearly three-fourths of a century, I have heard and believed that this great country of ours was founded on religious freedom as a Christian nation – not freedom from religion, but freedom OF religion. Our founding fathers held meetings in churches and drafted many of our documents in churches. So, the article on the front page of today’s Times-Dispatch entitled “Henrico Board Ceases Prayer” was most disappointing. It seems our officials cannot take a stand for right.
Dean Welty, Director of the Valley Family Forum, brings David Barton on his a weekly television program entitled "Valley Faith in Action". David Barton of Wallbuilders is his guest and he expounds on America's Godly Heritage.
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lend to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness.” George Washington, 1796
Christianity is the source of America's liberty and independence. Our Founders understood this and reminded us to give thanks to God every year when we celebrate American Independence.
John Adams wrote that the day of Independence:
"will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America.—I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations ... as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty, ... from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
Prayer has always been used in this country for guidance, protection and strength-even before we were a nation or a handful of colonies. The Pilgrims at Plymouth relied on prayer during their first and darkest winter. Our founding fathers also called for prayer during the Constitutional Congress. In their eyes, our recently created nation and freedoms were a direct gift from God. And being a gift from God, there was only one way to insure protection-through prayer.
Originally published in the August 1999 issue of AFA Journal.
In 1973 the Supreme Court said it was OK to kill unborn babies. Since then, we have killed more than the entire population of Canada. And it continues. A woman's choice? Half of those who have died in their mothers' wombs have been women. They didn't have a choice. It is called abortion.
Dean Welty of the Family Valley Forum speaks with Diana DeBoe member of the Viriginia Christian Alliance Advisory Board and Craig Hudgins who also serves on the Virginia Christian Alliance Board of Directors.
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Dean Welty of the Family Valley Forum speaks with Terry Beatley of No Excuse Ministry and member of the Viriginia Christian Advisory Board and Steve Waters who also serves on the Virginia Christian Advisory Board.
We know that “Prayer Changes Things”. The great heroes of the Bible and many of our first settlers and Founding Fathers were prayer warriors. But then what? Are we tempted to sit back and expect God to fix our problems or send someone else because we’re too busy – or maybe just plain afraid to get involved.
Is Christianity in decline in America? When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion. Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining. This has especially been true among young people. As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches. In addition, what "Christianity" means to American Christians today is often far different from what "Christianity" meant to their parents and their grandparents. Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer.
Rightful human liberty is a function of man’s equal human rights.
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” Thomas Jefferson
Human liberty, having been endowed to all of us equally by our Creator, is a part of our human nature; our sacred right to liberty is therefore unalienable and only limited by the equal rights of others. Equal human rights and equality before law was the argument of the American Revolution expressed by Thomas Jefferson in our Declaration of Independence.
What is Truth? Is an old question that’s been asked many times, going back to the Garden of Eden when the serpent made Eve doubt what God had said about the forbidden tree. Pontius Pilate doubted Jesus claim that he was born to bear witness to the Truth. And we have our own doubts about truths regarding “morality” and “good and evil”.
Are there absolute truths that are always the same, like gravity, or are do they change with situations and over time?· Also, is Truth something we decide for ourselves, or does Someone else make that decision for us?· What is The Truth Project – and why does it matter anyway?
This time of year Christians celebrate the birth of our savior at Christ Mass. It’s no secret that Christmas is under massive assault. This year the U.S. military apologized for promoting a Christian-based charity and relief program providing holiday gifts to poor children. As if that wasn’t enough, military hospitals banned bibles, Christian symbols, and prayer. At the same time Muslims are encouraged to wear headdress and Muslim symbols on their uniform.
Rep. Walsh Takes a Stand for Holiday Greetings
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) sent a bipartisan letter with 61 of his colleagues to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi along with Chairman Lungren and Ranking Member Brady of the Committee on House Administration asking them to revise the House Franking Commission's rules that prohibit the use of holiday messages on official mail pieces and email newsletters. Congressman Walsh led this effort with Congressman Mike Ross (AR-4). The letter does not advocate for allowing Members to send holiday cards, it simply asks for the ability to end a letter with a holiday greeting.
Has radical feminism permeated institutions of higher education to the point of unconditional acceptance? In some college courses the controversial social and political agendas of feminism are being unashamedly pushed, while opposing viewpoints are censored.