Our Nation Under God

Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Introduction:   While, in this day and age, it is difficult to see the United States as a nation under God, it was once commonplace for politicians to consult their Bibles, for children to pray openly in schools, for the Bible to be taught in public schools, and for the court system to reference the Bible for guidance.[1] These times have passed. The 1960s brought rampant change to American society, and years since have struck even heavier blows to our nation’s Christian heritage. Something integral to our nation has been lost, and it must be found again if America is to endure as its founders envisioned. This discourse will primarily focus on the United State’s Christian roots by examining the beliefs and practices of its founding fathers, namely George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others. By examining the claims of Thomas Jefferson, in particular, we hope to shed some light on common misconceptions about the meaning of the phrase, “separation of church and state,” and its modern day implications. We will also look at the various ways our nation has fallen from its Christian heritage and how Christians can make a difference. Read More

America’s Dysfunctional Public Education

America’s Dysfunctional Public Education

Editor’s Note: Get your tickets NOW for the special event "Rescuing Our Children" from the Public Education System, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, here in Richmond at Grove Avenue Baptist Church and see the   multiple locations, dates and times in Virginia are listed on the Foundation go to the American Christian Education website. America’s public education faces many problems. But how did we get here, and more importantly, how can we fix it To understand how to fix anything, we must first understand the core problem. The core problem begins with today’s view of rights. Read More

Truth and the Ability to Speak It Under Direct Attack

Truth and the Ability to Speak It Under Direct Attack

The common complaint that “free speech” should be protected, even when it’s ugly, implicitly accepts the Left’s argument that we are trying to protect the First Amendment rights of Nazis, White Supremacists, and others with a bad smell. But it really isn’t about protecting free speech. The Left and their Muslim allies can and do say anything they want, no matter how malodorous, obscene, dishonest, misleading or defamatory, and get away with it every day. It is about truth vs a totalitarian agenda, and the despots want to shut us up. By James Simpson | Center for Security Policy The attack that claimed fifty lives at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand brought immediate, predictable responses from Democrat politicians, the media, the organized Left and Muslim groups. Commenters from CNN to New York Mayor Bill De Blasio blamed “intolerance, “an epidemic of hatred and fear,” and other shibboleths.[1] Presidential hopeful Cory Booker blamed “The rising tide of white supremacy and Islamophobia…”[2] Virtually all placed some blame on Trump. Nihad Awad, director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), blamed President Trump directly, “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe…”[3] The timing of the attack couldn’t have been better. A real cynic might even suspect it was part of the plan.[4] Rush Limbaugh speculated on his show the day after the attack, “You can’t immediately discount this. The left is this insane, they are this crazy.”[5] Read More

Attacks on Religious Freedom: Home and Abroad

Attacks on Religious Freedom: Home and Abroad

Felix Cross On April 16 at 6:30 pm, Christ in Culture/Salt & Light will host a special evening of enlightenment focused upon Religious Freedom. It’s open to anyone who’d like to attend. The event will take place at Fairmount Christian Church located at 6502 Creighton Road in Mechanicsville.  These two gentlemen also will be speaking on the same subject on Saturday, April 13th from 9-11:30 am at Wesley Chapel, 39 Chapel Hill Lane(Charming Lane), Lexington, VA (DETAILS)  and on Sunday, April 14th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at New Covenant Church, 1079 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA.(DETAILS) Christians can no longer maintain what has become their default position of silence on this critical topic. Dr. Glen Kimber, an internationally recognized expert on the U.S. Constitution, and Sam Zakhem, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrein, will discuss, Attacks on Religious Liberty – Home and Abroad. The goal of this instruction To embolden you to break your silence. Read More

84-year-old Widow to be EVICTED for Bible study

84-year-old Widow to be EVICTED for Bible study

  By Bryan Fischer Artis Breau is 84 years old, is the widow of a vet, and is about to be thrown out into the street. Her crime Leading a Bible study. Her husband served in the Merchant Marine and then in World War II as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He also served in the Air Force in the Korean War. Artis herself served in the Pentagon during the Korean conflict as a civilian in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. Read More

Amok Time

Amok Time

What possible connection could there be between today’s society and a Star Trek episode Amok was a period during the Vulcan mating process where all their logic was cast aside. Raw emotion ruled their actions to such an extent they were willing to do anything to achieve their goal—because the end had to be achieved whatever the cost. Is our society any different today Read More

Noah Webster, God’s Law, and the United States Constitution

Noah Webster, God’s Law, and the United States Constitution

The following is by VCA Board Member Stephen McDowell and his library of excellent content on their website, linked below. By Stephen McDowell| The Providence Foundation American constitutionalism has been a keystone in the establishment of civil liberty in recent history. It has been said that next to the Holy Bible, America’s Constitution is the most important document ever written for the benefit of mankind. Such a statement seems justified when you consider that since the United States Constitution went into effect about two hundred years ago, over 175 nations have adopted constitutions, most modeled on that of America. Read More

Loving Your Neighbor

Loving Your Neighbor

The previous article outlined differences in ideas and why they matter, using Virginia’s proposed Equal Rights Amendment. I’ve written more generally in other articles about why ideas matter. They shape our decisions and influence our actions. Our actions form our character, and our character determines who we choose to become. But it all begins with ideas. You produce what you take in. Read More

Why the ERA is Unequal

Why the ERA is Unequal

The op-ed below concerns the Equal Rights Amendment the Virginia legislature attempted to pass. It was provided to a local paper, but not printed. The bill's supporters are attempting to resurrect it again, even though the House of Delegates killed the bill in committee. I was at the capital last week and one of the delegates stated he couldn’t understand how any woman could be against this bill. He hit the nail on the head. He didn’t understand. Read More

Rita Dunaway: Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture

Rita Dunaway: Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture

Everyone who calls themselves a 'conservative' must read this book. I haven't read a simpler, clearer description of conservatism or a better indictment of the forces that are trying to destroy the ideas that make America great. —Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator The prescriptions outlined in Restoring America's Soul are just what the doctor ordered for the beleaguered conservative movement. —Tom Coburn, former U.S. Senator The true heart of conservatism is its desire to protect the principles worthy of being kept and to pursue virtue through disciplined self-governance. In Restoring Americas Soul, Dunaway refreshingly suggests an enlightened course forward for the thoughtful conservative in contemporary America. More about Rita Dunaway's book and recent interview follows below. Read More

Pagans on the Wall

Pagans on the Wall

The positions over border security today, and what it should look like, provide a telling example of how much society has changed. Immigration is one of the few powers granted to the federal government. So why isn’t this power being exercised The arguments against a wall (barrier) provide an opportunity to examine the underlying ideas, and why they matter. Read More