News sources are reporting that the federal government is poised to force faith-based organizations receiving federal grants to hire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees—or lose their funding. This follows on the heels of a 2014 White House Executive Order requiring all federal contractors to offer protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity—and will hit Christian universities and church-affiliated humanitarian groups particularly hard.
Monifa Sterling Fighting Demotion and Discharge
In a display of uncommon valor that military men and women have died for since America’s founding, Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling is taking a stand and appealing the verdict of a court-martial last year that resulted in her demotion and discharge from the Marines for refusing to remove Bible verses from her work station.Read more
Last week, former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates – who now serves as President of the Boy Scouts of America — set off a firestorm when he vocalized support for including gay scoutmasters in the organization. CBN News reported on this story, and quoted Gates as saying, "I must speak as plainly and bluntly to you as I spoke to presidents when I was director of the CIA and secretary of defense. We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”Read more
Hobby Lobby’s Green family steps up as cultural elite donors get cold feet
It would appear that both free-market economics and biblical orthodoxy are important factors when it comes to the success of Bible museums.Read more
Here we go again.
In what seems to be something of an annual cycle on American university campuses these days, students at two universities have taken steps to ban Chick-fil-A, the nation’s top-ranked fast food chicken restaurant chain. Chick-fil-A’s sin? Comments CEO Dan Cathy made back in 2012 in support of biblical marriage.Read more
Faith Driven Consumers ask why Christian values are punished in taxpayer-funded public schools?
As cases of discrimination against Christians rise across America, the firing of well-respected principal Dr. Michael Lehr has shocked the small, rural Georgia town of Manchester.Read more
“Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
- I Kings 8:28
The 64th annual National Day of Prayer is upon us tomorrow – Thursday, May 7th. With the theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” the event focuses on our call as Christians to pray for the well being of America and for those in leadership at every level of national, church, and educational influence.Read more
Month after month, more cases of Christians facing punitive and unjust discrimination in the marketplace of goods, services and ideas roll in. Whether you’re a faith-driven entrepreneur who rents out your private property for events or a photographer, florist, baker or tee shirt maker, your livelihood as a Christian seeking to steward your business in alignment with your faith and values is under threat like never before.Read more
#ExtinguishIntolerance Petition Back in National Spotlight
We have two big stories to report that significantly escalate the battle between Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and fired city fire chief Kelvin Cochran. In the first, six Georgia Congressmen have sent a letter to Reed calling for Cochran’s reinstatement. In the second, leading Christian legal defense firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over Cochran’s unjust termination.Read more
It's been nine months since more than 20,000 Faith Driven Consumers garnered national attention by signing the #FlipThisDecision petition in support of David and Jason Benham, whose “Flip It Forward” show was cancelled by HGTV because of the twins’ publicly expressed biblical views on life, sexuality, marriage and family.Read more