Striking Back Against Chris Christie’s Surprising Assault on Religious Liberty

Chris Christie hopes to land in the White House, but he may end up being taken before the Supreme Court. Attorneys have asked Supreme Court justices to review New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 3371 (“A3371”) - signed by Christie - which bans minors from voluntarily receiving "reparative therapy." The sessions, conducted by trained psychologists, do not promise to "cure" homosexuals but can help reduce … [Read more...]

Republican ‘Leaders’ Sabotage Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

The nation's conscience was shocked. The electorate demanded action. Political leaders saw an opening. The Congressional Republican leadership snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. After a pro-life investigative group exposes Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling fetal organs, political leaders seemed poised to defund the abortion giant. Congressional investigations … [Read more...]

Jeb Bush Raises Religious Liberty with South Carolina Pastors

Evangelicals say their top concerns now include the survival of religious liberty in the United States. Jeb Bush addressed that in his campaign announcement, and he raised it again Wednesday with a group of pastors in South Carolina. On Wednesday, he told a breakfast campaign event with 35 religious leaders that the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision, which legalized same-sex "marriage" … [Read more...]

Understatement? Jeb Bush says harvesting and selling babies’ organs isn’t ‘a compassionate situation’

The Bush family is not exactly known for its silver-tongued rhetoric. George W. Bush was famously tongue-tied, and Dana Carvey became a Saturday Night Live star by poking fun at Bush-41's peculiar speaking style. Jeb Bush may be opening the next chapter in that saga. In something of an understatement, Jeb recently clarified that dismembering unborn babies and selling their organs is … [Read more...]

John Kasich Hires Gay ‘Marriage’ Supporter as an Adviser

Ohio Governor John Kasich has made yet another troubling hire in his yet-unannounced presidential campaign. His nonprofit, New Day for America, has hired Matt David, a leader of the misnamed group Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, a group of Republicans who support redefining marriage. He will join John Weaver, a liberal Republican and sometime Democrat who has made war on … [Read more...]

Christie Crushes Conscience

In a crowded Republican primary field, every candidate has to do something to break out: offer new policies, bring a dynamic spin to his message, or burnish a record so compelling it demands voters' attention. Chris Christie has apparently decided to break through the Republican ranks by running on a new policy: Banish Christians from the public square. Interviewed last week about whether a … [Read more...]

John Boehner Punishes ObamaTrade Vote but Ignores Abortion Mutiny

It is a cliché to say that actions speak louder than words – but that phrase is more accurately applied to politics than anything else. If you want to gauge what John Boehner and the House Republican leadership really value, just look at the behavior they decide to punish and the deeds they let slide. Take the case of ObamaTrade vs. abortion. A handful of Republicans voted against the House … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Christians will not Vote for Chris Christie in the Primaries

New Jersey's tough-talking governor, Chris Christie, entered the Republican presidential race yesterday, making him the 14th presidential hopeful in 2016 (so far). While he is a likable person and consummate retail politician, his positions on key issues put him outside consideration for Christian conservatives voting in the 2016 primaries. Here are six reasons why Christians will not vote for … [Read more...]

Bad News for Jeb Bush Among Florida’s Evangelicals

Jeb Bush is scheduled to announce he is running for president later today, but a recent straw poll shows just how far he will have to go if he hopes to win over his party's conservative Christian grassroots. The Florida Family Action hosted its 2016 GOP Battle for Florida event last month. After a significant discussion of the candidates' views, the pro-family group held a straw poll. Jeb … [Read more...]

John Kasich Just Hired a Strategist Who Has Waged War on Conservative Christians

John Kasich just named the man who will craft his presidential campaign's strategy – and Christian conservatives should be concerned. The Ohio governor has hired John Weaver as chief campaign strategist for his still-unofficial (wink, wink) presidential campaign. Weaver has ping-ponged between political parties for more than a decade, supporting liberal Republicans as well as Democrats. In … [Read more...]