The New Gods: The Inviolable Tenets of a Faith

A faith requires its pieties, and the so-called “Green New Deal” amounts to a sacrament. This is not a serious policy proposal. Its goal is the elimination of fossil fuels in transportation and power generation, though it also would phase out emissions-free nuclear power plants. It seeks to virtually eliminate domestic air travel by transitioning entirely to high-speed rail would force bicoastal Americans to a nearly 20-hour trip. This would all be done in a single decade.In the absence of a national religion, Americans have frequently adopted a variety of civic codes that mimic the inviolable tenets of a faith. Some of them are healthier than others. With each passing day, the dogma of the green revolution looks less like a healthy expression of political agency and more like a cult.  Read more:

Pope’s Joint Statement with Muslims Gets Slapped Down by Bishop Schneider: ‘Christianity is the only God-willed religion’

Bishop Athanasius Schneider today issued a statement on the uniqueness of faith in Christ, to remedy confusion arising from the controversial document Pope Francis signed with a Grand Imam in Abu Dhabi.  The document incited controversy among Christians for asserting that “the pluralism and the diversity of religions” are “willed by God in His wisdom.  To the contrary, writes Bishop Schneider, “Christianity can never be placed complementarily side by side with other religions … There is only one way to God, and this is Jesus Christ, for He Himself said: ‘I am the Way’ (John 14: 6).  Read more:

Iowa Senate Panel Passes Law Declaring No ‘Right to Abortion’

Pro-life lawmakers in the Iowa legislature are rallying around a proposed constitutional amendment that would assert there is no “right” to abortion in the state constitution, limiting judges’ ability to thwart pro-life state laws.  A Senate subcommittee voted 2-1 Wednesday to advance the amendment.  The amendment, introduced by Republican state Sen. Jake Chapman and backed by more than half the members of the state Senate, simply says that the Iowa Constitution “does not secure or protect a right to abortion,” the Associated Press reports. That would ensure that future pro-life measures could not be declared unconstitutional at the state level.  Read more:

Infanticide in a World without Christianity

In his book “Unimaginable: What the World Would Be Like Without Christianity.” Jeremiah Johnston tells the story of the Roman citizen Hilarion, who instructs his pregnant wife what to do when their child is born: “If it is a boy, keep it; if it is a girl, throw it out.”  As Johnston tells us, “…in the first-century Roman world . . . killing an unwanted child was no big deal.” The philosopher Seneca wrote: “Unnatural progeny we destroy; we drown even children who at birth are weak or abnormal.”  Into this world came Christianity, whose teaching and practice was 180 degrees from that of contemporary society. The early second century Christian document known as “the “Didache” told Christians, “Do not murder a child by abortion, nor kill it at birth.”  Read more:

Whatever Happened to Religious Freedom? Cory Booker Launches Inquisition against Trump Nominee

On Tuesday, Sen. and presidential candidate Cory Booker (D-N.J.) asked Trump judicial nominee Neomi Rao if she considered homosexual relationships to be sinful.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) immediately called Booker out on this line of questioning.  Booker seized on Rao’s 2008 article opposing the Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, which decriminalized homosexual activity.  He then directly asked her about her personal views regarding homosexuality and gay marriage.  “Whatever my personal views are on the subject, I would faithfully follow the precedent of the Supreme Court,” the nominee said.  Booker later launched into a speech about the struggles LGBTQ Americans have faced.  Read more:

“New Satanism” Filling America’s Moral Vacuum

After “The Satanic Temple” was founded seven years ago in Salem, Massachusetts, Satanism has entered the mainstream of contemporary culture.  The Satanic Temple claims its mission is merely “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.” If this rings somewhat contradictory, remember the Apostle Paul’s warning in his Second Epistle to the Corinthians, that “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”  The Temple’s strategy appears to be bearing fruit.  The enticing repackaging of Satanism has made it a seductive “philosophy” in today’s tumultuous society.  A Sundance Film Festival feature documentary on modern Satanists indicates that Satanism 2.0 is on the rise, and this cleverly marketed ideology provides the perfect cover for the actual Satan to entrench himself deep within our society.  Read more:

A-list Gay Couple ‘Married’ by Justice Ginsburg Arrested for Rape of Male Student

A prominent homosexual couple whose “marriage” was officiated by United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being held pending extradition to Texas for the 2010 rape of a then-23-year-old male student.  Renowned opera countertenor David Daniels, 52, and conductor Scott Walters, 37, were arrested on warrants issued in Texas charging both men with sexual assault of an adult, according to multiple reports.  In a ceremony that generated much media attention, Ginsburg “married” the two men in 2014, but monogamy apparently has never been one of the long-time male couple’s strong suits.  Read more: