- Published on June 9, 2013
[Fox News] A Texas high school cut the mic of its valedictorian when he went off script during his graduation speech. Remington Reimer, who is heading to the Naval Academy in the fall, diverted from his pre-approved script to speak about the Constitution.
Reimer’s original speech included God, which was okay with the officials at Joshua High School.
MyFoxDFW.com reports: "He was talking about getting constitutional rights getting taken away from him," Colin Radford, a Joshua H.S. graduate, said. "And then he said, just yesterday they threatened to turn my microphone off, and then his microphone went off."
- Published on May 27, 2013
On Memorial Day we remember those who have given their lives for this heritage of freedom we have here in the United States. Although our freedoms — such as the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the ability to prosper in life through hard work and risk-taking, the right to have our religion protected from government abuses and control — are being undermined and reduced almost daily, our country is still the best place in the world to live, in my opinion.
I don’t like to preach sermons tailored to the world’s holidays. However, on Memorial Day weekend each year, I do like to bring a message, as God allows, to remind people of the spiritual heritage that has been purchased for us. I’m talking about the people who have given their lives in the name of God and free worship long before The United States was even a nation.
I’m talking about people like Lady Anne Askew who was tortured so cruelly by the Romanists in 1545 and 1546 in England that she had to be carried to the stake on which she was burned, unable to walk. Her crime? She refused to go to mass. She said, “I had rather to read five lines in the Bible, than to hear five masses in the temple.” Her body chained to the stake because she could no longer hold it erect, and the wood piled about her ready to be ignited, she was offered a full pardon if only she would recant. She replied that she “came not thither to deny her Lord and Master” and at that was burned alive.
- Published on May 24, 2013
[Christian News] Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – A Christian preacher who engaged in street preaching to patrons of a Pennsylvania bar district last month has been found guilty of disorderly conduct for his activities.
Jim MacPherson told Christian News Network that he joined other local Christians on April 13th to share Gospel on the streets of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania out of their desire to be a light in the darkness. It was his first time ever to street preach.
“God placed a heavy burden on my heart to minister to the lost people who are out in the world, because that’s who I was three years ago,” he said.
The men originally set up down the street from Kelly’s Taproom, a popular hangout for college students, especially on the weekend. One man stated that he could hear the song “Sweet Caroline,” which was being played inside the bar, all the way at the end of the street. He also noted that the establishment has a history of complaints over its rowdy night club atmosphere, which continues into the early hours of the morning.
- Published on May 23, 2013
[Fox News Radio] The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay scouts. Delegates approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone.
FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:
The Boy Scouts have voted to allow gay members into their ranks. The Boy Scouts of America say it was adopted with 60% of the vote. Rob Schwarzwalder with the Family Research Council had said that he didn’t think this would happen, mostly because he says a poll of scout members and parents indicated a few months ago that they didn’t want gays in the Boy Scouts. However he still thinks:
Schwarzwalder: “Hundreds of thousands of scouts and their families will leave. The Scouts themselves estimate that up to 400,000 will leave. We think that’s probably modest.”