Archive by category Politics

Do Guns, Schools & Prayer Mix?

Do Guns, Schools & Prayer Mix?

“The fact that we can\’t prevent every act of violence doesn\’t mean we can\’t steadily reduce the violence.” President Barack Obama declared just 5 days after the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Just weeks later, a 15-year-old girl, Hadiya Pendleton—who had one week earlier performed at the Presidential inauguration—was fatally shot by stray bullets while standing on […]

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President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech (Transcript In Its Entirety)

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address on Monday, January 21, 2013. Here is the speech as it was prepared to be delivered in its entirety. In several places President Obama addressed hot button moral issues critical to our nation’s moral direction. We’ve highlighted aspects of the speech below. Please leave your comments! What […]

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“What\’s Going On, Really?”

“What\’s Going On, Really?”

The 1971 classic hit may have summed it up best with “What\’s Going On?” On the heels of a polarized election, it\’s a relevant question since—even though the election is over, America’s charged political civil war continues. What\’s going on with the church and politics? “The church has a responsibility to bring to bear the […]

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5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

The 2012 Election is over. President Barack Obama won 303 electoral votes (of the required 270) and while we may not have a new President of the United States, Election 2012 has certainly introduced some new conversations to the Christian community. Think back to 2008 and the conversations we were having then. There was great excitement […]

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The Truth about Christianity & Politics

The Truth about Christianity & Politics

EDITORIAL SUBMITTED BY MEMORY MELODY GARDNER Use your imagination for a moment. Envision being ruled and governed by a King who is self-sustained, which means He does not need help solving problems or knowing what the “next step” needs to be. This King is free from evil. He does not have one negative thought about anyone […]

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Group of Black Pastors (CAAP) Opposes President Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st the Black clergy group, The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) led by Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, announced at a conference their opposition towards President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Other leaders of the nationally televised press conference included Rev. Dean Nelson, the Executive Director for the Network […]

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Chick-fil-A & Same-Sex Marriage: The Fight Rages On

  Recently, Chick-fil-A launched an ad that angered many, including the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Memino. The ad states, “One Man, One Woman. God Luvs Marig. Eat Mor Chikin.” Boston’s mayor sent a letter to the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy stating, ‘ “In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation […]

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9 Things You Should Know about “Obamacare”

9 Things You Should Know about “Obamacare”

Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the controversial and massive piece of legislation titled, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” or colloquially, “ObamaCare” with a 5-4 vote of Supreme Court justices. In the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Gospel Today, the Health in Action column discussed “9 Things You Should Know about ‘Obamacare'”. Given […]

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Fred Luter, Jr. Historically Elected First Black President of Southern Baptist Convention

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 marked a major milestone in the Southern Baptist Convention’s 167 year history, as they elected Pastor Fred Luter,. Jr. as their first black president. The organization is the largest protestant denomination in the United States. When asked for comments about the new appointment, Luter replied, “To see that God through his […]

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Marriage, Obama, & The Response of Christian Leaders (GT Connext)

The July/August 2012 issue of Gospel Today, dubbed THE TRUTH ISSUE, tackles some pretty difficult topics, including forgiveness, idolatry and tolerance. In the wake of President Obama’s comments about same-sex marriage, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor of First Church of God (Columbus, OH), offered an excellent guest article on The Truth About Tolerance, titled […]

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Should Politicians Speak from the Pulpit?

This editorial was written by Mika Edmondson, doctoral student at Calvin Theological Seminary. See full bio below. Like a whirlwind, he and his entourage blow in 45 minutes late for service. After the pastor hands him the mic, he makes his political pitch to the congregation peppered with religious clichés and out-of-context scriptures. Of course, […]

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Light Behind the Walls by Irving W. Telfair

This editorial, “Light Behind the Walls” was submitted by Irving W. Telfair, State Prison, Helena, Georgia. To read the Gospel Today article, “The Newest Plague in the Land: Incarceration”, please order the September/October 2011 issue of Gospel Today here. Dear Gospel Today, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who orders our […]

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President Obama to Address The American Jobs Act on BET

On Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm EST, President Barack Obama’s interview regarding how The American Jobs Act will impact African Americans will air on BET. The President is expected to talk specifically about how this legislation will affect African Americans. Emmy-Award winning news journalist Emmett Miller conducts the one-on-one interview. Here is a fact-sheet from the White […]

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