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Protestantism in China Is Spreading

Written by Gary North on November 6, 2014

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It was not supposed to happen, according to Karl Marx. Religion is spreading fast in the not-quite-Communist paradise. Evangelical Protestantism is on the cutting edge. There were maybe a million Protestants in China in 1976. It is estimated that there are 100 million today. But no one knows. They are operating in the shadows. They […]

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A Few Pastors Preach Partisan Politics, but IRS Stays Silent

Written by Gary North on November 4, 2014

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Usually, pastors avoid political issues that do not directly affect churches. They do not want to split their churches. They want those tithes and offerings. The churches are in debt, and cash flow is a consideration. Besides, they know that Americans don’t like to be told what to do in church directly. They want only […]

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Houston Subpoenas High-Profile Pastors: Sermon Monitoring

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2014

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I saw several people denouncing this on social media, and I assumed they were exaggerating. But no, the city of Houston has been subpoenaing local pastors for written copies of their sermons. As the Houston Chronicle explains: Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in […]

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IRS in Hunker-Down Mode on Pastors’ Political Sermons

Posted on October 7, 2014

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Many of you are aware that in 2008, ADF launched Pulpit Freedom Sunday.  This initiative is intended to restore a pastor’s right to speak freely from the pulpit without fearing any government censorship or control.  Pastors have the right to proclaim biblical truth from their pulpits without having to worry about the government looking over […]

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Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State’s Bagmen

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2014

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The economic heart of fascism in the 1930’s was the “government-private industry alliance.” It still is. In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state’s bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises. The state is now […]

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No, Jim, the Pope Is Not a Democrat Ward Heeler.

Written by Gary North on September 27, 2013

Jim Wallis has written an article praising the new pope. He titled it: “Pope Francis: We Need You in Washington, D.C.” Wallis lives in Washington, D.C. So, I suppose “we” could mean residents of the city. But is there something else about Washington, D.C. that would make the Pope’s presence especially beneficial? Does Washington, D.C. […]

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