"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
The majority of Americans have expressed losing nearly all confidence in all three branches of government. They are frustrated by elected officials who have violated their oath to uphold the Constitution and protect Americans from threats both foreign and domestic. Read More ...
Lux et Lex There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” — Søren Kierkegaard The intersection of religion and politics in America has existed since Read More ...
Lux Hominum Vita Sex: In America is an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.” — Marlene Dietrich Conflict and debate over human sexuality and gender has infiltrated nearly every area of American life. Definitions differ depending on how Read More ...
Lux et Veritas People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” — George R.R. Martin It’s important for American citizens to understand that Islam, which means “submission,” is not a religion. It is Read More ...
Truth matters. Ideas matter. Words, and their meanings, matter.
Sadly, too often, people redefine terms to justify behavior or promote an agenda. Truth, words, and their meanings, become irrelevant and the struggle between good and evil is subjectively defined. Instead of discussing facts, people ignore or skew them and ultimately resort to ad hominem personal attacks that only foster confusion, blame, division, and animosity.
Too many “call evil good, and good evil.” Dark is called light, and light, darkness. The guilty are acquitted and the innocent are condemned. The law is paralyzed and perverts justice (Isa. 5:20; Amos 5:7; Prov. 17:15; Hab. 1:4).
Naming evil and telling the truth are acts of love.
Naming Evil is Not Racist. Not Violent. Not Silent. Not Fearful. Not Bigoted.
Truth, despite attempts to suppress or redefine it, will always transcend the restrictions and limitations historical and cultural contexts may impose on it.
Samuel Adams, the Father of the American Revolution, said:
Preserving the liberties of America, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”
Which is why the Axis Mundi—the center of life—faith, family, and freedom—cannot exist apart from the God who created it. Every conflict and its solution existing worldwide is rooted in the spiritual.
Bethany previously worked as a communications strategist for four Senators, one Congressman, a New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from New College at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her BA in Political Science with honors from the University of Maryland. She is a past fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and L’Abri Fellowship. She is the First Place Winner of the 2017 Xulon Press Christian Writers Award.
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