Here’s a list of the 980 religious organizations in Texas that solicited Uncle Sam to pay their salaries.

Of the 4.9 million loans approved through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, 10,682 were religious organizations. They received between $3 billion and $7.5 billion largely through taxpayer money and national debt, according to calculations by OpenTheBooks.com, a nonprofit organization that receives no federal money. Among the 10,682 religious organizations, roughly 980 areRead moreRead more

A tragic turning point for American evangelicals: soliciting Uncle Sam to pay their salaries

Disclaimer: This article primarily focuses on evangelical churches, schools and organizations, pastors and leaders receiving federal money to fund their payrolls. Federal assistance given to small business organizations like religious assisted living centers or healthcare companies is not the same as funding the salaries of missionaries, seminary or church staff, and especially not of pastorsRead moreRead more

‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’ Becomes Anthem for Hong Kong Protests [videos]

“Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has emerged as a rallying cry among protesters, Reuters reports as a way to protect them from authorities. “Religious gatherings can be held without a permit in the financial hub,” it states. Mass protests in Hong Kong over the proposed “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters” billRead moreRead more

Ilhan Omar, Islamic law and the U.S. Constitution

Central to the controversy surrounding the anti-Semitic and disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel made by the newly elected (some argue, fraudulently) Somali-born Congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, is the distinction between two laws: Islamic law and the U.S. Constitution. It is unlikely that Omar would present a history of making such claims if sheRead moreRead more

GROSS: Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved in Sex-Trafficking

On the heels of Silicon Valley opposing congressional legislation to clamp down on sex-trafficking, and the controversy of Google’s cultural of sexism, it turns out that two giant technology companies are involved in sex-trafficking after-all: Microsoft and Amazon. According to a recent report published by Newsweek, high ranking officials from Microsoft and Amazon were buying sex from hundredsRead moreRead more

Martin Luther’s Response to the Pope and Charles V: Sola Scriptura

For many, many centuries, the Roman Catholic Church was the political and religious authoritative head of the Holy Roman Empire. Marriages and national alliances could not be forged without the Pope’s consent. The Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church ruled through “the Divine Right of Kings.” Meaning, what the Roman Catholic Church ruled, wasRead moreRead more

The Monk Who Stood Against an Empire and Changed the World [video]

One man, Martin Luther, stood alone against an empire. His motivation was spiritual, but the outcome of his conviction was spiritual and political, leaving a global legacy 500 years later and celebrated this October 31st. The Holy Roman Church ruled the Holy Roman Empire through a feudal system of kings, queens, lords, landowners, and bishops.Read moreRead more

Most Americans Can’t Travel to Muslim Majority Countries

Americans, Atheists, Christians, Jews, & Israelis Can’t Enter (or Leave) These Countries Safely, If At All With all of the misinformation and confusion about the temporary travel ban, Americans should keep in mind that there are over three dozen countries they cannot visit safely, or ever. Since January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of StateRead moreRead more

A Message From the Heartland: Trump Kept His Promise to One Pastor to Help Free Pastor Saeed

Pastor Terry Amann of Des Moines, Iowa, is no stranger to politics. He’s been involved in politics and pro-life activism for decades. Most recently, he was a formidable influence in the last three presidential races. One Iowa State Senator just last week remarked that he is the “most influential pastor in politics in the state of Iowa.” PoliticsRead moreRead more

ABUNDANTLY CLEAR: Listen to What This Jerusalem Mosque Teaches [video]

Thanks to MEMRI TV, what is taught at a Jerusalem mosque is made quite clear: Oh Allah, Blow up capitals and planes of America and Russia. Pulverize their ships and kill their soldiers. “Subjugate them and burn them. “Bring about the Caliphate soon. “Make our mujahideen powerful.” But this is not just any mosque. It’sRead moreRead more