God Before Government Goes Viral

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Today was a big day for God Before Government.  Media outlets across the US covered our story and helped to spread the message that, as Christians, our service and commitment to God should be greater than our service and commitment to government–especially a government that coerces us to violate our commitments to God. Below are links to some of the … Read More

Word Cloud

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Yesterday, while I was reading through the recent SCOTUS ruling, I got to thinking… what if you put the opinion and dissent into a word cloud to see what each side emphasized.  Nothing scientific, but it would be interesting.  I’ve done this before with small books of the Bible or smaller sections of larger books, but the entire SCOTUS text … Read More

The Land of the Courts and the Home of the Cowards

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The Constitution

The hypocrisy of the LGBTQ community and the courts is absolutely amazing.  Why do I say that?  The answer is simple, but before I share it with you, answer this question; “Which is a greater violation of one’s rights, to discriminate against him/her or to subjugate him/her?”  Of course, any rationale person would say discrimination (telling people that you do not want to participate … Read More

The Origins of God Before Government

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I’m certainly not the only one discussing the tensions between religious freedom and “individual rights” in our culture. However, some have asked me how long I have been addressing this topic.  The answer to that question would be, “for a few years now.”  Here’s an article(opens in new window) I wrote for the Biblical Recorder in 2013 that lays the foundation for change … Read More

Silence is No Longer an Option

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In the summer of 2012, I had the privilege of sharing the opening prayer and remarks for the NC Senate.  In an age when the courts are tallying the number of prayers that are prayed in Jesus’ name, I knew that what I was about to say would be a direct challenge to the secular mindset that dominates much of our … Read More