Faith

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    Supreme Court order boosts religious liberty

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist highlights an important ruling from the nation’s highest court. On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    The political definition of joy gets weirder

    Given this understanding, Gov. Roy Cooper's remarks at his press briefing April 6 were all the more bizarre.
    Jon Sanders, April 8, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 5

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 6, 2021
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    Setting yourself apart from the corrupt

    J.B. Shurk recommends at American Thinker that people differentiate themselves from today’s popular culture. A few years back, Jim Caviezel spoke at a number of venues to discuss his new movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ. Rather than shying away from his Christianity or attempting to filter his words…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2021
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    Do 20% of children go hungry?

    I was in middle school before I realized that my family was poor — what we today call the ‘working poor.’ My dad was a truck driver with an eighth-grade education, and my mom a housewife who stayed home to raise four kids. At one point she sold Avon to…
    Donna Martinez, February 12, 2021
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    11 white tents filled with caring hearts and healing hands

    Every now and then I come across a story that reaches into my heart and tugs and tugs and tugs. This one of those stories. During this pandemic we’ve seen government, private enterprise, and average Janes and Joes band together to do what needs to be done. I’ll leave for…
    Donna Martinez, January 25, 2021
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    North Carolina’s Connection To The ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

    Dignity and opportunity for every human being, no matter one’s background, zip code, race, creed, economic circumstance, or ideology. It’s what we seek through our work at the John Locke Foundation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and voice remind us that injustice is real and that we each…
    Donna Martinez, January 16, 2021
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    Religious makeup of the new U.S. Congress

    As the new U.S. Congress begins its work, Pew Research Center has created an interesting graphic to illustrate the religious makeup of the body. (see below). While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2021