FISCHER: Haters Will Hate Those Who Speak The Truth

By Bryan Fischer | February 23rd, 2017 at 8:53 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion

The fundamental conflict in our culture and in our politics right now is a simple one. It is conflict between those who love the truth and speak the truth and those who hate the truth and want it repressed.


PLUNKETT: Dept. of Revenue Tax Rule: “Probably, Maybe, We Don’t Know . . . We Were Exploited!”

By Keith Plunkett | February 18th, 2017 at 10:10 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Budget, Business, Contributor, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Revenue, Spending, Taxes

“Exactly Who Is Doing The Exploiting Here?” On February 15 the Dept. of Revenue conducted a public hearing on a proposed regulation to begin collecting sales taxes from purchases made on the internet in Mississippi from out-of-state businesses. Notice of the proposed rule change popped up back in mid-January when it became clear that a […]


ASGHARI: Ole Miss’s Newest Tradition

By Ashkan Asghari | February 16th, 2017 at 10:13 am

BY: Ashkan Asghari / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ashkan Asghari was born in Iran and grew up in Spain. He is a Freshman marketing major at Ole Miss and contributes to Mississippi PEP from Oxford, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Feature Stories, History, Inspirational, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Opinion, Oxford, Principles of Freedom

The Ole Miss fanbase and specifically students are sending a message that attacks against Southern cultural heritage will no longer go without response. And we may see the presence of the Mississippi state flag as Ole Miss’s Newest Tradtion


FISCHER: There Is A Tyrant Afoot – But It’s Not Trump

By Bryan Fischer | February 6th, 2017 at 10:50 am

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Immigration, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, US Congress

Perhaps it’s time for a little rebellion against these unelected black-robed tyrannical autocrats.


KALPAKGIAN: The Denial of the Natural Order

By Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian | February 4th, 2017 at 6:23 pm

BY: Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian / Professor of English

Dr. Mitchell A. Kalpakgian was Professor of English at Simpson College (Iowa) for thirty-one years. During his academic career, he received many academic honors, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship (Brown University, 1981); the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (University of Kansas, 1985); and an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Children's Literature.

Filed Under: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Liberty, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Social Justice, Virtue

Prudence must know what is true before justice acts to do what is right. Fortitude must overcome fear to achieve the good, and temperance must moderate the passion of courage to prevent rashness. An understanding of human and divine love presupposes a knowledge of the cardinal virtues.

The heresy of the modern world rejects the classical heritage of natural law and the Christian tradition of divine law as it invents new rights like the right to an abortion, the right of physician-assisted suicide, and the right to same-sex marriage.


FISCHER: Trump To Issue Magna Carta Of Religious Liberty

By Bryan Fischer | February 3rd, 2017 at 9:45 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Religion

President Trump, with this directive, will flip the script. Religious liberty will now triumph over sexual deviancy for the first time in nearly a decade. It should be noted that this is only a draft version and it has not yet been signed by the president and formally issued. Let’s hope it’s just a matter of time. Mr. Trump campaigned aggressively on the promise that if elected he would protect religious liberty. Thank God, it looks like he meant what he said.


The Call Of God

By Oswald Chambers | February 1st, 2017 at 6:31 am

BY: Oswald Chambers / Minister

Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Filed Under: Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Devotional Study, Faith, Religion

Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel… —1 Corinthians 1:17 Paul states here that the call of God is to preach the gospel. But remember what Paul means by “the gospel,” namely, the reality of redemption in our Lord Jesus Christ. We are inclined to make sanctification the goal of […]


FISCHER: White House Chooses Gay Agenda Over Religious Liberty

By Bryan Fischer | January 31st, 2017 at 3:54 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Religion, Republican, Social Justice

As we feared, President Trump has chosen sides in the battle between homosexuality and religious liberty. And he has chosen poorly. From The Hill (emphasis mine): The White House said early Tuesday that President Trump will continue to enforce an Obama-era executive order protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community in the workplace. “President Donald […]


FISCHER: How Seeker-Friendly Churches Hurt America

By Bryan Fischer | January 24th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Gay Rights, Leadership, Religion, Social Justice

Many churches in America, sadly including many mega-churches, pride themselves on being “seeker-friendly,” by which they mean they are not judgmental and mean like those angry fundamentalists. Carrie Underwood famously supports sodomy-based marriage and attends a church whose pastor has so blurred the edges on the issue of homosexuality that his parishioners likely are confused […]


PLUNKETT: Which State Agencies Spent The Most Money And Gave More Pay Raises During 2016 Spending Spree? [Interactive Chart]

By Keith Plunkett | January 20th, 2017 at 8:45 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Economy, Ethics, Keith Plunkett, MDA, MDE, MDEQ, MDOC, MDOT, Medicaid, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Opinion, PERS, Politics, Public Service Commission, Spending, Taxes, Treasurer

The Hattiesburg American published a report by Clarion Ledger Political Reporter Geoff Pender on Monday, January 16 that: “a report requested by lawmakers and making the rounds at the Capitol shows that 74 state agencies, for the first five months of this fiscal year, gave $12.4 million in raises to 3,396 employees. It shows that […]