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.


PILON: Make the Bouquet… Or Else!

By Roger Pilon | February 21st, 2017 at 9:08 am

BY: Roger Pilon / VP for Legal affairs / Cato Institute

Roger Pilon is the founding director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial philosophy. He is also the founding publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and the inaugural holder of Cato’s B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies.

Filed Under: Business, Civil Rights, Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Gay Rights, Liberty, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Social Justice

Court’s haven’t yet compelled pastors to officiate at ceremonies that are inconsistent with their beliefs, but we have heard calls for eliminating the tax-exempt status of their institutions. Such is the wrath of the crowd that wants our every act to be circumscribed by law—their law, of course. And they’re prepared, as here, to force their association on unwilling parties even when there are plenty of other businesses anxious to serve them.


REED: What Does the World Need More Of?

By Lawrence Reed | February 17th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

BY: Lawrence Reed / President / Foundation for Economic Education

Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education and the author of the book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.

Filed Under: Commentary, Culture, Inspirational, Leadership, Opinion

About 30 years ago, I came across a few sentences labeled “The World Needs More.” They might have appeared in Readers’ Digest, I’m not sure, and the author was noted as “Anonymous.” I’ve tried many times in the decades since to find the author’s name, but to no avail. Whoever wrote those original three or […]


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


Northside Sun: Reforming And Strengthening Procurement Laws Needed To Address Corruption.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 8th, 2017 at 5:33 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Commentary, County Government, Culture, Ethics, Immorality, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Public Service, Spending

These are not isolated examples but rather the tip of the iceberg, confirming a recent nationwide study showing Mississippi to be the most corrupt state in the nation.

Ultimately, the state Legislature is to blame for allowing Mississippi to have the worst public procurement laws in the nation.


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 […]