Hey, Democrats, If You’re Going To Use A Religious Test, Tell Us What It Is

By Bryan Fischer | January 15th, 2019 at 7:13 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, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, US Congress

Senators are welcome to use their religious convictions as a guide to their vote on nominees. If they think it’s unacceptable for a federal judge to be a committed Roman Catholic, they are welcome to their view and certainly may vote accordingly. But then they must not criticize senators – or voters such as myself – who would politely decline to vote for a Muslim nominee on similar grounds, namely that the values of the Muslim religion are incompatible with public service in the United States.

Have You Ever Been Alone With God?

By Oswald Chambers | January 13th, 2019 at 7:30 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, Commentary, Culture, Devotional Study, Ethics, Faith, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

Your brother’s sorrows and perplexities are an absolute confusion to you. We imagine we understand where the other person is, until God gives us a dose of the plague of our own hearts. There are whole tracts of stubbornness and ignorance to be revealed by the Holy Spirit in each one of us, and it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone. Jesus can expound nothing until we get through all the noisy questions of the head and are alone with Him.

Dear APA: America Desperately Needs Masculine Men

By Bryan Fischer | January 11th, 2019 at 4:20 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, Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Religion

The American Psychological Association has issued directives to counselors that they are to consider “traditional masculinity” as something that “on the whole, is harmful.” By “traditional masculinity,” they mean characteristics such as stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression. Of course, any normal trait can be skewed and cause harm. But that’s not what the APA is talking about. They are talking about the normal masculine impulses that men experience because they are men.

Locked Out Of Twitter For Telling The Truth About Islam

By Bryan Fischer | January 8th, 2019 at 10:37 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, Christianity, Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

Most of the people I follow on Twitter who have been incarcerated have submitted to removing “offensive” Tweets just to get their privileges back. Well, I’m not going to do it. I will not agree to remove Tweets that do nothing more than declare the truth about anything, including homosexuality and Islam.

Toward Real Decentralization

By Andy Smarick | January 2nd, 2019 at 8:48 pm

BY: Andy Smarick / R Street Institute

Andy Smarick is civil society, education and work director at the R Street Institute.

Filed Under: Christianity, Commentary, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, School Choice, Social Justice

Advocates of decentralization have long struggled with the question of how to use limited state authority to address today’s most pressing problems. A capacitating conservatism offers a vision of appropriate state authority that respects the freedom of individuals and the value of the associations they form. But it also offers an answer to the question raised repeatedly by civil-society scholars — from Berger and Neuhaus to Robert Putnam and Yuval Levin — for the last several generations: How can we lean on voluntary, intermediary associations for collective action after they’ve been allowed to atrophy for decades?

“And Every Virtue We Possess”

By Oswald Chambers | December 30th, 2018 at 6:55 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, Culture, Devotional Study, Ethics, Faith, Inspirational, Mississippi PEP

We want to cling to our natural virtues, while all the time God is trying to get us in contact with the life of Jesus Christ— a life that can never be described in terms of natural virtues.

Abortion Rates Hit Record Low

By Anja Baker | December 12th, 2018 at 7:40 am

BY: Anja Baker / Contributor

Anja Baker is a Contributing Fellow for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Abortion, Civil Rights, Faith, health, Influencing Institutions, Lauren Youngblood, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Safety, Religion, Stacey Pickering, Virtue

The CDC’s 2015 report indicates a downward trend in abortions since their climax in the 1980s. In 2015, the United States experienced 638,169 abortions. This is a two percent drop from 2014 data. In Mississippi, abortion percentages reflect this trend.

Judge Carlton Reeves Rules Mississippi’s 15-Month Abortion Law Unconstitutional.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 21st, 2018 at 12:01 am

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: Abortion, Christianity, Culture, Federal Government, Governor, Immorality, Mississippi, News, Phil Bryant, Pro-life

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves has permanently forbidden the state from enforcing a law would allow abortions after 15 weeks only when a mother’s life is jeopardized or the fetus is so severely malformed that it would not later be able to survive outside the womb.