Trump Administration Announces Broad Religious And Moral Exemptions To HHS Mandate

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2017 at 8:57 am

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

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Liberty, News, Pro-life, Religion

New HHS policy aims to ensure religious freedom on issues of grave moral concern. The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. A senior HHS official told reporters on Thursday that the exemptions […]

Justice: How Much Time Does America Have Left?

By Bryan Fischer | August 23rd, 2017 at 11:41 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: Abortion, Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Gay Rights, History, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Property rights, Public Safety, Religion

Scriptures make it clear that nations can morally forfeit the right to maintain sovereign control over their own territory through savagery, superstition, and sexual debauchery. When a nation indulges in such practices long enough, God intervenes in judgment, usually by bringing stronger nations in to transfer control of the land through conquest.

WALTERS: Fact-Checking Senator Roger Wicker on the Omnibus Bill

By Ryan Walters | May 10th, 2017 at 11:51 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Abortion, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, Spending

Senator Roger Wicker recently released a statement defending the Omnibus Budget Bill as a positive accomplishment. “Without this bill,” he wrote, “we would be continuing the spending priorities of the Obama era.” The bill “demonstrates how Republicans are committed to making the tough choices that need to be made to control federal spending. This bill […]

MCDANIEL: A Party Of Principle No Longer

By Chris McDaniel | May 9th, 2017 at 6:02 am

BY: Chris McDaniel / Senator

Three-term Senator, Former U.S. federal law clerk, attorney, conservative commentator and MS counsel against Obamacare. Awarded the 2016 American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, US Congress

After betraying the party’s platform twice this week, Congressional Republicans had the audacity to wildly celebrate a pyrrhic victory, proving we are a party of principle no longer. In 1984, as a 13-year-old boy, I fell in love with the message of Ronald Reagan. He spoke to my heart about liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility. […]

GIBERT: Lawmakers Can Defund Planned Parenthood By Trading Conservative Talk For Conservative Action

By Gerard Gibert | May 3rd, 2017 at 9:32 pm

BY: Gerard Gibert / CEO - Venture Technologies

Gerard Gibert is founder and CEO of Ridgeland-based Venture Technologies, a multi-state IT solutions and managed services provider since 1985 with 300 employees in 13 states. Gerard is a frequent business commentator in both academic and media circles on the impact of Washington policy on employers and small businesses.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gerard Gibert, Insurance, Leadership, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Pro-life, Spending, US Congress

To fully strip federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress should act to amend Medicaid law to disallow participation in the program by clinics that terminate pregnancies or to share costs with other providers that perform abortions. It could be accomplished by an uncomplicated one-sentence bill. In the meantime, with a pro-life president, Title X funds should be all but fully prohibited from distribution to abortion providers.

It’s time for conservative lawmakers – at the state and federal level – to not just talk conservatively in order to be elected, but to govern conservatively.

FISCHER: The Left: Chickens And Ducks Rate Higher Than Babies

By Bryan Fischer | March 31st, 2017 at 11:04 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: Abortion, Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Immorality, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Pro-life

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McDaniel Wants Full Hearing on Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 26th, 2016 at 10:01 am

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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, Chris McDaniel, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, was a co-author of Senate Bill 2238 and said he would like to see the issue have a full hearing on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instead of a three-judge panel. McDaniel’s biggest problem with the bill is influenced by his views on the role of government, he says. […]

Judge Blocks MS Law Preventing Medicaid Reimbursements to Planned Parenthood.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 22nd, 2016 at 6:02 am

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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, Ethics, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, MS State Government, News

A federal judge blocked a state law preventing Mississippi’s Medicaid agency from making reimbursements to Planned Parenthood and to the state’s only abortion clinic. The order Thursday by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III overturns a law preventing payments to the state’s Planned Parenthood clinic and to its only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s […]

Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue State Over Law Denying Medicaid to Abortion Providers

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 23rd, 2016 at 9:40 am

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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, Federal Government, Governor, Hinds County, Insurance, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Safety

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to quickly rule in its favor and overturn a Mississippi law that bans Medicaid spending with any health care provider that offers abortion. The women’s health group points to a recent ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld an injunction against a similar law […]

MS Supreme Court Candidate Steve Crampton Takes Strong Constitutional Stance on Religious Freedom at DeSoto Forum

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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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, Civil Rights, Culture, Desoto County, Elections, Ethics, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi Supreme Court, News, North Mississippi, Obamacare, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Service, Religion, Southaven

For traditional conservatives not many issues take on the level of importance as does religious freedom these days. While all three of the candidates in Southaven on Tuesday made the requisite references to the Constitution, it was Crampton who addressed directly the current political attempts to alter the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.