CALLEN: Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran Decision A Win For School Choice

By Grant Callen | June 26th, 2017 at 4:38 pm

BY: Grant Callen / President - Empower Mississippi

Grant Callen is a sixth generation Mississippian who grew up in Laurel. He founded Empower Mississippi in 2014. Previously, Grant served as Director of Development for the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He is an alumnus of The Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Education, Empower Mississippi, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Grant Callen, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, School Choice

Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a victory for school choice in ruling that the government cannot deny a neutral benefit to an organization simply because they are religious.

These Four Articles Published Over A Year Ago Predicted The Fifth Circuit Reversal Of #HB1523 Ruling.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2017 at 7:43 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: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Governor, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court’s decision to strike down House Bill 1523, allowing the law to take effect. The ruling was that the original plaintiffs challenging House Bill 1523 lacked standing, because they “have not shown an injury-in-fact caused by HB 1523.”

That’s exactly what these four articles published over a year ago on MississippiPEP.com explained.

FISCHER: Religious Liberty: It’s What Trump Didn’t Say

By Bryan Fischer | May 4th, 2017 at 10:14 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, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion

The problem with President Trump’s speech in the Rose Garden is what he did not say. There was no word of comfort, encouragement, or support for those who have been victimized by the relentless persecution of the homosexual lobby. They apparently will have to wait for another day, waiting without any assurance that this new administration will stand with them and protect their constitutional liberties. The best grade we can give the president for today’s remarks is an incomplete.

WALTERS: McDaniel’s Religious Liberties Act Protects Fellowship Of Christian Athletes In Stone County School District Case

By Ryan Walters | April 23rd, 2017 at 7:46 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: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Republican, Ryan Walters, Stone County

Despite the confusion, and legal ignorance displayed by officials at the government-run school, once the law was revealed to them by attorneys at the Liberty Institute the issue was eventually resolved in favor of the religious liberties of the students. The FCA was granted permission to distribute God’s Word on campus.

Speaker Gunn To Appoint Committee To Evaluate Lottery

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 30th, 2017 at 3:58 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: Budget, Christianity, Faith, Gambling, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Religion, Revenue, Spending, State Lottery

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he will appoint a committee to study the pros and cons of creating a state lottery.

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.

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.

The Compelling Majesty of His Power

By Oswald Chambers | February 4th, 2017 at 7:09 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, Devotional Study, Faith, Mississippi PEP, Religion

No one is able to take this stand for Jesus Christ who is not totally compelled by the majesty of His power. It is the only thing that matters, and yet it is strange that it’s the last thing we as Christian workers realize.

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 […]