Recent Viewpoints

January 12, 2023
Mt. Avery M.B. Church Vandalism

Kerby Anderson A new report from the Family Research Council documents that there have been more than 400 “acts of hostility” against churches in the US since 2018. If I had written the report, I think I would have used other words than “acts of hostility,” but this rather tame description is probably best. These attacks have taken place in 45 different states and in Washington, DC. Most of those attacks have been what they refer to as “pro-abortion acts…

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January 11, 2023
Population Decline Graph

Kerby Anderson Because of the continuing advances in medicine, you would assume that each generation would be healthier than the previous generation. My grandfather was a doctor who encountered diseases that doctors in the 21st century have never seen and only read about in textbooks. One demographer at the University of New Hampshire noted that 24 states had more deaths than births in the year covered by the report. In the past, it was unusual for even five states to…

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January 10, 2023
FBI + Twitter

Kerby Anderson The release of the Twitter Files over the last few weeks has provided enough evidence of a relationship between Twitter and the FBI. That is why Republicans in the House of Representatives want to investigate the matter. As more information was released, the agency issued this statement: “The men and women of the FBI work every day to protect the American public. It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the…

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January 9, 2023
Illegals surge at border

Kerby Anderson Most Americans do not know how bad the border crisis is, and that may also explain why the recent omnibus spending bill provides funding for the wrong cities. A Harvard-Harris poll asked Americans a simple question: “How many border crossings by illegal immigrants do you think are occurring each year?” The correct answer would be 3 million. Unfortunately, 16 percent guessed fewer than 100,000 illegal border crossers entered the US in a year. Another 21 percent estimated that…

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January 6, 2023
transgender man Lia Tompson wins swim meet

Penna Dexter The sad stories of female athletes being forced to compete against biological males and losing positions, titles, and opportunities are getting more numerous. Reporter Laurel Duggan writes: “There is a common misconception that born-male athletes participating in women’s sports is a non-issue because it’s not happening often, but that’s a false narrative.” In an article in The Daily Caller, Ms. Duggan identifies some high-profile transgender athletes who are, she writes, “changing the landscape for ordinary female athletes” across…

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January 6, 2023
The flag and the cross

Kerby Anderson During a radio interview with Professor Winfield Bevins, he told the story of how the president of Asbury Theological Seminary welcomed incoming seminary students. He began, “Welcome to life on the fastest-growing mission field in the world: North America.” Consider the estimates just from the United States. Approximately, 180 million have no connection to a local church. That makes it one of the fastest-growing mission fields in the Western Hemisphere. One survey estimated that as many as 700,000…

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January 5, 2023
Biden bends over to talk to small boy & girl

Kerby Anderson Our culture seems obsessed with children and sexuality. That is the conclusion of columnist Laura Hollis, who reminds us of the public reaction two years ago to the Netflix film “Cuties.” The young girls in a dance competition included sexually provocative moves in skin-tight costumes. She recounts an opinion piece for NBC News in which the author dismissed the outrage as merely a “cynical ploy” by “the pedophile-obsessed American right, driven by QAnon.” A few weeks ago, Project…

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January 4, 2023
Statue of Liberty

Kerby Anderson Constitutional lawyer, John Whitehead, used the recent Bill of Rights Day to illustrate the cultural and political attacks on our fundamental rights. Here are a few examples. We have a First Amendment, but you “can be persecuted for criticizing the government, prosecuted for reporting on government wrongdoing.” You can also be “fined and jailed for exercising your religious beliefs.” Although we have a Second Amendment, owning a gun can get you put on a government watch list. The…

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January 3, 2023
Looted Store in SF

Kerby Anderson Are we becoming a nation of thieves? That is a question Victor Davis Hanson asks near the end of a long essay on what is happening to America. In previous commentaries, I’ve talked about the smash-and-grab robberies that have been taking place in major cities and sometimes even in the suburbs. But the problem isn’t just happening in some of these isolated localities. To understand the stories he recounts, you need to know that Victor Davis Hanson lives…

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January 2, 2023
The Next American Economy book cover

Kerby Anderson One of this country’s greatest success stories is its economy. It is one of the reasons so many people around the world want to come to this country and become Americans. But our nation’s economy is at a crossroads. This is the reason Samuel Gregg wrote his book, The Next American Economy. He was on my radio program recently to talk about the current state of America’s economy and the threats it faces from three ideologies: protectionism, industrial…

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December 30, 2022
Prayer circle Bible Study prayer

Penna Dexter As 2022 ends, we’re looking at some disturbing trends. Inflation is up. Government spending has reached unheard-of levels. Population growth is sluggish with more deaths than births in 24 states. Our Congress has placed a twisted definition of marriage into law that people of faith may be forced to accept and even celebrate. We’re mainstreaming transgenderism. People are being canceled and punished in many ways for standing for and attempting to live according to what we all once…

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