The New Guidelines for American Christians. 21st Century Edition

03/04/2015 Comments (90)

Being a Christian in American is not as easy as it used to be. And it's becoming increasingly clear that "Christian" aren't understanding this entirely so here's a new set of guidelines to help clarify any problems you might encounter.

One must only look at the recent cases such as the fire chief Kelvin Cochran who was fired for promulgating his belief in traditional marriage, or the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage, or simply the numerous institutions battling the HHS Mandate in courts across the country to see that Christians are still resisting.

The new (and IMPROVED!!!) guidelines are as follows:

The first amendment which states in part, "Congress shall make...READ MORE

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Islamic Terrorists Vow to "Conquer Rome." The World Wonders What They Mean

02/17/2015 Comments (64)

ISIS executioners killed 21 Coptic Christians in a horrific video released this week. The lead executioner speaking in English, pointed his knife and vowed “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission."

And the world wonders what he means by this cryptic statement.

Heck, the world can't seem to figure out who the terrorists are or what their motive is, despite them telling anyone who will listen their goals.

So we look to our political leaders, our best and brightest to offer some clarifying answers on this perplexing mystery. The White House, commenting on the massacre, lamented the loss of "Egyptian citizens." In its statement, it failed to mention the faith of the victims which seemed...READ MORE

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Fox to Air Show About Lucifer?

02/05/2015 Comments (13)

Comic books coming to television and movies are all the rage right now and raking in all sorts of money. But I'm thinking Fox may have taken the wrong lesson from that trend. They're announcing a new show about Lucifer based on a comic book. Yup. Ol' stick himself.

The show is being created by Tom Kapinos who made the show "Californication." The show is described as a "slice of life" drama about the Devil moving out of Hell and into Los Angeles. (Seems like a lateral move to me.) It'll be about a completely amoral character hob-nobbing with California elites so it'll essentially be exactly like "Californication." In fact, I watched one episode of Californication so I know a little bit...READ MORE

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UK Mother of Six Could Be Sterilized

02/03/2015 Comments (29)

The UK government may soon be all set to forcibly sterilize a mother of six with learning disabilities, according to shocking news reports. But don't worry, they say it's for her own good.

Social Services have requested that a judge approve of them forcibly entering her home, dragging her to the hospital, and sterilizing her. But they say it has nothing to do with eugenics. No. It's nothing like that.

Health and social services officials want the judge to declare: the woman lacks capacity to make decisions under the terms of mental capacity legislation; a "therapeutic" sterilisation is in her best interests – and authorise medics to sterilise her; to authorise her removal from her home to...READ MORE

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Just in Time for the March for Life, GOP Punks Out on Abortion

01/22/2015 Comments (26)

This is deflating. Here I am running out the door to head down to Washington D.C. for the March for Life and I read that the House GOP dropped plans to debate a bill that would make late-term abortions illegal. The whole thing was sort of a show anyway since President Obama was going to veto it anyway. But that's the thing. Republicans don't even dare to bring up a show vote on abortion.

This on the day before the March for Life just shows why we can't get anywhere. According to polls, banning late-term abortions is supported by something like 70 or 80 percent of people. That means it would actually be good politics to raise this issue. But instead, they punk out on the unborn.

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Real Men Pray

01/14/2015 Comments (60)

My father was a tough guy. A war veteran right out of the John Wayne/Ted Williams mold. A man who never complained about pain and worked hard every day. And I grew up watching the toughest man I ever met pray. Often.

To me, it was what real men did. He wore a scapular, attended daily Mass, and prayed the rosary for the souls in purgatory almost incessantly. And there's something about seeing the strongest person you know get down on his knees that helps to shape a child to learn what being a man is about.

I tell you this because I just read an interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke who made headlines discussing the issue that many men no longer feel at home in the Church. I know that...READ MORE

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Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

01/08/2015 Comments (90)

The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports.

It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he?

But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian it's not because you're a Christian it's because you displayed bad judgment in being a Christian. You get the difference, right?

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If Guys Ran Christmas…

12/26/2014 Comments (27)

Everyone's always talking about the secularization of Christmas. I'm more concerned right now with the wife-icization of Christmas. I'm supposed to be wrapping my presents for my wife right now so I'm locked in my room but instead of wrapping, I'm writing this stupid post. I'm thinking that if guys ran Christmas things would be very different.

So if guys ran Christmas...

There'd be no wrapping paper. It just wouldn't even exist. You can be surprised by my gift when I carry it into the room. You don't need an extra moment of anticipation at 69 cents a foot. Not worth it. The most you'd get is we'd put the gift in an old shoebox but actually we'd never keep the shoebox so forget that part....READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.