Entries by US Pastor Council Staff

Watch Bernie Sanders Attack a Christian Nominee and Impose an Unconstitutional Religious Test for Public Office

David French, National Review I’d urge you to click the link and watch this exchange between Senator Bernie Sanders and Russell Vought, Trump’s nominee to be Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. The exchange starts at the 44:20 mark. Russell T. Vought & Sen. Bernie Sanders | Religious Litmus Test […]

Supreme Court signals deference to religious nonprofit groups

Alex Swoyer, The Washington Times The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that faith-based nonprofits can be treated the same as churches under federal retirement laws, in a decision signaling broad deference to religious institutions. Houses of worship are allowed greater freedom to structure their retirement plans than most corporations under the Employee Retirement Security […]

2017 Hurricane Season Starts June 1st

Download the ReadyHarris App Today (Harris County, TX) – June 1st marks the start of the 2017 hurricane season, although the season officially started in April when Tropical Storm Arlene formed over the north Atlantic. This is the third consecutive year that a storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season. Tropical Storm […]

Welch Responds to Tuttle

(Tyson Tuttle is the CEO of Silicon Labs and both signed a letter with other corporate leaders opposing Privacy Protections such as SB 6 and HB 2899, and posted a blog about his role. TXPC president Dave Welch responded to Mr. Tuttle’s blog with the following challenge.) Mr. Tuttle, The abject ignorance you display of […]

This Farmer Won’t Host Same-Sex Weddings at His Orchard. Now a City Has Banned Him From Its Farmers Market.

Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal A farmers market and Facebook posts have opened a new front in courtroom battles over religious freedom. It started when Steve Tennes, who owns a 120-acre farm in Charlotte, Michigan, expressed his traditional view about marriage on the farm’s Facebook page. This drew a warning from an official more than […]

These Numbers From New Planned Parenthood Report Show Need to Defund Abortion Giant

Melanie Israel, The Daily Signal Melanie Israel is a research associate for the DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. Each year, Planned Parenthood Federation of America issues an annual report outlining the abortion giant’s medical service data, revenue and expenses, and advocacy and educational activity. This week, the 2015-2016 report […]

Group Asks Supreme Court to Defend Religious Freedom

BOB ESCHLIMAN, Charisma News When it comes to American Christians whose religious liberty may be infringed upon, the U.S. Constitution, First Amendment and civil rights laws clearly define what constitutes religious persecution. But what about people in other countries who wish to come into our country because they have been persecuted in their home countries? […]