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Should John Witherspoon’s Statue Remain at Princeton?

Should John Witherspoon’s Statue Remain at Princeton?

Princeton University is considering a petition, signed by nearly 300 members of the campus community, to remove a statue of John Witherspoon. According to the petition, “paying such honor to someone who participated actively in the enslavement of human beings, and used his scholarly gifts to defend the practice, is today a distraction from the University’s mission.” In place of the statue, the petition requests an informational plaque that would describe both the positive and negative aspects of Witherspoon’s legacy.

Vice President Kamala Harris Compares Pro-Life Laws to Slavery

Vice President Kamala Harris Compares Pro-Life Laws to Slavery

Vice President Kamala Harris sparked criticism from Christians and pro-lifers this week when she compared the views of pro-lifers with those of pre-Civil War slave owners.

Making Abortion as Unthinkable as Slavery

Making Abortion as Unthinkable as Slavery

In most of the world today, slavery is unthinkable. Is it possible that we could ever reach that same place with abortion in America?

Dr. King, the Black Church and Israel

Dr. King, the Black Church and Israel

Dr. King understood the significance of Israel, and his visit to Jerusalem was remarkable in many ways. But he also understood, and indeed reflected on, the significance of Israel to Black slaves in the U.S.

How the Image of God Offers Freedom

How the Image of God Offers Freedom

Chuck Colson would say that, barring the message of salvation, the greatest gift Christianity gave the world is the idea of the image of God. Christians need to know and understand the image of God for three distinct reasons. 

Juneteenth—Something We Can All Commemorate

Juneteenth—Something We Can All Commemorate

Tomorrow, however, offers us an opportunity to come out of our ideological and political corners and agree to commemorate a significant day in American history. Every American, regardless of politics or background, should reflect on a day marked in many African American communities for over 150 years. Tomorrow, June 19th, is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day in 1865 in which the particularly vicious evil of chattel slavery effectively came to an end in this country.

Gavel Named for Slaveholder Replaced with One Recalling Missionary at SBC Meeting

Gavel Named for Slaveholder Replaced with One Recalling Missionary at SBC Meeting

Outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear opened up the two-day Southern Baptist meeting using a different gavel than the one traditionally used. The traditional gavel was named for John A. Broadus, a founding faculty member of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Broadus was a slaveholder and a believer in white superiority. So, instead of using the Broadus Gavel, Greear used the Judson Gavel, named for the first SBC missionary.

Slavery, Abortion and the Right to Life

Slavery, Abortion and the Right to Life

From the moment we are created, we possess "unalienable rights." How will you advance them for the preborn today?

SBC Seminary Votes to Retain Slaveholders' Names on Buildings

SBC Seminary Votes to Retain Slaveholders' Names on Buildings

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has decided not to change the names of some of the school's buildings named for men who owned slaves. The school did, however, set aside a substantial amount of money to fund scholarships for African American students.

Top Legislator Won’t Apologize for Comparing ‘Scourge’ of Abortion to Slavery

Top Legislator Won’t Apologize for Comparing ‘Scourge’ of Abortion to Slavery
A leading Republican in the Michigan state legislature is refusing to apologize after comparing legal abortion to legal slavery – remarks that have drawn criticism from pro-choice members of the chamber.
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