Joshua Martin is currently a senior at Charleston Southern University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. He is involved with a Christian ministry called Campus Outreach (CO) and runs Cross Country and Track & Field for the university. Upon graduation, he hopes to serve in the public square while living on mission for the Gospel.
I don’t know about you, but I still find myself listening to speakers from previous NRB conventions. One that really caught my eye was when NRB member Chuck Finney, founder of Finney Media, spoke in 2017 on
Religion and Politics. Friend or Foe? For the Christian, the answer is not that black and white. Politics is an inevitable reality. Religion and politics are the two most taboo subjects to talk about. Perhaps that’s because they both get at the heart of what an individual believes and exposes where their true convictions lie.
On July 22, 2021, Lynch Fitch, Mississippi Attorney General, filed an amicus curiae brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the controversial landmark case Roe v. Wade. In 1973, Roe essentially legalized abortion, and Fitch believes that decision from the court to be “egregiously wrong.”
On April 2, 2021, a United Kingdom judge ruled in favor of Franklin Graham, saying that the town of Blackpool, England had violated religious liberty protections when it removed bus ads promoting a 2018 Christian event hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a longtime NRB member. Last week, Blackpool accepted the findings of the judge and formally agreed to the settlement terms of the case.
Last Friday, Axios held a virtual event to discuss America’s digital connectivity, how to close the digital divide, and the future of 5G technologies. Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission; Cristiano Amon, President & CEO
On Tuesday evening at NRB 2021, a panel discussed the current state of religious liberty for Christian organizations and nonprofits as well as the battles that may be on the horizon in the clash between the sexual revolution and religious liberty. This discussion came just a week after the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of Catholic Foster Care Agency, handing conservatives a win in their fight for religious freedom.
On Tuesday, 69 senators voted to confirm the youngest head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Lina Khan. In rare bipartisan fashion, 21 Republicans joined 48 Democrats to support Khan’s confirmation, while 3 senators abstained. Just hours after her confirmation, President Biden elevated her to chair of the FTC.
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor of a Catholic adoption agency in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a closely watched case with major implications for religious adoption agencies and nonprofit organizations.
For people looking from the outside in, Republicans and Democrats hardly ever agree in Congress. However, this is not the case with The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which is a nonbinding bill with bipartisan support. The co-sponsors of this bill are Representatives Steve Womack (R-AR) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) in the House and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and John Barrasso (R-WY) in the Senate.