Institute for Religion & Democracy’s Top 10 Church News Stories in 2016

A lesbian pastor elected to be a United Methodist bishop, growing Evangelical seminaries and shrinking Oldline Protestant church staff made news in 2016.

The Life Issue Isn’t Subjective

Kelvey Vander Hart: We cannot afford to be subjective on the life issue any longer.

Six Takeaways From Final Presidential Debate

Shane Vander Hart shares his six takeaways from watching the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, NV.

Hillary Clinton Says Planned Parenthood is Worth Celebrating

Hillary Clinton on Planned Parenthood’s 100 year anniversary said that the organization’s work is “worth celebrating – and protecting.”

Planned Parenthood: 100 Years of Moral Bankruptcy

Kelvey Vander Hart: Planned Parenthood is celebrating 100 years of existence, we are mourning 100 years of moral bankruptcy and lives being slaughtered.

Former Planned Parenthood Director to Address Worldview Conference

Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic manager in Storm Lake, IA, will speak at the 2016 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing on Saturday, October 15.

New Live Action Video Debunks Planned Parenthood’s 3% Myth

Live Action debunks the claim made by Planned Parenthood that abortion is just 3% of what they do and their priority is women’s healthcare.

Killing Unborn Patients to Solve Social Problems Is Not Healthcare

Donna Harrison, M.D. responds to Oxford statement: Elective abortion is not medical care. Killing human beings to solve social problems is not medical care.

Gary Johnson’s Four Fatal Flaws

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson has four fatal flaws that may prevent Never Trump conservatives from throwing their support behind him.

Hard Hitting Ad Paints Hillary Clinton Extreme on Abortion

Susan B. Anthony List released an ad featuring Micah Pickering, who was born premature, to spotlight Hillary Clinton’s opposition to a late term abortion ban.

National Pro-Life Group Endorses Chuck Grassley

Susan B. Anthony List announced its endorsement of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is running for re-election against former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge.

Pelosi Says God, Guns and Gays Keep White Males from Voting Clinton

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says white, non-college educated, male voters vote against their economic interests because of guns, gays and God.

Democrats Add Taxpayer-Funded Abortions to Their Platform

The delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia approved a party platform that supports taxpayer funding of abortion.

Announcing Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing 2016

Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing 2016 is a Christian worldview conference for students and adults to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Johnston, IA.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 7-2-16 (Guests: Cal Beisner & Jenifer Bowen)

On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers are joined by Dr. Cal Beisner of Cornwall Alliance and Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life.

The Supreme Court Priorities: Abortion Before Religious Liberty

The Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the appeal of Stormans Inc. v. Wiesman is even more troubling as it prioritizes abortion over religious liberty.