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Many tenets of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity
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Arm Chair Republican, a blog by Lanny Grant of Liberty, South Carolina.
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Sites that promote America's Christian heritage

First Foundations: researches and reports on the societal foundations of family, government and religion anywhere in the world.
Center for Reclaiming America and Center for Christian Statesmanship
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes: Join us in helping severely wounded and disabled War on Terror veterans rebuild their shattered lives.
Federalist Patriot: the Internet's leading journal on Federalism and the Founders. Read this if nothing else. Check out the historical documents on the Federalist Patriot site.
Don Feder's web site : any attempt to separate America from God is a betrayal of our Republic
The late D. James Kennedy's video One Nation Under God.
Dr. Peter Lillback of Providence Forum. Educating Americans about their heritage of faith.
Dr. Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston. The Origins of American Constitutionalism.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin: Toward Tradition
Dr. James H. Hutson: Library of Congress. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic.
Rev. Donald S. Binder, rector of Pohick Church, where many of our Founding Fathers worshiped.
Dr. Paul Jehle, Plymouth Rock Foundation: to seek a greater public awareness and understanding of American history."
Marshall Foster, the Mayflower Institute: proclaiming the untold story of America's history, to prepare individuals and families to defend their Judeo-Christian heritage. restoring the heart and soul of America.
The Washington, Jefferson and Madison Institute: virtue, liberty, knowledge a biblical worldview ministry.
American Christian Tours
America's God and Country by William J. Federer: contains remarkable quotes illustrating the deep faith of those who built our nation.
Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, professor of public affairs at American University on Jefferson's wall of separation.
Gary DeMar: American Vision: equipping and empowering Christians to restore America's biblical foundation.
David Gibbs Jr: Christian Law Association
ACLU vs. America website.


Autism Research Institute: The late Dr. Bernard Rimland
Autism Society of America: No. 1 in autism information
Cure Autism Now
DT Trainer: computer software using discreet trial training. We love it.

Christian interest

Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals baseball star, and his family launch Christian ministry that aids Down syndrome children.
Answering Islam: a Christian-Muslim dialogue and apologetic
McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College, is dedicated to
exploring biblical Christianity and its implications for our world. MSC offers lots of articles and audio recordings regarding all things biblical.
Truth Publishers was founded by Gene Gurganus. Gene was a longtime missionary in Bangladesh and wrote a great book: The Peril of Islam. You can purchase this book on his website and check out other items he offers.
United American Committee: Islamic extremism in America.
Blue Letter Bible: interactive reference library
The Cause USA: The CauseUSA is a prayer initiative to urgently mobilize nationwide prayer and fasting for America.
Christian Examiner: Christian news and events with regional editions.
Christian On-line Publishers' Guide: Christian publishers listings
Christian Book Previews: find new Christian books here
Don Swarthout's Christians Reviving America's Values.
Liberty Counsel
Crosswalk: Christian web site with helpful e-mail newsletters.
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association member pages
Evangelical Press Association
Faith Defenders: Christian apologetics
Judeo-Christian Alliance
Feed the Children: a nonprofit Christian charitable organization providing physical, spiritual, educational and vocational assistance.
E-Sword.Net: free Bible software
Freedom Alliance: support our troops. Oliver L. North, founder and honorary chairman.
Mark Kellner: a fantastic writer, editor, speaker. Check out Mark's blog too.
Lifeway: Biblical solutions for life
A Million Thanks: a service project to thank our troops conducted by students of Lutheran High School of Orange, California.
Mission America Coalition: uniting Christians for evangelism and revival
Linguist's Software: Fonts for the Whole World
National Association of Evangelicals
Open Doors: working to strengthen the persecuted church.
Operation Blessing International: breaking the cycle of suffering since 1978
Prison Fellowship: Chuck Colson's ministry to prisoners and Breakpoint
Reasons to Believe: scientific support for your faith or answers to questions about God and science
Stand to Reason: building effective ambassadors
This Is What I Believe: reminding elected officials about our traditional values
Salvation Army: a great organization to support financially
Soldiers Angels: provides aid and comfort to any and all Armed Forces defending freedom and liberty for all
Treats for Troops: sending packages to soldiers.
Voice of the Martyrs
Christian Seniors: for Christian conservatives older than 50

Christian family values

American Family Association
Marriage Today
Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Dr. scientific studies about sexual orientation and homosexuality from a Christian viewpoint
Parents Television Council: bringing America's demand for positive, family oriented television programming to the entertainment industry.
Traditional Values Coalition
Overcoming addictions to pornography: Dynamic Living for Men, Faithful and True Ministries, Harvest USA, Christian Counsel International, Pure Life Ministries.


Christians for Life, a ministry in Topeka, Kansas, that helps churches and individuals to become the Hands of Jesus by becoming involved in the pro-life cause.
Healing Hearts: confidential one to one e-mail and support group counseling to anyone suffering from the affects of an abortion, or any type of abuse
Memorial for the Unborn: dedicated to healing generations of pain assoicated with the loss of aborted children
Pro-Life Training: persuasively communicating the pro-life message
Be a Voice for Life: sanctity of human life

History and national interest

Alliance Defense Fund: defending our first liberty.
Carrot-Top Industries: more flags and patriotic banners than you can imagine
Coral Ridge Ministries: Dr. D. James Kennedy
Foundation for Moral Law: official web site and organization supporting former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
John Hagee Ministries
Center for Security Policy: Frank Gaffney Jr.
Supreme Court: plenty of background information.
Wall Builders: David Barton's organization dedicated to rebuilding godly principles in public affairs


Carolina Christian Conservative
SteynOnline: conservative commentary with British wit
National Review Online
Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
American Conservative Union Foundation. Conservative University: Transferring conservatism to the next generation.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs: scientific studies of the news and entertainment media
Townhall: conservative news and information. Also a great place to go on election night for up-to-the minute results.
Vanguard: conservative policy and activist group.
Young America's Foundation: See their list of the top 10 conservative colleges.
WorldNetDaily: a free press for a free people


Home School Legal Defense Association
Patrick Henry College
Generation Joshua: division of Home School Legal Defense Association
Gutenberg College. A classical, Great-books college that teaches from a biblical worldview.
High School Conservative Clubs of America
Christian Educators Association: demonstrating God's love and truth to the educational community
FIRE: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Churches and youth groups

Battle Cry for a Generation: fighting to save America's youth
Youth Talk: a place where Christian teens can learn about issues and their faith
Christian youth mentoring: Our nation's at-risk children need your help -- the demand is overwhelming! Get involved with time and donations.



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Veterans Celebration at Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Nov. 6. Photo gallery.

Posted 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31

South Carolina voter guides now available

With the primary campaign season starting in dead Ernest (apologies to anyone with deceased loved ones of that name) and many South Carolina Republican candidates claiming to be Ronald Reagan reincarnated, makes the following voter guides available.

Upstate Edition

Lowcountry Edition

Check out President Reagan's face on Mount Rushmore.

Posted 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27

Clinton Denounces Proposed 'Defamation of Religions' Policies
By Michelle A. Vu, Christian Post Reporter

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced strong opposition Monday to proposed U.N. resolutions on “defamation of religions,” saying that such policies would restrict free speech.

In opening remarks for the release of the State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, Clinton said that while some claim so-called defamation of religions policies would help protect freedom of religion, she “strongly disagree[s].”

“The United States will always seek to counter negative stereotypes of individuals based on their religion and will stand against discrimination and persecution,” Clinton stated. “But an individual’s ability to practice his or her religion has no bearing on others’ freedom of speech.” Read the rest.


From the Thomas More Law Center

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — For 63 years, a privately maintained nativity scene has been displayed during the Christmas season on a public median in Warren, Michigan. That 63 year-old tradition was abruptly ended by the Macomb County Road Commission, which controls private displays on public medians in the county, after it received a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist organization that has as its aim the removal of all religious symbols from the public square. Rather than stand up to the atheists, the Road Commission ordered the removal of the private nativity scene, in violation of the Constitution. Read More.

Posted 4:20 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina says why America is special from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo. 

Posted 9:25 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24

Check out this great web site about our Founding Fathers.

Posted 10:20 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20

Upstate Freedom Festival, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Oct. 19. Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 8:40 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19

Sen. Jim DeMint speaks at CEOPAC 2009 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo. 

Sen. DeMint tells why the United States is unique.

Posted 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18

Frank Page says we can all be giant killers from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

This is a portion of an inspiring message given by Frank Page, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, at the CEOPAC Conference at First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, Friday night.

Posted 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17

Kelly Payne, candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education, launches a new web site.

Sen. Jim DeMint and Dr. Frank Page headline CEOPAC 2009 Conference
at First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, Oct. 16. Click here for photo gallery.

From left: Sen. Jim DeMint, Dr. Frank Page, former president Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. Chuck Morton, director of Greenville Tech's Brashier Campus.

Posted 12:25 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11

EVANGELICALS: Your Leaders Endorsed Mass Amnesty Today
By Roy Beck, Updated Thursday, October 8, 2009, 6:41 PM EDT


Leaders of most of the nation's evangelical Christians made a shocking endorsement of illegal-alien amnesty today in Senate testimony.

Their spokesman -- the head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) -- said high immigration is increasing membership in evangelical churches and is good for the economy.

Polls have shown that evangelical Christians in the pews are the MOST likely to OPPOSE amnesty. Read the rest.

Passing the Torch of Liberty to a New Generation: from American Vision

This 500-page book consists of 20 messages delivered to the nation
from 1799 to 1802.

Most ministers would be afraid to preach these messages today. The men who witnessed the birth of our nation understood that even civil magistrates—politicians—are obligated to place themselves under the sovereign hand of God. Many ministers today have tried to remain neutral in the face of politics, which has become increasingly godless. You’ve heard ministers tell their congregations to stay out of politics with some of the following:

"Politics is dirty.”
“Jesus didn’t get mixed up in politics.”
“There’s a separation between church and state.”
“Our citizenship is in heaven.”
“We’re not supposed to judge.”
“You can’t impose your morality on other people.”

Joseph Strong stated in 1802 that our fathers adhered to the principle “that none ought to be elevated to public office except those whose opinions and behavior were strictly Christian” and that “righteousness exalts a nation.” When is the last time you heard anything like that?

These are principles that many Christians have forgotten. We’re not in a mess today because of unbelievers; we’re in a mess because we are a nation that has lost its memory of its Christian beginnings.



Posted 3:20 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7

Ed Butler, president general of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, participates in a grave dedication ceremony for his patriot ancestor Rev. William McClanahan at Reedy River Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, Oct. 6. Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 9:55 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6

Ken Ard addresses Greenville GOP Executive Committee

Ken Ard (center), county councilman from Florence and a GOP candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor, gave a heartfelt conservative address to the Greenville County Executive Committee Monday night, Oct. 5. Here he is chatting with Roan Garcia-Quintana (left) and Billy Mitchell (right).

Posted 8:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3

Grave dedication for Dicey Langston, the teenage girl Patriot from the Revolutionary War, sponsored by the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Oct. 3. Click here for photo gallery.

Reenactors and Bluegrass music at Dixie Republic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Oct. 3. Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1

Reception for Rep. Gresham Barrett and Mrs. Natalie Barrett in Greenville
hosted by Jerry and Tammy Barber. Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30

Joe Wilson, second district congressman from South Carolina, and his son Alan Wilson, candidate for SC attorney general, visit Greenville, Sept. 29. Click here for photo gallery.

Joe Wilson
Alan Wilson (right)


Posted 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern's

Proclamation of Morality

We the People of Oklahoma, Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessing of Liberty; to secure just and rightful Government; to promote our mutual Welfare and Happiness, do establish this proclamation and call upon the people of the great State of Oklahoma, and our fellow Patriots in these United States of America who look to the Lord for guidance, to acknowledge the need for a national awakening of righteousness in our land.

WHEREAS, "It is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand" (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by Religion and Morality" (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, "Our Constitution was made only for a Moral and Religious people" (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government...but upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God" (James Madison); and
WHEREAS, "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God (Benjamin Franklin); and
WHEREAS, "God who gave us life gave us liberty and can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God" (Thomas Jefferson); and
WHEREAS, "Whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of God, and the support of Religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state" (Joseph Story); and
WHEREAS, "We hold sacred the rights of conscience, and promise to the people...the free and undisturbed exercise of their religion" (Roger Sherman); and
WHEREAS, "This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians" (Patrick Henry); and
WHEREAS, "When you...exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed upon your mind that God commands you to choose just men who will rule in the fear of God" (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, "The principles of genuine Liberty and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible" (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance upon the Creator of the Universe; and
WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and
WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and
WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior [i.e., the White House issued a national proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Month];
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we the undersigned elected officials of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of the State of Oklahoma, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world, solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma and of these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and Morality as put forth in the HOLY BIBLE; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, believers in the One True God and His only Son, call upon all to join with us in recognizing that "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord," and humbly implore all who love Truth and Virtue to live above reproach in the sight of God and man with a firm reliance on the leadership and protection of Almighty God; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

Signed in the year of our Lord Christ Two Thousand and Nine.


Posted 6:05 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21

Sen. Jim DeMint speaks to the Greenville County Republican Women's Club Sept. 21. Click here for my photo gallery.

Posted 5:55 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

Upstate Young Republicans Host Constitutional Day event
in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
Click here for my photo gallery.

State Rep. Eric Bedingfield

Posted 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17

Converse Chellis, South Carolina treasurer, speaks to the Upstate Republican Women in Greenville Sept. 17. Click here for photo gallery.

Posted 3:25 p.m., Sunday, Sept 13

Fall edition Palmetto Patriot now available

I am the editor and layout artist for The Palmetto Patriot, the quarterly publication of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution. We have just gone to press with our fall issue. Click here to read.

Posted 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28
Red Skelton and the Pledge: has our country fallen this far?


Posted 9:25 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28

Great videos on The Government Can and A Homeschool Family.

Posted 7:40 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27

Rep. Bob Inglis, challenger Trey Gowdy (solicitor), Gov. Mark Sanford speak
at Aug. 27 meeting (photo gallery)

Posted 11:20 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20

Sen. DeMint says president must be stopped
or he will spend country into oblivion. Click here for photo gallery.

Sen. Jim DeMint comments on health care reform from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

By Thomas C. Hanson

Sen. Jim DeMint told a packed crowd at Tommy’s Ham House Aug. 20 that a lot of Congressmen and Senators are going to return to Washington after the August break with a new frame of mind because they are hearing from the American people.
Sen DeMint, who opposes the president’s health care plan, said he knows the president’s motive is not to get the uninsured insured and that his motive is not to lower the cost of private health insurance because he has introduced bills that would have moved the country in that direction, and they were voted down by the Democrats.
“I introduced a bill that would at least allow people who have to buy their own insurance outside of an employer to deduct that cost from their taxes.” Every Democrat including Barack Obama, voted against it, he said.
Sen. DeMint introduced a bill to lower insurance costs for consumers by allowing them to buy insurance policies from other states. Every Democrat, including Barack Obama, voted against it. Every Democrat including Barack Obama voted against a bill that would have allowed small companies to form associations to buy insurance.
“What they are trying to do is take control of our health care system so they can control a bigger part of our economy, a bigger part of our lives,” Sen. DeMint said, “not because they have bad intentions, but because they really do believe that centrally managed economics work.”
Sen. DeMint said that we have to stop the president on the health care bill and force him to sit down and listen to the American people, to reflect their values and priorities. “If not,” Sen. DeMint said, “he is going to spend and borrow this country into oblivion…. When we have countries like China and Saudi Arabia telling us to get our debt down and get our spending down because they are concerned about our currency, we should be horrified.”
Sen. DeMint went on to say: “I think you are here this morning because you have been reminded that this country belongs to you and not the politicians. The only way to keep politicians straight is for them to be more afraid of you than they are of someone else who is lobbying the government.” :
Sen. DeMint said it makes a big difference to see such support when he comes home. “I would be more tempted to give in if I didn’t fly home every weekend from Washington,” he said.

Rep. Gresham Barrett comments on Cap and Trade and Health Care from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Posted 10:40 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21

CEO panel discusses the role of character and faith in public policy

By Thomas C. Hanson

Photo gallery

The CEO Round Table of South Carolina conducted a Townhall meeting Aug. 18 on “Principles and Politics: The Role of Character and Faith in Public Policy.”
The panel discussing these topics were Dr. Tony Beam, host of “Christian Worldview Today” on Christian Talk 660; Dr. Frank S. Page, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Rep. Gresham Barrett, Third District congressman; Dr. Michael Hamlet, pastor of the First Baptist Church in North Spartanburg; and Josh Kimbrell, president and chairman of the CEO Round Table of South Carolina.
Matthew Campbell, the CEO’s vice president of advancement, introduced the evening’s activities.
In attendance were Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and Bill Connor, candidate for lieutenant governor.
According to the organization’s web site (, the mission of CEO (Christians Empowered and Organized) Round Table of South Carolina is to bring a consistent, conservative message to the Palmetto State. This objective is accomplished by bringing together social and economic conservatives out of conviction that the two are interdependent.
The event took place on the rooftop of the New York Life Building overlooking the Drive Stadium in downtown Greenville.

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