A Conversation with Lucas Miles: Has Liberal Thought Hijacked the Church?
Has liberal thought hijacked the church? Pastor, author, and podcaster Lucas Miles answers that question in this engaging and eye-opening conversation with My Faith Votes CEO, Jason Yates.
Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Schools
We have an obligation to know if our kids are being educated or indoctrinated. And the way we prevent the latter is through voting. Voting out representatives who seek to take over the role designed for parents and voting in representatives who respect parental authority.
A Conversation with Rebecca Friedrichs: Taking on Teachers Unions
With more parents becoming aware of the issues facing our schools through the attention being brought to school boards and the curriculum being pushed, our conversation with Rebecca looks at the surprising power that the teachers unions have and the need for teachers to be aware of where their dues are really being used.
A Conversation with Dave Kubal: What's the Difference between Prayer and Intercession?
What’s the difference between prayer and intercession? And does community impact the effectiveness of prayer? Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, has a candid conversation with Dave Kubal, President of Intercessors for America, about the power of prayer and how there has been an obvious acceleration of people wanting to come together to pray and act on behalf of our nation in the last few years.
A Conversation with Pastor Corey Brooks: Rooftop Revelations in Chicago's Worst Neighborhood
He's been living on a rooftop for over 100 days in Chicago's worst neighborhood. Find out why!
If You Can Vote, You Can Advance the Kingdom of God
God used my story to cultivate a personal burden in my heart for young mothers and the unborn. I thank God for entrusting me to participate in this work alongside him.
A Conversation with Melissa Ohden: Will Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?
She survived an abortion and now she's an advocate for life. Melissa Ohden was on the steps of the Supreme Court this week as they heard the pivotal Dobbs case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Watch here.
My Faith Votes joins coalition urging Supreme Court to hear crucial religious freedom case
My Faith Votes strongly recommends the court uphold their responsibility to “protect the ability of teachers and other government employees to express their protected First Amendment right to engage in private religious expression without fear of government retribution or Establishment Clause violation.”
A Conversation with Os Guinness: Why is America Divided?
Everyone knows America is divided -- but why? Our conversation with Os Guinness dives into a fascinating look at how our current cancel-culture, the sexual revolution, and Critical Race Theory stem from the French Revolution in the late 1700s.
A Conversation with Brad Dacus: Religious Freedom and Vaccine Mandates
Brad Dacus updates us on the latest attacks on religious freedom and where victories have been won. We also discussed vaccine mandates and how Christians can effectively engage in making an impact on biblical values.
If we desire a more perfect union, then we need to read the Constitution -Mike Huckabee
The title deed to our freedom is in this extraordinary document called the Constitution. In our current political climate, I am confident that many of our judges and members of Congress have not even read the contents of that deed. But that's no excuse for us.
CEO of My Faith Votes: 'President Biden has disregarded the Constitution and shaken our nation's foundation by stealing our freedoms out from under us'
No person should ever be subjected to harassment, coercion, or sanctions for making an informed, voluntary decision in regard to vaccines that have not been tested for their long-term impact. Government overreach has hit the tipping point.
A Conversation with Don Bentley
A decorated veteran of the War in Afghanistan, Don Bentley, shares his feelings as he has watched the evacuation unfold.
7 STEPS TO HOSTING A PRAYER VIGIL
Encourage your church or small group to hold a special prayer vigil on Wednesday, September 1. Here are simple instructions on how you can host a prayer vigil. The Body of Christ needs to wage spiritual war against the plans of the enemy seeking only to kill and destroy.
A Conversation with NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson
From concerned citizen to Lt. Gov in two years, Mark Robinson is blazing a new trail in North Carolina politics and standing for biblical values in all he does.
A Conversation with Mike Pompeo
He is one of the fiercest advocates for religious freedom in the world and besides his work as Secretary of State, CIA Director, and Congressman, Mike Pompeo is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and believes in the importance of Christians engaging in the public square.
A Christian Response to the Equality Act
This is the fourth in a series of four articles on the Equality Act.
The Equality Act’s Attack on Women and Girls
This is the third in a series of four articles on the Equality Act.
Implications of the Equality Act for Christian Businesses and Nonprofits
This is the second in a series of four articles on the Equality Act.
How the Equality Act Impacts People of Faith
This the first in a series of four articles on the Equality Act.
A Conversation with Christian Baker, Jack Phillips
Our conversation goes beyond the inflammatory headlines and gives you a deeper and important look into Jack’s life, his legal battles, and why his case affects every American’s civil rights and religious freedom.
She survived a saline infusion abortion; now she advocates for life
"No matter what administration is in office, ordinary people like you and me, who are committed and involved at the grassroots level are the solution. We are called to serve, we’re called to speak up and speak out, we’re called to be light, even more so in an increasingly dark time."
Being a Mother is not "Too Much"
The truth is, in 1972, before this generation of moms was even born, our society made a decision affecting hundreds of millions of parents and children. When abortion was legalized, we wrote it into law; women can choose if a child would be “too much.”
5 PRAYER PRIORITIES FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 2021
On Thursday, May 6, The National Day of Prayer celebrates 70 years of prayer for America. Originally signed into law in 1952, the National Day of Prayer is a day set aside to pray for our nation.
A First-hand Perspective On: Immigration
Her family has owned land on the Texas/Mexico border for 100 years. This is what they are experiencing right now.
ACTION ALERT: Federal Government Seeking to Take Over Elections
A dangerous bill introduced in Congress, known as For the People Act, (H.R. 1 in the House and S1 in the Senate) would federalize the election process. We urge you to use our simple tool and send a note to your representatives in Congress urging them to oppose this legislation and keep election power in the states' hands.
A Prayer for America
Lord, this is a dark and dangerous time for our country. Our politics is full of hate, and it is spilling over in how we think of and treat each other.
My Faith Votes Conversation with Promise Keepers CEO, Ken Harrison
The word "political" has been changed dramatically. It's leadership. We have leadership in government which involves politics. But we've merged those words together so that Christians get confused. "Oh, I don't want to be political." Great, don't be political but get involved in leadership though. -Ken Harrison
SCOTUS Watch | July 10, 2020
SCOTUS finished the current session’s term this week and has issued several significant rulings in the last two weeks. We will be taking a look at the Court’s recent rulings, three cases this week, and four cases next week, breaking them down to understand the substantial impact of each one.
Why You Should Worry About the Supreme Court’s Disturbing Ruling on the First Amendment
Just before the stroke of midnight on May 29, while protests and riots against the murder of George Floyd raged across America, the Supreme Court issued one of this year’s most important rulings on the First Amendment.
The Decline of Christian Values is a Danger to America
On this Flag Day, we are in another battle against the ultimate oppressor. Because what makes this nation so different is that this nation is rooted in the belief that our ultimate freedom comes from God, not the government. As Christianity declines and people lose sight of these truths, we are in serious danger.
Justice, What's Right and the Standard of Truth
Today, we see people fighting for “justice” who have different definitions of what’s “right” because they don’t agree on the standard of truth.
Abortion and the Believer
I was shocked when I read the statistics. Research shows that 70 percent of women who get abortions identify as “Christians.” How could this be true? Don’t Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God? Don’t they know what it says about the sanctity of every human life?
My Faith Votes Conversation with Abby Johnson
Watch our conversation with Abby Johnson to learn what's currently happening on the abortion front in our nation and what we can do to stand for life.
The struggle of social distancing and service
2020 has introduced a new term to our social lexicon -- “social distancing.” And it turns out social distancing is a really destructive response to a really destructive disease.
My Faith Votes Conversation with Pastor Robert Morgan
Watch our conversation with Pastor Robert Morgan about how the Bible played a critical role throughout our nation's history.
Coronavirus is redefining the words ‘church’ and ‘worship’
For my congregation, the church isn’t a building and worship isn’t a one-hour-per-week activity.
My Faith Votes Conversation with Dr. David Jeremiah
Watch our conversation with Dr. David Jeremiah about facing fear with faith in this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
Abortion in the Coronavirus Age
A stunning order from Jay Inslee (D), governor of Washington state, just hammered home the unrelenting obsession that some in this country have with legalized abortion.
Threats, Justices and the War on Abortion
In an unprecedented move, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in front of the Supreme Court.
Sex Ed and Religion -- A battle in Washington State
Washington State has introduced a new sexual education bill that seems likely to become law soon. Few things generate as much controversy as teaching sex ed in schools.
Losing Parental Rights in Education
A proposed bill in Mississippi appears that it would strip both homeschool parents and private school administrators of their control over the curriculum. HB188, if passed into law, would mandate that all high school students in the state, whether in public, private, or homeschool, must be given “the same curriculum requirements” regarding state history and the US government.
Franklin Graham Has Been Canceled
Franklin Graham has been canceled. The famous son of America’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, had a series of summer crusades scheduled in the UK. But starting a couple of weeks ago, the venues began to ban him from speaking due to his supposed Islamophobia and homophobia.
Fostering Hope in the City of Sin
Fostering Hope is working alongside churches in the Las Vegas valley to grow the number of certified foster families, provide ongoing support for current foster parents, bring awareness and education to the unmet needs in the valley, and meet the practical needs of local agencies caring for children.
2020 March for Life
An estimated 500,000 people marched yesterday. It wasn’t a protest, it was a march for life. President Trump’s opening remarks to the crowd ignited excitement; “It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life!”
So, What Do You Think about Christianity Today’s Editorial?
One week ago, Christianity Today (CT) published a column that sent the Christian community into a frenzy. The publication’s Editor in Chief, Mark Galli, authored an editorial that described the President as “profoundly immoral” and called for his removal from office. Twitter lit up. Counter opinions were swiftly published, including at another publication, The Christian Post, which took the exact opposite position in its own editorial..
Freedom Wins in Court Ruling
On September 17, 2019, front page headlines in the Arizona Republic read: “LGBTQ decision goes against city.” The complaint concerned the AZ Supreme Court’s ruling that the business Brush and Nib Studio cannot be forced to create custom wedding invitations to same-sex couples.
The Dangerous Business of Proclaiming Christ
True Christians in the West are by default becoming more and more distinct from the surrounding culture. As the culture quickly slips into neo-paganism, proclaiming Christ is becoming more and more dangerous and offensive. This can have a devastating effect on our relationships, our reputations, and even our jobs.
Religious Freedom and Its Power to Unite Christians
“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand,” said John Adams, second President of the United States.
Critical Updates from the Religious Freedom Summit
My Faith Votes was honored to have our Chairman Sealy Yates attend the Second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C last week. We talked with Sealy to learn more about the event, the critical takeaways for Christians, and how we can speak out on behalf of the persecuted and the voiceless across the world. Read our full conversation below.
The Foundation of a Strong Society
Strong families create strong societies. There is no question about it. Rebecca Hagelin, with Dr. James Dobson Family Talk, says it this way, “A stable family unit is the foundation on which to build a stable society and to raise stable children. Creating sound, stable families is so obviously the answer to saving our society from a litany of social ills and heartbreak that it is often overlooked in a search for more complex and less-effective ‘solutions.’”
A Reminder To Us All This Independence Day
It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Parades, picnics, fireworks and all things red, white and blue to mark America’s birthday. Growing up in a farming community in the Midwest, summertime meant plenty of hometown parades to celebrate our American pride and values. As a child, I loved all the sights and sounds.
Why Abortion Wasn’t a Hot Topic in the Democratic Debates
Twenty candidates sparred over the economy, immigration, healthcare, and racism during the 2-night Democratic debate, but there’s one issue they don’t fight over – abortion.
A Prayer For My Son
In our culture, the role of a father in a child's life has been diminished and devalued. And if we as Christian fathers hope to buck the trend and live up to the calling God has asked of us in fatherhood, then we must pray faithfully and fervently for our children. Here is a prayer I've written for one of my sons.
Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day!
This Father’s Day, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a father like me — a conversation that all fathers need to face. I just got done giving a presentation to a large audience when the usual line of people formed to ask questions or give their input to the talk.
A Q&A with Dennis Prager: God Will Ask You Why You Didn’t Vote
A few weeks ago My Faith Votes sat down with Dennis Prager, the leading conservative radio host, author and co-founder of Prager University. The wide-ranging conversation, which you can view here, touched on the political and cultural divide in America, how the ideology of the Left constitutes a godless religion that has infiltrated society’s core, raising boys in today’s culture and Big Tech’s biased censorship of over 100 PragerU videos.
Immigration Solutions or Political Games?
The politics in Washington D.C. are raging at an all-time high. It’s becoming difficult to distinguish between our representatives who serve on Capitol Hill and actors in a drama.
My Faith Votes Applauds HHS Decision to Discontinue Use of Fetal Tissue from Abortions for Research
DALLAS — Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, issues the following statement following the announcement by HHS that human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions will no longer be used in research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A Message from President James A. Garfield for this Memorial Day
In 1868 Congressman James A. Garfield, who would later become the 20th president of the United States, gave a speech on “Decorations Day” at Arlington National Cemetery, the day we now refer to as Memorial Day.
We Must Stand with Israel When Rockets Fly
Last week, Israel was pounded by what seemed like an endless stream of rocket attacks. The explosions and bloodshed serve as a reminder that our ally is an island of freedom in a sea of turmoil. Now, as always, the only flourishing democracy in the Middle East needs our unwavering support.
Church Membership in America
A new Gallup survey shows that church membership in America has plummeted 20 points since 1999 to just 50 percent. And the percentage of Americans claiming to have no religion has more than doubled since then.
Removing George Washington
George Washington High School, which is part of the San Francisco Unified School District, has voted to remove two 83-year-old murals depicting (ironically) the life of George Washington because of complaints that their depictions of African-American slaves working in the fields and a slain Native American in the West were offensive and might “traumatize” students and community members.
What You Must Know about the Equality Act
Equality. It is a word that has helped spark movements and revolutionary change around the globe. It is a powerful word representing opportunity, fairness, and equal rights for every person under the law.
ISIS Reduced to Memes
While the cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is still under investigation, officials say that so far, there is no evidence of terrorism or arson. The most likely cause was an accident sparked by flammable chemicals from a restoration project. That didn’t stop ISIS from quickly creating an Internet meme mocking the loss and celebrating the pain it inflicted on Christians.
Notre Dame Update
It now appears that thanks to brilliant Old World construction, brave firefighters and perhaps miraculous intervention, much less of Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed than was first feared. The worst damage seems to have been contained to the spire and roof.
Mike Huckabee identifies 'biggest threat' to moral fiber of US, why it's the Church's fault
Redefining gender and sexual identity is the “greatest threat” to the moral fiber of America, said former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and the fault lies with the Church.
Fighting for Life
Georgia legislators have passed a bill banning abortion after the baby has a detectable heartbeat, which is around six weeks, unless the pregnancy endangers the mother’s life or poses “substantial and irreversible physical harm” to the mother.
Fully Human, Fully Alive
What an amazing ultrasound video—my eleven and a half week grandbaby stretching his legs and “jumping” in my daughter’s womb! We could see the tiny heart beating, and it became crystal clear that this little creation wasn’t just a “piece of tissue” but a living being.
Lifting Up the Poor
In politics, we hear comparisons between the haves and the have-nots. The wealthy and the poor. The one percent and the lower class. We’ve listened to the calls for wealth redistribution, free college and Medicare for all. And this rhetoric will only continue to increase.
Unique From Day One
My Faith Votes sat down with one of the keynote speakers of this year's March for Life, Abby Johnson, where she explained the power behind this year’s theme, “Unique from Day One.”
A Conversation With Michele Bachmann
Jason Yates, My Faith Votes, recently sat down with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Congresswoman from Minnesota and former Presidential candidate, to glean her insight on the cultural moment we are living in and how Christians can bring biblical answers to our communities.
House Democrats Make Abortion Funding Top Priority
Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, issues the following statement in response to the passage of legislation in the U.S. House to reopen the government that includes funding for pro-abortion initiatives.
Judge Kavanaugh Statement
Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, releases a statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
DOJ Announcement of the Place to Worship Initiative
My Faith Votes releases the following statement in support of the “Place to Worship Initiative,” which will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities
My Faith Votes Applauds Bipartisan Effort in ‘Fighting for the Vulnerable’
There is no greater purpose than for our leaders to uphold the dignity of every person, and this legislation is a fantastic step forward in the fight to protect the life and liberty of those threatened by sexual exploitation.
See Which Senators Voted No on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
This vote not only failed to acknowledge fundamental science but it ignored the voice of the majority of Americans. According to a recent Marist and Knights of Columbus poll, 76% of Americans don’t support abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Every Year We Abort 1.5 Million Babies While Over 3 Million Families Are in Line to Adopt
There are four to five million couples waiting to adopt a baby. In fact, statistics tell us that for every baby placed for adoption there are 36 couples waiting for their turn to adopt.
Dr. Carson's New HUD Initiative
In early December Dr. Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former National Honorary Chairman of My Faith Votes announced a new initiative within HUD that should excite the community of faith.
Fate of the Johnson Amendment Soon To Be Decided
Congress will be in conference to negotiate and reconcile the differences in their two tax bills. there is one item faith leaders want to see in the final bill. the abolishment of the Johnson Amendment.
My Faith Votes Calls for Unity after Attack on Congressional Leaders, Including Majority Whip Steve Scalise
Let’s then set anger aside from both our mouths and our hearts, and instead let’s seek peace and the common good. America is strongest when, in the midst of our diversity and differences, we can still come together.
My Faith Votes Rallies Pennsylvania Christians to Oppose New Guidance
My Faith Votes is rallying Pennsylvania Christians to oppose a new guideline that seeks to redefine sex in the state.
A Step Forward For Religious Liberty
Last Thursday in the Rose Garden on the White House lawn, on the very same day as the National Day of Prayer, President Donald J. Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” You can read this brief Presidential Executive Order here.
Alabama Advances Faith-Based Measures
My Faith Votes commends Alabama legislators for recently approving two important measures for the faith community. The first allows voters to decide if a “right to life” protection will be included in the state’s constitution. The second would grant religious freedom protections to adoption service providers.
George Barna: Worldview And The State Of The Church (Video)
What does it mean to have a biblical worldview? Do the majority of Americans hold a biblical worldview? George Barna of the American Culture & Faith Institute recently conducted a massive research study on this topic, and the results may surprise you.
To Ban Or Not To Ban?
Looking back over the last many months of electrifying and sometimes offensive comments made by many in the media and political spheres regarding the refugee issue, it is no surprise how the issue of the refugee and travel ban has become so emotional and sensitive. From a Christian perspective, it really is a difficult topic to navigate.