May 29, 2015 - Hebdo cartoonist leaves

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the decision by Renald Luzier, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist known as Luz, to leave the magazine: Luz is sure to be hailed for his courageous career poking fun at religious figures. This is twice wrong: he is a […]

May 27, 2015 - Oregon to Taiwan — with love, basketball, Gospel

Multnomah University, Portland Coach Curt Bickley shares the details of the Lions’ mission trip to Taiwan.  The Multnomah Basketball team flew to Taipei, Taiwan, on May 9 and spent the week playing basketball games and sharing the Gospel. Thank you to all our donors who made this trip happen. We […]

May 25, 2015 - University-Portland Lecture: Archeology of Early baptism

By University of Portland University of Portland professors to present lecture on Early Christian Baptisms, May 28 University of Portland professors Alejandro Santana, philosophy, and Rev. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., theology, will present a lecture titled “The Archeological Footprint of Baptism in Early Byzantine Christianity” on Thursday, May 28, at 7 […]

May 22, 2015 - General in trouble over prayer

By The Foundation for Moral Law The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based foundation established to defend religious liberty, spoke out Wednesday in defense of an Air Force Major General who is under attack for his speech for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Speaking for a Task Force […]

May 20, 2015 - Update on Human Trafficking bills

By Senate Minority Office, Salem, OR – Senate Democrats rejected a pair of proposals to strengthen laws against child sex trafficking in Oregon. The two bills, SB 513 and SB 816, would have made patronizing a trafficked child a crime and increased the age limit for which a person engaging […]

May 20, 2015 - Bill helps protect privacy for vulnerable, needy

Vulnerable Patients to Get Increased Privacy Protection House passes HB 2758 to shield privacy of at-risk insurance consumers By House Majority Office, Oregonians seeking sensitive medical treatment would have the ability to seek further privacy protections in insurance communications through a bill that passed the House 34-25 this morning. House […]

May 18, 2015 - Response to blind reader’s pornography struggles

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog Here at Eternal Perspective Ministries we receive numerous questions and comments from readers. Sometimes a tough question comes through that requires a longer and more in-depth response from a staff member or volunteer, as in this case. If […]

May 15, 2015 - Survey: Rise and fall of American religions

By Pew Research, Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the […]

May 13, 2015 - Fred Girod: Bill limits lawsuit damages for religious groups

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Resolution limits awards of damages against religious organizations to $1 million Oregon Senate Resolution 12 would limit awards of non-economic damages against religious organizations to $1 million. The proposed amendment to the Oregon Constitution would be referred to the people for their approval or rejection […]

May 11, 2015 - 5 challenges for the Secular movement

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Tom’s article also featured on USA Today April 23rd is coming-out day. Not for LGBT people, but for a group that hopes to emulate the success of the gay rights movement: agnostics, atheists, humanists and other religion […]