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Bethany Blankley
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Bethany Blankley writes about issues related to Christianity, politics, and culture in America.

An Independent, she supports a substantial overhaul of all three branches of government, that American citizens should receive the same benefits as those who are supposed to be serving them, and that fiscal policy be prioritized to improve America's socio-economic crisis before another penny is sent abroad.

Such reform may prove impossible due to widespread corruption in Washington and the fact that a largely disinterested public has failed to hold politicians accountable. But, as Abraham Lincoln said, "The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." And, "the best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."

Bethany earned her post-graduate degree in theology from New College, The School of Divnity, at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Maryland. She worked in the press offices of four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former governor of New York, and for several non-profit educational organizations.

She writes for several news websites and provides political analysis for Fox News Radio. Read more at

Entries by Bethany Blankley

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

(3) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 6:40 PM

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the consumer's best interest.

Thanks to the Internet, I've recently watched several exceptional television series. Which brings me to Jack Bauer. Watching anyone for over 200 hours could...

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Feminists: Beyoncé Is the Ultimate Woman

(10) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 12:59 PM

Beyoncé was recently criticized for being a "hypocrite" and "anti-feminist" because she decided to name her tour The Mrs. Carter World Tour and her single Bow Down/I Been On...

She didn't hesitate to set her critics straight: "Why do you have to choose what type of...

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Love and Hate in the Jasper Mayoral Race

(8) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 2:11 PM

A firestorm is burning in Jasper, a small east Texas town 130 miles northeast of Houston, because a gay man, Max Griffin, is running for mayor.

Jasper is the place where three white men beat James Byrd Jr., a black man, and chained him to...

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Fox News Coverage on Pope Not All That Fair and Balanced

(6) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Yesterday, while waiting for the new pope to be announced, Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly made the comment that "Jesus elected the first pope." Likewise, Executive Vice President and Executive Editor at Fox News John Moody referred to God "choosing this pope" as if the Catholic...

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Understanding the Catholic Conundrum

(26) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 10:52 AM

The two vice-presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, accurately represent the division with Roman Catholicism in America today. Both profess to be Catholic and both have completely opposite views about how to live out their belief. One supports abortion and same-sex marriage, going against the teachings of his church...

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Jesus, Taxes and Proof-Texting

(211) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 4:11 PM

Here's the problem with liberals like Erika Christakis: they misuse Christian Scripture for their own political purposes, which is exactly what Jesus was against. She recently argued in TIME magazine that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is "un-Christian" because of his budget proposal. Her complete distortion of...

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How Protestantism Redefined Marriage

(69) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 12:31 PM

It's important to trace the history of marriage within the Western Christian tradition to understand the ironic conundrum with which Americans find themselves today.

Early Christians in the first through third century understood marriage to be a union between one man and one woman created by God as a consummated...

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The Possibility of Tebowmania and Linsanity

(22) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 4:36 PM

In The Jeremy Lin Problem, David Brooks argued that an underlying problem exists for religious professional athletes. He wrote, "the moral ethos of sport is in tension with the moral ethos of faith," making the false assumption that only non-religious people can play sports because they don't have...

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The Biblical Civil Disobedience Mandate

(46) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 2:35 PM

A well-known lawyer, Clarence Darrow said, "As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever."

The question of wrongs and objection exist today -- now surrounding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources'...

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Mormonism is Not Christianity

(926) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 2:47 PM

Reading the results of the Pew poll about Mormonism, reminds me of what Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in "Strength to Love": "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

The fact that two thirds of mainline Protestants and Catholics believe...

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Abortion: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

(831) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 8:18 AM

Something is wrong with Christianity in America.

I am a pro-life evangelical who continues to witness efforts by pro-lifers that are exasperating: baby bottle campaigns orchestrated to help single moms with chump change; protesting outside of abortion clinics; attempts to change the law...

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