Our focus from the start of this news site was to offer conservative perspectives on the news, striking insights through our writers’ opinions, and highlights on the quotes that people should hear from those who are in the public eye. Though this journey, we’ve sprinkled in Biblical perspectives, but it has never been the primary focus of this site. In fact, one can argue it hasn’t been a priority at all.
It’s not that we’re worried about our perspectives offending others, nor does it mean that everyone who writes for this site shares a common religious perspective. In fact, there have been contributors to the site who are not Christians. Reading NOQ Report is not like going to church; people from a diverse range of backgrounds and beliefs come here and that’s perfectly fine. Conservatism is not limited to a Biblical worldview, and many would argue that inserting religion into political perspectives is a mistake.
But as editor, I find myself contending with contradictions. Is it counterproductive to push a Biblical worldview when most come here for conservative perspectives? Is this the wrong venue through which to share the Gospel or insert Biblical perspectives into news that’s normally considered purely secular? Many of our writers certainly introduce a religious angle into their writings, but that’s not always the same as making points with the tenets of the Bible as the backbone of the argument.
These questions have been heavy on my heart for some time. I’ve decided to put the question to rest now. We WILL discuss the Biblical worldview. We WILL continue to promote a conservative philosophy to governance. We WILL discuss the benefits of limited-government federalism, the liberty movement, and historical classical liberalism. We won’t necessarily do all of these things at once in every article, but we will no longer shy away from getting “too religious” in our message.
One does not have to be a Bible-believing member of a Judeo-Christian church in order to appreciate the tremendous need for the principles of the Bible to return to prominence in America. It helps, but it’s not a requirement. Conservative atheists can appreciate the Biblical perspective on abortion, for example, just as Christians can appreciate the empowering secular results of free market capitalism. We don’t have to maintain a strict ideological divide between faith and politics on this site, just as we do not need to create an artificial gap between faith and politics in our lives.
America needs bold expression of the ideas that have made this nation great. These ideas are found in the Bible, the Constitution, and in the perspectives of those who hold both dear. We’ve never shied away conservatism. We won’t shy away from a Biblical worldview, either.