DC Day 3: ““Darkness hates light”

Tuesday of CCU’s Washington Week was packed with informative briefings for our student/faculty group. “Darkness hates light,” Examiner editorial page editor Mark Tapscott reminded us in the words of Jesus. It was his clinching argument for why all concerned Americans, and Christians in particular, should value journalism and consider being journalists—which the Internet now makes feasible for any of us, he pointed out.

America’s role in a dangerous world was the day’s main theme. At the Center for Security Policy, director Frank Gaffney spoke on issues that threaten America’s sovereignty, from transnational governnance schemes to the march of Sharia law. At AIPAC, student outreach coordinator Amy Berelowitz updated us on the US-Israel alliance and her group’s campus organizing efforts. Over dinner at the Alliance for Vigilance, a former FBI expert on counter-terrorism outlined the Muslim Brotherhood’s vision for an Islamic America.

Today we’re headed for a prayer breakfast at the Pentagon, a visit to the Dutch embassy, a briefing at Hillsdale College’s constitutional studies center, and a Capitol tour with Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Photos below: Top, Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner discusses the future of newpapers; CCU student Wes Mills is at left. Bottom, Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy explains the Sharia threat; CCU students Doug Reilly and Renee Hunt are at right.

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