Stephen Stone column
Stephen Stone is the President and Editor of RenewAmerica — a conservative media site dedicated to restoring respect for America's founding principles.

This purpose includes not only respect for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as written, but for the Creator and His laws.

From the time he was a teenager, Stephen has considered himself a born-again Christian, in the biblical tradition. Since then, he has devoted his life to pursuing life's questions and challenges through seeking to know the mind and will of God, and through seeking the ongoing sanctification of His Spirit.

As a result, Steve has become somewhat of a religious philosopher — one committed to approaching the truth of any subject (as well as applying it) by the clear standards of God's Word.

His religious testimony can be found in "What does it mean to be converted to Jesus Christ," a position statement he wrote for RenewAmerica... (more)

Is Facebook blocking RenewAmerica's impeachment drive?
Stephen Stone
July 7, 2014

With our nation's celebration of Independence Day still fresh in our minds, we at RenewAmerica would like to call attention to what appears to be blatant un . . .

Candidate tossed for challenging 'blah blah blah' reporter calls for impeaching Obama
Stephen Stone
May 11, 2014

Mark Callahan, the U.S. Senate candidate who was booted from an Oregon editorial meeting for daring to confront a reporter who wrote "blah blah blah" in quoting . . .

RenewAmerica's Facebook surge
Stephen Stone
April 21, 2014

On April 15 – Tax Day, ironically – RenewAmerica reached a significant milestone when its Facebook page surpassed 100,000 fans, and in the week . . .

Do your part to impeach and remove Obama
Stephen Stone
March 28, 2014

As Americans await the most devastating years — still to come — of Barack Obama's presidency, many are resigned to what seems inevitable, bringing to mind the . . .

Stephen Stone
December 23, 2013

A new website calling for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama and his inner circle, including Vice President Biden, has taken initial steps to launch.  . . .

Impeachment and removal is the only way to end Obama's tyranny
Stephen Stone
November 11, 2013

Since the Constitution grants the President of the United States the power to pardon himself and all other officers of the U.S. government for any crimes, . . .

'The fervent prayer of the righteous'
Stephen Stone
September 30, 2013

I understand prayer to be an individual expression of submission to God's will. By that I mean: (1) prayer is a petition to God springing from the depths of . . .

Stand up to Obamacare: send a FAX!
Stephen Stone
September 26, 2013

Dear friend of American liberty, As Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee's effort to stop Obamacare from taking effect Oct. 1 continues to gain momentum among grassroots . . .

Defund Obamacare: fax a petition!
Stephen Stone
September 16, 2013

Dear friend of liberty, As the legislative effort to defund and derail Obamacare continues to gain momentum among grassroots Americans, your senators and . . .

URGENT: The time to defund and derail Obamacare is NOW! Get involved!
Stephen Stone
September 9, 2013

Dear American patriot, RenewAmerica is proud to support, a website created to help stop Obamacare dead in its tracks. The site, . . .

A word about Alan Keyes' "Bucket Brigade"
Stephen Stone
August 29, 2013

Since we posted Dr. Alan Keyes' "Bucket Brigade" plan for saving our nation from the designs of Barack Hussein Obama several weeks ago, the article has received . . .

What does it mean to be 'converted' to Jesus Christ?
Stephen Stone
August 12, 2013

Jesus' first recorded words of preaching were "Repent ye, and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15). There is no more important message for America today as our . . .

Improved "Ultimate Conspiracy" article available
Stephen Stone
May 27, 2013

Back in October, we ran an article at RenewAmerica titled "The ultimate conspiracy" – which I wrote to warn voters that conspiratorial communists never . . .

Mormons morphing Boy Scouts into 'Girl Scouts'?
Stephen Stone
May 13, 2013

As the gay agenda rolls forth unchecked in fulfillment of its published goals and tactics — dragging Western Civilization down more predictably than the . . .

Widening the tent
Stephen Stone
April 29, 2013

Few things reveal Mormonism's lack of a moral core as much as the LDS church's recent announcement of its support for welcoming homosexuals into the Boy Scouts. . . .

Alms for the poor...
Stephen Stone
April 11, 2013

Now we're getting somewhere. In recent weeks, I've received a handful of interesting emails — in part due to our Mormonism under the Microscope . . .

Our premises as we examine Mormonism
Stephen Stone
March 18, 2013

In logic, the most important element is our premises. The premises of our reasoning determine the reliability of our conclusions — no matter how valid . . .

The real problem with Mormonism
Stephen Stone
February 17, 2013

The single most disconcerting problem with the Mormon church is not its extreme authoritarianism, unsurpassed among modern religious cultures; or any of its . . .

A closer look at Mitt's Mormonism
Stephen Stone
February 1, 2013

[Editor's note: RenewAmerica and its work have been the object of unlawful harassment by the Mormon church — fully documented — for over a decade, . . .

Authoritarianism run amok: The excesses of 'Mormonism'
Stephen Stone
January 21, 2013

During the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, the LDS church came under unprecedented scrutiny, since if Mitt won, he would be not only the most . . .

In the world, but not of it: Why not just ‘pull up stakes’?
Stephen Stone
December 27, 2012

One of the most instructive things about the life of Christ is that He could have, at any time, opted out of His mission to save the world from sin, had He been . . .

Spiritual murder: allegations of wrongdoing by the LDS church
Stephen Stone
December 8, 2012

The Mormon church has long shown itself inordinately sensitive to public opinion, often inclined to embrace accepted societal norms only as adverse publicity . . .

That's what families are for
Stephen Stone
November 25, 2012

Here we go again. It's barely been a week since our son Ellery got married and our family was again barred from attending a wedding of one of our . . .

Heaven help us!
Stephen Stone
November 3, 2012

In a contested race for political office, it's impossible to vote against someone. The ballot doesn't allow it. That reality has somehow gotten lost in this . . .

Ultimate 'positive thinking' scheme goes bust
Stephen Stone
October 29, 2012

About three years ago, a graduate of Brigham Young University — a large Mormon institution heavily populated by "positive-thinking" returned LDS . . .

Inside Mitt's mind
Stephen Stone
October 22, 2012

Mitt Romney and I went on our Mormon missions exactly the same time. Born in March 1947, we spent a week together — along with 200 other new LDS . . .

Pragmatism vs. principle: what to do with Mitt
Stephen Stone
October 15, 2012

Most informed, decent Americans realize that we as a nation are faced this election with a choice that is entirely unthinkable on the one hand (Barack Obama), . . .

The ultimate conspiracy
Stephen Stone
October 8, 2012

[Updated and revised May 26, 2013] I have a theory that's been nagging me for months, and I hope I'm completely wrong. My theory would help explain why . . .

'Don't waste your vote on a loser'
Stephen Stone
October 1, 2012

One of the great things about America is the opportunity for open, sincere debate by all interested citizens about what should be public policy. During this . . .

'What shall I do, Lord?'
Stephen Stone
September 24, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is like no other in our nation's history. In view of the public record, the election features the most powerful communist in . . .

The only wise choice this election
Stephen Stone
September 17, 2012

Those who find themselves with seemingly no choice this presidential election do in fact have a choice they might not immediately recognize. It's called . . .

Is there really no choice?
Stephen Stone
September 10, 2012

I'm deeply sympathetic to those millions of conservatives who feel they have "no choice" but to vote for Mitt Romney this November. I appreciate their view and . . .

Demagoguery and deception in Tampa
Stephen Stone
September 3, 2012

One valid definition of "demagoguery" is the intentional use of emotion to sway people's thinking. Suppose a speaker wants to convince an unsympathetic . . .

A close look at Mitt's Mormonism
Stephen Stone
May 21, 2012

Now that Barack Obama has come out in favor of same-sex marriage, media reports have been quick to contrast the president's position with that of "conservative" . . .

God's 'moral imperative': a voter's guide
Stephen Stone
May 10, 2012

This installment in our series on Mitt Romney and Mormonism takes a look at the moral imperative God requires of all voters. It's an imperative that has special . . .

Mitt's 'McCain impression'
Stephen Stone
April 18, 2012

With Rick Santorum's recent departure from the 2012 presidential sweepstakes, the Republican establishment — aided and abetted by self-identified  . . .

Mitt's millstone dilemma
Stephen Stone
April 4, 2012

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Mormon 'manifest destiny'
Stephen Stone
March 22, 2012

One of the curious things about Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid is the near-unanimous support he enjoys among fellow . . .

What God says about Mormons
Stephen Stone
March 11, 2012

The candidacy of Mitt Romney for the most powerful office in the world opens up the Mormon church to public scrutiny as never . . .

Understanding Mitt's Mormon culture
Stephen Stone
February 21, 2012

With the 2012 Republican presidential primaries rapidly approaching "critical mass," it's important to understand the enigmatic culture that spawned delegate . . .

Who is Mitt Romney?
Stephen Stone
February 10, 2012

As the Republican establishment redoubles its efforts to anoint Mitt Romney the GOP presidential nominee (an outcome likely to ensure a second term for Barack . . .

The need for a new political paradigm
Stephen Stone
December 28, 2002

As is well known, one of the knocks against conservatives is that they tend to let their enemies define who they are and what they believe. Rather than define . . .

Who is responsible for educating society?
Stephen Stone
November 27, 2002

"Education is primarily a local responsibility." We heard that comment many times throughout the 2002 election season. Years ago, I encountered those very . . .

The dying American Dream
Stephen Stone
November 21, 2002

The "American Dream" is one of the most commonly misunderstood ideals in American culture. The term is used loosely to mean just about anything from the . . .