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  • Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work, Says Government

    03/10/2012 5:26:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | David Barrett
    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a...
  • The Left's War on Christianity

    03/09/2012 4:26:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | John Hawkins
    My analysis is that most faith based systems depend upon an absolute moral order. The declaration of things as absolutely evil or absolutely good, as sin or virtue, puts liberalism into a horrible position because it’s founded on no judgment on anything. As a result, any faith that is seriously practiced or understood is a challenge to the politics that depend on constituencies that would rather not be told that their choices are bad and their lives are not virtuous. — Hugh Hewitt Most liberals in this country tend to treat Christians one of two ways: either with open,...
  • Liberal radio host says God is smashing Bible-thumping tornado victims into little grease spots

    03/05/2012 12:50:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | John Hayward
    Hey there, liberal outrage brigadiers! It sure was fun going after Rush Limbaugh for using the word slut in reference to the arguments of a professional leftist agitator, even though he never actually called her one. Heres your new boycott target: liberal radio host Mike Malloy. Courtesy of the SooperMexican blog, here are Malloys absolutely disgusting comments about Midwestern tornado victims: Their God, if this is the way they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement, in Alabama, in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma, you know the bible belt.. where they aint...
  • Faith forever under liberal fire

    03/05/2012 9:32:55 AM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jennifer Braceras
    What is it about a presidential election year that brings out anti-Christian bigotry in so many liberals? In 2008, we had Barack Obama attacking evangelicals as bitter clingers. This year, Obamas friends in Big Media and Big Hollywood have all but declared war on those cultish Mormons and Catholics. Last summer Newsweek published a cover story featuring a Photoshopped picture of Romneys face on a campy poster for the anti-Mormon musical, The Book of Mormon. As for anti-Catholicism, this years Grammy Awards show featured a sexually explicit, homoerotic, hip-hop simulation of Catholic worship by rapper Nicki Minaj. Last week, the...
  • Christian war graves desecrated in Libya

    03/04/2012 9:28:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3/3/2012 | msnbc
    Libya's leadership has apologised after armed men smashed the graves of British soldiers killed during World War Two, in acts of vandalism that appeared to be directed against non-Muslims. Amateur video footage of the attacks, posted on video sharing site YouTube and social networking site Facebook, showed men casually kicking over headstones in a war cemetery and using sledge hammers to smash a metal and stone cross. One man can be heard saying: "This is a grave of a Christian" as he uprooted a stone headstone from the ground. Another voice in the footage says of the people buried in...
  • Both Mormon church, anti-Mormon group buy Google ads targeting Romney

    03/03/2012 8:41:29 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    Both Mormon church, anti-Mormon group buy Google ads targeting Romney Both the Mormon Church and an anti-Mormon group have purchased advertisements on Google targeting Internet users searching for information about Mitt Romney. A search for videos on Google using the search term "Romney" brings up keyword-targeted ads promoting www.mormon.org, the official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. -SNIP- Googles AdSense service allows advertisers to place ads alongside the results of specific search terms. The ads are purchased through an auction, which determines the price to target any given keyword.The...
  • Racist Remarks by popular BYU Religion Professor Spark Controversy

    02/29/2012 2:23:19 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Racist apologetics by a popular Brigham Young University religion professor are sparking controversy, as election-year scrutiny sheds a revealing light on the persistence of racist belief among LDS Church members. On Tuesday, Randy Bott, a BYU professor of religion, told the Washington Post that the LDS Churchs historic prohibition on priesthood ordination for men of African descent was a blessing to blacks because they were not ready for priesthood authority. God has always been discriminatory when it comes to whom he grants the authority of the priesthood, says Bott... Bott compares blacks with a young child prematurely asking for the...
  • Nelson Price: A close look at what Mormons believe

    02/29/2012 6:02:58 AM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Nelson Price
    This column is in response to requests for insights into the difference between Mormonism and traditional Christianity. I have dear friends who are Mormons. They, like most Mormons, are gracious socially, exceptional family people, and in general good citizens. As such they personally are objects of my regard. Their faith, the Church of Latter Day Saints, better known as Mormonism, has been very much in the news as a result of a prominent member of their faith being a primary candidate for president. I would not deliberately misrepresent any persons faith so I hope Mormons find the following to be...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio's Mormon Roots

    02/23/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 62 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 23, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    In the compelling personal narrative that has helped propel Florida Senator Marco Rubio to national political stardom, one chapter has gone completely untold: Rubio spent his childhood as a faithful Mormon.Rubio was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family at around the age of eight, and remained active in the faith for a number of years during his early youth, family members told BuzzFeed. Rubio spokesman Alex Conant confirmed the story to BuzzFeed. Conant said Rubio returned to the Catholic church a few years later with his family, receiving his first communion on Christmas...
  • Chris Matthews Calls For Media To Blacklist Franklin Graham

    02/22/2012 1:37:38 AM PST · by italyconservative · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 21, 2012
    On the heels of MSNBC dismissing conservative commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan, Chris Matthews, the network's staunchest Obama supporter, called for news programs to stop inviting Rev. Franklin Graham on television to talk politics. "I think we should stop inviting this guy to talk about politics. He should stay out of the -- I mean, I love the bookings on "Morning Joe." I love the guests. In this case, I think this guy should not be in the public square talking politics," Matthews said on his "Hardball" program. "He's got his own little thing and he ain't his father's...
  • Mormons reject core doctrines

    02/15/2012 5:09:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    Redding.com (Record-Searchlight) ^ | Feb. 14, 2012 | Brian Larsen
    Pat Waldron asserts that Mormons are Christians and offers these reasons: First, Mormons call themselves "The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints." Second, Mormon temples contain pictures of Jesus. Third, the Mormon choir will "bring tears to your eyes, if you are a Christian." And, fourth, Mormons are nice people. But these "reasons" are hardly convincing because they deal only with superficial appearances. A more robust analysis reveals that Mormons reject absolutely essential Biblical beliefs that Christians have held for centuries. First, Mormons reject the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Christians believe that there is one God...
  • Obama imposes will in contraception compromise

    02/14/2012 9:42:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    From San Francisco, the controversy over the White House decision to require religious-affiliated employers to provide contraception in their employee health care benefits has felt like an argument about the barn door being open years after the horse got out of the barn. In 1996, San Francisco effectively forced Catholic Charities to offer domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples (without calling them domestic-partner benefits) in order to receive city funds to care for the sick. A 1999 law made California one of 28 states that now require employers to include contraception in health-care plans that cover prescriptions. Yet the Obama administration...
  • Traditional Christianity and the Latter-day Saints [Mormon Doctrine]

    02/13/2012 7:25:21 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 75 replies
    mormon newsroom ^ | February 3, 2012 | Robert L. Millet
    The following is an essay by Robert L. Millet, professor of religion and emeritus dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University.The issue of whether Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are Christian is not a new one, but the current media climate has caused the question to be revisited in both private and public conversations. No matter the circumstances, the underlying question is an important one and a matter whose implications reach well beyond the momentary news cycle.BackgroundsIn the early decades of the 19th century, upstate New York came to be known as the Burnt Over District during the second Great Awakening...
  • Japanese Commentator Chalks Up Rick's 3 Wins In Part to Obama/HHS Declaration of War on Christians

    02/09/2012 6:24:40 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Newsweek Japan (in Japanese) My Translation ^ | 10 February 2012 | Akihiko Reizei, Japanese journalist/writer
    "Reizei's [Princeton U.] Blog from America"(My Translation/Summary): "There were three reasons for the stunning Rick Santorum three-state victory which shook the GOP establishment and dented the crown of the presumed frontrunner Mr. Mitt Romney....(snip)........(The) Third explanation is bound up in a very interesting religious development as we speak. At the end of January, the Obama Administration made the following mandate: "Catholic related schools, institutions, and hospitals must be forced to provide birth control (pill), etc. under the health plan of the United States, even to those who are not Catholic believers, otherwise they are in violation."The Obama Administration was...
  • The Obama administration's war on Christians

    02/01/2012 10:16:32 AM PST · by GVnana · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/1/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Last week, the Obama administration finalized a radical new rule that uses the health care law to require all health insurance providers to cover abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization as well as contraception, all free of charge. The administration based the rules religious exemption on a provision drafted by the ACLU, applying the rule even to religious organizations such as Catholic schools, hospitals, universities, and charities that oppose such things as a matter of religious belief. The weak exemption the administration allowed applies only to religious organizations serving primarily people of the same religion. It is so narrow that Timothy Dolan,...
  • Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker

    01/31/2012 11:38:13 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned. Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker. However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw. It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,...
  • High school football players arrested for on-field assault - with photos (R.O.P. alert)

    01/24/2012 1:44:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 106 replies
    Press & Guide ^ | 1/24/12 | J. Patrick Pepper
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS A figurative beat down turned literal beating has led to the felony arrests of a group of local high school football players. Police arrested four Star International Academy seniors Wednesday on aggravated assault charges stemming from an altercation in the teams last game of the season. The players -- Mohamed Ahmed, Fanar Al-Alsady, Hadee Attia and Ali Bajjey, all age 17 -- are accused of gang-beating Lutheran Westlands quarterback as time expired in Lutherans 47-6 drubbing of Star on Oct. 21. According to numerous witness statements gathered by police, Lutherans quarterback was set to take a knee...
  • Vanderbilt's Christian Legal Society says anti-bias policy discriminates

    01/21/2012 2:49:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    The Tennessean | 1/21/12 | Nancy DeVille with
    Gannett Newspaper, Link Only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120121/NEWS04/301200120/Vanderbilt-s-Christian-Legal-Society-says-anti-bias-policy-discriminates?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Jesus statue a target of vandalism

    01/17/2012 4:28:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LUNDALE - Members of the Lundale Freewill Baptist Church in Logan County are wondering who shot a statue of Jesus in front of their building. They noticed a bullet mark on the forehead of a statue of Jesus. The church is located along Buffalo Creek. The church's pastor Bobby Adkins says he isn't angry, just disappointed that someone would do such a thing. "As far as I know we don't have an enemy in that community or even on Buffalo Creek. If I do I don't know about it," Adkins said. Adkins said he isn't planning to press charges but...
  • Thoughts on Islam, in Mormons and Muslims: Spiritual Foundations and Modern Manifestations

    01/09/2012 6:54:13 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    10. Thoughts on Islam Omar Kader, Thoughts on Islam, in Mormons and Muslims: Spiritual Foundations and Modern Manifestations, ed. Spencer J. Palmer (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University 2002), 1059.Thoughts on Islam Omar KaderOmar Kader received his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, did graduate work at the Middle East Center of the University of Utah, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Southern California in international relations. At the time of the symposium, he taught at BYU and has taught extensively courses on the U.S. and the Third World, with particular focus...
  • Book: White House Hosted 'Wonderland'-Themed Extravagant Hollywood Halloween Bash

    01/08/2012 5:10:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2011
    The White House is pushing back against claims from a new tell-all book that staff kept an extravagant, Hollywood-created Halloween Party under wraps due to fear it would create imaging problems.
  • Newt Slams Media For Ignoring Anti-Christian Bigotry (VIDEO)

    After spending at least 15 minutes on contraception and gay marriage, Newt finally had enough and told the media the bigotry question goes both ways and that theres more anti-Christian bigotry out there than there is concern on the other side that the media ignores:
  • The Wrong Kind of Minority [More Mitt Propaganda from NRO]

    12/31/2011 2:59:44 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | December 30, 2011 | Mona Charen
    The Washington Post proclaimed in a recent headline another historic first for the United States the first female usher-in-chief at the White House. Stop the presses! The accompanying story reveals that the nominee hails from Jamaica, so its probably a two-fer. Oh boy.The Post and other liberal organs are obsessed with firsts. The first female letter carrier to handle the Capitol Hill route will get a mention in the press. The first African-American anything is guaranteed at least a nod. You dont even have to be first to get first treatment. The last two Supreme Court nominees have been...
  • Polygamy [Everything you might want to possibly know about historical Mormon polygamy]

    12/17/2011 12:39:41 PM PST · by Colofornian · 201 replies
    What most LDS have been taught in church and believe as truthPolygamy was illegalPolygamy contradicts 12th Article of FaithWere there more women than men?LDS scriptures condemn polygamyPolygamy was started by Joseph Smith not Brigham YoungJoseph married other men's wives while they were still married to their husbandsDid Joseph have sex with his wives?Joseph married girls as young as 14 years oldJoseph lied about practicing polygamyThe Church condemned polygamy when Joseph practiced itThe Church continued to practice polygamy after 1890The Reed Smoot HearingsQuotes from the prophetsIs polygamy a doctrine of the LDS Church?How many people in the Church practiced polygamy?Will...
  • The Pharisee, the Temple and Polygamy [Wanna multiply eternal spouses? If Lds, rituals still occur!]

    12/13/2011 7:04:25 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    The Mormon Chapbook ^ | May 31, 2011
    The Pharisees come in for a lot of criticism in the New Testament and, picking up on this, Christians down the generations have come to use the name as a byword for someone who is overzealous and legalistic. This is a correct application and you can see why. When he [John the Baptist] saw the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptising, he said to them; 'You brood of vipers! Who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.' (Mt.3:7-8) Pronouncing seven woes on Pharisees and experts in the law Jesus...
  • Only for Eternity [Mainstream Mormon Ecclesiastical Polygamy...Supposedly Still Practiced!]

    12/13/2011 6:40:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Feb. 1, 1999 | Andrea Moore
    In September, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Gordon B. Hinckley appeared on Larry King Live for a rare television interview. During the friendly exchange of questions and answers, Hinckley was predictably asked about polygamy. Contemporary Utah polygamy has recently been thrust into the international consciousness after a bruised and bloodied 15-year-old girl called police from a gas station in Cache County last May. She claimed she had been beaten by her father, John Daniel Kingston, for running away from a marriage as 15th wife to her 32-year-old uncle, David Kingston. The Mormon leader responded to King by...
  • Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany...'Jizya'

    12/13/2011 9:27:56 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    memri.org ^ | 12-12-11 | memri
    Bookmark and Share Text Size A | A | A December 12, 2011 Special Dispatch No.4354 Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany, Pledges to Impose 'Jizya' Poll Tax on Non-Muslims, and Vows to Annihilate Israel Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of the Tahrir Party in Jordan, which aired on JoSat TV on December 8, 2011. JoSat, a private Jordanian channel, is owned by businessman Riyadh Al-Huroub. His wife, Rula Al-Huroub, is the moderator on this show. Sheikh Ahmad Abu Al-Quddum is a leader of the Tahrir party in...
  • If Mormonism is 'anti-Christian,' then how can it be considered 'Christian?'

    12/13/2011 7:53:56 AM PST · by Colofornian · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Colofornian | Dec. 13, 2011 | Colofornian [Vanity]
    This seems like a basic enough question that needs addressing by Mormons. Where does this article go? 1. The Mormon church claims to be a Christian church much like fundamentalist Mormons (fLDS) who claim to be "Mormon." Mainstream Mormons object to that inclusion -- much the same Christians object to counterfeit religions claiming authenticity -- at the expense of Christians, of course! 2. Where might boundaries be established and respected when it comes from moving from one religion to another? Where are Mormonism's misguided boundaries? 3. Does it sound very civil for Mormon prophets to label all those who...
  • Is The Church Brainwashing Black Folks Against Homosexuality?

    12/07/2011 5:10:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    News One ^ | December 6, 2011 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights advocates say that the church is the singlemost influential factor in black opinion on homosexuality. Antonio David Garcia, executive director of Affirmations, a Detroit-area LGBT civil rights group, says whats worse is that those opinions are often homophobic and go unchallenged. Everyday we face religious bigotry [from the church], Garcia says. Theyve got to start questioning some of...
  • Its an Obama World/Walter Reed Hospit. Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers

    12/05/2011 7:28:18 AM PST · by KyGeezer · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 5, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Its an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers. The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one...
  • AFA announced their "naughty or nice" list, retailers that support or oppose Christmas

    11/30/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 31 replies · 1+ views
    As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA and OneMillionMoms.com has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past five years, your AFA/OMM has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who once refused to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to use...
  • Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to `come out

    11/26/2011 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/26/2011 | Kimberly Winston
    The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm rooma loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothespiled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isnt talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, its a coming-out moment of sorts. Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist? he asks the camera. Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, Is it OK to be...
  • Obama Couldnt Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    11/08/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage ^ | 11-8-11 | David S. Addington
    President Obamas Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas treesthe Christmas Tree Taxto support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industrys position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees;...
  • Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian by Opposing D-Day Prayer at FDR Memorial? (YES)

    11/06/2011 2:31:54 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 23 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 11-6-11 | Driftwood1
    The Obama administration has stepped into another controversy by announcing its opposition to the inclusion of a plaque depicting Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at the memorial that celebrates his life and presidency. The proposal to include the prayer is being offered by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and has bipartisan support. It is expected to pass committee, then be passed by the House. Its fate in the Senate is unclear. The objection was raised by Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, who claimed such a plaque would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore should not be...
  • DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]

    09/21/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2011 | Laurence Watts
    (CNN) -- In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job. ... The battle has only been half won. Gay servicemen or servicewomen can no longer be discharged simply for being gay, but they are still treated inequitably. Only by using their newly won free speech can they hope to reap the same benefits as their straight colleagues.
  • Mormonism, Catholicism, and the Romney Candidacy

    10/26/2011 8:31:31 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 52 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 2011 | Francis Beckwith
    By Francis J. Beckwith 1 In a piece recently published in the Catholic and Evangelical portals of the Patheos website, Warren Cole Smith explains why he cannot support Mitt Romneys candidacy for President of the United States. A Vote for Romney is a Vote for the LDS Church reminded me of the sort of anti-Catholic screeds that were widely published during the presidential candidacy of Senator John F. Kennedy. Catholics conversant with the 1960 election will recognize in Mr. Smiths piece the sort of histrionics that were employed against them and their faith in the not-too-distant past. Consider this excerpt...
  • Obamas Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians Access to the White House

    10/25/2011 8:22:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10-25-11 | El Cid
    From a Middle East correspondent: Beirut Arab news agency al Nashra reported on Saturday November 22, that [White House Muslim envoy] Dalia Mogahed has succeeded in canceling a meeting between the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon and President Barack Obama. Writing in al Nashra, the reporter said an unnamed US source told the news agency, that those who sought canceling a visit of (the spiritual head of the Maronite Church) Patriarch Beshara Rahi to the White House are Dalia Mujahid (Mogahed), the highest adviser on Arab and Islamic Affairs in the State Department, who is from Egyptian origins. And that, according...
  • Wall Street Occupiers Urged to Target Churches

    10/18/2011 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 76 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/17/2011 | Mark D. Tooley
    Franky Schaeffer is the son of the late, highly influential evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer, who helped shape the modern conservative evangelical movement. The son boasts he was himself a co-founder of the Religious Right. But he since has denounced Christianity as stupid, writes bitter tell-all books about his parents, and ferociously attacks conservative religionists as the virtual root cause of all American evils. A blogger for The Huffington Post, young Schaeffer is now faulting religious conservatives for facilitating Wall Street greed. Hes imploring the Wall Street Occupiers to protest the root source of Americas tilt to the far unregulated corporate...
  • How do Mormons answer not Christian claims?

    10/16/2011 1:13:19 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 200 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2011 | Michael Otterson
    I had been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints for just a few days when I encountered my first experience of anti-Mormon prejudice. -SNIP- But youre not Christian and you dont believe in forgiveness. It was not a question, but a declaration, delivered with a finality reminiscent of a judges gavel rendering verdict on a hapless miscreant. -SNIP-Mormons do not pretend that their understanding of Christ is identical to that of Christian orthodoxy. We embrace the New Testament and much of what the modern Christian world teaches about the Savior of the world, but...
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • 'Gay' hate vandalizes church, threatens even more violence

    10/15/2011 5:00:42 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    In the early morning hours, on the eve of a banquet designed to expose the homosexual activist agenda, security cameras on the campus of the Christian Liberty Academy, a school run by the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights, Ill., captured what may be a prominent example of an anti-Christian "hate crime." An unknown vandal or vandals threw chunks of concrete bricks through the school's entryway with a message protesting the banquet, which was planned by Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, or AFTAH, to honor pro-family activist and author of "The Pink Swastika," Dr. Scott Lively. Upon the concrete...
  • Does Romney's Mormonism Matter?

    10/04/2011 6:06:16 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 86 replies
    WASHINGTON As a Mormon who did his missionary work in France, Mitt Romney knows something of uphill battles. Imagine spreading a faith that renounces smoking, coffee and alcohol in the cafes of Paris. Romneys current task may seem easy in comparison. But his religious beliefs remain an obstacle. About 20 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Protestants tell Gallup they would not support a Mormon for president. A portion of conservative Christianity is unhinged in its condemnation, regarding Mormonism as a dangerous, secretive cult. Even without recourse to calumny, it is clear that evangelicals will not be reconciled...
  • Mark 400th Anniversary of King James Version by Studying Bible [Mormon]

    10/03/2011 8:52:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 158 replies
    Mark 400th Anniversary of King James Version by Studying Bible It is not by chance or coincidence that we have the Bible today, says Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He explains that the Bible exists because of the obedience of righteous individuals who followed promptings to record sacred experiences and teachings, as well as the faith and courage of others who later sacrificed much to protect and preserve the Bible. Credit is also due, he says, to men such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and Johannes Gutenberg, who translated and published the Bible...
  • Latter-day Saints launch "I'm a Mormon" ad campaign

    10/02/2011 7:00:18 PM PDT · by delacoert · 123 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 02, 2011 | Keith Coffman
    "The Book of Mormon" debuted this year as a Broadway hit that won nine Tonys, and the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination features not one, but two candidates of the Mormon faith. Now the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is launching a major expansion of its "I'm a Mormon" advertising campaign, which, church officials say, seeks to educate the public and dispel myths about one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. Beginning this week, a dozen U.S. cities in seven states will be targeted by the Salt Lake City-based church with ads on television, city...
  • Now They Want To Ban "Bless You"

    10/02/2011 7:47:11 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 19 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 10-03-11 | stolinsky
      Now They Want To Ban “Bless You” David C. Stolinsky Oct. 3, 2011 High-school teacher lowers student’s grade for saying “Bless you” when a classmate sneezes.− News item Theophobia means “fear of God.” This is not a normal fear, as in the biblical “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That type of fear is a magnified version of our feeling for our parents: a mixture of love and respect, tinged with a bit of actual fear. Nor is it a fear of divine punishment. On the contrary, this is a pathological, neurotic fear. It is...
  • Mormons: Did Christ need to be saved?

    09/30/2011 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 84 replies
    Catholic Answers Forums ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Steve VH
    I found this article "Our Relationship With the Lord" written by Bruce R. McConkie and found in the BYU Devotional dated March 2, 1982. This portion of the article left me somewhat stunned : "5. Christ worked out his own salvation by worshiping the Father.After the Firstborn of the Father, while yet a spirit being, had gained power and intelligence that made him like unto God; after he had become, under the Father, the Creator of worlds without number; after he had reigned on the throne of eternal power as the Lord Omnipotent-- after all this he yet had to...
  • Homosexual bigots commit hate crimes, Part 11 -- Vanderbilt University

    09/28/2011 2:46:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    The parade of hate crimes continue. This time the perpetrator is Vanderbilt University which has put five Christian student organizations on provisional status for being, well, Christian clubs. Vanderbilt was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1870s, with a donation from philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Thus, as is the case with 106 of the first 108 colleges and the universities in the United States, Vanderbilt was brought into existence by followers of Jesus Christ. Now his followers are being tagged as homophobic bigots and threatened with expulsion from campus because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. Worse, Vanderbilt has...
  • How Jay Leno handled Michele Bachmann's appearance on his show

    09/17/2011 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 136 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm, Top of the Ticket Blog
    LENO: You and Perry went over this HPVvaccine topic. Explain this whole deal. BACHMANN: Well, there was a situation where it was an abuse of executive power. And that's something that the governor admitted, that it was an abuse of executive power. It was an action by the governor to write an executive order to order all 12-year-old girls to have an injection before they could go into school. LENO: But it was never implemented; right? He signed it, but it was never implemented. BACHMANN: Right, right, right. LENO: OK. BACHMANN: But it was highly controversial, and the Legislature in...
  • Andrew Sullivan: I Fear a Civil War if These Christianists Beat Obama, or Something!

    09/13/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2011 | Guy Benson
    This from the scribe who's devoted an inordinate amount of time over the last three years to indulging a bizarre conspiratorial obsession with Sarah Palin's uterus. His new admonition: Be careful what you wish for, wingnuts -- an Obama loss in 2012 could trigger a neo Civil War. Scary, right? We'll tackle this conclusion in a moment, but first, Sully sets the table with some (now familiar) anti-religious sociological psychobabble: "...The GOP, deep down, is behaving as a religious movement, not as a political party, and a radical religious movement at that. Lofgren sees the "Prosperity Gospel" as a divine...
  • Rick Perrys Debt to the Anti-God Squad

    09/09/2011 11:07:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    TheAmericanConservative ^ | September 9th, 2011 | Paul Gottfried
    For several weeks now, what one critic has called the anti-God squad has been at work attacking Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, and other presidential candidates who publically display their Christian values. A torrent of abuse from the New Yorker, New York Times, and Washington Post has caused even the moderate Timescolumnist Ross Douthat (August 28) to lament the double standard being applied to religious Republicans. His fellow journalists, says Douthat, have vastly exaggerated the danger of theocratic government posed by Evangelical Christians. Most American presidents in the past have also been professing Christians and presided over a country that was...