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  • Text of Pledge Of Allegiance Opinion

    09/14/2005 1:32:58 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 13 replies · 741+ views
    E. D. Cal. court website ^ | September 14, 2005 | Lawrence Karlton
    The opinion issued Sept. 14, 2005 may be accessed here.
  • Fox News Just Said Federal Judge says Pledge "Un-Constitutional"

    09/14/2005 11:02:25 AM PDT · by nov7freedomday · 544 replies · 18,074+ views
    Just heard on top of the hour on Fox News Radio
  • Federal judge rules Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional in CA!

    09/14/2005 11:51:27 AM PDT · by Rightwingmom · 133 replies · 3,839+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO — Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (search) in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Federal Judge Declares Pledge Of Allegiance Unconstitutional

    09/14/2005 1:26:12 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 59 replies · 2,450+ views
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 1:07 pm CDT September 14, 2005 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Wednesday it is unconstitutional for public school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God." Karlton said he's bound by precedent set by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in 2002 that it was unconstitutional for the Pledge to be recited in public schools. The Supreme Court threw out that case, ruling that Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow had no standing...
  • Religious Tapestry Ordered Removed From Courthouse (23 Psalm)

    09/13/2005 5:30:26 AM PDT · by CFW · 29 replies · 802+ views
    Online Athens ^ | 9/13/05 | By Lee Shearer
    By Lee Shearer lee.shearer@onlineathens.com LEXINGTON - Oglethorpe County Commission Chairman Robert Johnson begrudgingly directed an employee to take down a display of the 23rd Psalm from the Oglethorpe County Courthouse Monday. Johnson said he feared an expensive legal challenge. The Psalm, embroidered on a tapestry about 4 feet by 5 feet, hung for about a month on a wall in a hall outside of the office of Oglethorpe County Clerk of Courts Geneva Stamey. According to lawyers with the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, displaying the 23rd Psalm is essentially the same thing as displaying the Ten...
  • U.S. court turns down 'JN36TN'

    09/02/2005 4:59:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,100+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | September 1, 2005 | Alan J. Keays
    A federal judge has rejected the latest bid by a West Rutland man to get a vanity plate with a biblical message. U.S. District Court Judge J. Garvan Murtha agreed with an earlier ruling by a federal magistrate denying Shawn Byrne's request for an injunction against the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The injunction would have allowed Byrne to get his vanity license plate with "JN36TN."
  • ACLU objects to village’s logo

    09/02/2005 2:59:42 PM PDT · by dukeman · 52 replies · 1,201+ views
    KOBTV.com ^ | 9/2/05
    The New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting to the new logo for the Village of Tijeras. Some village residents are objecting to the ACLU. At issue is the village seal, an image containing depictions of a conquistador’s helmet, a sword and a Catholic rosary. It’s the last item that has the ACLU concerned. “Religious minorities cannot be made to feel like outsiders simply because the government endorses in an unenlightened way the majority faith,” says Peter Simonson, the executive director of the New Mexico ACLU. “It’s part of the culture that has been the Village...
  • You will not learn this in today's publix skools.

    06/04/2005 5:14:56 PM PDT · by newsgatherer · 13 replies · 602+ views
    christian-news-in-maine.com ^ | 4 June, 2005 | Mr. Larry Austin
    Leonard Pitts, a noted columnist and a member of the United Church of Christ, now appears to consider himself the printed media spokesperson for this "progressive" denomination. For those not in the know, "progressive" is a synonym for a faith that has the intelligence to move beyond the myths, tales and lies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and center itself on the teachings of Karl Marx, Sigmued Freud, secular humanism and whatever other false gospel that is currently in vogue. In an article "second thoughts about the religious right" he deplores this "noxious groups' influence."Mr. Pitts, speaking of Christian...
  • ACLU threatens talk-show hosts over cross - (Roger Hedgecock, Rick Roberts threatened)

    06/03/2005 6:54:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 93 replies · 2,906+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | James L. Lambert
    The ACLU, representing an atheist, is threatening five San Diego-area personalities with legal action over the proposed wording of a ballot initiative that will determine the fate of a historic cross on city land. The five behind the Mt. Soledad initiative are KFMB radio talk-show host Rick Roberts; KOGO radio talk-show host Roger Hedgecock; San Diego Padres radio announcer Jerry Coleman, Rep. Randy Cunningham, R-Calif.; and SoledadNational.com Director Phil Thalmeimer. The attorney for atheist Philip Paulson, James McElroy, has told the men he will file the challenge next week. McElroy claims that a number of their statements on the ballot,...
  • RICK ROBERTS SUED BY ACLU OVER MT. SOLEDAD CROSS

    06/03/2005 1:10:20 PM PDT · by Ramonan · 37 replies · 1,416+ views
    Rick Roberts Newsletter ^ | June 3, 2005 | Rick Roberts
    "I have absolutely no intention of backing down" . Rick Roberts The Lawyer for atheist Philip Paulson, James McElroy, has told five San Diego area personalities that he will file a legal challenge next week to the proposed wording of a July 26th City of San Diego ballot initiative. The initiative will determine the fate of the Cross located on City land atop Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, CA.. The personalities includes KFMB radio talk show host Rick Roberts, KOGO radio talk show host Roger Hedgecock, San Diego Padres baseball club announcer Jerry Coleman, Congressman Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham, and SoledadNational.com...
  • Suit filed in Bible battle

    06/03/2005 1:02:14 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 657+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 6/3/5 | Jamie Satterfield
    Boy, parents say principal barred him from reading, discussing book at recess. A 10-year-old boy is taking his battle to study the Bible at recess to a federal courtroom. Karns Elementary School fourth-grader Luke Whitson, through his parents, has filed a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Knox County Board of Education, School Superintendent Charles Lindsey and Karns Elementary Principal Cathy Summa. Luke's parents, Samuel and Tina Whitson, contend Summa barred Luke from holding a Bible reading and discussion group at recess. Knox County Deputy Law Director Marty McCampbell, who handles school-related litigation, declined comment on the...
  • What is the goal of the ACLU?

    06/03/2005 10:56:36 AM PDT · by snuffy smiff · 102 replies · 3,511+ views
    Eco-logic Powerhouse magazine ^ | June1, 2005 | Jack Ward
    What is the goal of the ACLU? By Jack Ward June 1, 2005 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sounds like an organization that protects American values. Many people believe that the ACLU is the nation's guardian of liberty, and great protector of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, the ACLU was never a promoter, or protector of American values or the Constitution. In fact, ACLU might as well stand for the American Communist Lawyers Union. The ACLU has created the facade that it is a champion of the oppressed, but it uses the powers of the government to coerce all members...
  • Engineer Battles for the Cross in Redlands' Seal (ACLU ALERT)

    06/02/2005 5:45:14 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 4 replies · 521+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2005 | Ashley Powers
    The city removed the Christian symbol from its sign after the ACLU complained, citing 1st Amendment concerns. A Scott Siegel tour of downtown Redlands is a game of what's missing. He whisks past stone-tiled City Hall in favor of a second-story window at the drab public-works building. "Look!" he says pointing to the window. There, like a coffee-cup ring on a table, is a faint gray circle. He walks into the Fire Department. "Hey, can I see someone's badge?" he asks. A firefighter shows where someone drilled a nail-sized hole into the badge. What's missing? A cross. In this former...
  • What's Love Got to Do With It? Everything.

    05/31/2005 12:32:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies · 1,257+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 31, 2005 | By Barbara Kantrowitz
    NewsweekJune 6 issue - For the true commitment-phobe, living among the Na people in southwestern China would be paradise. The Na are the only known society that completely shuns marriage. Instead, says Stephanie Coontz in her new book, "Marriage, a History," brothers help sisters raise the children they conceive through casual sex with nonfamily members (incest is strictly taboo). Will we all be like the Na in the future? With divorce and illegitimacy rates still high, the institution of marriage seems headed for obsolescence in much of the world. Coontz, a family historian at Evergreen State College in Washington, doesn't...
  • No need for scientists to be dogmatic about the existence, or not, of God -

    05/29/2005 8:50:43 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 49 replies · 906+ views
    The Spectator - UK ^ | May 28, 2005 | Paul Johnson
    No need for scientists to be dogmatic about the existence, or not, of God - Paul Johnson It is always a delight when scientists talk sense. The Guardian quotes the gynaecologist Robert Winston saying last week that science and religion are ‘essentially both the same thing’. He denies that science is ‘about certainty, about absolute knowledge, about facts’. The truth, he adds, ‘is that science really is about uncertainty, and I think that religion is also about uncertainty’. This accords with my view. True religion has an element of mystery — greys, shades, shadows and doubts. Absolute religious certitude, of...
  • Rev. Who Denied God Exists Back in Pulpit

    05/29/2005 7:50:14 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 27 replies · 718+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/29/05 | JAN M. OLSEN
    TAARBAEK, Denmark - A Danish Lutheran minister who publicly denied the existence of God said Sunday he was glad to be back in the pulpit, but refused to speak about the case that led to his brief suspension last year. The country's Evangelical Lutheran Church suspended him in June 2004 because he said in an interview that "there is no heavenly God." Earlier this month, he was reinstated after renewing his vows, but will remain under the supervision of a bishop. In Denmark, where Lutheran ministers are employed by the state and only the government can fire them or take...
  • America’s Decision: God Or Militant Atheism? - (interesting arguments vs secular humanism)

    05/29/2005 4:48:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 944+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 29, 2005 | LINDA KIMBALL
    Once upon a time, not too awfully long ago, America was known as the ‘shining city on the hill.’ America, the most radical experiment in the history of the world, was the only nation to which people oppressed and repressed by old world systems of social classes and castes could be free of the stifling bindings engendered by those man created constraints. She was a Judao-Christian nation where God of the bible, and not an elite ruling class, was sovereign over all. America was the land of hope, promise and opportunity, where not only all men were equal before God’s...
  • MoveOn.org's anti-Catholic Paranoia (MoveOn.org and George Soros Alert)

    05/27/2005 4:29:38 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 20 replies · 1,531+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | Don Feder
    Democrats lost the evangelical vote decades ago. As the last election showed, they are now in danger of permanently losing Catholics. But the left has devised an ingenious technique for winning back disaffected Catholics – insult their Church and its leader. And they thought of this all by themselves? As part of the campaign to defeat the Republican push to end the judicial filibuster, on May 17, 2005, MoveOn.org, PAC ran an ad appealing to anti-Catholic paranoia. The broadside was an altered photo that showed Pope Benedict XVI standing outside the Supreme Court’s chambers. The pontiff appears to be holding...
  • WSJ: High Noon at Sunrise Rock -- A cross honoring fallen soldiers stirss controversy.

    05/27/2005 6:02:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 24 replies · 1,416+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2005 | CHRISTOPHER LEVENICK
    ...Atop that hill stands a six-foot cross.... That dusty hilltop and its lonely marker just might become the scene of the most significant church-state controversy since last year's fight over the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1934, a gritty prospector named J. Riley Bembry gathered a couple of his fellow World War I veterans at Sunrise Rock. Together they erected the cross, in honor of their fallen comrades. The memorial has been privately maintained ever since.... A wrinkle developed in 1994, when the federal government declared the surrounding area a national preserve. With the cross now located on newly public land,...
  • America's Decision: God or Militant Atheism?

    05/27/2005 2:27:36 AM PDT · by Lindykim · 30 replies · 809+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | May 23, 2005 | Linda Kimball
    Once upon a time, not too awfully long ago, America was known as the 'shining city on the hill.' America, the most radical experiment in the history of the world, was the only nation to which people oppressed and repressed by old world systems of social classes and castes could be free of the stifling bindings engendered by those man created constraints. She was a Judao-Christian nation where God of the bible, and not an elite ruling class, was sovereign over all. America was the land of hope, promise and opportunity, where not only all men were equal before God's...
  • ACLU sues to stop graduation prayer in Clarion County district (Keystone)

    05/26/2005 3:50:28 PM PDT · by bulldozer · 19 replies · 499+ views
    phillyBurbs.com ^ | May 26, 2005 | JOE MANDAK (AP)
    PITTSBURGH - The American Civil Liberties Union sued in federal court Thursday to prevent prayer at a high school graduation ceremony Saturday, and a judge signed a negotiated agreement upholding the ban. The Keystone School District's school board and solicitor had agreed to the prayer ban on Monday, but the ACLU sued because some in the Clarion County community were hoping school officials would allow prayer anyway, said Witold "Vic" Walczak, legal director of the group's Pittsburgh chapter. "When public schools reserve time at a graduation ceremony for prayers, they violate the Constitution by putting the power, prestige and endorsement...
  • An Open Letter to the ACLU

    05/25/2005 8:00:26 PM PDT · by phoenix0468 · 2 replies · 172+ views
    Thoughts and Meanderings ^ | 05/25/2005 | phoenix0468
    The ACLU is no longer a defender of freedoms but a defender of all things unAmerican. Your attacks on religion, patriotism, and conservatism are in direct opposition of your own stated mission. Your support of foreigners, terrorists, and other anti-American factions is on the verge of seditious.
  • Dobson decried for focus on gays

    05/25/2005 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Millee · 23 replies · 739+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 25, 2005 | George Merritt
    About 800 gay-rights advocates marched at the Focus on the Family campus Sunday to show their contempt for James Dobson's views on homosexuality. The Rev. Mel White, who heads the interfaith movement Soulforce, called the gathering an intervention for Dobson and his organization. The group's members asked to meet with Dobson today. "James Dobson was a wonderful family counselor," White told a crowd. "Now he is a danger to himself and the nation. ... We love him anyway."
  • Prof's new 'super'-rant (Anti-Christian mega-kook prof)

    05/25/2005 4:13:47 AM PDT · by veronica · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 05-25-05 | Hugh Son
    A CUNY professor who called religious believers "moral retards" has gone on another Internet rant - calling himself a defiant "superman" and comparing religion to oppressive regimes. A firestorm erupted at Brooklyn College after the views of Timothy Shortell - elected to head the sociology department this month - were revealed in a Daily News story on Monday. "Christians claim that theirs is faith based on love, but they'll just as soon kill you," Shortell wrote in an online journal that is linked to his Web site (www.shortell.org). Brooklyn College officials responded yesterday by launching an investigation into the controversial...
  • Far Lefties debating ban & criminalization of ALL public religious expression

    05/24/2005 11:39:04 AM PDT · by dukeman · 20 replies · 491+ views
    5/24/05 | Various libs
    NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED FOR THIS DU THREAD: (1000+ posts) Sat May-21-05 02:15 PM Original messageShould religious display be banned in public? I think most of us would agree that we're having a national problem with rampant religiosity, and that if we don't figure out how to solve it in a permanent way we're going to end up with a pseudo-theocracy as our form of government. There are scriptural exhortations to make one's prayer and religious affilation a private matter. So: how about making public religious display a misdemeanor? It would be similar to drinking alcoholic bevvies in public, or driving...
  • Top prof sparks outrage: Devout are 'moral retards,' he sez

    05/24/2005 6:58:26 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 44 replies · 1,120+ views
    A Brooklyn College professor who called religious people "moral retards" was elected to head his department this month - sparking a campus uproar. E-mails expressing alarm that Timothy Shortell was now chairman of the sociology department circulated among students last week on the school's Midwood campus. Shortell has written in an online academic publication that the devout "are an ugly, violent lot. In the name of their faith, these moral retards are running around pointing fingers." "I'm horrified by the ideology of Prof. Shortell," said Eldad Yaron, a Brooklyn College senior. "This person has control right now on the content...
  • Atheists say it's time to 'push back' fundamentalism

    05/22/2005 6:53:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies · 2,192+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/22/05 | Greg Sandoval - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - To the uninformed, this weekend gathering here may have seemed like a church revival, full of zeal and fervor. But worshipping God was most decidedly not part of the agenda. The attendees of the "All Atheists Weekend" gathered to discuss what they call the rise of fundamentalism in the U.S. and the blurring of lines between church and state. Attendees also took time to view documentaries that question the historical accuracy of the Bible - and to hear lectures about the dangers of religious icons on public property and problems with President Bush's so-called "faith-based initiative,"...
  • UNDOJESUS.ORG - The time has come to abandon Christianity (HAVE YOU SEEN THIS??! mega ZOT!)

    05/22/2005 4:42:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 68 replies · 3,522+ views
    UNDO JESUS.ORG ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | Editors-webmasters
    Objectives: to advocate against the widespread acceptance of the story of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible; to advocate prescinding the infiltration of Biblical conscience into law and the courts; to reveal and expose the absurdity of the supernatural claims of the scriptures of the Holy Bible; to prevent the loss of human energy being wasted through religious practice resulting from the interpretation of the text of the Holy Bible; to prevent further justification of actions causing death and destruction from those in power of whom abuse the widespread acceptance of the Holy Bible as truth; to rally...
  • What are the real goals of the American Civil Liberties Union?

    05/22/2005 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies · 1,075+ views
    What are the real goals of the American Civil Liberties Union? American Civil Liberties Union sounds like an organization that protects American values. Many people believe that the ACLU is the nation’s guardian of liberty and great protector of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, the ACLU was never a promoter or protector of American values or the Constitution. In fact, ACLU might as well stand for the American Communist Lawyers Union. The ACLU has created the façade that it is a champion of the oppressed but it uses the powers of the government to coerce all members of our society into...
  • All Atheist Weekend?

    05/21/2005 6:44:00 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 8 replies · 224+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | May 20, 2005 | John Kuethe
    As religion has made resurgence into American society, and even Democrat politicians like John Kerry and Senator Byrd are quoting from the bible, apparently this country's atheist community feels left out. They are gathering in San Francesco for an "All atheist Weekend". "We're trying to do what church people call outreach," said Jim Heldberg, a Pacifica software salesman and onetime Methodist who coordinates the group San Francisco Atheists. I guess they will have group discussions on what they do not believe and sing songs about their disbelief. If ignorance is bliss they must be the happiest people in this country....
  • Voters to decide on historic cross (ACLU Alert}

    05/21/2005 6:31:59 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 25 replies · 946+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/21/05 | James Lambert
    ACLU, atheist in 16-year battle to remove it The San Diego City Council voted this week to allow voters to decide the fate of the historic Mt. Soledad Cross overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. The vote represented the newest chapter in a long line of legal battles to remove the cross, led by ACLU attorney James McElroy, who represents an atheist seeking to remove the Christian symbol from public lands.
  • Atheists reach out in S.F. - Conclave designed to turn nonbelievers into activists

    05/20/2005 7:16:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 396+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/5 | Joe Garofoli
    As they watch religion increasingly dominate American political discourse, nonbelievers will gather in San Francisco today for their first "All Atheist Weekend" -- in an effort to put a friendlier face on godlessness. "We're trying to do what church people call outreach," said Jim Heldberg, a Pacifica software salesman and onetime Methodist who coordinates the group San Francisco Atheists. "We feel very threatened by what's going on in this country, but we realize that we can't just sit here in a corner by ourselves," Heldberg said. "If we do, the religious right is just going to run us over." So...
  • ACLU Wants Some Tangipahoa School Officials Jailed in Prayer Case

    05/19/2005 10:31:01 PM PDT · by bulldozer · 15 replies · 666+ views
    WAFB Channel 9 ^ | May 19, 2005
    ACLU Wants Some Tangipahoa School Officials Jailed in Prayer Case May 19, 2005, 06:57 PM WAFB Baton Rouge,LA Frustrated leaders with the American Civil Liberties Union say they have seen enough. They want some Tangipahoa teachers and administrators in jail for apparently violating a court-imposed school prayer ban. This is the fourth time in less than two months that the ACLU has formally notified a federal judge that school officials are dismissing the prayer ban that was imposed to imposed to settle a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in 2003.
  • CA: San Diego City Council votes to put cross issue up to public (6-3, headed for July 26th ballot)

    05/18/2005 11:51:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 381+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/18/05 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The City Council has agreed to let voters decide whether to keep a 43-foot-tall wooden cross atop Mount Soledad by donating the land to the federal government. On Tuesday, the council voted 6-3 to place the issue on the July 26 ballot, which also includes a mayoral election. The council rescinded its previous rejection of a plan to donate the land to the National Parks Service for a veterans memorial. That plan had been a key part of a federal bill designed as a last-ditch effort to preserve the cross on public land. Supporters raised more...
  • 4 Schools Sued Over Planned Graduations at a Church

    05/18/2005 10:58:17 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 38 replies · 753+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 18, 2005 | Mike Branom
    ORLANDO -- With four public high schools planning to hold graduations in a church, a student, her Buddhist father and an atheist parent sued Wednesday to move the commencements or at least cover the church's large cross. Brevard County Public Schools maintain there is nothing wrong with using the 3,700-seat Calvary Chapel of Melbourne to host the graduations, as was done for three schools last year. A hearing in the case was set later Wednesday.
  • ACLU Wants Cross Removed From Cemetery (Man Vows To Keep Cross On Plot)

    05/18/2005 12:17:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,893+ views
    NBC4 ^ | May 12, 2005
    ELK TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A cross monument in a Vinton County cemetery has some local residents fighting to keep it there, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported. A representative from the American Civil Liberties Union told Elk Township the cross must leave the government-owned cemetery. The monument was added to Elk Cemetery in 2004, after being in storage for eight years. Some people said the large cross monument is promoting religion. In 1996, the ACLU forced the county to remove the cross from the McArthur courthouse, where it sat for almost 40 years, Bowersock reported. NBC 4 was unable to reach...
  • US chastity ring funding attacked

    05/17/2005 5:21:10 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 9 replies · 963+ views
    BBC News - World Edition ^ | Tuesday, 17 May, 2005 | Not listed
    US chastity ring funding attacked The silver ring is a constant reminder of the abstinence promise The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the US government over its funding of a nationwide sexual abstinence programme.The ACLU says the Silver Ring Thing programme violates the principle that the state budget cannot be used to promote religion. The programme, which targets teenagers, is an offshoot of a Christian ministry. Since 2003, it has received more than $1m from the Department of Health and Human Services. Symbolic ringThe funding is part of a government initiative to expand abstinence-only sex...
  • Groups Say University Stadium Not Suitable for Promise Keepers

    05/17/2005 2:01:29 PM PDT · by Irontank · 82 replies · 2,263+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | May 16, 2005 | Marsha L. Melnichak
    Promise Keepers may bring many people and dollars to Fayetteville, but they also bring intolerance, according to a consortium of groups that say Razorback Stadium should not be used to promote a religious viewpoint. "I don’t think this singleminded group should have their meeting here. It’s not an all-encompassing group and we are promoting diversity at the university," said Marian Kunetka, an archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the University of Arkansas. "I have to look at the rest of it as freedom of religion. I can’t get past that. We have to give them that; but, I don’t...
  • 'I Will Defend To Keep It Based On Free Speech'

    05/16/2005 12:23:19 PM PDT · by Irontank · 50 replies · 1,171+ views
    KOMO News ^ | May 13, 2005 | Liz Rocca
    A Tacoma woman says she feels violated by a complaint about her vanity plate. It simply reads: "John 3-16" But someone found the Bible verse offensive and now the state is deciding whether she can keep the plate. "The verse in the Bible says 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,' " says Jane Milhans. To her, John 3:16 is a message of love, and a great vanity plate. But now, someone has told the state Jane's plate is offensive. "My first reaction was I was in shock," she said. Jane says she's had...
  • I Will Defend To Keep It Based On Free Speech (Vanity Plate)

    05/16/2005 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies · 841+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | May 13, 2005 | Liz Rocca
    'I Will Defend To Keep It Based On Free Speech' TACOMA - A Tacoma woman says she feels violated by a complaint about her vanity plate. It simply reads: "John 3-16" But someone found the Bible verse offensive and now the state is deciding whether she can keep the plate. "The verse in the Bible says 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,' " says Jane Milhans. To her, John 3:16 is a message of love, and a great vanity plate. But now, someone has told the state Jane's plate is offensive. "My first...
  • The ACLU campaign to advance communist goals - (Christian landmarks,heritage dismantled & more)

    05/15/2005 3:23:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 108 replies · 1,896+ views
    THE AMERICAN THINKER.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | WILLIAM J. BECKER, JR.
    Shuffling out of the movie theater last weekend, I emitted a silent scream, frustrated by yet another example of Christianity under assault, the tumescent epic, “Kingdom of Heaven,” a film so utterly contemptuous of Christians and adoring of Muslims that a leading authority on the Crusades branded it “Osama Bin Laden's version of history.” “What insane times we live in,” one film critic notes. “Here we are in the midst of the War on Terror, and all Hollywood can do is continually bash Christianity.” In an industry historically known for coddling communists (the blacklist, Jane Fonda, Stone, Spielberg and others...
  • It Is About Religious Belief

    05/14/2005 5:00:49 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 17 replies · 492+ views
    washingtionpost.com ^ | 05/14/05 | Tony Perkins
    During his nationally televised press conference April 28, President Bush was asked about the Family Research Council's allegation that some of his judicial nominees have been filibustered because of their faith. After considerable probing by MSNBC's David Gregory, the president said he believed that in fact his nominees were being subjected to these stalling tactics not because of their religious beliefs but because of their "judicial philosophy." Well, I agree with the president that some Democratic senators have targeted the judicial philosophy of the nominees. But that judicial philosophy has been scrutinized and scorned in several cases precisely because of...
  • The rock that is higher: Two books expose the intolerance of "tolerant" relativists

    05/13/2005 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 7 replies · 963+ views
    WORLD ^ | 5/21/05 | Gene Edward Veith
    | by Gene Edward Veith "That may be true for you, but it isn't true for me." "You don't have the right to impose your morality on anyone else." "You people who think you have the only truth and the only morality are intolerant and just as bad as the Taliban." When Christians try to evangelize someone, offer an opinion on public policy, or engage in an act of persuasion, the cultural left tries to silence them by invoking the doctrine of relativism. What we think of as true is really only a personal or a cultural construction, so the...
  • Public Schools: Awakening America to the Danger - (countercultural indoctrination a reality)

    05/12/2005 9:48:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 498+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | CHRISTOPHER ADAMO
    Far too few among the Christian community are willing to remain steadfast in their beliefs, in the face of the enormous pressures of liberal social change. Fortunately, Bruce N. Shortt exemplifies the meaning of such worthy resolve. Last year Shortt, along with T.C. Pinckney, made waves at the 2004 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by stating the obvious. America’s educational system has, over the past several decades, completely degenerated from any pretense of promoting academics. Instead, it is primarily focused on a program of indoctrinating students towards countercultural social transformation. Relentlessly working to eradicate any references to God or traditional morality,...
  • Chaplain Wants Christ Out of Air Force Academy

    05/12/2005 12:41:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 389 replies · 6,875+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/12/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Here’s a story that will throw you for a loop: a "chaplain” at the U.S. Air Force Academy is complaining that the school’s administration has a "systemic and pervasive” problem of promoting religious religious values with a Christian bent. The chaplain, Capt. Melinda Morton, a "Lutheran minister” spoke out publicly on Tuesday as an Air Force task force arrived at the academy to investigate charges that officers and staff members pushed their religious beliefs on cadets. And she claimed that a tolerance program developed at the academy, called Respecting the Spiritual Values of all People (R.S.V.P.), was watered down after...
  • Racism alleged against landlord

    05/12/2005 8:06:21 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 30 replies · 1,370+ views
    LJWorld.com ^ | May 12, 2005 | Eric Weslander
    They say it was racial discrimination. She says it was the Lord telling her not to rent to fornicators. Closing arguments are expected this morning in a civil-rights trial involving a Lawrence couple, Adrianne Morales and Wayne Jackson, who say they were turned down for an apartment in 2002 because she's Hispanic and he's black. But the apartment manager, Lynne Sander, says she rejected them because God recently had told her she shouldn't rent to unmarried couples. "I am following God's law," Sander told jurors on Wednesday. "I did not discriminate against them. For my morals and my integrity, I...
  • Helping the ACLU

    05/11/2005 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Charleston-Gazette ^ | 5/11/05 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    To the Editor, In an attempt to save the ACLU time and money in guaranteeing the separation of church and state, I would like to recommend the following policies be adopted in our state schools: (1) The NAME Program (Non Abhorrent Moniker Exchange) and (2) The RAR Program(Religion Avoidance Routes): First, since children named Christian, Mohammed or Moses are going to be mutually offensive to one another--and to atheists in general; and, since it is additionally illegal to promote religion and allow the very mention of their names in a government school--because it violates the establishment clause of the First...
  • SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY

    05/10/2005 9:12:15 PM PDT · by bog · 2 replies · 133+ views
    SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY Socialistic philosophy simply can't treat people as individuals responsible for their own choices. This is why so many secular socialists spend so much time attacking Christianity. Evolution is used by Socialistic philosophy to support socialistic theories regarding an evolving human society in which eventually only relativistic standards of conduct will be decreed by atheistic socialist intellectuals. In the Socialistic EDEN everyone must be relegated by their social, ethnic, racial, or economic class. Once everyone is pigeon holed satisfactorily our future socialistic task masters will be able to manipulate the various groups easier in society. In the socialistic...
  • The Great Pillars of American Liberty

    05/10/2005 12:59:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 668+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/10/05 | Steve Farrell
    Liberty Letters, John Adams, Letter 28Recently, I watched a noted atheist spit his venom against American Christians for standing up for the right of their kids to have access to the truth in the classroom, the truth about America's unique founding, a founding centered not just on the triumph of reason, as some wrongfully claim, but on the triumph of reason coupled with faith, particularly the Christian faith. Coming to the ACLU member's defense, one of the interviewers cited as proof that America was not founded by Christians – nor upon the principles of Christianity – the 1796 Treaty of...
  • Hugh Hewitt: New McCarthyism

    05/08/2005 3:23:05 PM PDT · by This Just In · 24 replies · 1,094+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 30, 2005 | Hugh Hewitt
    LOONIES," "THE American Taliban," "Frist Jihadists," "the Ayatollah bin Dobson"-all these terms and more were thrown at evangelical Christians last week as the controversy surrounding the abuse of the filibuster by Senate Democrats grew in scope and volume. Any regular visitor to leftist blogs such as DailyKos and Legal Fiction is accustomed to the brass-knuckled bigotry directed at Christians who also happen to be conservative. In fact, the posts at Democratic Underground are even more vituperative. Many media and political circles are showing a rise in Christian-bashing. Some on the left might say that evangelicals deserve this abuse given their...