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  • Famed author takes on Kansas: Rushdie bemoans role of religion in public life

    10/08/2005 5:29:47 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 160 replies · 2,524+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | 10/7/5 | Sophia Maines
    Citizens of the world should be concerned about religious extremism whether it’s in Iran or America, says author Salman Rushdie, who was once marked for death by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini. Rushdie compared the emergence of religion into public life in Kansas with similar movements across the world in a lecture Thursday at the Lied Center. “I would really love never to mention that word again: religion,” Rushdie said. “But now it seems to be coming right at us all. I don’t just mean radical Islam, by the way. I believe we have some problems right here.” Rushdie received a standing...
  • Top US court OKs Bible use death penalty rejection

    10/03/2005 12:47:56 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 111 replies · 2,464+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/03/05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling that overturned the death penalty for a Colorado murderer because jurors during deliberations had been improperly influenced by passages from the Bible. The justices declined to review a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that imposed a sentence of life imprisonment for Robert Harlan because jurors brought a Bible into the jury room and discussed the passage about an "eye for eye, tooth for tooth." Without comment or recorded dissent, the nation's top court rejected an appeal by Colorado prosecutors who argued the introduction of the Bible into death...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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,...

    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
  • 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
    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...
  •'s anti-Catholic Paranoia ( and George Soros Alert)

    05/27/2005 4:29:38 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 20 replies · 1,531+ views ^ | 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,, 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...