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  • Dawkins Calls Evil Good and Good Evil

    03/30/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Jeff Miller
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). Turning right and wrong upside down is a human habit that goes back thousands of years. Modern times are no different. Famous evolutionary biologist and professor of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins, recently showed his hand in a twitter conversation that has gained media attention. The British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster among many others in the United Kingdom, reported that a twitter user said to Dawkins, “I honestly don’t...
  • 'Pastafarian' refuses to take spaghetti strainer off his head for license photo

    02/22/2013 3:08:54 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    nj.com ^ | 02/20/2013 | By Anthony G. Attrino/NJ.com
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK Motor vehicle workers in Dayton called police on a man who insisted on wearing a pasta strainer on his head during the taking of his drivers license photo, according to a police report. South Brunswick police officers responded to the MVC facility on Route 130 on a call that a man renewing his driver's license refused to remove the strainer on his head, according to a police report. The incident occurred about noon on Saturday, Feb. 2. The man, Aaron Williams, 25, who gave an Egg Harbor Township address, told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a...
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Hope You Thrive

    12/18/2011 9:54:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2011 | Derek Hunter
    There are a few people you read on the web, hear on the radio or see on TV and think, Id really like to meet that person. When I moved to DC in 2001, I had a mental short list of those people, and Christopher Hitchens was right at the top. A lot of people on that list didnt live up to the expectations I created for them in my mind, but Hitchens exceeded them. I met him through my then-boss, Grover Norquist. I saw Drinks with Hitchens on his calendar and immediately ran into Grovers office to ask if...
  • Obama Omits "Creator" from Declaration of Independence -- AGAIN

    10/20/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies
    Remarks by the President at a DSCC Dinner in Rockville, Maryland October 18, 2010 8:03 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: ... I want to, before I begin, just say that, Maryland, you are graced with two of the finest senators in the United States Senate in Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. (Applause.) We are so proud of them. Everything that I've been able to accomplish over the last couple of years has been because I had these great partners. And these are two of the best partners, and they were also wonderful colleagues when I was in the United States Senate....
  • Why do I hate God so much? I respond to that question

    08/27/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 65 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 27, 2010 | Jeff Musall
    Let me start out by saying I'm an atheist. Am I absolutely sure there is no God, no supreme being looking over us? No, of course not. Contrary to some opinions, that doesn't make me agnostic. I hold the possibility of God to be so remote as to be inconsequential, but I don't for a moment think I possess all knowledge on the matter. I would also add that I am a hopeful atheist, not only confident in my lack of belief, but assured that it is ultimately the belief system most in the world will come to. When we...
  • Emmerich 'feared fatwa for 2012 scene'

    11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST · by Rastus · 39 replies · 1,567+ views
    digital spy ^ | 11/02/09 | Tim Parks
    Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012. The filmmaker is well known for decimating famed landmarks on movies including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot. The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is...
  • Richard Dawkins : Creationists, now theyre coming for your children

    08/24/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2,378+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/24/2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the sinewy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of Julius Caesar and the voluptuous excesses of the later emperors. Thats a big undertaking and it takes time, concentration, dedication. Yet you find your precious time continually preyed upon, and your classs attention distracted, by a baying pack of ignoramuses (as a Latin scholar...
  • Ron Reagan Offers Fearless Candor on Stem Cells, God and Taking on Conservative Blowhards

    04/14/2009 10:45:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,187+ views
    PR.Com ^ | April 13, 2009 | Allison Kugel
    Ron Reagan is the direct namesake of the man whom many on the right consider to be The Greatest American Hero. Much to their dismay he has spent his broadcasting career taking aim at the very politicians who have sought to attach themselves to his fathers (the late President Ronald Reagan) conservative legacy in order to justify everything from extreme corporate deregulation to the war in Iraq. For decades Ron Reagan has forged a path that embraces left wing ideals and touts science and progression over alleged antiquated religious rhetoric, a position that infuriates the Republican Party and warms liberals...
  • Why should we have Nukes??

    03/30/2009 12:35:19 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 59 replies · 1,694+ views
    30 Mar 09 | Mind Freed
    I was watching Bill Mahr this weekend - Not because I like him, trust him, or agree with ANYTHING he says, just to see what the other side is saying about things - and one of his guests was Hip Hop Artist Mos Def. Mos Def made a statement that I would like to know a little more about. I'm still learning about politics and history and things so I am hoping that there is a good answer to this question as it will probably come up in conversation with friends and family and I want to be prepared to...
  • Video: Maher salutes American troops (says Germans and Japanese have to learn to rape themselves)

    03/30/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,428+ views
    hotair.com ^ | March 30, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I stopped watching Bill Maher a long time ago, and its moments like this that remind me why hes a waste of broadcast air time. Maher complains that we need to bring home the troops from World War II by pulling out of Germany and Japan, and gives us this pithy little salute to American fighting forces:
  • Christopher Hitchens and the killer Jews

    03/30/2009 5:50:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 993+ views
    Jerusalem POst ^ | 3-29-09 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    This past Shabbat my family and I hosted Rabbi and Mrs. Nachman Holtzberg, parents of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, the head of Chabad in Mumbai who was brutally murdered with his wife Rivkah. You'd think that a family that watched their son and daughter-in-law slaughtered on TV by Islamic terrorists would feel hatred and a desire for revenge. But what this saintly father asked of our many guests was simply their participation in rebuilding Chabad of Mumbai so that his son's selfless work would continue. What a shame Christopher Hitchens did not join us. It might have dissuaded him from penning...
  • The Tragedy of George Carlin

    02/05/2009 10:20:43 AM PST · by jagusafr · 35 replies · 1,794+ views
    Just A Guy blog ^ | February 5, 2009 | Dana Jacobson
    Last night, I watched the Kennedy Center show honoring (posthumously) George Carlin. A truly brilliant, insightful, funny comedian, Carlin's bits over his 40 year career in standup were introduced by a number of comedians and I thoroughly enjoyed the chuckles down memory lane. Until the next-to-last presenter: Bill Maher, the smirking, rabidly liberal former funnyman who is not only a professed atheist, but virulently anti-religious.
  • Robert Winston criticises dangerous 'science delusion' (Dawkins et al "irresponsible" "dangerous")

    09/18/2008 9:41:57 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 263+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2008 | James Randerson
    Lord Robert Winston has renewed his attack on atheist writers such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens, whose arguments he said were "dangerous", "irresponsible" and "very divisive". The science populariser and fertility expert said...
  • ACLU attack dogs maul student prayer

    08/30/2008 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Man50D · 18 replies · 274+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 29, 2008
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two high school students who say they are offended by the school's policy of allowing prayer at voluntary events and holding Christmas concerts at churches. The students, from Pace High School in Pace, Fla., are identified only as Minor I Doe and Minor II Doe in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court because they are both under 18. The complaint alleges disclosure of their names would put the students at risk of "social ostracism, economic injury, governmental retaliation and potential physical harm." Benjamin Stevenson, staff...
  • Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    08/16/2008 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Chong · 49 replies · 411+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10103424/ Atheist challenges In God We Trust Pledge of Allegiance foe Newdow sues to remove motto from U.S. currency updated 9:09 p.m. CT, Fri., Nov. 18, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO - An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove In God We Trust from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and...
  • Groups wants atheists included in DNC interfaith service

    08/15/2008 11:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 617+ views
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August 15, 2008 | By MARK BARNA
    The Democratic National Convention's Aug. 24 interfaith service in Denver is supposed to be about unity. But to a Washington, D.C., coalition that supports nontheistic views, it's about division. The Secular Coalition Group, a lobbying organization for church-and-state separation, is pushing to get an atheist on the speaker list, and contends the service is divisive because it alienates nonreligious Democrats at a time when the party needs to unite to support the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. "We can all hold different beliefs," said the group's executive director, Lori Lipman Brown, "but we can still come together as patriotic Americans."...
  • Atheist challenges In God We Trust(We need to Freep the survey!)

    08/14/2008 10:30:48 AM PDT · by Devilinbaggypants · 53 replies · 117+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO - An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove In God We Trust from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion....
  • Holy Moses! PBS Documentary Suggests Exodus Not Real

    07/21/2008 10:01:21 PM PDT · by kellynla · 45 replies · 275+ views
    OrlandoSentinel.com ^ | July 21, 2008 | Hal Boedeker
    Abraham didn't exist? The Exodus didn't happen? The Bible's Buried Secrets, a new PBS documentary, is likely to cause a furor. "It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people," says archaeologist William Dever, who specializes in Israel's history. "But it explains how and why these stories ever came to be told in the first place, and how and why they were written down." The Nova program will premiere Nov. 18. PBS presented a clip and a panel discussion at the summer tour of the Television Critics Association. The program says...
  • Being attacked by Militant Atheist Group - Advise?

    06/14/2008 8:25:27 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 324 replies · 1,172+ views
    Yomin Postelnik
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone had this experience before. I wrote a column about the proof of the existence of a Divine Creator (see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2029192/posts ) and am now getting google stalked by an Atheist Group in Austin, in addition to phone calls and emails. I'm not going to stop saying/writing what I believe or stop speaking out against these tactics, but was wondering if anyone here had experience and knows what to do about google, etc. I know some of us may disagree on the issues, but I don't think there's much debate about these tactics. The...
  • Obama Draws Fire for Comments on Small-Town America

    04/11/2008 4:44:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 131 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2008
    Hillary Clinton and John McCain both ripped into Barack Obama Friday for reportedly saying residents of small-town America cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arent like them out of bitterness over lost jobs, a remark his opponents interpreted as arrogant...
  • CNNs Upcoming Miniseries Equates Christian Activists with Taliban?

    08/20/2007 12:22:19 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,431+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/20/2007 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's upcoming miniseries "God's Warriors," hosted by left-wing bias exemplar Christiane Amanpour, looks like it will play the old liberal game of moral equivalence. Amanpour reportedly compares Christian chastity advocates to the Taliban in the miniseries. Even the promos for the miniseries which have been running on CNN for the past few weeks demonstrate the probable "game plan" that Amanpour and CNN have in mind, grouping together pro-life Christian college students protesting in front of the Supreme Court, Jewish settlers on the West Bank, and Islamic radicals. To paraphrase an old children's jingle, "two of these things are not like...
  • "Government-sponsored hostility toward religion

    05/02/2007 4:11:10 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies · 1,192+ views
    A couple doors down the hall from Mr. Johnson's classroom at Westview High School in Rancho Peasquitos, a suburb of San Diego, a teacher has a picture of the grunge rock band Nirvana on her door. Other teachers have slogans from sports celebrities and cartoon characters. Teacher Brad Johnson has decorated his assigned homeroom with pictures of families and nature, and banners relating to American history, such as God Bless America. That last item, the school district told Johnson in January of this year, is banned and must be removed from the classroom. Why? Because the Poway Unified School District...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Michael New's case soon!

    03/24/2007 7:42:40 PM PDT · by www.saveourguns.org · 46 replies · 1,186+ views
    On October 10, 1995, the 1/15 Battalion of the 3rd infantry Division of the U.S. Army came to attention at 0900 in Schweinfurt, Germany. All but one of the 550 soldiers were wearing a sky-blue baseball-style cap with a United Nations insignia on the front. One was wearing the olive-drab flat cap that is authorized to be worn with the Battle Dress Uniform. With this simple act of disobeying a direct order, Spc. 4 Michael New set the stage for a legal battle that has profound implications for the future of American soldiers into service of the United Nations without...
  • Poll Reveals America's Desire for Religion and Values

    12/06/2006 2:22:50 PM PST · by Cedar · 11 replies · 474+ views
    Poll Reveals America's Desire for Religion and Values NEW YORKA recent survey commissioned by the American Bible Society and carried out by respected pollster Zogby International shows that 85 percent of American viewers want more religious values and references to the Bible, and less sex and violence shown on television. The survey, entitled "What Is More Offensive on Television: Religion or Sex and Violence?" was conducted by Zogby in November. "We firmly believe that the Bible plays a critical role in the on-going development of our culture and social fabric of our country," said Dr. Paul Irwin, President and CEO...
  • ACLU Goes After Gideons

    11/29/2006 10:21:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 36 replies · 1,625+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 29-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
    <p>Removed content from Baxter Bulletin, a Gannett site. Gannett Publications has requested that Free Republic allow only a link and title to be posted on Free Republic.</p>
  • ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices [Tennessee]

    09/28/2006 2:09:02 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 9 replies · 544+ views
    The Tennessean | 09/28/06 | ANITA WADHWANI
    The Tennessean is a Gannett newspaper and does not allow copying or excerpting of articles. Click on this link to read the article: ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices In my own words - the plantiffs are alledging a Christmas play, praying parents, national prayer day and teacher-led prayer in a public school have traumatized their child and they need attorneys fees and compensatory or nominal damages to get over it. The plantiffs are not named in the suit for fear they will be attacked and ostracized.
  • Minister Protests Removal Of Anti-Gay Billboards

    08/09/2006 11:14:54 AM PDT · by Abathar · 28 replies · 858+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | August 9, 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK -- A minister in New York said billboards he paid for displaying a Bible verse that condemned homosexual behavior were removed after the president of the Staten Island borough called the message intolerant, offensive and unwelcome. The Rev. Kristopher Okwedy's lawsuit against the former official was heard Tuesday by a three-judge federal panel. Okwedy's attorney, Stephen Crampton of the American Family Association, said the case highlights the conflict between gay rights and the right of Christians to publicly quote Bible passages that declare such behavior sinful. Crampton predicts that the issue will ultimately be decided by the U.S....
  • CA: Judge rules UC system bias suit can proceed

    08/09/2006 10:28:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 354+ views
    North County Times ^ | 8/9/06 | Jennifer Kabbany
    MURRIETA ---- A lawsuit claiming the UC system discriminates against Christian beliefs by rejecting some private Christian schools' courses for college-entrance credit may proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, rejecting the university's argument that the case should be tossed. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero's ruling states that claims in the lawsuit are worth pursuing. The suit was filed by Calvary Chapel Christian School in Murrieta, six of its students and the Association of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 4,000 religious schools nationwide. "Members of the Supreme Court have articulated on various occasions that a university's decisions regarding...
  • University refuses Christian groups. Insists non-believers must be allowed in leadership

    08/09/2006 6:32:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 15 replies · 899+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 9, 2006
    University of Wisconsin officials are being warned their refusal to recognize Christian student groups is illegal. In recent weeks, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has denied recognition of the school's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has derecognized the Knights of Columbus. The officials allege the groups violate school's "anti-discrimination policy" by not allowing non-Christians to serve in leadership positions, according to the Arizona-based public-interest legal group Alliance Defense Fund, which notes non-recognized groups are denied access to campus facilities and student funding. "Christian student groups shouldn't be treated differently from other student organizations," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel...
  • Thanking Jesus in Court Lands Man in Jail

    07/14/2006 8:18:56 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 76 replies · 2,457+ views
    ap ^ | July 14, 2006
    Junior Stowers raised his hands and exclaimed, "Thank you, Jesus!" in court last month when he was acquitted by a jury of abusing his son. But his joy was short-lived when Circuit Judge Patrick Border held him in contempt of court for the "outburst" and threw him in jail. Stowers, 47, sat in the courtroom and a cellblock for about six hours until the judge granted him a hearing on the contempt charge and released him. The judge at a July 7 hearing dropped the contempt charge, a petty misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail. Stowers couldn't...
  • SUPREME COURT ISSUES STAY IN SAN DIEGO CROSS CASE - High court intervenes in fight over cross

    07/03/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 209 replies · 7,615+ views
    AP ^ | 7/3/06 | TONI LOCY
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court intervened Monday to save a large cross on city property in southern California.</p> <p>A lower court judge had ordered the city of San Diego to remove the cross or be fined $5,000 a day.</p> <p>Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, acting for the high court, issued a stay while supporters of the cross continue their legal fight.</p>
  • Teen sues district after "Ave Maria" silenced

    07/01/2006 5:27:12 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 180 replies · 3,285+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, July 1, 2006 | David Bowermaster
    For years, seniors in the wind ensemble at Henry M. Jackson High School have selected a favorite piece of music to play during commencement. For last month's ceremonies, the 17 students chose an instrumental version of "Ave Maria," which they had performed at a school concert in December 2004. But their choice was vetoed by Dr. Carol Whitehead, superintendent of the Everett School District. Instead, the ensemble played a selection by British composer Gustav Holst. Now Kathryn Nurre, an 18-year-old who played alto saxophone in the ensemble before graduating, is suing Whitehead, claiming the decision violated her First Amendment right...
  • School Blocks Wind Ensemble from Playing Ave Maria at Graduation for Church/State Fears

    07/01/2006 11:06:30 AM PDT · by dukeman · 27 replies · 901+ views
    SEATTLE, Wash.Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a First Amendment lawsuit in defense of the rights of a member of a high school wind ensemble to perform an instrumental arrangement of Ave Maria at the schools graduation ceremony. The case centers on a school officials refusal to allow the senior high woodwind ensemble to perform their choice of an instrumental arrangement of German composer Franz Biebls Ave Maria at the schools graduation ceremonies. In the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Wash., Institute attorneys charge that the school superintendents unfounded concerns about the religious nature...
  • School Sued Over Jesus Portrait

    07/01/2006 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 83 replies · 1,376+ views
    bloggingman2007 ^ | 6/29/06 | warner todd huston
    This is a perfect example of several current psychoses running through the seedy underbelly of our culture today. This one story reveals the selfishness, stupidity, and hypocrisy of the anti-religious as well as utter lack of knowledge about our nation's history and form of government. A school board in West Virginia is being sued by two "civil liberties" groups -- read that to mean groups promoting just THEIR point of view, the rest of you be damned -- because the school happened to have a portrait of Jesus displayed in the hallway. Did I mention it has been there for...
  • Waiting for the Next Wave

    06/30/2006 8:24:00 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 211+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 28, 2006 | Trevor Hayes
    It may be illegal for school children to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, Rep. Todd Akin, R-MO, dreads. Akin fears what he calls activist judges and their ability to legislate what the American people dont want. He spoke to the 13th Eagle Forum Collegians Annual Leadership Summit about two bills he supports designed to rein in activist judges who legislate from the bench. The Pledge Protection Act of 2005 received a 247-173 House vote in 2005, but died in the Senate. In reaction to a 2003 decision by the 9th U.S....
  • State Agency Launches Probe After NY Rink Advertises 'Christian Skate'

    06/28/2006 1:51:56 PM PDT · by Sopater · 43 replies · 963+ views
    Agape Press ^ | June 28, 2006 | Allie Martin and Jenni Parker
    The New York State Division of Human Rights has begun a probe of a privately owned skating rink that recently advertised a "Christian Music Skate" party. The agency is investigating Len Bernardo and his wife Terry, owners of Skate Time 209 in Accord, New York, apparently because the rink plays Christian music during certain designated hours. The Division of Human Rights has warned the rink, which also advertises Christian skating on Sunday afternoons, that it may be violating anti-discrimination laws. The agency also threatened to charge a local weekly newspaper that published the rink's advertisement of its Christian music skate...
  • Judge tentatively rules Christian students can sue UC system

    06/28/2006 8:52:07 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 4 replies · 469+ views
    modbee ^ | 6/28/06
    A federal judge's tentative ruling would allow six students from a Christian school to sue the University of California over its refusal to recognize religious-based courses in the admission process. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero tentatively decided Tuesday that the students from Calvary Chapel Christian School in Murietta could pursue their claim that the UC system violated their free speech and discriminated against them. At the same time, Otero expressed concern that no other schools had joined Calvary's suit. No Catholic, "Islamic or Jewish (schools) are part of the litigation," Otero said during a hearing. "They seem to have...
  • Bilbray, Hunter, Issa enter bill to save Soledad cross

    06/27/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT · by radar101 · 12 replies · 536+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | 27 JUNE 2006 | Karen Kucher,Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO Three local congressmen have introduced a bill that would transfer the Mount Soledad cross from city control to the federal government, a step they hope will preserve the La Jolla landmark. Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad and Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sponsored the bill, which Hunter introduced late Monday. The city has been ordered by the court to remove the 29-foot cross from city property by Aug. 1 or pay a fine of $5,000 a day. A judge has ruled it is an unconstitutional preference of religion for the cross to be displayed on public property....
  • Church's Fourth of July Event Might Hamper Roswell Festival (Christians vs. UFO's)

    06/27/2006 1:07:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies · 313+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 27, 2006 | Rene Romo
    Patriotism and UFOs are sparking a few fireworks of their own in Roswell this Fourth of July. Tempers have flared over a Christian-themed Fourth of July event, sponsored by a Roswell church, scheduled at the same time as events for the city's 12th annual UFO festival. The famous UFO festival is sponsored by the International UFO Museum and Research Center and runs from Thursday through Sunday. It commemorates the purported-but-never-proven July 4, 1947, crash of an alien saucer in the area. Events in the UFO festival include a "Lights in the Night" parade at 9 p.m. Saturday, topped off with...
  • War Hero Urges President Bush to Save the Mt. Soledad Cross and Veterans Memorial

    06/27/2006 12:02:05 PM PDT · by RDTF · 17 replies · 728+ views
    Thomas More.org ^ | June 27, 2006
    ANN ARBOR, MI Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, former POW and former U.S. Senator, in a personal letter sent on June 14th, asked President Bush to save the Mt. Soledad cross, which is the centerpiece of a national war memorial honoring our veterans. Rear Admiral Denton urged the President to consider saving the cross by means of the federal government exercising its power of eminent domain in order to maintain the land as a National monument. -snip- Rear Admiral Denton first came to the American publics attention in 1966 as a POW during...
  • Ninth Circuit Decides: The Mt. Soledad Cross Will Come Down, "Memorial Would Be Desecrated"

    06/22/2006 1:44:05 PM PDT · by RDTF · 128 replies · 3,101+ views
    Thomas Moore Law Center ^ | June 22, 2006 | TMLC
    ANN ARBOR, MI A threejudge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to stay Federal District Judge Gordon Thompsons order to remove the Mt. Soledad Cross pending an appeal. Thus, the City of San Diego must remove the Cross by August 1, 2006, or face fines of $5,000 per day thereafter. In its decision, however, the Ninth Circuit scheduled oral arguments on the matter for the week of October 16, 2006, weeks after the Cross is to be removed. The 43- foot Cross was erected in 1954 and currently is the centerpiece of a national memorial...
  • New York Investigates Skating Rink for Playing Christian Music

    06/21/2006 3:02:23 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 102 replies · 4,185+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | June 21, 2006 | TVC
    TVC ASKS PATAKI TO STOP HARASSMENT June 21, 2006 - Washington, DC The Traditional Values Coalition asked New York Governor George Pataki to rein in a state agency which is threatening legal action against an Accord, New York skating rink because it plays Christian music during a Christian Music Skate party. The New York Division of Human Rights threatened Len and Terry Bernardo, owners of the Skate Time 209 rink in Accord, with an investigation because the rink plays Christian music during certain hours. The agency also threatened to charge a local newspaper which advertised the event for aiding...
  • Foothill valedictorian criticizes decision to censor her proclamation of faith

    06/19/2006 8:24:42 PM PDT · by atomicweeder · 120 replies · 2,772+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 06/17/2006 | Antonio Planas
    She knew her speech as valedictorian of Foothill High School would be cut short, but Brittany McComb was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart. But before she could get to the word in her speech that meant the most to her -- Christ -- her microphone went dead. The decision to cut short McComb's commencement speech Thursday at The Orleans drew jeers from the nearly 400 graduates and their families that went on for several minutes. Read more ...
  • District pulls plug on speech (Valedictorian's speech unwelcome by ACLU)

    06/19/2006 3:08:08 PM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 50 replies · 2,333+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Jun. 17, 2006 | ANTONIO PLANAS
    Foothill valedictorian criticizes decision to censor her proclamation of faith She knew her speech as valedictorian of Foothill High School would be cut short, but Brittany McComb was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart. But before she could get to the word in her speech that meant the most to her -- Christ -- her microphone went dead. The decision to cut short McComb's commencement speech Thursday at The Orleans drew jeers from the nearly 400 graduates and their families that went on for several minutes. However, Clark County School District...
  • Valedictorian's speech cut short by school district

    06/19/2006 2:02:05 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 436 replies · 5,344+ views
    A local high school graduation ended with roars of protest after school officials turned the microphone off right in the middle of one of the valedictorian's speeches. The microphone cut out after the valedictorian at Foothill High made reference to God. The family says the District's decision isn't fair. Brittney McComb says she's a straight A student, number one in her class, and is headed to Biola University in the fall. Brittney attributes all of her success to God. Trouble is, she tried to explain that during her speech which the school district said they told her beforehand was a...
  • ACLU Says Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Was The Right Call

    06/19/2006 11:55:57 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 90 replies · 2,862+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 18-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    The valedictorian of Foothill High, Brittany McComb, decided to share her faith voluntarily at her graduation cermony. However, before she could get to the part that meant the most to her, Christ, her microphone went dead. Her speech was in no way endorsed by her school, however the school directly participated in censoring her free speech. The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for...
  • Slain Marine's parents appeal to Bush to save cross

    06/09/2006 2:29:55 PM PDT · by mastercylinder · 18 replies · 628+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 9, 2006 | James L. Lambert
    Marine Capt. Michael Martino The parents of a Marine who died in Iraq are urging President Bush to help ensure their son continues to be memorialized under a historic cross threatened by a judge's order. Robert and Sybil Martino want the federal park service to take over the Mt. Soledad war memorial site from the city of San Diego, which is at the center of a 17-year dispute begun by an atheist charging the cross violates the so-called "separation of church and state." The Martinos' son, Capt. Michael Martino, was killed in action in Iraq last November when his...
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Boy Scout Case

    05/30/2006 3:17:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 82 replies · 2,123+ views
    AP ^ | 5/30/6
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from an atheist father over Boy Scout recruiting at his son's public school. John Scalise had asked the court to bar public schools from opening their doors to Boy Scout recruiters and promoting membership, arguing that the group discriminates against nonreligious boys and parents by denying them membership if they don't swear to religious oaths. Scalise's dispute with the Scouts dates back to 1998, when his son was a third-grader in Mount Pleasant, Mich. He claims he and his son were barred from a Scout program at the elementary school because...
  • University Adminstrator declares Christmas "forbidden"

    12/18/2005 8:46:42 PM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 118 replies · 2,736+ views
    CNSnews.com ^ | 12-16-05 | Nathan Burchfiel
    University Administrator Declares Christmas 'Forbidden' By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Correspondent December 16, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - An administrator at California State University, Sacramento has banned decorations pertaining to Christmas and the 4th of July, among other holidays, from her office because they represent "religious discrimination" and "ethnic insensitivity." "Time has come to recognize that religious discrimination, as well as ethnic insensitivity to certain holidays, is forbidden," Patricia Sonntag, director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, stated in the directive she e-mailed to members of her staff on Dec. 9. Cybercast News Service obtained the directive from the non-profit...