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  • It’s 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
    It’s 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...
  • Atheists playing the victim

    11/29/2011 11:07:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11/28/2011 | Charlie Butts
    One conservative attorney says he has no sympathy for the atheists who have launched a holiday advertising campaign to promote their stance and attack Christians. The billboard and newspaper ads that read "Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice" are being placed in towns where atheists have made an effort to push religion out of the public arena. "I have very little sympathy for atheists, the ones who are perpetrating anti-Christian bias," admits Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action. "And when they receive a little push-back and people point out the reality that we are a Christian nation, they get...
  • The Unbelievers (NY Times hypes African-American atheists, a "minority within a minority")

    11/28/2011 10:44:20 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 27, 2011 | Emily Brennan
    RONNELLE ADAMS came out to his mother twice, first about his homosexuality, then about his atheism. “My mother is very devout,” said Mr. Adams, 30, a Washington resident who has published an atheist children’s book, “Aching and Praying,” but who in high school considered becoming a Baptist preacher. “She started telling me her issues with homosexuality, which were, of course, Biblical,” he said. “ ‘I just don’t care what the Bible says about that,’ I told her, and she asked why. ‘I don’t believe that stuff anymore.’ It got silent. She was distraught. She told me she was more bothered...
  • 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 room—a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes—piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s 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...
  • God, Evolution and Charles Darwin

    09/20/2008 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Soliton · 12 replies · 355+ views
    The Times ^ | September 17, 2008 | Nick Spencer
    Darwin Quotes: 1. “The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an Agnostic.” 2. “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist & an evolutionist. 3. “I hardly see how religion & science can be kept as distinct as [Edward Pusey] desires… But I most wholly agree… that there is no reason why the disciples of either school should attack each other with bitterness.” 4. “In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of...
  • Are You Too Dumb to Understand Evolution?

    09/11/2008 9:55:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 2,063 replies · 2,504+ views
    CreationEvolutionHeadlines ^ | September 10, 2008
    Sept 10, 2008 — Astrobiologist David Deamer believes that life can spontaneously emerge without design, but he thinks lay people are too uneducated to understand how this is possible, so he gives them the watered-down version of Darwin’s natural selection instead, which he knows is inadequate to explain the complexity of life. That’s what he seemed to be telling reporter Susan Mazur in an interview for the Scoop (New Zealand). Is the lay public really too dense for the deeper knowledge of how evolution works?...
  • A Debate for the Millennia: Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?[Washington Post article]

    04/09/2007 4:01:07 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 65 replies · 1,720+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2007 | Daniel Burke
    Where you stand on the Resurrection tends to mirror how you interpret the Bible, said Stephen T. Davis, a professor of philosophy at California's Claremont McKenna College. Davis believes in the bodily resurrection, though he acknowledges some seemingly contradictory New Testament accounts. "Some are easy and some I don't know how to reconcile," said Davis, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). "They were different stories that got talked about and talked about, so its not surprising there would have been some discrepancies. But there's tremendous agreement on the basic facts." Any discrepancies can be "eliminated by a straight-up reading...
  • Judge in Dover case still fighting

    06/05/2006 4:53:41 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 287 replies · 2,827+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05 June 2006 | Amy Worden
    John E. Jones III is using the intelligent-design debate to answer his critics and talk about judicial independence. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III could have taken the safe route and retreated to the privacy of the courthouse after issuing his landmark ruling in December against intelligent design. Most judges are loath to go public about their cases at all, let alone respond to their critics. But Jones - angered by accusations that he had betrayed the conservative cause with his ruling, and disturbed by the growing number of politically motivated attacks on judges in general - came out...
  • California Supreme Court Okays Berkeley’s Discrimination Against Boy Scout Affiliate (Sea Scouts)

    03/09/2006 9:56:37 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 31 replies · 800+ views
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | March 9, 2006 | Pacific Legal Foundation
    San Francisco,CA; March 09, 2006: The California Supreme Court today ruled against the Berkeley Sea Scouts in Evans v. Berkeley, and upheld the City of Berkeley’s discriminatory campaign to force the local nonprofit youth group to end its lifelong affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. "The California Supreme Court’s decision today unfortunately has given the green light to activist city officials to discriminate against groups they disagree with politically," said Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Harold Johnson, co-counsel in the case. Johnson also represents Sea Scout Tonatiuh Alvarez, one of the plaintiffs and petitioners before the state Supreme Court. "The...
  • "Flat Earth" concept upheld (Dover court ruling)

    12/21/2005 5:17:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 42 replies · 1,406+ views
    12/21/05 | Self
    Judge Jones in his ruling yesterday took the route of upholding precedent. He's the latest in a long string of judges who have made reference to the 20th Century flat earth concept of "separation of church and state." The modern perversion of the U.S. Constitution began with Supreme Court Justice Hugo 'KKK' Black's ruling against public support of Catholic schools in 1947. I guess one can say this is what makes a Republican appointed judge like Jones different from the Democrat ones. Liberal judges defy the law and try to change it in our face like ruling the Pledge of...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation draws criticism for holiday sign

    12/07/2005 12:07:15 PM PST · by dukeman · 33 replies · 697+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 12/6/05 | Carolyn Smith
    A sign promoting the separation of church and state now accompanies the many holiday decorations at the State Capitol as of Friday. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation posted their annual “Winter Solstice” sign in the first-floor rotunda area, which has been gracing the building for the past 10 years despite mixed reactions from those who visit the state’s seat of government. The sign declares: “At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that...
  • Utah: Atheists Sue Over Road Crosses For Troopers Killed In Line Of Duty

    12/02/2005 12:02:45 PM PST · by Stoat · 32 replies · 1,613+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | December 2, 2005
    Atheists Sue Over Road Crosses For Troopers Killed In Line Of Duty   POSTED: 10:07 am EST December 2, 2005 UPDATED: 10:14 am EST December 2, 2005   A group of atheists in Salt Lake City is taking on the State of Utah and the Utah Highway Patrol over the law enforcement agency's use of crosses on roadways to memorialize troopers killed in the line of duty. The lawsuit has triggered a debate about whether a cross is an appropriate way of honoring troopers killed in the line of duty. The American atheists filing the lawsuit said they respect...
  • Disagreements remain on what place prayer has in sport

    12/02/2005 12:04:27 PM PST · by Crackingham · 31 replies · 1,431+ views
    AP ^ | 12/2/5 | Nancy Armour
    There are signs of faith and prayer everywhere you look in sports these days. The huddle of players kneeling in prayer on the field after every NFL game. Basketball players making the sign of the cross before shooting a free throw. Fingers pointed toward the sky after home runs and touchdowns. Signs for chapel services in baseball clubhouses. Bible study and Christian fellowship groups at high school and college campuses across the country. "I don't think a relationship with the Lord only occurs in church or only in your own private lives," says Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar. "Every moment...
  • Atheist group wants memorial crosses removed

    12/02/2005 8:53:03 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 30 replies · 1,177+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 2, 2005 | Michael N. Westley
    A lawsuit filed by the American Atheists in U.S. District Court on Thursday seeks to remove steel crosses that dot roadways throughout Utah and memorialize Utah Highway Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty. The suit has drawn harsh reaction from family members of the fallen troopers and promises to be the source of an emotional battle. The crosses, which stand about 12 feet high and bear the trooper's name and the UHP insignia, were erected starting in 1998 and serve as a memorial for 14 troopers who have died since 1931. About nine of the crosses...
  • Religious groups at war with those that take Christmas out of the holiday

    12/02/2005 7:40:00 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 35 replies · 713+ views
    Sun-sentinel.com ^ | December 2, 2005 | Stephen Kiehl & Abigail Tucker
    "People who think they are being politically correct and inoffensive are actually offending a lot of people," said Beddows, as he sized up a handsome balsam fir. "Saying 'Happy Holidays' demeans Christmas." But down the road at the Baltimore Resettlement Center in Highlandtown, which helps refugees from places such as Russia and Somalia adapt to American society, staff members said they prefer not to mention the holidays at all. If they must, they say "holiday season." "These people came here for their religious freedom, and they don't want to celebrate other people's Christmas," said Anna Schraga, who teaches English at...
  • Atheists File Suit Against UHP Memorial Crosses

    12/01/2005 7:13:41 AM PST · by Andyman · 199 replies · 3,607+ views
    ABC 4 in Utah ^ | 12/1/2005 | ABC 4
    A lawsuit against memorial crosses is set to be filed Thursday by a group that feels they violate the separation of church and state. Three Utah atheists, backed by a national organization based in Texas, are filing suit against the state for allowing crosses to be erected in honor of highway patrol troopers, who have died in the line of duty. Richard Andrews said, "I feel the same way a Jew might feel if you put a state symbol on a swastika" According to the UHP Association, a support group for troopers and their families, many fallen troopers' relatives consider...
  • Federal judge: Ind. legislative prayers can't favor 1 religion

    12/02/2005 5:59:53 AM PST · by EBH · 26 replies · 679+ views
    First Amendment Center ^ | 12/2/05 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS — Prayers that typically open sessions of the Indiana House of Representatives can no longer mention Jesus Christ or advance a religious faith, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge David Hamilton issued a permanent injunction on Nov. 30 barring House Speaker Brian Bosma from permitting sectarian prayer as part of the official business of the House.
  • More Evidence "Catholics for a Free Choice" is An Unholy, Insidious, and Vulgar Organization

    01/17/2004 7:25:32 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 206 replies · 486+ views
    myself | 1/17/2004 | Pyro7480
    I have a weekly custom. On most Saturdays, I travel from my house just outside of Alexandria, board a Metro train, and ride to the Catholic University of America stop for daily Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Today, I was running a bit late, due to the fact that I got out of bed late, so I skipped taking a shower, got dressed, and made my way to the train station. It takes about an hour to get the Brookland/CUA Metro stop from where I live. I stood up and walked to the door of the...
  • Persecution?

    10/10/2003 5:52:42 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 110+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 10, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Persecution? Posted: October 10, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com David Limbaugh has written an amazing book about Christian persecution – not in Sudan, not in China, but right here in the United States. It begins with the story of a judge threatening students in a public high school with arrest and incarceration for six months if they dare mention the name of Jesus. And the horror stories of anti-Christian bias, censorship and official intimidation continue throughout in his best-selling "Persecution." I had the pleasure of interviewing the WorldNetDaily columnist and author on my radio program yesterday. He explained...