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  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Capitol Alert ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the...
  • 'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago [Maya Angelou]'

    06/07/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 07, 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago to the White House': Michelle Obama joins Bill Clinton and Oprah at memorial to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou Wake Forest Univerisity where writer taught for 30 years, hosts celebration of Angelou's lifeBeloved poet and author died at her home on May 28 aged 86 JESSICA JERREAT 7 June 2014 Clinton had chosen Angelou to read a poem at his first inauguration in 1993. The original composition, On the Pulse of Morning, went on to became a million-seller. He added: 'She may have...
  • 'My father could've had Jesus as running mate' & he would've lost the presidency, Meghan McCain says

    05/22/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin isn't to blame for the GOP's loss in the 2008 presidential election, Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, says. McCain told talk show host Larry King in an interview for his PoltiKING show that not even the Son of God could have saved her dad's campaign. 'I think my father could have had Jesus Christ as his running mate and it wouldn't have mattered in '07. I truly believe that,' she said. McCain wrote in her 2010 book Dirty Sexy Politics that Palin added 'drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of...
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: FATHER WOULD HAVE STILL LOST IN '08 EVEN IF HE RAN WITH JESUS CHRIST

    05/22/2014 10:16:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014
    VIDEO AT LINKOn Ora.TV's "Politicking" on Wednesday, host Larry King asked Meghan McCain if her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), made a mistake in picking former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) for his running mate in the 2008 presidential elections against then-Sen Barack Obama (D-IL). "No I don't believe so," she replied. "My father could have had Jesus Christ as his running mate and it wouldn't have mattered."
  • Lawyer of Pakistani accused of blasphemy killed

    05/07/2014 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 3:28 PM EDT
    Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said. Senior police officer Mahmoodul Hassan said the lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was sitting in his office in the central city of Multan when gunmen opened fire on him. …
  • The Sacrilegious Sarah Palin

    04/30/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 229 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4-27-14 | Rod Dreher
    Man, the 12 minute speech Sarah Palin gave to the NRA convention is awful. It's just witless, red-meat blathering, delivered in that nasal whine of hers that makes it sound like she's chewing wads of tinfoil. For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Fast-forward in the video to the 6:30 mark, though, and listen to what she says about terrorists. It's part of a long harangue about lily-livered liberals, delivered in such a way that makes Archie Bunker sound like Cicero. Money quote: "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make...
  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • MIKE BLOOMBERG: 'I've Earned My Place In Heaven — It's Not Even Close'

    04/15/2014 11:13:19 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/15/15 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Now that he's out of office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his efforts to battle the National Rifle Association and expand gun control laws. Bloomberg detailed his plans in an interview with the New York Times published Monday — in which he predicted his crusades against guns, smoking, and obesity would serve him well in the afterlife. "I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close," Bloomberg said....
  • 'Jesus Christ, Superstar' US Tour Announced: 'The Time is Right,' Andrew Lloyd Webber Says

    04/07/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sami K. Martin
    Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have announced that they are preparing to launch a new tour of hit show "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The musical started on Broadway in 1971 and is now being re-launched with an all-star cast featuring JC Chasez, Michelle Williams, and Brandon Boyd. The new production stars Brandon Boyd as "Judas Iscariot," JC Chasez as "Pontius Pilate" and Michelle Williams as "Mary Magdalene." Ben Forster, a relative newcomer to the U.S., takes on the daunting role of "Jesus Christ." The musical offers a unique interpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, with Judas Iscariot,...
  • Taqiyya and Blasphemy Laws in the UK: Chilling move to classify Islam criticism as “racism.”

    04/07/2014 8:22:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/07/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    In British law, race and religion are increasingly becoming deliberately confused for the purpose of accusing critics of Islam of racism. A soccer fan was recently arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after allegedly ripping up pages of the Qur’an and throwing them at a match. While on bail, he was also banned from attending any football games, visiting St Andrew’s – the stadium of the incident -, and going to any city where his team Middlesbrough was playing.Insults against Islam are taken very seriously in Britain, and the world of soccer is particularly sensitive to them. After the...
  • Nine problems with the movie "Noah"

    03/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/28/14 | Ben Shapiro
    It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.
  • First Lady To Obamacare Counselors: ‘You Are Doing God’s Work’

    03/06/2014 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Miami-With just weeks left to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, Michelle Obama zeroed in on recruiting the crucial young adult demographic during a visit to a Miami community health center Wednesday. The first lady congratulated a handful of residents who had just enrolled during an intimate event, asking one woman whether she had gotten her son to enroll. “Tell him he could get hit by a car. It’s crazy. They don’t think about that kind of stuff,” said Obama, who moments later applauded another mother for signing herself and adult son up for insurance plans....
  • Over 50,000 Books Burned in Christian Library in Lebanon Over Blasphemy Claim

    01/07/2014 1:00:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Tyler O'Neil
    American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader's library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it's a threat to religious liberty. "The really bad news is that this is not out of the ordinary," Robert P. George, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. George emphasized the need to advocate for religious freedom across the world to prevent attacks like this one. The Friday night fire burned two-thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts in the Al-Saeh library owned...
  • Was Mary Tempted to Doubt God?

    01/03/2014 2:22:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 95 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 2, 2014 | Father Celatus
    Was Mary Tempted to Doubt God? Featured Reality television is a genre of television programing that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, often highlighting conflict and drama. Typical reality programs involve survival situations, family feuds, repo companies, pawn stores and much more. The most popular reality program in the history of cable television is Duck Dynasty, which is watched weekly by millions of Americans and has brought in hundreds of millions in sales of merchandize. Duck Dynasty follows the everyday lives of a southern family that made a fortune in hand-made duck calls. Their company is called Duck Commander. Even...
  • With Trayvon Martin, this Nativity gets edgy update (Traydmark as the baby in Claremont CA)

    12/26/2013 2:32:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | December 24, 2013 | David Allen
    John Zachary created a Nativity scene for Claremont United Methodist Church that employs a figure of Trayvon Martin as a commentary on gun violence. Previous scenes have had Mary and Joseph as a homeless couple and as war refugees. “You try to put it in a context of how it would be today,” Zachary said.Nativity scenes have a few standard elements: a manger, swaddling clothes, happy parents, sheep, maybe the Three Wise Men. They don’t generally include Trayvon Martin. But there he is, wearing a hoodie, a stream of blood pouring from his chest onto the straw-covered floor of the...
  • Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

    12/26/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | Elizabeth Sheld
    Outside the Claremont United Methodist Church is a nativity scene with a bleeding Trayvon Martin. The California Church has turned their nativity scene "into a piece of art that comments on our times" for the last seven years. John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment. For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah.
  • Was There Really "No Room at the Inn"?

    12/20/2013 2:45:07 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 71 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | Dec 2012 | Tom Robinson,Mario Siegle
    Most have taken for granted Jesus' nativity story as commonly related - that when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem there was no room in an inn so Mary ended up giving birth to Jesus in a stable. But is this the true account in Scripture? See for yourself! A typical translation of Luke 2:7 says about Mary giving birth to Jesus, "And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn" (New King James Version). We've grown up hearing the...
  • Did Barry Blurt Out "Jesus!" at the Ceremony of the Unknowns?

    11/11/2013 8:11:19 AM PST · by SERKIT · 31 replies
    Fox News Coverage of Wreath-Laying | November 11, 2013 | Self
    After the wreath-laying, Obama walked up the stairs into the memorial building, and heard (what appeared to be HIS voice) "JEESUS!". I had to play it back a few times and was appalled. Anyone else make that observation?
  • Atheist’s Lawyer: Devil Worshipers May Be OK with Prayers to ‘Almighty’ If…It Applies to Satan

    11/08/2013 9:31:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 8, 2013 - 4:14 PM | Penny Starr
    The lawyer representing an atheist and another woman who sued to stop the practice of opening city hall meetings with sectarian prayers told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that devil worshipers might not be offended by prayers that include “the Almighty” if those worshipers believe that term applies to Satan. … Now the Supreme Court will issue a decision on whether prayers in legislative settings violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” …
  • Feds Threaten to Prosecute Merchant for Selling ‘Department of Homeland Stupidity’ Coffee Mugs

    10/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 113 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 31, 2013 - 3:36 PM | Ali Meyer and Michael W. Chapman
    The Department of Justice, on behalf of the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner for selling mugs and t-shirts that say, among other things, “Department of Homeland Stupidity” and “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.” The novelty items are sold online at Zazzle.com, which is operated by merchant Dan McCall. The NSA and DHS sent “cease and desist” letters to Zazzle stating that the parody products violate statutes that protect their official seals from misuse. The NSA and DHS, through the Department...
  • Dem. replaces God with ‘the people’ in Bible verse on House floor

    09/30/2013 7:27:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 9/30/13 | Via Breitbart
    The U.S. House of Representatives argued over Obamacare in a rare late-night session Saturday, and the late hour seemed to have a strange effect on at least one congresswoman. Politico reporter Ginger Gibson tweeted that a few members reeked of alcohol, but it would seem some of them don’t need any liquid courage to make questionable comments. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., used a reference to the Bible to make her point against delaying Obamacare. But in paraphrasing Galatians 6:7, she deleted God from the scripture. “Mr. Speaker, be not deceived. The people are not mocked,” Moore said. “In 24,...
  • O’Reilly: The Holy Spirit inspired “Killing Jesus”

    09/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2013 2:33 PM
    It was the Holy Spirit who directed Bill O’Reilly to write his latest book, “Killing Jesus,” he tells Norah O’Donnell in his first interview about the upcoming work. Though the book is not religious and its contradictions of biblical descriptions may upset some, the Fox News anchor and best-selling author believes that in writing it, he is using God’s gifts in a positive way. The interview with O’Reilly will be broadcast on the 46th season premiere of 60 Minutes on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. “All of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night...
  • God? He’s a Liberal, says (UK Lib Dem) minister who claims party has support of the Almighty…

    08/26/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:55 EST, 26 August 2013 | Jason Groves
    He is said to move in mysterious ways and, at last, there may be an explanation why. For according to pensions minister Steve Webb, God is a Liberal Democrat. Although the party has been languishing in single figures in the polls, he argues that, in the long term, it has the support of the Almighty. Writing in a new book about the party’s relationship with Christianity, Mr. Webb says it is clear from the Bible that God shares the Lib Dems’ core beliefs. … Despite Mr. Webb’s eye-catching claims, the book is unlikely to feature on Nick Clegg’s reading list,...
  • Biden: ‘Only 3 Women I Know Are Close to Perfect’—Sen. Casey’s Mother, My Mother, and God’s Mother

    08/26/2013 8:51:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2013 - 8:06 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said there are “only three women that I know who are close to perfect”—his mother, Sen. Bob Casey’s (D.-Pa.) mother and God’s Mother (the Blessed Mother)—before he caught himself and said the Blessed Mother was, in fact, perfect. Biden made the remarks while introducing President Barack Obama. … Vice President Joe Biden, like President Barack Obama, argues that women have a right to abort a child—from the moment of conception. …
  • Unreal: Facebook Group Says ‘Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted’

    08/16/2013 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16. 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    There's a certain page on Facebook people of faith do not “like.” Created in February, the “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted” Facebook page originally included this controversial description, presumably speaking from Mary’s perspective: I'm here to explain what really happened in biblical times, since the bible is full of lies. My rapist's offspring has destroyed the planet and brainwashed millions. Rage-quitting is for loose buttholes. Bible-believing Facebook users who are members of the group, “Catholics & Protestants Against FB Religious Discrimination” led the online fight to have the page taken down -- and succeeded. But, they didn’t have long to celebrate....
  • Female VICAR causes stir with obscene car sticker

    08/08/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8 August 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    A female CofE vicar yesterday insisted she has not sinned against God by putting an obscene bumper sticker reading 'WTFWJD' on the back of her car. The Reverend Alice Goodman stuck the sticker, standing for ‘What The F*** Would Jesus Do?', on the back of her red Subaru Legacy - sparking outrage from members of her parish. But the Reverend insists the sticker is harmless and even the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was happy to accept a lift in her car in the past. The sign - a play on the Christian motto ‘What Would Jesus Do?’...
  • God: "The Big, White Racist" Who Presumably is Male and Dead

    07/17/2013 12:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Gina Loudon
    Religion associate professor and MSNBC commentator, Anthea Butler said she blames God for the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, and adds that God is “a White Racist.” Known for attacking evangelical leaders, charter schools, and Ayn Rand, Butler has now attacked God in her capacity as a religion teacher.  In Religion and Dispatches, she wrote that “God ain’t good all the time. In fact," she continued, “sometimes God is not for us. As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of...
  • Pakistan: Christian man gets life term for sending blasphemous SMSs

    07/14/2013 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, July 14, 2013 | PTI
    Lahore - A Christian man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sending blasphemous mobile phone text messages to some Muslim clerics. Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shahzad Raza of Toba Tek Singh district slapped the sentence and a Rs 2 lakh fine on Sajjad Masih yesterday. Masih, a resident of Pak pattan district, was arrested in December 2011 for allegedly sending blasphemous mobile phone messages to Muslim clerics of Gojra in Toba Tek Singh, some 200 kilometres from Lahore. The judge heard the case in the district jail and handed down the sentence to...
  • Is Jay Z as Famous as God?

    07/14/2013 11:27:28 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 42 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | JULY 14, 2013 | JP
    I’m not a rap fan. But I know who Jay-Z is. He’s sold 50 million CDs. He’s won 17 Grammy Awards. He has a net worth of $500 million, according to Forbes magazine. And, oh yes, he’s married to Beyoncé, Billboard’s top female artist of the 2000s. So, Jay Z just “dropped” his latest CD, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail.” Magna Carta is a play on the rapper’s real name, Shawn Carter. Holy Grail? Well, that’s where Jay Z offends this Christ follower’s sensibilities. A review of the rap star’s 12th studio album appears in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. I...
  • Michigan Federal Judge allows Muslim violence against Christians; Dearborn stoning caught on video

    05/16/2013 5:09:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5-16-13
    A severe blow for the freedom of speech, and victory for the advance of Sharia blasphemy laws here. "Michigan Federal Judge Allows Muslim Violence to Suppress Christian Speech; Immediate Appeal Filed," from the American Freedom Law Center, May 14: A Michigan federal judge today dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by several Christian evangelists who were violently assaulted by a hostile Muslim mob while preaching at an Arab festival last year in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest Muslim population in the United States. Video of the Muslim assault went viral on YouTube. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed...
  • Violence as Bangladeshis demand anti-blasphemy law

    05/05/2013 7:40:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 8:24 a.m. | FARID HOSSAIN
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh's capital fired rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing Islamic activists Sunday during a protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law. The activists were among thousands demonstrating around Dhaka, blocking roads and cutting off the city from the rest of the country. ... Thousands of activists from Hefatjat-e-Islam, a newly formed group, gathered in Dhaka's Motijheel commercial district to press for their demands. The group says some Internet users have recently used their blogs to spread atheism and lies about Islam. The government in this Muslim-majority nation has rejected the groups' demands, saying...
  • Turkey's Most Famous Pianist Convicted For "Blasphemous" Tweets

    04/23/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Radikal / WorldCrunch ^ | 4/23/2013 | Ismail Saymaz
    ISTANBUL – Earlier this month, a Turkish court sentenced world-famous pianist Fazil Say to a ten-month suspended jail sentence for “insulting religious values.”Say, 43, had tweeted the following verse from 11th century poet Omar Khayyam: “You say that the rivers flow with wine, is Heaven a tavern? You say that you will give every believer two very beautiful women, is Heaven a brothel?”He also retweeted a missive posted by someone else:  “I am not sure if you have noticed, but where there is a louse, a non-entity, a lowlife, thief or idiot, they are all pro-Allah. Is this a paradox?”In...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Condemns State Dept. for Defending Egyptian Satirist Accused of Blasphemy

    04/02/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 2, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Muslim Brotherhood denounced the U.S. State Department for expressing concern over legal action taken against an Egyptian satirist accused of insulting Islam and President Mohamed Morsi, stating that denigration of the Muslim religion is a “serious breach of law.” “The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has strongly criticized remarks made by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on legal complaints accusing Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef of contempt of religions,” said the Muslim Brotherhood in a statement on its official English website “Ikhwan Web.” … Known as Egypt’s Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef was accused of insulting Islam and Morsi on...
  • Ten Key Points on Islamic Blasphemy Law and Non-Muslims

    03/15/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    andrewbostom.org ^ | 13MAR12 | Andrew Bostom
    There is an intensifying global campaign to impose Islamic blasphemy law on non-Muslims, including those living outside Islamdom, in non-Muslim societies. What follows are ten key points on the doctrinal origins and practical implications of this global campaign: 1) According to the Sunna (the traditions of Muhammad and the early Muslim community), by using foul language against the Muslim prophet Muhammad, Allah, or Islam, the non-Muslim transgressors put themselves on a war footing against Muslims, and their lives became licit (such as the poet Kaab b. al-Ashraf, who composed poems denigrating Muhammad, and was assassinated). [see 1.1, 1.2, 1.3] 2)...
  • Pakistan's Ambassador to U.S. Sherry Rehman accused of blasphemy

    02/22/2013 6:14:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Farhan Bokhari
    ISLAMABAD One of Pakistan's top-ranking diplomats, Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman, is the latest person to be accused of blasphemy in her home country under harsh laws that include a possible death sentence for anyone convicted of defaming the Islamic prophet. A senior government official in Lahore, provincial capital of Punjab province, confirmed to CBS News that a case of blasphemy had been registered with the police in the city of Multan against Rehman, a former journalist who was assigned to the Washington post in 2011. The case promises to unleash another clash between conservative Muslims who vehemently back...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • The Queen James Bible? Oh Yes We Did!

    12/16/2012 3:10:22 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 15, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    By now you must have heard, some idiots have gone and re-written the bible to be more gay friendly and they call it, the Queen James Bible. I am not making this up. Sooooo... CMR got a sneak peak and we can report that in the "Gay" version of the Bible certain passages, to got extra emphasis, were re-interpreted, some redacted, and some even re-written. "Your rod and your staff, they comfort me." [That is not what that means!] "These were the spoils which remained of the plunder taken by the fighting men: 675,000 sheep, 72,000 cattle, 61,000 donkeys, and...
  • Blasphemy and Islam - Our fundamental rights are under attack.

    12/16/2012 1:18:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 15, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Cairo on Wednesday, a Coptic Christian blogger named Alber Saber was convicted of blasphemy and “contempt of religion.” There’s a tragic irony: As any of the country’s Christians can tell you, contempt of religion is not merely permitted but encouraged in the new, post-Mubarak Egypt. What is criminal, what has become increasingly perilous, is any criticism of Islam.Nor is truth a defense. Another Egyptian court recently upheld the blasphemy conviction of Makarem Diab, also a Coptic Christian. Diab had gotten into a discussion with a Muslim acquaintance, Abd al-Hameed, who, in the course of mocking Diab’s faith, insisted that Jesus...
  • (D'OH!) Turkey Fines 'Blasphemous' Simpsons for Poking Fun at God

    12/03/2012 1:58:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | Monday, 3 December 2012 | ANSAmed
    Turkey fines 'blasphemous' Simpsons for poking fun at God • God offers coffee to the devil in one of the cartoon's episodes (ANSAmed) - ANKARA - Just about everything that could be said and written about the super-popular cartoon 'The Simpsons' had been, except that it was blasphemous. Now even that ''milestone'' has been reached, thanks to the watchdogs of Turkey's television stations under the Islamic-leaning government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the newspaper Hurriyet, Ankara's Council of Radio and Television (RTUK) has handed down a TRY 52,951 fine (about 23,000 euros) to the private broadcaster CNBC-E...
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Americans To Death

    11/28/2012 4:29:58 PM PST · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    An Egyptian court has sentenced to death in absentia seven Egyptians, a Florida-based American pastor, and the Editor in Chief of this site. The Egyptians were found guilty of being associated with an anti-Islam film that sparked riots throughout the Muslim world, the Florida pastor was convicted for burning a Koran, and Big Hairy News chief Scooter Van Neuter was sentenced to death for posting a series of portraits of the Prophet Muhammad. "I deeply regret that the Egyptian court took offense to our artwork," said Van Neuter as he made final preparations to move to an undisclosed location. "It...
  • Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ

    11/26/2012 2:38:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ Posted in Top Stories | 0 comments Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ Nov 26, 2012 By Todd Starnes A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on a cross is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston. The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th. The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president on the...
  • Jamie Foxx Gives Honor and Praise to Barack Obama (GOD) on the BET Soul Train Awards

    11/25/2012 9:11:50 PM PST · by AmbassadorForChrist · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012-11-25 | Loonie Tune
    2012-11-25 - YouTube - Jamie Foxx (Actor) - Soul Train Awards - "let's give honor to God - our LORD and Savior Barak Obama, Barak Obama, Barak Obama..."
  • State Dept Official Attends OIC Meeting on Banning ‘Defamation of Islam’ UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website

    11/23/2012 8:25:47 PM PST · by thouworm · 29 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Nov 18, 2012 | Patrick Poole
    State Dept. Official to Attend OIC Meeting Today on Banning ‘Defamation of Islam’ UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website, Screenshot Added, Cover-Up Begins byPatrick PooleBio November 18, 2012 - 11:18 pm UPDATE: Well, that didn’t last long. Earlier this morning before I posted this item the OIC press release noted that U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper would be attending the OIC’s meeting: The Session will be attended by Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the OIC Secretary General. It will be chaired by Ambassador Ahmad Taib , Director General of the Branch of the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Makkah Al-Mukarrammah region. It will...
  • U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

    12/20/2011 8:24:30 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 20th Dec, 2011 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents"
  • Obama Nativity Figurine Popular in Italian Shops

    11/13/2012 5:59:34 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 11-12-2012 | Penny Starr
    .... Craftsman Marco Ferrigno told Reuters on Nov. 7 that Obama’s reelection sparked the production. "Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine, and today after Obama's victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal Nativity scene,” Ferrigno said. Reuters reported that the shop keepers said bargain hunters could get a “big discount” on figurines of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Italian fans of Obama said his likeness in the nativity scenes is a portrayal of how important his role is in today's world, according to Reuters.
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Feds arrest Mohammed filmmaker on probation violation

    09/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has to be a real crime underlying this. Right? The...
  • Has God Sided With Mitt Romney? (Vanity)

    10/29/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 56 replies
    10-29-2012 | OrangeHoof
    Here's a little angle to the Hurricane Sandy story that might not be noticed when they are analyzing the effect the storm could have on the November 6th elections. A lot of folks in the Northeast are going to be without power this week and possibly next, especially in some important swing states like Pennsylvania and Virginia and perhaps even impacting Ohio. Without electricity, many people will choose to stay in their homes or dank emergency shelters. Without working televisions, they'll drag out the extra blankets and fire up the furnace or the fireplace while they listed to the RADIO...
  • Left Wants Multiculturalism to Trump Free Speech

    10/04/2012 4:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater power and influence whom we found wrong and objectionable. When 1950s comedian Lenny Bruce titillated his audiences with the F-word and crude sex talk, liberals came to his defense. They reminded us that vulgar speech is not a crime: The First Amendment was not just designed to protect uplifting expression, but also rarer blasphemous and indecent speech....
  • Romney, Reagan and James Bond

    10/04/2012 11:24:57 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Davi
    Last night Mitt Romney became the candidate the Republican Party has waited for since Ronald Reagan. Americans who watched the first presidential debate with an open heart and mind will sleep better. While I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art at an event for the terrific new documentary "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" to air at 8 p.m. EST tomorrow night on the super channel Epix, I couldn't help thinking how the debate is going. Oddly, former President Clinton was also in the documentary, speaking of how the world looks for one person that will...