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  • Unmarried couple accuses Haili church of discrimination

    07/14/2015 1:58:34 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 7 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Burnett
    A Hilo couple has filed a housing discrimination suit against Haili Congregational Church and the church’s rental property manager, claiming they were discriminated against, harassed and forced to move from an apartment building owned by the church because they weren’t married.
  • Christian Colleges' Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is 'Indefensible'(shortened)

    07/07/2015 3:13:24 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 38 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Samuel Smith
    Title shortened because of space limitation. Complete title: Christian Colleges' Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is 'on the Edge of the Indefensible,' Barry Lynn Asserts WASHINGTON — Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced Monday the launch of an "aggressive" initiative to combat any state or federal legislation, or court ruling seeking to protect religious objectors of same-sex marriage from government consequence for living according to their religious convictions. The organization, which advocates a strict separation view of the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment, has started the "Protect Thy Neighbor" project, which will...
  • The Future is Here

    06/25/2015 11:40:25 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 25, 2015 | kaehurowing (vanity)
    My first vanity post ever. I woke up this morning and found the Supreme Court has again ignored the clear wording of the law to uphold Obamacare. I also hear that the IRS has destroyed the backup tapes for the Lerner emails. Not a peep of concern or outrage from anyone. More and more, I think back to a "futuristic" public service announcement which ran on TV in my area (Hawaii) in the 1988 elections, showing what would happen to the country if people didn't stay engaged and vote. The future is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taPPbLWnTBc
  • State Insurance Commissioner’s Statement on Request to Raise Premiums almost 50% (abbreviated)

    06/03/2015 4:02:49 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 14 replies
    State of Hawaii Government Website ^ | June 2, 2015 | Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    HONOLULU – State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito today issued the following statement regarding HMSA’s request filed with the Insurance Division to raise premiums for individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans for 2016: “This is the highest premium increase ever requested by HMSA. The requested increase for an average of 49.1 percent for the ACA individual plan will be closely scrutinized. “The Insurance Division will actively seek reductions to the proposed request, where possible, to ensure fairness to all parties involved. “If medical expenditures paid out for healthcare services under the ACA individual plan are too high, the division’s ability...
  • Camp Pendleton scrapped for Saigon event

    04/23/2015 7:09:43 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Haire
    A U.S. policy that would prohibit the use of South Vietnamese symbols on federal property has killed a commemoration ceremony at Camp Pendleton for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
  • Mob caught on camera beating homeless man into a coma [Title shortened]

    04/13/2015 5:43:07 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 32 replies
    THE DAILY MAIL [UK] ^ | April 13, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Shocking surveillance footage shows a mob using a hammer, a rocking chair leg and Mace as they beat a homeless man into a coma during a suspected act of revenge. The video taken in the forecourt of the Sunoco gas station on North 5th Street in Philadelphia shows five people, including two children, storming out of a minivan and attacking the helpless 51-year-old. One of the group takes out Mace as the man is brought to the ground. They then stamp on his head and continue punching him as he lies motionless.
  • Police issue warrant for Punxsutawney Phil

    02/11/2015 12:50:43 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 30 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 11, 2015 | Unknown
    The Merrimack Police Department in New Hampshire has posted a warrant for the infamous Punxsutawney Phil.
  • Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Schatz from Office [U.S. Democrat Senator from Hawaii]

    11/01/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT · by kaehurowing
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | November 1, 2014 | News Release
    Lawsuit Challenges Legality of Senate Special Election From Text of Lawsuit filed October 31, 2014 ...Plaintiffs bring this action challenging the election being conducted by Defendant Nago and the State of Hawaii Office of Elections in relation to filling the vacancy caused by Senator Daniel K. Inouye's death as unconstitutional under the Seventeenth Amendment because the election is not pursuant to a writ of election issued by the Governor and because Defendant Nago's proclamation states that the candidate elected at the special general election to fill the vacancy shall not take office until January 3, 2015. Despite the passage of...
  • Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility (Hawaii)

    10/01/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 48 replies
    KHON2 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
  • As Presbyterian Church (USA) Meeting Begins, Simon Wiesenthal Center Severs All Relations

    06/15/2014 4:52:09 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 22 replies
    algemeiner ^ | June 15, 2014 | Joshua Levitt
    As the biannual general meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) begins this week in Detroit, Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center said they have severed all relations with the controversial church. The group also called on PC (USA) members to vote down the anti-Israel agenda that has been praised by David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and Press TV, a semi-official Iranian government news channel.
  • HB744 Forces Gay Agenda on Hawaii Churches

    01/18/2014 11:01:01 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 26 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | January 17, 2014 | Hawaii Family Advocates
    HB744 will prevent discrimination on the basis “race, religion or sexual orientation” in any “…activity receiving state or county financial assistance or utilizing state or county facilities.” Activities that constitute discrimination include: exclusion “from participation in, be(ing) denied the benefits of, or be(ing) subjected to discrimination”. Using this broad language, any church or religious organization holding services at a state or county facility (such as a public school cafeteria or auditorium) could not deny services or benefits associated with their organization. This could include participation in services, membership to the religious organization or even the sanctioning of a same-sex marriage....
  • Happy New Year from HMSA: Premium now $1742.50 per Family [Obamacare rate increases]

    01/03/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 32 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | Andrew Walden
    HMSA individual plan ratepayers are receiving “Happy 2014” letters from HMSA this holiday season. The letters, dated December 27, 2013 and signed by Elena Kambitisi, HMSA Senior Vice President for Consumer Strategy, outline new rates effective February 1, 2014. . . .
  • Angry beggar sets stranger on fire

    04/13/2013 4:34:52 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 38 replies
    9MSN Australia ^ | April 13, 2013 | ninemsn staff
    US police have arrested a beggar who allegedly set a man on fire outside a convenience store because he didn’t give him money. The 37-year-old beggar reportedly approached his victim as he got out of his car at a California 7-Eleven store and asked him for money, US network ABC reported yesterday. The 63-year-old man refused to give him money and walked into the shop. When the man left the store and got into his car the beggar doused him and the inside of the vehicle with a flammable substance and lit it on fire. "With the door open you...
  • Ben Carson Steps Down as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker

    04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 80 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the recent controversy over his comments on same-sex marriage, neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Dr. Benjamin Carson has voluntarily stepped down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Baltimore Sun reported that Carson, who heads the department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, informed medical school Dean Paul B. Rothman in a letter that he didn't want to "distract from the celebratory nature of the day." "Given all the national media surrounding my statements as to my belief in traditional marriage, I believe it would be in the best interest of the students for...
  • Lawsuit Threat Cancels Christmas Concert (Hatetheist Alert)

    12/05/2012 10:55:04 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 22 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 4, 2012 | Rick Daysog
    Lawsuit threat cancels Christmas concert HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A threatened lawsuit had put a halt to what's become a Christmas tradition for members of the Moanalua High School orchestra. For the past six years, the award-winning group and volunteers from the New Hope Church have raised more than $200,0000 for a charity that treats poor people in Hawaii. But that all came to a halt on Monday when the Department of Education decided to cancel the concert just four days before the event. In a letter to the Department of Education, Mitch Kahle, founder of the Hawaii Citizens for the...
  • Bingo in the Buff

    10/06/2010 11:21:15 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 8 replies
    The Layman ^ | October 6, 2010 | Parker Williamson
    Bingo in the Buff By Parker T. Williamson, The Layman, Posted Wednesday, October 6, 2010 “This is not your grandmother’s bingo,” says Marcus Wise, a writer for ArtVoice, a Buffalo, N.Y. area Web publication. Wise’s article, written in 2008, refers to Saturday night games that are now being played at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, home of “Buff Bingo.” The players’ pitch is clearly intended to attract Buffalo’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender population. But – true to management’s professed inclusiveness – “the crowd averages half and half,” according to the event’s hostess and drag queen Gladys Over. Wise describes Gladys as...
  • [Governor's]Letter to U.S. Senators Outlines Strong Opposition to Akaka Bill in Its Present Form

    03/24/2010 4:37:24 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | March 24, 2010 | Governor Linda Lingle
    The Honorable Lamar Alexander United States Senate 455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Re: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, S. 201 1/H.R. 2314, the “Akaka Bill” Dear Senator Alexander, In a few short months, my second term as Governor of Hawaii will conclude and I will return to private life. I had sincerely hoped that the campaign to afford federal recognition toNative Hawaiians through the “Akaka Bill” would reach a successful conclusion before I left office. As many will recall, I have traveled to Washington often to express my support for the Akaka Bill over the past eight...
  • Hawai`i Legislators Kill Civil Unions Bill Yet Again, Lambda Legal and ACLU Readying Lawsuit

    02/02/2010 12:56:18 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 17 replies · 329+ views
    ACLU of Hawaii Press Release ^ | February 1, 2010 | ACLU
    Hawai`i Legislators Kill Civil Unions Bill Yet Again, Lambda Legal and ACLU Readying Lawsuit February 01, 2010 “Enough is enough. Infinite patience in the face of discrimination is irresponsible.” (Honolulu, February 1, 2010) — Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i Foundation (ACLU) today announced they are planning legal action against the state of Hawai'i following last Friday’s failure by the Hawai`i Legislature to enact a law providing broad legal rights and duties to the state’s lesbian and gay couples. The Hawai`i Senate had approved H.B. 444 — a bill to create “civil unions” — by a...
  • No More Hawaii Islam Days

    12/30/2009 9:46:22 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 17 replies · 1,146+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | December 29, 2009 | State Sen. Sam Slom (R)
    No More Hawaii Islam Days By Sam Slom, 12/29/2009 10:28:53 AM Okay, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it. The latest airline bomb attempt by a radical Islamic terrorist flying to Detroit is the last straw. And the response by President Barack Hussein Obama vacationing in Hawaii today, and Secretary of Homeland Defense Janet Napolitani\o is a disgrace and embarassing. Daily, the evidence mounts that our intelligence and security is clueless. Despite spending more billions, inconveniencing American travelers more, the system and the process are flawed. At the center of the failure is the continuation of giving Muslims...
  • Akaka Bill Not Moving As Smoothly As Planned [Racial Separatism Pushed by Obama in Hawaii]

    12/17/2009 10:22:17 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    KITV (Honolulu) ^ | December 16, 2009 | Darryl Huff
    See video at: http://www.kitv.com/video/21989782/index.html
  • Prejudice in Paradise: Hawaii Has a Racism Problem

    08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 134 replies · 6,752+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Larry Keller
    Prejudice in Paradise Hawaii Has a Racism Problem By Larry Keller Celia Padron went on a Hawaiian vacation last year, lured by the prospect of beautiful beaches and friendly people. She, her husband and two teenage daughters enjoyed the black sand beach at Makena State Park on Maui. But a Hawaiian girl accosted her two teenage daughters, saying, "Go back to the mainland" and "Take your white ass off our beaches," says Padron, a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Jersey. When her husband, 68 at the time, stepped between the girls, three young Hawaiian men slammed him against a vehicle, cutting...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission Opposes Bill To Establish New Racial Government in Hawaii [My Title]

    08/28/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 243+ views
    U.S. Civil Rights Commission ^ | August 28, 2009 | U.S. Civil Rights Commission
    [Today, a letter was sent to Congressional leaders by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, opposing the establishment of a new race-based government in Hawaii.] Dear Distinguished Members of Congress: Three years ago, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report opposing the passage of the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Although that report focused on an earlier version of the proposed legislation, that earlier version was substantially similar to S. 1011. Specifically, the report stated: “The Commission recommends against passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act ... or any other legislation that would discriminate on the basis...
  • Vocal crowd turns out for health care forum [Napa Valley, CA]

    08/05/2009 11:33:02 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 18 replies · 1,484+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 5, 2009 | Natalie Hoffman
    Vocal crowd turns out for health care forum Wednesday, August 05, 2009 By NATALIE HOFFMAN Register Staff Writer A packed Napa church hosted a boisterous meeting Monday night regarding health care reform. The meeting drew some 500 people to listen to — and occasionally shout at — a panel of speakers that included Rep. Mike Thompson, D- St. Helena. The audience at First United Methodist Church demonstrated varying policy viewpoints. Some asked mild questions, others pointed ones, and still others burst into verbal attacks at panel members. Shouts of “This is America!” and “What’s wrong with profit?” emerged from a...
  • Diocese of Minnesota Nominates Partnered Lesbian for Bishop [Episcopal Gay Church Alert]

    08/01/2009 3:01:49 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 17 replies · 743+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | August 1, 2009 | Greg Griffith
    Barely two weeks after General Convention, the Diocese of Minnesota has nominated Bonnie Perry, a partnered lesbian, for bishop. Integrity is "delighted" at the news, saying that "the actions of our General Convention will put a sad chapter of discrimination against the LGBT baptized behind us."
  • Boston Vigil for Dr. Tiller [Episcopalians Mourn Abortionist]

    06/01/2009 7:12:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 22 replies · 970+ views
    feministing.com ^ | June 1, 2009 | meganjpeterson
    Boston Vigil for Dr. Tiller Join the Boston community in sharing our grief and celebrating the life of Dr. George Tiller, a true hero for women across the country. Monday, June 1st 6pm St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral 138 Tremont St., Boston Across from the Park St. T stop Please help us spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, and texts. Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=88629078374&ref=nf Twitter hashtag: #BostonVigil and #Tiller (this one is attracting some unpleasant tweets, however) Dr. Tiller was shot and killed Sunday morning while serving as an usher at his church in Witchita, Kansas. Since the 1970s, Dr. Tiller...
  • Unofficially, ordination requirement is affirmed [PCUSA]

    04/22/2009 2:18:46 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 20 replies · 543+ views
    The Layman Online ^ | April 22, 2009 | The Layman
    Unofficially, ordination requirement is affirmed The Layman, Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The “fidelity/chastity” requirement will remain in The Book of Order, according to the unofficial reports of votes by presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The April 22 reports raised the number of presbyteries supporting the Biblical ordination standards to 86, the number needed for a majority. Surprisingly, San Francisco, the last presbytery to report its vote on April 22, was the 86th to reject an amendment to G-6.0106b that would have eliminated the language requiring candidates for ordination to maintain fidelity in their marriages and chastity if single....
  • HB 444 - Civil Unions Bill- Dead for The 2009 Legislative Session [Hawaii]

    04/09/2009 10:23:13 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 5 replies · 515+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 4/8/09 | Hawaii Reporter
    HB 444 - Civil Unions Bill- Dead for The 2009 Legislative Session Revamped proposal didn't gain enough support in Senate caucus today By Hawaii Reporter, 4/8/2009 6:28:12 PM Senate Democrats considered reviving a revised version of HB 444 in their caucus today, but they failed to get the support from Senate president Colleen Hanabusa and other Senate leaders who prefer, at this point, to focus their efforts on the balancing the state budget. Dennis Arakaki, a former state Representative who is a spokeperson for the Hawaii Family Forum against civil unions, says it was "good news" that nothing happened today...
  • Napa feeling the heat on gay marriage

    03/31/2009 11:13:47 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 12 replies · 702+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | March 31, 2009 | Kevin Courtney
    Napa feeling the heat on gay marriage Council gets hate mail, businesses set up gay-friendly Web site By KEVIN COURTNEY Register Staff Writer The Napa City Council’s refusal two weeks ago to endorse gay marriage has created hard feelings all around. When the story was picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area supporters of marriage equality erupted with condemnations of the council majority and threats of boycotting the city. Councilmembers, in turn, says their non-action is being misinterpreted as bigoted or unfeeling, rather than a reluctance to join a divisive state and national debate in which the city...
  • United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches

    03/29/2009 11:01:59 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 16 replies · 864+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 26, 2009 | Anonymous
    United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2009 / 09:06 pm (CNA).- The HIV and AIDS Network of the United Church of Christ (UCC) is advocating that condoms should be distributed at places of worship and faith-based educational settings. The network called for condom distribution in its March 19 statement issued at a presentation to the UCC Wider Church Ministries Board, the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports. UCC executive Michael Shuenemeyer argued: “The practice of safer sex is a matter of life and death. People of faith make condoms available because we...
  • California’s Rush To Judgment on Same Sex Marriage

    12/21/2008 9:11:48 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 40 replies · 1,468+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | December 20, 2008 | Jerry Remmers
    California’s Rush To Judgment on Same Sex Marriage December 20th, 2008 By JERRY REMMERS Only in California can the bizarre become the norm. In a spate of a few hours Friday afternoon, briefs were filed with the state Supreme Court challenging, supporting and extending a ban on same sex marriages. Backers of Proposition 8, the initiative that bans same sex marriage, petitioned to nullify the 18,000 marriages conducted after the high court voted 4-3 approving such nuptials. State Attorney General Jerry Brown countered with a brief indicating he could not support the proposition because “the amendment process cannot be used...
  • Bishop Chane expresses concern over Warren selection [Episcopal Cult Barf Warning]

    12/18/2008 9:07:36 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Episcopal Cafe ^ | December 18, 2008 | Bishop John Bryson Chane
    Bishop Chane expresses concern over Warren selection From Bishop John Bryson Chane: I am profoundly disappointed by President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to invite Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to offer the invocation at his inauguration. The president-elect has bestowed a great honor on a man whose recent comments suggest he is both homophobic, xenophobic, and willing to use the machinery of the state to enforce his prejudices—even going so far as to support the assassination of foreign leaders. In his home state of California, Mr. Warren’s campaigned aggressively to deny gay and lesbian couples equal rights under the law,...
  • Elijah-Jezebel showdown [Further video of homosexual attacks on Christians in San Francisco]

    11/18/2008 8:21:56 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 2 replies · 441+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 16, 2008 | Lou Engle
    Further video and description of homosexual attack on Christian group in San Francisco
  • Photo: high school students make protest signs in upcountry maui [gay school agenda]

    11/15/2008 12:52:21 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 8 replies · 958+ views
    [See picture at link] Caption: Description: art students make protest signs along with their out teacher who married in california in 2004, but was anulled. the students enjoy participating in the "real world" & will protest too!
  • Prop. 8 protests continue in O.C. [Homosexuals Harrass Christians]

    11/09/2008 1:30:10 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 19 replies · 294+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | November 9, 2008 | CINDY CARCAMO and ROSALBA RUIZ
    Prop. 8 protests continue in O.C. About 300 people turn out in Lake Forest to denounce gay marriage measure's passage. By CINDY CARCAMO and ROSALBA RUIZ The Orange County Register LAKE FOREST – About 300 people gathered in front of Saddleback Church protesting the recently-passed gay marriage ban this morning. Holding signs reading "Shame on Rick Warren" and "Preach Love not Discrimination," the crowd chanted "Equal rights now."
  • Church Vandalized With 'No On 8' Tags

    11/08/2008 12:41:39 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 27 replies · 1,109+ views
    KCRA 3 News ^ | November 7, 2008 | KCRA
    Church Vandalized With 'No On 8' Tags Messages Spray-Painted On Walkways At Orangevale Chapel ORANGEVALE, Calif. -- A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel was tagged by vandals who are apparent opponents of a same-sex marriage ban that voters recently passed. The church's main sign was tagged with a "No on 8" message, as were several walkways. A message that said "hypocrites" was also painted on the property. "It is evident that the election results for the constitutional marriage amendment will not mean an end to the debate over same-sex marriage in this state, or our country," regional...
  • Letter From Bishop of Los Angeles On Same Sex Marriage [Gay Church Alert]

    10/16/2008 12:10:08 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 12 replies · 792+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | October 15, 2008 | Jackie Bruchi
    Received via email: Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Supreme Court of California has determined that all citizens of our state should have equal access to marriage as a civil right based in our state constitution. The Court's ruling provides the Church with an opportunity to reflect on our own theology of marriage. In the Diocese of Los Angeles, we have sought to provide the Church's blessing to all the baptized people of God. . Among those are people who have sought to have same-sex relationships blessed in the community of faith. I know that the acceptance of same-sex unions has...
  • Statement on Proposition Eight by the Episcopal Diocesan Bishops of California [Gay Church Alert]

    09/10/2008 7:14:12 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 15 replies · 300+ views
    Walking With Integrity ^ | September 10, 2008 | Episcopal Bishops of California
    Statement on Proposition Eight by the Episcopal Diocesan Bishops of California As Episcopal Bishops of California, we are moved to urge voters to vote "No" on Proposition Eight. Jesus calls us to love rather than hate, to give rather than to receive, to live into hope rather than fear. On Tuesday, November 8th, voters in California will be given the opportunity to vote for or against Proposition Eight, which would amend the state's constitution to reserve marriage as only between a man and a woman. Since the California Supreme Court's ruling in May that civil marriage should be provided to...
  • Eye of the storm [Gay Bishop Alert]

    08/14/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 11 replies · 301+ views
    SX News (Australia) ^ | August 13, 2008 | None Given
    Eye of the storm Wednesday, 13 August 2008 By his very existence, the Reverend Gene Robinson – the openly gay Anglican bishop of New Hampshire – is an agent for change in his church, and society at large. He spoke with Peter Hackney. He is friendly, mild-mannered and avuncular. He doesn’t seem like someone who’d tear an entire church apart. Yet Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of the Anglican Church, has been accused of doing just that. So controversial is he that at the recent Lambeth Conference, the decennial conference of Anglican bishops from across...
  • Marriage for All at All Saints Church (Episcopalians Begin Gay Marriages)

    05/22/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 38 replies · 137+ views
    An Inch At A Time ^ | May 22, 2008 | All Saints Church, Pasadena
    Marriage for All at All Saints Church Press Release sent from All Saints Church, Pasadena this afternoon: All Saints Church, Pasadena rector, J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., announced today that the church will treat equally all couples presenting themselves for the rite of marriage. The announcement followed a special meeting of the All Saints Church Vestry, which unanimously adopted a “Resolution on Marriage Equality” [below] in response to the May 15, 2008 ruling of the California Supreme Court. “Today’s decision is consistent with All Saints Church, Pasadena’s identity as a peace and justice church,” said Bacon, following the historic vote. “It...
  • Hawaiian Sovereignty Activists Barricade Iolani Palace

    04/30/2008 5:21:48 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 126 replies · 237+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | April 30, 2008 | Malia Zimmerman
    Hawaiian Sovereignty Activists Barricade Iolani Palace An Unknown Amount of State Workers Trapped Inside By Malia Zimmerman, 4/30/2008 9:19:10 AM HONOLULU, HAWAII - Hawaiian sovereignty activists calling themselves the "Hawaiian Kingdom Government" surrounded Iolani Palace this morning, refusing to let state employees either enter or exit the historical site, saying the palace and surrounding grounds are property of the "Hawaiian Kingdom." An unknown amount of state employees who work in the state archives division were trapped inside this morning, according to Russ Saito, head of the Department of Accounting and General Services, but since were allowed to leave, his office...
  • Why I left the Episcopal Church by Dr Moheb Ghali

    04/23/2008 12:10:30 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 99 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | April 22, 2008 | Dr. Moheb Ghali
    Why I left the Episcopal Church by Dr Moheb Ghali April 22nd, 2008 Occasionally I am asked why I found it necessary, after four decades of committed service, to leave the Episcopal Church. My answer is: I had to choose whom to believe. On many issues central to my faith what Jesus and the Apostles say and what the leaders of the Episcopal Church say are incompatible. I chose to believe in what Jesus and the Apostles say, and that made it necessary to leave the Episcopal Church. The Bishops of the Church, who are the Ecclesiastical Authorities in their...
  • BREAKING: Virginia Judge Rules in Favor of Parishes [Episcopal Church Split]

    04/03/2008 11:43:46 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 10 replies · 126+ views
    Stand Firm In Faith ^ | April 4, 2008 | Greg Griffith
    "The Court agrees that it was major divisions such as those within the Methodist and Presbyterian churches that prompted the passage of 57-9. However, it blinks at reality to characterize the ongoing division within the Diocese, ECUSA, and the Anglican Communion as anything but a division of the first magnitude..."
  • Ensuring McCain’s Citizenship - What’s in it for Obama?

    03/05/2008 4:17:45 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 37 replies · 155+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 3/5/2008 | Leon Siu
    Ensuring McCain’s Citizenship - What’s in it for Obama? By Leon Siu, 3/5/2008 8:15:12 AM The developing story involving presidential candidate, John McCain’s citizenship also has ramifications for presidential candidate Barack Obama. As you know, the question regarding McCain’s foreign-born status has been gaining traction recently. It seems the U.S. Constitution has this pesky requirement that a president of the United States must be a “natural-born Citizen.” That used to mean a person physically born within the borders of the U.S. The question raised regarding McCain is, could “natural-born” be construed to include children born to U.S. citizens who happen...
  • BREAKING: JI Packer threatened with suspension

    02/28/2008 11:36:25 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 40 replies · 194+ views
    LambethConference.net ^ | Feb. 28, 2008 | Michale Daley
    BREAKING: JI Packer threatened with suspension Michael Daley on Feb-28-2008 As evidence of the escalating crisis in the global Anglican Communion, today one of the of the world’s most esteemed Christian theologians, Dr. J.I. Packer, received a letter threatening suspension from ministry by the controversial Bishop of New Westminster, Michael Ingham. Bishop Ingham accused Dr. Packer, hailed by Time Magazine as the “doctrinal Solomon” of Christian thinkers, “to have abandoned the exercise of ministry” after the church where he is a member voted to separate from the diocese and join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone under the oversight...
  • Gay clergyman bemoans U.S. reputation as forcing its ways on other cultures [Gene Robinson Alert]

    10/16/2007 10:59:30 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 11 replies · 96+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | October 16, 2007 | Mary Adamski
    Gay clergyman bemoans U.S. reputation as forcing its ways on other cultures By Mary Adamski madamski@starbulletin.com The perception of Americans as aggressors affected the politics within the Anglican Church, said the gay clergyman whose election as bishop set off upheaval within the 77-million member global Anglican Communion. "The worldview of America, seen as swaggering around the world and having our way and all others be damned, the energy around this issue (gay clergy) has as much to do with that perception as it does with Scriptures," Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay man to be ordained a bishop...
  • 20 Basics of Welcoming Liturgy [Modern Episcopalian Worship]

    10/12/2007 9:39:02 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 12 replies · 74+ views
    Last Protestant Dinosaur Blog ^ | October 8, 2007 | Fr. Jarrett Kerbel
    20 Basics of Welcoming Liturgy Two posts ago I promised to enumerate what I have learned in my career about opening up Episcopal Liturgy to newcomers and seekers. Stable and declining Episcopal churches assume they exist to serve birth Episcopalians, people who inherit the faith through family. Growing Episcopal churches choose to exist for the world beyond their walls serving the local community in mission. More specifically, growing congregations choose to exist for the next person through the door. I cannot emphasize the importance of this spiritual step enough when a community graduates from a 'serve my needs and tastes'...
  • Burger King decides not to have it Kirkpatrick's way

    02/08/2007 3:41:39 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Layman Online ^ | February 8, 2007 | Patrick Jean
    Burger King decides not to have it Kirkpatrick's way PCUSA-backed effort to increase purchase price of tomatoes fails By Patrick Jean Staff Writer The Layman Online Thursday, February 8, 2007 Burger King Corp. has decided not to follow advice from the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), on how to address wages and working conditions in the tomato fields. Nearly four weeks after Kirkpatrick issued a statement urging the fast-food giant to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Burger King said it is not willing to pay a penny more per...
  • Charges against Presbyterian pastor dismissed

    11/15/2006 10:47:42 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 15, 206 | Paula Reed Ward
    Charges against Presbyterian pastor dismissed Wednesday, November 15, 2006 By Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A church trial for a Presbyterian minister ended this morning after a panel decided that the charges against her for conducting the wedding of two lesbians were filed four days too late.
  • Iwase campaign uses faked newspaper [Hawaii Dems nailed]

    10/19/2006 10:40:13 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 17 replies · 695+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | October 19, 2006 | Richard Borreca
    Iwase campaign uses faked newspaper headlines By Richard Borreca rborreca@starbulletin.com Democratic Party officials are apologizing after Randy Iwase and Malama Solomon, the Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, ran a series of television ads with phony headlines pasted onto a copy of the Honolulu Advertiser. Mike McCartney, Democratic Party chairman, said he met with Solomon, whose campaign paid for the ads, and said she has apologized for the misleading ads. "It was just wrong and I don't defend it. It was a mistake," McCartney said. Solomon did not return calls asking for comment. The television ads were prepared by...
  • OHA advances plan for Hawaiian self-rule (Hawaiians move to secede from U.S.!)

    06/23/2006 6:49:20 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 73 replies · 1,512+ views
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 23, 2006 | Nancy Cook Lauer
    OHA advances plan for Hawaiian self-rule by Nancy Cook Lauer Stephens Media Group nclauer@stephensmedia.com Friday, June 23, 2006 9:08 AM HST HONOLULU -- Just two weeks after the U.S. Senate refused to consider self-rule for Native Hawaiians, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday unanimously advanced a plan to create a new Hawaiian government by the end of 2007. Most of the details of the ambitious plan were discussed during a closed-door session with OHA attorneys. The trustees then opened the meeting for a formal vote. But a draft copy of "Hooulu Lahui Aloha, to...