Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,498
29%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 29% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: can

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • Milk 'Can Combat Heart Disease'

    05/23/2005 6:08:11 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-24-2005 | Nic Fleming
    Milk 'can combat heart disease' By Nic Fleming, Health Correspondent (Filed: 24/05/2005) A diet rich in milk may protect people from heart disease and strokes, says a study published today. Researchers who studied the diets and health of men over a 20-year period found that those who drank a lot of milk were 12 per cent less likely to have a heart attack and almost half as likely to suffer a stroke. The authors of the study - published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health - suggest that the widespread perception that milk increases the risk of heart...
  • Make Fire With A Coke Can And Chocolate

    05/14/2005 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies · 904+ views
    Tracker Trail ^ | 5/14/05 | Tracker Trail
  • Protect Military recruiters in Berkeley, California

    04/18/2005 9:37:47 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 25 replies · 1,728+ views
    From the Protestwarrior Website: This Thursday the "Berkeley stop the war coalition" and other on-campus anti-war whiners are holding an anti-military protest in an effort to kick recruiters off campus. The local college republicans need your help to show our support for our troops! The protest begins at 10:30 am in Sproul Plaza, the main square on campus, and our rally begins at 11 am. Please bring signs, American flags, wear patriotic t-shirts, etc and lets show them how it's done. There will be media presence including conservative filmmaker Evan Maloney (creator of "brainwashing 101"). "You sleep under the blanket...
  • Gospel comes to Main Street Street-corner evangelists can preach after settling with Monroe.

    03/30/2005 9:50:18 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 584+ views
    Tom Adams, a Lincoln Park, Mich., resident and member of Gateway Anabaptist Church, preaches on a corner in Monroe, Mich., after the city of Monroe settled a federal lawsuit that stemmed from the ticketing last year of a group of street evangelists.AP Photo/KEITH KING MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- A group of street preachers are free to spread the gospel downtown following their settlement of a lawsuit against the city.Under the settlement agreed to last week, the city will not prosecute members of World Wide Street Preachers' Fellowship under the city's noise ordinance or for lack of a parade permit....
  • When blogging can get you locked up

    01/24/2005 12:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 523+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 24 January 2005 | Charles Cooper, Special to ZDNet
    commentary Javad Gholam Tamayomi, Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Hanif Mazroi, Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh and Fereshteh Ghazi are some of the most courageous people you've never met. Not exactly household names, but each deserves a standing ovation. During a crackdown against Iran's nascent online press last year, these sundry online journalists and bloggers got chucked into jail. The cyber seven were subsequently released but continue to invite the periodic and not-so-tender attention of the local police. A blogger named Mojtaba Saminejad, also arrested on trumped-up charges at the beginning of November after condemning the jailings in his blog, is...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 911 Tape Shows Courage of Stabbed Boy 'Can You Please Send the Army Men or the Ambulance?'

    10/29/2004 9:14:23 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 64 replies · 4,649+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10 29 04 | aolnews
    TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 28) - A seriously wounded 8-year-old boy calmly described his father's deadly knife rampage during a call for help to 911. "My daddy killed me with a knife and I'm gone," the boy told a dispatcher. "Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?" The soft-spoken child gave a wrong address and then hung up. But a second dispatcher called back, keeping him on the line while a frantic search was under way. On Wednesday, authorities released the remarkable tape of Anthony Sukto's calm courage during the Oct. 22 ordeal, and the frantic efforts to...
  • CANADIAN ANGLICANS LAUNCH NEW ORGANIZATIONS FOR PERSECUTED FAITHFUL

    09/01/2004 6:14:04 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 31 August 2004 | David Virtue
    CANADIAN ANGLICANS LAUNCH NEW ORGANIZATIONS FOR PERSECUTED FAITHFUL by David W. Virtue in Ottawa OTTAWA, ON-(8/31/2004)--Leaders of 700 orthodox Canadian Anglicans meeting under the banner of ESSENTIALS, announced yesterday the formation of two new organizations - a Federation and a Network - to allow beleaguered Anglicans a safe place from revisionist diocesan bishops. The formation of these organizations arose as a result of recent actions of the General Synod in its passing of an amendment declaring the integrity and sanctity of committed, adult, same-sex relationships. The Federation will act as an umbrella for all orthodox Canadian Anglicans, bishops, clergy and...
  • Breakaway Anglicans won't vacate churches

    08/28/2004 6:50:28 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 10 replies · 264+ views
    Breakaway Anglicans won't vacate churches Bishop trying to evict two parishes that left church over blessings of same-sex unions By Douglas Todd, Sun Religion Reporter VANCOUVER: Two B.C. priests at breakaway Anglican parishes are defying their former bishop's request to vacate their church properties, which are together worth more than $1.2 million. The two Vancouver-area conservative priests – who recently left the Anglican Church of Canada because they vehemently oppose same-sex blessings – say their congregations have no intention of saying goodbye to the buildings in which they have worshipped for years. “We own the premises and we’re carrying on...
  • Mental Marijuana

    08/23/2004 9:45:27 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 830+ views
    seattleweekly ^ | 8 23 04 | Philip Dawdy
    Smoking marijuana, the federal government constantly reminds us, is dangerous in every way. It impairs cognitive functioning, makes you high, and, because it’s smoked, is a demon in a bong hit—and so on. A counterargument is that pot has helped thousands of cancer and AIDS patients, for example, contend with side effects of their illnesses and treatments. There is also evidence that marijuana works for some psychiatric disorders as well, principally depression and bipolar disorder. Among some people, pot is jokingly referred to as “green Prozac.” The problem is you can’t legally take a toke for psychiatric diagnoses. “I think...
  • [Canada] Nanaimo pastor dismissed

    08/19/2004 10:40:11 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Vancouver Sunday Magazine ^ | 15 August 2004 | Jack Krayenhoff
    Nanaimo pastor dismissed Anglican rector Tom Semper was asked to resign after a petition on same-sex unions went to the bishop The struggle in the Anglican Church about blessing same-sex couples recently focused on Nanaimo’s St. James Anglican Church, and its conservative rector, Tom Semper. On June 9, 2004, following the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, the local diocese under its new Bishop, Jim Cowan, asked Semper for his resignation, and Semper submitted it. He is now no longer licensed to practice as a parish priest and no longer a member of the Anglican Church of Canada....
  • Studies Find RATS Can Get Hooked on Drugs

    08/12/2004 6:54:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/12/04 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Studies Find Rats Can Get Hooked on Drugs 35 minutes ago By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON - Rats can become drug addicts. That's important to know, scientists say, and has taken a long time to prove. Now two studies by French and British researchers show the animals exhibit the same compulsive drive for cocaine as people do once they're truly hooked. Only through experiments with addicted animals can scientists eventually learn what makes some people particularly vulnerable to addiction while others can quit at will, addiction specialists say. Addicted rats also could help uncover new anti-drug therapies. Until...
  • "Be All You Can Be" - Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army (guess who pays for them)

    07/23/2004 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,068+ views
    Express India ^ | 7/23/04
    Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army Reuters Posted online: Friday, July 23, 2004 at 1315 hours IST New York, July 23: The US Army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be," but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime. The New Yorker magazine reports in its July 26th edition that members of all four branches of the US military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills. "Anyone wearing a uniform is...
  • Drug-resistant germ spreading outside U.S. hospitals (MRSA can become fatal)

    07/14/2004 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 2,345+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/04 | Maggie Fox
    Drug-resistant germ spreading outside U.S. hospitals Thursday July 15, 1:46 AM By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A drug-resistant "superbug" found in hospitals has a close cousin that is affecting athletes, prisoners and small children in growing numbers across the United States, disease experts said on Wednesday. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA can become fatal if not treated with the right antibiotics, said Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "MRSA is showing up in places it had never been seen before -- as a predominant cause of skin disease among...
  • [Canada] Anglicans: Church Divided

    07/13/2004 10:19:15 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 233+ views
    CBC News via discussion group ^ | 12 July 2004 | interview
    The following link is to the streaming video of the news report on CBC TV’s July 12th Monday Night 6:35pm about St. Simon's. http://Vancouver.cbc.ca/clips/Vancouver/ram-lo/040712_angli.ram Title: Anglicans: Church Divided Gloria Makarenko, TV News Anchor: A North Vancouver Parish has been told it should find a new home. St. Simon’s Parish has been asked to leave its building because its minister refuses to fall in line with the church’s policy on same-sex marriage(blessing). Dana Bales has the details. Dana Bales (Reporter): St. Simon’s Parish is raising a question of biblical proportions. Who owns the church: the parishioners, the priest, or the diocese?...
  • Some Military Bases on Alert for Coke's GPS Promotion

    07/01/2004 7:09:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 395+ views
    AP ^ | June 29, 2004
    Some Military Bases on Alert for Coke's GPS Promotion Ellen Simon/Associated Press Jul 1, 2004 NEW YORK (AP) - There's a new security threat at some of the nation's military bases - and it looks uncannily like a can of Coke. Specially rigged Coke cans, part of a summer promotion, contain cell phones and global positioning chips. That has officials at some installations worried the cans could be used to eavesdrop, and they are instituting protective measures. Coca-Cola Co. says such concerns are nothing but fizz. Mart Martin, a Coca-Cola spokesman, said no one would mistake one of the winning...
  • Priests to fight 'eviction notices'

    06/28/2004 9:38:46 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 99+ views
    Vancouver Province via Virtuosity ^ | 28 June 2004 | Ethan Baron
    Priests to fight 'eviction notices' By Ethan Baron, Staff Reporter, Vancouver Province Newspaper Two Anglican priests have vowed to fight "eviction" from their West Coast churches, as the battle over same-sex unions heats up. Rev. Barclay Mayo and Rev. Ed Hird notified Bishop Michael Ingham in March that they were severing their ties to the New Westminster Diocese and the Anglican Church of Canada. Now, Ingham has sent the priests letters they call ‘eviction notices’. “I would invite you to seek out alternative worship space for those whom you lead,” Ingham said in his letters dated June 23. “He’s invoking...
  • Anglican Bishop Attempts to Evict Orthodox [Anglican] Congregations

    06/25/2004 7:26:16 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 168+ views
    ACIC via listserv ^ | 25 June 2004 | Rev. Ed Hird
    Press Release: The Anglican Communion in Canada. Anglican Bishop Attempts to Evict Orthodox Congregations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2004 The Anglican parish congregations of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Pender Harbour (formerly St. Andrew’s) and St. Simon’s, Deep Cove received notices threatening eviction from the Rt. Rev. Michael Ingham, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. Bishop Ingham told the leadership of these churches that, unless they “reconsider the actions” taken, they are “to seek alternate worship space for those whom you lead.” A third congregation, Richmond Emmanuel Church, (formerly Emmanuel Church, Richmond) received a “Notice of Closure”...
  • Different Gods

    06/12/2004 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 690+ views
    Anglican Communion Institute ^ | 10 June 2004 | Douglas Farrow
    Different Gods Douglas Farrow There is a scene from seventy years ago, recounted by Karl Barth’s biographer, Eberhard Busch, that came to mind as I watched the sorry proceedings of the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2004 General Synod. On the evening of 22 January [1934] Barth was again called to Berlin unexpectedly. The next day he was a highly undesirable guest at an assembly of church leaders and theologians which was to make preparations for Hitler’s reception of seven representatives from each of the two church camps on 25 January. When Barth arrived at the meeting at St Michael’s Hospice...
  • Holy is as holy does

    06/11/2004 10:12:30 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Classical Anglican Net News ^ | June 2004 | Dr. Edith M. Humphrey
    Holy is as holy does Edith M. Humphrey June, 2004 The word "sanctity" has been bandied about rather casually of late, most notably in the approved amendment to General Synod’s A-134 resolution, which affirmed "the integrity and sanctity of committed adult same-sex relationships." When asked from the floor what he meant by the word "sanctity," the framer of the amendment replied that it was intended in a "pastoral" not a "theological sense." Now THAT is a strange answer, particularly since the "sanctity" was twinned with "integrity," itself a word derived from the Latin integritas, meaning "wholeness, purity, blamelessness, innocence, integrity...
  • [Canada] Notice for Canadian Anglican Freepers [vanity]

    06/11/2004 10:04:16 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 82+ views
    The orthodox Anglican organization previously known as The Anglican Communion in New Westminster has now expanded in scope to encompass support to all orthodox Anglicans in Canada who may be looking for an alternative to the increasingly apostate Anglican Church of Canada. If you click on the above weblink it will take you to the new home page of the Anglican Communion in Canada. Contrary to the lies being promulgated by some of the ACC, the ACIC is very much part of the Anglican Communion. It is currently in Communion with, and supported by the following: The Most Rev. Datuk...
  • [Canada] Four Priests Resign

    06/06/2004 10:06:41 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 103+ views
    Four Priests Resign Bishop Michael Ingham has accepted the resignation of four clergy who no longer consider themselves members of the Anglican Church of Canada. The priests involved are the Rev. Barclay Mayo, former rector of St. Andrew's, Pender Harbour, the Rev. Silas Ng, former rector of the Church of Emmanuel, Richmond, the Rev. Ed Hird, former rector of St. Simon's, North Vancouver, and the Rev. Paul Carter, a priest on leave from the diocese. "While a parting of the ways is always sad, I am glad that they have finally clarified the situation and made it clear they are...
  • Archbishops want church expelled

    06/06/2004 5:48:46 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 102+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 6 June 2004 | Jonathan Petre and Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Archbishops want church expelled By Jonathan Petre and Jonathan Wynne-Jones (Filed: 05/06/2004) Worldwide Anglicanism was back on the brink of schism yesterday after conservative Archbishops demanded the expulsion of the Canadian Church over its affirmation of the "sanctity" of gay relationships. The Canadian General Synod had apparently avoided a clash with the worldwide Church this week when it decided to delay a vote on gay blessings at its meeting in St Catharines, Ontario. The postponement was praised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who said it would help the work of the Lambeth Commission, the body he established...
  • STATEMENT BY A GROUP OF BISHOPS to the Anglican Church of Canada

    06/05/2004 7:45:25 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 118+ views
    Anglican Essentials Listserv | 5 May 2004 | Candian Anglican Bishops
    STATEMENT BY A GROUP OF BISHOPS to the Anglican Church of Canada: We write to you from the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting at St. Catharines, Ontario. In recent days the Synod has made a number of contradictory decisions which may be causing confusion in the Church. On the one hand, the Synod has deferred a decision concerning the blessing of same sex unions for three years in order to explore whether such ceremonies would be a matter of doctrine. This consideration will need to be engaged by all 34 synods of the Anglican church of...
  • THE FATAL DECISIONS OF CANADA'S GENERAL SYNOD

    06/04/2004 10:33:47 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 9 replies · 72+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 4 June 2004 | David Virtue
    THE FATAL DECISIONS OF CANADA'S GENERAL SYNOD COMMENTARY By David W. Virtue The Anglican Church of Canada with its some 600,000 members in a population of nearly 31 million, made two serious blunders this week - blunders they will never recover from, unless a miracle occurs. The first thing it did was to elect an ultra-liberal archbishop from Montreal to head the province - a man who had already given his approval to a same-sex blessing, and the second thing it did was to pass same-sex blessings via an eleventh-hour amendment to a motion affirming the "sanctity" of same-sex relationships...
  • Canadian [Anglican] General Synod says "Ex-Gays - Shut Up - We include everybody except you"

    06/03/2004 10:25:18 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 84+ views
    livejournal.com ^ | 3 June 2004 | Peter Ould
    Canadian General Synod says "Ex-Gays - Shut Up - We include everybody except you" At 5 minutes to 8 in the evening EST (00:55 BST) Canadian General Synod voted to amend a motion on Same-Sex Blessings to include a consultation on the experiences of gay and lesbian people. However, a motion to amend this to also include "ex-gays and lesbians" was defeated. Unbelievable. Since when did the voice of people like myself, Mario Bergner and thousands of others who have found God's healing and restoration from homosexual attraction not count? Is it because inclusivism is only allowed when it fits...
  • [Canada] Canada's Anglicans withdraw proposal on same-sex unions

    06/02/2004 4:47:31 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 18 replies · 69+ views
    My Telus ^ | 2 June 2004 | staff writers
    Canada's Anglicans withdraw proposal on same-sex unions ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (CP) - A proposal authorizing Anglican Church of Canada dioceses to provide blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples was pulled Wednesday, just hours before a scheduled vote on the matter at a national church meeting. The move reflected caution and confusion among church delegates over the impact the go-ahead would have on the Canadian church - and internationally in the 77 million-member Anglican Communion of which it's a part. World Anglicanism is already severely split over consecration of an openly gay bishop by the Episcopal Church in the United States. It...
  • CANADIAN ANGLICANS PREPARE FOR WATERSHED DECISION ON SAME-SEX BLESSINGS

    06/02/2004 10:20:03 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 88+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 2 June 2004 | David Virtue
    CANADIAN ANGLICANS PREPARE FOR WATERSHED DECISION ON SAME-SEX BLESSINGS News Analysis By David W. Virtue ST. CATHARINES, ONT---As Canadian Anglicans debate the blessings of same sex unions, liberals fear it will be a watershed synod while conservatives hope it will be. For liberals it is a desperate attempt to keep up with the culture - a culture that now recognizes same sex marriages. The 5-part resolution wants to affirm the jurisdiction and authority for diocesan synods with the consent of their bishops to bless committed same sex unions, but not marriage rites. That presumably would come later. The general predictions...
  • CANADIAN ANGLICANS CHOOSE MONTREAL ARCHBISHOP TO LEAD THEM

    05/31/2004 6:48:21 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 59+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 31 May 2004 | David Virtue
    CANADIAN ANGLICANS CHOOSE MONTREAL ARCHBISHOP TO LEAD THEM News Analysis By David W. Virtue ST. CATHERINES, ONT (5/31/2004)--Canadian Anglicans known more for their passivity and less for their sanguinity chose, on the fourth ballot, a bi-lingual liberal from the Diocese of Montreal, Archbishop Andrew S. Hutchison, 65, who failed to win a clear majority on the first three ballots. He won decisively on the fourth ballot, defeating the Evangelical Ronald C. Ferris, 58, Bishop of Algoma. 144 lay members and 117 clergy members voted. A majority in both houses was needed to declare a winner. On the fourth ballot Hutchison...
  • CANADIAN ACTING [Anglican] PRIMATE SAYS COMMUNION SHOULD WORK INDEPENDENTLY OF OTHER PROVINCES

    05/30/2004 8:49:24 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 118+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 30 May 2004 | David Virtue
    CANADIAN ACTING PRIMATE SAYS COMMUNION SHOULD WORK INDEPENDENTLY OF OTHER PROVINCES By David W. Virtue ST. CATHERINE'S, ON (5-29-2004)--The acting Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Rev. David Crawley blasted the four instruments of Anglican unity to more than 400 delegates at the 37th General Synod last night. The archbishop effectively dismissed the four instruments of unity as having any juridical authority. While he urged sensitivity to the broader Anglican Communion he said the Canadian Church should have independence in its personal decision-making. "We have provincial autonomy" he told the Canadian Anglicans. "The four instruments of unity...
  • ANGLICAN COMMUNION OFFICER URGES CAUTION TO CANADIANS

    05/30/2004 8:42:48 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 47+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 30 May 2004 | David Virtue
    ANGLICAN COMMUNION OFFICER URGES CAUTION TO CANADIANS By David W. Virtue ST. CATHERINES, ON (5-29-2004)--An envoy from the Anglican Communion office in London warned that any decision to bless same-sex unions by the Canadian Anglican Church could have far reaching implications for the unity of the whole Anglican Communion. The Rev. Canon Gregory Cameron, Director of Ecumenical Affairs & Studies of the London-based Anglican Communion Office, told more than 300 delegates to the 37th Canadian Anglican Synod that to proceed might be a price worth paying, "if you conclude that this is where Christ leads." Cameron is thought to reflect...
  • Christian Group Warning Orlando Visitors about Disney's 'Gay Days'

    05/25/2004 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 44 replies · 693+ views
    Agape Press ^ | May 25, 2004 | Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A Christian activist group has developed a three-point strategy to warn unsuspecting families coming to Orlando, Florida, about the very family-unfriendly homosexual pride festival known as "Gay Days at Walt Disney World." The Christian Action Network (CAN) is engaging in an all-out effort to inform families, school groups, and others of what they can expect from the homosexual event long before they enter the so-called Magic Kingdom. The group plans to use literature, road signs, and even a mobile advertisement to get the word out about the offensive and often X-rated goings on at the Walt Disney World...
  • [CANADA] Seven ex-gay clergy and laity to make stand at General Synod

    05/19/2004 9:50:29 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 17 May 2004 | David Virtue
    CANADA: Seven ex-gay clergy and laity to make stand at General Synod By David W. Virtue VANCOUVER (5/17/2004)--Seven ex-gay, celibate homosexual clergy and laity from across the Anglican Church of Canada will make a public stand at General Synod for celibacy or sexual relations within heterosexual marriage. They have written a letter which will be read by a bishop, saying that they were all once active homosexuals but some are now celibate homosexuals; others have become heterosexuals. “We all have our stories of redemption from slavery to our flesh. We represent a much larger group than the signatures that appear...
  • Williams leads 'star chamber' to avert gay crisis

    05/03/2004 7:07:52 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 14 replies · 77+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 5 May 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams leads 'star chamber' to avert gay crisis By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 04/05/2004) An all-powerful "star chamber", headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, is expected to be created under proposals to avert the collapse of worldwide Anglicanism over homosexuality. As part of a blueprint drawn up by advisers, Dr Rowan Williams will be granted significant new powers, though not sufficient to transform him into an Anglican "pope". The archbishop would preside over a final court of appeal, allowing him to exercise the "judgment of Solomon" over warring factions in the 70-million strong Church. This would be resisted by...
  • [Canada via UK] Aborted vote upsets traditionalists

    04/29/2004 12:14:26 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 41+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 29 April 2004 | staff writers
    Aborted vote upsets traditionalists Number: 5715 Date: April 29 Traditionalists in Canada have been dealt a blow in their hopes for alternative oversight. Although the House of Bishops had asked for a report, from a group chaired by Bishop Victoria Matthews, they declined to vote on it after Bishop Michael Ingham walked out to meet the Dalai Lama. A decision will not now be made until October, after Canada’s General Synod decides whether to give “local option” to its dioceses on the blessing of “same-sex unions”. Bishop Matthews's report concluded that Canada was so deeply divided over homosexuality that “healing...
  • Africans decline funding

    04/23/2004 11:05:07 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 105+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 22 April 2004 | staff writer
    Africans decline funding Number: 5714 Date: April 22 The perilous state of the Anglican Communion was underlined last week when African Primates agreed to stop accepting funding from dioceses and churches which supported the consecration of a practising homosexual. In their Nairobi meeting, the Archbishops also warned the American Church that they had three months to repent before they would begin to take such concrete steps of separating themselves from those American leaders and dioceses which had supported and taken part in the consecration of Gene Robinson. For months spokespeople from the Episcopal Church in the United States have been...
  • [Canada] Wake Up, and Smell the Burning Coffee....

    04/23/2004 9:59:37 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 70+ views
    Classical Anglican Net News ^ | 22 April 2004 | Editorial Staff
    Wake Up, and Smell the Burning Coffee.... CaNN Commentary `I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"' `But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected. `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.' `The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.' Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll, Chapter...
  • [Canada]TWO CANADIAN [Anglican] DIOCESES REJECT SYNOD’S CALL FOR BLESSING OF SAME-SEX UNIONS

    04/19/2004 3:19:02 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 56+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 18 April 2004 | multiple
    TWO CANADIAN DIOCESES REJECT SYNOD’S CALL FOR BLESSING OF SAME-SEX UNIONS We are a group of Anglicans from the Dioceses of Athabasca and Edmonton. We live out our Christian faith in a variety of contexts, yet we find the common ground of our Anglican identity in the Person and Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are united in our commitment to the authority of Holy Scripture and our desire to see the Anglican Church of Canada submit itself willingly to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of its life. In faithfulness to the call of Christ and the teaching...
  • [Canada] SIX ORTHODOX [Anglican] CLERGY LEAVE DIOCESE OF NEW WESTMINSTER

    04/04/2004 8:25:05 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 4 April 2004 | David Virtue
    SIX ORTHODOX CLERGY LEAVE DIOCESE OF NEW WESTMINSTER Special Report By David W. Virtue Five orthodox priests and a deacon in the Diocese of New Westminster resigned from the Diocese late last week over Bishop Michael Ingham's approval of same-sex unions and his support of the consecration of gay American Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson. Yesterday the five parish priests woke up and got on with their collective ministry despite the fact that the revisionist bishop now regards the priests as having left his diocese and the Anglican Church of Canada and says their properties belong to the diocese. The...
  • Faithful Canadian Anglican Parish Accepts Alternate Oversight Despite Apostate 'bishop' [my title]

    04/03/2004 12:14:03 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 106+ views
    Classical Anglican Net News ^ | 30 March 2004 | Vestry of St. Simon's
    March 30th, 2004 The Anglican Parish of St. Simon's Deep Cove, 1384 Deep Cove Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1S5 The Rt. Rev. Michael Ingham, Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, Anglican Church of Canada, #580 - 401 West Georgia St., Vancouver BC V5B 5A1 To the Bishop & Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Michael....Your leadership and the decisions and actions of the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster in relation to the issue of the blessing of same-sex unions, coupled with your own open support of and participation in the Consecration of a practising homosexual for the...
  • [Canada] Anglicans in an uproar

    03/20/2004 10:46:54 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 48+ views
    Richmond [Canada] News ^ | 10 March 2004 | Michelle Hopkins
    Anglicans in an uproar By Michelle Hopkins These are dark days for the Anglican Church. The contentious and divisive issue of whether the church will agree to bless same-sex relationships is coming to the airways today (Saturday) in a live satellite teleconference addressing the growing crisis in the worldwide Orthodox Anglican community. Locally, the issue has proven as divisive as it has globally. Over at the Church of Emmanuel, Pastor Silas Ng and his congregation denounce homosexual unions. At press time Ng was unavailable for comment but the parish secretary - who did not want her name printed - did...
  • BREAKING NEWS : AMIA bishop to represent Conservative Primates to Canadian parishes this Sunday.

    03/11/2004 10:39:55 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 10 replies · 207+ views
    As some of you probably remember, back on February 17th, the statement of the Anglican Primates of the Congo, Central Africa, Rwanda, and South East Asia released a statement saying that they would provide alternative oversight to conservative Anglican parishes in Canada who had requested it. The statement read as follows: ---------------------------------- FOUR PRIMATES STATEMENT: An Offer of Temporary Adequate Episcopal Oversight WHEREAS, a crisis of faith and leadership has been created in the Diocese of New Westminster by the passing of a motion to bless same-sex unions, and the actual performance of the same in a church with the...
  • Anglicanism on brink of schism over gay 'marriage'

    03/10/2004 8:13:04 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 84+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 11 March 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Anglicanism on brink of schism over gay 'marriage' By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Worldwide Anglicanism edged closer to disintegration yesterday after the liberal Canadian Church defied calls for restraint and paved the way for homosexual "marriages". To the dismay of conservatives, it announced that its General Synod would be asked to affirm that there was no bar to Canadian dioceses authorising the blessing of "committed same-sex unions". One Canadian diocese has already unilaterally approved a rite for such blessings, and officials believe there is little doubt that the Synod will validate its decision. Although illicit gay blessings are widespread in...
  • [Canada] Caledonia bishop to face disciplinary action

    03/10/2004 10:37:05 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 59+ views
    Anglican Journal (Canada) ^ | 9 March 2004 | Solange de Santis
    Caledonia bishop to face disciplinary action Conservative prelate licensed a priest outside his diocese SOLANGE DE SANTIS STAFF WRITER Mar. 9, 2004 - Bishop William Anderson of the northern British Columbia diocese of Caledonia is facing potential disciplinary action after licensing a conservative, former Episcopalian priest, in the United States diocese of Wyoming. "Bishop Anderson is acting improperly," said Archbishop David Crawley, metropolitan (senior bishop) of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon and Bishop Anderson's superior. "The canons of our church state that a bishop is not allowed to interfere in another diocese," said Archbishop Crawley in...
  • CARTOON: Carville & Rosie O'Donnell... "No one wants to open that can of worms"

    03/10/2004 9:22:38 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 11 replies · 275+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 3/10/2004 | IPWGOP
  • "Worm Can" CARTOON of James Carville, Rosie O'Donnell by Linda Eddy

    03/10/2004 2:05:46 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 10 replies · 226+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 3/10/2004 | IPWGOP
  • [Canada] Council of General Synod: Highlights

    03/07/2004 12:11:35 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 50+ views
    General Synod website ^ | 4&5 March 2004 | Brian Bukowski
    Council of General Synod: Highlights Thursday, March 4, 2004 Opening formalities Council convened at 9:35 a.m., after Eucharist, with Archbishop David Crawley, acting primate, in the chair. Archbishop Crawley welcomed members to the last meeting of CoGS this triennium. He welcomed new members -- Bishop Rodney Andrews of Saskatoon and the Rev. Sarah Tweedale of New Westminster . Several members sent regrets. Dean Peter Elliott, chair of Planning and Agenda Team, reviewed the agenda and noted changes. The agenda was approved. Minutes of the previous meeting (Nov. 7 – 9, 2003) were adopted. Community Building : Members took time in...