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  • IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit Status for Religious Institutions over Same-Sex Marriage

    06/26/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 118 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Government ^ | 26 Jun 2013, 11:31 PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Based on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, in which the Court majority determined that the Defense of Marriage Act’s federal definition of marriage had to incorporate state-based same-sex marriages, Internal Revenue Service regulations could be modified to remove non-profit status for churches across the country. The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state issue, meaning that religious institutions that receive non-profit status on the federal level but do not perform or accept same-sex marriages in states where it is legal could have non-profit status revoked. Furthermore, should the IRS move to revoke federal non-profit status for churches, synagogues and...
  • Non-believers taking college campuses by storm

    02/16/2013 2:45:43 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Katherine Don
    In the past few years, the number of affiliated student secular organizations has increased more than threefold This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the Bleedin’ Heathens Blood Drive. On February 12, they will eat cake to celebrate Darwin Day, and earlier this year, they performed “de-baptism” ceremonies to celebrate Blasphemy Day, attended a War on Christmas Party, and set up Hug An Atheist and Ask An Atheist booths in the campus quad. These activities and more are organized by the Illini Secular Student Alliance...
  • After Ratzinger, Enough With the Old European Popes!

    02/15/2013 1:35:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 42 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | A.N. Wilson
    He was supposed to be ‘God’s Rottweiler.’In Newsweek, A.N. Wilson looks at the paradox of Benedict XVI. My wife exclaimed, when she heard of the pope’s surprise announcement to retire:“It’s bad enough having one old man thinking he’s infallible—now there’ll be two of them!” Our conversation went on to imagine the election of yet another octogenarian, who might well in turn resign before the demise of Benedict. Pretty soon, the Vatican could fill up with retired infallible old men, most of them Italian,allnodding in front of the daytime television in the geriatric wing, andall—all—infallible.
  • The 'New Normal' Christianity?

    10/26/2012 3:39:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    NBC's sitcom "The New Normal" isn't just trying to remake society for the Gay Left. It's trying to remake Christianity, which is to say, destroy it. For its October 22 episode, "The Godparent Trap," NBC ran promos with the gay character Brian in the confessional, and the priest sneering, "If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm going to go back to playing Angry Birds." As the plot unfolds, we're told Brian was raised Catholic, and as he sits in a pew and looks around at religious pictures, he cracks gay jokes in his mind. He sees the Apostles:...
  • Knifed to table .. Vicar killer’s ‘hate God’ note

    10/06/2012 1:18:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | JAMES BEAL
    [UK] THIS is the chilling note that threatens to “kill Christians” left by a drifter weeks before he stabbed a vicar to death. Stephen Farrow, 48, pinned the note to a table with two knives during a burglary. It read: “Be thankful you did not come back or we would have killed you Christian scum. I f****** hate God.” He later knifed Reverend John Suddards, 59, in his vicarage in Thornbury, Gloucs, before carefully positioning a picture of Christ, a Bible, gay porn, condoms and party streamers around his body, a court heard.
  • Tea With Honey But Not in Jerusalem: Abp of Canterbury Makes His Peace With Post-Christian England

    10/02/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Tracey Rowland
    Dr Rowan Williams is retiring as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up the post of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His “valedictory” book, Faith in the Public Square, is attracting considerable media interest. I was prompted to buy it after reading Dr William Oddie’s particularly colorful review in the London Catholic Herald. Oddie concluded that the ideas promoted in the book are the sort of impractical nonsense one only hears on Oxbridge high tables and in senior common rooms. I have never met Dr Williams but I once quoted him in a paper I delivered in Italy, a short...
  • Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: ‘They Were Trying to Break My Leg’

    08/17/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/17/2012 | Eli Lake
    When chess grand champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov showed up Friday at the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, he didn’t expect to spend the next five hours in the custody of the Moscow police, recovering from a severe beating. Now, he says, after being punched in the genitals, thrown in a van and beaten by several police, Kasparov says the police have accused him of biting one of them—an allegation he denies. “They act like animals and they accuse me of biting them,” Kasparov told the Daily Beast in his first interview since being arrested. “Can...
  • Davidson College suspends Chick-fil-A from student events

    08/14/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 38 replies
    News14 ^ | 8/14/12 | News 14 Web Staff
    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson College is giving Chick-fil-A the boot. The school is suspending the restaurant chain from serving meals at student events. The union board will decide early in the semester whether or not to permanently ban the chain from campus. The suspension came after the chain's president sparked a national debate by speaking out against same-sex marriage.
  • Complaints prompt water park to end discounts for church groups

    08/13/2012 7:38:21 PM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published August 13, 2012 | Mike Jaccarino
    Now, no one gets the discount. A water park in the heart of the Bible Belt is ending the $5-per-person discount it had been offering on its entrance fee to church groups after the head of a secular charity that caters to inner-city youths requested the same deal for its kids. The Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Ark., had been knocking a few dollars off the price of admission for people who came to the park with their church group. The entrance fee was lowered 50 percent to $5 for children who came in that context. However, when...
  • Christians, Silence Is Not An Option [Respectfully, man-up, Padre! Be “salt and light"]

    08/13/2012 8:45:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/13/12 | J. Matt Barber
    With the exception of one column previously penned, I pray this becomes my most widely read to date. The secular left has mastered use of the Internet to further its extremist goals. To that end, I have a strange request. I’m asking each God-fearing, freedom-loving American who reads this column to forward it, post it, tweet it, print it out and give it to every pastor, priest or cleric you know. If you don’t know any, give it to someone who does. One need only look to the HHS mandate forcing Christian groups – both Catholic and Protestant – to...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think we’ve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordeal—from the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” to the “Same-Sex Kiss Day” that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of it—began...
  • Rush on Chick-fil-A: The target is Christianity

    08/06/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 6, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    When it comes to the assault on Chick-fil-A, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the popular restaurant chain is not the real target. It's something more near and dear to the hearts of most Americans, and it deals with their Lord and Savior.PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole. “Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target...
  • IL Activist Wants Chick-fil-A Run Out of Business

    08/06/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 94 replies
    JHPolitics.com ^ | 8-6-2012 | Justin Higgins
    Choosing not to eat at Chick-fil-A (or choosing to eat there, as millions did last week) because of the ownership's views on gay marriage is one thing, but calling for their business partners to disown them is a little different. I am not opposed to boycotts, or buy-cotts like the one that occured last Wednesday, although I often question their legitimacy. I am opposed to bullying from political officials and activist groups trying to drive companies out of business through coercion, as Equality Illinois' director of public policy proposes: In a petition, Equality Illinois is urging socially responsible business and...
  • Why the Chick-fil-A Boycott is Really about Jesus

    08/01/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8-1-12 | Trevin Wax
    If you’re like me, you’re weary of the excessive politicization of nearly everything in American culture. Can’t we just enjoy Oreo cookies without making a statement about gay rights? Or savor a chicken sandwich without fear of being labeled a hater or homophobe? Though I’m weary of our culture’s tendency to politicize everything, I believe this Chick-fil-A boycott has revealed some fault lines in our culture that will lead to increasing pressure upon Christians who uphold the sexual ethic described in the New Testament. Furthermore, in listening to the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, it’s clear to me...
  • Chick-fil-A: Democrats’ Jihad Against Christians

    07/31/2012 3:55:31 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 30 2012 | Richard Viguerie
    Chick-Fil-A has become the target of a Democrat-led campaign in support of gay marriage The relentless war by the left on Christians and biblical values has reached a new and more frightening phase with announcements by Democrat mayors and city officials across the country that they are “banning” fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A from their cities because company president Dan Cathy said unapologetically that he is in "support of the traditional family." Make no mistake about it; this is much bigger than Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A.
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • Dan Savage Apologizes For His Comments About Christianity

    04/30/2012 8:00:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/30/12 | Meenal Vamburka
    On Sunday, Dan Savage took to his blog to apologize for some controversial comments he made at an anti-bullying event. Savage said he shouldn’t have used the term “pansy-ass” and noted that he was not attacking Christianity, but rather, he was attacking hypocrisy. (Snip) People often point out that they can’t help it, they can’t help with the anti-gay bullying, because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans that being gay is wrong. We can learn to ignore the bull**** in the Bible about gay people.
  • Anti-bullying icon bullies students with obscenity-laced anti-Christian rant

    04/29/2012 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Part of the hypocrisy of the "anti-bullying" movement is that the concept of bullying is never defined in a meaningful way. Evidently, bullying is one of those things that is defined by the "victim." Hence, we have the spectacle of the man who created the video "It Gets Better" can speak against the bullying of gay kids, but then turn around and bully kids with Christian beliefs - and get away with it. Fox News: As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly...
  • College Group Told to Eliminate 'Personal Commitment to Jesus' in Bylaws

    04/27/2012 9:23:36 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 46 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | Alex Murashko
    A Christian student group at Vanderbilt University has been told by the school's administration that it will lose its recognized status on campus unless the group removes its requirement that its leaders have a "personal commitment to Jesus Christ," says a Christian legal association. Despite a discussion with school officials at the beginning of the year that led members of the group to believe their bylaws were approved, the group was told last week that the university's new policy barring religious groups from selecting members and leaders based on faith requirements will disqualify the group next school year. The Christian...
  • Newsweek Cover (War on the Church and SCOTUS)

    04/09/2012 4:58:38 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 24 replies
    Newsweek | April 9, 2012
    The current cover of a "news" magazine. I guess the left has now given up on eradicating Christianity in totality and now hope to subvert followers to their "reading" of the gospels. And note Foreheads article about SCOTUS betrayal. The Enquier has more integrity.