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  • Half of Americans believe U.S. Christians persecuted.

    05/06/2011 1:12:51 PM PDT · by OR Patriot · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 05, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Almost half of Americans believe that Christians in the United States are being persecuted by homosexual "marriage" advocates who take legal action against them over their religious beliefs, and almost one in three Democrats believes such treatment is "necessary," according to the alarming results of a new poll. The results are from a WND/WENZEL Poll conducted for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. The scientific telephone survey was conducted April 19-21 and has a margin of error of 3.23 percentage points. It found that 49.2 percent of all respondents consider the legal activism against Christians...
  • Chick-fil-A president's appearance canceled at request of pro-diversity group

    03/10/2011 8:24:20 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 50 replies ^ | March 9, 2011 | Deb Peterson
    CHICK-FIL-NO-THANK-YOU: Focus St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce said today that they are canceling a planned presentation by Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, following complaints that Cathy and his company are involved with anti-gay organizations. Chick-fil-A, which is known for promoting a company vision of Christian values, was enmeshed in a controversy earlier this year involving an independent Chick-fil-A operator in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which is affiliated with the Family Resource Institute. The latter institute was recently designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its anti-gay positions. The...
  • Christianity isn’t dying, it’s being eradicated

    03/01/2011 11:55:22 AM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 01 2011 | Cristina Odone
    It’s official: Britain is no longer a Christian nation. In banning Eunice and Owen Johns, a devout Christian couple, from fostering children, Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson declared that we live in a secular state, and that the Johns’ religious convictions disqualified them from raising citizens of that state. We’ve outgrown Christianity, the judges professed. Instead, we have graduated to the status of a multicultural nation, blessed by a plurality of faiths. Ironically, the justices who have pronounced that Britain is no longer Christian did so in a court where witnesses swear on the Bible and invoke God’s...
  • Father: 'My children are being held hostage'

    01/20/2011 7:04:54 AM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2011 | By Brian Fitzpatrick
    Army Major John Jackson and his wife Carolyn, devout Christian homeschoolers with a history of serving as adoptive and foster parents, had their five children taken away in April, 2010 by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services – and despite the collapse of the evidence against the Jacksons, DYFS hasn't returned the children to their parents. During the course of a nine-month legal battle to regain custody of their children, the Jacksons say they have encountered prejudice against their religion and home schooling as they fight a state agency determined to see the children adopted by strangers...
  • Observer columnist says Pope’s visit reduced Dawkins to ‘a rambling and wild-eyed madman’

    01/02/2011 3:43:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Kevin McKenna’s  review of 2010 in The Observer newspaper includes his assessment of Richard Dawkins behaviour during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK:‘ The Pope’s visit was great but tinged with sadness because it reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man. I trust someone is giving the scientist his soup and caramelised biscuits as he recuperates. I even hear of a Richard Dawkins care fund. Could someone forward me the address?’Protect the Pope comment: Couldn’t agree more! It was a relief that the BBC cut away from...
  • Fury Over BBC's Nativity Insult

    12/29/2010 7:50:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 6+ views
    Express UK ^ | 12.29.10 | David Stephenson
    THE BBC has angered Christians with a TV drama in which the Virgin Mary is branded a prostitute and sex cheat. In The Nativity, written by EastEnders scriptwriter Tony Jordan, 15-year-old Mary is attacked by people who do not believe her claim that she is pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph accuses her of “whoring” and even suggests that her pregnancy might have been the result of rape. The Church of England has described the four-part drama, which goes out before the 9pm watershed from tomorrow, as “a gritty interpretation”. But Stephen Green, of the ministry Christian Voice,...
  • This Christmas, for perhaps the first time ever, Britain is a majority non-religious nation

    12/27/2010 3:27:07 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 3+ views
    Guardian ^ | December 24, 2010
    Every year, researchers from the British Social Attitudes survey ask a representative sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one? When the survey first asked these questions in 1985, 63% of the respondents answered that they were Christians, compared with 34% who said they had no religion (the rest belonged to non-Christian religions).Today, a quarter of a century on, there has been a steady and remarkable turnaround. In the latest 2010 BSA report, published earlier this month, only 42% said they were Christians while 51% now say they...
  • An Angry Anti-Christmas at School

    12/24/2010 5:44:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 24, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The metaphor "the War on Christmas" can be mocked -- as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia. Anyone who's attended a school's "winter concert" in December with no traditional Christmas music -- not even "Frosty the Snowman" -- knows the drill. The vast Christian majority (that funds the public schools) is told that school is no place to celebrate one's religion, even in its most watered-down and secularized forms. There are real-life stories of Scrooge-like school administrators, like the one at...
  • Christmas is a time for Christophobia

    12/08/2010 3:31:20 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    London (Canada) In Canada, alert citizen James D. W. Lush of London writes, “I read The London Free Press online poll on whether we should call it Christmas or the holiday season. Overwhelmingly by 90% Christmas beat out the politically correct term holiday season. If that is the case, then why is there such a war against the word Christmas and who are the instigators of this politically correct nonsense? Is it the government, the retail stores, our education system? By the looks of the poll, it appears the babe lying in the manger is still the reason for the...
  • Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America [one atheist's view]

    10/12/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | Susan Jacoby
    If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look at the numerous right-wing evangelical websites promoting the 40/40 Prayer Vigil, which began in September with a prayer for Christian voter registration and ends--you guessed it--just before election day, Nov. 2. The 40/40 stands for the forty days and forty nights that Jesus supposedly spent wandering in the desert before finally saying no to Satan's temptations. I'm sure that you won't have any trouble figuring out which political party the Southern Baptist Convention--America's largest religious denomination and one of the...
  • Former Air Force Officers: UFOs Tampered With Nuclear Missiles

    09/25/2010 3:38:12 PM PDT · by nralife · 101 replies
    AOL News ^ | Sept. 25, 2010 | Lee Speigel
    Former Air Force Officers: UFOs Tampered With Nuclear Missiles Updated: 2 hours 39 minutes ago (Sept. 25) -- Former U.S. Air Force officers and a former enlisted man are about to break many years of silence about an alarming series of UFO encounters at nuclear weapons sites -- incidents officially kept secret for decades. When the group appears at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, it will offer testimony about events so chilling, it will seem like a day at a science fiction movie festival. To put you in the mood for the...
  • Islam, Islamophobia, Christophobia, and Jew hatred

    08/31/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/31/10 | Eugene Veklerov
    Here is a reality check to keep in mind when someone issues another condemnation of Islamophobia in the Western World. Surely, we have plenty of room for improvement, but we are pikers at the game of religious discrimination. In many Muslim countries, discrimination against Christians and Jews is not just practiced, it is codified into law. Thus, consider Egypt, which is one of the more secular and moderate countries in the Muslim World with a sizable religious minority of Coptic Christians. Egyptian law stipulates that a "Muslim man may marry a Christian woman but the opposite is forbidden; and if...
  • Why do I hate God so much? I respond to that question

    08/27/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 65 replies ^ | August 27, 2010 | Jeff Musall
    Let me start out by saying I'm an atheist. Am I absolutely sure there is no God, no supreme being looking over us? No, of course not. Contrary to some opinions, that doesn't make me agnostic. I hold the possibility of God to be so remote as to be inconsequential, but I don't for a moment think I possess all knowledge on the matter. I would also add that I am a hopeful atheist, not only confident in my lack of belief, but assured that it is ultimately the belief system most in the world will come to. When we...
  • Why I Don't Believe In Nikki Haley's 'Conversion' (NPR whisper campaign)

    06/23/2010 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Drango · 86 replies · 2+ views
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sohini Baliga
    You can't be Indian in the U.S. this week and not have people ask you the million dollar question - "What do you think of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley changing their names and converting?" First, the name thing. Dear Indian parents, with all due respect, have care for your child when you name it in the U.S. Exhibit A: Piyush, which is just an unfortunate name to give a child in this country. Up there with Shital and Ashit, both of which are perfectly good names in India but terrible here. It would have been one thing if Jindal...
  • In memory of Mgr. Padovese, martyr who loved Turkey

    06/08/2010 2:06:49 AM PDT · by Traianus · 5 replies · 32+ views
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 06/07/2010 | Maria Grazia Zambon
    » 06/07/2010 16:35TURKEY - VATICAN In memory of Mgr. Padovese, martyr who loved Turkey by Maria Grazia ZambonA portrait of the bishop slain June 3, his brotherly kindness with Christians and Muslims, his tenacity to revive the churches founded by St. Paul. A meditation by an assistant of Mgr. Padovese. Iskenderun (AsiaNews) - A bolt from the blue. In my parish office I was thinking about the interview with the Provincial of the Jesuits in the Middle East that I had just finished - we talked about the small Christian community in Turkey and its future in this land...
  • Anti-Christian Communist responsible for Austin Terrorist Attack: Suicide Note Posted Online.

    02/18/2010 10:22:05 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 411 replies · 17,582+ views
    Embeddedart ^ | 02-18-2010 | Joseph Stack
    If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to...
  • Dolan gives the Times holy hell: Hits 'anti-church' op-ed

    11/03/2009 2:37:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies · 2,922+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2009 | DAN MANGAN
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has condemned The New York Times -- blasting the Gray Lady and its columnist Maureen Dowd for what he says are examples of unfair, prejudicial and just downright mean anti-Catholicism. Dolan used his blog last Thursday on the Archdiocese of New York's Web site to rail against the Times a day after the paper refused to print his critique as an op-ed piece. He singled out Dowd -- a poison-penned, Pulitzer winner and former Catholic-school girl -- for "the most combustible," "intemperate and scurrilous" "diatribe" she wrote on Oct. 25, which "rightly never would have...
  • A Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat: Core Beliefs

    09/15/2009 10:22:10 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies · 1,339+ views
    A Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat | Joel Kilpatrick
    Evangelicals believe in many things: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, church attendance, homeschooling, Fox News, abstinence, personal holiness, toupees, leisure suits, mission work, Dockers, golf, spanking, and dinner, early and often. But the natural starting point for identifying evangelicals by their beliefs is with their best-known doctrine: hell....IN A HANDBASKET Evangelicals believe certain people are going to hell -- you, for example, unless you already happen to be an evangelical. But behind the hellfire and brimstone talk are core beliefs that have deep meaning for evangelicals. Here are the three most important ones:CORE BELIEF #1 -- Every person has...
  • The Politico attacks Conservatives on Van Jones Departure

    09/08/2009 7:51:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/8/09 | alaphiah
    I thought I’d accidently browsed over to the Daily Kos in reading the Politico’s BEN Smith’s & NIA-MALIKA Henderson’s hit piece, “Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant.” This article was a direct frontal assault lashing out against the conservative grassroots, Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck .(see story) Smith and Henderson left no stone unturned attempting to fault all of Conservatism for Van Jones’ self inflicted troubles. Jones a black nationalist, anarchist, and self avowed communist remade himself into a Green Jobs/Economic rights activist and presidential advisor, found it...
  • American Taliban? (Barf)

    08/27/2009 8:42:44 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 56 replies · 3,452+ views
    University of California ^ | contemporary | Various faculty and students
    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)(President of the United States) "For the first time ever, everything is in place for the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ."
  • Yale's Coveted Title: The Gay Ivy

    07/20/2009 4:44:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 746+ views ^ | July 20, 2009 | Allen Hunt
    One can only imagine what would happen if any passionate Christians still remaining at Yale demanded a Christ Month, with full staffing and funding from the university? What would the campus look like with crucifixes, crosses, and chalices hanging from trees like the pink and lavender streamers that presently cover the campus each April during the BGLAD Pride Month celebrations? Such an image of Christian images and icons at an Ivy League school founded 300 years ago by a Christian church is unimaginable, isn't it? The answer to that question provides a snapshot of the intellectual and moral deterioration of...
  • Living in a De-Christianized Society

    07/18/2009 10:06:20 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 55 replies · 2,356+ views
    Zenit ^ | 7/5/09 | Fr. John Flynn. LC
    Britain’s Leaders Warn of the Loss of Common Values The decline of Christianity and moral values in general is reaching new lows in Britain. While the number of faithful has been decreasing for some time now, warnings about the situation are starting to come from all quarters. Britain is no longer a Christian nation, affirmed Anglican bishop, Paul Richardson, in an article published Jun. 27 in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. The Anglican prelate was also critical of his fellow bishops for not understanding just how serious the change is in contemporary culture, and for their lack of action in dealing...
  • 2010: The Year of the Bible

    05/27/2009 5:30:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 559+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 5/26/2009 | Brad Hirschfield
    U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Georgia) is trying to get his so-called Bible bill made into law. And while it's not likely to happen any time soon, it's a wonderful least in theory. What's wrong with a law which would declare 2010 the "year of the Bible"? Given that we already have days for secretaries, months for reading and have parsed the calendar for just about every other purpose and cause from artichokes to zebras, it's almost silly that we have not already done this. Would it really be so wrong to honor the most influential book, for better or...
  • PBS to Excommunicate Affiliates

    05/18/2009 10:06:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 801+ views
    CMR ^ | May 18, 2009
    The "Mass for Shut-Ins" has been broadcast in Washington DC for 60 years ― the last thirteen on WHUT a PBS affiliate. WLAE in New Orleans, also a PBS affiliate, has been broadcasting a Mass since 1984. Now, PBS is considering a proposal that re-interprets a rule that would prohibit any PBS affiliate from broadcasting any religious (called sectarian) content or be refused the ability to broadcast PBS content. The existing rule requires affiliates to present programs that are noncommercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian. However, the non-sectarian part of the rule has always been loosely interpreted as has, some would say,...
  • High school teacher guilty of insulting Christians

    05/01/2009 6:30:12 PM PDT · by OneVike · 295 replies · 11,333+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 5/1/09 | SCOTT MARTINDALE
    A Mission Viejo high school history teacher violated the First Amendment by disparaging Christians during a classroom lecture, a federal judge ruled today. James Corbett, a 20-year teacher at Capistrano Valley High School, was found guilty of referring to Creationism as “religious, superstitious nonsense” during a 2007 classroom lecture, denigrating his former Advanced Placement European history student, Chad Farnan.
  • War On The Cross

    04/27/2009 2:28:11 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 2 replies · 452+ views ^ | April 26, 2009 | Michael G. Mickey
    In recent days a lot of energy has been put forth by me and the site's regular contributors in an effort to keep everyone up to speed on how quickly - and demonstrably - we are moving toward the complete fulfillment of God's promise that the last days would be as they were in the days of Lot. (Luke 17:28-30) We've also discussed how there is an effort underway to silence Christians and, in doing so, the Word of God itself. As I'm going to demonstrate today, we are on the front lines of a spiritual battle here in the...

    04/08/2009 12:38:00 PM PDT · by chase19 · 13 replies · 747+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 8, 2009 | Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ,
    MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S EASTER PRESENT: “THE POPE’S TOILET” April 8, 2009 Beginning today through April 13, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is featuring the film, “The Pope’s Toilet.” Shown in Spanish with English subtitles, the movie revolves around a visit by Pope John Paul II to the poor town of Melo, Uruguay, near Brazil. Anticipating the arrival of the pope, townspeople make plans to set up food and drink stands, etc. One of them decides to make money by setting up an outdoor public pay toilet. The film is the work of two Uruguayans: writer Enrique Fernández...
  • Christians Treated as Modern-Day Lepers

    04/07/2009 8:46:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies · 1,556+ views ^ | April 6, 2009 | Pat Boone
    Although liberal groups and even courts protect HIV and AIDS victims from having to divulge their condition on any records, for fear they might be denied public activity and employment, innocent school kids are scrubbed, fumigated, and isolated lest they spread the deadly virus of Christianity. ....Wade was given a fourth grade assignment to choose a “hero,” write a description of his hero and portray the chosen hero as part of a “live wax museum.” He would then give an oral report in front of the class. When 9-year-old Wade chose Jesus as his hero, school officials immediately insisted that...
  • Congress to Revive Hate Crime Bill to Censor Christians

    04/06/2009 12:05:41 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 38 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | April 6, 2009 | Dr. Gary L. Cass
    One of the gravest threats to religious liberty and freedom of speech is proposed hate crime legislation. Even while national attention is focused is on the economy and Obama’s radical economic and foreign policy, the far left is at work undermining our First Amendment rights at home with hate crime legislation. In other countries where these types of laws have been implemented, pastors and Christians have been jailed and fined for their faithful adherence to the scriptures. US Congressman John Conyers is reintroducing the same hate crime bill that was passed in the last Congress, but was vetoed by President...
  • Newsweek Editor Welcomes Easter with the 'End of Christian America'

    04/05/2009 8:58:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies · 1,656+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Newsweek editor Jon Meacham welcomed "The End of Christian America," with the arrival of new statistics from a new religious identification study. Even though he later tries to stipulate that his own magazine’s headline is a little overwrought, he’s thrilled that the country is maturing beyond uptight Christian orthodoxy and beyond any Christian claim to insist on social conservatism: While we remain a nation decisively shaped by religious faith, our politics and our culture are, in the main, less influenced by movements and arguments of an explicitly Christian character than they were even five years ago. I think this is...
  • Islamophobia is a Fabrication

    03/29/2009 10:22:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 792+ views
    March 29, 2009 | Paul Sheehan
    Islamophobia is a FabricationCannot be posted, due to FR policy.
  • The Evangelical Dilemma

    03/11/2009 12:50:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies · 1,686+ views
    NCR ^ | March 11, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Joel Osteen at the Houston's Lakewood megachurch. (Wikipedia) A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor argues that the current surge in the numbers of American Evangelicals is an illusory phenomenon. According to “The coming evangelical collapse,” those numbers will soon plunge. Why? Largely because Evangelicals have failed to articulate a doctrinal foundation for their faith that is capable of resisting the seductions of secularity, the article asserts; instead of a base of coherent Christian doctrine, Evangelicalism has largely defined itself by its identification with the “conservative” side in contemporary culture wars. The article is written by Michael Spencer, who...
  • State Bans Prayer at Christian Institutions ( IL )

    03/09/2009 5:27:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,856+ views ^ | March 07, 2009 | staff
    The Illinois High School Association is being challenged on a policy that bans Christian schools from offering a prayer or any religious message over their public address systems when they host association events on their own property. "It is blatantly unconstitutional for public school officials to come into private schools and enforce a policy prohibiting them from expressing what's central to their religious beliefs," said David Cortman, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, or ADF. The ADF wrote this week to association chief Marty Hickman after several private schools complained about the new restrictions. WND left a message...
  • Cricket Team Told It Can't Call Itself 'The Crusaders'

    02/02/2009 11:49:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 2, 2009
    Cricket team told it can't call itself 'the Crusaders' case it offends Muslims and Jews By Daily Mail Reporter 02nd February 2009 A cricket team has been forced to change its name after angry complaints from Muslims and Jews. The Middlesex Crusaders, who have played under the name for almost 10 years, will play next season as The Panthers. Bosses at the county club acted after protests about the name from Jewish and Muslim communities, who said they felt it was a reference to the religious wars waged by Christians in Europe against other faiths.
  • Anti-Christian Hate Crime By “College Democrats” At GWU: Political Group Steals Crucifixes

    01/31/2009 4:35:41 AM PST · by Syncro · 82 replies · 2,512+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Pat Dollard
    “Apparently to the College Democrats, making fun of Christianity, and specifically a memorial to aborted unborn children is humor. To me, it is flagrant, disrespectful and downright disgusting. The fact that these crosses remained displayed in the College Democrats’ office for over 24 hours just adds to the sheer lack of respect they have for Christians on campus.”- College Republican source, identity withheld for his protection pending investigationThis is a Pat exclusive.Back in October, The Washington Times reported on allegations of an ominous and potentially dangerous atmosphere of hostility and intolerance for campus Conservatives, free speech, and apparently now,...
  • Gays Vandalize San Francisco [Catholic] Church (Gays Angry Over Prop 8 Paint Swastikas On Church

    01/06/2009 6:56:41 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies · 1,443+ views
    Spero News ^ | 1/5/2009 | William Donohue
    San Francisco Mayor Newsom and the Board of Supervisors have shown nothing but contempt for the First Amendment rights of Catholics. Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in the heart of San Farncisco's gay Castro community, was vandalized over the weekend by opponents of Proposition 8, the California resolution passed by voters in November that rejected gay marriage. Swastikas were painted on the church and the names Ratzinger (referring to Pope Benedict XVI) and Niederauer (the San Francisco Archbishop) were scrawled besides the Nazi symbol. In the wake of Proposition 8, innocent persons have been assaulted, churches have been vandalized, a...
  • Ski manager shot after professing Christianity (shot for being a Catholic)

    01/01/2009 7:20:44 AM PST · by NYer · 154 replies · 5,199+ views
    WND ^ | December 31, 2008
    NEDERLAND, Colo. – A gunman who broke into a staff meeting at a Colorado ski resort ranting about religion asked the manager what he believed and shot him twice when the victim responded he was Catholic, according to reports published today about the tragedy. The gunman later was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in a firefight alongside a snowy mountain road, authorities confirmed. The Boulder County coroner identified the gunman as Derik A. Bonestroo, 24, who had been living in Nederland. According to a report in the Boulder Daily Camera, witnesses said Bonestroo burst into the staff meeting...
  • Obama Selecting Most Anti-Life&Family Rads He Can Find-plans to dismantle protection for marriage

    11/21/2008 3:48:35 PM PST · by · 40 replies · 1,236+ views ^ | Thursday November 20, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Obama Selecting the Most Anti-Life, Anti-Family Radicals He Can Find for Administration President-elect unveils plans to dismantle federal legal protection for marriage WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2008 ( - In light of further actual and rumored appointments, Obama’s future presidential administration is steadily emerging as a regime ominously packed with Obama insiders who promise to help roll out the carpet for the President-elect's radical anti-life and anti-family agenda. Media outlets recently named Arizona governor Janet Napolitano as Obama’s probable choice for secretary of Homeland Security. An early Obama supporter and campaigner, Napolitano firmly established herself as an extreme abortion supporter...

    11/18/2008 7:24:10 PM PST · by · 118 replies · 2,413+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-18-08 | Ma Parker
    As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit. Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D. I'm bathing in holy water as I type. To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh. Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. And, the truth -- as long as we're setting ourselves free -- is that if one were to eavesdrop on private conversations among...
  • Fundamentalism And Palin (Annie Sullivan swings his purse)

    11/11/2008 1:22:04 PM PST · by pissant · 38 replies · 296+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 11/11/08 | Andrew Loafers Sullivan
    A reader writes: I love to see you grapple with trying to explain this woman and her thought processes. You are Tcs2 missing something obvious though. She believes in the literal truth of the Bible. She believes it informs on matters of science, biology, evolution, physics, cosmology, etc. So if there are multiple creation versions in the Bible what do you do, make up your own reality. If there are contradictions in it, ignore them. Just like you ignore inconvenient facts about day-to-day life. If you BELIEVE the bible is the literal inerrant word of God what do you do?...
  • Matthews: Palin 'Talking About God,' is 'Troubling'

    11/11/2008 4:43:54 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 161 replies · 1,130+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    After airing an interview clip of Sarah Palin telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that she was looking for guidance from God about running for national office again, an appalled Chris Matthews called it "troubling," when he let loose this rant on Tuesday's "Hardball": Is, is this commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval? We've been through that with President Bush who said he, "didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father." And we've been through this sort of Joan of Arc period. Are we gonna get another piece of this where God's leading...
  • Why Jewish people vote Deocratic as a majority? Curious mind wants to understand.

    11/11/2008 9:18:13 PM PST · by indianyogi · 129 replies · 1,016+ views
    My reasoning tells me Republican thinking and loyalty to Isreal would be attractive to Jewish Americans. Why then they vote as Democrats?
  • Gay anarchist 'action' hits church (pics)

    11/10/2008 4:18:02 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 180 replies · 1,742+ views
    A gay anarchist group infiltrated the Mt. Hope Church in Eaton County Sunday morning, disrupting a service by pulling a fire alarm, dropping leaflets and yelling at parishioners, a pastor said. The group, Bash Back, was simultaneously picketing outside the church, beating on buckets and using a megaphone to shout “Jesus was a homo” and other slogans as confused churchgoers continued to enter the building.
  • The Popes Of Rome

    10/15/2008 11:17:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 450 replies · 6,041+ views
    "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them…" Matthew 7:15-16 CORRUPTION STEPHEN VII (896-897AD) "He dug up a Corsican predecessor, Pope Formosus (891-896), when he had been dead for over nine months…. He dressed the stinking corpse in full pontificals, placed him on the throne in the Lateran and proceeded to interrogate him personally….After being found guilty, the corpse was condemned as an anti-pope, stripped and minus the two fingers with which he had given his fake apostolic blessing, was thrown into the...
  • Anti-religion fervor in 'Religulous' is over the top

    10/03/2008 1:28:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,406+ views
    Sandi Dolbee ^ | October 3, 2008 | Sandi Dolbee
    She laughed. I had invited Cheryl Hall to the screening of “Religulous” to get a faith-based reaction to comedian Bill Maher's diatribe on the divine. Hall's credentials: longtime member of the United Methodist Women and faithful San Diego churchgoer whose husband teaches a weekly Bible study class. Surely, she would be offended at roasting religion as if it were a Hollywood has-been. But she laughed. Several times. Her defense: “I think God has a sense of humor.” And then she added: “If his point was to make religion look ridiculous, then he did a very good job.” It did not,...
  • Palin accused of 'Neanderthal faith'

    10/02/2008 3:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,755+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 2, 2008 | Jim Brown
    Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin is once again coming under attack because of her Christian faith. A recent Los Angeles Times story claimed that as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Sarah Palin espoused young-earth creationism. The report prompted liberal Internet columnist Robert Paul Reyes to brand Palin a "religious fanatic" with a "Neanderthal faith" who "thinks that 'The Flinstones' is a reality show." Reyes suggests that during tonight's vice-presidential debate, Palin should be questioned about her reported belief that God created the earth 6,000 years ago and that dinosaurs and men coexisted. Mark Looy is co-founder of the creation apologetics ministry...
  • Palin and those “scary” Christians

    09/24/2008 9:09:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 795+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | September 24, 2008 | David Huntwork
    Pentecostals number between 10-30 million in the United States depending on how you define the term and make up one quarter of all Christians worldwide. They are a subset of the larger evangelical movement that numbers about 102 million people in the United States. ABC News recently published this article on the type of churches Sarah Palin has attended at one time or anther. What Does Palin’s Faith Mean For US? As America gets a crash course in Sarah Palin, the question has been raised of how her two decades as a member of the Assemblies of God church in...
  • Palin's Frightening Pentecostalism (Good for Laughs)

    09/15/2008 4:52:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies · 391+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 9/15/2008 | Umar Lee
    While the millions of Muslims in America are observing the month of Ramadan and concentrating on gaining as many blessings as possible in this noble month, we would be deaf, dumb, and blind not to be caught up in election fever. Every media outlet is giving non-stop coverage to the contest between the Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama and Vice-Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden and the Republican candidate John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Given the unpopularity of President George W. Bush and the Democratic leads in polls, most observers have assumed it to be...
  • Letter From Tallahassee Hail to the Empress Moosalina (Mega Barf Alert!)

    09/12/2008 3:25:28 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 32 replies · 204+ views
    Key West Citizen ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Diane Roberts
    Listen, mister, I'm pretty sure that lady is crazy. She thinks the earth is only 6,000 years old, like God put the fossils here to mess with our heads. She thinks no woman should have an abortion, even if she is raped by her smackhead older brother. She thinks global warming is nothing to do with our SUVs or tumble dryers or coal-fired power plants or air conditioners or airplanes or over-zealous central heating, oh no. It's all perfectly natural. She thinks guns are good, but books not so much. She thinks Jesus wanted us to invade Iraq. She thinks...
  • AP: Palin church promotes converting gays (AP's attack dogs unleashed)

    09/07/2008 1:58:48 PM PDT · by nospin2244 · 98 replies · 616+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 6, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer."You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed for about six years. Palin's conservative Christian views have energized that part of the GOP electorate, which was lukewarm to John McCain's candidacy before he named her as his vice presidential choice. She is staunchly anti-abortion, opposing exceptions for rape and incest, and opposes...